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An ingenious heist, a nifty 3-D movie and Mellencamp's best in years


Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D Directed by Eric Brevig; rated PG; out now To put on 3-D glasses, as cumbersome a visual aid now as they were in the '50s, is already to surrender to cheesiness. This loose take on Jules Verne's novel, with Brendan Fraser as the wayward scientist, is the ideal vehicle for stuff jumping out at you: yo-yos, waterspouts, antennae, dinosaur drool, the works. It's fun for tweens, a sedative for their parents. B-


John Mellencamp Life, Death, Love and Freedom; out July 15 Whereas once his indignation was trained on factory bosses,...

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