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Movie times are good from Friday, March 16 through Thursday, March 22 except where noted.

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

BREAKING AND ENTERING—Diluted and languorous, Anthony Minghella's tedious tome about the changing state of British society (perhaps) and its ever-increasing class/cultural divide (maybe?) works hard at exploring lots of thematic byroads but ultimately goes nowhere. Jude Law is a landscape architect whose London office keeps getting burglarized by a young thief (Rafi Gavron). Law tracks the boy to his home where he meets and eventually beds his Bosnian mother (Juliette Binoche, natch). The supporting cast is similarly morose, from Robin Wright Penn as Law's discontented wife to the couple's autistic 13-year-old daughter (Poppy Rogers) to Law's romantically hapless business partner (Martin Freeman). Only Vera Farmiga shines in an underwritten role playing a Romanian prostitute with an eye for money but a heart of gold. Perhaps contrary to his intent, Minghella ends up conjuring an elitist narrative that amplifies the worst perceptions of immigrants and the gentry under which they subsist. Rated R. —NM

COLOR ME KUBRICK—Those of us who are Stanley Kubrick lovers will have a high time spotting references to his filmography in this airy account of Alan Conway (John Malkovich), an unemployed London travel agent who for years passed himself off as the iconic, reclusive director. The allusions are no coincidence since the film is directed by Kubrick's former assistant director and written by his longtime personal assistant. Still, despite its pedigree, Malkovich's to-the-hilt bravura and some interesting observations on celebrity worship, the flighty finished product is more akin to a Showtime Original production. Indeed, it might be more notable for where it is than how it is, as one of the increasing number of movies being released theatrically, on premium television, and on DVD almost simultaneously. Not rated. —NM

GOD GREW TIRED OF US—Director Christopher Quinn chronicles the journey of three "Lost Boys of Sudan" from Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp and the bloody second Sudanese civil war to the streets of Pittsburgh and Syracuse. Although too much time is spent on "fish out of water" vignettes, this Sundance-winning film quickly finds its quiddity once the microscope focuses on the men's new American home, where they find a culture founded upon a heritage of immigrants yet wracked with dysfunction over its multiculturalism and capitalist excesses. Rated PG. —NM

THE HILLS HAVE EYES II—If we don't see them, can they see us? Rated R.

THE HOST—This South Korean hit about a dysfunctional family trying to rescue the youngest member from a giant prawn/tadpole thing created by pollution is a funny, subversive, genuinely scary treat. See it now before the inevitable American remake. Rated R. —ZS

THE LAST MIMZY—The long awaited adaptation of the Lewis Padgett children's fantasy. Rated PG.

NAMASTEY LONDON—A thoroughly Westernized London girl (Katrina Kaif) is hastily married off to a Punjabi farmer (Akshay Kumar) when her father (Rishi Kapoor) discovers her British boyfriend. Kumar is charming, and he'll enjoy clowning as a country bumpkin in the city, but his chemistry with former model Kaif in last year's Humko Deewana Kar Gaye was zilch. —LB

PRIDE—For the exceptional Terrence Howard to somehow carve a textured performance out of this cookie-cutter movie is almost as noteworthy as the real-life legendary figure he portrays. Howard tells the story of Nicetown Philly swim coach Jim Ellis, who defied prejudices and obstacles by forming an inner-city swimming team in the mid-1970s to represent the Philadelphia Department of Recreation. Although directed by someone named Sunu Gonera, the textured tableau is evocative of Charles Stone III's recent sublime slices of African-American life. However, the film gets bogged down once it wades into the deep end of the melodramatic pool, partly the consequence of too many cooks in the screenwriting kitchen. Bernie Mac gets in a few good wisecracks as a rec center custodian, but even he and Howard are not enough to save the film from drowning under a deluge of tear-stained platitudes and a trite finale. Rated PG. —NM

click to enlarge Adam Sandler in Reign Over Me
  • Adam Sandler in Reign Over Me
REIGN OVER ME—That Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle) is drawn to his ex-dental school roommate Charlie's (Adam Sandler) awful plight out of concern is understandable, since Charlie lost his wife and children to Sept. 11. But, for Alan to somehow envy Charlie's tragedy-fueled independence is absurd. In this film, 9/11 loss is propped up as justification for a mentally deranged man-child's selective boorish behavior. However, when writer-director Mike Binder suddenly casts Charlie as a metaphor for America's fractured post-9/11 psyche, is only adds insult to illogic. Rated R. —NM

SHOOTER—What starts out as a taut if derivative political thriller winds up an outlandish revenge flick lacking consistency or internal logic. An ex-Army marksman, ably played by the ever-improving Mark Wahlberg, is plucked from his mountaintop exile to foil a suspected assassination threat against the president. Intrigue ensues, and Wahlberg, together with fledging FBI agent Michael Pena, soon find themselves being chased by shadowy government forces. Occasional references to WMD, the 9/11 report and Abu Ghraib add a dash of zeitgeist to the film's early goings, but once Danny Glover's Defense Department heavy and Ned Beatty's Cheney-esque U.S. senator start mumbling and stumbling around, the entire spectacle devolves into a flaccid, left-wing wet dream. The plotline eventually implodes, leaving room for nothing but a bloody, Eastwood-style denouement. Saying Shooter "misses the mark" would be just slightly more banal than this, er, misfire. Rated R. —NM

TMNT—Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Say no more. Rated PG.

Current Releases

300—Directed by Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead) as a cinematic adaptation of Sin City author Frank Miller's graphic novel 300, this film attempts to retell the story of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C., where a force of 300 spirited Spartans fight off a million man march of pillaging Persians. But Snyder gets lost in the eye-popping details of Miller's pulp fiction world—the historical context becomes muddled as the film turns into a school boy's fantasy of a romanticized militant society and ends up as little more than a green screen's wet dream. 300 takes the cake in the realm of visual excess: It's a smorgasbord of mangled limbs, stone-cold skulls and blood splatters set up squarely against sexed-up images of warriors with abs of steel, excessive piercings and a few naked breasts and orgy-rific bare bottoms. Rated R. —KJ

AMAZING GRACE—Director Michael Apted commemorates the 200th anniversary of the law banning the slave trade in the British Empire with a hagiography of abolitionist MP William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd). Apted takes an important historical episode and sets it inside an echo chamber of parliamentary brinkmanship and guilty white hand-wringing with barely a mention of the sober economic, sociological and political arguments offered in defense of, in hindsight, an indefensible industry. Rated PG. —NM

BLACK SNAKE MOAN—Craig Brewer, the Memphis-based auteur of Hustle & Flow, serves up another steaming slice of distinctive Southern cinema with a musical core: this time, the blues. Though wryly packaged like an Erskine Caldwell lust fantasy, Brewer's sin 'n' salvation parable has the brilliant Christina Ricci as a loose girl chained to a radiator by irate bluesman Samuel L. Jackson, who aims to cure her wickedness. Directed with Tarantino-like verve, the witty, heartfelt film also features strong supporting work by Justin Timberlake. Rated R. —GC

BREACH—This workmanlike film of the plan to catch real-life FBI agent turned traitor Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper) is a suitably taut cat-and-mouse thriller. While the story is told from the point of view of Eric O'Neill (Ryan Phillippe), the greenhorn agent assigned by his handler (Laura Linney) to spy on Hanssen, it is Cooper who steals the show by effectively conveying the internal contradictions of a man whose reticent facade of devout Catholicism and conservative personal politics masks a psyche plagued by megalomania, sexual repression and daddy issues. Rated PG-13. —NM

THE BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA—It's a dog eat dog world for poor sensitive Jesse (Josh Hutcherson), whose big family is unimpressed by his woes. Then, a nervy new girl (AnnaSophia Robb) appears, with a no-nonsense attitude and a bizarrely hip wardrobe who leads him to the locus of fairy tale transformations, the Big Woods behind their houses. Terabithia seems a bit like Lord of the Rings Lite, a starter fantasy minus the carnage of those aimed at slightly older viewers. A desperately needed antidote to the vulgar comedies and product tie-in generators often targeting children, Bridge to Terabithia is nobly inoffensive and formulaic, and sadly, a tad dull. Rated PG. —LB

DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS—Evidently Madea is back in the closet for now, as Tyler Perry instead stays behind the camera for a romantic comedy tracing the complications that ensue when Gabrielle Union's rich lawyer falls for a struggling auto mechanic. Rated PG-13.

DEAD SILENCE—Director James Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell were once doomsday prophets, ushering in the dawn of the slyly moralizing, orchestrated mutilations of the modern horror flick through their film debut, Saw. But their second cinematic pairing proves to be composed of less visceral vogue and more B-flick, Ed Wood-styled retro-horror fiascos than anything else. The story turns into a "whodunit" murder mystery (we know the answer but the characters don't) with a demon dummy as the main culprit in a town haunted by the pop-eyed ghost of ventriloquist, Mary Shaw, who "had no children, only dolls." If it sounds asinine, just wait until the scary clown dummy appears in the final scenes of the film. Clearly, Wan and Whannell have spent one too many late nights watching Tales From the Crypt. Rated R. —KJ

THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU—Named the best film of 2006 by the largest poll of American film critics, this sophomore feature by Romanian director Cristi Piui takes a banal-sounding tale (a dying alcoholic's odyssey through the ERs of four hospitals) and transforms it into something strange and marvelous through a brilliantly deadpan stylistic acuity plus a sense of metaphysical drollery worthy of Kafka. With one tour de force, Piui joins the ranks of greats like Bergman and Antonioni. Rated R. —GC

GHOST RIDERDaredevil writer/director Mark Steven Johnson tops himself, and not in a good way, by adapting another B-list Marvel superhero into an overwritten, overwrought film. Rated PG-13. —ZS

I THINK I LOVE MY WIFE—Chris Rock does French New Wave? Well, at least a loose remake of Eric Rohmer's Chloe in the Afternoon starring Rock as Richard, a Manhattan investment banker with a nuclear family and a bad case of the seven-year itch. Enter sultry Nikki (Kerry Washington), an old friend looking to ignite new sparks. The humorous screenplay by Rock (who also directs) and comedian Louis C.K. smartly captures the corrosive effect of an emotion-based affair—albeit one with an undertorrent of sexual tension—and portrays the specter of extramarital infidelity as both alluring and pathetic. Rated R. —NM

THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND—A bravura performance by Forest Whitaker as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin anchors this smart, engrossing drama about a Third World country's nightmarish descent into tyranny. Rated R.—GC

THE LIVES OF OTHERS—It is no coincidence that German writer-director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck sets this socio-thriller about repression in Communist-ruled East Germany during the year 1984, as the German Democratic Republic was the literal fruition of an Orwellian dystopia. A secret police agent (Ulrich Mühe) engaging in warrantless searches and surveillance finds redemption through exposure to an embattled playwright (Sebastian Koch) and his actress girlfriend (Martina Gedeck). Donnersmarck crafts a sublime, somber and visually subfusc portrait of a modern-day police state and its timorous citizenry, who carry on as people they are not in obedience to a spurious nation-state. Rated R. —NM

MUSIC AND LYRICS—Written and directed by chick-flick mastermind Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice, Miss Congeniality), the script is tried and true: '80s has-been pop artist Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) links up with Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore), a neurotic plant-waterer, poet and lyricist, to pen a hit song for a Shakira-esque pop tart. Although the two fall in love, then out of love, then in love again, the flirtatious banter between the actors tends to fizzle and pop into oblivion. Luckily, the film catches a wave of redemption through sarcastically self-referencing the music industry it caters to. Rated PG-13. —KJ

NORBIT—While Oscar-nominee Eddie Murphy (yep, it's true) does little here to diminish his status as a comic genius, the problems anchoring down this patchwork are even heavier than its central harridan. Beyond its banality, what the film really trades in are a spate of mean-spirited ethnic stereotypes and fat jokes, furthered by the presence of rail-thin Thandie Newton as Norbit's childhood sweetheart. Rated PG-13. —NM

PREMONITION—A plot-driven, vaguely moralistic blend of The Sixth Sense and Memento destined for endless repeats as the FX Sunday Afternoon Movie, Premonition stars Sandra Bullock as a housewife who finds herself living the days before and after the untimely death of her husband (Nip/Tuck's Julian McMahon) out of order. The dyslexic timeline is poorly organized, and the few chilling moments involve the likes of finding a dead bird on your lawn. The film offers a fairly brutal set of punishments for contemplating adultery, not putting up safety stickers for your kids, and worst of all, losing faith. Apparently, in the movies, not believing in God gets you a one-way ticket to the Twilight Zone. Rated PG-13. —ZS

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS—With its Reagan-era milieu, the best parts of this rags-to-riches biopic of struggling Chris Gardner (Will Smith) highlight the class and economic divide that often smothers even the most well-intentioned and hard-working among us. Rated PG-13.—NM

THE ULTIMATE GIFT—One of the more able recent offerings from the Fox Faith Movies brood, this adaptation of Jim Stovall's bestselling book from director Michael O. Sajbel follows Jason (Drew Fuller), a trust fund baby tasked by the video will of his recently deceased billionaire grandfather's (James Garner) into a 12-step course of forced contrition and self-discovery as a prerequisite to his inheritance. The film is notable for its eclectic cast, which also includes Bill Cobbs and Lee Meriwether, and exclusively Charlotte-area filming locales (although the sight of a kudzu-covered Amazon forest might raised some eyebrows). Rated PG. —NM

WILD HOGS—Not so much bad as painfully pointless, this diversion about a quartet of suburban biker wannabes battling emasculation and middle-age malaise who embark on a cross-country road trip will run afoul of anyone craving something beyond faded film stars submitting to slapstick and puerile homoerotic hijinks for the sake of a paycheck. Rated PG-13. —NM

ZODIAC—Director David Fincher (Se7en) crafts a spellbinding dissection of the Zodiac serial murders that terrorized Northern California in the late 1960s. This atmospheric crime saga, adapted from author Robert Graysmith's bestseller, blends elements of a newsroom drama, exacting police procedural and psychological thriller in examining how the chase to catch the killer became an obsession for those caught in its web, from Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal) to a San Francisco flatfoot (Mark Ruffalo) to a newspaper reporter played by Robert Downey Jr. (in an awards-caliber performance). Rated R. —NM

Times are subject to change, and we recommend calling ahead to confirm.


Cinema 12
Beaver Creek Shopping Center, off NC 55, Apex. 676-3456.

300—Fri-Sun 1:45, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15; Mon-Thu 1:35, 4:20, 7, 9:45. Bridge to Terabithia—Fri-Sun 12:15, 3:15, 6:15, 8:45; Mon-Thu 12:50, 3:15, 6:15, 8:35. The Hills Have Eyes II—Fri-Sun 1:40, 5:30, 8, 10:15; Mon-Thu 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10. I Think I Love My Wife—Fri-Sun 2, 5:15, 7:45, 10:05; Mon-Thu 2:30, 5, 7:35, 9:55. The Last Mimzy—Fri-Sun 11:45, 2:10, 4:35, 7, 9:30; Mon-Thu 1:20, 3:45, 6:10, 8:30. Music and Lyrics—Fri-Sun 12:30 (No Sun), 3:45, 6:35, 9:10; Mon-Thu 1:15, 3:50, 6:25, 9:10. Premonition—Fri-Sun 1:30, 4:20, 6:50, 9:25; Mon-Thu 1:45, 4:40, 7:05, 9:25. Pride—12 (Mon-Thu 1:30), 3 (Mon-Thu 4), 6:45, 9:20. Reign Over Me—Fri-Sun 1, 4, 7:10, 10; Mon-Thu 12:45, 3:35, 6:50, 9:50. Shooter—Fri-Sun 1:15, 4:15, 7:20, 10:10; Mon-Thu 1, 4:10, 7:10, 10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Fri-Sun 12:10, 2:30, 5, 7:35, 9:45; Mon-Thu 2, 4:15, 6:35, 8:45. Wild Hogs—12:45 (Mon-Thu 1:05), 3:30, 6:30, 9. Zodiac—Fri-Sun 2:30, 6:20, 9:40.

Blue Ridge 14
600 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. 282-9003.

Because I Said So—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30. Casino Royale—1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:55. Charlotte's Web—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 9:55. Children of Men—1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10. Code Name: The Cleaner—1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:50, 10. The Departed—1, 4, 7, 10. Eragon—1:45, 4:15, 7, 9:30. Happy Feet—1:45, 4:20, 7, 9:50. The Messengers—1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40. Pan's Labyrinth—1:35, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45. The Pursuit of Happyness—1:30, 4:10, 7:05, 9:45. Saw 3—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30. Smokin' Aces—1:25, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50. Stomp the Yard—1:15, 4, 7:15, 9:50. Unaccompanied Minors—1, 3:10, 5:50, 7:30, 9:40. Volver—1:30, 4:10, 7:05, 9:45.

Brier Creek Stadium 14
8611 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh. 484-9994.

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Carmike Cinema
5501 Atlantic Springs Rd, Raleigh. 645-1111.

300—1, 4, 7, 9:45. Bridge to Terabithia—1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55. Catch and Release—1:20. Daddy's Little Girls—2 (No Sat-Sun), 4:45, 7. Dead Silence—1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50. Epic Movie—1, 3:05, 5:15, 7:20, 9:30. Funny Money—Fri-Sat 9:40. Ghost Rider—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30. Happy Feet—1:45, 4:20. The Hills Have Eyes II—12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30. I Think I Love my Wife—1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:50, 9:15, 10. Kidtoons Presents: Strawberry Shortcake—Sat-Sun 1, 3. The Last Mimzy—1:15, 3:25, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55. Norbit—1:30, 4:15, 7. Premonition—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Pride—1:30, 4:10, 7:10, 9:40. The Pursuit of Happyness—4:10, 7:05, 9:45. Reign Over Me—1:30, 4:20, 7, 9:45. Shooter—1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10. Smokin' Aces—1:25, 4:20, 7:10, 9:50. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40. Wild Hogs—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Zodiac—9:30.

Colony Theatre
Colony Shopping Center, 5438 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh. 856-0111.

Call for shows and times.

Crossroads 20
501 Caitboo Ave, Crossroads Shopping Center, Cary. 226-2000.

Amazing Grace—12:05, 6:15. 300—12:35, 1:40, 3:50, 4:40, 6:50, 7:30, 9:40, 10:20. Bridge to Terabithia—12:45, 3:10, 6:10, 8:35. Dead Silence—12, 2:20, 4:50, 7:05, 9:50. Ghost Rider—1:3, 4:25, 7:25, 10:10. I Think I Love My Wife—1:2:10, 3:20, 5:10, 8, 9:20, 10:30. Music and Lyrics—1:10, 4:20, 7, 9:30. Premonition—12:25, 1:50, 2:45, 4:10, 5:15, 6:30, 7:40, 9:15, 10. Pride—1:45, 4:15, 6:35, 8:55. Reign Over Me—12:50, 3:45, 6:55, 9:35. Shooter—12:10, 1:05, 3:35, 4, 6:45, 7:20, 9:45, 10:25. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles —12:15, 1, 2:50. Wild Hogs—12:20, 2:55, 6:25, 9:10. Zodiac—12:40, 4:30, 8:10.

Galaxy Cinema
770 Cary Towne Blvd, Cary. 463-9989,

Color Me Kubrick—1, 3, 7:15 (No Wed), 9:15. God Grew Tired of Us—1:05, 5, 9:25 (No Mon-Thu). The Host—1:20, 4:10, 7:05, 9:35. The Last King of Scotland—4:05, 9:30. The Lives of Others—1:10, 7. Namastey London—3:05, 6:15 (Mon-Thu 7:30), 9:45 (No Mon-Thu). North by Northwest—1:15, 7. The Ultimate Gift—4, 7:10. We Feed the World—Wed 7:15.

Garner Towne Square
2600 Timber Dr, Garner. 779-2212.

300, Dead Silence, The Hills Have Eyes II, I Think I Love My Wife, The Last Mimzy, Norbit, Pride, Shooter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Wild Hogs. Call for times.

IMAX Theatre at Exploris
201 E Hargett St, Raleigh. 834-4040.

Forces of Nature, Greatest Places, Mystery of the Nile, Mystic India, Night at the Museum, Sharks 3D. Call for times.

Mission Valley Cinema
2109-124 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh. 834-2233.

300—1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 9:45. The Hills Have Eyes II—1:45, 4:10, 7:15, 9:50. I Think I Love My Wife—1:40, 4:20, 7:25, 9:40. Premonition—1:15, 4:05, 7:20, 9:50. Shooter—1:20, 4, 7:05, 9:40.

Movies at North Hills 14
4150 Main at North Hills St, Raleigh. 786-4511.

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Park Place 16
9525 Chapel Hill Rd, Morrisville. 645-1111.

300—1, 4, 7, 9:45. Breaking and Entering—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40. Bridge to Terabithia—1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55. Catch and Release—1:20. Charlotte's Web—1 (No Sat-Sun), 3:15 (No Sat-Sun), 5:30, 7:45, 9:55. Children of Men—9:35. Dead Silence—1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50. Ghost Rider—1:30 (No Sat-Sun), 4:15 (No Sat-Sun), 7, 9:30. The Hills Have Eyes II—12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30. I Think I Love My Wife—1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:50, 10. Kidtoons Presents: Strawberry Shortcake—Sat-Sun 1, 3. The Last Mimzy—1:15, 3:25, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55. Night at the Museum—2, 4:45, 7:35, 10:05. Premonition—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Pride—1:30, 4:10, 7:10, 9:40. The Pursuit of Happyness—4:10, 7:05, 9:45. Reign Over Me—1:30, 4:20, 7, 9:45. Shooter—1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40. Wild Hogs—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. The Work and the Glory—1, 3:05, 5:10, 7:15. Zodiac—9:30.

The Raleigh Grande
Corner of Glenwood Ave and Lynn Rd, Raleigh. 226-2000.

300—1, 2:05, 3:45, 4:45, 6:30, 7:30, 9:15, 10:15. Amazing Grace—1:10, 6:45. Bridge to Terabithia—1:05, 3:25, 6:15, 8:45. Dead Silence—1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 8:15, 10:25. The Hills Have Eyes II—1:40, 3:55, 6:10, 8:20, 10:30. I Think I Love My Wife—2:30, 5:15, 7:45, 10. The Last Mimzy—2, 4:20, 6:40, 9. Music and Lyrics—2:20, 4:50, 7:25, 9:55. Premonition—1:30, 4, 7:15, 9:45. Pride—1:35, 4:15, 6:55, 9:20. Reign Over Me—1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05. Shooter—1:20, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—1:25, 3:35, 5:50, 8, 10:20. Wild Hogs—1:15, 4:30, 7, 9:30. The Ultimate Gift—4:05, 9:35. Zodiac—1:45, 5:30, 9:05.

Raleighwood Cinema Grill
Falls Village Shopping Center, Raleigh. 847-0326.

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Rialto Theater
1620 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh. 856-0111.

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Six Forks Station Cinema
9500 Forum Dr, Raleigh. 846-3904.

300—1:30, 4:10, 7:15, 9:45. The Last Mimzy—12:45, 2:55, 5:05, 7:15, 9:30. Premonition—1:20, 4:15, 7:25, 9:45. Shooter—1:15, 4, 7:10, 9:50. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—1, 3, 5, 7:05, 9:25. Wild Hogs—12:35, 2:45, 4:55, 7:10, 9:35.

White Oak Village
1205 Timber Dr East, Garner. 676-FILM.

300—1, 4:15, 7:20, 10:10. Bridge To Terabithia—1:10, 3:30, 6:05, 8:30. Dead Silence—2:20, 5:30, 8:15, 10:20. Ghost Rider—12:55, 3:50, 6:40, 9:20. The Hills Have Eyes II—2:30, 5:45, 8, 10:25. I Think I Love My Wife—1:30, 4, 6:20, 8:45. The Last Mimzy—2:10, 4:35, 7, 9:25. Norbit—12:45, 3:35, 6:45, 9:40. Premonition—2, 5:15, 7:55, 10:20. Pride—1:45, 4:45, 7:45, 10:15. Reign Over Me—12:35, 3:25, 6:30, 9:35. Shooter—12:50, 3:45, 7:10, 10:05. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:30, 9:50. Wild Hogs—12:40, 3:10, 6:50, 9:15.


Carolina Theatre
309 W Morgan St, Durham. 560-3030,

Countdown to Ten: Shape of the Moon—Wed 7; Murderball—Wed 9. The Host—7:15, 9:35. Also Fri-Sat 2:15, 4:35. The Lives of Others—7, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30. Retrofantasma Film Series: The Blob—Fri 7:30; Son of Blob—Fri 9:30.

Phoenix 10
1056 W Club Blvd, Durham. 286-1001,

300—11:25, 2:10, 4:55, 7:35, 10:10. Dead Silence—12, 2:30, 4:45, 7:30, 9:45. The Hills Have Eyes II—11:55, 2:25, 4:40, 7:15, 9:40. I Think I Love My Wife—11:50, 2:20, 4:35, 7:05, 9:30. The Last Mimzy—11:30, 1:55, 4:15, 6:55, 9:20. Premonition—11:45, 2:05, 4:30, 7, 9:25. Pride—11:35, 2:15, 4:50, 7:25, 9:55. Shooter—1:10, 4:10, 7:20, 10:05. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—11:20, 1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:10. Wild Hogs—11:40, 2, 4:25, 7:10, 9:35.

Southpoint Cinemas
8030 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham. 676-3456.

300—Fri-Sat 12:50, 2:10, 3:40, 6:50, 7:45, 9:35; Sun-Thu 12:50, 2:05, 3:40, 6:25, 7:20, 9:30. Amazing Grace—12:15 (Mon-Thu 12:55), 3:25 (Mon-Thu 3:35), 6:15, 8:55 (No Thu). Breach—4:50 (Sun-Thu 4:45), 10:25 (Sun-Wed 10; No Thu). Bridge to Terabithia—Fri-Sun 12:45, 3:10, 6:05, 8:25; Mon-Thu 1:10, 3:40, 6:05, 8:25 (No Thu). Dead Silence—1:05, 3:15, 5:30 (Sun-Wed 5:25; No Thu), 7:50 (Sun-Thu 7:35), 10:30 (Sun-Thu 9:45). Ghost Rider—Fri-Sat 1:10, 7:05; Sun-Thu 1, 6:55. The Hills Have Eyes II—1:15, 3:30, 5:45 (Sun-Thu 5:40), 8 (Sun-Thu 7:50), 10:30 (Sun-Thu 10:05). I Think I Love My Wife—12:30 (No Mon-Thu), 2:45 (Mon-Thu 2:20), 5:10 (Sun-Thu 5), 7:30 (Sun-Thu 7:20), 10:05 (Sun-Thu 9:35). The Last Mimzy—12:40 (Mon-Thu 12:50), 3:05 (Mon-Thu 3:10), 6:05, 8:35. Music and Lyrics—1:30, 4:35, 7:25 (Sun-Thu 7:10), 10 (Sun-Thu 9:40). Premonition—1:35 (Mon-Thu 1:45), 4:45 (Sun-Thu 4:40), 7:10 (Sun-Thu 7), 9:50 (Sun-Thu 9:20). Pride—1:55, 4:30, 7 (Sun-Thu 6:55), 9:40 (Sun-Thu 9:20). Reign Over Me—1, 4:10, 7:20 (Sun-Thu 7), 10:15 (Sun-Thu 9:50). Shooter—Fri-Sat 1:25, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25; Sun-Thu 4:20, 7:10, 5:10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—11:30 (No Mon-Thu), 1:40, 3:55, 6:35, 9 (Sun-Thu 8:45). Wild Hogs—12:25 (Mon-Thu 1:25), 3 (Mon-Thu 4), 6:20, 8:45. Zodiac—3:45 (Sun-Thu 3:35), 9:55 (Sun-Thu 9:30).

Starlite Drive-In
2523 E Club Blvd, Durham. 688-1037.

Call for shows and times.

1800 Martin Luther King Blvd, Durham. 489-9020.

300—1, 4, 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. Black Snake Moan—1:30 (No Sat-Sun), 4:15 (No Sat-Sun), 7, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. Breaking and Entering—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. Bridge to Terabithia—1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55. Also Fri-Sat 12:10. Catch and Release1:20. Dead Silence—1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50. Also Fri-Sat 12. Epic Movie—1, 3:05, 5:15, 7:20, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 11:40. Freedom Writers—1 (No Sat-Sun), 4 (No Sat-Sun), 7, 9:55. Funny Money—Fri-Sat 9:40. Happy Feet—2 (No Fri-Sat), 4:35. The Hills Have Eyes II—12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 11:40. I Think I Love My Wife—1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:50, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10:30, 12:10. Kidtoons Presents: Strawberry Shortcake—Sat-Sun 1, 3. The Last Mimzy—1:15, 3:25, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55. Also Fri-Sat 12:05. Premonition—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Also Fri-Sat 12:15. Pride—1:30, 4:10, 7:10, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 12:10. The Pursuit of Happyness—4:10, 7:05, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:25. Reign Over Me—1:30, 4:20, 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. Shooter—1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 11:50. Wild Hogs—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Also Fri-Sat 12:15. Zodiac—1, 4:10, 7:20.

Chapel Hill

Timberlyne Village Mall, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill. 968-3005.

Amazing Grace—7:10, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2:10, 4:30. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu—7:30. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:40. The Lives of Others—6:50, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 1:45, 4:15.

Southern Village, NC 15-501 South, Chapel Hill. 932-9000.

300—1:30, 4:15, 7, 10:45. The Last Mimzy—12:45, 2:55, 5:05, 7:15, 9:30. Premonition—1, 3:05, 5:15, 7:25, 9:45. Reign Over Me—1:15, 4, 7:10, 9:45. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—12:55, 3, 5, 7:05, 9:25.

Movies at Timberlyne
Timberlyne Shopping Center, 120 Banks Dr off Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill. 933-8600.

Call for shows and times.

123 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 967-8665.

300—7, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:20. The Host—7:10, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2:10, 4:30.


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

Charlotte's Web—7. Also Sat-Sun 1, 3, 5, 7. The Pursuit of Happyness—9.


Palace Pointe
5050 Durham Rd, Roxboro. (336) 598-5050.

300—4:30, 7. Also Thu-Sat 9:35; Fri-Sun 2; Thu 1. The Hills Have Eyes II—4:30, 7. Also Thu-Sat 9:20; Fri-Sun 2:05; Thu 1. I Think I Love My Wife—4:55, 7:10. Also Thu-Sat 9:45; Fri-Sun 2:20; Thu 1. The Last Mimzy—4:35, 7:05. Also Thu-Sat 9:25; Fri-Sun 2:15; Thu 1. Premonition—4:45, 7:15. Also Thu-Sat 9:40; Fri-Sun 2:15; Thu 1. Shooter—4:40, 7:15. Also Thu-Sat 9:55; Fri-Sun 2; Thu 1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—4:50, 7:20. Also Thu-Sat 9:50; Fri-Sun 2:10; Thu 1. Wild Hogs—4:35, 7:05. Also Thu-Sat 9:30; Fri-Sun 2:10; Thu 1.

Special Showings

Chronological by date and time

The Triangle Indie Film Meetup Group: Events posted at

Duke Screen/Society: Wed, Mar 21, 2 pm: Titicut Follies. Nasher. 7 pm: First on the Moon. Griffith. 8:30 pm: Wild Blue Yonder. Griffith. Thu, Mar 22, 7 pm: No Seasons. Nasher. Sat, Mar 24, 7 pm: Model. Nasher. Sun, Mar 25, 1 pm: Near Death. Nasher. Wed, Mar 28, 7 pm: Crash. Griffith.

NC State University Campus Cinema: Wed, Mar 21, 7 pm: Pride. Free. Thu, Mar 22, 11:59 pm: Blades of Glory. Free. Thu, Mar 22, 9:30 pm; Sat, Mar 24, 7 pm & Sun, Mar 25, 9 pm: The Last King of Scotland. Fri, Mar 23, 9 pm; Sat, Mar 24, 9:30 pm & Sun, Mar 25, 7 pm: Rocky Balboa. Mon, Mar 26, 7 pm: Masai: The Rain Warriors. Free. Witherspoon Student Center, NC State Campus. $1.50-2.50.

The Road to Guantanamo: Michael Winterbottom's acclaimed docudrama about three British men caught up in the Global War on Terror: Thu, Mar 22, 7 pm: Lecture by Duke prof and detainee advocate Madeline Moore. NC State campus, 232A Withers Hall, 101 Lampe Dr, Raleigh. Free.

NC Museum of Art Winter Film Series: Fri, Mar 23, 8 pm: The Old Dark House. Fri, Mar 30, 8 pm: Footlight Parade. 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. 839-6262, $5, $3.50 students.

The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream: Fri, Mar 23, 8:30 pm: Potluck at 7 pm. Durham Food Co-op, 1101 W. Chapel Hill St, Durham. 490-0929. Free.

De Nadie: A film about the struggles of Central Americans crossing Mexico on their way to the U.S. Discussion to follow, led by Marisol Jimenez and Tony Macias. Sun, Mar 25, 5 pm: CHICLE, 101 E Weaver St, Ste G-1, Carrboro. Free.

Independent Voices: The campaign to free Palestinian activist Sami Al-Arian; the Navy's proposed new landing field; a death-free year in the fields of NC. Discussion to follow: Sun, Mar 25, 7 pm: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave. 781-7635.

Twitch and Shout & Growin a Beard: A documentary double feature: Sat, Mar 31, 7 pm: Carrboro Century Hall, 100 N Greensboro St, Carrboro. $4. Free popcorn and soda.

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