Ron Howard gets a little bit better with every movie he makes, but this trailer for The DaVinci Code (Columbia, 5.19.06) makes it look like he’s back-slided. It makes a convincing case that the film will be a conventional bullshit potboiler. All it tells me is that (a) Tom Hanks is a year away from being 50 and he looks too old to be paired with the 27 year-old Audrey Tatou, (b) the obsession that Christians have with the celibate legend of Yeshua of Nazareth is totally bumpkin and deranged, (and (c) the Americans have invaded Paris and made that magical city seem just a little less attractive. Thanks, guys.