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by Inlander Staff & r & Duece Bigalow: European -- Rob Schneider is back in this sequel as the Deuce, your average Everyman who, incredibly, has a way with the ladies. In this installment, Deuce wants to be the best he-ho he can be, so he travels to Europe to perfect his skills. And it's pretty much the same ol' same ol' from there. Rated R (LS)

Four Brothers -- John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood, 2 Fast 2 Furious) directs this action/drama about four brothers looking to avenge their mother's death. Stars none other than the ever-dapper Andre 3000 of Outkast. Rated R (MC)

The Great Raid -- For a film that starts with so much emotion and ends with so much action, there sure isn't much going on in the middle. A group of Army Rangers is sent to rescue more than 500 American soldiers from a Japanese prisoner of war camp in the waning days of World War II. But they all move and talk in something akin to slow motion, and the only mildly interesting side plots -- stolen medical supplies, a forbidden love interest -- feel tacked-on and phony. That's not good when this is supposed to be a true story. (ES) Rated R

Murderball -- A topic that could have been easily overwhelmed with schmaltz gets riveting treatment here. Murderball is a documentary about quadriplegics who play gritty, full-contact rugby Mad Max-style in customized wheelchairs -- overcoming unimaginable physical and mental obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece. At the Met, Aug. 15-26. Rated R (MC)

The Skeleton Key -- Kate Hudson (mercifully) leaves the romantic comedies behind for a while as she takes up hospice work with an aging couple (John Hurt and Gena Rowlands) inside their creepy bayou mansion. Voodoo, old school scares and Peter Sarsgaard (Shattered Glass) round out this supernatural thriller penned by The Ring's Ehren Kruger. Rated PG-13 (SB)

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