Friday the 13th: Less a remake of the original than a mash-up of elements from the first three films, this entry quickly gets Jason into his mask and thinning the pot-smoking, sex-having herd at Camp Crystal Lake. Director Marcus Nispel clearly understands why the franchise endures: At its core, it's less about terror than it is about comedy.
- Scott Renshaw
Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail: Tyler Perry tries, and fails, to join a sassy comedy about the crass old lady Madea (Perry in drag) with a maudlin melodrama about a drug-addicted streetwalker (Keshia Knight Pulliam). As a preacher helping young women get off the streets, Viola Davis is the only saving grace.
- Josh Rosenblatt