In Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, a couple hit the road together in anticipation of a planet-pulverizing asteroid. Critic Jeannette Catsoulis says the film sometimes stumbles but is refreshing for its modest focus.
Pixar tries to solve its female-heroine problem with a movie about Merida, a rebellious princess who craves freedom from all men. Critic Scott Tobias says the film's powerful character is surrounded by uninspired plotting and comic relief.
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