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Film Times & Brief Film Reviews 

Movie times are good from Friday, August 24 through Thursday, August 30 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), Sylvia Pfeiffenberger (SP) or Zack Smith (ZS).

Opening This Week

HEYY BABYY— The Hindi take on Three Men and a Baby finds carefree Sydney, Australia, bachelors Akshay Kumar, Fardeen Khan and Riteish Deshmukh with an unexpected bundle of joy on their doorstep. The previous French and American versions date from a time (mid-1980s) when the notion of a man as a child's caregiver was uproariously funny. Expect diaper jokes. Winsome Vidya Balan co-stars. Not rated. —LB

ILLEGAL TENDER—A revenge shoot-'em-up aimed at the Latino market, with a predominantly Spanglish cast, this film was produced by John Singleton, who is still best known for Boyz in the Hood. Rated R.

MR. BEAN'S HOLIDAY—Rowan Atkinson wants to amuse you. Rated PG.

click to enlarge The Nanny Diaries, starring Scarlett Johansson, opens Friday. - PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
THE NANNY DIARIES—Annie, an aimless college grad with a yen for anthropology, decides to "study up" by noting the privileges of New York's Upper West Side elite—as opposed to observing those coming of age in Samoa. Married documentarians Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, directors of the bracing American Splendor, tackle more conventional material as Scarlett Johansson's nanny becomes a Stockholm Syndrome victim through her pity for the helpless boy being propelled through a loveless childhood by his aspirational parents (Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti). The satirical conceit of having Annie's field work result in dioramas at the Museum of Natural History is amusing, but the film cries out for a supporting village of sympathetic nannies—and the dreamboat boyfriend is a crutch. The film is musing enough, but it lacks the scalpel needed to expunge the dreary rom-com clichés. Rated PG-13. —LB

RESURRECTING THE CHAMP—Josh Hartnett stars as a newspaper reporter who discovers that a derelict he encounters (Samuel L. Jackson) is, in fact, a long-lost boxing champ. Spiritual lessons ensue. Rated PG-13.

ROCKET SCIENCE—There was always a peculiar undercurrent to Jeffrey Blitz's Spellbound, his otherwise orthodox documentary about eight teenagers on their quest to win the National Spelling Bee, in the way he lingered over the eccentric, semi-stunted lives of its subjects. In his new teen-centered fiction film, Blitz seems to be projecting his own opinion—and probably experience—of adolescence and life through Hal Hefner (Reece Thompson), a 14-year-old social misfit who joins his high school debate team to impress the first girl who takes notice of him. Thompson gives a sublime lead performance but the real revelation is Anna Kendrick as his chain-smoking sexpot classmate and debate partner. Reviewed on page 79. Rated R. —NM

SEPTEMBER DAWN—In this already-controversial retelling of an ugly massacre that occurred in the nascent Mormon country of 1857 Utah, Terence Stamp plays Brigham Young while Dean Cain is Joseph Smith. Rated R.

WAR—Jason Statham and Jet Li square off in this East-meets-West martial arts workout. Rated R.

Current Releases

ARCTIC TALE—Anthropo-morphized nature footage and humor that never rises above the level of walrus flatulence hamstrings an otherwise poignant, cautionary parable that illustrates, at moments even better than An Inconvenient Truth, the environmental calamity facing not just the polar icecaps but the wildlife that subsist there. Still, the narrative—tracking the life cycles of a mother polar bear and her cubs and a walrus and her calf—is strictly for kids only, a mélange of manipulative editing, '70s and '80s pop music anthems, and hipsta' narration by Queen Latifah that includes incisive observations such as walruses hunt together "because that's just how they roll." Rated G. —NM

BECOMING JANEPride and Prejudice is one of the most popular novels in English literature, and Becoming Jane attempts to shoehorn Jane Austen's scant biographical details into an outline resembling her most famous work. Anne Hathaway is far too pretty to play our Jane—it's impossible to believe she must live by her wits alone. James McAvoy charms as a sly rogue who steals Jane's heart, much in the manner of the fictional Mr. Darcy. Although the film is bloodless, Jane Austen completists should not be discouraged from its slight pleasures. Rated PG. —LB

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM—A gritty and taut atmosphere lingers as director Paul Greengrass and screenwriter Tony Gilroy handle plot and character development with a deft touch, punctuated by sensational stunt work and intricate set pieces. If there is a criticism to be issued, it is the air of redundancy that sets in after making three films using the same general formula. Nevertheless, the real triumph is how this throwback to the espionage thrillers of the 1970s has been updated as compelling, exhilarating zeitgeist: a pointed indictment of Bush's War and a depiction of the metastasizing of the covert Bush-era intelligence apparatus. Rated PG-13. —NM

CHAK DE INDIA (LET'S GO, INDIA)—Shah Rukh Khan, the de facto King of Bollywood, stars in this hybrid of an underdog sports movie and a ecumenical patriotic rabble-rouser. A disgraced field hockey coach seeks to restore his honor by training a raggedy group of athletes for the Women's World Cup. The women, for their part, are defying family pressures in order to compete. Feminism, religious and political unity, a dash of humor and a plucky team: It's hard to be curmudgeonly about Chak De India. Not rated. —­LB

DEATH AT A FUNERAL—Set in a bristlingly clean English countryside manor, Frank Oz's film features Matthew Macfadyen as Daniel, the son of a recently deceased man who must orchestrate his father's funeral single-handedly. Daniel is overshadowed (and threatened) by his brother Robert (Rupert Graves), who threatens to disrupt the funeral. But things really bubble over when the plot explodes into a sort of comedic jack-in-the-box that employs a gay subplot, powerful hallucinogens and bathroom blowouts to form a dark, off-kilter British farce that's absurdly hilarious and delightfully irreverent. Rated R. —KJ

EL CANTANTE—Director Leon Ichaso (Pinero) translates the bacchanalian rhythm of '70s nightlife into a modern visual idiom in this biopic starring singer Marc Anthony as Puerto Rican salsa superstar Hector Lavoe. Lavoe's meteoric rise and tragic setbacks (deaths, drug use, AIDS) unfold from the point of view of Puchi, his wife, played by Anthony's real-life wife Jennifer Lopez. Chemistry between the couple and a great soundtrack can't save the jumbled plot, part melodrama and part history lesson, from unraveling. Rated R. —SP

HAIRSPRAY—The 1988 film Hairspray was indie-film maverick John Waters' valentine to his high school BFF, the flamboyant plus-size drag queen Divine. A Utopian view of rock 'n' roll and rhythm 'n' blues as a powerful force for good, the euphoric Hairspray embraces the pleasantly plump and the oppositely colored, without explicitly voicing Waters' real plea, acceptance of the differently oriented. John Travolta, as Edna Turnblad, is clearly enjoying himself in a fable that asserts one can be oneself and still be catnip to the cutest boy in town. Rated PG. —LB

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX—Adapted from the first Potter novel written after 9/11, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) issue a call to arms against the amassing army of evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), but are met with disbelief and derision by bureaucratic forces more bent upon transforming Hogwarts into an Orwellian micro-society. This is Harry Potter at its most subversive, a revitalizing reprieve from the incessant array of banal curses and secret passageways. Rated PG-13. —NM

I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY—I can't decide which is more egregious—an ostensibly pro-gay film crammed with more demeaning stereotypes than I can count, or that some modicum of this bile was penned by Alexander Payne and his longtime co-scribe Jim Taylor (Election, Sideways). Rated PG-13. —NM

THE INVASION—Originally masterminded by German director Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall, Das Experiment), The Invasion was intended as an eerie Outer Limits-style creepfest, with humanoids going berserk over fears of germ warfare and genetic mutations after a space shuttle crash implants a deadly virus on American soil. But alas, the Hollywood bosses called the film a snooze and hired V for Vendetta director James McTeigue and the Wachowski Brothers to inject the film with high-octane action. The result is a hack job from the hell mouth of post-production. Rated PG-13. —KJ

THE LAST LEGION—Lots of talent on board for this retelling of the Excalibur legend, including Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Aishwarya Rai, Peter Mullan and Kevin McKidd. Rated PG-13.

ONCE—You can look at this ingenious Irish low-budgeter as a sketch of a young pop musician's life, or as a refreshingly oblique romance. Either way, John Carney's 88-minute coup is one of recent indie cinema's most adroit and charming films. A struggling guitarist-songwriter is busking on a Dublin street when a Czech immigrant girl engages him in conversation and asks him to fix her vacuum cleaner(!). From there, we head toward the tricky intersection of musical ambition and fragile romantic possibility. The scene where the couple first sits down at a piano and plays, as well as the out-of-left-field final scene, are pure inspiration. Rated R. —GC

RATATOUILLE—Brad Bird offers a luminous third act on the heels of his equally superb Iron Giant and The Incredibles and firmly ensconces himself as Hollywood's animated film laureate. Here, the Parisian setting is a mere appetizer, an enchanting first course before an entrée of complex, even poignant life lessons as seen through the eyes of a rat and wannabe chef named Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt). Pixar Animation's latest triumph underscores the human capacity for both creativity and cataclysm, and it accentuates the themes of personal achievement and nurturing one's talents in the face of countervailing cultural and societal impediments. Oh, and it's darn funny, too. Rated G. —NM

RUSH HOUR 3—The reported $20 million salary paid to Chris Tucker to reprise the role of Detective James Carter seems like money well spent since his signature rapid-fire riffs are the only thing carrying the third leg of a film series that is, in actuality, the Americanized version of co-star Jackie Chan's old Hong Kong cop actioners, including the insipid storylines but sans the now 53-year-old Chan's renowned stunt work. Unfortunately, the rest of this banal buddy-cop road flick can be best summed up by a line from Elton John's Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word: "It's a sad, sad situation/ And it's getting more and more absurd." Rated PG-13. —NM

SICKO—If right-wing pundits thought Michael Moore was down for the count, they're apt to be staggered by this haymaker of a movie. Easily Moore's best, most skillfully argued film, it reins in the filmmaker's comic and rhetorical excesses to deliver a focused, probing and ultimately devastating critique of America's greed-driven, grotesquely inept health care system, an analysis arguably compelling enough to push that issue to the top of Election 2008's agenda. Sure, it leaves some questions unaddressed, but its overall effect is extraordinarily powerful and challenging. Rated PG-13. —GC

THE SIMPSONS MOVIE—There are more genuine laughs per each of this film's 87 minutes than any movie you will see this summer. Still, a similar declaration can usually be made about any given Simpsons television episode, so elongating one of them to feature-film length does not by itself make a transcendent feature film. Rated PG-13. —NM

STARDUST—Thirty minutes in, this adaptation of author Neil Gaiman's 1997 comic novella-turned-hardback sensation feels as banal as it is byzantine. Unicorns, magical spells and sundry other gimcracks abound in a cheeky adventure-comedy penned by filmmakers who have clearly seen A Princess Bride too many times. However, you become immersed in this fantasy and its Gen Y verve, thanks to director Matthew Vaughn's sterling cinematography and set design and an enthusiastic, eclectic cast, including Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, a dandy Robert De Niro and a sensational Michelle Pfeiffer. Rated PG-13. —NM

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

TALK TO ME—Directed by Kasi Lemmons (Eve's Bayou), Talk to Me is the story of radio personality Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene (Don Cheadle), an ex-con and drug addict-turned-political activist and comedy personality. The inevitable biopic arc is Talk to Me's downfall, and the added romanticism and neat repackaging of Greene's career eclipses the man himself. Rated PG-13. —ZS

UNDERDOG—Unlike the original, the film version uses a live-action dog with the gravely voice of Jason Lee, and trades in the cuteness for lousy talking-dog effects and every bad canine joke known to man. Even Peter Dinklage, in the thankless role of mad scientist Simon Bar Sinister, can't keep his dignity. Kids might find Underdog cute, but please, please just take them to Ratatouille again. Horrifyingly, Jason Lee is due to appear in another live-action cartoon adaptation, Alvin and the Chipmunks, in just a few months. It's a sad, sad era for children's cinema. Rated PG. —ZS


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. 645-1111.

Are We Done Yet?—1, 7:45. Disturbia—1:45, 4:30, 7, 9:30. Evan Almighty—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40. Evening—1:15, 4, 7, 9:40. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer—1:10, 3:20, 5:25, 7:40, 9:55. Knocked Up—1:10, 4:20, 7:15, 10. Meet the Robinsons—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Mr. Brooks—4, 10. Nancy Drew—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 9:55. Ocean's Thirteen—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40. Pirates of the Caribbean 3—1, 4, 7, 9:55. Shrek the Third—1:10, 3:25, 5:40, 7:35, 9:50. Spider-Man 3—1, 4, 7, 10. Surf's Up—1:20, 3:30, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55. 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.

The Bourne Ultimatum—1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:45. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—1, 4, 7. Illegal Tender—1, 4, 7, 9:40. The Invasion—1:30 (No Tue-Wed), 4:10, 7:10, 9:30. The Last Legion—10. Mr. Bean's Holiday—1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40. The Nanny Diaries—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30. The Laugh Factor Comedy Show—Thu 7:45, 9:45. Resurrecting the Champ—1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:50. Rush Hour 3—1:15, 3:20, 5:25, 7:35, 9:45. September Dawn—1:55, 4:40, 7:25, 10. The Simpsons Movie—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 9:55. Stardust—1:20, 4:10, 7:10, 9:55. Superbad—1:15, 4, 7, 9:40. Transformers—1, 4, 7, 10. Underdog—1, 3:10, 5:15, 7:25 (No Thu), 9:35 (No Thu). War—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10.

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

Death at a Funeral—7, 9:15. Also Fri-Sun 2, 4:30. Talk to Me—7:10, 9:35. Also Fri-Sun 1:30, 4:15.

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.

Becoming Jane—1:10, 4, 7:05, 9:35. Chak De India—Fri-Sun 6:20; Mon-Thu 3:15. Death at a Funeral—1, 3, 7:25, 9:25. Heyy Babyy—Fri-Sun 2:55, 9:45; Mon-Thu 7:30. The Last Communist—Wed 7:15. The Last Legion—4:10, 9:30. Once—1, 5:15, Resurrecting the Champ—1:20, 4:15, 7:20, 9:40. Rocket Science—1:05, 3:10, 7:10, 9:20. Sicko—5:05. Talk to Me—1:15, 7 (No Wed).

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

The Bourne Ultimatum, Invasion, The Last Legion, Nanny Diaries, Rush Hour 3, The Simpsons Movie, Stardust, Superbad, Transformers, Underdog, War. Call for times.

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

The Greatest Places, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 3D, Mystery of the Nile, Mystic India, Sharks 3D. Call for times.

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

Balls of Fury—Wed-Thu 1:05, 3, 4:55, 7:10, 9:35. The Bourne Ultimatum—1:10, 4:10, 7:20, 9:50. The Invasion—Fri-Tue 1:25, 4:20, 7:10, 9:35. Resurrecting the Champ—1:30, 4, 7:15, 9:40. Rush Hour 3—1, 2:55, 4:50, 7:25, 9:45. Superbad—1:20, 4:15, 7:30, 9:55.

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.

The Bourne Ultimatum—1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:45. El Cantante—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:45. Hairspray—1:30, 4:20, 7:20 (No Thu). Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—4, 10. The Invasion—1:30 (No Tue-Wed), 4:10, 7:10, 9:30. The Last Legion—9:55 (No Thu). Mr. Bean's Holiday—1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40. The Nanny Diaries—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30. No Reservations—4:10, 9:15. The Laugh Factor Comedy Show—Thu 7:45, 9:45. Ratatouille—1, 7. Resurrecting the Champ—1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:50. Rush Hour 3—1:15, 3:20, 5:25, 7:35, 9:45. September Dawn—1:55, 4:40, 7:25, 10. The Simpsons Movie—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 9:55. Stardust—1:20, 4:10, 7:10, 9:55. Superbad—1:15, 4, 7, 9:40. Underdog—1:30, 7. War—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10.

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

The Bourne Ultimatum—Fri-Sun 1, 4, 7, 10; Mon-Tue 1:55, 4:40, 7:20, 9:55. Hairspray—Fri-Sun 12:55, 3:40, 6:25, 9:05; Mon-Tue 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:15. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—Fri-Sun 12:40, 6:10; Mon-Tue 1, 6:25. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry—Fri-Sun 1:45, 4:25, 7:05, 9:40; Mon-Tue 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25. The Invasion—Fri-Sat 2:15, 4:40, 7:40, 10:05; Sun 1:40, 4:10, 6:30, 8:50; Mon-Tue 2, 4:20, 6:40, 9. The Last Legion—Fri-Sun 6:35, 9; Mon-Tue 7:15, 9:40. Mr. Bean's Holiday—Fri-Sun 2:30, 4:45, 7:14, 9:30; Mon-Tue 1:20, 3:30, 6:20, 9:05. The Nanny Diaries—Fri-Sun 12:30, 3, 6:15, 8:45. No Reservations—Fri-Sun 3:45, 9:15; Mon-Tue 4, 9:30. Ratatouille—Fri-Sun 1:05, 3:50; Mon-Thu 1:15, 3:55. Resurrecting the Champ—Fri Sun 12:45, 3:30, 6:45, 9:20; Mon-Tue 1:50, 4:25, 7, 9:35. Rush Hour 3—Fri-Sun 12:35, 2:45, 5, 7:20; Mon-Tue 2:15, 4:35, 6:45, 8:55. September Dawn—Fri-Sun 1:30, 4:15, 6:55, 9:35; Mon-Tue 1:45, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50. The Simpsons Movie—Fri-Sat 12:50, 3:10, 5:30, 8, 10:10; Sun 12:50, 3:10, 6:20, 8:30; Mon-Tue 2:30, 4:45, 7:05, 9:20. Stardust—Fri-Sat 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:15; Sun 1:05, 3:55, 6:50, 9:55; Mon-Tue 1:05, 4:05, 6:55, 9:45. Superbad—Fri-Sat 1:20, 4:20, 7:45, 10:20; Sun 1:20, 4:05, 6:40, 9:25; Mon-Tue 2:10, 4:50, 7:25, 10. Underdog—Fri-Sat 1:15, 3:25, 6:20, 8:30; Sun 1:15, 3:25, 5:40, 8; Mon-Tue 1:35, 3:40, 6:10, 8:15. War—Fri-Sun 2, 4:30, 7:30, 9:50; Mon-Thu 1:25, 3:45, 6:15, 8:45.

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.

Becoming Jane—7, 9:25. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30. Rocky Horror Picture Show—Fri midnight.

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

Arctic Tale—3:15, 5:05. The Bourne Ultimatum—1:15, 4:10, 7:20, 9:50. The Last Legion—Fri-Tue 7:30, 9:40. No Reservations—1, 7:05, 9:20. Resurrecting the Champ—1:25, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45. Rush Hour—1:05, 3:15, 5, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35. Stardust—1:30, 4:15, 7:15, 9:40. Underdog—Fri-Tue 1:10, 3:10, 5:10.

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

Call for shows and times.

Durham

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

Four Minutes—Mon-Thu 7, 9:10. NC Gay and Lesbian Film Festival—Thu Aug 23-Sun Aug 26. Rock Haven—Mon-Thu 7:15, 9. Sicko—Mon-Thu 7:10, 9:30.

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

Call for shows and times.

Southpoint Cinemas
8030 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham. 676-3456. www.streetsatsouthpoint.com.

The Bourne Ultimatum, Hairspray, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, The Invasion, The Last Legion, Mr. Bean's Holiday, The Nanny Diaries, No Reservations, Ratatouille, Resurrecting the Champ, Rush Hour 3, The Simpsons Movie, Stardust, Superbad, Transformers, Underdog, War. Call for times.

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

The Bourne Ultimatum—1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:15. El Cantante—9:35. Also Fri-Sat 12:10. Hairspray—1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—1, 4, 7. The Invasion—1:30, 4:10, 7:10, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 11:50. The Last Legion—10. Also Fri-Sat 12:20. Mr. Bean's Holiday—1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40. The Nanny Diaries—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30. No Reservations—1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. The Laugh Factor Comedy Show—Thu 7:45, 9:45. Resurrecting the Champ—1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:50. Rush Hour 3—1:15, 3:20, 5:25, 7:35, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 11:55. September Dawn—1:55, 4:40, 7:25, 10. The Simpsons Movie—1 (No Tue-Wed), 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 9:55. Also Fri-Sat 12:05. Stardust—1:10, 4, 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. Superbad—1:15, 4, 7, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 12:20. Underdog—1, 3:10, 5:15, 7:25. War—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10.

Chapel Hill

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

Arctic Tale—Sat-Sun 1:30. Becoming Jane—7, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30. Death at a Funeral—7:20, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2:20, 4:20. Once—7:10, 9:10. Also Sat-Sun 3:10, 4:50.

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

Balls of Fury—Wed-Thu 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35. The Bourne Ultimatum—12, 2:30, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50. The Last Legion—Fri-Tue 1:25, 4:05, 7:05, 9:35. Mr. Bean's Holiday—1, 3, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Ratatouille (Outdoor Screen)— Fri-Sat 8:30. Resurrecting the Champ—1:30, 4, 7, 9:30. Stardust—1:15, 4:10, 7:10, 9:45.

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.

Rocket Science—7, 9:10. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:10. Superbad—7:10, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2:10, 4:40.

Graham

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

Evan Almighty—7. Also Sat-Sun 1, 3, 5, 7. Ocean's Thirteen—9.

Roxboro

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

Call for shows and times.

Special Showings

Chronological by date and time

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

NCSU Campus Cinema: Thu, Aug 23 and Sat-Sun, Aug 25-26, 7 & 9:30 pm: 300. Wed-Fri, Aug 29-31, 7 & 9:30 pm: Hot Fuzz. $2.50-$1.50. Witherspoon Student Center, NCSU campus. www.ncsu.edu/cinema.

AV Geeks: Fri, Aug 24, 8 pm: Featuring An All-Star Cast 2!: Educational films featuring celebrities, including John Cusack, Teri Garr and Cuba Gooding Jr. $5 suggested donation. Center for Documentary Studies, 1317 W Pettigrew St, Durham. 660-3663. www.avgeeks.com.

NC Museum of Art's Movies on the Lawn: James Bond Weekend: Fri, Aug 24, 9 pm: Dr. No. Sat, Aug 25, 8:30 pm: Casino Royale (2006). $3. 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. 839-6262, www.ncartmuseum.org.

American Summer Film Festival: Sat, Aug 25, 7 pm: Mark Twain's America and Battleship Alive!. Short films about growing up in Twain country and the volunteers for the USS North Carolina's living history project. $4-$2. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N Greensboro St. 918-7385.

Viva Cuba: Sun, Aug 26, 5 pm: A French-Cuban co-production from 2005 that examines Cuban issues through a child-centered Romeo & Juliet-style plot. Free. CHICLE, 101 E Weaver St, 3rd floor, Carrboro. 933-0398.

Screen/ Society: Tue, Aug 28, 8 pm: Jump! Boys. A documentary from Taiwanese filmmaker Lin Yu-hsien in which a gymnastics teacher reflects on the fates of former students. Free. Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke West Campus. fvd.aas.duke.edu/screensociety.

Carrboro Film Festival: The 2nd annual Carrboro Film Festival is seeking submissions from filmmakers. The only requirements are that the filmmaker has had a brush with Orange County and that the film is no longer than 20 minutes. Formats: film, video or digital photos. Fees are $15/submission for entries submitted by Aug 30; $30 for those entered by the late deadline, Sep 20. Entry forms at wwwcarrborofilmfestival.com.

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Are you serious critics? This movie had to have been one of the most astronomically colossal movies of the year! …

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According to the Galaxy's Web site, the film opens July 17, not June 17.

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Are you serious critics? This movie had to have been one of the most astronomically colossal movies of the year! …

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According to the Galaxy's Web site, the film opens July 17, not June 17.

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What about the new movie opening 6/17 "Food Inc."?? Is no where on the list. I know it is suppose …

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we apologize. the colony films and times have been corrected.

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The Colony Theatre is NOT playing Flight of the Red Balloon, Synecdoche, or that other thing. WTF?!!?? Correct information can …

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