“The Stranger”
Universal
Release date: May 30, 2008

Apparently “The Strangers” is a movie in which Liv Tyler (“Armageddon”) spends the entire running time being terrorized by masked assailants. This could be a good or bad thing, depending on the outcome. Whatever you may think of rocker-brat Tyler, the trailer for this upcoming horror flick is undeniably tense and effective. It’ll be interesting to see how the film can stand alongside its obvious blueprint, the recently released French horror film “They.” Let’s just hope the trailer hasn’t spoiled all the creepy stuff.

Patti Behler
(Courtesy of Universal)
Patti Behler
(Courtesy of Universal)

Brandon Conradis

“Wanted”
Universal
Release date: June 27, 2008

It’s nice to know that in between humanitarian missions and her work as a goodwill ambassador, Angelina Jolie still has the time to make a crappy action movie. And when I say “crappy,” I mean it in the most loving, good-natured way possible. “Wanted” looks fun, with its CGI explosions, car chases and shootouts. And with solid actors like James McAvoy (“Atonement”) and Morgan Freeman (“Se7en”) lending support, it’s hard to see how this film could be a bust.

Brandon Conradis

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