G.I. Joe: Retaliation goes boom

Courtesy of director Jon M. Chu (Step Up 3D), there are fewer toy-chest antics and a hell of a lot more ninjas in this leaner, meaner sequel to the original 2009 stinker G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Looper: Blockbuster with Brains

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt star in this sci-fi spectacular, a return to form for director Rian Johnson and a successful combination of conceptual sci-fi mind-warp and rip-roaring Hollywood action flick.