'Lucky You'

Which movie are you going to see on May 4 (when Spider-Man 3 is sold out): The father/son drama Lucky You? The romantic dramedy Lucky You? Or the please-think-it’s-kinda-sorta-like-Ocean’s Eleven Lucky You? Well, it depends on what trailer you’ve seen. (They all star Drew Barymore and Eric Bana, pictured.) I get that movie studios want […]

'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'

Here we go, warthogs! The trailer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix just went up on the Web. Comments? Concerns? I don’t know about you, but I’m extra psyched now, what with all the shadows and ominous talk that make HPATOOTP at times look more like the fifth installment of the Saw […]

'The Bourne Ultimatum'

Call me blasphemous, but in a summer movie schedule that includes the third installments of Spider-Man, Shrek, and Pirates of the Caribbean, I’m most looking forward to The Bourne Ultimatum. Maybe it’s the series’ viciously realistic fight sequences, its claustrophobic car chases, or its classy supporting cast (David Strathairn, Chris Cooper). Or perhaps it’s the […]

'Hairspray'

Kinda weird: having been converted from a movie to a stage show and back into a movie, the new Hairspray (due July 20) looks strikingly like John Waters’ original film from 20 years ago, only with better-looking actors who occasionally break into song. Still, something seems off. I don’t think it’s newcomer Nikki Blonsky, who […]

'Live Free or Die Hard'

Won’t it be cool to see that memorable ’80s action franchise, robotic but not entirely soulless, resurrected on the big screen in 2007? We’re eager to see the retrofitted hero reveal, once more, that he possesses more than meets the eye, as we are to see again the franchise’s trademark malevolent mechanical mayhem and contraption […]

Ocean's Thirteen

Ocean’s Thirteen ( June 8 )  “If you cross one Ocean, you face them all”… and if you see one Ocean’s, you must see them all, until you get to 99 and say hey wait, how am I 258 plus whatever age I was in 2007 years old? (What?) The handsome gang who love each […]

'Evan Almighty'

Evan Almighty (June 22) Check out the new, loooooong-ass trailer! Steve Carell stars as a typical guy who meets God (obviously Morgan Freeman) and gets assigned to build an ark before the great flood. Excessive body hair and genital-hungry animal antics ensue. It’s kind of like the rich man’s version of Ellen’s AmEx commercial.