Reviews of the latest films to hit stores, including ''Real Steel,'' ''Drive,'' and more

By EW Staff
January 20, 2012 at 05:00 AM EST

Real Steel (2011, PG-13)
Hugh Jackman A father earns his estranged son’s love thanks to bare-knuckle-battling robot boxers. Trust me, it’s better than it sounds. A-

50/50 (2011, R)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen Laughter through tears is the prescription in this unsappy comedy about a cancer patient and his boorish, big-hearted pal. B+

Godzilla (1954, Not Rated)
Takashi Shimura The original Japanese monster mash is given its radioactive due on Criterion’s gorgeous new DVD and Blu-ray editions. Look out, Tokyo! A-

Coming Soon
Drive (2011, R)
Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan A loner getaway driver gets caught up in a Mob double cross in this moody thriller. B+ 1/31

The Thing (2011, R)
Joel Edgerton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead A lukewarm prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi splatter chiller. As unterrifying as it is unnecessary. C+ 1/31