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June 20, 2002|Kenneth Turan

* New this Week: They haven't renamed "The Shipping News" as "How Quoyle Got His Groove Back," but that's pretty much what they've turned E. Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel into. With Kevin Spacey miscast as the oafish Quoyle, this is the latest installment in director Lasse Hallstrom's ("Cider House Rules," "Chocolat") apparently endless series of unconvincingly life-affirming productions. "Shipping News" also follows its predecessors in its zeal to reduce complex literary material to predictable, audience-friendly elements. With Judi Dench, Scott Glenn, Pete Postlethwaite, Rhys Ifans, Gordon Pinset and Julianne Moore.

Top 5 VHS rentals:

1. Harry Potter and the

Sorcerer's Stone

2. Vanilla Sky

3. Ocean's 11

4. The Mothman

Prophecies

5. The Others

Top 5 DVD rentals:

1. The Mothman

Prophecies

2. Harry Potter and the

Sorcerer's Stone

3. Vanilla Sky

4. Ocean's 11

5. The Others

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