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By Terrence Stutz, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 22--AUSTIN -- Texas schools with student dropout problems are getting a break in the state's performance ratings this year -- a move likely to spare dozens of school districts and campuses from being slapped with "academically unacceptable" ratings.
By Jeff Vice Deseret News It's no secret that I have great love for documentary films. One of my favorite features is "Fast, Cheap & Out of Control," Errol Morris' 1997 nonfiction film.
By Bruce Dancis, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 20--21 One and two discs, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, $28.96/$34.95, rated PG-13 "Inspired by a true story," director Robert Luketic's film is about a math professor at M.I.T.
By Jeff Vice Deseret News OPERATION FILMMAKER -- *** -- Documentary profile of Iraqi filmmaker Muthana Mohmed; with English subtitles (Middle Eastern dialects); not rated, probable R (violence, profanity, gore, nude photos, slurs, brief drugs) The documentary "Operation Filmmaker" doesn't paint the most flattering portrait of its subject, would-be moviemaker Muthana Mohmed.
NEW FILMS FRIDAY THE DARK KNIGHT -- ****-- As much a morality thriller and a gangster epic as it is a comic book action/adventure, this thrilling Bat-tale is definitely not for young ones.
_"21" One and two discs, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, $28.96/$34.95, rated PG-13 "Inspired by a true story," director Robert Luketic's movie is about a math professor at M.I.T.
By Kevin Yamamura, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 12--Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is known for his cigar-a-day habit. But that's not stopping him from putting his muscle behind the effort to curb tobacco use among minors.
By Jeff Vice Deseret News MEET DAVE -- * -- Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union; rated PG (vulgarity, violence, slurs, profanity, brief partial nudity) "Meet Dave"? Really? Do we have to? What's really baffling about this disastrously awful, science- fiction comedy is that Eddie Murphy chose it -- as well as last year's "Norbit" -- as follow-up projects to "Dreamgirls," for which he received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.
The following DVDs will be released Tuesday: -- "Asylum" (MGM, $26.98) -- Horror-thriller about coeds who move into dorm rooms located on the site of a former mental institution.
By Suzanne Tobias, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 1--A reader e-mailed to say she probably won't be doing one of the summer activities I mentioned recently (and suggest again in a story Wednesday): Take kids to a drive-in movie.
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