DEBS 01.jpgAnd so it's another Friday, and so it's time to give you ample warning as to what you might be confronted with, should you brave the cinemas this weekend. As I've already complained, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous hit theaters yesterday; apparently, if the sequel doesn't double the original's $10 million opening ... we'll probably be spared a Miss Congeniality 3. So don't go. Or, you know, do. The idea of Sandra Bullock (currently aged 40) continuing to hide out in beauty pageants for the rest of her career sounds delightfully implausible!

Armed's main competition this weekend comes in the form of Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher. The two FOX sitcom stars team up and pretend to be Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier in Guess Who, a broad remake of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? You know what would have been funny? If they'd hired Cate Blanchett to play the Katherine Hepburn role. Because, apparently, she's good at that. Well, it wouldn't be funny funny ... oh, never mind.

In smaller release, Rebecca Miller's festival sojourner The Ballad of Jack and Rose, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Catherine Keener, opens in New York and LA, and Mondovino, a sommelier's doc on the globalization of the wine industry, opened in NY on Wednesday. Oh, and there's this lesbian espionage spoof called D.E.B.S., but nobody cares about lesbian who do espionage, right? I mean what demographic is *that* aiming for - right?

(Actually, in all seriousness, I have no idea what demographic D.E.B.S. is aiming for. Probably not lesbians, and probably not people who are into espionage. The obvious answer would be "14 year old boys", but can you actually imagine one 14 year old boy saying to another, "Hey, let's go see that lesbian espionage spoof"?)

Finally, Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda expands to a wider release today, adding 91 screens across the country to its current one.