In Edgar Wright's adaptation of the cult favorite Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series, the visuals pop with jagged panel-break split-screens and straight-outta-Batman illustrations. On the surface, 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' seems like a meticulously faithful adaptation — the operative phrase there being "on the surface." Grade: B.
'Year One' features the hyper-stylized flow of Jack Black and the more laidback comic science of Michael Cera as a pair of pre-historic dudes bumrushing their way through the less-than-epic first era of Man. Problems abound in this tone-deaf mix, beginning with the fact that Zed (Black) and Oh (Cera), besides being completely incompetent as hunters and gatherers — the only jobs available at the time in their village — aren't even thinly disguised versions of the actors. Grade: D-.