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Film Times & Brief Film Reviews 

Film times are good from Friday, Oct. 12 through Thursday, Oct. 18.

Our rating system uses zero to four stars. If a movie has no rating, it has not been reviewed by Laura Boyes (LB), Godfrey Cheshire (GC), David Fellerath (DF), Kathy Justice (KJ), Neil Morris (NM) or Zack Smith (ZS).

Opening This Week

BHOOL BHULAIYAA (LABYRINTH)—Newlyweds Shiney Ahuja and Vidya Balan move into his family's sprawling ancestral mansion despite dire warnings, and unlock a door that should never have been opened. The couple summon American psychiatrist Akshay Kumar to be their ghostbuster in this haunted-house comedy helmed by current laugh raja Priyadarshan. Not rated. —LB

DEEP WATER—The late 1960s was styled a New Elizabethan Age, when the last geographic frontiers were challenged. In 1968, the public imagination was caught by a nonstop race by solo sailors to circumnavigate the globe. One particular competitor, Donald Crowhurst, wasn't a proper seaman but a dreamer who messed about in boats. Miraculously finding sponsors, he embarked on the "race of the century." Inspired by classic tales of English derring-do but haunted by his massive financial commitment, fear of failure and his own deteriorating psyche, he logged his adventure in journals, 16mm film and reel-to-reel tape recordings. This documentary uses the material to recount a riveting tale of fearlessness and delusion. A sobering counterpoint to In the Shadow of the Moon, which delineates less conflicted heroism, this compellingly film by directors Louise Ormond and Jerry Rothwell tells the story of an ordinary man embroiled by fate and human frailty, a tale that no one could possibly make up. Rated PG. —LB

ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE—Director Shekhar Kapur's original depiction of Elizabeth I's ascent to power succeeded largely because it focused on the lost innocence of a teenage girl, culminating with a selfless transfiguration for the sake of her reign and people. Kapur's sequel tracks the middle years of the Elizabeth's reign, a period that saw the Anglo-Spanish War and the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots (Samantha Morton). The director attempts to deconstruct the Virgin Queen through a bloated costume melodrama that feels drawn from the same cinematic playbook as Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. In a tale imbued with all the intrigue of a Harlequin novella, lonely Elizabeth faces a midlife crisis by again pining for forbidden romance—this time with Sir Walter Raleigh (the ubiquitous Clive Owen)—and combating personal and political betrayals. Reprising her role as the title character, Cate Blanchett chews the scenery in a futile attempt to prop up this royal mess. Rated PG-13. —NM

THE FINAL SEASON—The true backstory to this inspiration-soaked sports pic is far more captivating than its onscreen manifestation. Baseball is king in the tiny town of Norway, Iowa, where the local high school team has won 19 straight state championships under the leadership of legendary Coach Jim Van Scoyoc (Powers Boothe). However, education board bureaucrats decide to close Norway High in 1991 and merge with a nearby larger school district, bringing Van Scoyoc's tenure to an end and ushering in newbie coach Kent Stock (Sean Astin) to helm the team's last season. There is lot wafting about here concerning the sacrificing of small-town Americana for the sake of so-called "progress." Unfortunately, there is also the mustiness of every sports-movie cliché packaged with all the spontaneity of director David Mickey Evans' recent direct-to-video duds. Rated PG. —NM

GREAT WORLD OF SOUND—First-time director and North Carolina School of the Arts graduate Chris Zobel assembles a cinematic gem, filmed in and around Charlotte, that revolves around the practice of so-called "song sharking," a scam in which nefarious companies lure musicians into parting with money under the auspices of sealing a record deal. Martin (Pat Healy) and Clarence (Kene Holliday) take a job with the titular, fly-by-night record company believing they are ferreting out new talent and helping them realize their dreams. The majority of onscreen auditions were arranged by soliciting musical tryouts in local newspapers, just like the fictional company, with hidden cameras recording the interaction between them and the lead actors. The result is a moving, if occasionally sluggish, indie that Zobel imbues with Cassavetes-style authenticity and Altmanesque breeziness, highlighted by a performance from Holliday that deserves to be remembered come Oscar season. Rated R. —NM

THE HUNTING PARTY—This black comedy is loosely based on an Esquire magazine article by American journalist Scott Anderson about Western reporters who reunited in Sarajevo and made a half-hearted attempt to catch accused war criminal Radavan Karadzic. In Richard Shepard's fictionalized adaptation, the team is led by Simon Hunt (Richard Gere), a former hotshot television war correspondent discredited after an on-air meltdown that occurred while covering Serbian atrocities. Five years after the end of the war, Simon reunites with Duck (Terrence Howard), his former field cameraman and a young network intern (Jesse Eisenberg) to go on a fool's errand to find and capture the notorious "Fox," a brutal Serb strongman with a $5 million bounty on his head. Part Heart of Darkness, part James Bond, and part buddy comedy, the film's conflicting tones bounce off each other like bumper cars, leading to scenes of utter atrocity and high-minded idealism juxtaposed against a farcical undercurrent. Rated R. —NM

LAAGA CHUNARI MEIN DAAG (JOURNEY OF A WOMAN)—Two fun-loving sisters (Rani Mukerji and Konkona Sen Sharma, perhaps Bollywood's best actresses) in the holy city of Banares face a crisis. In order for the younger to continue her studies, the elder moves to Mumbai and secretly supports the family through prostitution. Can their romances with beaus Abhishek Bachchan and Kunal Kapoor survive her shame? Not rated. —LB

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MICHAEL CLAYTON—Playing a bottom-drawer Manhattan lawyer sucked into a web of corporate corruption, George Clooney gives a dead-on performance that may well be what gets this riveting, downbeat thriller to the Oscars. Yet the film's most striking virtue is Tony Gilroy's inventive script, which withholds just enough information to leave the viewer both off-center and thoroughly absorbed. Making an impressive directorial debut, Gilroy delivers a tense, atmospheric drama that notable for a number of fine performances in a cast that also includes Tom Wilkinson and Tilda Swinton. Reviewed on page 94. Rated R. —GC

WE OWN THE NIGHT—Look simply to the presence of ol' Robert Duvall as a ramrod police chief-cum-crotchety dad for a whiff of the solid, yet unremarkable air to this cops-and-gangsters flick, which evokes everything from 1970s police dramas to The Departed to writer-director James Gray's own Little Odessa. Indeed, Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg, who co-starred in Gray's The Yards, re-team as brothers toeing opposite sides of the law—Wahlberg's Joseph followed in his father's formidable footsteps as a decorated police officer, while Phoenix's Bobby discarded his family name for the glam life of manager of a Brooklyn nightclub that serves as a front for the Russian mafia. The near-murder of Joseph presents Bobby with a crossroads of conscience. It is only Phoenix's sublimity that carries a film that otherwise could not have been more studied or formulaic had it been directed by Barry Levinson. Rated R. —NM

WHY DID I GET MARRIED—The secret's out about Tyler Perry, who has scored huge under-the-radar hits with his brand of moralistic, deep-fried slapstick typified by his beloved (or reviled) role as the pistol-packing drag granny Madea. His latest effort, however, looks to be a change of pace: With snowfall and sweaters and a 30- and 40-something cast (Michael Jai White, Janet Jackson and Perry himself), this film looks more like The Black Chill than the folksy yukfests that made Perry's name. Rated PG-13.

Current Releases

3:10 TO YUMAWalk the Line director James Mangold helms a spirited remake of Delmer Daves' 1957 Western, in which a financially strapped rancher (Christian Bale) joins a posse attempting to deliver a captured outlaw (Russell Crowe) to the train to prison. Compared to the sleek original, the new movie is bigger, noisier, more violent and longer. But at a time when Westerns are rare, it's a pleasure to see one done with this film's energy and conviction; it brims with the genre's traditional satisfactions, and Crowe's subtle, commanding performance ranks with his best. Rated R. —GC

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE—Director Julie Taymor (The Lion King, Frida) attempts to take the decade of the 1960s, fold it flat and slide it into the record sleeve of a Beatles LP. Lucy (sort-of-from-Raleigh Evan Rachel Wood) and Jude (Jim Sturgess) conduct a slow burning romance that mirrors the decade's turbulence. Dinner-table squabbles about long hair and the Vietnam war spawn the counterculture, and Taymor scores the zeitgeist to 33 Beatles songs we all know by heart. Both pedestrian and mind-blowing, it falters by not being audacious enough. Rated PG-13. —LB

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM—A gritty and taut atmosphere lingers as director Paul Greengrass and screenwriter Tony Gilroy handle plot and character development with a deft touch, punctuated by sensational stunt work and intricate set pieces. If there is a criticism to be issued, it is the air of redundancy that sets in after making three films using the same general formula. Rated PG-13. —NM

THE BRAVE ONE—Jodie Foster's career has known many violent films, but the former child actress achieves a new level of hardened rage as she transforms from optimist to tortured gunslinger in this vigilante tale. Foster plays the once-peaceful Erica Bain, a radio host whose life is transformed after three street punks attack her and her fiancé, David (Naveen Andrews), in Central Park. Although the intense violence will make some uncomfortable, this film is compelling and captivating in its critique of the morality of revenge, the power of unplanned rage and redemption from the confines of the psychosomatic mind of the victim. Rated R. —KJ

EASTERN PROMISES—For David Cronenberg, an early purveyor of the body/venereal horror genre, this is his most genuine work since 1996's Crash—a wallow in the multicultural borscht running through London's seamy underbelly. The film's yuletide setting is no coincidence, for this is also Cronenberg's Nativity story and as such is one of his most subversive works. A baby named Christina is born and wiseguys are summoned from the East—including laconic thug Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen)—to exterminate the child and her adoptive caregiver (Naomi Watts). Rated R. —NM

THE FEAST OF LOVE—Septuagenarian director Robert Benton (Kramer vs. Kramer) tackles the adaptation of Charles Baxter's third novel, The Feast of Love, with a heavy-handed optimism. Feast centers around the intersecting lives of four Oregon couples representing love in various degrees of intensity, but the poetic musing of the film's resident philosopher/ narrator Harry Stevenson (Morgan Freeman) clutters the narrative with musty wisdom, preventing each couple from transforming into realistic, palpable characters. The major pitfall of the film, however, exists in Benton's gratuitous lust for the female form, where nudity and lovemaking is substituted for emotional depth. Rated R. —KJ

FEEL THE NOISE—A aspiring musician from the South Bronx flees the city and finds refuge with his estranged father in Puerto Rico. where he is introduced to reggaeton. Rated PG-13.

THE GAME PLANFamily fun from Disney: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson plays an NFL football star who discovers he has a daughter he didn't know about. Rated PG.

GOOD LUCK CHUCK—In lieu of the bomb pictured next to this review, a mushroom cloud would more accurately gauge the measure of a film for which there are no stars, grades or thumbs low enough. I am now certain of three things: Cook and Jessica Alba are awful actors, Dan Fogler is a blight on the medium of cinema and this is the worst film I have ever seen in a theater. Rated R. —NM

THE HEARTBREAK KID—Ben Stiller's Eddie Cantrow is a commitment-phobic sporting goods salesman who marries his bombshell girlfriend (Cameron Diaz clone Malin Akerman), only to find she's not the woman of his dreams in a hilarious sequence of turn-offs (among them are her deviated septum, penchant for rough sex and broadcasting of bodily functions). When things take a turn for the worse on this honeymoon from hell, Cantrow discovers another lady on a Mexican beach. But the Farrellys' gross-out fuel only takes the film to the halfway mark, leaving its audience stalled. Rated R. —KJ

IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON—David Sington's prize-winning documentary provides a spellbinding account of the 1960s Apollo program to reach the moon. Composed of vintage space footage, some unseen since it was shot, and interviews with surviving astronauts including Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins, Charlie Duke and Edgar Mitchell (though not, alas, reclusive Neil Armstong) the film makes humanity's first and only venture to another world at once thrilling and thought-provoking, since it inevitably asks why such grand enterprises seem beyond us now. Reviewed on page 52. Rated PG. —GC

IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH—As a retired military man who launches an intensive personal investigation after his soldier son, just back from Iraq, goes missing, Tommy Lee Jones gives a haunted, finely calibrated performance that is the one reason to see the latest from writer-director Paul Haggis. Otherwise, the Big Statement Haggis imagines he's making about the Iraq War's consequences gets almost entirely ground up in the gears of crime-movie mechanics. And though Haggis thankfully dispenses with the simplistic bombast of Crash, the "restraint" he practices here is dull and formulaic. Rated R. —GC

THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB—Four romantically challenged women and one man form a club to read and discuss the six novels of Jane Austen; thereby begins a group excursion into the seriocomic realm of self-discovery disguised as literary analysis. The premise may sound more suitable for a book (like Karen Joy Fowler's bestseller on which this film is based), yet director Robin Swicord's screen adaptation is admirably fluid and engrossing, a delightful entertainment enlivened by fine work from actors including Maria Bello, Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman and Hugh Dancy. Reviewed on page 52. Rated PG-13. —GC

THE KINGDOM—Director Peter Berg takes a venerable genre—the murder mystery—and infuses it with relevant, revelatory political and cultural import, just as he did with the sports movie in the sensational Friday Night Lights. An FBI team led by a hotshot agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) navigates a bureaucratic and diplomatic labyrinth to access to the site of a brutal attack on American civilians living in the heart of Saudi Arabia. Beyond its taut tableau, the film's lessons are more thought-provoking than didactic. Nonetheless, while the rest of Hollywood jumps on the bandwagon of the debacle du jour in Iraq, Berg and Co. venture to Riyadh to spotlight the true cradle of Islamic terrorism and the blind eye our government turns toward it. Reviewed on page 61. Rated R —NM

MR. WOODCOCK—Billy Bob Thornton, who rumor has it once won an Oscar, continues his well-worn Bad period as the title character, a sadistic high school gym teacher who prowls flyover country. One of his ex-students/victims, John Farley (Seann William Scott), now a successful author, returns to his Nebraska hometown receive the key to the city, only to find that his ex-tormentor is dating his widowed mother (Susan Sarandon). To add insult to inanity, tack on Farley's undeveloped love interest and a final act full of phony sappiness that attempts to salvage characters—and a film—way beyond saving. Rated PG-13. —NM

RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION—The presence of those canaries in the B-movie coal mines, Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter, should tell us what we need to know. Rated R.

RUSH HOUR 3—The reported $20 million salary paid to Chris Tucker to reprise the role of Detective James Carter seems like money well spent. Rated PG-13. —NM

STARDUST—Thirty minutes in, this adaptation of author Neil Gaiman's 1997 comic novella-turned-hardback sensation feels as banal as it is byzantine. Unicorns, magical spells and sundry other gimcracks abound in a cheeky adventure-comedy penned by filmmakers who have clearly seen A Princes Bride too many times. Rated PG-13. —NM

THE SEEKER: THE DARK IS RISING—The only provocative question posed by this slipshod adaptation of the second volume in author Susan Cooper's five-book The Dark is Rising series is deciding which film directed by David L. Cunningham is more fictitious—this high fantasy about the teenage seventh son of a seventh son who is destined to traverse time collecting six nondescript trinkets used to vanquish evil in the eternal struggle between light and dark, or last year's right-wing TV hatchet job, The Path to 9/11. A collection of town elders (Ian McShane, Frances Conroy, et al.) tells 14-year-old Will Stanton (Alexander Ludwig) it is up to him to save the world from encroaching darkness, which Will believes only after consulting the ultimate oracle—Google—by typing in the search term "light and dark" and instantly accessing a history of the battle for planet Earth (funny ... I only get a link to some BBC Schools Science clip). The titanic struggle of good versus evil devolves into a bloodless, aimlessly-acted scuffle fueled by worthless wizardry and petulant pubescence. Rated PG. —NM

SUPERBAD—This teen comedy, co-written by Knocked Up star Seth Rogen, tells of a couple of misfits (Jonah Hill and Michael Cera) out to get booze to help them hook up at a wild party. The language is unrelentingly foul, but there's a good, sweet movie about friendship underneath the dirty words. Rated R. —ZS


Due to the possibility of last-minute scheduling changes, we recommend calling ahead to theaters to confirm final showtimes.

Raleigh

Beaver Creek Cinema 12

Beaver Creek Shopping Center, off NC 55, Apex, 676-3456

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Carmike Blue Ridge 14 Cinema

600 Blue Ridge Rd, 645-1111

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Regal Brier Creek Stadium 14

8611 Brier Creek Pkwy, 484-9994

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Carmike Fifteen

5501 Atlantic Springs Rd, 645-1111

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Colony Theatres

Colony Shopping Center, 5438 Six Forks Rd 856-0111

Donnie Darko—Wed: 7, 9:15. The Hunting Party—Fri-Sun: (2, 4:30), 7, 9:15; Mon-Thu: 7, 9:15. In the Valley of Elah—Fri-Sun: (1:45, 4:45), 8; Mon-Tue: 8; Thu: 8

Crossroads 20

501 Caitboo Ave, Crossroads Shopping Center, Cary, 226-2000

3:10 to Yuma—Fri-Thu: (12:45, 4:05), 6:45, 9:40. Across the Universe—Fri-Thu: (2:30, 5:30), 8:30. The Bourne Ultimatum—Fri-Thu: (3:10), 8:50. The Brave One—Fri-Thu: 7:20, 10:10. Eastern Promises—Fri-Thu: (3:20, 5:40), 8:15. Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 4), 6:50, 9:20. Feast of Love—Fri-Thu: (12:55). Feel the Noise—Fri-Thu: (1:40, 4:15), 6:35, 9:05. The Final Season—Fri-Sat: (2:20, 5), 7:40, 10:25; Sun-Thu: (2:20, 5), 7:40. The Game Plan—Fri-Thu: (12:50, 1:45, 3:40, 4:30), 6:30, 9. Good Luck Chuck—Fri-Thu: (12:40, 5:40). The Heartbreak Kid—Fri-Sun: (1:05, 1:55, 3:35, 4:35), 6:20, 7:15, 9:10, 9:55; Mon: (1:05, 1:55, 3:35, 4:35), 7:15, 9:10, 9:55; Tue-Thu: (1:05, 1:55, 3:35, 4:35), 6:20, 7:15, 9:10, 9:55. The Jane Austen Book Club—Fri-Wed: (12:30, 2:55, 5:20), 8; Thu: (12:30, 2:55). The Kingdom—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 3:45), 6:15, 8:45. Michael Clayton—Fri-Thu: (1:35, 4:20), 7:10, 10. Resident Evil: Extinction—Fri-Thu: (3:25), 8:40. The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising—Fri-Thu: (2:05, 4:25), 6:55, 9:15. Stardust—Fri-Thu: (12:35, 5:45). Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Sat: (1, 2, 3:50, 4:45), 6:40, 7:30, 9:25, 10:20; Sun-Thu: (1, 2, 3:50, 4:45), 6:40, 7:30, 9:25. We Own the Night—Fri-Sat: (1:25, 2:15, 4:10, 4:45), 7, 7:30, 9:45, 10:20; Sun-Thu: (1:25, 2:15, 4:10, 4:45), 7, 7:30, 9:45

Galaxy Cinema

770 Cary Towne Blvd, Cary, 463-9989

Bhool Bhulaiya—Fri-Sun: 6:15, 9:40; Mon-Thu: (3), 7:30. Dam Street (Hong Yan)—Mon-Thu: (1), 5:20. Deep Water—Fri-Thu: (1:05), 7:20, 9:35. In the Shadow of the Moon—Fri-Thu: (3:05), 7:25. In the Valley of Elah—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 4), 7:05. The Jane Austen Book Club—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 4:10), 7, 9:20. Laaga Chunari Mein Daag (Journey of a Woman)—Fri-Sun: (2:45), 9:45; Mon-Thu: (3:10). Protagonist—Fri-Sun: (1), 5:20. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Thu: (1:25, 4:20), 7:10, 9:30

UA Garner Town Square 10

2600 Timber Dr, Garner, 779-2212

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Wachovia IMAX Theater at Marbles Kids Museum

201 E Hargett St 834-4040

Hurricane on the Bayou—Fri: 10 am, 11 am, 2, 6; Sat: 10 am, 6; Sun: 12, 6; Tue-Thu: 11 am, 2. Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure—Sat: 11 am, 1, 5; Sun: 1, 5; Tue-Thu: 10 am, 1, 3. Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure—Fri: 10 am, 1, 3. Sharks 3D—Fri: 1, 3; Sat: 12, 5; Sun: 11 am; Tue-Thu: 12. Transformers—Wed: 4, 7. Transformers: The IMAX Experience—Fri: 4, 7, 9:50; Sat: 2; Sun: 2, 7; Mon: 4, 7, 9:50; Tue: 4, 7; Thu: 4, 7.

Mission Valley Cinema

2109-124 Avent Ferry Rd 834-2233

The Heartbreak Kid—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 4:10), 7:20, 9:50. The Kingdom—Fri-Thu: (1:30, 4), 7:15, 9:45. Michael Clayton—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 4:05), 7:10, 9:45. Superbad—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:15), 7:30, 9:55. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Thu: (1:25, 4:20), 7:25, 9:50

Regal North Hills Stadium 14

4150 Main at North Hills St 786-4511

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Carmike Park Place 16

9525 Chapel Hill Rd, Morrisville, 645-1111

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Raleigh Grande Cinema

Corner of Glenwood Ave and Lynn Rd, 226-2000

3:10 to Yuma—Fri-Sun: (12:35, 3:25), 7:10, 9:55; Mon-Thu: (1:30, 4:10), 7:10, 9:55. The Bourne Ultimatum—Fri-Sun: (1:05, 3:50), 6:45, 9:35; Mon-Thu: (1:05, 3:45), 6:25, 9:25. Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Sun: (12:45, 3:20), 6:30, 9:10; Mon-Thu: (1:35, 4:10), 6:55, 9:40. Feast of Love—Fri-Sun: 9:25; Mon-Thu: 9:30. The Final Season—Fri-Sat: (2:05, 4:45), 7:25, 10:10; Sun: (12:40, 3:45), 6:35, 9:25; Mon-Thu: (1, 3:50), 6:40, 9:20. The Game Plan—Fri-Sat: (12:40, 3:15), 6:20, 9; Sun: (12:30, 3:15), 6:20, 9; Mon-Thu: (1:30, 4), 6:30, 9; Wed: (11 AM). The Heartbreak Kid—Fri-Sat: (2:15, 4:50), 7:30, 10:05; Sun-Thu: (2:15, 4:50), 7:25, 10. In the Valley of Elah—Fri-Sun: (1:20, 4), 6:40, 9:15; Mon-Thu: (1:20, 4), 6:35, 9:15. The Jane Austen Book Club—Fri-Sun: (1, 3:40), 6:15, 8:45; Mon-Thu: (1:15, 3:40), 6:15, 8:45. The Kingdom—Fri-Sun: (1:30, 4:15), 7:15, 9:45; Mon-Thu: (1:45, 4:15), 7:15, 9:45. Michael Clayton—Fri-Sun: (1:25, 4:05), 7, 9:40; Mon-Thu: (1:25, 4:05), 7, 9:50. Resident Evil: Extinction—Fri-Sat: (1:15, 3:30, 5:45), 8, 10:15; Sun: (2:45, 5), 7:15, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (2:45, 5), 7:30, 9:50. The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 3:35), 6:10, 8:30. Stardust—Fri-Sun: (12:50, 3:45), 6:35; Mon-Thu: (1, 3:50), 6:45. Superbad—Fri-Sun: (1:45, 4:25), 7:05, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (1:50, 4:25), 7:05, 9:40. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Sun: (1:35, 4:20), 7:20, 10; Mon-Thu: (1:40, 4:20), 7:20, 10. We Own the Night—Fri-Sun: (12:55, 3:55), 6:50, 9:30; Mon-Thu: (1:15, 3:55), 6:50, 9:35

Raleighwood Cinema Grill

Falls Village Shopping Center, 847-0326

The Bourne Ultimatum—Fri-Thu: 6:30, 9. Evan Almighty—Fri-Thu: 3:30. Hairspray—Fri-Sun: 7; Tue-Thu: 7. Ratatouille—Fri-Thu: 12:30, 4. Superbad—Fri-Sun: 9:20; Tue-Thu: 9:20. Surf's Up—Fri-Thu: 1

Rialto Theatre

1620 Glenwood Ave, 856-0111

The Jane Austen Book Club—Fri: 7, 9:15; Sat: (2, 4:30), 7, 9:15; Sun: (2, 4:30), 9:15; Mon-Thu: 7, 9:15. The Rocky Horror Picture Show—Fri:

Six Forks Station Cinema

9500 Forum Dr 846-3904

Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 4), 7:15, 9:45. The Game Plan—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 4), 7, 9:30. The Heartbreak Kid—Fri-Thu: (1:30, 4:15), 7:10, 9:40. The Kingdom—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:10), 7:20, 9:45. The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising—Fri-Thu: (1:05, 3:55), 7:05, 9:25. We Own the Night—Fri-Thu: (1:25, 4:20), 7:25, 9:50

White Oak Village Cinema 14

1205 Timber Dr East, Garner, 676-FILM

The Brave One—Fri-Sun: (12:50, 3:40), 6:30, 9:35; Mon-Thu: (1:05, 3:55), 6:45, 9:35. Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Sun: (1:20, 4:10), 7, 9:45; Mon-Thu: (1:20, 4:10), 6:50, 9:30. Feel the Noise—Fri-Sun: (2, 5:10), 7:40, 9:55; Mon-Thu: (2, 5:30), 7:55, 10:10. The Final Season—Fri-Sun: (1, 3:45), 6:35, 9:25; Mon-Thu: (1:10, 4:30), 7:20, 10:05. The Game Plan—Fri-Sun: (12:55, 3:50), 6:40, 9:20; Mon-Thu: (2, 4:35), 7:15, 10. The Heartbreak Kid—Fri-Sun: (12:45, 3:30), 6:25, 9:15; Mon-Thu: (1:25, 4:40), 7:25, 10:10. The Kingdom—Fri-Sun: (1:40, 4:30), 7:20, 10:05; Mon-Thu: (1:30, 4:15), 6:55, 9:40. Michael Clayton—Fri-Sun: (1:10, 4), 6:50, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (1:10, 4), 7, 9:35. Mr. Woodcock—Fri-Sun: (12:35, 2:45, 5), 10:15; Mon-Thu: (2:10, 5), 7:30, 9:45. Resident Evil: Extinction—Fri-Sun: (2:30, 5:20), 7:50, 10:10; Mon-Thu: (2:30, 5:20), 7:40, 10:15. The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising—Fri-Sun: (12:40, 3:10, 5:40), 8:15; Mon-Thu: (1:50, 4:20), 7:20, 9:55. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Sun: (12:30, 1:30, 3:20, 4:20), 6:15, 7:10, 9, 10; Mon-Thu: (1, 2:20, 3:45, 5:10), 6:30, 8:10, 9:15. We Own the Night—Fri-Sun: (1:50, 4:40), 7:30, 10:15; Mon-Thu: (1:15, 4:05), 7:05, 9:50

Durham

Carolina Theatre

309 W Morgan St 560-3030

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East Coast Entertainment - Northgate Stadium 10

1056 W Club Blvd 286-1001

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Southpoint Cinemas

8030 Renaissance Pkwy 676-3456

3:10 to Yuma, Across the Universe, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Brave One, Eastern Promises, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Feast of Love, Feel the Noise, The Final Season, The Game Plan, Good Luck Chuck, The Heartbreak Kid, The Jane Austen Book Club, The Kingdom, Michael Clayton, Resident Evil: Extinction, The Seeker: The Dark is Rising, Stardust, Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?, We Own the Night.

Carmike Wynnsong 15

1800 Martin Luther King Blvd 489-9020

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Chapel Hill

Chelsea Theater

Timberlyne Village Mall, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd 968-3005

Deep Water—Fri: 7:15, 9:30; Sat-Sun: (2:15, 4:40), 7:15, 9:30; Mon-Thu: 7:15, 9:30. In the Valley of Elah—Fri: 7, 9:30; Sat-Sun: (2, 4:30), 7, 9:30; Mon-Thu: 7, 9:30. The Jane Austen Book Club—Fri: 7:10, 9:20; Sat-Sun: (2:10, 4:20), 7:10, 9:20; Mon-Thu: 7:10, 9:20

Lumina

Southern Village, US 15-501 South 932-9000

The Game Plan—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 4:10), 7, 9:30. The Heartbreak Kid—Fri-Thu: (1:30, 4:15), 7:20, 9:40. The Kingdom—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:20), 7:25, 9:50. Michael Clayton—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 4), 7:15, 9:45. Rush Hour 3—Fri-Sat: 7:15. We Own the Night—Fri-Thu: (1:25, 4:05), 7:25, 9:50

Regal Timberlyne 6

Timberlyne Shopping Center, 120 Banks Dr off Weaver Dairy Rd 933-8600

The Game Plan—Fri-Sun: (2:05, 4:30), 7, 9:40; Mon-Thu: (2:05, 4:30), 7. The Heartbreak Kid—Fri-Sun: (2, 4:45), 7:25, 10:05; Mon-Thu: (2, 4:45), 7:25. The Kingdom—Fri-Sun: (2:15, 4:50), 7:20, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (2:15, 4:50), 7:20. The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising—Fri-Sun: (2:20, 4:55), 7:15, 9:35; Mon-Thu: (2:20, 4:55), 7:15. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Sun: (1:45, 4:35), 7:30, 10:15; Mon-Thu: (1:45, 4:35), 7:30. We Own the Night—Fri-Sun: (1:50, 4:40), 7:35, 10:20; Mon-Thu: (1:50, 4:40), 7:35

Varsity Theatre

123 E Franklin St 967-8665

Across the Universe—Fri: 7, 9:30; Sat-Sun: (2, 4:30), 7, 9:30; Mon-Thu: 7, 9:30. Eastern Promises—Fri: 7:10; Sat-Sun: (2:10), 7:10; Mon-Thu: 7:10. Paprika—Fri: 9:20; Sat-Sun: (4:20), 9:20; Mon-Thu: 9:20

Graham

Graham Cinema

119 N Main St, Graham (336)226-1488

Call theater for schedule.

Special Showings

Chronological by date and time

Duke Screen/Society: Wed, Oct 10, 8 pm: Train Man: Japanese with English subtitles. Griffith, Duke West Campus.—Wed, Oct 17, 8pm: Mongolian Ping Pong: Mongolian with English Subtitles. Griffith, Duke West Campus. fvd.aas.duke.edu/screensociety/schedule.php.

The Carrboro Century Center: Thu, Oct 11, 7 pm: Brushes with Life: Art, Artists & Mental Illness: Presented by the Nothing to Hide Mental Health Coalition. Followed by a panel discussion. 100 N Greensboro St, Carrboro.

NC Museum of Art: Fri, Oct 12, 8 pm: The Lady Vanishes: $5, students $3.50. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. ncartmuseum.org/events/films.shtml.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Sun, Oct 14, 2 pm: $6. A film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick presented by the Full Frame Institute. Nasher Museum of Art Auditorium, Duke West Campus, Durham. fullframefest.org.

Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea: Sun, Oct 14, 7 pm: A documentary detailing the rise and fall of the Salton Sea, from its heyday as the "California Riviera" to Its present state as a decaying, forgotten ecological disaster. Open Eye Café, 101 S Greensboro St, Carrboro.

NCSU Campus Cinema: Wed, Oct 17, 7 pm: The Land: Part of the Middle East Film Festival. Chronicles a small peasant village's struggles against the careless inroads of the large local landowner. Witherspoon Student Center, NCSU campus, Raleigh. www.ncsu.edu/cinema.

  • Film times are good from Friday, Oct. 12 through Thursday, Oct. 18.

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