New this Friday: Gargamel’s blue 3 apple high nemesis’ take Manhattan and the closing of an open relationship.

The Smurfs
Rating: PG
Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Director: Raja Gosnell
Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Anton Yelchin
Format: AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Number of discs: 3
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Run Time: 103 minutes

The Blurb:
The Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen in Columbia Pictures’/Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, The Smurfs. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they’re forced through a portal, out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New York’s Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

The Buzz:
The Smurfs venture forth to Gargamel’s… no wait, Manhattan. What the Smurf?!? The recipe for the movie seems to be: one part ’80s Saturday morning cartoon, one part talented cast, one part lowest common denominator humour; mix unevenly; bake for 100 minutes; and serve a steaming pile of smurf.


Friends with Benefits
Rated: R
Genre(s): Comedy
Director: Will Gluck
Stars: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis
Format: AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 2
Studio: Screen Gems
Run Time: 109 minutes

The Blurb:
Dylan (Justin Timberlake) and Jamie (Mila Kunis) think it’s going to be easy to add the simple act of sex to their friendship, despite what Hollywood romantic comedies would have them believe. They soon discover however that getting physical really does always lead to complications.

The Buzz:
It’s not going to break any new ground for romantic comedies, but the plot both mocks and succumbs to rom-com clichés. The movie really rests on Timberlake and Kunis’ chemistry.

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New this Friday: Gargamel's blue 3 apple high nemesis' take Manhattan and the closing of an open relationship. The Smurfs Rating: PG Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy Director: Raja Gosnell Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Anton Yelchin Format: AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen Language: English Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1 Number of discs:...