April 08, 2002 12:00 PM

>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Love this little guy. Rereleased for its 20th anniversary with digital touch-ups and two restored scenes, director Steven Spielberg’s touching tale of a boy’s friendship with a stranded alien is a knockout. And Drew Barrymore, only 6 when she made it, is a cutie. (PG)

No Such Thing In a decidedly adult take on the Beauty and the Beast tale, director-writer Hal Hartley has his innocent heroine (Sarah Polley), a peon working for a tabloid TV show, try to tame a profane, alcohol-swigging, fire-breathing, horned monster (Robert John Burke) who wants only to end his eternal existence. Decidedly odd. (R)

Stolen Summer The movie from HBO’s Project Greenlight series comes to the big screen, where it plays like a TV after-school special. But Bonnie Hunt always makes us laugh. (PG)

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