The rest of the summer movies
THE REST OF the big summer movies (and some of the small ones): “DARK SHADOWS.” The straight-faced TV vampire soap gets a comic update from Tim Burton, who’s cast Johnny Depp as alpha bloodsucker Barnabas Collins. Here, he has trouble adjusting to life in the 1970s. With Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter. May 11.
THE REST OF the big summer movies (and some of the small ones):
"DARK SHADOWS." The straight-faced TV vampire soap gets a comic update from Tim Burton, who's cast Johnny Depp as alpha bloodsucker Barnabas Collins. Here, he has trouble adjusting to life in the 1970s. With Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter. May 11.
"THE DICTATOR." Sacha Baron Cohen's poses as nutty tyrant General Admiral Aladeen and wanders around New York causing trouble. One gag has "Aladeen" convincing tourists he's plotting to blow up the Statue of Liberty. Anna Faris plays his girlfriend. May 16.
"WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING." Pregnancy guidebook becomes a movie 28 years after its release. Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks and Cameron Diaz star. May 18.
"BATTLESHIP." Another Hasbro toy franchise becomes an alien invasion movie. May 18.
"MEN IN BLACK III." Will Smith goes back in time to fight an alien (Jemaine Clement, from "Flight of the Conchords") alongside a younger version of the Tommy Lee Jones character, played here by Josh Brolin. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. May 25.
"HYSTERIA." Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy star in this comedy about the introduction of the vibrator into Victorian society. Based on a story by Daily News Tattle columnist Howard Gensler. June 1.
"MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED." Alex the lion, Marty the zebra and Gloria the hippo on the loose in Monaco, and on the run from a taxidermist (Frances McDormand). With the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith. June 8.
"BRAVE." Pixar's first female lead character is Scottish warrior princess Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), who fights her way into, and out of, a magical kingdom. Vocal talent includes Emma Thompson and Billy Connolly. June 22.
"G.I. JOE: RETALIATION." Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Bruce Willis play the newest toy soldiers in this sequel to the surprise 2009 hit.
"THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN." A new web-slinger (Andrew Garfield), a new love interest (Emma Stone), and a new director — Marc Webb, of "500 Days of Summer." Rhys Ifans turns up as Spidey's nemesis, Lizard. July 3.
"TO ROME WITH LOVE." Woody Allen visits Italy for this ensemble romance featuring Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Penélope Cruz and Ellen Page. Allen makes his first screen appearance since 2006. July 6.
"THE BOURNE LEGACY." Jeremy Renner subs for Matt Damon in this reboot from director Tony Gilroy, Bourne's staff writer, and director of "Michael Clayton." Renner plays another Bourne-like assassin. With Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton. August 3.
SPARKLE. Whitney Houston's final film, about a Supremes-like singing group, fronted by "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks. The soundtrack includes the pair performing R. Kelly's "Celebrate." Aug. 17. n
— Gary Thompson