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WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN? 3 stars (PG-13) Morgan Spurlock tries the cheeky approach that worked so well in 2004's Super Size Me in his journey through the Arab world on the United States' so-called War on Terror with often mixed and sometimes dismal results. Spurlock is at his worst when he tries to personalize a complex situation that has broader implications for the people in foreign lands he seeks to understand, and is at his best when simply letting those people explain themselves. To his credit, their stories, when told, are as wrenching as they are revealing. -- Simmons

YOUNG@HEART 3 stars (NR) Director Stephen Walker offers a funny and uplifting documentary about the Young@Heart chorus, a group of New England senior citizens with a penchant for puckish covers of punk rock and other incongruous hits. Faux music video segments (including "I Wanna Be Sedated") come too close to mocking the elderly charmers, and Walker's incessant, tell-don't-show narration nearly botches what should be a can't-miss subject for a nonfiction film. Walker nevertheless offers unforgettable portraits of feisty octogenarians who set an inspiring example of how to face the end of life with spirit and dignity. -- Holman

ZOMBIE STRIPPERS 1 star (R) If you've ever seen a campy, fake movie trailer on the Internet and thought, "They should make a whole movie of that," Zombie Strippers, starring porn star Jenna Jameson and "Freddie Krueger" Robert Englund, will make you think again. After about 15 tolerable minutes of this ultralow-budget schlock satire, the premise runs thin and you're stuck with bad acting and unbelievably terrible jokes. Zombie Strippers gets bonus points for using the classic absurdist play Rhinoceros as a template for its tale of flesh-eating pole dancers. -- Holman

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