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Usually when a cheap movie with a bankable cast goes largely unpromoted, it’s for a simple and obvious reason: It’s not any good.

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The most notable thing about The D-Train, opening in theaters today, is Jack Black’s transformation into a desperate loser who cannot express the repressed feelings of love that he has for an old high school friend.

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It’s not a stellar week for home video, but you could do worse than these two slight but entertaining movies, out now on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Po (Jack Black), the reluctant and obese Dragon Warrior, and his gang of kung fu specialists are called back into action in Dreamworks’ “Kung Fu Panda 2”. The story, which has Po, Tigeress (Angelina Jolie), Monkey (Jackie Chan) and all the rest chasing the nefarious peacock Lord Shen (Gary Oldman), is thoroughly entertaining if not [...]

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“I don’t subscribe to the credo that there’s enough room for everyone to be successful. I think there are only a few spots available, and people like Dick Koosman and Bono are taking them up.” Can a film whose central characters are uniformly unlikable be dramatically compelling in their midst? Eric thought so in his [...]

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