Current movies recommended by the Times:
1 Hamlet 2 — Steve Coogan's gloriously comical performance is the main attraction. That, and the South Park-style show tune Rock Me, Sexy Jesus.
2 The Dark Knight — The late Heath Ledger's taunting, haunting Joker terrifies Gotham City, and only Batman (Christian Bale) can stop him. The greatest comic book movie ever.
3 Bottle Shock — Alan Rickman is deliciously droll as a wine expert who proves California vines are equal to those in France. Based on a true story.
4 Mamma Mia! — Admit it: Abba's music is irresistible, especially with Meryl Streep belting it out among Greek island locales. The summer's feel-good, sing-along treat.
5 Vicky Cristina Barcelona — Woody Allen's Euro-tour of neuroses continues, this time in Spain, with Javier Bardem seducing three women.
All dates subject to change.
Sept. 12: Burn After Reading; Righteous Kill; Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys; The Women
Sept. 19: Ghost Town; Lakeview Terrace; Igor; My Best Friend's Girl; Hounddog
Sept. 26: Choke; Eagle Eye; Miracle at St. Anna; The Lucky Ones; Towelhead
Oct. 3: Beverly Hills Chihuahua; The Express; How to Lose Friends and Alienate People; Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist; The Duchess
Oct. 10: City of Ember; Quarantine; Body of Lies