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 ...
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.
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)
4. NCIS (CBS)
5. The Mentalist (CBS)
Source: Nielsen Media Research for week ending March 29
Album downloads on iTunes:
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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
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