Set phasers to Ornery.
Oh, my. David Elliott has a http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2011/aug/03/movie-review-vast-roots/">thing or two to say about Cowboys & Aliens -- none of 'em good, but all of 'em entertaining. Here is a sample: "Ah, [Harrison] Ford - the smoking brand on this cow butt." Yee-haw! He's much more impressed with The Tree, and with The Guard, and with Another Earth.
In the capsules, http://www.sandiegoreader.com/movies/change-up/">The Change-Up, http://www.sandiegoreader.com/movies/life-above-all/">Life, Above All, http://www.sandiegoreader.com/movies/life-in-a-day/">Life in a Day, and http://www.sandiegoreader.com/movies/smurfs/">The Smurfs, which Mr. Marks reviews http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/big-screen/2011/aug/01/review-emthe-smurfsem/">here. The center cannot hold.