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Movie execs finally discover that audiences want to be entertained

Why does Hollywood make so many comic-book movies like “The Dark Knight” and “Watchmen?” Why does Hollywood make so many silly comedies like “Madea Goes

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19 Jan 2009 // 2:19 AM

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

In this cute, mostly predictable, underdog story, Paul Blart takes his job as a security guard at the West Orange Pavilion Mall very seriously.

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5 Apr 2007 // 3:02 AM

Loveable gangsta Ice Cube ain’t done yet

MIAMI—Ice Cube has a bag of sunflower seeds in front of him and the TV with the sound on low in his bayfront suite.

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4 Apr 2007 // 4:00 AM

Are We Done Yet? (2007)

A showdown with a raccoon who steals his Corn Nuts grants Ice Cube, Mr. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, the opportunity to mutter, "You should know not to mess with a man's nuts." I can't tell you how painful it is.

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1 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Rebound (2005)

Martin Lawrence's entrance into the lucrative kiddie flick arena never figures how to handle his vibrant spacticity.

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8 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Daddy Day Care (2003)

Too many scenes (and far too many montages) seem in slow motion, even though they involve kids moving at something approximating warp-speed.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Next Friday (1999)

Arriving in theaters five years later, Next Friday is the kind of sequel that will elicit much grumping from critics and other people who purport know what's good for you. The problems with the film are obvious -- like all sequels, it's designed to make money.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

Early in Dr. Dolittle 2, the good doctor (Eddie Murphy) appears on TV. Apparently, after the first movie, where he was outed as a freak who

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

The last 'Dolittle' film was a successful commercial film. The trouble is, the sequel is a far less noble beast. Many of the beats (and beasts) from the first film are here too, but despite being written by Larry Levinson, one of the co-authors of the first script, it just doesn't work as well.

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