The Incredible Hulk
The gist: A reboot of the green guy's mythos, which by several accounts is better than Ang Lee's 2003 stinker, since it has Edward Norton fighting Abomination. PG-13
Starring: Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell and William Hurt.
The buzz: After Lee almost ruined the whole show, how hard could it be to come out better? "Morph the best parts of each movie, and Iron Man might have competition for the year's best comic book flick," the St. Pete Times says. "The not-so-jolly green giant still isn't exactly incredible, but he'll do."
The gist: M. Night Shyamalan continues to work in vain proving The Sixth Sense wasn't a fluke by having everyone go bonkers and start killing themselves. Then he has Marky Mark try to explain it all. R
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley, Spencer Breslin and Ashlyn Sanchez.
The buzz: It seems M. Night is trying too hard. "The movie seems more like a '50s science fiction film of extreme paranoia or an episode of The Twilight Zone that even at a swiftly paced 90 minutes feels padded," The Hollywood Reporter says. And watch what reviews you read — a lot of dopes out there are giving away why the whole thing is occurring.
The gist: Did you know there were these creatures that lived millions of years ago called dinosaurs? They were totally, like, huge and mean. Not rated
Starring: Michael Douglas narrates stuff about paleontologists.
The buzz: It's about dinosaurs, in IMAX. See it twice.
The gist: This is the first in a series of Indian films planned for release in the area, and boy is it good. It involves a giant tsunami that is created by following chaos theory. Whoa.
Starring: Kamal Hassan (as 10 characters, including George W. Bush), Mallika Sherawat and Asin.
The buzz: It's Indian sci-fi that spans centuries, but it's longer than two hours. See it once.
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