this week. (Opens Friday
The Darkest Hour -- Some pretty young folks vacationing in Moscow are Earth’s best line of defense against invisible invaders who are here to steal our energy and then wipe us all off the face of the planet. Or, as Dick Cheney calls them, “my old gang.” (Opens Sunday.) (PG-13)
-- The irrepressible Helen Mirren gets trotted out one more time to
no, no, we’re not there yet. (Opens Sunday.
We Bought a Zoo
-- It’s probably unfair to expect this true-life story of a family of animal tenders to end Hollywood’s ongoing slump. It has a better shot at being the best feature Cameron Crowe has directed in the 21st
century -- which would merely make it “more fun than an atrocity.” (Opens Friday.