Recently reviewed films now playing in metro area theaters:

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R) "Freaks & Geeks" and "How I Met Your Mother" actor Jason Segel wrote and takes the lead in this racy, Judd Apatow-produced romantic comedy about a musician who gets dumped by a popular actress (Kristen Bell). Segel and Bell are good, but it is Mila Kunis and British comedian Russell Brand as auxiliary love interests who shine. 3 stars - Michael Clark

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (PG-13) The long-anticipated third sequel to the masterpiece "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is less an Indiana Jones movie and more a walk down sci-fi memory lane by filmmakers George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. An iffy plot, overblown action sequences and weak performances all add up to a major letdown. 2 stars - MC

Iron Man (PG-13) Unlikely leading man Robert Downey Jr. and director Jon Favreau deliver the ultimate thinking person's popcorn movie that took in more than $100 million on opening weekend. Sharp, witty, supremely well-acted and just slightly overlong, the comic-book adaptation has set an early quality high bar for the summer competition that will be tough to surpass. 3 stars - MC

The Life Before Her Eyes (PG-13) Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood play older and younger versions of the same character in a mystery/thriller that ultimately pulls the rug out from underneath the audience. Director Vadim Perelman ("House of Sand and Fog") again goes heavy on the atmosphere, yet still fails to deliver a very engaging or memorable narrative. 2 stars - MC

Made of Honor (PG-13) Patrick Dempsey gives it his best shot in a losing effort in this recycled, gender-reversed version of "My Best Friend's Wedding." Playboy Dempsey hits freak-out mode after his platonic gal-pal (Michelle Monaghan) gets engaged to an Irish aristocrat. Cute for a very short while, the movie slips into desperation overdrive almost immediately. 2 stars - MC