DVD: Paul Blart - Mall Cop

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This so-so comedy starsKevin James as a rotundshopping-mall securityguard who falls overrepeatedly while tacklinga gang of skateboardingcrooks. Essentially abelated Die Hard pastiche,it's as uninspired as themall it's set in, but it'shalfway palatable thanksto James' likeable, bigheartedperformance,and at least it's free of thegross-out gags and misanthropythat drag downmost films produced byAdam Sandler. Believe itor not, it's one of thisyear's biggest US boxofficehits so far.