After branching out with Punch-Drunk Love, 50 First Dates, and Spanglish, Adam Sandler returns to making movies for the 100-year-old boy in everyone with The Longest Yard (Paramount), an affable, mediocre, reasonably faithful, but ultimately dumbed-down remake of Robert Aldrich's tough-as-nails '70s Burt Reynolds football comedy…

In Da Ali G Show: Da Compleet Second Seazon (HBO), hapless European reporter Borat usurps Ali G as the most ingenious creation of chameleon-like comic genius Sacha Baron Cohen. In one already-legendary sequence, Borat leads an unsuspecting country-western bar in a ditty that begins innocently enough, but soon turns into a shit-kicking celebration of throwing Jews down wells. The fearless Cohen is devoutly Jewish himself, which adds an additional level of irony to the song, which is as morally abhorrent as it is toe-tappingly infectious…

Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh—half of the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe—co-wrote (with Katie Roberts) and co-star in the intermittently funny comedy Martin & Orloff (Anchor Bay), in which a depressed ad executive meets a psychiatrist who seems determined to drive him over the edge. It's generally not as funny as the people involved, but the good parts make it worth a look. Don't, for instance, miss Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, and Janeane Garofalo's production of the Southern belle drama The Mint Juleps Club…

Advertisement

The deserving winner of last year's Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary, Born Into Brothels (Thinkfilm) examines the hard lives and fledgling photography careers of the impoverished children of Calcutta prostitutes, and the nice American lady who inspires and is inspired by them…

Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey's Inside Deep Throat (Universal) tries to turn the hubbub and controversy surrounding the release of the seminal porn film Deep Throat into a joyous celebration of '70s-style sexual liberation. Too bad the dreary facts of the case don't support their argument. The resulting candy-colored, deeply groovy doc sure isn't boring, but it isn't exactly, you know, deep, either.