A few not-so-shocking giveaways about this week’s new movie releases, including Justice League and Frank Serpico
Matthew Lickona 6 p.m., Nov. 17
Credit Sean Hayes (Larry), Will Sasso (Curly), and especially Chris Diamantopoulos (Moe) for doing their homework. Their Xerography of the boys’ lowbrow antics perfectly captures the spirit and flavor of the shorts. Slap the Farrelly Bros. for bringing smooth continuity, no glaring dubbed-in dialogue, and a paucity of dummies, doubles, and fast-motion gags to a universe where cine-illiteracy normally knows no bounds. A must-see for those of us who maintain even an ounce of affection for the Stooges’ patented brand of slapstick violence. Women need not apply. 2012.