1. First up, the new Star Trek.
Most important point of this movie, the NEW Captain Kirk is way HOTTER than the original! But seriously, all of the CGI techie stuff makes this an amazing movie. I mean space actually looks real, (not that I've been there!) This movie is quite funny.....Scotty is simply hysterical, if not a little bit stereotypical. The original Spock makes an appearance via a worm hole time warp....kind of cliche, I know. This movie does Science Fiction the way I like it best: amazing special effects, a tight story line, minimal character development, and lots of humor. I would highly recommend this for a date night movie.
2. Next up, Terminator Salvation:
Meh...I wasn't really impressed. This movie dragged horribly at certain points, easily 30 minutes could have been edited out. Christian Bale's rendering of John Connor is eerily reminiscent of Batman. He spends a good portion of the movie using his gravely Batman voice....I mean if I closed my eyes, it totally could have been Batman. I was waiting for Heath Ledger's Joker to make an appearance, that would have made this a BETTER movie! Overall, it wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great! There were too many back stories that were never developed. (According to DH this movie is the first in a new Terminator Trilogy so those other back stories will likely be explained. That is all well and good, but I believe that each movie should be able to stand on it's own...like the Bourne movies!).
Note: These are not meant to be thorough reviews, as many of these movies just came out and most people have not seen them yet, I didn't want to offer too many plot spoilers!