(PG-13) ★★☆☆☆

There will be bigger movies this summer, and better ones and worse ones. But there will not be a dumber movie than Battleship. Ponderous and pandering, shameless and head-slappingly silly, this Navy vs. Aliens epic delivers a few thrills and a few laughs. Taylor Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgard play Navy men trying to stop the alien invasion, and Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson are also along for the ride.

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Tour Buzz

By Geoff Carter

NO LOVE YOU’D CALL REAL: The reviews for Van Halen’s current tour, which erupts into the MGM Grand on May 27 ($36-$163) are, ah, mixed. And it shouldn’t be too surprising that 57-year-old frontman David Lee Roth, the man who puts the “HUH!” in “hubris,” is taking most of the punches. “No one should have expected the once-flamboyant showman to move stiffly like a wax figure on a Lazy Susan,” wrote the Miami Herald’s Howard Cohen of the band’s April 11 show.