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Movie times are good from Friday, June 22 through Thursday, June 28 except where noted.

Film times & brief film reviews 

Movie times are good from Friday, June 22 through Thursday, June 28 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), Sarah Lupton (SL), Neil Morris (NM) or Zack Smith (ZS).

Opening This Week

click to enlarge John Cusack isn't enjoying his stay in Room 1408, which opens Friday. - PHOTO BY DAVID APPLEBY/ DIMENSION FILMS
  • Photo by David Appleby/ Dimension Films
  • John Cusack isn't enjoying his stay in Room 1408, which opens Friday.
1408—Based on a Stephen King chiller short story, this film stars John Cusack as a debunker of paranormal phenomena who decides to investigate the rumors surrounding a certain New York City hotel room. Cusack checks into Room 1408; will he check out? Rated PG-13.

EVAN ALMIGHTY—Ubiquitous funnyman Steve Carell (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine) fronts this tale of a new-age Noah who is out to save humanity from, well, itself. Reviving his role as pompous news anchor Evan Baxter (from the previous Bruce Almighty), Carell plays a newly elected state representative who becomes a Biblical hero when God (Morgan Freeman, of course) charges the House newbie with saving humanity from a—gasp!—giant flood. Lying underneath the silly Biblical references (Genesis 6:14 takes the spotlight) and animal humor sits a film with an agenda that emphasizes family values and environmentalism. Still, despite the film's good will, the plot holes are big enough to suck down this ship. Carell's madcap comedy is overwrought and defiantly unfunny, causing the comedic cast to come up short. John Goodman, Lauren Graham and Wanda Sykes are left high and dry with two-bit one-liners. Rated PG. —KJ

A MIGHTY HEART—The docudrama can be just as involving as its theatrical counterpart, and it is a style oft-employed by director Michael Winterbottom. Following last year's The Road to Guantánamo, his tale of doomed Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl (Dan Futterman) is told through the eyes of his wife, Mariane (Angelina Jolie). Winterbottom traverses the race to track down Daniel and his captors before his gruesome, infamous beheading. In the process, he deftly spins the abduction of a lone American journalist into a microcosm of the morass of Middle Eastern battle lines. Reviewed on page 61. Rated R. —NM

LA VIE EN ROSE— Edith Piaf's early life might have been conjured by a 19th-century novelist. Born in the Paris district of Belleville to a café-singer mother and a street-acrobat father, she spent much of her childhood in a Normandy brothel run by her grandmother. Though writer-director Olivier Dahan doesn't go in for any heavy-handed psychologizing, his film scrambles chronology—like every other biopic these days. Still, if Hollywood can stifle its usual xenophobia, then Marion Cotillard, who gives a galvanic performance as the French chanteuse, will have a well-deserved Best Actress nomination next spring. Reviewed on page 58. Rated PG-13. —GC

Current Releases

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. Rated PG-13. —GC

DOA: DEAD OR ALIVE—One of the year's most successful films, that is, if you're counting how many scenes include sparsely-dressed females. Four twenty-something girls, all blond—except for the Japanese princess (because, what would the film be without a princess who can beat up a three-hundred pound muscle builder?)—are invited to participate in the ultimate fighting contest, DOA, which takes place on a hidden island somewhere off the Chinese coast. Each "human weapon" has her own noble goal in participating in DOA: to save her brother, prove herself outside the pro-wrestling world, steal $100 million, or save the world from the evil businessman who's hosting the contest. Thus, the plot is one-dimensional and the dialogue is pointless. The film would have done better marketing itself as a 90-minute fight montage (in which case they should have at least made the sequences correspond with the logic of gravity)—even DOA video game fans overheard in the audience were disappointed with this one. Rated PG-13. —SL

FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER—This sequel to the 2005 superhero adaptation is like being trapped in a room with a bad comedian for an hour and a half—though the fact that the film is only 90 minutes is immensely appealing in this summer of nearly three-hour sequels. No opportunity for a lame quip, pun and/or sight gag is missed in this retelling of a classic 1960s Stan Lee/Jack Kirby comic book. The story pits the dysfunctional quartet against the titular surfer (Doug Jones from Pan's Labyrinth with Laurence Fishburne's voice), the alien herald for a planet-devouring entity called Galactus—who's reduced from the armored titan of the comics to an inane-looking death cloud. Along with corny humor and dull effects, the pace is slowed by subplots about wedding woes and power-swapping. While not as offensively dumb as the first Fantastic Four film, the lack of tension and cliched dialogue will have fans of the comic pining for the cosmic melodrama of the original story. Rated PG. —ZS

HOSTEL: PART II—Achieving a nasty notoriety from the bloodbaths and bare-boned gross-outs of last year's Hostel, director Eli Roth set his marks on bigger, better and bloodier in this torture sequel. With only one minor plot adaptation (this time the gender flips) the flick follows the same setup as its predecessor: Three voluptuous art students (Lauren German, Heather Matarrazo and Bijou Phillips) are lured into Slovakia with the promise of hot springs and hotter guys and quickly become the sinister Slovakians' gilded prey. But while last year's nefarious torture-fest consisted of a horrific critique on American arrogance and foreign relations, this film masks a capitalist agenda within an uber-feminist setting (issues of sexual domination and female exploitation are addressed) as the headstrong Final Girl escapes by buying her freedom with a big bank roll. A smart commentary on foreign-affairs and American capitalism rolled into a gross-out collection of decapitated heads, twitching muscles and bare breasts. Rated R. —KJ

JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM (SWAY, BABY, SWAY)—See this week's Film Spotlight.LB

JINDABYNE—Ray Lawrence's first film since Lantana is based on the same Raymond Carver short story that appeared in Short Cuts. As in Lantana, a corpse figures heavily in the plot. After Stewart (Gabriel Byrne) stumbles across the body of a naked aboriginal girl floating in the river on a Friday, he and his four buddies continue their annual fishing trip until Sunday when they finally report their discovery. Here, the core of Carver's (a)morality play remains compelling, and Linney and Byrne are outstanding even if their characters are rather unlikable and annoying. Rated R. —NM

KNOCKED UPThe 40-Year-Old Virgin writer/director Judd Apatow scores another hit with this hysterical tale of a chubby slacker (Apatow alum Seth Rogen) who impregnates an out-of-his league one-night stand (Katherine Heigl from Grey's Anatomy). The plot is strictly by-the-numbers, but hilarious dialogue and great performances make this the funniest film of the year so far. Reviewed on page 59. Rated R. —ZS

MR. BROOKS—Perennial nice guy Kevin Costner flashes a dark side as the titular Earl Brooks, a successful family man who also happens to be a pathological serial killer goaded on by an ever-present imaginary devil on his shoulder (William Hurt, in full-bloom bravura). The film realizes its delectable delirium most when wallowing in the machinations of Brooks' murderous delectation. However, this potentially compelling character study—a kind of middle-aged American Psycho—becomes hijacked by some infuriating subplotting, including a police detective played by Demi Moore and her Lifetime Movie of the Week countenance. Rated R. —NM

NANCY DREW—Mix one-half of Clueless' California fashion sense with a quarter of Mean Girls girl-bashing, throw in a splash of Harry Potter-inspired ghoulish mystery and you've got the recipe for one heck of a summer blockbuster carefully crafted to catch the eyes, ears and pocketbooks of the tween set. With an updated scenario and pop-infused soundtrack, this flick may appeal to trendy tweens but ultimately, director Andrew Fleming's attempt to introduce the literary heroine to the millennium is overwrought, causing older fans of the series to find Drew's wide-eyed sincerity, mystery-busting acuity and Martha-Stewart perfection more sardonic than sincere. Rated PG. —KJ

OCEAN'S THIRTEEN—Their plots are contrivances lacking little internal logic. Fine. The actors sometimes look like they are phoning in their performances. Maybe. But, the real defining standards of the Ocean's series are cool and cachet, abundant qualities when George Clooney & Co. return to their Vegas stomping grounds—thankfully—to run a group con on casino tycoon Willie Bank (Al Pacino) after he swindles Elliott Gould's Reuben out of his fortune and health. There is much here with which to find fault, from the storyline's air of inevitability to director Steven Soderbergh's grainy cinematography. However, like a show on the Strip, this spectacle is all glitz, glamour and fun. Rated PG-13. —NM

PARIS, JE T'AIME—This collection of 18 petites romances de quartiers (little neighborhood romances) employs a dazzling international array of writers, directors and actors that reflects the diversity of modern France. Some tales are realistic, some fantastical, and naturally, some are more engaging than others. Rather than intertwining stories, the narratives are linked by images; ubiquitous public displays of affection, the color of blood, physical collapse and the phrases that may or may not be found in guidebooks. Rated R. —LB

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END—This muddled Pirates three-quel is little more than a recycling of the pillaging, rum-guzzling and sword-fighting schlock of its predecessors. Clocking in at just under three hours, the film attempts to outdo every love triangle, plot twist and ghoulish creature from the last two films in one bloated installment of cinematic excess. The extravagant effects can't make up for plot holes and lackluster romance. Instead, Disney banks on its golden ticket: swoony captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), but not even Sparrow can save the film from its own heavy hand. Rated PG-13. —KJ

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. 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 film still sparking your synapses. Rated PG. —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

SURF'S UP—The en vogue practice of fashioning family films from the framework of successful documentaries continues with this amalgam of March of the Penguins (yep, another animated penguin flick) and surfer docs Step Into Liquid and Riding Giants. Fortunately, directors Ash Brannon (Toy Story 2) and Chris Buck employ a mockumentary format that tacitly acknowledges this filmmaking phenomenon, although the faux-verite gimmick grows wearisome even over an efficient 85-minute running time. Shia LaBeouf voices Cody Maverick, a young penguin who escapes the icy confines of his Antarctic home for the sunny beaches of the Penguin World Surfing Championship where he hopes to carry on the legacy of his idol, Big Z (Jeff Bridges). Unlike many of its animated contemporaries, this film chooses its celebrity voiceovers wisely with a cast that includes Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder and James Woods. Nonetheless, there is a noticeable lack of originality, a compelling plotline or vitality beyond the self-referential conceit. Rated PG. —NM

SWEET LAND—The most impressive American independent film of the past year, Minnesota director Ali Selim's debut offers a poetic, lushly imagined vision of the hardships and rewards faced by Norwegian immigrants to America just after World War I. No less than Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven, the drama meditates on both the implacable grandeur of nature and the fragile bonds of community while providing an entrancing example of the expressive power of cinema; its achievements include extraordinary performances by leads Elizabeth Reaser and Tim Guinee. Rated PG. —GC

WAITRESS—Jenna, a melancholy server at Joe's Pie Diner, contemplates her oppressive marriage after discovering she's pregnant. We quickly learn, however, that this is a fairy tale as the pie-making princess (Keri Russell) discovers a fairy godfather (Andy Griffith). Her pies, creatively concocted and titled, contain within their crusts the passion for which she has little other outlet, and it's easy to believe that a crust filled with melted chocolate and blackberries could be a kitchen-centric declaration of love. Rated PG-13. —LB


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.

28 Weeks Later—1:45, 4:05, 7:20, 9:40. 300—1, 4, 7, 9:45. Are We Done Yet?—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Blades of Glory—1:05, 3:15, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50. Bridge to Terabithia—1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55. The Ex—1:30, 3:35, 5:40, 7:45, 9:50. Fracture—1:50, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55. Lucky You—1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10. Next—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Perfect Stranger—1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:40. Premonition—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Shooter—1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10. Vacancy—1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:30. Wild Hogs—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10.

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.

1408—1, 1:30, 3:30, 4:15, 5:55, 7, 8:20, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 10:45, 12. Evan Almighty—12, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:20, 2:50, 3:15, 3:45, 4:40, 5:10, 5:30, 6, 7, 7:25, 7:45, 9:15, 9:45, 10. Also Fri-Sat 11:30, 12. A Mighty Heart—1:15, 4:10, 7:15, 9:35. Also Fri-Sat 12:05. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer—12:15, 12:45, 1:15, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 7, 7:30, 8, 9:15, 9:45, 10:15. Also Fri-Sat 11:30, 12. Hostel: Part II—8:15. Also Fri-Sat 10:30. Kidtoons Presents: Holly Hobbie: Best Friends Forever—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Knocked Up—12:45 (No Tue-Wed), 4, 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. Nancy Drew—12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:15. Also Fri-Sat 11:35. Ocean's Thirteen—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 12:15. Shrek the Third—12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 11:30. Surf's Up—12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:15. Also Fri-Sat 11:30.

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

Away from Her—7. Also Fri-Sun 4:30. Paris, Je T'Aime—7:05, 9:30. Also Fri-Sun 1:45, 4:15. The Wind that Shakes the Barley—9:15. Also Fri-Sun 1:30.

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.

A Mighty Heart—1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 9:30. Day Watch—1, 4, 7, 9:45. Flushed Away—11, 1. The Last Romantic—7:15. Jhoom Barabar Jhoom—Fri-Sun 6:30, 9:45. Mon-Thu 3:30, 7:30. Jindabyne—1:05, 7:05 (No Wed), 9:40. Paris, Je T' Aime—4:05, 9:35. Sweet Land—1:10, 4:10, 7:10. Also Sat-Thu 9:25. Waitress—1:15, 4:15, 7:15.

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

1408, Evan Almighty, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Hostel: Part II, Knocked Up, Nancy Drew, Ocean's Thirteen, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Shrek the Third, Surf's Up. 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.

1408—12:45, 2:50, 4:55, 7:25, 9:50. Evan Almighty—1:05, 3:05, 5, 7:20, 9:35. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer—1, 3, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Knocked Up—1:30, 4:20, 7:05 (No Tue), 9:40 (No Tue). Live Free or Die Hard—Wed-Thu 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:45. Ocean's Thirteen—1:15, 4, 7:10, 9:45. Over the Hedge—Tue-Wed 10am.

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.

1408—1 (No Tue-Wed), 1:30, 3:30, 4:15, 5:55, 7, 8:20, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 10:45. Evan Almighty—12, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:20, 2:50, 3:15, 3;45, 4:40, 5:10, 5:30, 6, 7, 7:25, 7:45, 8:15, 9:15, 9:45, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10:30. A Mighty Heart—1:15, 4:10, 7:05, 9:35. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer—12:15, 12:45, 1:15, 2:30, 3, 4:45, 5:15, 7, 7:30, 8, 9:15, 9:45. Kidtoons Presents: Eloise in Hollywood—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Knocked Up—12:45, 4, 7, 9:45. Nancy Drew—12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:15. Ocean's Thirteen—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—1, 4:30, 8. Shrek the Third—12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15. Spider-Man 3—4, 10:15. Surf's Up—12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:15.

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.

Call for shows and times.

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

Waitress—7, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30. Rocky Horror Picture Show—Fri midnight.

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

Ant Bully—Tue-Wed 10am. Evan Almighty—1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:30. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer—1, 3, 5, 7:05, 9:30. Nancy Drew—12:45, 2:55, 5:10, 7:20, 9:25. Live Free or Die Hard—Wed-Thu 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:45. Ocean's Thirteen—1:15, 4, 7:10, 9:45. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—Fri-Tue 1, 4:30, 7:45. Surf's Up—1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:05 (No Tue), 9:15 (No Tue).

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

1408—Fri-Mon 12, 2:30, 5, 7:35, 10:05. A Mighty Heart—Fri-Mon 1:40, 4:30, 7:30, 10:10. Evan Almighty—Fri-Mon 12:10, 1:30, 2:40, 4, 5:10, 6:40, 7:45, 9:15, 10:15. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer—Fri-Mon 12:20, 1, 1:45, 2:35, 3:20, 4:05, 4:55, 5:40, 6:30, 8, 9, 9:40, 10:25. Knocked Up—Fri-Mon 12:50, 3:50, 7:10, 10:20. Nancy Drew—Fri-Mon 12:40, 3:05, 5:30, 8:20. Ocean's Thirteen—Fri-Mon 12:10, 1:30, 3:10, 4:15, 6:10, 7:10, 9, 10:10. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—Fri-Mon 1:10, 4:50, 8:30. Shrek the Third—Fri-Mon 1:05, 3:30, 5:50, 8:10, 10:30. Spider-Man 3—Fri-Mon 12:25, 3:40, 6:50, 10. Surf's Up—Fri-Mon 12:30, 2:50, 5:05, 7:25, 9:35.

Durham

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

Cinemas closed until August for renovations.

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

1408—11:20, 2:05, 4:35, 7:25, 10:15. Evan Almighty—12:05, 2:25, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer—11:30, 12, 1:50, 2:20, 4:10, 4:40, 7, 7:30, 9:30, 10. Free Summer Movies Series: Ant Bully, Happy Feet—Tue-Wed 10am. Knocked Up—12:20, 3:20, 7:05, 9:55. Live Free or Die Hard—Opens Wed (call for times). Nancy Drew—11:40, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40. Ocean's Thirteen—12:25, 3:15, 7:10, 10:05. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—11:35, 3, 6:40, 10:10. Shrek the Third—11:15, 1:40, 4:05, 6:45, 9:05. Surf's Up—11:50, 2, 4:15, 6:50, 9.

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

1408—11:45 (No Mon-Thu), 2:15, 4:45, 7:50, 10:30 (Mon-Thu 10:15). A Mighty Heart—1, 3:40, 6:15, 8 (Mon-Thu 8:45). Evan Almighty—11:30 (no Mon-Thu), 12:15, 1:50, 2:35, 4:30, 5:15, 6:55, 7:35, 9:20 (Mon-Thu 9:15), 10 (Mon-Thu 9:55). Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer—11:45 (No Mon-Thu), 12:30, 1:25, 2:05, 2:45, 3:35, 4:15, 5, 5:45, 6:30, 8:50, 9:35, 10:30. Hostel: Part II—1:35, 10:15 (Mon-Thu 9:50). Knocked Up—1212:20, 3:15, 6:45, 9:45 (Mon-Thu 9:40). Live Free or Die Hard—Opens Wed; call for times. Mr. Brooks—3:55, 7:05. Nancy Drew—1:05, 3:50, 6:10, 8:30 (No Thu). Ocean's Thirteen—1:15, 3:05, 4, 7:25, 9:10 (Mon-Thu 9:05), 10:15 (Mon-Thu 10:10). Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—Fri-Sun 11:30, 3, 6:30, 10; Mon-Thu 12:40, 6:05, 9:35. Shrek the Third—12, 2:20, 4:40, 6:55, 9:15 (No Thu). Spider-Man 3—12:05, 6:05. Surf's Up—12:50, 3:10, 6:05, 8:20. Waitress—12:45, 3:20, 6:20, 8:55.

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

Closed until further notice.

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

1408—1, 1:30, 3:30, 4:15, 5:55, 7, 8:20, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 10:45, 12. A Mighty Heart—1:15, 4:10, 7:05, 9:35. Also Fri-Sat 12:05. Evan Almighty—12, 12:30, 1, 2:20, 2:50, 3:15, 4:40, 5:10, 5:30, 7, 7:25, 7:45, 9:15, 9:45, 10. Also Fri-Sat 11:30, 12. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer—12:15, 12:45, 2:30, 3, 4:45, 5:15, 7, 7:30, 9:15, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 11:30, 12. Hostel: Part II—4, 10. Also Fri-Sat 12:15. Kidtoons Presents: Eloise in Hollywood—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Knocked Up—12:45, 4, 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:25. Nancy Drew—12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 12. Ocean's Thirteen—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40. also Fri-Sat 12:15. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—1, 4:30, 8. Also Fri-Sat 11:30. Shrek the Third—12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15. Also Fri-Sat 11:30. Spider-Man 3—12:30, 7. Surf's Up—12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:15. Also Fri-Sat 11:30.

Chapel Hill

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

A Mighty Heart—7:15, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:20. Paris, Je T'Aime—7:10, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2:10, 4:40. Waitress—7, 9:15. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30.

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

Evan Almighty—1, 3, 5, 7:20, 9:35. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer—12:30, 2:40, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Knocked Up—1:30, 4:20, 7:20, 9:55. The Last Mimzy (Outdoor Screen)—Fri-Sat 8:30. Live Free or Die Hard—Wed-Thu 1:25, 4:10, 7, 9:45. Ocean's Thirteen—1:15, 4, 7:10, 9:45. Surf's Up—Fri-Tue 1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:05, 9:15.

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.

La Vie en Rose—6:50, 9:30. Also Sat-sun 1:30, 4:10. Sweet Land—7, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30.

Graham

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

Wild Hogs—7, 9:15. Also Sat-Sun 2:30, 4:45.

Roxboro

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

1408—2:20, 4:50, 7:15, 9:30. Evan Almighty—2:25, 4:35, 7:15, 9:20. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer—2, 2:30, 4:25, 4:55, 7, 7:20, 9:05, 9:35. Knocked Up—9:10. Nancy Drew—2:15, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30. Ocean's Thirteen—2, 4:30, 7, 9:25. Shrek the Third—2:05, 4:45, 7:10, 9:15. Surf's Up—2:10, 4:35, 7:05.

Special Showings

Chronological by date and time

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

The Dark Crystal: Wed, Jun 20, 7 & 9:30 pm: The 25th anniversary. $5. Colony Theatre, 5438 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh. 847-5677.

Rain in a Dry Land: Wed, Jun 20, 7 pm: As part of World Refugee Day, Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas is showing the critically acclaimed doc about two Somali refugees and their journey to America. Free. Galaxy Cinema, 770 Cary Towne Blvd, Cary. 861-2807, mygalaxycinema.com.

Tin Cup: Wed, Jun 20, 7 pm: Ron Shelton and Kevin Costner team up for this golf comedy. Free. Griffith Theater, Duke West Campus. 668-4762.

The Freshest Kids: A History of the B-Boy: Thu, Jun 21, 7 pm: This ultimate primer on hip hop and graffiti art highlights power moves, top rock, flair, low rock and freezes in its celebration of breakin' as a cultural phenomenon. Nasher Museum auditorium, Duke Campus. Free. fvd.aas.duke.edu/screensociety/schedule.php.

Serenity: Thu, Jun 21, 7:30 pm: The Joss Whedon cult hit from 2005 gets a return engagement as a fund-raiser for Equality Now, an organization to combat domestic violence. $12. Raleighwood Cinema and Grill, 6609 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh. www.raleighwoodmovies.com, raleighshindig.blogspot.com.

NC Museum of Art's Movies on the Lawn: Fri, Jun 22, 9 pm: The Devil Wears Prada. Sat, Jun 23, 9 pm: Marie Antoinette. $3. 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. www.ncartmuseum.org.

Our Brand is Crisis: Sun, Jun 24, 5 pm: The celebrated documentary about American political operatives lending expertise to a Bolivian election. Free. CHICLE, 101 E Weaver St, 3rd floor over Weaver Street Market, Carrboro. 933-0398, www.chi-cle.com.

Movies @ Manbites: Mon, Jun 25, 8 pm: Recently produced films by local filmmakers, including Jim Haverkamp's Willow Garden and Christian McIlwain's Shelter. Donations suggested. Curated by the Indy's David Fellerath. Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster St, Durham. www.manbitesdogtheater.org, 682-3343.

American Summer Film Festival: Sat, Jun 30, 7 pm: In this installment of a monthly series curated by Charleen Swansea, Skip Elsheimer presents The Modern Housewife, a collection of educational films from the 1950s and '60s. $2-$4. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. 918-7385.

13th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival: Wilmington festival seeks submissions from independent filmmakers and video artists. Cucalorus is a non-competitive showcase of features, shorts and documentaries from around the world. Formats: 35mm, 16mm, various video formats. All entries on DVD or VHS must include entry form, one lovely poem and fee, $40 fee, deadline is July 10. Entry form online at www.cucalorus.org.

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