MICMACS On the downside, it's no Delicatessen. On the upside, it's no Alien: Resurrection.

The A-Team
Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper are certainly roguish enough as Hannibal and Face, while Sharlto Copley acts sufficiently nutbaggy as Murdock, and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson as B.A. Baracus... well, he's doing the best he can in the impossible job of following Mr. T. The first half of The A-Team practically crackles with winky wit that pops up in unexpected places, and the cartoonish violence of the original plays surprisingly well in some of the over-the-top earlier scenes. However, the charm that dominates the first half falls victim to Michael Bay-style visual histrionics during the final reels. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY Various Theaters.

recommended Automorphosis
A frequently jaw-dropping documentary on customized "art cars." Hundreds of driver interviews and car profiles—look out for locals like Extremo the Clown (he of the Indian temple car with a working fountain)—form a compelling patchwork of outsider artistry. Director and art cars in attendance on Fri June 25 and Sun July 27. DAVE BOW Clinton Street Theater.

Browncoats: Redemption
See I'm Going Out. Clinton Street Theater.

Fun Fact™! Among Mormon high school theater kids in Salt Lake City, Utah, this film is a favorite! At such screenings, please note that holding hands with anyone of the opposite or the same gender is strongly discouraged. Fifth Avenue Cinema.

Deep Green
Portland filmmaker Matt Briggs spent two years shooting Deep Green, an upbeat documentary about green technology. Briggs starts with redoing his home to have a smaller carbon footprint; from there, he travels around the world to hear pro-business, pro-environment pitches from green building and energy leaders. The film is crisply shot and well-edited, but watching the go-green lectures feels like doing homework. Visiting everything from electric car dealers to coal power plants to a Chinese senior-citizen environmental education class that sings, "For the sake of country and family, conserve and reuse organic waste!", the information is thick and the story thin. SARAH MIRK Bagdad Theater.

The Eclipse
A romantic ghost story that IS NOT to be confused with the romantic vampire story The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Or maybe they're the same thing. Whatever. Living Room Theaters.

recommended Exit Through the Gift Shop
With the way street art has moved in the last 20 years—deep into the crass, stupid logic of high-priced art—it's a relief and a minor miracle to experience major projects that are more than egotistical spectacles. Don't believe me? Watch Exit Through the Gift Shop. It's a hilarious and brilliant movie by the elusive British street artist Banksy, telling the story of "street" "artist" Mr. Brainwash, possibly the dumbest dangerous artist living, if he even is who he says he is (some question whether he's another Banksy act, which would be delightful). Mr. Brainwash, in the film, is Thierry Guetta, a Frenchman with a penchant for saying things like "Everything that I do, somewhere, brainwashes your face." The basis for his art—very big, very expensive (he sets his own prices, of course) colored prints and paintings—is celebrities and consumer products. If Warhol threw up, and then Damien Hirst threw up on top of that, and then the throwup threw up, Mr. Brainwash's work would be the result. And yet hundreds of people show up to his openings, buy the art, and pronounce how happy they are that this art isn't all snotty and exclusive. Here the banality is actually banal. The brainlessness is not ironic. The hype is the only meaning. Two hundred kids are standing in a line to get into the show because 199 other kids are standing in the line. JEN GRAVES Fox Tower 10.

Fall Into Darkness Festival DVD & In League with Satan
A double feature of the Fall Into Darkness DVD (featuring performances from the 2009 Fall Into Darkness metal fest) and In League with Satan, a documentary about the Portland Metal Bowling League. Berbati's Pan.

recommended Get Him to the Greek
As it is, ever so loosely, a sequel to 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall, it's hardly surprising that Get Him to the Greek feels similar to Marshall and much of the Judd Apatow-produced canon. What is surprising is how deftly Greek maximizes everything Apatow flicks do well: sharp writing, clever improv, and comedy that, miraculously, is about actual characters. ERIK HENRIKSEN Various Theaters.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first book in Steig Larsson's Millennium trilogy, and a bestseller in Europe and the US. The new film adaptation centers on the unlikely relationship between Mikael and Lisbeth, a journalist and a young hacker who team up to investigate a long-unsolved mystery—and the pathological misogyny that is apparently endemic to Swedish culture. But even at 152 minutes, no insights emerge, other than that women get raped and murdered a lot. It's a shame, too—Girl is beautifully shot, and Mikael and Lisbeth are odd, sympathetic characters. I just wish their investigation didn't involve quite so many pictures of naked, mutilated dead women. ALISON HALLETT Hollywood Theatre, Living Room Theaters.

recommended The Good, the Bad, the Weird
Enthusiasm counts. A lot. The South Korean spaghetti western The Good, the Bad, the Weird is 30 minutes too long, and I'm pretty sure it's packed with allegories to South Korean history/and or politics that'll go right over most Americans' heads. (At least, I certainly felt like a good chunk of subtext was drifting overhead.) But still: For anybody who likes westerns and action flicks, it's a must-see. Director Kim Ji-Woon clearly has so much fun staging the film's epic, ludicrously brilliant action sequences that one can't help but be consumed by their exuberant exhilarating chaos. ERIK HENRIKSEN Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Greenberg
It's about time writer/director Noah Baumbach wrote a full-fledged character study, because his attention to the details that make up a personality is peerless. Baumbach's last movie, Margot at the Wedding, relentlessly catalogued the anxieties and quirks of two estranged sisters—but while the depiction of family dynamics was razor sharp, Margot's characters were so generally unpleasant that by the time Jennifer Jason Leigh pooped her pants in the woods, it was hard to care how all that meticulously detailed moping would be resolved. With Greenberg—in which Ben Stiller plays an unstable New York carpenter who's just relocated to LA—Baumbach tempers his lacerating insights with a humor that recalls his excellent 2005 film The Squid and the Whale. ALISON HALLETT Academy Theater, Laurelhurst Theater.

Grown Ups
See review this issue. Various Theaters.

Guilty Except for Insanity
Portland State psych prof Jan Haaken "recounts the stories of real patients" who live in the Salem State Hospital, where One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was filmed. Director in attendance. Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

recommended How to Train Your Dragon
Essentially a "boy and his dog" story in the vein of Old Yeller, only nobody gets rabies and the dog is a fucking dragon. ALISON HALLETT Various Theaters.

recommended Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
See review this issue. Cinema 21.

recommended The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid is pure formula: uncut, chemical-grade, Rocky-brand dope. It's blatantly, unfairly manipulative, and I love it for that; even when plot points were telegraphed from continents away, I still smiled when they reached me, largely due to Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan's great performances. This is one of the few remakes that could be better than the original. BOBBY "FATBOY" ROBERTS Various Theaters.

An action comedy flick starring—shudder—Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl. Mercifully, it was not screened for critics. Various Theaters.

Knight and Day
See review this issue. Various Theaters.

recommended Lady Vengeance
See Film, this issue. Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

recommended MacGruber
For the first time since 1992's Wayne's World, there's an SNL movie that won't make you want to throw yourself off a freeway overpass. ERIK HENRIKSEN Academy Theater, Laurelhurst Theater.

recommended Micmacs
Jean-Pierre Jeunet has made some remarkable films (Delicatessen, Amélie), and his latest, Micmacs, is nearly one of them. Bazil (Dany Boon) has a bullet inside his head, which could kill him at any moment. He joins a merry group of outcasts who live in the junkyard, and together they plot revenge on the weapons manufacturers who made both the bullet in Bazil's brain and the bomb that exploded his parents. It's the kind of whimsical story that only Jeunet could make work, and it approaches the poeticism of Amélie and the surrealism of Delicatessen, even if it falls short of the high marks of Jeunet's best work. NED LANNAMANN Fox Tower 10.

Movie Queen: Selections from the Women's Film Preservation Fund
A collection of 16mm "amateur, itinerant, and marginalized films in which women have played a significant creative role." Outdoor screening! More info: cinemaproject.org. Ampersand Vintage.

recommended Oldboy
See Film, this issue. Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

The latest from Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire), starring Colin "Crockett" Farrell as an Irish fisherman who finds a woman whom he believes to be a mermaid. Splash what? Living Room Theaters.

recommended The Pink Panther: A Shot in the Dark
Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau. Done and done. Laurelhurst Theater.

recommended Please Give
Nicole Holofcener makes complex, thoughtful movies about women. About female friendships, in the cult classic Walking and Talking; about female self-image, in the underrated Lovely and Amazing; about female careers, in the capable Friends with Money. With her newest, Please Give, Holofcener makes it clear from the film's opening moments that her focus hasn't changed: The credits roll over a montage of naked breasts, varied and unshapely and a little uncomfortable as they're weighed and smooshed into mammogram machines. ALISON HALLETT City Center 12, Fox Tower 10, Lake Twin Cinema.

Ride the Divide
Mountain bikers "attempt to race the longest mountain bike route in the world." Clinton Street Theater.

recommended The Secret in Their Eyes
Secret plays games at its outset, toggling between past and present and teasing the audience with setups that make it difficult to determine what's real and imagined. It takes its time getting to the point: Benjamín Esposito (Ricardo Darín) is a retired "federal justice agent" in Argentina obsessed with a rape and murder case he tackled 25 years prior. He decides to write a book about it, and as he peels back the layers on his earlier investigation alongside the woman he carries a torch for, Irene (Soledad Villamil), and his tragically alcoholic colleague Pablo (Guillermo Francella), he stumbles onto new clues to the case's mysteries. It's a fair but obvious criticism that the film is indecisive in its focus, and that even its finale leaves questions and motives in the balance. But it is a richly textured film, bordering on epic. MARJORIE SKINNER Fox Tower 10.

recommended The Secret of Kells
With graceful, emotional animation, brilliant character designs, and a watercolor-dappled visual style that lands somewhere between Saul Bass and Genndy Tartakovsky, every frame of Kells is amazing to look at—but it's the film's humor, heart, and melancholy that makes it really work. Stuff this good—this exhilarating, sweet, clever, poignant—simply doesn't come along very often. ERIK HENRIKSEN Fox Tower 10, Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Serenity
See I'm Going Out. Clinton Street Theater.

recommended Solitary Man
No other actor can strike the balance between charming and slimy as well as Michael Douglas, and in Solitary Man he finds the common ground between his two best roles: Wall Street's corrupt arbitrageur Gordon Gekko, and Wonder Boys' loveable pothead professor Grady Tripp. Here, Douglas is Ben Kalmen, a used car salesman who's made some rotten choices, losing both his chain of dealerships and his wife Nancy (Susan Sarandon). About to emerge on the far end of middle age, Ben's turned into a relentless hound dog, bedding almost every young girl he can and aimlessly bouncing between the people in his life who still put up with him, including his long-suffering daughter Susan (The Office's Jenna Fischer). Ben's a total bastard, but you kind of love him anyway, and you love watching him fall completely to pieces over the course of Solitary Man. NED LANNAMANN Fox Tower 10.

Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation
The Spike & Mike fest just keeps on going, year after year—so somebody must be going. More info: spikeandmike.com. Cinema 21.

A bizarre take on the standard creature feature, with uncomfortable sex scenes and really uncomfortable mommy issues—because while there may be a deadly science experiment on the loose, Splice's true monster is a mad mommy scientist. But for all its oddities, Splice comes off as David Cronenberg lite, a film with a few touches of visceral skeeviness and a striking cinematic palette, but little tension or empathy for the main characters. COURTNEY FERGUSON Century Eastport 16, Division Street, Lloyd Mall 8.

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
See Film, this issue. Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

recommended Toy Story 3
Well gosh darn it, you sure won't be surprised about what I have to say about Toy Story 3—it's a terrible piece of malarkey just like you thought, full of talking plasticine toys and inane gibberish about being a loyal friend, and oh boy, does it look like a blind preschooler created it using Microsoft Paint while hopped up on Ritalin. Yep, just dreadful... like everything you've seen from those Pixar hacks. Okay, yeah, I'm full of shit. I just don't want to write the same fawning review that everyone is going to write. Toy Story 3 is an absolute delight, full of adventure and nostalgia and most of the characters you've already grown to love in 1995 and 1999 (little green aliens!!!). COURTNEY FERGUSON Various Theaters.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The third installment in the supernatural romance/comedy franchise. See next week's Mercury for our review. Various Theaters.

Twilight & The Twilight Saga: New Moon
We dare you. Various Theaters.

recommended Winter's Bone
See review this issue. Fox Tower 10.