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EW grades trailers for upcoming films -- EW scores the efforts of ''Alexander,'' ''Catwoman,'' and ''Shark Tale''

EW grades trailers for upcoming films

ALEXANDER When you want something to feel epic, get Anthony Hopkins to narrate it. Still, after ''LOTR'' and ''Troy,'' massed armies have lost a bit of their luster. B

CATWOMAN Halle Berry with a whip: Good. Scantlly clad Halle Berry: Even better. Halle Berry with a stupid cat hat beating up Sharon Stone: Camp! C

SHE HATE ME A horde of lipstick lesbians asks one man to impregnate them the old-fashioned way. This isn't a trailer, it's a multiculti Penthouse letter a la Spike Lee. B

COLLATERAL Tom Cruise is a villain. (We know this because only villians and grandparents have white hair.) Slick and ambiguous -- must be a Michael Mann flick. B+

SHARK TALE I know ''Finding Nemo,'' and you are no ''Finding Nemo.'' Despite Will Smith sounding smooth as a hustler fish, any trailer with ''Car Wash'' in it guarantees itself a C+

VANITY FAIR It all seems suitably British and period-y, until, that is, you listen to Reese Witherspoon. You can take the girl out of the South, but... B-

Originally posted Jun 18, 2004 Published in issue #770 Jun 18, 2004 Order article reprints

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