Here at the Daily Planet we typically steer you towards independents and hyper-local events, but Memorial Day is here, summer is in full effect, and the time is ripe to shamelessly settle in for a big-budget blockbuster. I’ve recently reviewed three such films in the Daily Planet, and can guiltlessly send you to the multiplex.
The hands-down winner is the amazing Avengers—even if superhero movies aren’t generally your thing, this galloping and witty entertainment is worth your time. If you’re one of the many millions who have already seen The Avengers, you could do worse than to check out Battleship or What to Expect When You’re Expecting, depending on whose turn it is to choose the movie. A must to avoid: Tim Burton’s blah Dark Shadows.