1408: This topnotch Stephen King adaptation is a showcase for John Cusack, who plays a cynical writer researching a haunted hotel room. It's a psychologically based creep-out that appeals to an old-fashioned sense of horror.
- MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN
Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer: Back to save the world, the superhero series continues its once-over-lightly, tongue-slightly-in-cheek approach. If it's not quite as fun as the first time, at least it's not wallowing in the doom and gloom that have overtaken Batman, Superman and Spider-Man.
- KENT WILLIAMS