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Movie times are good from Friday, April 27 through Thursday, May 3 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

AVENUE MONTAIGNE—Set amidst the titular Parisian thoroughfare, a plucky, provincial waif-with-a-dream named Jessica (Cécile De France) lands a job waitressing at a chic café across the street from an art gallery, a concert hall and a theater. There she encounters an assortment of arty archetypes beset by their own worldly woes. There is an Altmanesque air to the breezy, overlapping storylines that comprise this serendipitous synthesis where bons vivants and the bourgeoisie freely interact. Art imitates life, and here that includes the lesson that even accomplished artists are beset by the same travails as the life they reveal. Reviewed in this issue on page 47. Rated PG-13. —NM

THE CONDEMNED—Call it Survivor on steroids, or call it And Then There Were None, or The Running Man, or Kinji Fukasaku's Battle Royale. Regardless, the given name aptly labels the true victims of this glorified smut film: its audience. Pro wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin fills the Rambo role as a forsaken U.S. black-operative plucked from an El Salvadoran prison by an immoral television producer (Robert Mammone) to join nine other death row inmates on a deserted Southeast Asian island where they fight an Internet-streamed death match with the winner promised his freedom. The production quality is shoddy, the acting is woeful and the insipid script trades heavily on sadism, misogyny and racism—no surprise that the last two standing are Anglo men. The film legitimately ponders the nefarious potential accompanying the proliferation and democratization of multimedia. However, viewers will wonder whether it is chutzpah or sheer hypocrisy when a movie partly produced by the WWE lectures us on the veneration of violence in contemporary pop culture. Rated R. —NM

THE INVISIBLE—A teenager is killed and returns as a ghost looking for revenge. It sounds Danish, but it's a remake of a 2002 Swedish thriller. Rated PG-13.

KICKIN IT OLD SKOOL—It's been two decades since the heyday of Boogaloo Shrimp and "Freakazoid." That means it's time for it to be enshrined with a cheap movie with a cut-rate cast. David Hasselhoff and Emmanuel Lewis make cameos. Rated PG-13.

NEXT—In case you've forgotten, both Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore are multi-Oscar nominees, although you would never know it from watching them in this sci-fi snoozer based loosely on Philip K. Dick's The Golden Man. The film reshapes Dick's post-apocalyptic short story into a modern-day humdrum of Eurotrash terrorists, a stolen Russian nuclear warhead and Moore as a tedious, staccato-speaking FBI caricature whose expert idea on how to locate the loose nuke is hunting down the services of beleaguered Las Vegas mentalist Cris Johnson (Cage appropriately, since his career has devolved into the cinematic equivalent of a garish Vegas act), who can actually envision the future but only two minutes ahead (except when the plot requires otherwise) and only from his point-of-view (except when the plot requires otherwise). Director Lee Tamahori lacquers an impenetrable, plodding script with a patina of dreadful, PS2-quality CGI, culminating with a cheat ending that will leave audiences screaming, "Next!" Rated PG-13. —NM

TA RA RUM PUM—After a crack-up, a NASCAR driver (Saif Ali Khan) struggles to get his nerve back. He and wife Rani Mukerji move to a rundown "Bronx-like neighborhood" telling their wee offspring it's just a game. Shades of Isn't Life Beautiful? Talented Saif and Rani occupy Bollywood's apex, so we'll see. —LB

click to enlarge Year of the Dog opens Friday in select theaters. - PHOTO COURTESY OF PARAMOUNT VANTAGE
  • Photo courtesy of Paramount Vantage
  • Year of the Dog opens Friday in select theaters.
YEAR OF THE DOG—The directing debut of the talented screenwriter Mike White (The Good Girl, School of Rock) is a failed but noble effort to address seriously the plight of a lonely woman, Peggy (Molly Shannon), who responds to the death of her dog by venturing into the ethical and activist universe of people who rescue dogs and boycott animal-abusing corporations. Along the way, she adopts the discipline of veganism, embezzles money from work in order to support animal charities, and finally turns her house into a dog kennel. Sadly, the film doesn't work: It suffers from a lack of a coherent story line, a less-than-charming protagonist, coldly drawn supporting characters and stilted dialogue. Reviewed in this issue on page 47. Rated PG-13. —DF

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. Rated R. —KJ

AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLON MOVIE FILM FOR THEATERS—Watching this film version of the psychedelic Adult Swim cartoon is like having a conversation with a drunken friend for 90 minutes: It's occasionally hilarious, but after a while you're just waiting for it to end. The non-plot involves talking fast food products Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad dealing with an evil exercise machine destined to destroy the world that's also sought by several aliens, the Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past and a talking slice of watermelon assisted by Rush drummer Neal Peart. Some jokes, such as a Civil War-era video game with wooden controllers and a death metal "let's all go to the lobby" intro, are wickedly clever pop-cultural riffs, but the intentionally confused narrative drags. Hence, it's destined to be a classic for generations of stoned college students. Rated R. —ZS

ARE WE DONE YET?—To ask the question is to know the answer. A remake of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, with Ice Cube in the Cary Grant role. Rated PG-13.

BLADES OF GLORY—Will Ferrell channels the same dim-witted, bloated buffoon he's played in most recent films as Chazz Michael Michaels, a sex-obsessed, leather-clad figure skater. Joining Ferrell is Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), who plays the Dorothy Hamill-haired rival, Jimmy MacElroy. Making fun of Olympic sports may be just fine, and a bevy of figure skating icons are on board but sometimes the film breaches the line of campy fun by exploiting gay stereotypes for an already sexually-anxious teenage set to laugh at and mock. Rated PG-13. —KJ

DISTURBIA—This Rear Window for the YouTube generation has a sound set-up. A troubled teen, Kale (Shia LaBeouf), sentenced to three months house arrest for slugging his teacher, whiles away his time spying on neighbors using binoculars, camcorders and sundry tech gadgets, including leering at a comely girl-next-door (Sarah Roemer). His pastime reaps benefits once Kale becomes convinced that a neighbor (David Morse) is a serial killer. LaBeouf and Roemer are no Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly, but they exude a spunky exuberance that befits the film's contemporary setting, as when a scene of them playfully decorating Kale's house-arrest anklet becomes a sensual escapade. Problems emerge in the final act when the breezy yet taut narrative is cast aside for formulaic chills and thrills that never tie into its earlier themes of voyeurism, modern surveillance and suburban malaise. Rated PG-13. —NM

FIREHOUSE DOG—Director Todd Holland (Malcolm in the Middle) puts a twist on the doggie-do-good film in this warm-hearted tale about a movie star pup who becomes a bona fide fire house hero (read: he saves people from burning buildings). The film misses its mark with a tired satirizing of big budget Hollywood (pampered pooch Rexxx stars in films like The Fast and the Furriest and Jurassic Bark) but hits it home with a poignant look at the father/son relationship as pre-teen Shane Fahey (Josh Hutcherson) learns acceptance and forgiveness from his father (Bruce Greenwood). It's no Benji or Beethoven, but the doggie capers will keep kiddos entertained and parents will appreciate the film's understated moral mettle. Rated PG. —KJ

FRACTURE—Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins don't disgrace themselves in this Agatha Christie-esque mystery about a murderous engineer (Hopkins) who confesses to killing his wife and proceeds to manipulate the case to his advantage. Some clever dialogue and a decent twist at the end can't overcome the flat characters and padded-out plot. Rated R.—ZS

GRINDHOUSE—In this two-director, three-hour, double-feature tribute to exploitation movies of the 1970s, Robert Rodriguez serves up the exuberantly imagined zombie flick Planet Terror, followed by Quentin Tarantino's superior car-chase thriller Death Proof. Though both movies stay expertly within genre bounds, they're even more fascinating as death-of-film meditations (the first shot on DV, the second defiantly on celluloid) with notable religious resonances, especially in Tarantino's latest tribute to the idea of resurrection. Hardly seems coincidental that the film opened at Easter. Rated R. —GC

THE HOAX—Depicting author/con man Clifford Irving's nearly successful 1971 campaign to have McGraw-Hill publish a bogus autobiography of Howard Hughes, this flashy but deeply unsatisfying drama's problems mainly stem from the producers' decision to a hire a hot young screenwriter, William Wheeler, who invents countless episodes and thereby trashes the film's capacity for incisive truth-telling. A modicum of compensation comes in director Lasse Halstrom's deft handling of a fine cast led by Richard Gere and Alfred Molina. Rated R. —GC

HOT FUZZ—Simon Pegg plays Nick Angel, a by-the-book bobby whose overachievement and high arrest rate make the rest of the London Police Service look so lousy that he is reassigned to the fictional 'burb of Sandford, where he is assigned a dimwitted new partner (Nick Frost). Pop-culture references litter the screen, from buddy-cop films to Agatha Christie to horror flicks like The Omen and The Wicker Man, but it's hard to parody material that is already beyond parodying: When screenwriter Edgar Wright fashions an extended finale that references Point Break and Bad Boys II, it is difficult to divine where the setup ends and the punchline begins. Rated R. —NM

IN THE LAND OF WOMEN—Jon Kasdan's feature debut begins with a break-up. Nursing a broken heart, Carter (The O.C.'s Adam Brody) decides to hide out in Michigan and nurse his aged Gran. He listens, and so becomes entangled with the family across the street, led by Meg Ryan (so plastic surgery-ed she looks like she's in a witness protection program), who plays mom Sarah, struggling with a breast cancer diagnosis. There is an unusually obtrusive pop soundtrack, and the production design is bogus­: There are so many artificial flowers in Sarah's front yard it looks like her landscaper is from Munchkinland. Brody is adorable, but the meandering, autobiographical, coming of age plot loses focus. You cry, and life goes on. Blah, blah. Rated PG-13. —LB

THE ITALIAN—At a bleak Russian orphanage with a perpetual icy film of moisture in the air, a doleful little boy has a rare chance to be adopted by a sunny Italian couple. Clutching a tattered copy of Kipling's The Jungle Book, a book about another wild child returned to civilization, Vanya sets off to find his mother. Bedeviled by a system who treats him alternately as flotsam or a commodity, but never as a little boy, he stubbornly attempts to choose his own future. Not a cheerful film, and one that portrays the former Soviet Union as pathologically dysfunctional, The Italian does eventually provide vindication for a dreamer. Rated R. —LB

THE LAST MIMZY—Two children, Noah and Emma (Chris O'Neil and Rhiannon Leigh Wryn), find a mysterious puzzle box washed up near their lakeshore home. They fiddle and play with the mysterious objects inside, which includes Mimzy, an ominous stuffed bunny which purrs like a Tribble. Ultimately, spooky Emma, played by the accomplished Wyrn, takes center stage. A trippy meld of Tibetan Buddhism, nanotechnology and Alice in Wonderland, The Last Mimzy takes some unexpected turns (at least for those unfamiliar with the 1943 source work by Lewis Padgett), has a welcome message of environmental activism and thankfully eschews potty humor, condescension and kid-lit clichés. Rated PG. —LB

MEET THE ROBINSONS—Vacillating between unbearably saccharine and insufferably frantic, the latest dud from Disney Feature Animation is a bit of CG-sigh. Lewis, a precocious 12-year-old orphan/inventor looking for his birth mother, meets young stranger Wilbur Robinson, who whisks Lewis into the future in a time machine to track down the dastardly Bowler Hat Guy, a Snidely Whiplash clone and the film's lone highlight. Rated G. —NM

MISS POTTER—Renée Zellweger stars as Peter Rabbit creator Beatrix Potter in this catnip for the American Girls demographic. Beatrix is a drab spinster who meets a kindred spirit in publisher Norman Warne (Ewan McGregor). Full of twinkly charm, he enthuses about her "bunny book to conjure with" and sets about making her the best selling children's author of all time. Would that Emily Watson, playing Warne's tart feminist sister, was cast as Miss Potter. Sugary Zellweger seems a bit demented at times, nattering on with her—sometimes animated—little furry friends. Rated PG. ­—LB

THE NAMESAKE—Gogol Ganguli is mortified by his first name, a mark of his Indian parents' eccentricity. What possessed his father to name him after his favorite author, the Russian Nikolai Gogol? Gogol struggles to decide what's meaningful to him amidst the masala of his suburban American life and his family's stubborn Bengali traditions. Director Mira Nair and screenwriter Sooni Taraporevala's richly textured adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel is unusually faithful to the book's spirit, a meditation on how the most meaningful personal rebellions sometimes have deeply conservative roots. Rated PG-13. —LB

PATHFINDER—A muddled, uneventful exercise in blue-screening, this film is set in pre-Columbian North America where a Viking boy, abandoned by his kinsman, turns against the marauders as an adult (Karl Urban) after they slaughter his adoptive tribe. The standard revenge formula ensues, replete with incongruous costumes, computer-generated gore camouflaged by a drab palette and hokey dialogue. The film is bereft of anything remotely interesting, leaving you only to ponder such innocuous queries as why the Native Americans circa 900 A.D. speak English at the same time the Norsemen's dialogue is subtitled. Rated R. —NM

PERFECT STRANGER—A B-movie with an A-list cast, this pulp thriller is a far cry from the Hitchcockian slow burn horror it aims for and more like a glossy advertisement for product placement (Heineken, Reebok and Victoria's Secret share equal screen time with the cast). Halle Berry plays Rowena Price, an investigative reporter who gets caught in a deadly cat-and-mouse game when she attempts to uncover the story behind a childhood friend's gristly murder. Matching hot star with hot star, Bruce Willis is cast as the big-name, smugly suave ad executive Price has pinned for the murder. The plot becomes convoluted and confusing, rendering this shock fest a dud. Rated R. —KJ

REDLINE—With any luck, this movie will be remembered as something other than the one Eddie Griffin was shooting when he crashed the producer's $1.2 million Enzo Ferrari. Rated R.

VACANCY—Imagine a 90-minute version of Edgar Wright's fake trailer Don't from Grindhouse ("DON'T go up the stairs! DON'T look out the window!"). Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale play an unpleasant L.A. couple who find themselves stuck at a run-down motel where the voyeuristic staff is a bit ... hostile. Frank Whaley is fun as the twitchy manager, but the script by Mark L. Smith plays like an extended exercise from a screenwriting class full of cheap shocks and increasingly contrived twists, including a literal version of Chekhov's rule about the gun over the fireplace in the first act being fired in the third. The plot eventually devolves into a series of scenes where the couple cautiously peeks through the door and ... you get the idea. Rated R. —ZS

WILD HOGS—Not so much bad as painfully pointless. Rated PG-13. —NM


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

Raleigh

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

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

Breach—1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45. Charlotte's Web—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 9:55. Daddy's Little Girl—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Dead Silence—1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 10:05. Dreamgirls—1:10, 4:10, 7, 10. Epic Movie—1, 3:05, 5:15, 7:20, 9:35. Ghost Rider—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30. Happy Feet—1:45, 4:20, 7, 9:50. Music and Lyrics—1, 4, 7, 9:45. Night at the Museum—1:25, 4, 7, 9:35. Norbit—1:30, 4:15, 7:20, 9:55. The Number 23—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Stomp the Yard—1:15, 4, 7:15, 9:50. Zodiac—1:30, 4:45, 8.

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

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

Aqua Teen Hunger Force—4:10. Are We Done Yet?—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Blades of Glory—12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Condemned—1:35, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45. Disturbia—1:45, 4:30, 7, 9:30. Fracture—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40. Grindhouse—12:30, 7. In the Land of Women—12:45, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45, 10. The Invisible—1:15, 4:05, 7, 9:45. Kickin It Old Skool—1:35, 4:20, 7:15, 9:45. Kidtoons Presents: Tonka Tough Truck Adventures—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Meet the Robinsons—12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45. Next—12:45, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45, 10. Perfect Stranger—2 (No Sat-Sun), 4:45, 7:35, 10. Redline—12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45. Spider-Man 3—Thu midnight. Vacancy—1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:30. Wild Hogs—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10.

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

The Hoax—7, 9:30. Also Fri-Sun 2, 4:15, Hot Fuzz—7:10, 9:25. Also Fri-Sun 1:45, 4:30.

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

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

Avenue Montaigne—1:25, 4:05, 7:15, 9:25. No afternoon shows Sat. Diggers—1:15, 7:05. Grindhouse—3:15, 9. No afternoon show Sat. The Hoax—1:20, 4:15, 7:10, 9:35. The Italian—1, 4:10, 9:35. The Magnificent Seven—1:10, 7. The Namesake—1:05, 4, 7, 9:30. No late show Sat. Ta Ra Rum Pun—3, 6:20, 9:45. No late shows Mon-Thu.

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

Are We Done Yet?, The Condemned, Disturbia, Fracture, In the Land of Women, The Invisible, Kickin It Old Skool, Meet the Robinsons, Next, Vacancy. Call for times.

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

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

Blades of Glory—1, 2:55, 4:50, 7:25, 9:40. Disturbia—1:30, 4:15, 7:15, 9:45. Kickin It Old Skool—1:15, 4, 7:10, 9:40. Next—1, 3, 5, 7:25, 9:50. Spider-Man 3—Thu midnight.

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 (No Sat-Sun), 4 (No Sat-Sun), 7, 9:45. Aqua Teen Hunger Force—4:40, 10. Are We Done Yet?—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Blades of Glory—12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Condemned—1:35, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45. Disturbia—1:45, 4:30, 7, 9:30. Firehouse Dog—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30. Fracture—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40. The Hoax—1:35, 7:15. In the Land of Women—12:45, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45, 10. The Invisible—1:15, 4:05, 7, 9:45. Kickin It Old Skool—1:35, 4:20, 7:15, 9:45. Kidtoons Presents: Tonka Tough Truck Adventures—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Meet the Robinsons—12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45. Next—12:45, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45, 10. Perfect Stranger—1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:40. Spider-Man 3—Thu midnight. Vacancy—1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:30. Wild Hogs—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10.

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

300—2, 4:45, 7:30. Are We Done Yet?—1:40, 4:40, 7:25, 9:55. Blades of Glory—1:45, 4, 7, 9:30. The Condemned—1:10, 3:45, 6:55, 9:45. Disturbia—Fri-Sun 2:10, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15; Mon-Thu 1:35, 4:15, 6:45, 9:25. Fracture—1:25, 4:10, 7:20, 10:05 (Mon-Thu 10). The Hoax—1, 3:50, 6:45, 9:35. Hot Fuzz—Fri-Sun 1:55, 4:50, 7:35, 10:20; Mon-Thu 1:10, 3:55, 6:40, 9:25. The Invisible—1:30, 4:05, 6:40 (Mon-Thu 6:35), 9:15. In the Land of Women—1:50, 4:20, 7:10, 9:40. Kickin It Old Skool—Fri-Sun 2:20, 4:55, 7:40, 10:30; Mon-Thu 1:05, 4:15, 6:50, 9:20. Meet the Robinsons—1:15, 3:40, 6:15, 8:45. Next—2:35, 5:05, 7:30 (Mon-Thu 7:20), 10:10 (Mon-Thu 9:45). Perfect Stranger—1:35, 4:25, 7:05, 9:50. Red Line—Fri-Sun 1:05, 3:25, 5:45, 8:05, 10:25; Mon-Thu 2:05, 4:30, 7:15, 9:35. 6:55, 9:25. Vacancy—2, 3:30, 5:35 (Mon-Thu 6:20), 7:50 (Mon-Thu 8:30), 10.

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

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

Rocky Horror Picture Show—Fri midnight. Year of the Dog—7, 9:15. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30.

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

Avenue Mantaigne—1:30, 4:15, 7:15, 9:45. Blades of Glory—1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:20, 9:45. Fracture—1:15, 4, 7:15, 9:45. In the Land of Women—1, 3, 5, 7:10, 9:35. The Last Mimzy—1:20, 4:10, 7:05. Miss Potter—1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:05, 9:30. Perfect Stranger—9:25. Spider-Man 3—Thu midnight.

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

Are We Done Yet?—Fri-Sun 12:40, 3, 5:30, 8:30; Mon-Thu 1:50, 4:30, 7:05, 9:20. Blades of Glory—Fri-Sun 1:40, 4:20, 6:40, 9; Mon-Thu 1:10, 3:30, 5:50, 8:10. Condemned—Fri-Sun 12:30, 3:15, 7, 9:45; Mon-Thu 12:50, 3:35, 6:30, 9:25. Disturbia—Fri-Sun 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:40; Mon-Thu 2, 4:35, 7:15, 9:50. Fracture—Fri-Sun 1:20, 4:10, 6:50, 9:25; Mon-Thu 12:55, 3:40, 6:25, 9. In the Land of Women—Fri-Sun 2:10, 4:40, 7:40, 10:05; Mon-Thu 1:30, 3:55, 6:20, 9:55. The Invisible—Fri-Sun 2:15, 5, 7:30, 10; Mon-Thu 12:30, 3:15, 7, 9:45. Kickin It Old Skool—Fri-Sun 1, 3:50, 7:20, 9:55; Mon-Thu 1:25, 4, 7, 9:35. Meet the Robinsons—Fri-Sun 1:10, 3:30, 5:50, 8:10; Mon-Thu 1, 3:20, 5:45, 8:25. Next—Fri-Sun 1:30, 4, 7:10, 9:35; Mon-Thu 1:20, 4:10, 6:50, 9:40. Perfect Stranger—Fri-Sun 2, 4:30, 7:05, 9:50; Mon-Thu 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10. The Reaping—7:45 (Mon-Thu 7:35), 10:10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Fri-Sun 2:05, 5:10; Mon-Thu 1:40, 4:50. Vacancy—Fri-Sun 2:30, 5:20, 8, 10:15; Mon-Thu 2:20, 5:30, 7:40, 10:05. Wild Hogs—Fri-Sun 1:15, 3:55, 6:20, 8:50; Mon-Thu 1:15, 3:45, 6:10, 8:35.

Durham

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

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

Are We Done Yet?—11:50, 2:20, 4:35, 7:05. Blades of Glory—12, 2:30, 4:45, 7:20, 9:35. The Condemned—11:40, 2:25, 5, 7:35, 10:10. Disturbia—11:25, 2:10, 4:50, 7:25, 9:50. Fracture—11:20, 2, 4:40, 7:30, 10. The Invisible—11:30, 1:55, 4:25, 7, 9:30. Kickin It Old Skool—11:55, 2:35, 5:05, 7:40, 10:15. Meet the Robinsons—11:45, 2:05, 4:20, 6:50, 9:10. Next—11:35, 2:15, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45. Perfect Stranger—9:25. Vacancy—12:05, 2:40, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40.

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

300—3:40, 9:35. Aqua Teen Hunger Force—1:25, 7:05. Are We Done Yet?—Fri-Sun 12, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9; Mon-Thu 12:45, 3, 6:15, 8:30. Blades of Glory—Fri-Sat 1, 3:45, 7:35, 10:05; Sun-Thu 3:50, 7:25, 9:40. The Condemned—Fri-Sat 12, 2:35, 5:10, 7:55, 10:30; Sun-Thu 2:05, 4:50, 7:35, 10:10. Disturbia—12:45 (Mon-Thu 1:05), 3:30, 6:40, 9:30 (Sun-Thu 9:05). Fracture—1:45 (Mon-Thu 1:50), 4:35, 7:10, 9:55 (Sun-Thu 9:45). Grindhouse—2:25 (Mon-Thu 3:10), 9:20. The Hoax—12:35 (Mon-Thu 12:50), 3:20 (Mon-Thu 3:30), 6:20 (Sun-Thu 6:05), 9:05 (Sun-Thu 8:45). Hot Fuzz—1:20 (Mon-Thu 1:40), 5 (Sun-Thu 4:30), 7:45 (Sun-Thu 7:15), 10:30 (Sun-Thu 10). In the Land of Women—12:55 (Mon-Thu 1), 3:15 (Mon-Thu 3:20), 6:55 (Mon-Thu 6:20), 9:30 (Mon-Thu 8:40). The Invisible—1:05, 4:15, 6:45, 9:45 (Sun-Thu 9:15). Kickin It Old Skool—12:20 (Mon-Thu 1:15), 2:55 (Mon-Thu 3:55), 6:30, 9:15 (Sun-Thu 9). Meet the Robinsons—12:15 (Mon-Thu 1:15), 3:05 (Mon-Thu 3:40), 6:05, 8:30. Next—1:30, 4, 7:25, 10 (Sun-Thu 9:55). Perfect Stranger—1:55, 4:45, 7:20, 10:15 (Sun 9:50). The Reaping—12:05 (Mon-Thu 3:10), 7. Vacancy—1:30, 3:50 (Mon-Thu 3:45), 5:55, 8, 10:20 (Mon-Thu 10:05).

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

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

Are We Done Yet?—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Also Fri-Sat 12:15. Blades of Glory—12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 11:45. Condemned—1:35, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:15. Disturbia—1:45, 4:30, 7, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 12. Fracture—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 12:20. Grindhouse—12:30, 4:10, 7:45. Also Fri-Sat 11:30. The Hoax—1:35, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:15. In the Land of Women—12:45, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45, 10. Also Fri-Sat 12:15. The Invisible—1:15, 4:05, 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. Kickin It Old Skool—1:35, 4:20, 7:15, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:15. Kidtoons Presents: Tonka Tough Truck Adventures—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Meet the Robinsons—12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12. Next—12:45, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45, 10. Also Fri-Sat 12:15. Pathfinder—12:40 (No Sat-Sun), 3 (No Sat-Sun), 5:20, 7:40, 9:55. Also Fri-Sat 12:10. Perfect Stranger—1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 12:10. Spider-Man 3—Thu midnight. Vacancy—1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 11:30.

Chapel Hill

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

Avenue Montaigne—7:15, 9:25. Also Sat-Sun 2:20, 4:20. The Hoax—7:10, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2:10, 4:40. The Namesake—7, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30.

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

Blades of Glory—1:30, 3:20, 5:15, 7:25, 9:45. Disturbia—1:30, 4:15, 7:15, 9:40. Fracture—1:15, 4, 7:05, 9:40. Kickin It Old Skool—1:25, 4:10, 7:10, 9:45. Meet the Robinsons—12:50, 2:50, 4:50, 7, 9:15. Spider-Man 3—Thu midnight.

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

Call for shows and times.

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

Hot Fuzz—7, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30. Year of the Dog—7:15, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:20.

Graham

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

Dreamgirls—7. Also Fri-Sun 9:30. Night at the Museum—Fri-Sun 4:45. Also Sat-Sun 2:30.

Roxboro

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

Are We Done Yet?—4:45, 7:15. Also Fri-Sat 9:15; Sat-Wed 2:20; Thu 1. The Condemned—4:35, 7:05. Also Fri-Sat 9:15; Sat-Wed 2:05; Thu 1. Disturbia—4:45, 7:10. Also Fri-Sat 9:30; Sun-Wed 4:45; Sat-Wed 2:10; Thu 1. Fracture—4:30, 7. Also Fri-Sat 9:20; Sat-Wed 2; Thu 1. In the Land of Women—4:40, 7:10. Also Fri-Sat 9:25; Sat-Wed 2:15; Thu 1. Kickin It Old Skool—4:30, 7. Also Fri-Sat 9:20; Sat-Wed 2; Thu 1. Next—4:35, 7:05. Also Fri-Sat 9:15; Sat-Wed 2:05; Thu 1. Perfect Stranger—9:15. Vacancy—4:40, 7:15. Also Fri-Sat 9:25; Sat-Wed 2:15; Thu 1.

Special Showings

Chronological by date and time

The Triangle Indie Film Meetup Group: Events posted at indiefilm.meetup.com/134.

N.C. State Campus Cinema: Wed, Apr 25, 7 pm: Knocked Up. Free. Thu, Apr 26 & Sat, Apr 28, 7 pm; Fri, Apr 27, 10 pm: Smokin' Aces. Thu, Apr 26 & Sat, Apr 28, 9:30 pm; Fri, Apr 27, 7:30 pm: Stomp the Yard. Mon, Apr 30, 7 pm: Eagle vs. Shark. Free. Witherspoon Campus Cinema. $1.50/$2.50. wwncsu.edu/cinema.

Duke Screen/Society: Wed, Apr 25, 7 pm: Godzilla. Griffith. Thu, Apr 26, 5 pm: Student Film Showcase. Free. www.duke.edu/web/film/screensociety/schedule.html.

Center for Documentary Studies: Fri, Apr 27, 7:30 pm: Destroying the Southern Way of Life: The North Carolina Fund Confronts Poverty, 1963-68. A work-in-progress by Rebecca Cerese and Steve Channing. Reception at 6:30 pm. 1317 W Pettigrew St, Durham. cds.aas.duke.edu. 660-3663.

A/V Geeks: Thu, May 3, 9 pm: Other People's Property. Vintage educational films about property damage. Bickett Gallery, 209 Bickett Blvd, Raleigh. www.avgeeks.com. $5 suggested donation.

  • Movie times are good from Friday, April 27 through Thursday, May 3 except where noted.

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