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Album: Various artists, Glee: The Music (Columbia)

I don't care how many times I'm told that Glee is a smart satire on High School Musical.

DVD: Aliens in the Attic (PG)

The Pearsons' holiday to an old lake house retreat is disrupted as an advance party of aliens planning to invade earth crash land into their attic.

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My life with Orson Welles

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DVD: 17 Again, For retail & rental, (Entertainment in video)

After a disgruntled Matthew Perry wishes that he could relive his glory days as a youthful basketball champ, he wakes up as his 17-year-old self, High School Musical's Zac Efron.

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Baron Cohen's angelic entrance to MTV awards brings out the devil in Eminem

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a British comedian posing as a gay Austrian fashionista landing on Eminem's face.

17 Again (12A)

17 Again is another sharp, super-natural commentary on the trials and tribulations of school, although its mood is different. It opens with Matthew Perry as a disgruntled 37-year-old who's just split up with his wife, Leslie Mann. He wishes he could relive his glory days as a high-school basketball champ, and, one intervention by a magical janitor later, he wakes up as his 17-year-old self, Zac Efron, who does a serviceable job of imitating Perry's mannerisms. It's the kind of well-engineered high-concept comedy that was more common in the 1980s. The diligent plotting gives every character a satisfying storyline, and the smart dialogue doesn't talk down to its target audience. That target audience, of course, is made up of teenage fans of Efron, the High School Musical pin-up, but any accompanying thirtysomethings should enjoy it almost as much.

The Independent Film Forum: Have your say on 17 Again

Zac Efron is the latest pin-up boy from Hollywood. But do you honestly think he has what it really takes to be the next Leonardo DiCaprio? The next film up for discussion in The Independent Film Forum is 17 Again. Is 17 Again a step-up or a step-down for director Burr Steers, whose last film was the indy hit, Igby Goes Down in 2002?

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