(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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Unit F


Unit F

By Agnes Poliquin

It takes a lot to keep me awake past midnight. And when punk rockers Unit F, led by the only remaining original member, Mel Schantz, took the stage at 1:30 a.m., I wasn’t sure how long I’d last. Every fan was wide-awake, though, as the socio/political band (their motto reads “War is the enemy of the human race”) offered screaming vocals and driving instrumentals for more than an hour. The Orange County, Calif.-based quintet played both new and old music, as they are working on a new album.