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Best bets: 'Horrible Bosses' get comeuppance

Hard to buy Jennifer Aniston as a bad boss, but if the studio says so. Also this week: Kevin James is the "Zookeeper"; fireworks fly in 'A Capitol Fourth."
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Who hasn't had a bad boss? In "Horrible Bosses," three friends team up to murder the managers who make their lives hell, with help from a con artist played by Jamie Foxx. The cast includes Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day as the employees, and Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell as the evil executives. (Opens July 8.)

The zoo animals love kindhearted "Zookeeper" Griffin Keyes (Kevin James), but women don't feel the same way. When he decides to leave the zoo and get a real life, the animals reveal their big secret — they can talk — and set out to help him. This PG-rated romp features animal voices from Cher, Adam Sandler, Sylvester Stallone and Don Rickles. (Opens July 8.)

Not planning to take in some real-life fireworks this year? You can still enjoy the rocket's red glare from the comfort of your couch by tuning in to "A Capitol Fourth: America's Independence Day Celebration," aired live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. In addition to the traditional armed forces bands, Jordin Sparks, Matthew Morrison, Little Richard and Josh Groban will perform. (July 4, PBS, 8 p.m.)

Politicians of all parties just can't stay out of trouble. Before John Edwards and Anthony Weiner there was Eliot Spitzer, former New York governor who turned out to be a client of a prostitution ring. The documentary "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer" was highly praised -- the San Francisco Chronicle calls it "dishy and engrossing" -- and if you have the Bio Channel, you can now watch it at home. (July 6, 9 p.m., Bio Channel.)

Ever long for a calmer, quieter life in a more innocent era, like that written of in Zane Grey westerns? Tune in to "Sweetgrass" on PBS's "POV" to remove yourself from urban sprawl. The documentary follows modern cowboys leading their sheep up into the Absaroka-Beartooth mountains of Montana for summer pasture. But this is no "Brokeback Mountain" -- no Hollywood stars or dramatic plotlines here, just a simpler world and a dying profession. (July 5, PBS, check local listings for times.)

Wills and Kate just got hitched two months ago, but if you're ready to relive the nuptials again, pick up the official "Royal Wedding" DVD. In addition to all the pomp, circumstance, and Pippa, the disc also includes the only interview the couple gave after announcing their engagement. See Diana's gorgeous sapphire ring on Kate's finger! Watch them squirm when asked about kids! Be glad — or sad, depending on your views — that America doesn't have a monarchy to pay for! (On DVD July 5.) The Royals section

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper is's movies editor.