"Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd" -- More baffling than trying to determine who's dumb and who's dumber is trying to figure out why the Farrelly brothers would allow a prequel of "Dumb and Dumber" to be made without a fight. Set in high school, before the 1994 comedy, this has all the gross-out humor of Peter and Bobby Farrelly's movies but none of the goofy sweetness. It also has neither of the original stars, though Eric Christian Olsen and Derek Richardson have undergone such a complete transformation, it feels at times as if we're watching Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor and for language. 82 min. One and a half stars out of four.
-- By Christy Lemire, AP Entertainment Writer
"Hollywood Homicide" -- If this movie were a crime -- and it's close -- then its makers would be arrested for assault with a deadly dull thriller, although they could probably plead to a lesser count of attempted comedy. Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett mumble their way through a muddled mystery about a group of murdered rappers. Who did it? Why? Don't worry, it doesn't matter. Ford's character would rather sell real estate and Hartnett's wants to be an actor. If their incessant musical cell phone rings make you laugh, then prepare to laugh at least once every four minutes. PG-13 for violence, sexual situations and profanity. 111 min. Two stars out of four.
-- By Anthony Breznican, AP Entertainment Writer
"Rugrats Go Wild" -- The denizens of both the "Rugrats" and "Wild Thornberrys" franchises suffer in this crude and cynical attempt by Nickelodeon to ram them together. The worst thing is that the puerile Rugrats have dragged the charming Thornberrys down into the diaper bag with them. This is gross-out humor pitched to kids barely old enough to know what's gross and what isn't. The filmmakers even revive Odorama, a gimmick with accompanying scratch-and-sniff cards pioneered by John Waters. Meanwhile, both the animation and the plot are chaotic, cluttered and slapdash. Stay away from this one. PG for mild crude humor. 85 minutes. One and a half stars out of four.
-- By Ben Nuckols, AP Writer
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