Friday movie roundup – April 25

You know, I sort of forgot about “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.” I saw it at South By Southwest over a month ago, wrote my review, and then cast it from my mind. Yet here it is, opening in theaters today. Weird! It’s like I’m living in two different time periods.

A better option for your movie-going dollars is “Baby Mama,” which isn’t quite as funny as a movie with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler should be, but it’s close enough. Those two gals crack me up. My review of it is at

Did you know there is a movie opening today called “Deception”? Me either! But it’s opening on more than 2,000 screens, a full-blown wide release! They didn’t screen it for critics, though, so never mind.

In limited release, “Standard Operating Procedure” is a very good documentary about Abu Ghraib, while “The Life Before Her Eyes” is a cheap and mediocre drama about the aftermath of a Columbine-esque school shooting.

Finally, I reviewed “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” a few days ago. There’s already been quite a lively discussion in the comments. It’s a much smarter conversation than we get with, say, “Prom Night.”

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