"Inception" (July 16)
What it is: Director Christopher Nolan’s first film since “The Dark Knight” has been shrouded in secrecy, and the cryptic (but extremely cool) trailer doesn’t provide much detail. At least we know it stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and (of course) Michael Caine.
Why you should care: If you have any doubts, just check out the trailer. Nolan is every fanboy’s favorite filmmaker of the moment, but with good reason: he consistently delivers interesting well-made movies. Seeing what he does with an entirely original story should be one of the most intriguing cinematic events of the year.