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Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (NR)

20th Century Fox / Release date: Feb. 24

In this feature-length flick, Futurama is given a semi-grand send-off. It's really about time, because the animated series was quickly running out of steam. This adventure has an environmental theme that uneasily mixes its hilarious pop-culture quips with an occasionally too-preachy message about conservation. A planet-sized Las Vegas under construction is threatening to use up the galaxy's resources, and Leela (Katey Sagal) aims to take it down. As always, Bender (John Di Maggio) steals the show with a constant misanthropy sure to please fans. For the rest of us, it's a story that would've made a great TV episode, but as a feature it's stretched way too thin. Louis Fowler

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Religulous (R)


In this confrontational documentary from TV commentator/comedian Bill Maher, the in-your-face host visits religious sites where he interviews believers and experts, including the head of a "cannabis church," an anti-Zionist rabbi, a radical Muslim rapper, former Mormons and even his own mother. What could have been simply a cruel film meant to ridicule people for their beliefs feels surprisingly thoughtful, even affectionate at moments. OK, so they are fleeting moments. The foul-mouthed, but funny, Maher is by no means gentle, but he gives his subjects the opportunity to back up their beliefs. The result is an entertaining addition to religious debate. Jill Thomas

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Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!: Season 2 (NR)

Adult Swim/Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Here are a few of the things you'll find in the second season of the utterly surreal, completely brilliant Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!: Karaoke singer and extreme eczema sufferer Casey is killed in a fiery explosion; B.M. Fahrtz improves the smell of his "Poop Tube" device; "Kid Break" sings a rap about kissing your sister on the lips; the Beaver Boys find their shrimp levels are "dangerously high"; the Snuggler snuggles a beaten Tim back to health; and Dr. Steve Brule's health and living reports go awesomely awry. If any of this intrigues you, pick up Season 2. By the second episode, you'll be a convert. Louis Fowler


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