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Three new comedies milk formula for romance. You may fall hard — for the sound tracks

Joseph Gordon-Levitt woos Zooey Deschanel in (500) Days of Summer

The movie calendar is weird. The summer blockbuster season begins the first week in May (this year: Wolverine), reaches its twin peaks the weeks of Memorial Day and July 4, then gradually subsides. We're still in midsummer, yet there's only one ginormous action adventure (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) awaiting release, and not a cartoon hero or a dinosaur — or a cartoon dinosaur — in sight. Suddenly it's the time of real people learning how to cope with recognizable problems. The Hollywood kind of problems — the ones that can be solved in under two hours....

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