March 25, 2011 in Features

‘Tourist’ attempts international intrigue but fails

Philadelphia Inquirer

Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie “The Tourist.”
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Coming up

Among upcoming DVD releases (schedule subject to change):

Tuesday: “Black Swan,” “Tangled,” “Fair Game,” “Made in Dagenham,” “Cool It”

April 5: “Little Fockers,” “Tron: Legacy,” “I Love You Phillip Morris,” “Casino Jack”

April 8: “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”

Available this week on DVD:

“The Tourist”: An alarmingly charmless, pace-challenged stab at Cary Grant-Grace Kelly international intrigue and romance, with Johnny Depp (as a clueless decoy) and Angelina Jolie (as a sophisticated Brit). Notable for nice shots of Venice and for the total absence of movie star heat that movie stars are paid to radiate. (1:43; PG-13 for violence and brief strong language) • •

“How Do You Know”: An enjoyable, if uneven, comic romance more of the prickly-pear than love-apple variety. Reese Witherspoon is a former Olympic softball player courted by baseball star Owen Wilson and out-of-work businessman Paul Rudd. (1:56; PG-13 for sexual content and some strong language) • • •

“Yogi Bear”: A documentary filmmaker (voiced by Anna Faris) crosses paths with Yogi (Dan Aykroyd) and Boo-Boo (Justin Timberlake) in Jellystone Park in this animated take on the venerable TV cartoon. (1:22; PG for mild rude humor)

“Skyline”: An extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. Starring Eric Balfour and Donald Faison. (1:40; PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some language, and brief sexual content)

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