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Here's what is super, SUPER hot … for the moment.

Are you ready for another summer of good vs. evil, sinner vs. saint and hero vs. villain? We hope so because Hollywood is preparing a sumptuous spread of movies designed to pull your heart up and down your throat with the flick of a wand, the click of a phaser and the ... whatever it is that Wolverine's razor-sharp claws do. With the Harry Potter, Star Trek and X-Men franchises releasing their latest installments this summer, Entertainment Weekly magazine has tackled the question of the moment: Who are the top cinematic heroes and villains? Here's a quick look at their top five ...

Movie heroes

1. James Bond: Give Sean Connery a high five, but a tip of the cap too for fellow 007s George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.

2. Indiana Jones: Who'd have thought Harrison Ford's archaeologist role — and not Han Solo — would land in the top 5?

3. Superman: Christopher Reeve's signature role.

4. Harry Potter: Daniel Radcliffe is the inner wizard in all of us.

5. Ellen Ripley: Sigourney Weaver's character in the Alien movies doesn't need men. Just a very, very big gun.

Movie villains

1. Wicked Witch of the West: Really? But we loved her in Broadway's Wicked!

2. Darth Vader: Just ask the residents of Alderaan how they feel about Darth.

3. Hannibal Lecter: Anthony Hopkins turned us off lambs ... and fava beans.

4. The Joker: Batman's nemesis was equally worthy played by Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson or Heath Ledger.

5. Alex DeLarge: Malcolm McDowell's teenage psychopath in A Clockwork Orange can only be conquered by Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

Movies at the weekend box office

1. Fast & Furious, $72.5 million.

2. Monsters vs. Aliens, $33.5 million.

3. The Haunting in Connecticut, $9.6 million.

4. Knowing, $8.1 million.

5. I Love You, Man, $7.9 million.

Prime-time TV shows

1. American Idol — Wednesday (Fox)

2. American Idol — Thursday (Fox)

3. Dancing with the Stars (ABC)


5. The Mentalist (CBS)

Source: Nielsen Media Research for week ending March 29

Album downloads on iTunes:

1. Defying Gravity, Keith Urban

2. Free, Gavin DeGraw

3. Twilight — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Various Artists

4. Quiet Nights, Diana Krall

5. The Open Door, Death Cab for Cutie

Source: iTunes

Most popular search terms on Yahoo!

1. Gisele Bundchen

2. Alyson Hannigan

3. Conficker worm

4. Pistachio recall

5. Michael J. Fox


TOP FIVE 04/05/09 [Last modified: Sunday, April 5, 2009 8:37pm]
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