New movie releases this week include Katherine Heigl’s return to the big screen, plus The Promise, Truman, and more
Matthew Lickona 6 p.m., April 21
Scum in orbit. Visually monotonous, turgidly violent, inanely scripted, it concerns a 2079 revolt of convicts in space-ship prison, the President’s abducted daughter (Maggie Grace) — who still looks great after taking a syringe in her eyeball — and a special agent (Guy Pearce) who keeps flipping zingers as his face is bashed. Floating with this space junk are the guilty ghost of Blade Runner and drab fragments of Escape From New York. 2012.