Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ''People Like Us,'' ''Red Lights,'' and others

By EW Staff
September 28, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

People Like Us (2012, PG-13)

Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks After his father dies, a slick salesman discovers that he has a half sister and tracks her down, leading to a lethal stew of mild laughs and phony uplift. (Also on iTunes) C+

Sound of My Voice (2012, R)

Brit Marling A pair of hip documentary filmmakers infiltrate a cult in this under-the-radar indie chiller that packs a Twilight Zone sting in its tail. Marling is a standout as the sect’s leader. (Also on iTunes) B+

The Hole (2012, PG-13)

Teri Polo, Chris Massoglia Gremlins director Joe Dante delivers some family-friendly scares in a haunted-house flick about two young brothers who find a mysterious portal in their basement. B

Red Lights (2012, R)

Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver A mostly unimaginative paranormal thriller that’s redeemed only by De Niro’s daffy turn as a blind psychic. (Also on iTunes) B-

Coming to America (1988, R)

Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall If you want a reminder of just how hilarious Murphy was at his peak, check out John Landis’ comedy about an African prince looking for true love at a Queens fast-food restaurant. (Available on Netflix instant viewing) B+

Coming Soon
Rock of Ages (2012, PG-13)

Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough Journey, Joan Jett, and Jovi spice up the soundtrack of this stiff-as-hairspray Big ’80s musical. C 10/9

Prometheus (2012, R)

Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic finds the crew of a spaceship seeking the origin of mankind … and not liking the answer. B+ 10/9