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Wild Hogs

Plot: Four suburban weekend warriors (Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy), known as the Wild Hogs, decide to recapture the adventure in their lives and go on a cross-country motorcycle trip. They get entangled with a real biker gang, and end up trying to save a small town from the menacing El Diablo gang led by Jack (Ray Liotta).

Who’s it for: Over-the-hill men who dream of the freedom of the road and the women who put up with them. It’s a comedy that attempts to grab a few laughs without questioning if it makes any sense. And “Wild Hogs” definitely doesn’t respect the true motorcycle lovers.

Actors: There was a time when the four leads in one movie would have impressed me. I was a huge

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Zodiac

Plot: A serial killer is haunting the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s. He gives clues to the press and police who attempt to track him down. Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal), a quiet cartoonist for the San Francisco Chronicle, becomes increasingly obsessed with trying to track down the killer known as the “Zodiac.”

Who’s it for: You have to like thrillers because “Zodiac” has great moments of tension, there is also some troubling violence in the beginning third of the film, but nothing compared to “300” or “The Departed.” The film will also give you a history lesson in how far technology has helped investigations.

SCORECARD

Expectations: The director, David Fincher, gets the most out of his men. Look at his past films such as “Fight Club,” “Se7en,” and “The Game.”

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The Number 23

Plot: Walter Sparrow is a run-of-the-mill normal man. He’s an animal control officer who loves his work and his family. He stumbles upon the book “The Number 23” and his life takes a turn for the worse. Walter becomes obsessed with the novel and the number, starting to worry he could be capable of truly awful things.

Who’s it for: Thriller die-hards who want to see Jim Carrey stretch his acting in a new direction … although this isn’t that good of a direction. Plus, if you are happy Virgina Madsen is back on the map, you could pull a double-feature. Madsen is co-starring in “The Astronaut Farmer” with Billy Bob Thornton, which also opened Feb. 23.

THE SCORECARD

Expectations: I was excited. I’ve been a Jim Carrey fan and love when

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