As drama, Act of Valor  is no great shakes. But as a docudrama of how America’s most elite fighting force goes about its dangerous business, it's pretty awesome - as authentic a recreation of covert action as we’ll ever see on a movie screen.
For fans of sword-and-sorcery fiction, John Carter  has long been a sort of cinematic Holy Grail. Now it's here, courtesy of Disney. It’s got eye candy out the wazoo, but it's a leaden thing marked by an embarrassingly inadequate lead performance.