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Jack Black and Michael Cera aim to make ancient history funny in "Year One."
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updated 6/14/2009 6:57:17 PM ET 2009-06-14T22:57:17

Movies
Michael Cera and Jack Black play two Neanderthals who make their way through the ancient world in “Year One.” Along the way they encounter Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Abraham. It seems foolhardy to tread into territory made famous by Monty Python in “Life of Brian,” but if anyone can do it, it’s these two. (Opens June 19)

Sandra Bullock recently told Us Weekly that most romantic comedies are “terrible,” but that didn’t stop her from making “The Proposal.” She stars as the pushy editor-in-chief at a book publishing company who forces her assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her to avoid being deported. And, of course, then these two opposites fall in love. Gosh, it sounds like Sandra Bullock would hate this film. Let’s hope not. (Opens June 19).

Music
Need your JoBro fix? This week, the Jonas Brothers return with their new album, “Lines, Vines and Trying Times.” Will this trio have more staying power than Hansen? Who knows, but Nick Jonas explains the album’s title this way: “Lines are something that someone feeds you, vines are the things that get in the way, and trying times, well, that's obvious.” Profound, no? (On sale June 16)

Speaking of bands with staying power, Spinal Tap returns with a 2-CD package entitled “Back From the Dead.” The CD set is a retrospective of the not-so-fictional band’s career, and includes such hits as “Tonight I’m Going to Rock You Tonight” and “Stonehenge.” It's time to tap in to your inner faux-metalhead. (On sale June 16).

TV
"ER" is over with for good, and "Grey's Anatomy" is in reruns for the summer. But if you need a new medical show, and "Nurse Jackie" isn't enoug:, check out "Hawthorne," with Jada Pinkett Smith as a head nurse who must deal with problems both at work and at home. (Premieres June 16, 9 p.m., TNT.)

DVD
You may know Dominick Dunne from his Vanity Fair columns, his books, his true-crime TV show, or his own fascinating and tragic life story. Daughter Dominique was murdered by her boyfriend shortly after she starred in "Poltergeist," and the stunningly short sentence her murderer received shocked many. "Dominick Dunne" After the Party" focuses on the 82-year-old's life and watches him cover Phil Spector's trial, the final celebrity trial of so many for Dunne. (Out on DVD June 16.)

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