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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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The Brown Bunny C

(NR) (94 min.) A motorcycle racer (writer-director-editor Vincent Gallo) drives cross country to reunite with his lover (Chloe Sevigny). The scandal of the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, now trimmed by 26 minutes. One explicit oral sex scene, profanity, drug abuse, sexual situations, nudity. _ Sunrise Cinemas

Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry B+

(PG-13) (92 min.) The Democratic Party's presidential nominee is profiled, with a focus on his Vietnam War service and antiwar efforts in the 1970s. Brief profanity, grisly war scenes. _ Veterans Expressway 24

Ladder 49

(PG-13) (108 min.) A firefighter (Joaquin Phoenix) trapped in a burning building recalls his professional life while awaiting rescue. John Travolta co-stars as his mentor, the fire chief. Intense fire and rescue scenes, moderate 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

Shark Tale B

(PG) (90 min.) DreamWorks' latest animated effort features a hip fish (voice of Will Smith) involved with a mobster (Robert De Niro) and his sensitive son (Jack Black). Ranks well below Finding Nemo and a cut above The Incredible Mr. Limpet. Crude humor, mild violence. _ Britton Cinema 8, Channelside 9, Channelside Imax, Citrus Park 20, Fun-Lan Drive-In, Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Starlight 20, Sunrise Cinemas, Tampa Pitcher Show, University 16, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Ruskin Drive-In, Largo Mall 8, Tri-City 8, Woodlands Square 20, Muvico Palm Harbor 10, Seminole 8, Baywalk 20, Tyrone 6, Joy-Lan Drive In, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Cinema 6, Zota Beacon 10, Citrus Cinemas, Crystal River Mall 9, Ocala Hollywood 16, Oakmont 8, Royal Palm 20

Woman Thou Art Loosed B-

(R) (94 min.) A death row inmate (Kimberley Elise) reviews her life of drug addiction, loose morals and childhood sexual abuse. Based on the book by Bishop T.D. Jakes, who regularly appears preaching in the film. Strong profanity, sexual situations, violence and drug abuse. _ Channelside 9, Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Starlight 20, University 16, Veterans Expressway 24, Regency 20, Muvico Palm Harbor 10, Baywalk 20, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Royal Palm 20

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