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Weekend Movie Guide: Stay At Home!

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What ever happened to Neil LaBute? | Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures

Lakeview Terrace looks like such a rote, phony thriller that it's hard to imagine a decent (albeit declining) director like Neil LaBute being able to do much with it. Then again, it's probably Oscar-worthy compared to tripe like My Best Friend's Girl. Is there still an audience for Dane Cook? The Duchess looks like just another wan costume drama after the fiery and robust Brideshead Revisited. Keira Knightly really needs to stop doing these things. Anyone else getting an overpowering TNT vibe from Appaloosa?

In feature animation, there's just the platinum standard of Pixar and everyone else. Igor is part of the everyone else crowd. Looks like the Weinstein Company is about to lose some more money. Ghost Town is further proof that the genius of Ricky Gervais has yet to be translated to the big screen. It is a middling, treacly mess. Hounddog made a nasty splash at Sundance with a rape scene involving Dakota Fanning. That's likely the only notable thing about it. Expect a quick exit from the theater. Looking for a searing docudrama about civic unrest? (Hey, who isn't?) Battle in Seattle might just be for you.

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