''The Day After Tomorrow'' is one of the 10 movies we can't wait to see in early 2004
WHAT IT IS Paleoclimatologist Dennis Quaid (pictured, and yes, that's a real job) tries to save the world from global warming by predicting weather patterns and monitoring the second ice age.
WHY WE CAN'T WAIT It's a crisis movie that's not about comets crashing to earth. Plus, we'd pay to watch Quaid read a science journal article on global warming.
BURNING QUESTION Will this advance Quaid's midcareer revival, like ''Frequency'' and ''The Rookie'' did, or bring it to a screaming halt, like ''Cold Creek Manor'' almost did?
COME FOR A reminder of just how screwed we are for owning SUVs
STAY FOR The underappreciated Jake Gyllenhaal (''Donnie Darko'') as Quaid's son