A few not-so-shocking giveaways about this week’s new movie releases, including Justice League and Frank Serpico
Matthew Lickona 6 p.m., Nov. 17
Half a dozen Vegas vacationers are picked at random, for the private betting pleasure of high-rollers, to chase down the two million dollars in a locker in Silver City, New Mexico. Bargain-basement Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, sharing shelf space with Scavenger Hunt and Million Dollar Mystery. The opening credits -- animated cutouts of the cast members with oversized heads -- are cute and peppy; and the closing credits -- actual cast members diving into the crowd at a rock concert -- are fun, too. The in-between -- with plenty of animal abuse for "dark" and "edgy" humor -- is a desert. Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Seth Green, Jon Lovitz, Breckin Meyer, Kathy Najimy, Amy Smart; directed by Jerry Zucker. 2001.