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Baby Mama (2008) [PG-13]-- W.I.P. Scale™ Rating: $11.25
Review-lite: Tina Fey is hot right now, so whom better to cast as aging female corporate executive Kate Holbrook, vice president of Round Earth Markets with an unlikable uterus (at least according to "I'm a PC" John Hodgman who plays, in this case a cameo role as the fertility specialist") who seeks out the help of surrogacy center to treat her lack-of-baby-itis. Angie Ostrowiski (Amy Poehler) and her common law husband Carl (Dax Shepard) are selected by Kate hoping to put her baby in Angie's basket despite dozens of warning bells, cautionary flags, and blinking red alerts. The film turns into a variant of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" shortly thereafter but without the clever Neil Simon dialogue. Still, the film was far better than last year's The Brothers Solomon which possessed a similar theme. The main problem stems from the fact that the film doesn't seem to know exactly what it's trying to be. (click for full details and complete review)

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The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) [PG-13]-- W.I.P. Scale™ Rating: $13.00
Review-lite: Director Rob Minkoff, known for directing The Haunted Mansion joins forces with two of the greatest martial arts legends of our time, Jet Li and Jackie Chan, to bring to life a fish out of water tale about an adolescent boy named Jason Tripitikas (Michael Angarano) who, upon finding a long lost magical fighting staff in a South Boston Chinese pawn shop run by Old Hop (Jackie Chan), finds himself suddenly thrust from the clutches of murderous neighborhood bullies into an ancient time, ancient battle, and struggle between the forces of good and evil in ancient China. With spectacular scenery, wonderful special effects, and the kind of mercurial story that has made the Wizard of Oz with which this film compares favorably minus the musical numbers being substituted for good Kung Fu fighting make The Forbidden Kingdom rousing good family entertainment and the surprise hit of the spring film season. (click for full details and complete review)

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