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We review ads for ''Iron Man,'' ''Meet Bill,'' and ''The Love Guru''

IRON MAN (MAY 2)
In a word: Hot. Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, action, comedy, pathos, and...finally!...a backstory more fleshed out than the earlier TV spot. We're stoked, but wondering: How's it all fit in one movie? A

MEET BILL (MAY 9)
Aaron Eckhart dons his self-loathing suit as a goofier version of American Beauty's Lester Burnham, who's caught between Elizabeth Banks and Jessica Alba. Plus, supporting players Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis bode well. B+

THE LOVE GURU (JUNE 20)
In his live-action return, Mike Myers plays a madcap swami who manhandles Verne Troyer and flirts clumsily with a hottie (more cloying Alba). Wouldn't it just have been easier — and funnier — to make Austin Powers 4? C-

Originally posted Mar 07, 2008 Published in issue #982 Mar 14, 2008 Order article reprints