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After the Sunset -- Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Woody Harrelson star in this slightly familiar tale of a master career jewel thief (Brosnan), comfortably retired after his last big score (very comfortably, thank you, with statuesque partner Hayek). But he's drawn back into the cat-and-mouse shadow world by his lifelong nemesis, a tenacious FBI agent (Harrelson). Expect improbably snappy dialogue and a James Bondian level of international intrigue set in beautiful locations. Rated: PG-13





Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason -- This sequel is nothing more than a rehash of the original, in reverse. It's a few weeks later, and slightly plump Bridget (Renee Zellweger) is now happily involved with dullard Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). That's different. But when caddish Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) happens by, she goes all goofy on him again -- maybe because he adores her big panties. The problem: No one is even likeable. Mark is above everyone, Daniel is a jerk, and Bridget, well, poor Bridget is a self-deprecating dummy. An exasperatingly unfunny comedy. (ES) Rated R





Seed of Chucky -- Could anyone still be scared by this husky-voiced plastic doll? If you know anybody who is, they're lame - and you'll probably find them this holiday season watching this latest addition to the Child's Play series. As a scary movie, it's no Halloween and no Friday the 13th - it's just campy. Chucky was married when we last left him, and in this episode, their child resurrects him and his wife Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly). The three of them go on a bloody joy ride of death and destruction. Yawn. (LS) Rated: R





Publication date: 11/11/04