Rejoice, all ye fans of eye-popping spectacle, outrageously budgeted action-flicks and badass superhero movies -- for summer is officially here.
Hugh Jackman's 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' claws its way into theaters this weekend, kicking off the blockbuster season in grand ole fashion. But, if you favor romance over rage-fueled fare, perhaps you'd prefer to check out the 'Christmas Carol'-inspired rom-com 'Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.'
Read our takes on these flicks and see more of our editors' recent picks for the top movies at the multiplexes.
Reviews are mixed, and word on the leaked, unfinished copy was largely negative. But 'X' fans can relax: Director Gavin Hood's got what you want. Hugh Jackman fans can whoop it up: Hugh's totally ripped and rarin' to go. Taylor Kitsch fans can let out that long-held breath: Gambit suits him. The action is huge (and so is that one mutant), the one-liners fly and 'X-Men' aficionados will be left wanting more ('Origins: Gambit,' perhaps?). -- Angie Argabrite
Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner are cute and cuter in this sort of rom-com meets 'Christmas Carol.' The 'Scrooged' aspect gives it a tad more edge than your typical sap-fest, and McConaughey and Garner have nice chemistry -- always a plus in a romance. We'll just say this, 'Girlfriends' will not show up when the Ghost of Wasting Your Time in the Theater Past comes to haunt you. -- Angie Argabrite
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