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Film times are good from Thursday, Sept. 27 through Friday, Oct. 5.

Film Times & Brief Film Reviews 

Film times are good from Thursday, Sept. 27 through Friday, Oct. 5.

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

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE—Director Julie Taymor (The Lion King, Frida) attempts to take the decade of the 1960s, fold it flat and slide it into the record sleeve of a Beatles LP. Lucy (sort-of-from-Raleigh Evan Rachel Wood) and Jude (Jim Sturgess) conduct a slow burning romance that mirrors the decade's turbulence. Dinner-table squabbles about long hair and the Vietnam war spawn the counterculture, and Taymor scores the zeitgeist to 33 Beatles songs we all know by heart. Both pedestrian and mind-blowing, it falters by not being audacious enough. Read our full review. Rated PG-13. —LB

ANOTHER MAN'S GARDEN—The title of this film from Mozambique refers to an expression that holds, "Educating a girl is like watering another man's garden." Accordingly, this film from director João Luis Sol de Carvalho concerns a young woman's stirring efforts to learn medicine. This is the first film in the series "Global Film Initiative," in which the Galaxy Cinema is participating. Not rated.

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DAVID AND LAYLA—A Jewish public access talk show host, obsessed with his erections and out of patience with his manic kickboxing girlfriend, sees a serene vision in a hijab and falls in love/lust with a Kurdish Muslim beauty. The narcissistic middle-class David seems a poor match for the sensitive and intelligent Layla, who has suffered more tragedies than her spoiled suitor can imagine—ordeals that turn out to include surviving Saddam Hussein's 1988 gassing of the Kurds. Their romance comes under a variety of social, familial and political pressures, but the lovers come up with an ingenious solution. While the film's heavy quotient of sex comedy will not suit all tastes, David and Layla deserves commendation for its admirable stance on embracing the similarities and commencing the healing between two cultures who have suffered mightily at the hands of oppressors. The filmmaker, Jay Jonroy—himself an Iraqi Kurd—based his script on a true story and will be present to introduce the film at the Galaxy on Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29. Not rated. —LB

THE GAME PLANFamily fun from Disney: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson plays an NFL football star who discovers he has a daughter he didn't know about. Rated PG.

THE KINGDOM—Director Peter Berg takes a venerable genre—the murder mystery—and infuses it with relevant, revelatory political and cultural import, just as he did with the sports movie in the sensational Friday Night Lights. An FBI team led by a hotshot agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) navigates a bureaucratic and diplomatic labyrinth to access to the site of a brutal attack on American civilians living in the heart of Saudi Arabia. Beyond its taut tableau, the film's lessons are more thought-provoking than didactic. Nonetheless, while the rest of Hollywood jumps on the bandwagon of the debacle du jour in Iraq, Berg and Co. venture to Riyadh to spotlight the true cradle of Islamic terrorism and the blind eye our government turns toward it. Read our full review. Rated R —NM

VANANJA—Vanaja is a spirited 15-year-old girl living in a rustic seaside village in southern India. She yearns to dance, and obtains a menial job in a manor house where she knows the mistress can instruct her. But, the landlady's preening son returns from abroad and finds the girl an irresistible victim. A film festival favorite, Vanaja was written and directed on a $20,000 budget by a former Silicon Valley IT engineer who made the film as his master's thesis at Columbia. The nonprofessional cast is remarkably talented, especially sprightly Mamatha Bhukya in the title role and Urmila Dammannagari as her guru. The heroine is astute about negotiating within the system of feudal sexism to her advantage—to a point—and she benefits some from caste-neutral female solidarity. Unfortunately, the plot unravels at the end, in spite of the film's fresh, humanist appreciation of Vanaja's stubborn dreams. Not rated.—LB

Current Releases

2 DAYS IN PARIS—Perhaps the least romantic Paris movie ever made, 2 Days in Paris charts the disintegrating relationship curve between Marion (Julie Delpy), a testy photographer, and Jack (Adam Goldberg), her neurotic soulmate. Writer-director Delpy's two years at NYU's film school has given her a keen eye for American insecurities and the garrulous wisecracking that disguises a fundamental national Puritanism. The insightful 2 Days in Paris devolves into a little too much arguing toward the end, but the sharp characterizations make it a cinematic trip worth taking. Rated R. —LB

3:10 TO YUMAWalk the Line director James Mangold helms a spirited remake of Delmer Daves' 1957 Western, in which a financially strapped rancher (Christian Bale) joins a posse attempting to deliver a captured outlaw (Russell Crowe) to the train to prison. Compared to the sleek original, the new movie is bigger, noisier, more violent and longer. But at a time when Westerns are rare, it's a pleasure to see one done with this film's energy and conviction; it brims with the genre's traditional satisfactions, and Crowe's subtle, commanding performance ranks with his best. Rated R. —GC

BALLS OF FURY—The tale of the washed-up sports hero marches on with this lackluster attempt at turning ping-pong politics into comedic fodder. Randy Daytona (Broadway star Dan Fogler) is a down-and-out former child ping-pong champ who lost his nerve to compete after an upset at the 1988 Summer Olympics. The film moves on to parody both the underdog sports film and martial arts cinema—a funny proposition—but on-screen, the jokes about ping-pong just don't elicit the knee-slapping humor hoped for by funnyman director Ben Garant (of Reno 911! fame). Nice try, but no cigar. Rated PG-13. —KJ

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. Rated PG-13. —NM

THE BRAVE ONEJodie Foster's career has known many violent films, but the former child actress achieves a new level of hardened rage as she transforms from optimist to tortured gunslinger in this vigilante tale. Foster plays the once-peaceful Erica Bain, a NPR-style talk jockey whose life is transformed after three street punks attack her and her fiancé, David (Naveen Andrews), in Central Park. Director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Breakfast on Pluto), is most interested in the aftermath: the psychological turmoil of a woman whose safety has been jeopardized. Foster, who long ago was in a little movie called Taxi Driver, is powerless until she picks up a 9mm and takes back control by killing off society's corrupt. Although the intense violence will make some uncomfortable, this film is compelling and captivating in its critique of the morality of revenge, the power of unplanned rage and redemption from the confines of the psychosomatic mind of the victim. Rated R. —KJ

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

DHAMAAL (TURMOIL)—Was anyone clamoring for a remake of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World? Yet, the Indian press has given thumbs-up (perhaps too kindly) and the cast is full of such amusing fellows as Arshad Warsi, Ritiesh Deshmukh and Javed Jaffrey, who all scramble after a treasure with Sanjay Dutt, as the Spencer Tracy character, in hot pursuit. 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

DRAGON WARS—Hailing from the country that brought us The Host, director Hyung-rae Shim delivers a story of a brave reporter who fights a swarm of monsters that are bent on destroying civilization. Rated PG-13.

EASTERN PROMISES—For David Cronenberg, an early purveyor of the body/venereal horror genre, this is his most genuine work since 1996's Crash—a wallow in the multicultural borscht running through London's seamy underbelly. The film's yuletide setting is no coincidence, for this is also Cronenberg's Nativity story and as such is one of his most subversive works. A baby named Christina is born and wiseguys are summoned from the East—including laconic thug Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen)—to exterminate the child and her adoptive caregiver (Naomi Watts). Rated R. —NM

GOOD LUCK CHUCK—In lieu of the bomb pictured next to this review, a mushroom cloud would more accurately gauge the measure of a film for which there are no stars, grades or thumbs low enough. Dane Cook plays Chuck, a guy cursed to never find happiness because every woman he sleeps with automatically finds true love with the next man she meets. Chuck falls for Cam (Jessica Alba), the caretaker of a penguin preserve who has a penchant for klutziness that mysteriously disappears midway through this morass of mediocrity. Yet, amazingly, the movie's nadir is Chuck's odious childhood friend Stu (Dan Fogler, already a contributor to the loathsome Balls of Fury), a creepy boob who performs boob jobs when not spending his free time spewing verbal bile or jerking off into grapefruits. I am now certain of three things: Cook and Alba are awful actors, Fogler is a blight on the medium of cinema and this is the worst film I have ever seen in a theater. Rated R. —NM

HALLOWEEN—Director Rob Zombie destroys the mystique of John Carpenter's original and comes up empty-handed as the psychological melodrama of the creation of a killer is super-sized to epic proportion. Angel-faced Michael Myers (Daeg Faerch) is a 10-year-old with a family so white trash they'd be at home on Jerry Springer. Zombie wills us to believe that Myers' dysfunctional childhood is the culprit of his unspeakable evil nature, but it was scarier when Carpenter implied inherent evil emerged from average middle America with no impetus (besides sexual misconduct, of course). More splatter than suspense, Zombie's remake is gratuitously violent and sleazy, lacking the slow-burning brilliance of Carpenter's original. Rated R. —KJ

IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH—As a retired military man who launches an intensive personal investigation after his soldier son, just back from Iraq, goes missing, Tommy Lee Jones gives a haunted, finely calibrated performance that is the one reason to see the latest from writer-director Paul Haggis. Otherwise, the Big Statement Haggis imagines he's making about the Iraq War's consequences gets almost entirely ground up in the gears of crime-movie mechanics. And though Haggis thankfully dispenses with the simplistic bombast of Crash, the "restraint" he practices here is dull and formulaic. Rated R. —GC

LADY CHATTERLEY—French director Pascale Ferran's quiet adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's erotically charged tale of adulterous love is a breath of fresh air when compared to the lurid sexual politics of the novel. Lawrence, in fact, wrote three versions of this story and the iteration taught in high school is the third, most densely written one. Ferran preferred the lighter second take, however, and reformulated the lusty narrative by framing Lady Chatterley and her lover with an air of innocence instead of guilt. By freeing the characters from the seismic shifts in social mores that marked the novel, Ferran relates a humble tale of human connectivity and the film ebbs and flows with the natural budding of romance between the aristocratic heroine (Marina Hands) and the gamekeeper (Hippolyte Girardot). Shot beautifully against a backdrop of blooming flowers, running streams and rainstorms, Ferran's adaptation stirs the soul with its bucolic images, but nonetheless delivers full frontals and passionate love scenes. Not rated. —KJ

MOLIÈRE—Laurent Tirard's biopic of the famed 17th-century French playwright/ actor is romantic, yet uninformative farce marching to the rhythm of a Shakespeare in Gaul. Tirard draws on the text of Molière's plays to assemble a largely comedic screenplay intersecting with dramatic and tragic grace notes. However, the vacillating tones never fully coalesce around an emotionally or factually genuine core. Distilling the life of Molière (Romain Duris) into a speculative summer spent in indentured servitude to a provincial nobleman (Fabrice Luchini) and his hot-to-trot wife (Laura Morante) marginalizes an otherwise profound, provocative life. The performances are uniformly solid save the most important, Duris, who plays Molière as a blithe fop who resembles the lead for an '80s hair band. Rated PG-13. —NM

MR. WOODCOCK—Billy Bob Thornton, who rumor has it once won an Oscar, continues his well-worn Bad period as the title character, a sadistic high school gym teacher who prowls flyover country. One of his ex-students/victims, John Farley (Seann William Scott), now a successful author, returns to his Nebraska hometown receive the key to the city, only to find that his ex-tormentor is dating his widowed mother (Susan Sarandon). To add insult to inanity, tack on Farley's undeveloped love interest and a final act full of phony sappiness that attempts to salvage characters—and a film—way beyond saving. Rated PG-13. —NM

MY BEST FRIEND— François (Daniel Auteuil), a dapper antiques dealer, learns from his chic birthday party guests that he hasn't a single real friend. Challenged to produce a "best friend," he sets out to procure this person, as if friendship was simply another valuable acquisition. Bruno (Dany Boon), an affable cabbie, mentors him as François haltingly learns the three S's of companionship—sympathique, souriant, sincère: to be likeable, smiling and sincere. A funny and emotionally satisfying character-centered film by writer-director Patrice Leconte. —LB

NO END IN SIGHT—The best film yet about the Iraq War is no slice of street-level vérité but a searingly lucid overview of how the Bush team bungled the occupation from the first, making a series of mistakes (such as its excessive "de-Ba'athification" project and disbanding the Iraqi military) destined to produce the current chaos. Interestingly, filmmaker Charles Ferguson doesn't argue whether the invasion was right or wrong; but he provides plenty evidence of why Bush, Cheney and company deserve impeachment for their lethal incompetence. Not rated. —GC

RATATOUILLE—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

RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION—The presence of those canaries in the B-movie coal mines, Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter, should tell us what we need to know. Rated R.

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. Rated PG-13. —NM

SHOOT 'EM UP—On one hand paying homage to the likes of John Woo, this theater of the absurd is also more of the mindless, hyperkinetic schlock that crops up twice a year or so—Smokin' Aces, Running Scared, Crank and so on. British director Michael Davis' stylish, if overly sadistic, actioner benefits from the curious yet welcome presence of two past Oscar nominees—Clive Owen and Paul Giamatti—who relish riffing on everything from grindhouse cinema to Bugs Bunny cartoons. However, Davis provides just enough intricate, audacious set pieces to justify the ticket price. Rated R. —NM

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 Princes Bride too many times. 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

SYDNEY WHITE—A film aimed straight at the heart of tween girls, Sydney White is a less-than-classy retelling of the Grimms' Snow White. This isn't much of a stretch for director Joe Nussbaum, who remade Cinderella in his 2004 effort, Sleepover, complete with Valley Girl lingo and a Spice Girl soundtrack. Nussbaum's film opts for a more faithful version—in addition to the sublimely sweet Sydney (Amanda Bynes), there's a sorority bitch named Rachel Witchburn (Sara Paxton), a poisoned apple (in the form of a virus-ridden laptop), seven dorky dudes and a wakening kiss from the campus prince—it overplays these fairytale figures to the point of exhaustion. Predictable, boring and even sexist (all Greek girls eat carrots for breakfast, love Gucci and are blond, right?), this film fails to achieve its purported theme of reconciling geeks and Greeks, and instead makes individualism look lame. Rated PG-13. —KJ


Due to the possibility of last-minute scheduling changes, we recommend calling ahead to theaters to confirm final showtimes.

Raleigh

Beaver Creek Cinema 12

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

3:10 to Yuma—Fri-Sun: (12:50, 3:35), 6:50, 9:35. Balls of Fury—Fri-Sat: (1:05, 4:15), 8:40; Sun: (4:15), 6:10, 9. The Bourne Ultimatum—Fri-Sun: (1:20, 4:10), 7:05, 9:45. The Brave One—Fri-Sun: (1:15, 4), 6:45, 9:30. The Game Plan—Fri: 6:35, 9:15; Fri: (12:45, 3:30); Sat: (3:30), 6:35, 9:15; Sat: (12:45); Sun: (12:45, 3:30); Sun: 6:35, 9:15. Good Luck Chuck—Fri-Sun: (2:15, 5:15), 7:40, 10. The Kingdom—Fri-Sun: (1:30, 4:30), 7:15, 9:50. Mr. Woodcock—Fri-Sun: (2:10, 4:45), 7, 9:20. Resident Evil: Extinction—Fri-Sun: (2, 5), 7:30, 10. Rush Hour 3—Fri-Sat: (1:10, 3:40), 6:20; Sun: (1:10, 3:40), 6:20, 8:40. Superbad—Fri: (1:40, 4:20), 6:55, 9:40; Sat-Sun: (1:40), 6:55, 9:40. Sydney White—Fri-Sun: (1, 3:45), 6:15, 8:45

Carmike Blue Ridge 14 Cinema

600 Blue Ridge Rd, 645-1111

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Regal Brier Creek Stadium 14

8611 Brier Creek Pkwy, 484-9994

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Carmike Fifteen

5501 Atlantic Springs Rd, 645-1111

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Colony Theatres

Colony Shopping Center, 5438 Six Forks Rd, 856-0111

2 Days in Paris (Deux jours a Paris)—Fri-Sun: (2:15, 4:45), 7:15, 9:20; Mon-Thu: 7:15, 9:20. Death at a Funeral—Fri-Sun: (2, 4:30), 7, 9:15; Mon-Thu: 7, 9:15

Crossroads 20

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

3:10 to Yuma—Fri-Mon: (12:50, 3:30), 6:40, 9:30; Tue: (12:50, 3:30), 9:30; Wed-Thu: (12:50, 3:30), 6:40, 9:30. Across the Universe—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 4:10), 7:10, 10:10. The Bourne Ultimatum—Fri-Thu: (1:25, 4:05), 7:15, 10. The Brave One—Fri-Thu: (12:40, 3:50), 6:35, 9:15. Dragon Wars (D-War)—Fri-Thu: (2:20), 7:50. Eastern Promises—Fri-Thu: (2:05, 4:35), 8:05, 10:25. Feast of Love—Fri-Thu: (1:30, 4:40), 7:40, 10:15. The Game Plan—Fri-Thu: (12:30, 1:40, 3:05, 4:20, 5:40), 7, 8:20, 9:40. Good Luck Chuck—Fri-Thu: (12:45, 1:50, 3:20, 4:30), 6:30, 7:20, 9, 9:50. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—Fri-Thu: (2, 5), 8:10. In the Valley of Elah—Fri-Thu: (2:50, 5:30), 8:40. The Kingdom—Fri-Thu: (1, 2:10, 3:40, 4:50), 6:15, 7:30, 8:50, 10:20. Mr. Woodcock—Fri-Thu: (2:30, 5:50), 8:30. Ratatouille—Fri-Thu: (1:05), 6:55. Resident Evil: Extinction—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 2:40, 4, 5:20), 6:50, 8, 9:20, 10:30. Stardust—Fri-Thu: (3:45), 9:35. Superbad—Fri-Thu: (5:10), 10:05. Sydney White—Fri-Thu: (12:35, 3:10), 6:20, 9:10

Galaxy Cinema

770 Cary Towne Blvd, Cary, 463-9989

Another Man's Garden—Mon-Thu: (1), 5:20. Chak De India—Fri-Sun: 9:45. David & Layla—Fri-Thu: (3:30), 7, 9:30. Death at a Funeral—Fri-Thu: (1:05, 3:10), 7:20, 9:20. Dhamaal—Fri: (3:20); Sun-Thu: (3:20). In the Valley of Elah—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:15), 7:10, 9:40. Moliere—Fri-Thu: (1:25, 4:10), 7:05, 9:35. My Best Friend—Fri-Thu: (1:15), 5:10. No End in Sight—Fri-Thu: (1:10), 7:30. A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman—Fri-Sun: (1), 5:20. Vanaja—Fri-Thu: (3), 7:25

UA Garner Town Square 10

2600 Timber Dr, Garner, 779-2212

3:10 to Yuma—Fri-Sun: (2, 4:40), 7:20, 10:10; Mon-Thu: (2, 4:40), 7:20. The Brave One—Fri-Sun: (1:30, 4:30), 7:15, 10:05; Mon-Thu: (1:30, 4:30), 7:15. Dragon Wars (D-War)—Fri-Sun: (2:15, 4:45), 7, 9:40; Mon-Thu: (2:15, 4:45), 7. The Game Plan—Fri-Sun: (1:50, 4:25), 7:20, 10; Mon-Thu: (1:50, 4:25), 7:20. Good Luck Chuck—Fri-Sun: (1:45, 4:15), 7:35, 9:55; Mon-Thu: (1:45, 4:15), 7:35. The Kingdom—Fri-Sun: (1:40, 4:10), 7:10, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (1:40, 4:10), 7:10. Mr. Woodcock—Fri-Sun: (1:55, 4:05), 7:05, 9:30; Mon-Thu: (1:55, 4:05), 7:05. Resident Evil: Extinction—Fri-Sun: (1:35, 4), 7:30, 9:45; Mon-Thu: (1:35, 4), 7:30. Rush Hour 3—Fri-Sun: (2:10, 4:20), 7:25, 9:35; Mon-Thu: (2:10, 4:20), 7:25. Sydney White—Fri-Sun: (2:05, 4:35), 7:40, 10:15; Mon-Thu: (2:05, 4:35), 7:40

IMAX Theater Exploris

201 E Hargett St, 834-4040

The Greatest Places—Fri: 10 AM; Tue-Thu: 10 AM. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—Sat-Sun: 11 AM. Hurricane on the Bayou—Fri: 11 AM, 1, 3; Sat-Sun: 6; Tue-Wed: 11 AM, 1, 3; Thu: 11 AM, 1. Sharks 3D—Fri: 12, 2; Sat: 10 AM, 5; Sun: 5; Tue-Thu: 12, 2. Transformers: The IMAX Experience—Fri: 4, 7, 9:50; Sat: 2, 7, 9:50; Sun: 2, 7; Mon: 4, 7, 9:50; Tue-Wed: 4, 7; Thu: 3, 8:30

Mission Valley Cinema

2109-124 Avent Ferry Rd, 834-2233

The Brave One—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 4:10), 7:15, 9:50. The Kingdom—Fri-Thu: (1:30, 4), 7:15, 9:45. Resident Evil: Extinction—Fri-Thu: (1:45, 4:20), 7:10, 9:45. Shoot 'Em Up—Fri-Thu: (1:05, 3, 4:55), 7:20, 9:40. Superbad—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:15), 7:30, 9:55

Regal North Hills Stadium 14

4150 Main at North Hills St, 786-4511

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Carmike Park Place 16

9525 Chapel Hill Rd, Morrisville, 645-1111

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Raleigh Grande Cinema

Corner of Glenwood Ave and Lynn Rd, 226-2000

3:10 to Yuma—Fri-Sat: (12:30, 3:25), 7:10, 9:55; Sun: (12:30, 3:30), 7:15, 9:55; Mon-Thu: (1:40, 4:25), 7:15, 9:55. Balls of Fury—Fri-Sun: (12:35, 2:45, 5), 7:20, 9:40; Mon-Thu: (2:45, 5), 7:10, 9:40. Becoming Jane—Fri-Sat: (1, 3:40), 6:25, 9:15; Sun: (1, 3:40), 6:25, 9:10; Mon-Thu: (1:45, 4:20), 7:10, 9:45; Wed: (11 AM). The Bourne Ultimatum—Fri-Sat: (1:05, 3:50), 6:45, 9:35; Sun: (1:05, 3:50), 6:50, 9:35; Mon-Thu: (1:05, 3:45), 6:50, 9:35. The Brave One—Fri-Sun: (1:10, 4), 6:55, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (1:10, 4:10), 6:55, 9:50. Eastern Promises—Fri-Sun: (12:55, 3:20), 6:15, 8:45; Mon-Thu: (1:35, 3:55), 6:25, 8:45. Feast of Love—Fri-Sun: (1:45, 4:30), 7, 9:30; Mon-Thu: (2:05, 4:30), 7, 9:25. The Game Plan—Fri-Sun: (12:45, 3:15), 6:30, 9; Mon-Thu: (1, 3:40), 6:15, 9. Good Luck Chuck—Fri-Sat: (12:40, 3, 5:30), 7:45, 10:10; Sun: (12:40, 3, 5:30), 7:45, 10; Mon-Thu: (3, 5:30), 7:45, 10. The Kingdom—Fri-Sat: (1:30, 4:15), 7:15, 9:45; Sun-Thu: (1:30, 4), 6:45, 9:15. Mr. Woodcock—Fri-Sun: (1:25, 3:35), 6:20, 8:30; Mon-Thu: (1:20, 3:30), 6:20, 8:30. Resident Evil: Extinction—Fri-Sat: (1:15, 3:30, 5:45), 8, 10:15; Sun-Thu: (1:15, 4:55), 7:30, 9:45. Rush Hour 3—Fri-Thu: (2:30, 4:45), 7:05, 9:20. Stardust—Fri-Sun: (12:50, 3:45), 6:35, 9:25; Mon-Thu: (1, 3:50), 6:40, 9:30. Superbad—Fri-Mon: (2, 4:35), 7:25, 10; Tue: (2, 4:35), 10; Wed-Thu: (2, 4:35), 7:25, 10. Sydney White—Fri-Sat: (2:15, 5:15), 7:40, 10:05; Sun: (1:20, 4:15), 6:40, 9:05; Mon-Thu: (1:25, 4:05), 6:35, 9:05

Raleighwood Cinema Grill

Falls Village Shopping Center, 847-0326

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Rialto Theatre

1620 Glenwood Ave, 856-0111

In the Valley of Elah—Fri: 8; Sat-Sun: (1:30, 4:15), 8; Mon-Thu: 8. The Rocky Horror Picture Show—Fri: 12 AM

Six Forks Station Cinema

9500 Forum Dr, 846-3904

3:10 to Yuma—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:05), 7:10, 9:35. Becoming Jane—Fri-Thu: (1:30, 4:15), 7:15, 9:40. The Game Plan—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 4), 7, 9:30. The Kingdom—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 4:10), 7:20, 9:45. Sicko—Fri-Thu: (1:35, 4:20), 7:25, 9:50. Sydney White—Fri-Thu: (1:25, 4), 7:05, 9:35

White Oak Village Cinema 14

1205 Timber Dr East, Garner, 676-FILM

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Durham

Carolina Theatre

309 W Morgan St, 560-3030

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Northgate Stadium 10

1056 W Club Blvd, 286-1001

3:10 to Yuma—Fri-Sun: (11:25 AM, 2:05, 4:40), 7:20, 9:55; Mon-Thu: (2:05, 4:40), 7:20, 9:55. The Bourne Ultimatum—Fri-Sun: (11:10 AM, 1:55, 4:30); Mon-Thu: (1:55, 4:30). The Brave One—Fri-Sun: (11:05 AM, 1:45, 4:25), 7:10, 9:55; Mon-Thu: (1:45, 4:25), 7:10, 9:55. Dragon Wars (D-War)—Fri-Sun: (11 AM, 1, 5:30), 10:05; Mon-Thu: (1, 5:30), 10:05. The Game Plan—Fri-Sun: (11:10 AM, 1:50, 4:30), 7, 9:35; Mon-Thu: (1:50, 4:30), 7, 9:35. Good Luck Chuck—Fri-Sun: (11 AM, 1:10, 3:20, 5:40), 7:55, 10:10; Mon-Thu: (1:10, 3:20, 5:40), 7:55, 10:10. Halloween—Fri-Thu: 7:10, 9:45. The Kingdom—Fri-Sun: (11 AM, 1:35, 4:20), 7:05, 9:45; Mon-Thu: (1:35, 4:20), 7:05, 9:45. Mr. Woodcock—Fri-Sun: (11 AM, 1:05, 3:15, 5:25), 7:40, 10; Mon-Thu: (1:05, 3:15, 5:25), 7:40, 10. Resident Evil: Extinction—Fri-Sun: (11:05 AM, 1:15, 3:30, 5:40), 7:50, 10:05; Mon-Thu: (1:15, 3:30, 5:40), 7:50, 10:05. Rush Hour 3—Fri-Thu: (1:30, 3:35, 5:35), 7:45, 10. Superbad—Fri-Thu: (3:05), 7:35. Underdog—Fri-Sun: 11:15

Southpoint Cinemas

8030 Renaissance Pkwy, 676-3456

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Carmike Wynnsong 15

1800 Martin Luther King Blvd, 489-9020

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Chapel Hill

Chelsea Theater

Timberlyne Village Mall, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd, 968-3005

Death at a Funeral—Fri: 7:10, 9:15; Sat-Sun: (2:10, 4:15), 7:10, 9:15; Mon-Thu: 7:10, 9:15. In the Valley of Elah—Fri: 7, 9:30; Sat-Sun: (2, 4:30), 7, 9:30; Mon-Thu: 7, 9:30. Lady Chatterley—Fri: 8:10; Sat-Sun: (3:30), 8:10; Mon-Thu: 8:10. My Best Friend—Fri: 6:30; Sat-Sun: (1:45), 6:30; Mon-Thu: 6:30

Lumina

Southern Village, 15-501, 932-9000

3:10 to Yuma—Fri-Thu: (1:25, 4:10), 7:10, 9:45. The Brave One—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4), 7:05, 9:40. The Game Plan—Fri-Thu: (12:30, 2:45, 5), 7:15, 9:30. The Kingdom—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 4:20), 7:20, 9:45. The Simpsons Movie—Fri-Sat: 7:30. Sydney White—Fri-Thu: (1:30, 4:15), 7:20, 9:35

Regal Timberlyne 6

Timberlyne Shopping Center, 120 Banks Dr off Weaver Dairy Rd, 933-8600

The Brave One—Fri-Sun: (2, 4:35), 7:15, 9:55; Mon-Thu: (2, 4:35), 7:15. The Game Plan—Fri-Sun: (2:05, 4:30), 7, 9:40; Mon-Thu: (2:05, 4:30), 7. Good Luck Chuck—Fri-Sun: (2:20, 4:45), 7:25, 10; Mon-Thu: (2:20, 4:45), 7:25. The Kingdom—Fri-Sun: (2:15, 4:50), 7:20, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (2:15, 4:50), 7:20. Resident Evil: Extinction—Fri-Sun: (2:30, 4:55), 7:35, 10:05; Mon-Thu: (2:30, 4:55), 7:35. Sydney White—Fri-Sun: (2:10, 4:40), 7:10, 9:45; Mon-Thu: (2:10, 4:40), 7:10

Varsity Theatre

123 E Franklin St, 967-8665

Across the Universe—Fri: 7, 9:30; Sat-Sun: (2, 4:30), 7, 9:30; Mon-Thu: 7, 9:30. Eastern Promises—Fri: 7:10, 9:20; Sat-Sun: (2:10, 4:20), 7:10, 9:20; Mon-Thu: 7:10, 9:20

Graham

Graham Cinema

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

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Special Showings

Chronological by date and time

The Triangle Indie Film Meetup Group: Wed, Sep 26, 6:45 pm: Cages. Galaxy Cinema.

NCSU Campus Cinema: Thu, Sep 27, 7 pm; Sat, Sep 29, 7 pm; Sun, Sep 30, 9:30 pm: Ocean's Thirteen. — Thu, Sep 27, 9 pm; Fri, Sep 28, 10:30 pm; Sat, Sep 29, 9:30 pm; Sun, Sep 30, 7 pm: Waitress. Witherspoon Student Center, NCSU campus, Raleigh. www.ncsu.edu/cinema.

Duke Screen/Society: Wed, Sep 26, 8 pm: McCabe & Mrs. Miller: Robert Altman Tribute. Griffith, West Campus. — Thu, Sep 27, 5 pm: The Ister: special documentary screening with filmmaker Daniel Ross. Nasher Museum. — Mon, Oct 1, 8 pm: La Moustache: Based on Emmanuel Carrère's 1996 novel, a Parisian man removes his moustache and his friends and family fail to notice. Griffith, West Campus. — Tue, Oct 2, 8 pm: Chronicle of a Dissapearance: Elia Suleiman plays the protagonist E.S. in this thought-provoking absurdist comedy about Palestinian identity, returning to the land of his birth in an attempt to find his roots. Griffith, West Campus. — Wed, Oct 3, 8 pm: Bamako: FVD Showcase. Griffith, West Campus. — Thu, Oct 4, 7 pm: Liviu's Dream and 12:08 East of Bucharest: two films by Corneliu Porumbiou. Nasher Museum. fvd.aas.duke.edu/screensociety/schedule.php.

NC Museum of Art: Fri, Sep 28, 8 pm: High and Low: A child is kidnapped and a rich industrialist faces ruin in this tense adaptation of Ed McBain's potboiler King's Ransom. Introduction by Marsha Orgeron, chair of the N.C. State film studies program. $5, $3.50 for Cinema, Inc. members and students. ncartmuseum.org/events/films.shtml.

Duke Park: Sat, Sep 28, 7:15 pm: Beavers and Beyond: short films about beavers and other aquatic wildlife, river ecology, dams, and other beaver-related topics. Special showing of Pare Lorentz's The River.

UNC East Campus: Tue, Oct 2, 7 pm: Zero Degrees of Separation: Award-winning documentary which examines the Middle East current conflict through the eyes of two mixed Palestinian and Israeli gay couples. 104 Howell Building.

  • Film times are good from Thursday, Sept. 27 through Friday, Oct. 5.

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