New Movie Reviews: 'Green Lantern,' 'Mr. Popper's Penguins' in Theaters This Weekend

10:48 PM PST 06/16/2011 by Paula Zulian
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Wondering which film to go see this weekend? Check out what THR's critics say about the movies opening Friday.

On Friday, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard star in Green Lantern, the comic superhero reboot from Warner Bros.

Meanwhile, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, a Fox family comedy starring Jim Carrey and six amicable penguins, competes for laughs in a good-natured family comedy.

See what The Hollywood Reporter's critics have to say about those films -- and others opening this weekend -- and find out how they’re expected to perform at the weekend box office.

Green Lantern
Bottom Line: Muscular, well-cast launch of a proposed new franchise can't help but replay a lot of familiar notes.
Click here to read The Hollywood Reporter's review.

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Bottom Line: Jim Carrey and six penguins compete for laughs in a good-natured family comedy.
Click here to read THR's review.

The Art of Getting By
Bottom Line: The chief function of this trite debut feature appears to be as a job application for its writer-director to join the Hollywood rom-com assembly line.
Click here to read THR's review.

Page One: Inside the New York Times
Bottom Line: Behind-the-scenes doc fascinates but has more limited access than its title suggests.
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Angel of Evil (Vallanzasca)
Bottom Line: Vallanzasca tackles its subject with the same kind of hip visual energy, snappy editing and tour-de-force acting that made Placido's 2005 Romanzo Criminale.
Click here to read THR's review.

Buck
Bottom Line: Doc about the real-life "Horse Whisperer" holds fascination both inside and out of the corral.
Click here to read THR's review.

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