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Drillbit Taylor (2008) [PG-13]-- W.I.P. Scale™ Rating: $9.00
Review-lite: With respect to the Apatow fan club, there comes a time when all great things come to an end or become saturated. This latest film, Drillbit Taylor, directed by Steven Brill, represents just that point. Set in a random California, high school, the story surrounds two best friends: one a nerd Wade (Nate Hartley) and his pudgy side kick Ryan (Troy Gentile) as they start out at the bottom of the pecking order. Does this sort of sound familiar to Superbad fans? After attracting the attention of school bully, Filkins (Alex Frost), they acquire a bodyguard. Enter Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson). Posing as a substitute teacher, he infiltrates the school setting in motion a series of predictable events: the boys discover their inner strength, another teacher falls for him thinking he's all that he's not, two bullies are brought to justice, and Drillbit, of course, learns that he is not quite a scoundrel. The film has a few comedic moments and some cathartic ones as well but none that made the story worthy of a major motion picture treatment. (click for full details and complete review)

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Meet the Browns (2008) [PG-13]

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Angela Bassett stars in Tyler Perry's loose adaptation of his stage play as a single mother of three who's just lost her job. When she learns the father she's never known has died, Bassett takes her kids down to Georgia for the funeral, meeting her large and eccentric Southern family for the first time while cautiously embarking on a romance with a former pro basketball player (Rick Fox). David Mann, Tamela J. Mann, Lance Gross, and Perry also star. 100 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 EX; Subtitles: English, Spanish; featurettes; bonus digital copy for PC. Two-disc set.

Meet The Browns (2-Disc Special Edition) [DVD](2008)
Tyler Perry: The Plays [DVD]
Meet The Browns [DVD](2008)
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My Blueberry Nights (2008) [PG-13]

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Singer Norah Jones delivers a powerhouse acting debut as a New Yorker who discovers her boyfriend may have cheated on her. Desperate to make sense of her complicated love life, Jones impulsively hops on a bus to Tennessee with hopes of clearing her head, encountering such characters as a distraught policeman, his wife, and a female gambler along the way. Romantic road drama co-stars Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz. 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; "making of" documentary; interview; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.

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Sex and Death 101 (2008) [R]

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When Roderick (Simon Baker) receives an anonymous email that contains the names of 101 women, he realizes the first 28 listed are his past sexual conquests. After it becomes clear that the remaining names designate his future partners, his romantic exploits take on an existential dimension at turns puzzling, hilarious, and dangerous. "Heathers" scribe Daniel Waters wrote and directed this dark comedy co-starring Winona Ryder, Patton Oswalt. 117 min. Soundtrack: English.

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Vantage Point (2008) [PG-13]

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An attempted assassination of the U.S.president in Spain is the catalyst for this "Rashomon"-styled thriller that depicts the event from a number of different perspectives--including that of a veteran Secret Service agent (Dennis Quaid), a tourist (Forest Whitaker), a local policeman (Eduardo Noriega), and the president himself (William Hurt)--each providing a unique and vital piece of information. With Matthew Fox, Said Taghmaoui and Sigourney Weaver. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai.

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War, Inc. (2008) [R]

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John Cusack co-wrote, produced and stars in this dark comedy about a professional killer sent to a Middle Eastern nation gripped by social and political unrest after it is seized by a private corporation owned by a former U.S. president. Hired by company bigwigs to eliminate the CEOs of their competitors, Cusack finds himself distracted by his attraction to a beautiful field reporter (Marisa Tomei). With Joan Cusack, Hillary Duff, Ben Kingsley. 107 min.

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