Poseidon (D: Wolfgang Petersen, 99 min)
If you thought 2005 was the year of the remake, think again. The Hills Have Eyes was decent enough, but When A Stranger Calls and The Pink Panther were duds. Still to come is The Omen. But the biggie is Wolfgang Petersen 's souped-up, CGI-filled version of that classic 1970s disaster flick The Poseidon Adven-ture. If you don't do weekend TV, it's the one with the big tidal wave, the upside-down ocean liner and the scantily clad passengers searching for a way out. The original cast boasted nearly a half-dozen Oscar winners; this one has one: Richard Dreyfuss . Petersen (Das Boot, The Perfect Storm) knows how to shoot water, but people are wondering if it's too soon after the tsunami for a tidal wave film.
Just My Luck (D: Donald Petrie, 103 min)
It seems like yesterday that Lindsay Lohan was doing the cute-kid thing in Disney flicks like The Parent Trap and Freaky Friday. Well, check out the tabloids, people. She's all grown up and dealing with serious adult issues. She's also starring in her very first young-adult romantic comedy, in which she plays a lucky young New Yorker who meets up with a loser ( Chris Pine ) and transfers her luck to him. The good news is that one of the writers is Amy Harris , who penned many Sex And The City episodes. The bad news? It's up against Poseidon and the second weekend of M:I-III. Let's see if its luck holds out.
Both films open Friday (May 12). Screened after press time - see reviews May 11 at www.nowtoronto.com/film.