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Best bets: 'Cars 2' takes over the world

Lightning McQueen and pals are back, and ready for a global race. Also this week: "True Blood" returns; "The Adjustment Bureau" comes to DVD.
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The original "Cars" came out in 2006, and has been living on ever since via DVD, kids' clothing and toys of all kinds. Now kids have another chance to completely go crazy for the wheeled wonders, as "Cars 2" takes Lightning McQueen and tow truck Mater overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix. And it's in 3-D, of course. If this movie doesn't win the box office, we'll eat our radiator. (Opens June 24.)

Not to be confused with "Bad Lieutenant" or "Bad Santa," "Bad Teacher" is a comedy featuring Cameron Diaz as a terrible teacher who tries to woo wealthy, dorky colleague Justin Timberlake. The film's raunch and humor has been compared to Judd Apatow's work, so if you're a "Knocked Up" fan, you may want to enroll in summer school. (Opens June 24.)

There's a journalism saying: Tomorrow's news won't fit in yesterday's boxes. All journalists, but especially newspaper employees, are struggling to figure out what the boxes of tomorrow look like, thanks to constant technological and social media changes. The filmmakers behind the documentary "Page One: Inside The New York Times," trekked through that paper's newsroom for a full year, watching the staff struggle with those kinds of questions. Media columnist David Carr, who's recanted his own life struggles in the bestseller "Night of the Gun," is at the center of the film. (Opens June 24.)

The first eight minutes of the new season of "True Blood" have already surfaced on the Web, and while we don't want to drop any spoilers here, let's say that fans are drooling over the revelations. If you don't want to know where Sookie ended up at the end of season three, don't click on this link. But if we know "True Blood" fans, you just can't resist. Sharpen your fangs for season four. (Season four premieres June 26, 10 p.m., HBO.)

The wonders whipped up on "Kings of Pastry" look too amazing to eat. The "POV" episode covers the French competition for a prize that's been called "the Nobel Prize for pastry." (Only in France!) The filmmakers are behind such highly praised documentaries as "The War Room" and "," so they know how to tell a story. (June 21, 10 p.m., PBS.)

"The Adjustment Bureau"
is that rare drama that is neither shockingly violent, too talky or too boring. Matt Damon plays a handsome wannabe senator who suddenly discovers there's a whole group of fedora-wearing men out there controlling his fate. (John Slattery of "Mad Men" shines as one of them.) Damon's character really wants to hook up with a dancer played by Emily Blunt, but the Adjustment Bureau has its reasons for wanting them to stay separated. Roger Ebert calls it "a smart and good movie," although he admits it could have been even better. Hold on to your hats. (Out on DVD June 21.)

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper is's movies editor.