But not too excited: All the "dream logic" may be a turn-off.
"Salt" (July 23)
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Director: Philip Noyce
Plot: A CIA agent may be a Russian spy even though she severely doubts it.
Get excited: Don't bet against Angelina in an action thriller.
But not too excited: "Identity Crisis" movies tend to have overcomplicated plots.
"Dinner for Schmucks" (July 30)
Stars: Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Stephanie Szostak
Director: Jay Roach
Plot: Corporate bigwigs invite idiots to a dinner party to see who can make the biggest fool of themselves.
Get excited: Roach also directed comedy classic "Austin Powers"
But not too excited: The gags in the film seem to be based mostly on the characters' annoying traits.
"The Other Guys" (Aug. 6)
Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Samuel L. Jackson
Director: Adam McKay
Plot: A pair of desk-jockey detectives try to step up and become heroes.
Get excited: Ferrell and McKay have an excellent history together.
But not too excited: Has the world seen one Ferrell/McKay comedy too many?
"Eat, Pray, Love" (Aug. 13)
Stars: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Viola Davis
Director: Ryan Murphy
Plot: A woman copes with her divorce by taking a trip around the world.
Get excited: A sweet movie like this may be a nice break from summer's special effects blockbusters and raunchy comedies.
But not too excited: Is Roberts still endearing as a romantic comedy lead?
"Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" (Aug. 13)
Stars: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin
Director: Edgar Wright
Plot: A loveable loser can date the girl of his dreams if he can defeat her seven evil ex-boyfriends.
Get excited: If the trailer is any indication, the film will be an overload of awesomeness.
But not too excited: Here's hoping all those "nifty little details" don't become "needless bells and whistles."
"The Expendables" (Aug. 13)
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Plot: A team of mercenaries go on a mission to South America.
Get excited: The cast is a laundry list of awesome action movie stars.
But not too excited: Many of whom are long past their prime.
"Nanny McPhee Returns" (Aug. 20)
Stars: Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Fiennes
Director: Susanna White
Plot: The eccentric nanny comes to help another troubled family.
Get excited: Maggie Gyllenhaal is in it. She makes everything better.
But not too excited: Is the original 2005 film really enduring enough to warrant a sequel?
"Going the Distance" (Aug. 27)
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Ron Livingston
Director: Nanette Burnstein
Plot: A young couple tries to maintain a healthy long-distance relationship.
Get excited: We'll get to see if the likeable-enough Long can carry a romantic comedy.
But not too excited: The inevitable "(Justin) Long-distance relationship" jokes everyone will make. I'll probably make them too, but they will still get old fast.