'Vampire Academy' is based on the book series by Richelle Mead.
'Mr. Popper's Penguins' brings out Jim Carrey's usual comedic form, enhanced by half a dozen birds.
Matthew McConaughey's latest romantic comedy hauls out all the clichés and dumb dialogue for a predictable end.
'The Spiderwick Chronicles' is a worthy addition to the overrun fantasy genre, 'The Year My Parents Went on Vacation' traces political turmoil in Brazil through the eyes of a soccer-crazed kid.