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

Little Ashes


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.



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


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…