Recently reviewed films now playing in metro area theaters.

· Adventureland (R) Director Greg Mottola's follow-up to "Superbad" is still built on teen angst, but with more brains, far less raunch and is absent of the genre's typical mean streak. If not for the ill-advised casting of the bland Kristen Stewart as the female lead, it would have been a classic. 3 stars - Michael Clark

· Fast & Furious (PG-13) Predictably cleaning-up at the box-office opening weekend, this fourth installment of the action franchise is surprisingly low on muscle cars, but high on half-naked women and the kind of insipid acting that would make a daytime soap star cringe. 1 star - MC

· Monsters vs. Aliens (PG) Long on eye-popping visuals but short on anything resembling an engaging plot, this animated 3-D sci-fi comedy is all flash with no substance. Fans of cheesy '50s B movies will appreciate the obscure references and the kiddies will be entranced, if only momentarily. 2 stars - MC

· Duplicity (PG-13) Filmmaker Tony Gilroy's follow-up to the Oscar-winning "Michael Clayton" is a little more light-hearted and sometimes too clever for its own good. "Closer" leads Julia Roberts and Clive Owen play competing spies who join forces and try to outsmart two rival industrialists. 3 stars - MC

· The Great Buck Howard (PG) Going mostly against type, John Malkovich plays a vain and washed-up mentalist who tries to mount his show-biz comeback. The story is told from the perspective of the miscast Colin Hanks (who shares two scenes with his father Tom). 3 stars - MC

· I Love You, Man (R) Judd Apatow vets Paul Rudd and Jason Segel star in this "bromance" which turns the usually predictable romantic comedy genre on its ear. Crude when it should be and surprisingly good-natured, it's the year's first must-see date movie. 3 stars - MC

· Sunshine Cleaning (R) Cut from the same cloth as many recent mainstream-friendly art house crowd-pleasers, this edgy comedy stars Amy Adams and Emily Blunt as sisters with different sets of adult problems. The always reliable Steve Zahn and Alan Arkin provide support. 3 stars - MC