Current movies recommended by the St. Petersburg Times:
1 Winter's Bone - Jennifer Lawrence makes an early Oscar bid, as a quietly feisty 17-year-old tracing a backwoods mystery.
2 Toy Story 3 - Woody, Buzz and their toy box posse return in grand style, rounding out a trio of animation classics.
3 Despicable Me - A fairly derivative but entertaining 'toon, with a supervillain (voice of Steve Carell) raising three chronically cute orphans.
4 The Karate Kid - A remake surpassing the 1984 original, with Jaden Smith as charismatic as his blockbusting father, Will.
5 Nora's Will - Not even suicide prevents a woman from controlling her ex-husband, in an irreverent Mexican dramedy.
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Dates subject to change or platform distribution, where a movie opens in a limited number of theaters, then expands later.
July 16: Inception; The Sorcerer's Apprentice; Cyrus; Micmacs
July 23: Salt; Ramona and Beezus; The Kids Are All Right; I Am Love
July 30: The Adjustment Bureau; Dinner for Schmucks; Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore; Get Low
Aug. 6: The Other Guys; Middlemen; Step Up 3-D
Aug. 13: Eat Pray Love; The Expendables; Scott Pilgrim vs. the World