The Bourne Legacy

(PG-13) ★★☆☆☆

Jeremy Renner reboots the Matt Damon franchise as Aaron Cross, another highly trained government killer. The film pits Cross against his would-be assailants and sends him running alongside fellow target Marta (Rachel Weisz). Some old faces make cameos. But largely, the film misses the craft of previous director Paul Greengrass. It’s not sharp, too tangled narratively, and while it picks up at the end, it’s hard to get excited about and doesn’t touch its predecessors.

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Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

By Tribune Media Services

(PG) ★★☆☆☆ Why are these movies so much less fun than the books by Jeff Kinney? Greg (Zachary Gordon) is on summer vacation, and his dad (Steve Zahn) has plans to school Greg in camping. Greg’s pal Rowley (Robert Capron) sneaks Greg into his country club to be around Holly (Peyton List), the nice girl who teaches tennis. The film never finds the heightened state of comic anxiety from the books, and a great cast’s talents are largely wasted.