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Thursday, November 29, 2007

"Mr. Bean's Holiday"

Rowan Atkinson's man-child takes his havoc-wreaking ways on the road in what is expected to be the final bow of the nearly silent character he created for British television. In his second big-screen adventure, Atkinson's Bean wins a camcorder and a trip to the sunny French Riviera beaches at Cannes, so the lovable idiot sets out to create a video diary of his journey. Along the way, Bean crosses paths with a beautiful actress, the lost son of a famous filmmaker and a megalomaniacal director (Willem Dafoe) who's premiering his latest work of self-indulgence at the Cannes Film Festival.


One of the year's top independent film successes, this little charmer stars Keri Russell as a pregnant waitress with a creep for a husband, a complicated new romantic relationship and a skill for baking pies that could be her ticket to a new life. The film co-stars Andy Griffith, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines and writer-director Adrienne Shelly, who was murdered last year, two months before "Waitress" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

"Futurama: Bender's Big Score"

Matt Groening's "The Simpsons" scored a hit on the big screen with last summer's feature film. Now his lesser-known animated creation "Futurama" goes the feature-length route with the first of four planned straight-to-DVD movies set in the goofy world of the 31st century, where modern-day slacker Fry has journeyed by way of suspended animation. The defunct cartoon sitcom returns with an adventure in which alien nudist Internet scammers take over Earth and send Fry's obnoxious robot buddy Bender back in time to swipe history's treasures.

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