10. POSEIDON Release Date: May 12th Current Popcorn Meter Rating: 9.1 What’s the skinny? Warner Bros. dropped the THE and the ADVENTURE from their remake of THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE. Is that because they felt POSEIDON was less an adventure and more an action-packed thrill-ride and that THE POSEIDON ACTION-PACKED THRILL-RIDE was too long a title? Not sure. The buzz on POSEIDON has been surprisingly unbuzzy, which means one of two things: a) it’s not all that great a film, or b) WB is too busy pushing SUPERMAN RETURNS to give POSEIDON the time of day. Or it’s the continuation of the Josh Lucas curse that has doomed movies like STEALTH and GLORY ROAD.9. THE DA VINCI CODE Release Date: May 19th Current Popcorn Meter Rating: 9.5 What’s the skinny? I was one of the lucky ones who read “The Da Vinci Code” before the hype machine started. At the time I thought it was a great, quick read and something that could’ve translated almost instantly into a film. I actually thought at the time they should create a “24”-like TV series that could’ve adapted the book. Then the book went on to become a phenomenon and we’re getting the blockbuster summer movie instead. I still don’t get Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon and a lot of the commercials and promotional material seem to give away certain plot points. I’m sure it’ll make money hand over fist but will it be one of the rare filmed adaptations that improves on the source material? 8. CLERKS 2 Release Date: August 18th Current Popcorn Meter Rating: 8.1 What’s the skinny? Would you like some making ****? I know I do. Being a guy from Jersey who himself is struggling with growing up and staring straight ahead at the dreaded 30s, I’m real curious to see what CLERKS 2 is all about. Sure it’s gonna be funny (Jay perking up his nipples in the trailer convinced me of that) but it’ll also be a thoughtful meditation on growing up, being a man and digging yourself out of that rut so many of us find ourselves in. It’s Kevin Smith going back to his roots and man can I get behind that.7. TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY Release Date: August 4th Current Popcorn Meter Rating: 9.6 What’s the skinny? When I think about how BEWITCHED ruined all the goodwill Will Ferrell reaped after ANCHORMAN I'll remember lines like "Milk was a bad choice" or "The Human Torch was denied a bank loan" and suddenly everything in the world is OK again. The trailer didn't do much in the way of cracking me up but I'll give Ferrell the benefit of the doubt that the best jokes are saved for the theater.6. NACHO LIBRE Release Date: June 16th Current Popcorn Meter Rating: 9.5 What’s the skinny? Jack Black. Jared Hess. Wrestling. Beck. If you're not already sold on this movie you need to seek help. You may be surprised to see it ranked this high but I'm convinced this will be the funniest thing you see in theaters all summer and every summer needs a good comedy. Here's your best bet right here.