Drama: Starring Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer.
PLOT: A cop addicted to painkillers continues in his corrupt line of work.
VERDICT: Undisciplined and indulgent with performances bordering on the hysterical.
FantasY: Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina.
PLOT: A young peasant boy is adopted into the royal house of Persia and grows up to be a buffed-up Jake Gyllenhaal.
VERDICT: Instantly forgettable.
Action/Comedy. Starring Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Seann William Scott.
PLOT: Two Brooklyn detectives are suspended when a drug stakeout goes badly wrong.
VERDICT: Derivative, dull and dunderheaded.
Drama. Starring Ruth Negga, Karl Shiels, Jasmine Russell.
PLOT: An illegal African immigrant is trafficked into Dublin to be exploited in the sex trade.
VERDICT: Amateurish and shoddy.