** ( 2 STARS)
Running time: 89 minutes
What it's about: A group of guinea pigs (including Tracy Morgan's Blaster, above) are transformed into superspies.
Our take: Loud and crass, this PG animated action picture has the vibe of a typical R-rated Jerry Bruckheimer headbanger.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
*** 1/2 ( 3 1/2 STARS)
$ 221.2 million
Running time: 153 minutes
What it's about: Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe, above) must persuade an eccentric potions professor to reveal one source of Voldemort's power.
Our take: As Harry enters the thick of adolescence, the filmmakers reward him with a movie that bubbles and pops with humor and feeling.
The Ugly Truth
* 1/2 ( 1 1/2 STARS)
Running time: 97 minutes
What it's about: Katherine Heigl (above) stars in a battle-of-the-sexes romantic comedy in which extreme opposites eventually attract.
Our take: The film deals in extremes that are often offensive, occasionally funny but mostly just tired.
* ( 1STAR)
Running time: 123 minutes
What it's about: Two troubled parents adopt an even more troubled girl (Isabelle Fuhrman, above).
Our take: Clocking in at more than two hours, it teeters between psychological horror and violent bloodletting and, as such, probably won't completely satisfy fans in either camp.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
** ( 2 STARS)
Running time: 94 minutes
What it's about: The joys and panics of impending parenthood for woolly mammoths inspire Sid the sloth (above) to adopt three dinosaur babies.
Our take: Simon Pegg's weasel adds pizazz, but the regular characters are all used up, and the 3-D makes you feel as if you're caught between the strings of a ukulele.