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This Week's New Movies: "Bad Teacher" & "Cars 2" Lead the Pack

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    Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy are the voices of Lightning McQueen and Mater, who are joined in their latest mission, an international caper, by the likes of Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer. "Cars 2" opens June 24. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    It's a surprisingly thin field, as this week offers a disappointing comedy, a sequel to a not well-loved film, a load of docs and a bunch of random indies.

    Bad Teacher
    Cameron Diaz stars as a middle-school teacher trying to save money to buy breasts implants so she can bed the hot, rich new substitute, Justin Timberlake. Co-stars Jason Segel and Lucy Punch. In theaters everywhere, read our review and watch the trailer

    Cars 2
    Lightning McQueen and Mater go overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix, only to find themselves caught up in some international espionage. In theaters everywhere, read our review and watch the trailer

    Pixar Unveils 17th--and Final?--Clip From "Cars 2"

    [NATL] "Cars 2"
    Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy are the voices of Lightning McQueen and Mater, who are joined in their latest mission, an international caper, by the likes of Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer. "Cars 2" opens June 24. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    A Better Life
    From Chris Weitz ("About a Boy") comes the story of a Mexican immigrant fighting to forge a better life for his son growing up in Los Angeles. In limited release, watch the trailer

    Around June
    A young woman living at home with her father, who is still grieving over the loss of his wife, falls for a young man, throwing all their lives into turmoil. In limited release, watch the trailer

    "Bad Teacher," Good Trailer

    [NATL] "Bad Teacher"
    After getting dumped by her sugar daddy, a degenerate junior high teacher, Cameron Diaz, sets her sights on the rich new substitute. Co-stars Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake. Opens June 24. (Published Wednesday, May 25, 2011)

    Beginning of the Great Revival
    The epic tale of the Chinese Revolution, the overthrowing of the Qing Dynasty and the sowing of the seeds of the nation's Communist Party. In limited release, watch the trailer

    Conan O'Brien Can't Stop
    After walking away from the most coveted job ion TV, O'Brien went across the country on a concert tour, bringing along with him a documentary crew. In limited release, watch the trailer

    General Orders No. 9
    First-time writer-director Bob Persons spent 11 years making this groundbreaking documentary about the loss of a way of life in the American South. In limited release, watch the trailer

    If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
    A doc about group of environmentalists who went to war against corporate America and found themselves branded as terrorists. In limited release, watch the trailer

    Leap Year
    The intensely erotic tale of a young Mexican woman whose social life is just a string of one-stands until she meets a man who inspires her to reveal the truth about her past. In limited release, watch the trailer

    The Names of Love
    A beautiful young lefty with ah history of converting conservative men by sleeping with them finds her efforts stymied by an older, centrist scientist in this French romantic comedy. In limited release, watch the trailer

    Raw Faith
    A documentary about Marilyn Sewell, a socially progressive Unitarian minister in Portland community, who slowly comes to the painful decision to abandon her flock. In limited release, watch the trailer

    Turtle: The Incredible Journey
    And yet another doc, this one following a loggerhead turtle that follows the route taking by its ancestors, from the beaches of Florida, toward the Arctic, around North America, off to Africa and back to the place of her birth. In limited release, watch the trailer