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Movie times are good from Friday, May 18 through Thursday, May 24 except where noted.

Film times & brief film reviews 

Movie times are good from Friday, May 18 through Thursday, May 24 except where noted.

Film Capsules

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

AWAY FROM HER—Terrific performances by Julie Christie as a woman afflicted with Alzheimer's and Gordon Pinsent as her concerned husband anchor this smart, sensitively wrought Canadian drama, which marks a hugely impressive debut as writer-director by 28-year-old actress Sarah Polley. Adapted from an Alice Munro short story, the film avoids disease-of-the-week clichés and Ingmar Bergmanesque angst alike in charting how people deal with overwhelming challenges, ultimately it is a very moving and resonant love story. With Olympia Dukakis. Reviewed on page 53. Rated PG-13. —GC

LONELY HEARTS—Two killers murdering widows for their savings are tracked by a pair of dogged cops in this fact-based film noir. Homicide detective Elmer C. Robinson (John Travolta, playing a character based on director Todd Robinson's grandfather) is plagued by the aftermath of his wife's suicide, burying his rage in his work. Partnered by stolid Charles Hildebrandt (James Gandolfini), the two beefy heroes fill the screen as they follow the trail of corpses through "Cupid's Crossroads," a print-era Match.com for singles. Jared Leto plays killer Ray Fernandez as a squirrelly tangle of vanity and fear, especially deadly after teaming with Martha Beck (Salma Hayek). She's the film's hot spot, her femme fatale a psychopathic Ava Gardner lusting for sex and death. Once again, the weary voiceover and post-war period décor are irresistible to filmmakers who aspire to make a film half as good as Double Indemnity, but insist upon adding the swearing, blow jobs and gushing blood that they think we've been missing. Not. Rated R. —LB

click to enlarge Offside opens Friday. - PHOTO COURTESY OF SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
OFFSIDE—Jafar Panahi, the masterful Iranian director of The White Balloon, The Circle and Crimson Gold, delivers another dose of acidic social criticism in this sharply crafted comedy-drama about female soccer fans who will go to any lengths—including dressing as men—to attend a big match. Not surprisingly, the ruse fails for many of them, which is why most of Panahi's tale takes place in a holding pen where the captive women and their harried guards can hear the roar of the game but not witness its action: so near, yet so far away. A sense of tremendous social frustration suffuses the story, but so does a genial appreciation for the grit and determination of Iran's women. Further proof of the Iranian cinema's continuing vitality. Rated PG. —GC

PROVOKED: A TRUE STORY—A reenactment of the sad and all-too-true story of a Punjabi woman who, after 10 years of battery at the hands of her husband, takes a cue from The Burning Bed. Convicted of premeditated murder, her case became a cause celebre for feminist and immigrant activists in Britain. The Burning Bed starred the gorgeous Farrah Fawcett, while Aishwarya Rai—currently the most beautiful woman on the planet—plays the avenging heroine this time around. Not rated.

SHREK THE THIRD—This burnished money grab jettisons the razor-sharp wit and offbeat charm of its predecessors for a stream of somnolence that, sans its pedigree and production budget, could be mistaken for a direct-to-DVD release. Story development is sacrificed for an ever-increasing cacophony of celebrity voicing and pop culture references that now feel alternatively recycled and forced. The popular Mutt-n-Jeff coupling of Shrek (Mike Myers) and Donkey (Eddie Murphy) gives way to the inferior comic combo of Donkey and Puss In Boots (Antonio Banderas), which leaves a far too mannered Shrek—and a clearly uninspired Myers—to lumber about contemplating the ogre brood being carried by a pregnant Fiona (Cameron Diaz) and his father figure status to Far Far Away's whiny heir apparent, Artie (Justin Timberlake). Toss in a lazily written coup d'etat by Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) and the half-hearted injection of Arthurian lore into the Grimm milieu, and the sudden illumination that greets your exit from the theater should provide more than enough sensory overload to dispel any scintilla of this forgettable film still sparking your synapses. Rated PG. —NM

Current Releases

28 WEEKS LATER—A zombie movie for the art house rather than the grindhouse, the Juan Carlos Fresnadillo-directed follow-up to Danny Boyle's arty shocker 28 Days Later returns us to post-apocalyptic Britain and another outbreak of the plague that turns the living into ravenous undead. Like many sequels, it follows the original formula faithfully, but with slightly diminished returns. Empty London is still spooky, but the horror chops are too obviously concocted in the editing room. Robert Carlyle stars. Rated R. —GC

AFTER THE WEDDING—Partly steeped in the precepts of Dogme filmmaking, Danish director Susanne Bier fashions an exquisite emotional sledgehammer replete with such family melodrama as misidentified paternity, terminal illness and marital infidelity. The film's lack of mystery conjures an air of redundancy by the tail end of its two-hour running time. However, its raw hyper-realism manifests into something tangible and powerful thanks to a first-rate cast and, moreover, Bier's impressive panoply of handheld camerawork and visual intimacy. See Film Spotlight on page 58. Rated R. —NM

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.

BLACK BOOK—Paul Verhoeven ends a six-year hiatus with a return to his Dutch filmmaking roots in this entertaining yet erratic melodrama. A Jewish cabaret singer (Carice van Houten) narrowly escapes when Nazis slaughter her family, then changes her name, goes blond and joins the resistance. She infiltrates the local Gestapo by bedding and gradually falling for a SD chief (Sebastian Koch). Replete with the filmmaker's penchant for overstuffed melodrama, violence and female sexual objectification, one is tempted to label this the Showgirls of World War II Dutch resistance films. Actually, it is a thematic and stylistic companion to Verhoeven's Soldier of Orange and explores how war, and indeed life, is as much a conflict of individuals as ideologies. Rated R. —NM

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. 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

THE EX—Tom (Zach Braff) is fired and he and his pregnant wife Sofia (Amanda Peet) decide to decamp from NYC to her Ohio hometown and start anew. Of course, he must work for Chip (Jason Bateman), his wife's old flame. Bateman cunningly plays a veritable monster of passive aggressiveness, churning the audience's collective stomach with his smarmy wiles. There's a surfeit of painful, pointless slapstick, and Charles Grodin is on hand as Dad, his strained smiles a reminder of the previous generation's comedy of humiliation. Peet is amazingly slender and peppy for a new mom, her infant so docile she manages both to fix her hair AND read the New York Times. Braff is appealing, and there are a couple of nice cameos by SNL's Amy Poehler as a wigged-out ad exec and Amy Adams as a competitive baby yoga mom. But even at a scant 78 minutes, this agonizingly unoriginal sitcom seems endless. Rated PG-13. —LB

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

GEORGIA RULEOne of the great national myths is the restorative power of the small town. Once again, a car pulls up to the curb of a weathered clapboard house with a tidy garden, and a feisty grandma (Jane Fonda) appears, ready to heal the prodigal. Why Fonda and her daughter (Felicity Huffman) tussle is back-burnered—the better to focus on granddaughter Lindsay Lohan's more lurid trauma. Still, they all act the bejeezus out of their underwritten parts: Steely Fonda looks great and has managed to score the only bias-cut chenille bathrobe in Idaho, while Huffman plays a drunk, always good for an Academy nomination. But Lohan steals the show with her instinctive insights into the demons of a slutty, underaged party girl. Directed by Garry Marshall (and no, I didn't like his Pretty Woman, either) with an eye for the falsely picturesque and scant knowledge of the demons that divide mothers and daughters. Rated PG-13. —LB

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—Pop-culture references litter the screen in this British satire, 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

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.

LIFE IN A METRO—An ambitious drone lends his apartment to his philandering bosses in this riff on Billy Wilder's The Apartment, with the plot smartly shifted to a Mumbai call center. Some of Bollywood's most intriguing character actors appear in this ensemble piece, including Sharman Joshi as the flat's keymaster, his boss, the reptilian Kay Kay Menon, his boss's wife (Shilpa Shetty of the Richard Gere smooch), his boss' fragile mistress (Kangna Ranaut) and Shilpa's temptation, sensitive hunk Shiney Ahuja. The most engaging pair is prim Konkona Sen Sharma, whose computer date with dorky Irfaan Khan (The Namesake) collapses—but later ripens into love. A Greek chorus of rock dudes discovered hither and yon about town supply the music. Characters mingle on busy public transport, reflecting the crushing intimacy and spiritual isolation of the metropolis. Director Anurag Basu sets his film in the monsoon season of passion and rebirth and his characters take leaps of faith to get wet. Not rated. —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

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, 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

SPIDER-MAN 3—While this could be the best third act in any movie series based on a comic book, much of the webbing is starting to look threadbare. The last leg of this now-trilogy represents the climax to a story arc about three carefree friends—Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) and Harry Osborn (James Franco)—each ripped from their innocent nonage and transfigured by death and sundry life-altering circumstances. Elaborate special effects sequences do not disappoint, but the screenplay squanders its potential for the safety of genre strictures. Rated PG-13. —NM

TA RA RUM PUM—After a crack-up, NASCAR driver RV (Saif Ali Khan) drives a cab while struggling to get his nerve back. He endures crabby riders like Raleigh's own Kris Lundberg, who reduces our hero to tears.  Racing scenes between RV and his nemesis Rusty Finkelstein (!) filmed at the N.C. Speedway in Rockingham crackle. Ostensibly a family movie, it hammers home important morals not found in stateside kiddie films: Finish your college degree and always pay cash. —LB

AN UNREASONABLE MAN—Though nominally a portrait of consumer activist/presidential candidate Ralph Nader, this brilliantly unsettling documentary is actually something far more commanding: an inquiry into the current state of American democracy itself. Starting out by allowing Nader bashers on the left to scream at his effect on our recent electoral fortunes, filmmakers Steve Skrovan and Henriette Mantel then survey Nader's complex, fascinating career, from his early challenging of corporate America up through his campaign to prove that the Democrats and Republicans are two faces of the same beast. Nader emerges as principled, articulate, stubborn and obsessed—but perhaps also visionary in his analysis of our political woes. The most challenging and valuable doc since An Inconvenient Truth. Not rated. —GC

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

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. Rated PG-13. —DF


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.

Call for shows and times.

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

Bridge to Terabithia—1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55. Daddy's Little Girl—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Firehouse Dog—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30. Ghost Rider—1:30, 4:15, 7:35, 10:05. The Hills Have Eyes 2—1, 3:05, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30. The Hoax—1:35, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45. I Think I Love My Wife—1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:50, 10. The Last Mimzi—1:15, 3:25, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55. Night at the Museum—1:25, 4, 7, 9:35. Norbit—1:30, 4:15, 7:20, 9:55. Premonition—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Pride—1:30, 4:10, 7:10, 9:40. The Reaping—1, 3:20, 5:35, 7:50, 10:05. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3—1:10, 3:15, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40.

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

Call for shows and times.

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

28 Weeks Later—12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50. Also Fri-Sat 12:10. Delta Farce—12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35. Also Fri-Sat 11:45. Disturbia—2 (No Sat-Sun), 4:40, 7:05, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 12. Georgia Rule—1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:40. The Invisible—7:45, 10:15. Kidtoons Presents: Eloise in Hollywood—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Meet the Robinsons—12, 2:20, 4:40. Next—9:30. Also Fri-Sat 11:45. Shrek the Third—12, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 1, 1:15, 1:45, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3, 3:15, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 4:45, 5, 5:15, 5:30, 5:45, 6:15, 7, 7:15, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9:15, 9:45, 10:15. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 10:15am, 10:30am, 10:45am, 11am, 11:30am, 10:45, 11:30, 12. Spider-Man 3—12, 1, 2:30, 3, 4, 5:30, 6, 7, 7:30, 8:30, 9, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 11:30am, 10:30, 11:30, 12. Vacancy—7, 9. Also Fri-Sat 11.

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

After the Wedding—7:10 (No Sun; No Thu), 9:30. Also Fri-Sun 1:45, 4:30 (No Sun). Black Book—8 (No Tue). Also Fri-Sun 2, 5. Kundun—Tue 7.

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

Call for shows and times.

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

Away From Her—1:15, 4:15, 7:05. Also Fri-Sun 9:25. Black Book—1:05, 4, 6:55. The Hoax—1, 7:10. The Metro—Fri-Sun 2:45, 9:40; Mon-Thu 3:30. The Namesake—1:10, 4:05, 7:05. Also Fri-Sun 9:35. Offside—1:20, 7. Provoked: A True Story—3:30. Also Fri-Sun 9:45; Mon-Thu 7:20. Ta Ra Rum Pum—Fri-Sun 6:15, 9:40. Also Mon-Thu 2:45. An Unreasonable Man—1:10, 4:10, 7:10. Also Fri-Sun 9:35.

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

28 Weeks Later, Are We Done Yet?, Delta Farce, Disturbia, Georgia Rule, The Invisible, Shrek the Third, Spider-Man. Call for times.

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

The Greatest Places, Mystery of the Nile, Mystic India, Sharks 3D, Spider-Man 3. Call for times.

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

28 Weeks Later—1:45, 4:10, 7:20, 9:50. Shrek the Third—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9:15, 10. Also Fri-Sat 11. Spider-Man 3—1:15, 2:15, 4:15, 5:15, 7:15, 8:15, 10.

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

Call for shows and times.

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

28 Weeks Later—12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50. Also Fri-Sat 12:10. Delta Farce—12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35. Also Fri-Sat 11:45. Disturbia—8:15. Also Fri-Sat 10:45. Fracture—9:30. Also Fri-Sat 12:10. Georgia Rule—1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:40. The Invisible—9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:10. Kidtoons Presents: Eloise in Hollywood—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Meet the Robinsons—12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30. Next—10. Also Fri-Sat 12:15. Shrek the Third—12, 12:15, 12:45, 1, 1:15, 1:30, 1:45, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4, 4:30, 4:45, 5, 5:15, 5:30, 5:45, 6, 6:15, 6:45, 7, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:15, 9:45, 10:15. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 10:15am, 10:30am, 10:45am, 11am, 11:15am, 11:30am, 10:45, 11:15, 11:30, 12. Spider-Man 3—12, 1, 1:30 (No Sat-Sun), 2:30, 3, 4, 4:30, 5:30, 6, 7, 7:30, 8:30, 9, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 10:30, 11:30, 12.

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

Call for shows and times.

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.

Away from Her—7, 9:15. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30. Rocky Horror Picture Show—Fri midnight.

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

Georgia Rule—1:30, 4:15, 7:20, 9:35. The Hoax—7:25, 9:40. Miss Potter—1:15, 3:15, 5:15. Shrek the Third—12:30, 1:15, 2:45, 3:30, 5, 5:45, 7:15, 8, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 11am, 10:15. Spider-Man 3—1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10.

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

28 Weeks Later—2:05 (Mon-Thu 2), 4:40, 7:20, 10. Are We Done Yet?—Fri 1 (Mon-Thu 1:10), 3:50, 6:20 (Mon-Thu 6:15), 9. Disturbia—12:40, 3:40, 7:05, 9:40. The Ex—Fri-Sun 11:30, 4:30, 9:25; Mon-Thu 12:55, 5:40. Fracture—Fri-Sun 4:25, 7:10, 9:50; Mon-Thu 8:45. Georgia Rule—12:50, 4, 7, 9:55. The Invisible—Fri-Sun 11:55, 2:45, 5:15, 8, 10:30. Meet the Robinsons—Fri-Sun 11:35, 2; Mon-Thu 1:25, 3:55, 6:20. Next—Fri-Sun 1:50, 6:55; Mon-Thu 3:20, 8. Shrek the Third—Fri-Sun 11:45, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:15, 4:15, 5:45, 6:45, 7:45, 9:15, 10:15; Mon-Thu 1, 1:45, 2:45, 3:30, 4:15, 5:45, 6:45, 7:45, 8:15, 10:15. Spider-Man 3—12:10 (Mon-Thu 12:30), 1:15, 2:15, 3:25, 4:20, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:45 (Mon-Thu 8:35). Wild Hogs—12 (Mon-Thu 12:45), 2:35 (Mon-Thu 3:10), 7:55, 10:20.

Durham

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

Away from Her—Fri-Tue 7:10, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2:10, 4:20. Hot Fuzz—Fri-Sun 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30.

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

28 Weeks Later—11:35, 2:05, 4:25, 7:05, 9:30. Delta Farce—11:45, 2:25, 4:45, 7:35, 9:55. Disturbia—11:25, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40. Georgia Rule—11:40, 2:15, 4:50, 7:25, 10. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—Thu 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30. Shrek the Third—11:15, 11:45, 12:15, 2, 2:30, 3, 4:30, 5, 5:45, 7:15, 7:45, 8:15, 9:45, 10:15, 10:45. Spider-Man 3—12, 12:30, 1, 3:15, 3:45, 4:15, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 9:35, 10:05, 10:35.

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

28 Weeks Later, Delta Farce, Disturbia, The Ex, Fracture, Georgia Rule, Hot Fuzz, The Invisible, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—Thu 8. Shrek the Third, Spider-Man 3. Call for times.

Starlite Drive-In2523 E Club Blvd, Durham. 688-1037.

Closed until further notice.

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

28 Weeks Later—12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50. Also Fri-Sat 12:10. Delta Farce—12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35. Also Fri-Sat 11:45. Disturbia—4:45, 10. Fracture—2 (No Sat-Sun), 7:15. Georgia Rule—1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:40. Kidtoons Presents: Eloise in Hollywood—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Meet the Robinsons—12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30. Next—9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12. Shrek the Third—12, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 1, 1:15, 1:45, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3, 3:15, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 4:45, 5, 5:15, 5:30, 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 7, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:15, 9:30, 9:45, 10, 10:15. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 10:15am, 10:30am, 10:45am, 11am, 11:40am, 10:45, 11:15, 11:30, 11:45, 12. Spider-Man 3—12, 1, 2:30, 3, 4, 5:30, 6, 7, 8:30, 9, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 11:30am, 11:30, 12.

Chapel Hill

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

Away from Her—7:10, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2:10, 4:40. The Namesake—7, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30. Offside—7:20. Also Sat-Sun 2:20. Year of the Dog—9:25. Also Sat-Sun 4:20.

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

28 Weeks Later—1:30, 4:15, 7:20, 9:45. Fracture—1:15. Little Miss Sunshine (outdoor theater)—Fri-Sat 8:15. Shrek the Third—12:30, 1:15, 2:45, 3:30, 5, 5:45, 7:15, 8, 9:30, 10:15. Also Fri-Sat 11. Spider-Man 3—1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10.

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.

After the Wedding—7, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2:10, 4:20. Lonely Hearts—7:10, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30.

Graham

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

Ghost Rider—7. Also Fri-Sun 9:15; Sat-Sun 2:30, 4:45.

Roxboro

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

Delta Farce—4:35, 7:20. Also Fri-Sat 9:30; Fri-Sun 1:55, 11:20; Thu 1. Disturbia—4:30, 7:05. Also Fri-Sat 9:25; Fri-Sun 1:45, 11:15; Thu 1. Georgia Rule—4:25, 7. Also Fri-Sat 9:30; Fri-Sun 11:05, 1:40; Thu 1. Shrek the Third—Call for times. Spider-Man 3—Call for times.

Special Showings

Chronological by date and time

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

Easy Rider: Wed, May 16, 7 pm: A 35 mm print of the countercultural classic, with Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson. Colony Theatre, 5438 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh. $5. 847-5677.

Love Lived on Death Row: Wed, May 16, 7 pm: Linda Booker's documentary about four North Carolina siblings' relationship with their father, on death row for murdering their mother. Duke campus, Richard White Auditorium. www.lovelivedondeathrow.com

A/V Geeks: Television: A Welcome Guest In Your Home: An evening of educational and industrial films about television and how we should watch it. Films include Action and Violence, Welcome Guest in the House, Television Serves Its Community and more. Thu, May 17, 9 pm: Bickett Gallery, 209 Bickett Blvd, Raleigh. Fri, May 18, 8 pm: Center for Documentary Studies, 1317 W Pettigrew Street, Durham. www.avgeeks.com. $5 suggested donation.

Flicker Festival: Sat, May 19, 10 am: Call for entries for "Attack of the 50 Foot Reels." This year's theme is "Dance Dance Revolution." $15 to enter. Sun, May 20, 8:30 pm: "Bars and Tone," a program of locally produced Super-8 films featuring local musicians. Cat's Cradle, 300 E Main St, Carrboro. $3. www.flickerfestival.com.

  • Movie times are good from Friday, May 18 through Thursday, May 24 except where noted.

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