1. Jack Reacher (C+)
Not a particularly auspicious start to the year. This isn't a movie I'd have seen on my own, but some of my friends were going so I went along. It's pretty much what you'd expect, a rather generic thriller. Good cast, but not put to much use. Rosamund Pike, one of my favourite actresses, is once again not used by Hollywood to her potential (though she wears a series of alluring low-cut tops, so I guess there's that); German director Werner Herzog takes a rare acting role here as the villain, and he has a nice screen presence, but despite a potentially interesting background there ends up being nothing to the character. Tom Cruise is, of course, a capable action hero, but this isn't a memorable entry in his filmography (and has more than a few instances where characters' reactions to Reacher come across like ego-boosting for the star).