Picks and Pans Review: Now Playing

UPDATED 09/18/2000 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 09/18/2000 at 01:00 AM EDT

Backstage Documentary about a concert tour with rappers DMX and Jay-Z–both of whom come across as hardworking, dedicated artists–shows many of their fellow rappers smoking weed and groping groupies. (R)

Bring It On Teen satire with Kirsten Dunst views race relations through the prism of cheerleading. Like, really. Give mean F, a U and an N.(PG-13)

The Cell Throw away the key. Jennifer Lopez stars as a psychologist who enters the mind of a killer. Vivid visuals can't mask weak story and characters. (R)

Nurse Betty Expect the unexpected in this engagingly offbeat tale of a waitress (Renée Zellweger, in her best performance yet) who, after inadvertently witnessing a murder, gets amnesia and becomes convinced that she's a character on her favorite soap opera. (R)

The Original Kings of Comedy Laughter reigns as stand-up comics Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and Bernie Mac let loose. (R)

The Replacements Formulaic football comedy stars Keanu Reeves, who's easy on the eyes. (PG-13)

Saving Grace Mellow British comedy about a widow (Brenda Blethyn) who grows marijuana to pay off her debts. (R)

Space Cowboys Clint Eastwood's a blast as an old astronaut. (PG-13)

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