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All Over the Guy (R)

Director: Julie Davis. With Dan Bucatinsky, Sasha Alexander, Richard Ruccolo, Adam Goldberg, Christina Ricci, Lisa Kudrow. (92 min.)

Sterritt * The romantic adventures of four young people, two gay and two straight, one of whom is hampered by a difficult family background he's never been able to overcome. The movie means well, but neither its emotions nor its performances ring very true.

American Outlaws (PG-13)

Director: Les Mayfield. With Colin Farrell, Scott Caan, Ali Larter, Timothy Dalton, Kathy Bates. (90 min.)

Staff DUD This depiction of the rise of notorious outlaw Jesse James wasn't meant to be overly serious, but Colin Farrell and his dastardly gang have all the screen presence of a bunch of frat boys playing cowboys and learning how to ride horses. Comparing the film to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," as Warner Brothers has done, is like comparing "Rambo" to "Apocalypse Now." Except that "Rambo" actually made a splash. This dud will be forgotten by fall. By Matthew MacLean

Band of Outsiders (Not rated)

Director: Jean-Luc Godard. With Anna Karina, Sami Frey, Claude Brasseur. (97 min.)

Sterritt **** "All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun," quipped French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, but in this mercurial crime-tragicomedy-romance he shows that exhilarating doses of style, imagination, and sheer energy also come in handy. Made in 1964, this isn't a legendary Godard masterpiece like "Breathless" and "Contempt," which have also been successfully reissued. It offers 10 times more pleasures than the average picture, though. Originally titled "Bande à parte." In French with English subtitles

Captain Corelli's Mandolin (R)

Director: John Madden. With Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Christian Bale, Irene Papas, John Hurt. (125 min.)


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