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Film Openings This Week

Talking guinea pigs, a murderous adoptee, and "art porn." Business as usual at your local theater:

Humpday: Judd Apatow has made a joke of straight-dude friendships so gushy they stop just short of PDAs; Lynn Shelton toys with the idea of a pair actually going for it. Her mumblecore film about a project for Seattle's real-life porn festival deems the action "beyond gay." Though the script is somewhat novel, you may call it "beyond logic."

In the Loop: British and American politicos clash Office-style over war. Armando Iannucci’s comedy, based on his BBC series, is fast-paced, sharp, and often ridiculously funny. But the deluge of jokes eventually feels like a comedic filibuster.

Orphan: There's something wrong with Esther, all right — and it's that this Omen/Bad Seed knockoff is funny instead of scary.

The Ugly Truth
: Katherine Heigl in a romantic comedy. Enough said.

G-Force
: A Jerry Bruckheimer/Disney joint about secret-agent guinea pigs. The story's no good, but it's in 3D! Go empty your wallets immediately; there are only approximately another billion kids movies coming out with that extra dimension.

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  • Angry Al Gonzales

    Judd Apatow is an ass. These "guy" movies are trash. Two stupid fat ugly slobs drinking beer & make noises from various bodily orifices while a smart, attractive woman falls in love with one if the slobs.

    Uh - right. Wake me up if Hollywood ever starts making movies for adults. Meanwhile, would you please discuss more foreign films in the future?

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