FRIDAY X-MEN: THE LAST STAND
9.30PM, TDT ★★★
A reinvigorating return to form for the franchise after the second-episode sluggishness of X2. This time around, Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and his School for the Gifted are coming to grips with a back-from-the-dead Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), while sworn foe Magneto (Ian McKellen) and his Brotherhood are up in arms over a supposed “cure’’ for their genetic supremacy. Hardly the most memorable film of 2006, but ferocious fun while it lasts. Co-stars Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Kelsey Grammer.