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Movie times are good from Friday, June 1 through Thursday, June 7 except where noted.

Film Capsules

Our rating system uses zero to four stars. If a movie has no rating, it has not been reviewed by Laura Boyes (LB), Godfrey Cheshire (GC), David Fellerath (DF), Kathy Justice (KJ), Sarah Lupton (SL), Neil Morris (NM) or Zack Smith (ZS).

Opening This Week

FOOL AND FINAL—It's a mad mad mad mad chase after a pricey diamond in this frantic slapstick comedy starring Shahid Kapoor, Sonny Deol and countless others. The exhausting trailer has been showing for months, a tangle of gangsters and innocents, boxing, bar girls, bikes, doubles, drivers, dupes and on and on. —LB

GRACIE—Based on the true-life events of actress Elisabeth Shue and her family, this sports-inspired flick from her husband, director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth), tells the story of a high school girl's entry into the hard-knocks world of boys' competitive soccer after the untimely death of her older brother. Set in a smoggy Jersey landscape during the late '70s, the film turns quickly from mid-grade sports melodrama to a tale of family strength and acceptance. See full review on page 61. Rated PG-13. —KJ

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

MR. BROOKS—Perennial nice guy Kevin Costner flashes a dark side as the titular Earl Brooks, a successful family man who also happens to be a pathological serial killer goaded on by an ever-present imaginary devil on his shoulder (William Hurt, in full-bloom bravura). The film realizes its delectable delirium most when wallowing in the machinations of Brooks' murderous delectation. However, this potentially compelling character study—a kind of middle-aged American Psycho—becomes hijacked by some infuriating subplotting, including a police detective played by Demi Moore and her Lifetime Movie of the Week countenance. Rated R. Reviewed on page 59. —NM

THE VALET—A French farce that shows the evidence of the still-breathing tradition of Feydeau, this Parisian romp nonetheless looks to recent American multiplex comedies for inspiration: François, the sweet but loserly valet of the title, lives in pizza 'n' Playstation squalor with his even hornier loser pal. François, however, at least has a dream: marriage to his life-long love Emilie, a struggling bookshop owner. Meanwhile, in a sharper part of Paris, a sleazy businessman is scheming to ditch his wife in favor of a young supermodel, and soon events conspire to bring these disparate players together for a painless—if hardly sidesplitting—85 minutes. The film is passable chiefly because of its exceptional cast: Daniel Auteuil, Kristin Scott Thomas, Virginie Ledoyen and, as the title character, Gad Elmaleh. Best of all, though, is Alice Taglioni in the unexpectedly touching role of a Heidi Klum-like model. Rated PG-13. —DF

THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY—The clashing interests within revolutionary Ireland are ably dramatized here, but director Ken Loach looks also at the human stakes and the price people are willing—and unwilling—to pay for their ideals. The film opens in 1920, in an Ireland that is suffering from the presence of the Black and Tans, a division of thugs sent by Britain to terrorize the Irish. In response, two well-educated brothers from County Cork, Damien and Teddy (Cillian Murphy, surprisingly credible, and Padráic Delaney), join the Irish Republican Army. Their story takes us through two conflicts: the successful one against British dominion that resulted in the Irish Free State, and then the civil war that followed the peace, when the British shrewdly turned the Irish against themselves. This film, which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes last year, presents the bloodshed as dreadful but inevitable, the natural outcome when opposing political interests cannot be reconciled. Not rated. —DF

Current Releases

28 WEEKS LATER—A zombie movie for the art house rather than the grindhouse, the Juan Carlos Fresnadillo-directed follow-up to Danny Boyle's arty shocker 28 Days Later returns us to post-apocalyptic Britain and another outbreak of the plague that turns the living into ravenous undead. Like many sequels, it follows the original formula faithfully, but with slightly diminished returns. Empty London is still spooky, but the horror chops are too obviously concocted in the editing room. Robert Carlyle stars. Rated R. —GC

AFTER THE WEDDING—Partly steeped in the precepts of Dogme filmmaking, Danish director Susanne Bier fashions an exquisite emotional sledgehammer replete with such family melodrama as misidentified paternity, terminal illness and marital infidelity. The film's lack of mystery conjures an air of redundancy by the tail end of its two-hour running time. However, its raw hyper-realism manifests into something tangible and powerful thanks to a first-rate cast and, moreover, Bier's impressive panoply of handheld camerawork and visual intimacy. Rated R. —NM

AWAY FROM HER—Terrific performances by Julie Christie as a woman afflicted with Alzheimer's and Gordon Pinsent as her concerned husband anchor this smart, sensitively wrought Canadian drama, which marks a hugely impressive debut as writer-director by 28-year-old actress Sarah Polley. Adapted from an Alice Munro short story, the film avoids disease-of-the-week clichés and Ingmar Bergmanesque angst alike in charting how people deal with overwhelming challenges, ultimately it is a very moving and resonant love story. With Olympia Dukakis. Rated PG-13. —GC

BUG—Based on the play by Tracy Letts, Bug doesn't quite make the full transition from stage to screen. The story takes place in a run-down motel room, permanently occupied by resident Agnes (Ashley Judd). When Peter Evans (Michael Shannon) shows up one night, the pair discovers a bug infestation, of which the spectator never sees any real evidence. Judd delivers a convincing performance as a gritty, uneducated bar waitress prone to manipulation by both her ex-con ex-husband (Harry Connick Jr.) and Peter and his unlikely past. The prolonged climax is sure to raise heart rates—either that or make you shake your head and scoff—but does little to clearly tie together the loose ends, perhaps for the purpose of dropping the viewer back into the real world in a similar state of heightened paranoia. Rated R. —SL

CHEENI KUM (LESS SUGAR)—The arrogant chef of a swank Indian restaurant in London (Amitabh Bachchan) is surprised to find himself entranced by a wry career woman half his age (Tabu). Written and directed by R. Balki, this Western style romance was penned specifically for its stars. They appear to relish playing characters who beg neither the audience, nor each other, for approval. Amitabh plays the good Indian boy, who, even at 64, comes home to his mother (the delightful 92-year-old Zohra Sehgal) but proposes by announcing to his beloved that marriage is the price men pay for sex, and sex is the price women pay for marriage. Commercial Hindi cinema has been stretching boundaries, and Amitabh, its number one star, is at the vanguard, daring his billions of fans to follow his experimentation. Not rated. —LB

DISTURBIA—This Rear Window for the YouTube generation has a sound set-up. A troubled teen, Kale (Shia LaBeouf), sentenced to three months house arrest for slugging his teacher, whiles away his time spying on neighbors using binoculars, camcorders and sundry tech gadgets, including leering at a comely girl-next-door (Sarah Roemer). His pastime reaps benefits once Kale becomes convinced that a neighbor (David Morse) is a serial killer. Problems emerge in the final act when the breezy yet taut narrative is cast aside for formulaic chills and thrills that never tie into its earlier themes of voyeurism, modern surveillance and suburban malaise. Rated PG-13. —NM

FRACTURE—Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins don't disgrace themselves in this Agatha Christie-esque mystery about a murderous engineer (Hopkins) who confesses to killing his wife and proceeds to manipulate the case to his advantage. Some clever dialogue and a decent twist at the end can't overcome the flat characters and padded-out plot. Rated R.—ZS

GEORGIA RULEOne of the great national myths is the restorative power of the small town. Once again, a car pulls up to the curb of a weathered clapboard house with a tidy garden, and a feisty grandma (Jane Fonda) appears, ready to heal the prodigal. Why Fonda and her daughter (Felicity Huffman) tussle is back-burnered—the better to focus on granddaughter Lindsay Lohan's more lurid trauma. Still, they all act the bejeezus out of their underwritten parts: Fonda looks great and has managed to score the only bias-cut chenille bathrobe in Idaho, while Huffman plays a drunk, always good for an Academy nod. But Lohan steals the show with her instinctive insights into the demons of a slutty, underaged party girl. Rated PG-13. —LB

HOT FUZZ—Pop-culture references litter the screen in this British satire, from buddy-cop films to Agatha Christie to horror flicks like The Omen and The Wicker Man, but it's hard to parody material that is already beyond parodying: When screenwriter Edgar Wright fashions an extended finale that references Point Break and Bad Boys II, it is difficult to divine where the setup ends and the punchline begins. Rated R. —NM

INTO GREAT SILENCE—A nonfiction tour de force, Philip Gröning's voyage into the life of a Carthusian monstery high in the French Alps offers no interviews, historical background, voice-over commentary, etc. Rather, it is a vision of the monastic life that both embraces and exudes the spiritual calm it observes. So entrancing that its 162 minutes can seem short, the film evokes the contemplative life with serenely gorgeous images of monks in their worship and solitude, and an intentness akin to meditation. —GC

THE NAMESAKE—Gogol Ganguli is mortified by his first name, a mark of his Indian parents' eccentricity. What possessed his father to name him after his favorite author, the Russian Nikolai Gogol? Gogol struggles to decide what's meaningful to him amidst the masala of his suburban American life and his family's stubborn Bengali traditions. Director Mira Nair and screenwriter Sooni Taraporevala's richly textured adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel is unusually faithful to the book's spirit, a meditation on how the most meaningful personal rebellions sometimes have deeply conservative roots. Rated PG-13. —LB

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

SHOOTOUT AT LOKHANDWALA—Based on "true rumors," this thriller depicts a real-life 1991 police encounter in a Mumbai suburb, when several hundred cops assaulted a gangster's apartment. Shootout boasts an all-star cast (Sanjay Dutt, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vivek Oberoi) so as not to be mistaken for a documentary. Not rated. —LB

SHREK THE THIRD—This burnished money grab jettisons the razor-sharp wit and offbeat charm of its predecessors for a stream of somnolence that, sans its pedigree and production budget, could be mistaken for a direct-to-DVD release. Toss in a lazily written coup d'etat by Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) and the half-hearted injection of Arthurian lore into the Grimm milieu, and the sudden illumination that greets your exit from the theater should provide more than enough sensory overload to dispel any scintilla of this film still sparking your synapses. Rated PG. —NM

SPIDER-MAN 3—While this could be the best third act in any movie series based on a comic book, much of the webbing is starting to look threadbare. The last leg of this now-trilogy represents the climax to a story arc about three carefree friends—Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) and Harry Osborn (James Franco)—each ripped from their innocent nonage and transfigured by death and sundry life-altering circumstances. Elaborate special effects sequences do not disappoint, but the screenplay squanders its potential for the safety of genre strictures. Rated PG-13. —NM

VACANCY—Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale play an unpleasant L.A. couple who find themselves stuck at a run-down motel where the voyeuristic staff is a bit ... hostile. Rated R. —ZS

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

Times are subject to change, and we recommend calling ahead to confirm.


Beaver Creek Cinema 12
Beaver Creek Shopping Center, off NC 55, Apex. 676-3456.

Call for shows and times.

Blue Ridge 14
600 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. 282-9003.

300—1, 4, 7, 9:45. Are We Done Yet?—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Aqua Teen Hunger Force—1:20, 3:30, 5:40, 7:50, 10. Bridge to Terabithia—1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55. Grindhouse—2, 5:40, 9:15. The Last Mimzy—1:15, 3:25, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55. Night at the Museum—1:25, 4, 7, 9:35. Norbit—1:30, 4:15, 7:20, 9:55. Pathfinder—2, 4:20, 7:10, 9:30. Premonition—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. The Reaping—1, 3:20, 5:35, 7:50, 10:05. Shooter—1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3—1:10, 3:15, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40. The Ultimate Gift—1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40.

Brier Creek Stadium 14
8611 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh. 484-9994.

Call for shows and times.

Carmike Cinema
5501 Atlantic Springs Rd, Raleigh. 645-1111.

28 Weeks Later—12:30 (No Sat-Sun), 2:50 (No Sat-Sun), 5:10, 7:30, 9:50. Also Fri-Sat 10:10am, 12:10. Delta Farce—12:15, 5:10, 10. Also Fri-Sat 11:15am, 11:30. Disturbia—1:45, 7. Also Fri-Sat 11:15am, 11:30. Georgia Rule—2:30, 7:20. Kidtoons Presents: Eloise in Hollywood—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—12, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 11, 11:30, 12am. Shrek the Third—12:15, 12:45, 1:15, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 7, 7:30, 8, 9:15, 9:45, 10:15. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30, 12am. Spider-Man 3—12, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 12am. Vacancy—4:30, 9:30.

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

Away from Her—7. Also Fri-Sun 4:30. The Valet—7:15, 9:20. Also Fri-Sun 2:15, 4:15. The Wind that Shakes the Barley—9:15. Also Fri-Sun 1:30.

Crossroads 20
501 Caitboo Ave, Crossroads Shopping Center, Cary. 226-2000.

Call for shows and times.

Galaxy Cinema
770 Cary Towne Blvd, Cary. 463-9989,

Away From Her—1:10, 4:15, 7:05. Cheeni Kum—Fri-Sun 6:15, 9:40; Mon-Thu 2:45. Fool N Final—Fri-Sun 2:45, 9:45; Mon-Thu 7:30. Into Great Silence—1, 6:45. The Namesake—4:10, 9:30. Shoot Out at Lokhandwala—Fri-Sun 9:45. The Valet—1:20, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15. The Waitress—1:15, 4:05, 7:10, 9:25. The Wind that Shakes the Barley—1:05, 4, 7, 9:35.

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

28 Weeks Later, Bug, Delta Farce, Georgia Rule, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Shrek the Third, Spider-Man 3. Call for times.

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

The Greatest Places, Mystery of the Nile, Mystic India, Sharks 3D, Spider-Man 3. Call for times.

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

Knocked Up—1:30, 4:20, 7:20, 9:55. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—12:45, 2, 4, 5:15, 7:30, 9:15. Shrek the Third—1, 3, 5, 7:15, 9:15. Spider-Man 3—1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10.

Movies at North Hills 14
4150 Main at North Hills St, Raleigh. 786-4511.

Call for shows and times.

Park Place 16
9525 Chapel Hill Rd, Morrisville. 645-1111.

28 Weeks Later—12:30 (No Sat-Sun), 2:50 (No Sat-Sun), 5:10, 7:30, 9:50. Also Fri-Sat 10:10am, 12:10. Bug—12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50. Also Fri-Sat 10:10am, 12:10. Delta Farce—1, 9. Also Fri-Sat 10:50am. Georgia Rule—1:45, 8:45. Kidtoons Presents: Eloise in Hollywood—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—12, 12:30, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:15, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30. Also Fri-Sat—10am, 10:15am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 11, 11:30, 12am. Shrek the Third—12:15, 12:45, 1:15, 1:45, 2:30, 3, 3:15, 3:30, 4, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 6:15, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9:15, 9:45, 10:15. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 10:45, 11:30, 12am. Spider-Man 3—12, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 12am.

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

28 Weeks Later—Fri-Mon 11:45, 2:25, 4:55, 7:30, 10:10; Tue-Thu 12:35, 3:05, 6:25, 9:30. Bug—Fri-Mon 12, 2:40, 5:10, 8, 10:30; Tue-Thu 1:35, 4:15, 7:05, 9:40. Disturbia—3:25, 9:45. Fracture—12:25, 3, 5:40, 9:05. Georgia Rule—Fri-Mon 11:15, 2, 5:20, 7:55, 10:35; Tue-Thu 11:15, 2, 4:40, 7:50, 10:25. Hot Fuzz—12:30, 6:45. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—11:30 (No Tue-Thu), 12:15, 1, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4, 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, 7, 7:40, 7:40, 8:30, 9:15, 10, 10:45 (No Mon-Thu). Shrek the Third—11 (No Tue-Thu), 11:55 (Tue-Thu 12), 12:40, 1:25, 2:10, 2:55, 3:40, 4:25, 5:05, 5:50, 6:35, 7:20, 8:05, 8:50, 9:35, 10:20 (No Tue-Thu). Spider-Man 3—Fri-Sun 11:10am, 12:50, 2:15, 4:15, 6:10, 7:25, 9:20, 10:40; Mon-Thu 12:50, 3:50, 5:35, 6:55, 8:45, 9:55.

Raleighwood Cinema Grill
Falls Village Shopping Center, Raleigh. 847-0326.

Call for shows and times.

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

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

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

Mr. Brooks—1:30, 4:15, 7:20, 9:50. Pirates of the Caribbean—12 (No Sun-Thu), 1, 3:30, 4:30, 7, 8, 10:15. Shrek the Third—12:30 (No Sun-Thu), 1:15, 2:45, 3:30, 5, 5:45, 7:15, 8, 9:30, 10:15. Spider-Man 3—1, 4, 7:10, 10.

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

28 Weeks Later—12:10, 3, 7:50, 10:25. Bug—1, 4, 7:10, 10. Disturbia—1:50, 4:40, 7:55, 10:35 (Mon-Thu 10:30). Georgia Rule—11:55, 2:45, 5:55, 8:50. The Invisible—12:15, 3:40, 7:40, 10:05. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:20, 10:15. Shrek the Third—11:45, 12:45, 1:40, 2:15, 3:15, 4:15, 5, 5:45, 6:45, 8:15, 9:05, 9:45. Spider-Man 3—12, 1:15, 3:50, 4:50, 7, 8, 10:30 (Mon-Thu 10:10).


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

Closed until August for renovations.

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

Bug—11:25, 2, 4:45, 7:25, 9:50. Disturbia—10:10. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—10:30, 11, 11:30, 12, 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 6:05, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 10, 10:15, 10:30, 11. Shrek the Third—11:15, 11:45, 12:15, 1:40, 2:10, 2:40, 4, 4:30, 5, 6:45, 7:15, 7:40, 9, 9:30, 10:05. Spider-Man 3—11:50, 12:20, 3, 3:30, 6:35, 7:05, 9:40.

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

28 Weeks Later—Fri-Mon 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15. Bug—Fri-Mon 1:05, 3:45, 7:30, 10:10 (Mon 10:05). Fracture—Fri-Mon 1:15, 7:10. Georgia Rule—1:25, 4, 6:35, 9:15 (No Sun; Mon 9:10). Hot Fuzz—Fri-Mon 4:30, 10 (Mon 9:45). Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—Fri-Mon 11, 11:35, 12:05, 12:40, 1:20, 2, 3:10, 3:55, 4:35, 5:15, 7:45, 8:25, 9:05, 9:50, 10:30 (No Mon). Shrek the Third—Fri-Mon 11:15, 11:50, 12:20, 1, 1:40, 2:20, 2:55, 3:35, 4:15, 4:55, 6:45, 7:25, 8, 8:45, 9:20. Also Sun 10. Spider-Man 3—Fri-Mon 11:30, 12:50, 2:40, 4:10, 6:30, 7:15, 9:30, 10:25 (Mon 10:15). Waitress—Fri-Mon 12:25, 3:25, 6:25, 9:35 (Mon 9:10). Call for additional times.

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

Closed until further notice.

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

28 Weeks Later—12:30 (No Sat-Sun), 2:50 (No Sat-Sun), 5:10, 7:30, 9:50. Also Fri-Sat 10:10am, 12:10. Delta Farce—4:10, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 11:50. Disturbia—10. Fracture—8. Georgia Rule—1:15, 7. Also Fri-Sat 10:30am. Kidtoons Presents: Eloise in Hollywood—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—12, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 6:15, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9:15, 9:45, 10:15. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 11, 11:30, 12am. Shrek the Third—12:15, 12:45, 1:15, 1:45, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 6:15, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9:15, 9:45, 10:15. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 10:45, 11:30, 12am. Spider-Man 3—12, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 12am.

Chapel Hill

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

Away from Her—7:10, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2:10, 4:40. Into Great Silence—7:30. Also Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:30. The Wind that Shakes the Barley—7, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:20.

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

Knocked Up—1:30, 4:20, 7:20, 9:55. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—12 (No Sun-Thu), 1, 3:30, 4:30, 7, 8, 10:15. Shrek the Third—12:30, 1, 2:45, 3:15, 5, 5:30, 7:15, 7:45, 9:30, 10. Wild Hogs (Outdoor Screen)—Fri-Sat 8:30.

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

Call for shows and times.

123 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 967-8665.

The Valet—7:10, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2:10, 4:30. Waitress—7, 9:20. Also Sat-Mon 2, 4:20.


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

Bridge to Terabithia—7. Also Sat-Mon 1, 3, 5. Ghost Rider—9.


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

Delta Farce—4:15. Also Fri-Mon 11:05; Mon-Thu 4:15. Georgia Rule—7:10. Also Fri-Mon 1:15; Thu 1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—Call for times. Shrek the Third—Call for times. Spider-Man 3—Call for times.

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Creature from the Haunted Sea: Fri, Jun 1, 7 pm: A Roger Corman quickie from 1961, this film was made in three days and is today considered "One of the 50 Worst Movies Ever Made." Free. NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W Jones St, Raleigh. 733-7450,

America: Freedom to Fascism: Fri, Jun 8, 8 pm: "Serious but with humor," this Aaron Russo film exposes "the great fraud that is being perpetuated on the American people." Discussion follows film. Open Eye Cafe, 101 S Greensboro St, Carrboro., 968-9410.

13th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival: Wilmington festival seeks submissions from independent filmmakers and video artists. Cucalorus is a non-competitive showcase of features, shorts and documentaries from around the world. Formats: 35mm, 16mm, various video formats. All entries on DVD or VHS must include entry form, one lovely poem and fee, $30 if received by June 10, $40 if received by July 10. Entry form online at


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

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)

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