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  • Jun 18-24, 2003
  • Vol. 23, No. 36

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  • Rugrats Go Wild

    There’s no earthly reason why any sane adult would go to see this movie. By turns stupid, boring and painful, especially when it comes to the musical numbers, it isn’t much more than a slightly extended episode of the TV show — and while that’s no surprise, it’s no excuse either.
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  • Enfant

    Local filmmaker Jeff Ensign has given birth to this non-narrative, speechless short film that crawls its way into the public eye this weekend at Dreamland Theater in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town, forcing us to tap into the down-on-all-fours primal times that haunt our unconscious thoughts.
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  • Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd

    Geezer: no stars / Weezer: 1/2 H

    A warning to fans of comic mindlessness: The mother turd of all prequels is upon us! Veteran director Troy Miller and rookie screenwriter Robert Brenner don’t have the faintest idea about what makes a movie funny.

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  • Hollywood Homicide

    With some movies, it takes a while before you get the impression that they're going to be bad. With this one, it takes about five minutes. The problem isn't with the directing or acting, which are both serviceable, but the script, which is abysmal, both in its unimaginative plot and dialogue.
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