By Adam Markovitz
December 04, 2008 at 12:00 PM EST

Little Ashes

Plot: Salvador Dali (Robert Pattinson), Luis Bunuel (Javier Beltran), and Federico Garcia Lorca (Matthew McNulty

Looks like: Frida, with a mustache. (Ok, Frida with a bigger mustache.)

Verdict: Who cares about the shoddy production values? We just want to see ifPattinson can pull of a real — or rather, surreal — character after vampingit up in Twilight.


Plot: The life of the legendary Argentinian revolutionary (Benicio del Toro).

Looks like: Braveheart, en espanol.

Verdict: Del Toro is an uncanny match for Guevara. But at 257 minutes, the movie’s gonna need more than just one good performance to keep our attention.

Race to Witch Mountain

Plot: A tough-guy cabbie (Dwayne Johnson) picks up an usual fare: two kids (AnnaSophia Robb and Alexander Ludwig) who turn out to be powerful aliens looking for their lost spaceship.

Looks like: War of the Worlds meets Small Wonder

Verdict: The 1975 original was endearingly weird, but this glossed-up version has serious potential as a spring blockbuster — not to mention a Disneyworld ride, video game, action figure set…