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At the end of “Son in Law” (1993) everyone poses for a photo while Pauly Shore shouts, “Say cheesy! That’s pretty much all you need to know. Cheesy. It takes place on a farm in South Dakota, but should have been filmed in Wisconsin. Pauly does his California weirdo schtick while everyone else plays their cliche small town roles, with an assist from the conniving high school d-bag who is in every movie with a teen plot element. But let’s face it, I don’t think anybody was pretending this was “Macbeth.” And cheese is good for you now and then.

“Night at the Museum” (2006) is a perfectly harmless, somewhat entertaining movie that promotes father-son bonding, history appreciation, museums and reading. Ben Stiller stars as the museum night watchman who learns that history really can come alive. For some reason, Stiller carries an aura of unlikeability in many of his movies, and this is one of them. It’s too bad, because supporting characters Robin Williams (Teddy Roosevelt) and Owen Wilson (cowboy) are a lot of fun. It’s a kids/families movie, so there’s lots of physical humor and some ham-fisted jokes that make you groan. But like I said, it’s harmless.