Film Times & Brief Film Reviews | calendar | Indy Week
Pin It

Film Times & Brief Film Reviews 

Times are good from Friday, Nov. 2 through Thursday, Nov. 8.

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

AMERICAN GANGSTER—With Denzel Washington playing an N.C.-born Harlem drug kingpin of the late '60s/early '70s, and Russell Crowe as the cop chasing him, Ridley Scott wastes loads of star power and his own technical prowess on a tale that plays like a tired mish-mash of much better movies, from The Godfather and Scarface to Superfly. The material is fascinating, but Steve Zaillian's paint-by-numbers script manages to make real incidents seems contrived and fake. Read our review. Rated R. —GC

BEE MOVIE—Jerry Seinfeld may headline this honey-basted animated film, but audiences would have benefited from more than the paltry five minutes of screen time dedicated to Chris Rock's acerbic wit. The setting is an entertaining and somewhat educational rendering of a bee's life through the eyes of young Barry B. Benson (Seinfeld), who longs for a life beyond his hive-bound, work-a-bee subsistence. However, this promising premise, together with a Ratatouille-flavored morsel of the animal world's precarious coexistence with mankind, soon gives way to a plotline that buzzes wildly from a courtroom drama where Barry sues humans to recover stolen honey to an air disaster send-up where Barry and his human gal pal Vanessa (Renee Zellweger) have to land a jumbo jet. The obvious puns and pop culture references lose their sting about the time Sting himself makes an appearance—e.g., a fictional Ray Liotta honey brand stocks supermarket shelves presumably because Liotta was lassoed for a cameo, while Barry is a guest on a TV show hosted by "Bee Larry King." B-movie, indeed. Rated PG. —NM

MARTIAN CHILD—With its Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul mentality, there's little that can save this quirky relationship tearjerker from turning into Saturday afternoon filler on the Lifetime channel. Screenwriters Seth Bass and Jonathan Tollins' script is so heartwarmingly, perfectly predictable that it turns a zany premise into a snoozefest: David (John Cusack), a bereft widower and sci-fi writer, fulfills his wife's final wish by adopting Dennis (Bobby Coleman), a strange, pale-faced 6-year-old who believes he's from Mars. Grant the film its few funnies—the kid only eats Lucky Charms, does Martian dances and speaks in otherworldly tongues while gathering evidence for his "mission"—but these moments are fleeting. By the film's end, when the "extraterrestrial" tot runs away to wait for the mother ship to beam him up, the mush quotient skyrockets to a level that neither the director (Menno Meyjes) nor the actors can counteract. Rated PG. —KJ

Current Releases

30 DAYS OF NIGHT—Perhaps the best thing going for director David Slade's adaptation of Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's creepy comic series is its vampires: a rag-tag team of dark-eyed, saw-toothed flesh fiends who scream with otherworldly falsettos and circle their prey before picking at them with fingernails and teeth. Withdraw these thrills and we have a film that relies too much on a Hollywood Western's cowboy vs. bad guy gumption and sappy reconciled romance to achieve anything close to scary. Rated R. —KJ

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

THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD—With a bleak visual poetry worthy of Terrence Malick, deliberate pacing and fastidiously oblique dialogue, writer-director Andrew Dominick traces Jesse James' final days as a haggard celebrity bandito; Brad 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.

DAN IN REAL LIFE—Hollywood loves to neuter its comedians for the sake of playing artsy over archetype, and with Steve Carell, it started either with Little Miss Sunshine or when they marketed Evan Almighty to evangelical groups. His slow ascent over the shark tank continues with this cloying, derivative dramedy in which he plays Dan, a writer and widower rearing three young daughters. Together they travel to his extended family's annual fall get-together in Rhode Island for a flannel-clad weekend of word games, living room talent shows and pancake breakfasts. Home for the Holidays quickly transitions to The Family Stone when Dan falls for his brother's new girlfriend (Juliette Binoche). The script is insipid and the actors are miscast and/or misused, especially Emily Blunt, wasted in a throwaway role. Here's betting it is just a matter of time before we see Stephen Colbert starring in a Nora Ephron romantic-comedy. Rated PG-13. —NM

THE DARJEELING LIMITED—Years after the death of their father, Francis Whitman (Owen Wilson) invites his brothers (Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman) for a voyage across India, embarking on a self-described "spiritual journey." This film might well be viewed as the anchor leg to Anderson's unofficial Daddy trilogy, steeped in the paradox that while family is ostensibly the strongest of bonds, it is the one human relationship not formed by free association or commonality of personality. This is Anderson's most accessible, poetic and poignant to date. Rated R. —NM

ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE—Director Shekhar Kapur's sequel to his 1998 hit tracks the middle years of 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. 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

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. 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. The finished product is taut, thought-provoking, and one of this year's best. 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 Romania (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). Not rated. —LB

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. —GC

JAB WE MET (WHEN WE MET)—A chance encounter, a missed train connection, and love blooms between Aditya (Shahid Kapoor) and Geet (Kareena Kapoor) as road movie and romantic comedy blend in picturesque Northern India. Shahid and Kareena, who are no relation, were a real-life romantic couple until recently, and their split jeopardizes all the lovey-dovey publicity. Not rated. —LB

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

LARS AND THE REAL GIRL— Ryan Gosling is a long way from his romantic turn in The Notebook as Lars, a painfully repressed young man who orders a "RealDoll" off the Internet and talks to it as though she's real, forcing his small town to cater to his delusion. The film avoids all sexual angles, instead veering between a sitcom update of Harvey and a darker character study of Lars' pain. It could be this fall's Little Miss Sunshine—take that as you will. Rated PG-13. —ZS

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

RENDITION—In all fairness, it's hard to tackle moral issues on the big screen without appearing biased, and surely that is what director Gavin Hood struggles most with in this melodrama about the unknown horrors of CIA secrecy and international terrorism. The film's plot foundation rests firmly on an increasingly familiar story: Young husband and father Anwar El-Ibrahimi (Omar Metwally) is returning from Cape Town to Chicago when the police seize him and take him off to a North African prison, where he is tortured and forced to confess his involvement in a terrorist plot. His very pregnant wife (Reese Witherspoon) and young son are left in a state of limbo, wondering if Dad will ever return home. But despite the heartwrenching plot and agonizing scenes of terror, this film floats too many subplots to make a firm moral statement. Hood plays the Devil's advocate, giving voice to both sides of the torture, while his A-list cast (Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal) float between generic stock characters and ineffective avengers. Rated R. —KJ

SAW IV—What began as a hyper-stylized torture film with a psycho-geek charisma brought about by Jigsaw, its illogical but pious moral engineer/ serial killer, has now been reduced to a sticky melodrama that spurts scenes of torture and mutilation like a MTV-metal video shocks and growls. In this fourth installment, directed by Danny Lynn Bousman, the audience is pelted with scenes of eye-gouging and scalping, as well as a stomach-churning autopsy. But while the gore is excessive, the plot is weak and the pseudo-philosophizing the film offers is sickening. Rated R. —KJ

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 to 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: (1:15, 4:30), 7:40, 10:15; Mon-Thu: (1:15, 4:30), 7:10, 9:45. American Gangster—Fri: (12, 3:30), 7, 10:20; Fri-Sun: (2:45), 6:15, 9:40; Sat: (11:20 AM, 12, 3:30), 7, 10:20; Sun: (11:20 AM, 12, 3:30), 7; Mon-Thu: (1:45, 5:15), 8:45; Mon-Thu: (12:45, 4:15), 7:45. Bee Movie—Fri: (12:15, 1:45, 2:30, 4:15, 5), 6:30, 7:30, 9, 9:45; Sat-Sun: (11:30 AM, 12:15, 1:45, 2:30, 4:15, 5), 6:30, 7:30, 9, 9:45; Mon-Thu: (12:30, 1:30, 2:45, 3:45, 5), 6:15, 7:30, 8:30. The Comebacks—Fri-Sun: (12:20), 7:35; Mon-Thu: (1:35), 6:50. Dan in Real Life—Fri: (2, 4:40), 7:15, 9:35; Sat-Sun: (11:40 AM, 2, 4:40), 7:15, 9:35; Mon-Thu: (2, 4:40), 7:15, 9:35. The Game Plan—Fri-Sun: (12:30, 3:15), 6:10, 8:45; Mon-Thu: (12:50, 3:30), 6:10, 8:50. Gone Baby Gone—Fri-Sun: (2:35), 9:50; Mon-Thu: (4:10), 9. The Martian Child—Fri-Sun: (1, 3:45), 6:45, 9:30; Mon-Thu: (1, 3:35), 6:45, 9:30. Michael Clayton—Fri-Sun: (12:40, 3:40), 6:40, 9:25; Mon-Thu: (12:40, 3:40), 6:30, 9:15. Saw IV—Fri-Sun: (2:15, 5:10), 7:50, 10:10; Mon-Thu: (2:15, 4:40), 7, 9:45. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Sun: (12:45, 4), 7:10, 10; Mon-Thu: (1:10, 4), 6:40, 9:20

Carmike Blue Ridge 14 Cinema

600 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, 645-1111

Balls of Fury—Fri-Mon: 1:10, 3:25, 5:40, 7:50, 10. The Bourne Ultimatum—Fri-Mon: 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:45. Daddy Day Camp—Fri-Mon: 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:35, 9:45. Evan Almighty—Fri-Mon: 1:30, 7. Hairspray—Fri-Mon: 1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:45. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—Fri-Mon: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 10. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry—Fri-Mon: 4:10, 9:50. The Nanny Diaries—Fri-Mon: 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30. No Reservations—Fri-Mon: 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:45. Ratatouille—Fri-Mon: 1:30, 4:15, 7:15, 9:45. The Simpsons Movie—Fri-Mon: 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 9:55. Stardust—Fri-Mon: 1:05, 3:50, 7:15, 9:55. Transformers—Fri-Mon: 1, 4, 7, 10. Underdog—Fri-Mon: 1:30, 3:30, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55. War—Fri-Mon: 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10

Regal Brier Creek Stadium 14

8611 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh, 484-9994

Call theater for schedule.

Carmike 15

5501 Atlantic Springs Rd, Raleigh, 645-1111

30 Days of Night—Fri-Sat: (1:20, 4:10), 7, 9:40, 12:30 AM; Sun-Mon: (1:20, 4:10), 7, 9:40. American Gangster—Fri-Sat: (12:30, 1, 3:45, 4:15), 7, 7:30, 10:15, 10:45; Sun-Mon: (12:30, 1, 3:45, 4:15), 7, 7:30, 10:15. Bee Movie—Fri-Sat: (12:30, 1, 2:45, 3:15, 5), 5:30, 7:15, 7:45, 9:30, 10, 11:45; Sun-Mon: (12:30, 1, 2:45, 3:15, 5), 5:30, 7:15, 7:45, 9:30, 10. The Comebacks—Fri-Sat: (1, 3:05, 5:10), 7:15, 9:20, 11:30; Sun-Mon: (1, 3:05, 5:10), 7:15, 9:20. Dan in Real Life—Fri-Sat: (1:45, 4:30), 7:15, 9:35, 11:55; Sun-Mon: (1:45, 4:30), 7:15, 9:35. The Game Plan—Fri-Sat: (1, 4), 7, 9:30, 12 AM; Sun-Mon: (1, 4), 7, 9:30. Gone Baby Gone—Fri-Sat: (1:20, 4:20), 7:10, 9:50, 12:25 AM; Sun-Mon: (1:20, 4:20), 7:10, 9:50. The Martian Child—Fri-Sat: (1:45, 4:30), 7, 9:30, 12 AM; Sun-Mon: (1:45, 4:30), 7, 9:30. Michael Clayton—Fri-Mon: (1). Saw IV—Fri-Sat: (1, 1:30, 3:15, 3:45), 5:30, 5:55, 7:45, 8:10, 10, 10:25, 12:15 AM; Sun-Mon: (1, 1:30, 3:15, 3:45), 5:30, 5:55, 7:45, 8:10, 10. 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-Mon: (1:30, 3:30), 5:30, 7:30, 9:30. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Mon: (1:15, 4:10, 5:15), 7, 8, 9:45, 10:30, 12:20 AM

Colony Theatre

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

Into the Wild—Fri-Sun: (1, 4), 8; Tue-Thu: 8. Lars and the Real Girl—Fri-Sun: (2, 4:30), 7:15, 9:30; Mon-Thu: 7:15, 9:30. V for Vendetta—Mon: 8

Crossroads 20

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

30 Days of Night—Fri-Thu: (2, 5:35), 8:50. Across the Universe—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 5:10), 8:40. American Gangster—Fri-Sat: (11:30 AM, 12:15, 1, 3, 3:40, 4:30), 6:30, 7:15, 8:15, 10; Sun: (11:30 AM, 12:15, 1, 3, 3:40, 4:30), 6:30, 7:15, 8:15, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (12:15, 1, 3, 3:40, 4:30), 6:30, 7:15, 8:15, 9:50. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford—Fri-Thu: (12:50, 4:50), 8:30. Bee Movie—Fri-Thu: (12, 12:45, 1:30, 2:30, 3:20, 4, 5, 5:40), 7, 7:30, 8, 9:20. The Comebacks—Fri-Sat: (12:05, 3:30, 5:50); Sun-Thu: (12:05, 3:30, 5:50), 8:20. Dan in Real Life—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 3:50), 6:40, 9. Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Thu: (2:40), 6:15, 9:10. The Game Plan—Fri-Thu: (12:20, 2:50, 5:20), 7:50. Gone Baby Gone—Fri-Mon: (1:25, 4:20), 7:05, 9:40; Tue: (1:25, 4:20), 9:40; Wed-Thu: (1:25, 4:20), 7:05, 9:40. The Kingdom—Fri-Thu: (1:40), 6:55. The Martian Child—Fri-Thu: (12:30, 4:15), 6:50, 9:35. Michael Clayton—Fri-Thu: (1:50, 4:40), 7:20, 10:05. Rendition—Fri-Thu: (4:10), 9:25. Saw IV—Fri-Sun: (11:45 AM, 2:10, 4:45), 7:40, 10:10; Mon-Thu: (2:10, 4:45), 7:40, 10:10. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Sat: (11:50 AM, 3:10), 6:20, 9:50; Sun: (11:50 AM, 3:10), 6:20, 9:45; Mon-Thu: (12:10, 3:10), 6:20, 9:45. We Own the Night—Fri-Thu: (2:20, 5:25), 8:05

Galaxy Cinema

770 Cary Towne Blvd, Cary, 463-9989

Barakat—Mon-Thu: (1), 5:20. The Darjeeling Limited—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:10), 7:20, 9:30. Gone Baby Gone—Fri: (3), 7:15; Sat-Thu: (3), 7:15, 9:35. Gypsy Caravan—Fri-Tue: (1:15), 7:05; Wed: (1:15); Thu: (1:15), 7:05. Into the Wild—Fri-Thu: (1:05, 4), 7, 9:45. Jab We Met—Fri: (2:45), 6:20, 9:40; Sat: 6:20, 9:40; Sun: (2:45), 6:20, 9:40; Mon-Thu: (2:45), 7:30. The Jane Austen Book Club—Fri-Tue: (4:05), 9:20; Wed: (4:05); Thu: (4:05), 9:20. Lars and the Real Girl—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 4:15), 7:10, 9:25. Nanking—Fri-Sun: (1), 5:20

UA Garner Town Square 10

2600 Timber Dr, Garner, 779-2212

30 Days of Night—Fri-Sat: (1:40, 4:50), 7:35, 10:10; Sun: (2:40, 5:50), 8:35; Mon-Thu: (1:40, 4:50), 7:35. American Gangster—Fri-Sat: (12:15, 3:45), 7:10, 10:40; Sun: (1:15, 4:45), 8:10; Mon-Thu: (1, 4:30), 8. Bee Movie—Fri-Sat: (12, 2:20, 4:40), 7, 9:20; Sun: (1, 3:20, 5:40), 8; Mon-Thu: (2, 4:15), 7. The Comebacks—Fri-Sat: (12:05, 2:15, 4:25), 7:25, 9:35; Sun: (1:05, 3:15, 5:25), 8:25; Mon-Thu: (2:15, 4:25), 7:25. The Game Plan—Fri-Sat: (1:50, 4:20), 7, 9:30; Sun: (2:50, 5:20), 8; Mon-Thu: (1:50, 4:20), 7:10. The Kingdom—Fri-Sat: (1:35), 7:05; Sun: (2:35), 8:05; Mon-Thu: (1:35), 7:05. The Martian Child—Fri-Sat: (1:30, 4), 7:20, 9:50; Sun: (2:30, 5), 8:20; Mon-Thu: (1:30, 4), 7:20. Saw IV—Fri-Sat: (12:10, 2:25, 4:45), 7:30, 9:45; Sun: (1:10, 3:25, 5:45), 8:30; Mon-Thu: (2:25, 4:45), 7:30. The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising—Fri-Sat: (2:10, 4:30), 7:40, 10; Sun: (3:10, 5:30), 8:40; Mon-Thu: (2:10, 4:30), 7:40. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Sat: (1:45, 4:35), 7:15, 9:55; Sun: (2:45, 5:35), 8:15; Mon-Thu: (1:45, 4:35), 7:15. We Own the Night—Fri-Sat: (4:05), 10:05; Sun: (5:05); Mon-Thu: (4:05)

Wachovia IMAX Theater at Marbles Kids Museum

201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, 834-4040

Hurricane on the Bayou—Fri: 11 AM, 2, 4; Sat: 10 AM, 6; Sun: 12, 6; Tue-Thu: 11 AM, 2. Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure—Fri: 10 AM, 1, 3, 6; Sat: 11 AM, 1, 5; Sun: 1, 5; Tue-Thu: 10 AM, 1, 3. Sharks 3D—Fri: 12, 5; Sat: 12; Sun: 11 AM; Tue-Thu: 12. Transformers: The IMAX Experience—Fri: 7, 9:50; Sat: 2, 7, 9:50; Sun: 2, 7; Mon-Thu: 4, 7

Mission Valley Cinema

2109-124 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, 834-2233

30 Days of Night—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 4:10), 7:20, 9:40. American Gangster—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:45), 8. Bee Movie—Fri-Thu: (1, 3, 4:55), 7:05, 9:20. Saw IV—Fri-Thu: (1:30, 4:15), 7:15, 9:45. 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, Raleigh, 786-4511

Call theater for schedule.

Carmike Park Place 16

9525 Chapel Hill Rd, Morrisville, 645-1111

30 Days of Night—Fri-Mon: (1:20, 4:10). American Gangster—Fri-Sat: (12:30, 3:45), 7, 7:30, 10:15, 10:45; Sun-Mon: (12:30, 3:45), 7, 7:30, 10:15. Bee Movie—Fri-Mon: (12:30, 1, 2:45, 3:15, 5), 5:30, 7:15, 7:45, 9:30, 10. The Comebacks—Fri-Mon: (1, 3:05, 5:10), 7:15, 9:20. Dan in Real Life—Fri-Sat: (1:45, 4:30), 7:15, 9:35, 11:55; Sun-Mon: (1:45, 4:30), 7:15, 9:35. Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Mon: (4:15), 7:05, 9:50. The Game Plan—Fri-Mon: (1, 4), 7, 9:30. Gone Baby Gone—Fri-Mon: (1:20, 4:20), 7:10, 9:50. The Martian Child—Fri-Mon: (1:45, 4:30), 7, 9:30. Michael Clayton—Fri-Mon: (1, 4), 7, 9:50. Rendition—Fri-Mon: (1:10, 4:10). Saw IV—Fri-Sat: (1, 1:30, 3:15, 3:45), 5:30, 5:55, 7:45, 8:10, 10, 10:25; Sun-Mon: (1, 1:30, 3:15, 3:45), 5:30, 5:55, 7:45, 8:10, 10. Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure—Fri-Mon: (12:15, 1:15, 2:15). Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3D—Fri-Mon: (1:30, 3:30), 5:30, 7:30, 9:30. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Mon: (1:15, 4:10), 7, 9:45. We Own the Night—Fri-Mon: 7, 9:45

Raleigh Grande Cinema

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

Call theater for schedule.

Raleighwood Cinema Grill

Falls Village Shopping Center, Raleigh, 847-0326

Transformers—Fri-Sun: 3

Rialto Theater

1620 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, 856-0111

The Darjeeling Limited—Fri: 7, 9:20; Sat-Sun: (2, 4:30), 7, 9:20; Mon-Thu: 7, 9:20. The Rocky Horror Picture Show—Fri: 12 AM

Six Forks Station Cinema

9500 Forum Dr, Raleigh, 846-3904

Bee Movie—Fri-Thu: (1, 3, 5), 7:05, 9:20. Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 4), 7:15, 9:45. The Jane Austen Book Club—Fri-Thu: (1:30, 4:15), 7:05, 9:40. The Martian Child—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 4:05), 7:10, 9:30. Michael Clayton—Fri-Thu: (1:25, 4:20), 7:25, 9:45. Rendition—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:10), 7:20, 9:50

White Oak Village Cinema 14

1205 Timber Dr East, Garner, 676-FILM

30 Days of Night—Fri-Thu: (1:50, 4:35), 7:15, 10:10. American Gangster—Fri-Sun: (1, 2:20, 4:25, 5:50), 7:50, 9:35; Mon-Thu: (1, 4:25), 7:50; Mon-Thu: (1, 2:20, 4:25, 5:45), 7:50, 9:10. Bee Movie—Fri-Sun: (12:35, 1:30, 3, 4, 5:20), 6:20, 7:40, 8:45, 10:05; Fri-Sun: (12:35, 3, 5:20), 7:40, 10:05; Mon-Thu: (1:30, 2:40, 4, 5:20), 6:20, 7:40, 8:45, 10:05. The Comebacks—Fri-Sun: (2:10, 5:40), 8, 10:20; Mon-Thu: (2:10, 5:40), 8, 10:15. Dan in Real Life—Fri-Sun: (1:40, 4:10), 6:40, 9:20; Mon-Thu: (1:40, 4:05), 6:40, 9:20. The Game Plan—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:15), 6:50, 9:25. Gone Baby Gone—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 3:50), 7:10, 9:50. The Martian Child—Fri-Thu: (2, 4:45), 7:20, 10:15. Michael Clayton—Fri-Sun: (12:30, 3:15), 6:15, 9; Mon-Thu: (1:25, 4:10), 6:55, 9:40. Saw IV—Fri-Sun: (12:50, 2:40, 3:30, 5), 6:10, 7:30, 8:30, 9:55; Mon-Thu: (1:05, 2:30, 3:30, 5), 6:10, 7:30, 8:30, 9:55. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Sun: (12:40, 3:40), 7, 9:45; Mon-Thu: (1, 3:45), 7, 9:45

Durham

Carolina Theatre

309 W Morgan St, Durham, 560-3030

The Darjeeling Limited7:15, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:15. Into the Wild—7, 9:35. Also Sat-Sun 1:45, 2:45. New Year Baby—7, 9:35. Also Sat-Sun 1, 3:30.

Northgate Stadium 10

1056 W Club Blvd, Durham, 286-1001

Call theater for schedule.

Southpoint Cinemas

8030 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham, 676-3456

30 Days of Night—2:15 (Sun-Mon 2:10), 4:55 (Sun-Mon 4:45), 7:45 (Sun 7:20; Mon-Thu 7:30), 10:25 (Sun 10:10; Mon-Thu 9:55). Across the Universe —Fri-Sun 12:15, 6:40; Mon-Thu 12:50, 6:25. American Gangster--12, 2:30 (Mon-Thu 2), 3:30 (Mon-Thu 4:20), 6:05, 7 (Sun 6:50; Mon-Thu 7:45), 9:45 (Sun-Thu 9:30), 10:30 (Sun 10:15; No Mon-Thu). The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford—Sat-Sun 3:10, 9:35; Mon-Thu 6:25. The Bee Movie--11:30 (No Mon-Thu), 12:30 (No Mon-Thu), 1:45 (Mon-Thu 1:30), 2:50 (Mon-Thu 2:30), 4 (Mon-Thu 3:50), 5:15 (Mon-Thu 4:45), 6:15, 7:30 (Mon-Thu 7), 8:30, 9:45 (Mon-Thu 9:15). The Comebacks—Fri-Sun 4:25, 10:05; Mon-Thu 4, 9:45 (No Thu). Dan in Real Life—2:05 (Mon-Thu 1:45), 4:40 (Mon-Thu 4:55), 7:40 (Sun-Thu 7:15), 10:10 (Sun-Thu 9:40). The Game Plan—12:40 (Mon-Thu 2:50), 3:20, 6:05, 9:05 (Sun 8:40; Mon-Thu 8:35; No Fri). Gone Baby Gone—1:20, 4:05 (Mon-Thu 3:55), 6:45 (Mon-Thu 6:35), 9:20 (No Sat; Mon-Thu 9:10). Into the Wild—2:55, 6:10, 9:20 (No Mon-Thu). Martian Child--1 (Mon-Thu 1:10), 3:40, 6:35 (Sun-Thu 6:15), 9:10 (Sun-Thu 8:45). Michael Clayton—1:10 (Mon-Thu 1:35), 4:20 (Mon-Thu 4:25), 7:10, 9:55. Rendition—1:05, 6:30. Saw IV—12:45 (Mon-Thu 12:55), 3:05 (Mon-Thu 3:10), 3:55 (Mon-Thu 4:10), 5:30 (Mon-Thu 5:25), 8 (Sun-Thu 7:40), 9:30 (Sun-Thu 9:15), 10:30 (Sun-Thu 10). We Own the Night—1:35 (Mon-Thu 3:45), 7:25 (Mon-Thu 9:35). Why Did I Get Married?—1:15, 4:15 (Mon-Thu 4:05), 7:15 (Mon-Thu 6:45), 10 (Sun 9:50; Mon-Thu 8:35).

Carmike Wynnsong 15

1800 Martin Luther King Blvd, Durham, 489-9020

30 Days of Night—Fri-Sat: 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:40, 12:30 AM; Sun-Mon: 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:40. American Gangster—Fri-Sat: 12:30, 1, 3:45, 4:15, 7, 7:30, 10:15, 10:45; Sun-Mon: 12:30, 1, 3:45, 4:15, 7, 7:30, 10:15. Bee Movie—Fri-Sat: 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 5, 5:30, 5:55, 7:15, 7:45, 8:10, 9:30, 10, 11:45; Sun-Mon: 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 5, 5:30, 5:55, 7:15, 7:45, 8:10, 9:30, 10. Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Sat: 4:15, 7:05, 9:50, 12:30 AM; Sun-Mon: 4:15, 7:05, 9:50. Gone Baby Gone—Fri-Sat: 1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:50, 12:25 AM; Sun-Mon: 1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:50. The Martian Child—Fri-Sat: 1:45, 4:30, 7, 9:30, 12 AM; Sun-Mon: 1:45, 4:30, 7, 9:30. Michael Clayton—Fri-Sat: 1, 4, 7, 9:50, 12:30 AM; Sun-Mon: 1, 4, 7, 9:50. Saw IV—Fri-Sat: 1, 1:30, 2, 3:15, 3:45, 4:15, 5:30, 5:55, 7, 7:45, 8:10, 9:15, 10, 10:25, 11:30, 12:15 AM; Sun-Mon: 1, 1:30, 2, 3:15, 3:45, 4:15, 5:30, 5:55, 7, 7:45, 8:10, 9:15, 10. Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure—Fri-Mon: 1, 2, 3. 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-Mon: 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Sat: 1:15, 2:10, 7, 9:45, 10:15, 12:25 AM; Sun-Mon: 1:15, 2:10, 7, 9:45, 10:15

Chapel Hill

Chelsea Theater

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

Across the Universe—Fri: 9:30; Sat-Sun: (4:20), 9:30; Mon-Thu: 9:30. Gone Baby Gone—Fri: 7, 9:30; Sat-Sun: (2, 4:30), 7, 9:30; Mon-Thu: 7, 9:30. Lars and the Real Girl—Fri: 7:10, 9:20; Sat-Sun: (2:10, 4:40), 7:10, 9:20; Mon-Thu: 7:10, 9:20. Moliere (Moliere ou Le comedien malgre lui)—Fri: 7:15; Sat-Sun: (1:50), 7:15; Mon-Thu: 7:15

Lumina

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

American Gangster—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 4:30), 8. Bee Movie—Fri-Thu: (1, 3, 5), 7, 9:15. Elizabeth: The Golden Age—Fri-Thu: (1:30, 4:15), 7:10, 9:35. Michael Clayton—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 4), 7:15, 9:45. Rendition—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:20), 7:20, 9:50

Regal Timberlyne 6

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

American Gangster—Fri-Sat: (12:15, 3:45), 7:10, 10:40; Sun: (2, 5:30), 9; Mon-Thu: (1, 4:30), 8. Bee Movie—Fri-Sat: (12, 2:20, 4:40), 7, 9:20; Sun: (3, 5:15), 8, 10:20; Mon-Thu: (2, 4:15), 7. The Comebacks—Fri-Sat: (12:05, 2:25, 4:35), 7:40, 9:45; Sun: (3:25, 5:35), 8:40, 10:45; Mon-Thu: (2:25, 4:35), 7:40. Dan in Real Life—Fri-Sat: (12:10, 2:30, 4:50), 7:15, 9:55; Sun: (3:30, 5:50), 8:15, 10:55; Mon-Thu: (2:30, 4:50), 7:15. Saw IV—Fri-Sat: (12:20, 2:35, 4:55), 7:30, 10; Sun: (3:35, 5:55), 8:30, 11; Mon-Thu: (2:35, 4:55), 7:30. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri-Sat: (2, 4:45), 7:20, 9:50; Sun: (2:55, 5:45), 8:20, 10:50; Mon-Thu: (1:55, 4:45), 7:20

Varsity Theatre

123 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, 967-8665

The Darjeeling Limited—Fri: 7:10, 9:15; Sat-Sun: (2, 4:30), 7:10, 9:15; Mon-Thu: 7:10, 9:15. Into the Wild—Fri: 6:50, 9:30; Sat-Sun: (1:30, 4:10), 6:50, 9:30; Mon-Thu: 6:50, 9:30

Roxboro

Palace Theater

5050 Durham Rd, Roxboro, (336) 598-5050

30 Days of Night—Fri: (4:40), 7:05, 9:30; Sat: (1:50, 4:40), 7:05, 9:30; Sun: (1:50, 4:40), 7:05; Mon-Wed: (4:40), 7:05; Thu: (1, 4:05), 7:05, 9:30. American Gangster—Fri: (4:45), 7:40; Sat-Sun: (1:30, 4:45), 7:40; Mon-Wed: (4:45), 7:40; Thu: (1, 4:45), 7:40. Bee Movie—Fri: (4:55), 7:35, 9:35; Sat: (1:35, 3:35, 5:35), 7:35, 9:35; Sun: (1:35, 3:35, 5:35), 7:35; Mon-Wed: (4:55), 7:35; Thu: (1, 4:55), 7:35, 9:35. The Comebacks—Fri-Sat: (4:45), 9:20; Sun-Wed: (4:45); Thu: (4:45), 9:20. The Game Plan—Fri: (4:35), 7, 9:25; Sat: (1:55, 4:35), 7, 9:25; Sun: (1:55, 4:35), 7; Mon-Wed: (4:40), 7:05; Thu: (1, 4:35), 7, 9:25. Gone Baby Gone—Fri: 7; Sat-Sun: (2:05), 7; Mon-Wed: 7; Thu: (1), 7. The Martian Child—Fri: (4:50), 7:20, 9:40; Sat: (2:05, 4:50), 7:20, 9:40; Sun: (2:05, 4:50), 7:20; Mon-Wed: (4:50), 7:20; Thu: (1, 4:50), 7:20, 9:40. Saw IV—Fri: (4:45), 7:10, 9:30; Sat: (2, 4:45), 7:10, 9:30; Sun: (2, 4:45), 7:10; Mon-Wed: (4:45), 7:10; Thu: (1, 4:45), 7:10, 9:30. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?—Fri: (4:30), 7:10, 9:35; Sat: (1:45, 4:30), 7:10, 9:35; Sun: (1:45, 4:30), 7:10; Mon-Wed: (4:30), 7:10; Thu: (1, 4:30), 7:10, 9:35

Special Showings

Duke Screen/Society: Wed, Oct 31, 8 pm: Following Monk Film Series: Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser. Griffith Film Theater, Duke's West Campus.—Sun, Nov 4, 2 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:10 pm: Latin Am Film Fest: 2 pm: Devil's Miner; 3:30 pm: Camino a la Escuela / The Road to School; 4:10 pm: Education in Resistance. Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke's East Campus.—Mon, Nov 5, 7 pm: Latin Am Film Fest: Laberintos de la Memorial / Labyrinths of Memory. Followed by a Q&A with director Guita Schyfter. Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke's East Campus.

Latin American Film Festival Kick-Off: Thu, Nov 1, 7 pm: Sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies. The Global Education Center, UNC Campus.

NCSU Campus Cinema: Thu, Nov 1-Sun Nov 4: Ratatouille. --Thu, Nov 1-Sat, Nov 3: Once. Witherspoon Student Center, NCSU campus, Raleigh. www.ncsu.edu/cinema.

AV Geeks: Fri, Nov 2, 7 pm: Godzilla. Free. NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W Jones St, Raleigh. www.avgeeks.com.

NC Museum of Art: Fri, Nov 2, 8pm: Sansho the Bailiff. $5, $3.50 students. 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. ncartmuseum.org/events/films.shtml.

A Prince Among Slaves: Sat, Nov 3: True story of an African prince that was sold into slavery in the American South in 1788. Sponsored by the Cultural Enrichment Services, the African Studies Center at UNC, UNC Center for Civil Rights & the Hayti Heritage Center. The Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham.

Quebec Cinema Week: Mon, Nov 5, 7 pm: Stardom. Teer Engineering Library, Duke's West Campus.—Tue Nov 6, 7 pm: Gaz Bar Blues. Griffith Film Theatre, Duke's West Campus.—Wed, Nov 7, 2 pm: Lost & Delirious. Griffith Theatre, Duke's West Campus.—Wed, Nov 7, 8 pm: Delivrez-moi. Griffith Theatre, Duke's West Campus. Presented by the Duke Screen/Society.

Global Lens International Film Series: Tue, Nov 6, 1 pm, 5:20 pm: Barakat! Set in war-torn Algeria in the 1990's and follows two women on the dangerous search for the younger woman's husband. Galaxy Cinema, Cary.

  • Times are good from Friday, Nov. 2 through Thursday, Nov. 8.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in calendar



Twitter Activity

Most Recent Comments

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

by Tom Gern on Film times and brief film reviews (calendar)

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

by David Fellerath on Film times & brief film reviews (calendar)

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

by rgeddy on Film times & brief film reviews (calendar)

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

by Denise Prickett on Film times and brief film reviews (calendar)

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

by colony on Film times and brief film reviews (calendar)

Comments

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

by Tom Gern on Film times and brief film reviews (calendar)

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

by David Fellerath on Film times & brief film reviews (calendar)

Most Read

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation