Before XXX State of the Union iced his destiny as an action star, Ice Cube stretched his wings with this charming but fairly routine family-bonding flick that hit box-office bling earlier this year. The family here is a surrogate, as Cube hauls a pair of spirited kids from Portland, Oregon, to Vancouver in his new Lincoln Navigator in order to win points with their hottie divorce mom. Illicit thoughts of mom aside, the road trip actually brings him close to the two brats. It's a no-lose formula, and any film with Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek's Lt. Uhura) earns extra points in my book.
A generation before Captain Kirk and company, there was Jonathan Archer, first captain of the Starship Enterprise, heading with his crew of true space pioneers to explore strange new worlds. It's 2151, and Archer and his officers have a distrust of transporters, phased pistols, and Vulcans, who have subjugated humans' efforts in space for the 100 years since Zefram Cochrane invented the warp drive.