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Staff **1/2 Charming, handsome, should be PG-13.Skip to next paragraph
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Sex/Nudity: 4 instances of innuendo. Violence: 2 scenes. Profanity: 7 mild instances. Drugs: 6 scenes with alcohol.
Director: Raja Gosnell. With Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., Matthew Lillard. (88 min.)
Staff *1/2 A demented mastermind resuscitates monsters from the first film, and the gang from Mystery Inc. must put them all down again. Lively performances and special effects add to the nostalgia, but it's much ado about very little. By M. K. Terrell
Staff ** Loud, fast, inappropriate for small children.
Sex/Nudity: 2 instances of innuendo. Violence: 14 instances, mostly mild. Profanity: 1 instance. Drugs: 2 scenes with smoking and drinking, 1 scene with inhaling gas.
Director: Kevin Bray. With The Rock, Johnny Knoxville, Neal McDonough, Barbara Tarbuck. (87 min.)
Staff ** A remake of the 1973 vigilante movie, about a he-man who discovers his hometown is controlled by a corrupt sheriff and a drug-dealing casino owner, and decides to straighten things out by walloping the bad folks into submission. Good of its B-movie kind if you can overlook its Neanderthal ideology.
Staff ** Entertaining, over the top, great fight scenes.
Sex/Nudity: 4 instances of innuendo and implied sex. Violence: 9 instances, including brutal fighting and use of firearms. Profanity: 17 harsh instances. Drugs: 5 scenes with smoking, 4 with drinking, 2 with drugs.
Director: Howard Deutsch. With Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Natasha Henstridge. (97 min.)
Sterritt * Strenuously unfunny sequel to the 2000 hit "The Whole Nine Yards," about a suburban dentist mixed up with a mobster. Kevin Pollak has spunk as a Hungarian gang boss. The rest is unredeemed inanity.
Sex/Nudity: 16 scenes. Violence: 19 instances. Profanity: 48 instances, mostly mild. Drugs: 11 instances.
Creator: Paul Feig. With Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley. (6 discs, 18 episodes)
Staff **** Of all the great shows I've seen die a premature death, this one was the most painful. "Freaks and Geeks" was the most hilarious - and harrowing - look at high school ever to slouch its way across the small screen. Set in Michigan circa 1980, the show centered on Lindsay Weir (Cardellini), a "mathlete" who finds herself hanging with the burnouts after the death of her grandmom, and her little brother Sam (Daley), who's firmly ensconced with the geeks. From the sadistic exercise known as dodgeball to a drummer's first tryout for a band, the camera never flinches - even when you really, really wish it would. The DVD set is a valentine for fans, and is accordingly stuffed with extras: a director's cut of the pilot, deleted scenes from every episode, auditions, outtakes, and a whopping 29 commentaries. (Subject matter and language in some episodes make the set inappropriate for under-12s.) By Yvonne Zipp