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New releases

A look at what's new on the video shelves.

By TIMES STAFF WRITER
Published July 27, 2006


Benchwarmers

DIRECTOR: Dennis Dugan

CAST: Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz, Craig Kilborn, Molly Sims, Tim Meadows

SYNOPSIS: Childhood pals (Spade, Schneider, Heder) become grown-up babies, picking on youth baseball teams to regain self-respect.

WHAT WE SAID: The St. Petersburg Times did not review this movie.

MPAA RATING: PG-13; crude and suggestive humor and language

RUNNING TIME: 80 min.

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Ask the Dust

DIRECTOR: Robert Towne

CAST: Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Justin Kirk, Donald Sutherland, Dame Eileen Atkins, Idina Menzel

SYNOPSIS: A struggling author (Farrell) falls in love with a waitress (Hayek) in 1930s Los Angeles, familiar turf for writer-director Towne (Chinatown).

WHAT WE SAID: The Times did not review this film.

MPAA RATING: R; some sexuality, nudity and language

RUNNING TIME: 117 min.

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Final Destination 3

DIRECTOR: James Wong

CAST: Ryan Merriman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kris Lemche, Alex Johnson

SYNOPSIS: Another group of teenagers can't avoid their deadly fate after they survive an amusement park disaster.

WHAT WE SAID: The Times did not review this movie.

MPAA RATING: R; strong horror violence/gore, language and some nudity

RUNNING TIME: 115 min.

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Awesome, I . . . Shot That

DIRECTOR: Nathaniel Hornblower

CAST: Mike D, Adam Horovitz (Adrock), Nathaniel Hornblower (Adam Yauch/MCA), Doug E. Fresh, Mix Master Mike, Money Mark

SYNOPSIS: Documentary produced when the Beastie Boys handed video cameras to members of the audience at a 2004 show in Madison Square Garden.

WHAT WE SAID: The Times did not review this movie.

MPAA RATING: R; language

RUNNING TIME: 90 min.

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