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THE COASTAL EMPIRE’S

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1. You, Me and Dupree. Memories of the abysmal Garfield: The Movie easily convinced me that life was too short to be spent watching the blink-and-you-missed-it sequel (Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties) that came out this summer. No matter: There were still enough bad movies to go around, and none was worse than this unwatchable comedy, the multiplex equivalent of the Chinese water torture. 2. Trust the Man. The indie version of You, Me and Dupree, this likewise shared an affinity for obnoxious characters, dopey dialogue and absurd situations. 3. Lady In the Water. Apparently, M. Night Shyamalan is George W. Bush’s doppelganger in Hollywood: His popularity continues to plummet as more and more people realize how ridiculous he can be. 4. Poseidon. The “disaster flicks” of the 1970s were disreputable but often fun; this remake of the best of the bunch was too boring and impersonal to register as anything other than a bad idea. 5. Over the Hedge / The Ant Bully. Not every animated film can be Cars. This pair showcased miscast A-list actors and spastic story lines -- with unconvincing last-second “lessons” stapled on, of course -- at the expense of anything more substantial or enduring. w

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1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest - $408 million 2. Cars - $240 million 3. X-Men: The Last Stand - $234 million 4. The Da Vinci Code - $217 million 5. Superman Returns - $195 million 6. Over the Hedge - $154 million 7. Click - $135 million 8. Mission: Impossible III - $133 million 9. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby - $129 million 10. The Devil Wears Prada - $120 million (Through August 29. Source: www.boxofficemojo.com.)

1. A Prairie Home Companion. Robert Altman’s best film in over a decade was a joyous celebration of life, a pensive meditation on death, and a glorious primer on raucous show biz shenanigans. 2. An Inconvenient Truth. This year’s March of the Penguins -- a well-crafted documentary that startled box office prognosticators with its ability to slice through all the summer clatter and make a mark on discerning moviegoers. 3. The Descent. Pimps and profiteers have long since commandeered the modern horror film, so it was nothing short of miraculous to stumble across one as atmospheric and as ingeniously structured as this UK import. 4. Little Miss Sunshine. The little movie that could, this Sundance hit continues to build on its positive word of mouth thanks to a likable cast and a savagely witty script. 5. Superman Returns. Yes, the film’s final stretch is border line deadly. But overall, this intelligent comic book adaptation edged out Cars (and beat Pirates by a nautical mile) to emerge as the summer’s most emotionally gripping and visually stimulating blockbuster.w

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