That bullwhip Indiana Jones cracks looks like a limp noodle in the face of the summer's higher-tech hulks. Yet the smart money says that Harrison Ford's aging Indy will be king of the box office. I'm not so sure. Christian Bale's Dark Knight and Heath Ledger's Joker could give the old boy a run for it. Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man is killer good. And don't mess with Will Smith's Hancock, Pixar's animated Wall-E or the posters on my movie blog who so want to believe in the X-Files film follow-up. Between now and Labor Day, Hollywood will spend a billion in marketing dollars to convince us that summer '08 is more than tired-ass sequels and comic-book retreads. Here are a few of the movies that maybe, just maybe, can bust out of the pack.
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