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Picks and Pans Review: Alynda's Picks

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CAPTAIN AMERICA

Here’s a fine example of why it’s best not to judge a movie by its trailer. Captain America looked like effects-driven idiocy, but it proved to be a crackling setup for next year’s The Avengers. Fun fact: Chris Evans’s pecs are indeed special—but not CGI.

FAST FIVE

Easily the best of the Fast and Furious set, Fast Five had energy, a terrific sense of humor and a multi-culti cast that’s as hot as the cars. The DVD features an extended version, but the theatrical cut is plenty for all but die-hard fans.