2 1/2 stars

Savages (2012); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Savages (2012); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Ultra-violent tale of people reduced to their worst selves by competition in the drug trade.

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Dirty Dancing; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Dirty Dancing; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Crowd-pleasing musical romance is flawed but enjoyable.

Black Sails, S02E04: XII.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Black Sails, S02E04: XII.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A necessary evil…

Doctor, You’ve Got to Be Kidding!; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Doctor, You’ve Got to Be Kidding!; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Sandra Dee’s charm bolsters pleasant, if mild, comedy.

Can’t Buy Me Love; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Can’t Buy Me Love; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Slight teen romantic comedy features engaging performances.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Over-faithful adaptation will please fans of the books but few others.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Weaknesses in screenplay and direction stymie success of third movie in Twilight Saga, but stunning visuals, well-choreographed action, and a renewed focus on the Cullens elevate it.