Scientist Martin (a sturdy Liam Neeson) hits Berlin with his sexy wife (January Jones), loses his passport, then takes a cab that (coincidentally?) crashes into a river. This twist-filled tale of an amnesiac falling into a web of international intrigue moves swiftly but makes little sense — and has ludicrous moments (would this academic really be able to kick an assassin’s butt?). Plus, Jones’ role seems cut short, despite many sex-in-the-shower flashbacks with her and Neeson.
Us Rating: *** 1/2
In this enchanting third installment, Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes) join King Caspian (Ben Barnes) on a quest to find seven golden swords. Though the 3-D effects sometimes feel like overkill, the adventure is as stirring as the previous movies (watch for the menacing serpent!). Plus, the sequel works as a stand-alone film.