'G.I.' Joe guns its way onto screens, 'Julie & Julia' is one delicious chick flick and 'Paper Heart' charms our pants off (not literally). See Moviefone editors' picks for the best movies in theaters.
Movie Recommendations for Aug. 7
'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra'
As one might expect in a movie with Mattel in the title credits, the toys are big in this action-adventure. Though it falls somewhere between the first 'Transformers' and 'Barbie in a Christmas Carol' on the scale of flicks based on kids' toys, the cast is (seriously) impressive -- Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Marlon Wayans, Dennis Quaid, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jonathan Pryce, Arnold Vosloo and an uncredited Brendan Fraser all joining the play group. -- Angie Argabrite
'Julie & Julia'
Foodies, rejoice! Nora Ephron's movie about Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and Julia-obsessed blogger Julie Powell (Amy Adams) is here to make you either hungry or possessed with the urge to cook (or both). Streep's performance as Child is phenomenal -- she's got the legendary food writer's voice, her enthusiasm, even her towering height down pat -- and while it's inevitable that the Julia parts of the movie overpower the Julie ones, this is still a thoroughly entertaining film and certainly one of the best chick flicks of the year. -- Patricia Chui
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Charlyne Yi, whom astute movie watchers will recognize as the lone female pothead in Seth Rogen's coterie of 'Knocked Up' pals, has made a movie about love -- or rather, her lack of a belief the concept. Part documentary, part scripted narrative and all heart, the movie follows Yi across the country as she interviews people about their experiences with love (the documentary half) at the same time that she's reluctantly falling head-over-heels for Michael Cera (the scripted half -- Yi and Cera play fictionalized versions of themselves). It's original, it's funny and, in the end, it's also surprisingly hopeful. Hey, maybe true love does exist. -- Tom DiChiara