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“School for Scoundrels”Directed by Todd PhillipsBilly Bob Thornton plays the scoundrel and “Napoleon Dynamite’s” Jon Heder (the name of that movie will forever precede his name) plays the dweeb.Scoundrel teaches Dweeb to be less dweeby. Dweeb learns that being a scoundrel is not cool. Dweebiness comes out on top in the end. Hey, I just saved you $7.75. You’re welcome. (PG-13)

“Open Season”Directed by Roger Allers, Jill Culton and Anthony StacchiMartin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher lend their voices to Boog the Bear and Elliot the Buck in the year’s 2,300th computer-animated movie.If I have to watch one more furry, jive-talking forest animal pump its fists in a circular motion (“Go Boog! Go Boog!”), I will blast it full of shotgun pellets and mount it on my wall. (PG)

“The Guardian”Directed by Andrew DavisWe’ve been good this year, apparently, if we’re getting two Ashton Kutcher movies in one weekend! Yes, rub your eyes and unclog your ears, disbelieving readers!Either this movie’s about the perils of coast guard duties in tumultuous waters, or it’s what Kutcher calls his wife Demi Moore when she takes him to R-rated movies. (PG-13)

“The Science of Sleep”Directed by Michel GondryToo much…visual clutter! Flighty preciousness…overload! Must talk like…this!Music-video whiz Michel Gondry clogs our arteries with this fatty helping of dreamscapey goodness starring Gael Garcia Bernal as a man-child who cannot separate his love life from his fantasy life.He’s lucky-for some people, their love life is their fantasy life. (R)

MIDNIGHT MADNESS AT THE TOWER! FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!”Lunacy”Directed by Jan SvankmajerIt’s inspired by the works of Edgar Allen Poe, the Marquis de Sade and the beloved techniques of meat puppeteers.When will the Tower start showing sick and bizarre films again instead of this conservative, family-friendly tripe? Grow a backbone, Tower Theatre! (NR)