Summer's Breakout Stars?
Summers Breakout Stars, Rihanna
“Battleship” has gotten off to a sluggish start at the U.S. box office, but that shouldn’t be a reflection on Rihanna, who actually holds her own alongside Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, and Liam Neeson in the Peter Berg-helmed wannabe blockbuster. No, we aren’t expecting her to hoist up any trophies during next year’s awards season, but the pop tart -- who plays petty officer Cora Raikes -- proves that she deserves a shot in another action flick. Hey, why not let her battle some genetically manufactured mutants with Milla Jovovich in the sixth “Resident Evil” installment? In any case, she isn’t to blame for the sinking of “Battleship,” nor should she catch any flack for her impressive acting debut.