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Film Times & Brief Film Reviews 

Film times are good from Thursday, Oct. 18 through Friday, Nov. 2.

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

30 DAYS OF NIGHT—You gotta love a vampire movie set in Barrow, Alaska, although one suspects that the supply of human blood up there is considerably smaller than, say, Mumbai's. With Josh Hartnett. Rated R.

THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD—The latest Hollywood study of the legendary outlaw is a marketplace anomaly: an austere art film mounted as a big-budget western starring Brad Pitt. With a bleak visual poetry worthy of Terrence Malick, deliberate pacing and fastidiously oblique dialogue, writer-director Andrew Dominick traces James' final days as a haggard celebrity bandito; Pitt delivers a subtle, weary performance in the lead role and is matched by Casey Affleck as his young fan-cohort-killer. Though the 2 hr. 40 min. film is admirably uncompromising and brilliant in many moments, its final section proves overlong and unfocused; mainstream audiences will undoubtedly find the whole slow and ponderous. Rated R. —GC

THE COMEBACKS—In this parody of sports movies, a loser coach coaxes athletic accomplishments out of losers. Although there is no "I" in team, there are three "I"s in "Isn't there anything else playing?" Rated PG-13.

GONE BABY GONE—For his directorial debut, Ben Affleck and first-time screenwriter Aaron Stockard co-adapt author Dennis Lehane's novel about the search for a kidnapped four-year-old girl living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood led by a baby-faced gumshoe in tennis shoes played by Casey Affleck (a star in the making). More than a mere crime thriller, the narrative structure is also a throwback to the noir genre. Tension flows from the combustible ethnic, political, and socio-economic forces at work, from the lumpen local hoi polloi to the seemly underbelly of the Bostonian drug trade to the simultaneous dedication and duplicity of the police. It is probably a cheap shot to say Gone Baby Gone is so good you cannot believe it was directed by Ben Affleck. Regardless, the finished product is taut, thought-provoking, and one of this year's best. Rated R. —NM

GREAT WORLD OF SOUND—First-time director and North Carolina School of the Arts graduate Chris Zobel assembles a cinematic gem, filmed in and around Charlotte, that revolves around the practice of so-called "song sharking," a scam in which nefarious companies lure musicians into parting with money under the auspices of sealing a record deal. Martin (Pat Healy) and Clarence (Kene Holliday) take a job with the titular, fly-by-night record company believing they are ferreting out new talent and helping them realize their dreams. The majority of onscreen auditions were arranged by soliciting musical tryouts in local newspapers, just like the fictional company, with hidden cameras recording the interaction between them and the lead actors. The result is a moving, if occasionally sluggish, indie that Zobel imbues with Cassavetes-style authenticity and Altmanesque breeziness, highlighted by a performance from Holliday that deserves to be remembered come Oscar season. Rated R. —NM

GYPSY CARAVAN—A concert documentary plus, Gypsy Caravan gathers Romany bands from across the globe for a six week US concert tour.  Musicians include Taraf de Haidouks from Rumania (a highlight of the splendid Latcho Drom), Antonio's blazing flamenco dancing inspired by the throaty moan of Antonio El Pipa from Spain, Macedonia's flirtatious Esma Redzepova, the "Queen of the Gypsies" and Maharaja from Rajasthan, India, starring a young man performing a traditional Sufi inspired dance in women's dress—on his knees. Director Jasmine Dellal has overstuffed her movie with both music and talk, with the help of a crew helmed by veteran cinematographer Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens). At first, it's irritating when the camera cuts away during the songs, but the interviews with the musicians illuminate the sources—often tragic—of their passionate performances. By the end, Roma from across the gypsy diaspora have clasped one another into a joyous, melodious embrace. Not rated. —LB

click to enlarge Fleeting moments: Chris McCandless (Emile Hirsch) with Tracy (Kristen Stewart), a friend he makes along the way in Into the Wild - PHOTO BY CHUCK ZLOTNICK/ PARAMOUNT VANTAGE
INTO THE WILD—Sean Penn delivers the finest film of his directorial career in telling the fascinating true story of Chris McCandless, a young man who, after graduating college in 1990, spends two years bumming around America before disappearing into the Alaskan wilderness. Evoking everything from The Odyssey to Easy Rider, this tale of a self-imposed initiatory ordeal will split viewers according to whether the main character is found sympathetic or not. But it asks all the right questions, and Penn's energetic direction is constantly inventive. Emile Hirsch gives a brave, ambitious performance as Chris. Rated R. Read our review.GC

KING OF CALIFORNIA—In the 1960s, there was subgenre of films that seemed to proclaim, "If the world be mad, then the madman is sane." Produced by Alexander Payne for UCLA film school buddy and first-time writer/director Mike Cahill, King of California makes a snug fit within. Miranda (Evan Rachel Wood) drops out of high school to work after her unstable father (Michael Douglas) is committed to a mental hospital. Their crumbling house, once nestled in an orange grove, is now wedged into Big-Box sprawl. "Who doesn't want to believe in buried treasure?" Miranda rationalizes, as her newly released father schemes to uncover gold doubloons inconveniently reposing beneath the concrete floor of Costco. But this film's glamorization of mental illness is unconvincing, while Wood's pale blossom of a face says Miranda's wounded soul will never heal. Still, Douglas has a grand old time. Rated PG-13. —LB

RENDITION—Hollywood tackles the ongoing human rights scandal of extraordinary rendition, with Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal headlining. Rated R.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS—This animated family film promises Jewish myth with Ben Kingsley narrating, Christian Slater as Moses and, best of all, Elliot Gould as the voice of God. Rated PG.

THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE—Danish director Susanne Bier, making her English-language debut, can shoot a hundred extreme close-ups of eyes, ears, lips and sundry other body parts—oh, wait, she does—but it still does not mask a storyline that considers itself more important than it actually is. Audrey (Halle Berry) is a recent widow who invites her late husband's drug-addict best friend (Benicio Del Toro, natch) to live with her and her two children. In her urge to create an art film, Bier never allows the audience to fully invest in the characters, which makes the overwrought emotions appear almost comical. Indeed, at times this melodramatic mishmash is reminiscent of the Lifetime movie Audrey is caught weeping over at one point. Berry is in way over her head and the weight on Del Toro to carry the film on his back causes his otherwise solid performance to occasionally drift toward high camp. Rated R. —NM

Current Releases

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

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. Rated PG-13. —LB

BHOOL BHULAIYAA (LABYRINTH)—Newlyweds Shiney Ahuja and Vidya Balan move into his family's sprawling ancestral mansion despite dire warnings, and unlock a door that should never have been opened. The couple summon American psychiatrist Akshay Kumar to be their ghostbuster in this haunted-house comedy helmed by current laugh raja Priyadarshan. Not rated. —LB

DEEP WATER—In 1968, the public imagination was caught by a nonstop race by solo sailors to circumnavigate the globe. One particular competitor, Donald Crowhurst, wasn't a proper seaman but a dreamer who messed about in boats. Inspired by classic tales of English derring-do but haunted by his massive financial commitment, fear of failure and his own deteriorating psyche, he logged his adventure in journals, 16mm film and reel-to-reel tape recordings. This documentary uses the material to recount a riveting tale of fearlessness and delusion. Rated PG. —LB

ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE—Director Shekhar Kapur's original depiction of Elizabeth I's ascent to power succeeded largely because it focused on the lost innocence of a teenage girl, culminating with a selfless transfiguration for the sake of her reign and people. Kapur's sequel tracks the middle years of the Elizabeth's reign, a period that saw the Anglo-Spanish War and the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots (Samantha Morton). The director attempts to deconstruct the Virgin Queen through a bloated costume melodrama that feels drawn from the same cinematic playbook as Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. In a tale imbued with all the intrigue of a Harlequin novella, lonely Elizabeth faces a midlife crisis by again pining for forbidden romance—this time with Sir Walter Raleigh (the ubiquitous Clive Owen)—and combating personal and political betrayals. Reprising her role as the title character, Cate Blanchett chews the scenery in a futile attempt to prop up this royal mess. Rated PG-13. —NM

THE HEARTBREAK KID—Ben Stiller's Eddie Cantrow is a commitment-phobic sporting goods salesman who marries his bombshell girlfriend (Cameron Diaz clone Malin Akerman), only to find she's not the woman of his dreams in a hilarious sequence of turn-offs (among them are her deviated septum, penchant for rough sex and broadcasting of bodily functions). When things take a turn for the worse on this honeymoon from hell, Cantrow discovers another lady on a Mexican beach. But the Farrellys' gross-out fuel only takes the film to the halfway mark, leaving its audience stalled. Rated R. —KJ

THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB—Four romantically challenged women and one man form a club to read and discuss the six novels of Jane Austen; thereby begins a group excursion into the seriocomic realm of self-discovery disguised as literary analysis. The premise may sound more suitable for a book (like Karen Joy Fowler's bestseller on which this film is based), yet director Robin Swicord's screen adaptation is admirably fluid and engrossing, a delightful entertainment enlivened by fine work from actors including Maria Bello, Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman and Hugh Dancy. Rated PG-13. —GC

THE KINGDOM—Director Peter Berg takes a venerable genre—the murder mystery—and infuses it with relevant, revelatory political and cultural import. 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. Rated R —NM

LAAGA CHUNARI MEIN DAAGE (I'VE FALLEN FROM GRACE)—Two bubbly sisters (Rani Mukerji and Konkona Sen Sharma) live in a crumbling house by the sacred river Ganges. Desperate financial pressures drive older Badki (Rani) to Mumbai, where, after a humiliating episode of sexual harassment in pursuit of a call center job, she begins to support her family secretly as a pricey escort. Meanwhile, her sheltered younger sister Chutki (Konkona) is heralded as the modern Indian woman, with an MBA and a dreamy ad agency job. LCMD turns the patriarchy upside down, reconfiguring the classic courtesan drama genre where tragic love must remain unrequited. Not rated. —LB

MICHAEL CLAYTON—Playing a bottom-drawer Manhattan lawyer sucked into a web of corporate corruption, George Clooney gives a dead-on performance that may well be what gets this riveting, downbeat thriller to the Oscars. Yet the film's most striking virtue is Tony Gilroy's inventive script, which withholds just enough information to leave the viewer both off-center and thoroughly absorbed. Rated R. —GC

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

TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED?—Tyler Perry sticks to the tried and true formula of placing humor alongside tidbits of spirituality in his latest film. Here, four couples head for an annual Rocky Mountain retreat where they attempt to transform their marital squabbles into honeymoon bliss. Despite Perry's ability to pull together a A-list cast (Janet Jackson, Malik Yoba, Jill Scott), create Afro-centric characters and devise palpable emotional conflicts between husbands and wives, he is unable censor his own evangelical and misogynistic chirping. Much of what Perry deems wrong with marriage has to do with powerful women who speak their minds and clock in too many hours in the office—and never mind the men who cheat on their women or demand an open and available womb. Rated PG-13. —KJ

WE OWN THE NIGHT—Look simply to the presence of ol' Robert Duvall as a ramrod police chief-cum-crotchety dad for a whiff of the solid, yet unremarkable air to this cops-and-gangsters flick, which evokes everything from 1970s police dramas to The Departed to writer-director James Gray's own Little Odessa. Rated R. —NM


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

30 Days of Night—Fri-Sun: (1:40, 4:40), 7:30, 10:10; Mon-Thu: (2:15, 5), 7:35, 10:10. The Comebacks—Fri-Sun: (2, 4:15), 7:40, 10; Mon-Wed: (2, 4:15), 6:35, 8:45; Thu: (1:50, 4), 6:10, 8:20. Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Sun: (12:40, 3:30), 6:20, 9; Mon-Thu: (1:05, 3:45), 6:25, 9:05. The Game Plan—Fri-Sun: (12:30, 3:20), 6:15, 8:50; Mon-Thu: (1, 3:35), 6:15, 8:50. Gone Baby Gone—Fri-Sun: (1:30, 4:30), 7:20, 10:05; Mon-Thu: (2:05, 4:45), 7:20, 9:55. The Heartbreak Kid—Fri-Sun: (1:25, 4:05), 6:50, 9:35; Mon-Thu: (1:50, 4:35), 7:25, 10:05. The Kingdom—Fri-Sun: (12:35, 3:10), 6:30, 9:15; Mon-Wed: (1:10, 3:50), 6:30, 9:15; Thu: (1:10), 6:30, 9:15. Michael Clayton—Fri-Sun: (12:45, 3:40), 6:40, 9:30; Mon-Thu: (1:25, 4:05), 6:50, 9:35. Rendition—Fri-Sun: (1, 3:50), 6:45, 9:40; Mon-Thu: (1:15, 4), 6:45, 9:40. Things We Lost in the Fire—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:10), 7:10, 10. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Sun: (1:15, 4), 7, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (1:35, 4:20), 7, 9:50. We Own the Night—Fri-Sun: (1:05, 3:45), 7:15, 10:05; Mon-Thu: (1:40, 4:30), 7:15, 10

Carmike Blue Ridge 14 Cinema

600 Blue Ridge Rd 645-1111

Balls of Fury—Sat-Sun: 1:10, 3:25, 5:40, 7:50, 10. The Bourne Ultimatum—Fri-Sun: 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:45. Daddy Day Camp—Fri-Sun: 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:35, 9:45. Evan Almighty—Fri-Sun: 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40. Hairspray—Fri-Sun: 1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:45. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—Fri-Sun: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 10. The Last Legion—Fri-Sun: 1:40, 4:20, 7:20, 9:45. Live Free or Die Hard—Fri-Sun: 1, 4, 7, 9:55. No Reservations—Fri-Sun: 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:45. Ratatouille—Fri-Sun: 1:30, 4:15, 7:15, 9:45. Shrek the Third—Sat-Sun: 1:10, 3:25, 5:40, 7:35, 9:50. The Simpsons Movie—Fri-Sun: 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 9:55. Stardust—Fri-Sun: 1:05, 3:50, 7:15, 9:55. Transformers—Fri-Sun: 1, 4, 7, 10

Regal Brier Creek Stadium 14

8611 Brier Creek Pkwy 484-9994

Call theater for schedule.

Carmike Fifteen

5501 Atlantic Springs Rd 645-1111

30 Days of Night—Fri-Sat: (1:20, 4:10), 7, 9:40, 12:30 AM; Sun: (1:20, 4:10), 7, 9:40. The Comebacks—Fri-Sat: (1, 3:05, 5:10), 7:15, 9:20, 11:30; Sun: (1, 3:05, 5:10), 7:15, 9:20. Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Sat: (1:20, 4:15), 7:05, 9:50, 12:20 AM; Sun: (1:20, 4:15), 7:05, 9:50. The Game Plan—Fri-Sat: (1, 4), 7, 9:30, 12 AM; Sun: (1, 4), 7, 9:30. Gone Baby Gone—Fri-Sat: (1:20, 4:20), 7:10, 9:50, 12:25 AM; Sun: (1:20, 4:20), 7:10, 9:50. The Kingdom—Fri-Sat: (1:15, 4:30), 7:10; Sun: (1:15, 4:30). Michael Clayton—Fri-Sat: (1, 4), 7, 9:50, 12:30 AM; Sun: (1, 4), 7, 9:50. National Lampoon Presents The History of New America Part I: Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell—Fri-Sat: 10, 12 AM; Sun: 9. Rendition—Fri-Sun: (1:10, 4:10), 7, 9:50. Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour—Fri: (1, 3:10, 5:20), 7:30, 9:40, 11:50; Sat-Sun: (1, 3:10, 5:20), 7:30, 9:40. The Ten Commandments (1956)—Fri-Sat: (1:10, 3:20), 5:30, 7:40, 9:50, 12 AM; Sun: (1:10, 3:20), 5:30, 7:40, 9:50. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3D—Fri-Sat: (1, 1:30, 3, 3:30, 5), 5:30, 7, 7:30, 9, 9:30, 11; Sun: (1, 1:30, 3, 3:30, 5), 5:30, 7, 7:30, 9, 9:30. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri: (1:15, 1:50, 4:10, 5:15), 7, 8, 9:45, 10:30, 12:25 AM; Sat: (1:15, 1:50, 4:10, 5:15), 7, 7:15, 7:30, 8, 9, 9:30, 9:45, 10:30, 12:25 AM; Sun: (1:15, 1:50, 4:10, 5:15), 7, 8, 9:45. We Own the Night—Fri-Sat: (1:15, 4:10), 7, 9:45, 12:30 AM; Sun: (1:15, 4:10), 7, 9:45

Colony Theatre

Colony Shopping Center, 5438 Six Forks Rd 856-0111

Into the Wild—Fri-Sun: (1, 4), 7, 9:40; Mon-Thu: 7, 9:40. King of California—Fri-Sun: (2, 4:30), 7:15, 9:30; Mon-Thu: 7:15, 9:30

Crossroads 20

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

30 Days of Night—Fri-Thu: (12:45, 2, 3:40, 4:50), 6:50, 7:50, 9:40. 3:10 to Yuma—Fri-Thu: (2:40, 5:40), 9:10. Across the Universe—Fri-Thu: (1:25, 5:10), 8:40. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford—Fri-Thu: (12:35, 4), 8. The Comebacks—Fri-Thu: (1:50, 4:15), 6:40, 9. Dan in Real Life—Sat: 7:10. Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Thu: (12:30, 3:05), 6:20, 9:15. The Game Plan—Fri: (2:10, 4:40), 7:10, 9:45; Sat: (2:10, 4:40), 9:45; Sun-Thu: (2:10, 4:40), 7:10, 9:45. Gone Baby Gone—Fri-Thu: (1:30, 4:35), 7:30, 10:15. The Heartbreak Kid—Fri-Thu: (12:40, 3:15, 5:45), 9:25. The Kingdom—Fri-Thu: (2:45, 5:20), 8:10. Michael Clayton—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:20), 7:15, 10. Rendition—Fri-Thu: (1:40, 4:30), 7:20, 10:10. Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour—Fri-Thu: (2:20, 5), 7:40, 9:55. The Ten Commandments—Fri-Thu: (1, 3:20), 6:15, 8:30. Things We Lost in the Fire—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 4:10), 7, 9:50. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Thu: (12:50, 2:30, 3:30, 5:30), 6:30, 8:20, 9:20. We Own the Night—Fri-Thu: (1:05, 2:50, 3:50, 5:50), 6:45, 8:50, 9:35

Galaxy Cinema

770 Cary Towne Blvd, Cary 463-9989

Bhool Bhulaiya—Fri-Sun: 6:15, 9:40; Mon-Thu: 7:30. Deep Water—Fri-Thu: (1). Gone Baby Gone—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 4:10), 7:10, 9:30. Into the Wild—Fri-Thu: (1:05, 4), 7, 9:45. The Jane Austen Book Club—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:15), 7:20. Laaga Chunari Mein Daag - Journey of a Woman—Fri-Sun: (3), 9:35; Mon-Thu: (3). Of Love and Eggs—Mon-Thu: (1), 5:20. The Price of Sugar—Fri-Sun: (1), 7:25. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 4:05), 7:05, 9:25

UA Garner Town Square 10

2600 Timber Dr, Garner 779-2212

30 Days of Night—Fri: (2:10, 4:45), 7:25, 10:10; Sat-Sun: (2:10, 4:45), 7:25, 10

Wachovia IMAX Theater at Marbles Kids Museum

201 E Hargett St 834-4040

Hurricane on the Bayou—Fri: 11 AM, 2, 4. Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure—Fri: 10 AM, 1, 3, 6. Sharks 3D—Fri: 12, 5. Transformers—Fri: 7, 9:50

Mission Valley Cinema

2109-124 Avent Ferry Rd 834-2233

30 Days of Night—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 4:10), 7:20, 9:40. The Comebacks—Fri-Thu: (1, 2:55, 4:50), 7:15, 9:25. Michael Clayton—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 4:05), 7:10, 9:45. Superbad—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:15), 7:30, 9:55. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Thu: (1:25, 4:20), 7:25, 9:50

Regal North Hills Stadium 14

4150 Main at North Hills St 786-4511

30 Days of Night—Fri-Thu: (12, 2:35, 5:10), 7:45, 10:20. Across the Universe—Fri-Thu: (12:30, 4:10), 7:05, 9:55. The Comebacks—Fri-Sat: (12:25, 2:50, 5), 7:10, 9:25, 11:35; Sun-Thu: (12:25, 2:50, 5), 7:10, 9:25. Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Mon: (12:10, 4:45), 7:50, 10:25; Tue: (4:45), 10:25; Tue: (12:10), 7:50; Wed: (12:10), 7:50; Wed: (4:45), 10:25; Thu: (12:10), 7:50; Thu: (4:45), 10:25. The Game Plan—Fri-Sat: (12:35, 4:15), 7, 9:35, 12:05 AM; Sun-Thu: (12:35, 4:15), 7, 9:35. Gone Baby Gone—Fri-Sat: (11:55 AM, 2:25, 5:05), 7:40, 10:15, 12:45 AM; Sun-Thu: (11:55 AM, 2:25, 5:05), 7:40, 10:15. The Heartbreak Kid—Fri: (2:40, 5:20), 8, 10:35; Fri: (12 AM); Sat: (12, 5:20), 8, 10:35; Sat: (2:40); Sun: (12), 10:35; Sun: (2:40, 5:20), 8; Mon: (12), 8; Mon: (2:40, 5:20), 10:35; Tue-Thu: (12, 2:40, 5:20), 8, 10:35. The Kingdom—Fri-Sat: (4:50), 10:05, 12:35 AM; Sun-Thu: (4:50), 10:05. Michael Clayton—Fri-Sat: (12:20, 4:25), 7:20, 10, 12:40 AM; Sun-Thu: (12:20, 4:25), 7:20, 10. Rendition—Fri-Sat: (12:50, 4:20), 7:15, 10, 12:40 AM; Sun-Thu: (12:50, 4:20), 7:15, 10. Saw IV—Thu: 11:59. Things We Lost in the Fire—Fri-Thu: (12:05, 2:45, 5:25), 8:05, 10:40. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3D—Fri-Sat: (12:45, 2:55, 5:30), 7:30, 9:30, 11:30; Sun-Thu: (12:45, 2:55, 5:30), 7:30, 9:30. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Thu: (11:55 AM, 12:40, 2:30, 5:15), 7:25, 7:55, 10:30. We Own the Night—Fri-Sat: (12:15, 4:55), 7:35, 10:10, 12:45 AM; Sun-Thu: (12:15, 4:55), 7:35, 10:10

Carmike Park Place 16

9525 Chapel Hill Rd, Morrisville 645-1111

30 Days of Night—Fri-Sun: (1:20, 4:10), 7, 9:40. The Comebacks—Fri-Sun: (1, 1:35, 3:05, 3:40, 5:10), 5:45, 7:15, 7:50, 9:20, 9:55. Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Sun: (1:20, 4:15), 7:05, 9:50. The Game Plan—Fri-Sun: (1, 4), 7, 9:30. Gone Baby Gone—Sat-Sun: (1:20, 4:20), 7:10, 9:50. The Heartbreak Kid—Fri-Sun: (1:15, 4:30), 7:10, 9:40. The Kingdom—Fri-Sun: 9. Michael Clayton—Fri-Sun: (1, 4), 7, 9:50. Rendition—Fri-Sun: (1:10, 4:10), 7, 9:50. Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour—Fri-Sun: (1, 3:10, 5:20), 7:30, 9:40. Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure—Fri-Sun: (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), 6, 7, 8. The Ten Commandments (1956)—Fri-Sun: (1:10, 3:20), 5:30, 7:40, 9:50. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3D—Fri-Sun: (1:30, 3:30), 5:30, 7:30, 9:30. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Sun: (1:15, 4:10), 7, 9:45. We Own the Night—Fri-Sun: (1:15, 4:10), 7, 9:45

Raleigh Grande Cinema

Glenwood Ave and Lynn Rd 226-2000

30 Days of Night—Fri-Sat: (2:20, 5), 7:40, 10:15; Sun: (1:55, 4:40), 7:15, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (1:55, 4:45), 7:25, 10. The Comebacks—Fri-Sat: (1:20, 3:30, 5:45), 8, 10:10; Sun: (1:20, 3:30, 5:40), 7:50, 10; Mon-Thu: (2:40, 4:50), 7, 9:10. Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Sun: (12:45, 3:20), 6:45, 9:20; Mon-Thu: (1:15, 3:50), 6:35, 9:20. The Game Plan—Fri-Sun: (12:40, 3:10), 6:20, 8:55; Mon-Thu: (1:10, 3:40), 6:20, 8:55. Gone Baby Gone—Fri-Sun: (12:30, 3:05), 6:15, 9; Mon-Thu: (2:05, 4:40), 7:15, 9:55. The Heartbreak Kid—Fri-Sat: (2:15, 4:50), 7:30, 10:05; Sun-Thu: (1:40, 4:15), 6:50, 9:25. Into the Wild—Fri-Thu: (2, 5:30), 8:45. The Kingdom—Fri-Sat: (1:30, 4:15), 7:15, 9:45; Sun: (1:30, 4:10), 7:15, 9:45; Mon-Thu: (1:25, 3:55), 6:25, 9:05. Michael Clayton—Fri-Sun: (1:25, 4:05), 7, 9:40; Mon-Thu: (1:20, 4), 6:40, 9:30. Rendition—Fri-Thu: (1, 3:45), 6:30, 9:15. Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour—Fri-Sun: (1:10, 3:15, 5:20), 7:25, 9:30; Mon-Thu: (2:15, 4:35), 7:35, 9:40; Wed: (11 AM). Superbad—Fri-Sun: (1:45, 4:25), 7:05, 9:55; Mon-Thu: (1:45, 4:30), 7:20, 10. The Ten Commandments—Fri-Sun: (1:15, 3:25), 6:10, 8:30; Mon-Thu: (1:50, 4:05), 6:15, 8:30. Things We Lost in the Fire—Fri-Sun: (12:35, 4:30), 7:10, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (1:30, 4:25), 7:05, 9:45. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Sun: (1:35, 4:20), 7:20, 10; Mon-Thu: (1:35, 4:20), 7:10, 9:50. We Own the Night—Fri-Sun: (12:55, 3:55), 6:55, 9:35; Mon-Thu: (1:05, 4:10), 6:55, 9:35

Raleighwood Cinema Grill

Falls Village Shopping Center 847-0326

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Rialto Theater

1620 Glenwood Ave 856-0111

Great World of Sound—Fri: 9:15; Sat-Sun: (4:30), 9:15; Tue-Thu: 9:15. The Jane Austen Book Club—Fri: 7; Sat-Sun: (2), 7; Tue-Thu: 7. The Rocky Horror Picture Show—Fri: 12 AM

Six Forks Station Cinema

9500 Forum Dr 846-3904

The Comebacks—Fri-Thu: (1:05, 3, 5), 7:10, 9:35. Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 4), 7:15, 9:45. The Game Plan—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 4:05), 7, 9:30. Rendition—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:10), 7:20, 9:50. Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour—Fri-Thu: (1, 2:55, 4:45), 7:05, 9:20. We Own the Night—Fri-Thu: (1:25, 4:20), 7:25, 9:50

White Oak Village Cinema 14

1205 Timber Dr East, Garner, 676-FILM

30 Days of Night—Fri-Sun: (2:15, 4:50), 7:40, 10:20; Mon-Thu: (2:15, 4:50), 7:25, 10:05. The Comebacks—Fri-Thu: (1, 3:15, 5:30), 7:50, 10. Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:10), 7, 9:45. Feel the Noise—Fri-Sun: (2:30, 5:10), 8, 10:10; Mon-Thu: (2:30, 5:05), 8, 10:10. The Game Plan—Fri-Sun: (12:35, 3:10), 6:10, 8:45; Mon-Thu: (2, 4:35), 7:15, 9:55. Gone Baby Gone—Fri-Thu: (1:05, 3:50), 6:40, 9:20. The Heartbreak Kid—Fri-Sun: (12:50, 3:30), 6:25, 9:15; Mon-Thu: (1:25, 4:05), 6:45, 9:25. The Kingdom—Fri-Sun: (12:40, 3:40), 6:30, 9:25; Mon-Thu: (1:30, 4:15), 6:55, 9:40. Michael Clayton—Fri-Sun: (1:15, 4), 6:55, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (1:15, 4), 7:05, 9:50. Rendition—Fri-Thu: (1:40, 4:30), 7:20, 10:05. Things We Lost in the Fire—Fri-Sun: (1:10, 3:55), 6:50, 9:35; Mon-Thu: (1:10, 3:55), 6:50, 9:35. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Sun: (12:30, 1:30, 3:20, 4:20), 6:15, 7:10, 9, 10; Mon-Thu: (1, 2:20, 3:45, 5:10), 6:30, 8:10, 9:15. We Own the Night—Fri-Sun: (1:50, 4:40), 7:30, 10:15; Mon-Thu: (1:45, 4:25), 7:10, 9:55

Durham

Carolina Theatre

309 W Morgan St 560-3030

The Abominable Dr. Phives—Fri: 7:30. Into the Wild—Fri: 7:15, 9:45; Sat-Sun: (2, 4:40), 7:15, 9:45; Mon-Thu: 7:15, 9:45. King of California—Fri: 7, 9:15; Mon-Thu: 7, 9:15. The Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio (L'Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio)—Tue-Thu: (1, 3:30). Spider Baby 2000—Fri: 9:30

Northgate Stadium 10

1056 W Club Blvd 286-1001

30 Days of Night—Fri-Sun: (11:15 AM, 1:55, 4:30), 7:10, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (1:55, 4:30), 7:10, 9:50. The Comebacks—Fri-Sun: (11:20 AM, 1:25, 3:30, 5:35), 7:40, 10; Mon-Thu: (1:25, 3:30, 5:35), 7:40, 10. The Game Plan—Fri-Sun: (11:10 AM, 1:50, 4:30), 7; Mon-Thu: (1:50, 4:30), 7. Gone Baby Gone—Fri-Sun: (11 AM, 1:30, 4:05), 7:15, 9:55; Mon-Thu: (1:30, 4:05), 7:15, 9:55. The Heartbreak Kid—Fri-Thu: 9:40. The Kingdom—Fri-Sun: (11:25 AM), 7:15, 9:45; Mon-Thu: 7:15, 9:45. Michael Clayton—Fri-Sun: (11 AM, 1:40, 4:20), 7, 9:40; Mon-Thu: (1:40, 4:20), 7, 9:40. Rendition—Fri-Sun: (10:55 AM, 1:35, 4:10), 7:05, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (1:35, 4:10), 7:05, 9:50. Resident Evil: Extinction—Fri-Thu: (4:40), 10. Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour—Fri-Sun: (11:30 AM, 1:30, 3:30, 5:30), 7:30; Mon-Thu: (1:30, 3:30, 5:30), 7:30. The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising—Fri-Thu: (2). Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Sun: (11:05 AM, 1:45, 4:25), 7:05, 9:45; Mon-Thu: (1:45, 4:25), 7:05, 9:45. We Own the Night—Fri-Sun: (11:05 AM, 1:35, 4:15), 7:20, 9:55; Mon-Thu: (1:35, 4:15), 7:20, 9:55

Southpoint Cinemas

8030 Renaissance Pkwy 676-3456

30 Days of Night—Fri-Sat 2:10, 5:10, 7:55, 10:30; Sun 2:10, 5, 7:35, 10:10; Mon-Thu 1:50, 4:50, 7:25, 10. Across the Universe—12:10, 3:45, 6:45 (Mon-Thu 6:40), 9:55 (Sun 9:45; Mon-Thu 9:35). The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford—Fri-Sun 2:40, 6:05, 9:40; Mon-Thu 2:20, 5:45, 9:10. The Comebacks—12:30 (Mon-Thu 1:30), 2:50 (No Mon-Thu), 5, 7:15, 9:35 (Mon-Thu 9:25). Elizabeth: The Golden Age—12:30 (Mon-Thu 12:55), 3:10 (Mon-Thu 3:35), 6:15, 8:55. The Game Plan—12:40 (Mon-Thu 12:50), 3:20, 6:30 (Mon-Thu 6:05), 9:05 (Mon-Wed 8:35; No Thu). Gone Baby Gone—1:20, 4:10, 6:50, 9:40. The Heartbreak Kid—1:50, 4:25, 7:25 (Mon-Thu 7), 10:10 (Sun 10; Mon-Wed 9:35; No Thu). Into The Wild—2:55, 6:10 (Mon-Thu 5:55), 9:25 (Mon-Thu 9:05). The Kingdom—1:30, 4:05, 6:55 (Mon-Thu 6:35), 9:30 (Mon-Thu 9:15). Michael Clayton—1:15, 4:20 (Mon-Thu 4), 7:05 (Mon-Thu 6:45), 9:50 (Mon-Thu 9:30). Rendition—1:05, 3:55 (Mon-Thu 3:50), 7 (Mon-Thu 6:35), 9:50 (Mon-Thu 9:20). Things We Lost in the Fire—1:45 (Mon-Thu 1:40), 4:30 (Sun-Thu 4:25), 7:15 (Sun-Thu 7:10), 10 (Sun-Thu 9:50). Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—12:55 (Mon-Thu 1), 2, 3:40, 4:45 (Mon-Thu 4:40), 6:30 (Mon-Thu 6:20), 7:30 (Sun-Thu 9:25), 9:20 (Sun 9:10; Mon-Thu 9), 10:15 (Sun 10:05; Mon 10). We Own the Night—1:35, 4:40 (Mon-Thu 4:20), 7:35 (Sun 7:25; Mon-Thu 7:05), 10:20 (Sun 10:05; Mon-Thu 9:50).

Carmike Wynnsong 15

1800 Martin Luther King Blvd 489-9020

30 Days of Night—Fri-Sat: 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:40, 12:30 AM; Sun: 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:40. The Comebacks—Fri-Sat: 1, 3:05, 5:10, 7:15, 9:20, 11:30; Sun: 1, 3:05, 5:10, 7:15, 9:20. Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Sat: 1:20, 4:15, 7:05, 9:50, 12:20 AM; Sun: 1:20, 4:15, 7:05, 9:50. The Game Plan—Fri-Sat: 1, 4, 7, 9:30, 12 AM; Sun: 1, 4, 7, 9:30. Gone Baby Gone—Sat: 1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:50, 12:25 AM; Sun: 1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:50. The Heartbreak Kid—Fri-Sat: 9, 11:30; Sun: 9. The Kingdom—Fri-Sat: 1:15, 4:30, 7:10; Sun: 1:15, 4:30. Michael Clayton—Fri-Sat: 1, 4, 7, 9:50, 12:30 AM; Sun: 1, 4, 7, 9:50. National Lampoon Presents The History of New America Part I: Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell—Sat: 10, 12 AM; Sun: 9. Rendition—Fri-Sun: 1:10, 4:10, 7, 9:50. Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour—Fri-Sat: 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40, 11:50; Sun: 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40. Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure—Fri-Sun: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. The Ten Commandments (1956)—Fri-Sat: 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50, 12 AM; Sun: 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3D—Fri-Sat: 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30; Sun: 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Sat: 1:15, 1:50, 4:10, 5:15, 7, 7:15, 7:30, 8, 9, 9:30, 9:45, 10:30, 12:25 AM; Sun: 1:15, 1:50, 4:10, 5:15, 7, 8, 9:45. We Own the Night—Fri-Sat: 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:45, 12:30 AM; Sun: 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:45

Chapel Hill

Chelsea Theater

Timberlyne Village Mall, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd 968-3005

Deep Water—Fri: 7:15, 9:30; Sat-Sun: (2:15, 4:40), 7:15, 9:30; Mon-Thu: 7:15, 9:30. Gone Baby Gone—Fri: 7, 9:30; Sat-Sun: (2, 4:30), 7, 9:30; Mon-Thu: 7, 9:30. The Jane Austen Book Club—Fri: 7:10, 9:20; Sat-Sun: (2:10, 4:20), 7:10, 9:20; Mon-Thu: 7:10, 9:20

Lumina

Southern Village, US 15-501 South 932-9000

The Bourne Ultimatum—Fri-Sat: 7:15. The Game Plan—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 4:10), 7, 9:30. Michael Clayton—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 4), 7:15, 9:45. Rendition—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:20), 7:20, 9:50. Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour—Fri-Thu: (1:05, 3, 4:50), 7:05, 9:50. We Own the Night—Fri-Thu: (1:25, 4:05), 7:25, 9:50

Regal Timberlyne 6

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

30 Days of Night—Fri-Sun: (2:05, 4:45), 7:40, 10:15; Mon-Thu: (2:05, 4:45), 7:40. The Comebacks—Fri-Sun: (2, 4:55), 7:30, 9:45; Mon-Thu: (2, 4:55), 7:30. The Game Plan—Fri-Sun: (1:55, 4:40), 7:15, 9:40; Mon-Thu: (1:55, 4:40), 7:15. The Kingdom—Fri-Sun: (2:10, 4:50), 7:20, 10; Mon-Thu: (2:10, 4:50), 7:20. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Sun: (1:45, 4:30), 7:10, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (1:45, 4:30), 7:10. We Own the Night—Fri-Sun: (1:50, 4:35), 7:25, 10:05; Mon-Thu: (1:50, 4:35), 7:25

Varsity Theatre

123 E Franklin St 967-8665

Across the Universe—Fri: 7, 9:40; Sat-Sun: (2, 4:30), 7, 9:40; Mon-Thu: 7, 9:40. Into the Wild—Fri: 6:50, 9:30; Sat-Sun: (1:30, 4:10), 6:50, 9:30; Mon-Thu: 6:50, 9:30

Special Showings

Chronological by date and time

Donnie Darko: Wed, Oct 17, 7 pm & 9:30 pm: $5. Colony Theater, 5438 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh. 847-5677.

NCSU Campus Cinema: Wed, Oct 17, 7 pm: The Land: Part of the Middle East Film Festival: Chronicles a small peasant village's struggles against the careless Inroads of the large local landowner. —Thu, Oct 18-Sun Oct 21, 7 pm: Transformers. —Mon, Oct 22, 7 pm: Wristcutters: A Love Story. —Wed, Oct 24, 7 pm: Ticket To Jerusalem: Part of the Middle East Film Fest: Jaber tries to make a good life with his wife In a Palestinian refugee camp by running a mobile cinema. Witherspoon Student Center, NCSU campus, Raleigh. www.ncsu.edu/cinema.

Duke Screen/Society: Wed, Oct 17, 8 pm: Mongolian Ping Pong: Mongolian with English Subtitles. Griffith Theatre, Duke's West Campus. —Thu, Oct 18, 7 pm: The Doll: Followed by a panel discussion. Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke's East Campus. —Mon, Oct 22, 8 pm: An Enemy of the People: Griffith Theater, Duke's West Campus. —Tue, Oct 23, 8 pm: Ganashatru: Griffith Theater, Duke West Campus, Durham. fvd.aas.duke.edu/screensociety/schedule.php.

Center for Documentary Studies: Thu, Oct 18, 7 pm: Celebrating Identity: Three Fiestas In Laredo, Texas: Documentary by Norma Cantu. —Tue, Oct 23, 7 pm: Community Documentary Filmaking: The Tension Between Observing & Belonging: Documentary by Christie Herring. Duke East Campus, Durham.

Far from the Island (Lejos de la Isla): Thu, Oct 18, 7:45 pm: A documentary about the successive waves of immigration from Cuba, as told by its witnesses. Sponsored by the Cuban-American Student Association at Duke University. Social Science Building, Room 139, Duke West Campus, Durham.

AV Geeks: Fri, Oct 19, 8 pm: The Lazy American Worker: A look back to when our culture began to question the quality of American workmanship & what we tried to do to fix it. Films include: Pride on Parade, What It's All About & Workmanship Myth. $5 donation. Center For Documentary Studies, 1317 W Pettigrew St, Duke Campus, Durham. —Sun, Oct 21, 6 pm: Bugging Out: An evening of films about Insects & how we try to get rid of them in honor of the pesticide education non-profit PESTed's 20th Anniversary. Perry-winkle Farm, 1061 White Cross Rd, outside of Chapel Hill.

NC Museum of Art: Fri, Oct 19, 8 pm: Home from the Hill. $5, $3.50. Sat, Oct 20, 1 pm: Jimmy the Gent. 2:45: My Son John. $5, $3.50 for both films. ncartmuseum.org/events/films.shtml.

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