November 12th, 2010
04:38 PM ET
There are a few options bowing in theaters the week before cinemas everywhere are taken over by a flood of "Harry Potter" fans, and they range from the Denzel Washington and Chris Pine action-movie-with-trains, "Unstoppable," to the Rachel McAdams go-getter rom-com "Morning Glory."
So far, it looks like "Unstoppable," which also stars Rosario Dawson, is pulling ahead with critics. The movie tells the story of two train operators who have to stop a runaway locomotive filled with explosives, and Roger Ebert found the film to be, "in terms of sheer craftsmanship...a superb film." Scott Bowles at USA Today was a bit more measured, noting right off the bat that while "'Unstoppable' doesn't quite live up to its name...it clicks along briskly enough to keep you on board for an hour and a half."
"Morning Glory," meanwhile, is getting the critical equivalent of "meh."
The New York Times called the movie, which also stars Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford, a "passably amusing romantic comedy with a laugh-strewn script." The Seattle Times found the film to be "an awkward mishmash of 'Broadcast News' and 'The Devil Wears Prada,' and while it's certainly lively, it just keeps reminding you of other, better movies."
And then there's the third option: "Skyline." Although, we must warn you - the reviews are not looking pretty for this one. The movie, which stars Brittany Daniel, Donald Faison and Eric Balfour, is a sci-fi thriller about an alien invasion in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Reporter found the movie to be "laughably bad...burdened by unspeakably bad Syfy channel dialogue and dreadful acting." The industry trade pub called it "strictly B-movie fare, punched up by some occasionally inspired imagery." Meanwhile, Roger Moore at the Orlando Sentinel deemed it "an epic fail of a monster movie."
So, which will it be? And if you choose other, let us know what that movie is in the comments. Drop us a review with an iReport video or a photo that tells us if you thought the movie you saw was worth the price of admission, and we'll round up your thoughts after the weekend!
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