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A Sound of Thunder (PG-13)

Director: Peter Hyams. With Edward Burns, Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack. (102 min.)

In 2055, time travel is big business. But on a trip back 65 million years to hunt dinosaurs, one Time Safari customer steps on - yes - a butterfly and thus changes the course of natural evolution. As Ryer (Burns) is about to hop in the time machine to save the world from poorly rendered digital lizard-apes, he says, "We have to make sure this never happens again." We beg you. Grade: F - David S. Hauck

Transporter 2 (PG-13)

Director: Louis Leterrier. With Jason Statham, Amber Valletta, Matthew Modine. (88 min.)

When a small army of thugs kidnaps a little boy, his driver/ bodyguard (Statham) turns Miami upside down to get him back, only to learn the whole thing was part of a plot more nefarious than the film industry's conspiracy to turn movies into live-action video games. If "The Transporter" was mindless fun, this sequel suggests there can be an IQ less than zero. …

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