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The following minireviews are written by Times critics for movies showing this weekend at theaters in the Tampa Bay area. Consult Movie Times on page 4W for theaters and showtimes.

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A Dirty Shame B-

(NC-17) (89 min.) A concussion turns an uptight housewife (Tracey Ullman) into a sex machine steered by an erotic cult leader (Johnny Knoxville). Directed by John Waters, whose bad taste hits a few new lows. Pervasive kinky sexual content, frontal nudity, harsh profanity. _ Channelside 9

First Daughter

(PG) The offspring (Katie Holmes) of a U.S. president (Michael Keaton) enrolls at college, where romance and celebrity hassles await. Mild profanity and sexual situations, brief alcohol abuse. _ Citrus Park 20, Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Starlight 20, University 16, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Largo Mall 8, Tri-City 8, Woodlands Square 20, Muvico Palm Harbor 10, Baywalk 20, Tyrone 6, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Cinema 6, Zota Beacon 10, Citrus Cinemas, Ocala Hollywood 16, Oakmont 8, Royal Palm 20

The Forgotten

(PG-13) A woman (Julianne Moore) searching for her missing child is told by a psychologist (Gary Sinise) that she only imagined being a mother. Mature themes, violence, brief profanity. _ Britton Cinema 8, Channelside 9, Citrus Park 20, Fun-Lan Drive-In, Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Centro Ybor Premier, Muvico Starlight 20, Sunrise Cinemas, University 16, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Largo Mall 8, Tri-City 8, Woodlands Square 20, Muvico Palm Harbor 10, Seminole 8, Baywalk 20, Tyrone 6, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Cinema 6, Zota Beacon 10, Citrus Cinemas, Crystal River Mall 9, Ocala Hollywood 16, Oakmont 8, Royal Palm 20

The Inheritance

(NR) (107 min.) The death of his father forces a man (Ulrich Thomsen) to take control of the family business. Shown with English subtitles. Brief nudity and sexuality, profanity. _ Sunrise Cinemas

Mean Creek B

(R) (88 min.) Teenage revenge on a bully (Josh Peck) goes too far. First-time director Jacob Aaron Estes draws solid performances from a young cast, especially Peck, Rory Culkin and Carly Schroeder. Strong profanity, sexual references, drug and alcohol abuse, mature themes. _ Sunrise Cinemas

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism B+

(Not rated) (77 min.) Robert Greenwald documentary that challenges the Fox News Channel's slogan of "fair and balanced" coverage. _ Sunrise Cinemas

Seducing Doctor Lewis

(NR) (108 min.) A fishing village wants a factory built to save the economy but first needs a full-time physician. Sounds like a blend of Waking Ned Devine and Doc Hollywood. Shown with English subtitles. Mild sexuality, brief profanity. _ Tampa Theatre

Shaun of the Dead B+

(R) (99 min.) An appliance salesman (co-writer Simon Pegg) and his slacker pal (Nick Frost) are too lazy and preoccupied to notice that zombies are munching Londoners. Fast, furious and very, very funny. Graphic, gory violence, harsh profanity. _ Citrus Park 20, Muvico Centro Ybor Premier, Muvico Starlight 20, Veterans Expressway 24, Regency 20, Woodlands Square 20, Baywalk 20

Uncovered: The War on Iraq

(NR) (90 min.) Robert Greenwald documentary chronicaling the Bush administration's case to invade Iraq. A re-edited, longer version of the 2003 documentary Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the War in Iraq. _ Sunrise Cinemas

What the $+! Do We Know!?

(NR; probably R) (108 min.) Unconventional drama-documentary about a photographer (Marlee Matlin) coming to terms with her unhappy life, a story that somehow dramatically represents various theories of quantum physics. _ Burns Court

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