Tropic Thunder (2008)   *

Rated: R
Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.
Much ado about a really bad movie

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)   ***

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz
Even the romantic beauty of Barcelona comes in second to the star power of Bardem, Cruz, and Johansson.

Swing Vote (2008)   **

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Kevin Costner, Madeline Carroll, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper
An “everyman” has the deciding vote.