Scott Marks noon, March 28
The Dukes of Hazzard
Big-screen transplant of the hayseed TV comedy circa 1980, a younger cousin of the likes of Smokey and the Bandit. There is thus a sort of rough justice in casting the mummified Burt Reynolds, the one-time Bandit, as an odious backwoods bigwig, a greedy pig named Hogg. One early chuckle -- an audio autobiography of car racer Al Unser, Jr., as read by Laurence Fishburne -- is followed by endless miles of teeth-grinding. With Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Jessica Simpson, and Willie Nelson; directed by Jay Chandrasekhar. 2005.