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Movie times are good from Friday, June 8 through Thursday, June 14 except where noted.

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

Opening This Week

click to enlarge This must be Ocean's Thirteen's weekend to break the bank. - PHOTO BY MELINDA SUE GORDON/ WARNER BROS.
  • Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon/ Warner Bros.
  • This must be Ocean's Thirteen's weekend to break the bank.
HOSTEL: PART II—Some of us found metaphorical significance in the first Hostel, in which smug, entitled American males were held up as a species of Homo bush, and were ritually subjected to sadistic tortures in Eastern European dungeons. It's entirely possible that we were wrong: In this sequel, it's a group of young American women who are in for a very, very bad vacation east of the Carpathians. Fans of Welcome to the Dollhouse should note the presence of Heather Matarazzo. Rated R.

JOURNEY FROM THE FALL—This epic U.S. production from first-time feature director Ham Tran, financed almost entirely by the Vietnamese-American community, features the journey of a family separated in the wake of the 1975 fall of Saigon. After her husband, Long (Long Nguyen), a South Vietnam government loyalist, is imprisoned by the Communist regime in a brutal reeducation camp, Mai (Diem Lien), her young son and mother-in-law escape the country by boat in hopes of immigrating to America and starting a new life. While partially hamstrung by a disjointed, three-part narrative that dabbles in too much chronological hopscotching, the film's balance is a gorgeously shot, poignant saga told from an oft-ignored perspective on the Vietnam War and its diasporic aftermath. Tran fashions an emotionally moving, cinematically superb debut that, even during its more bloated intervals, remains captivating throughout. Rated R. —NM

OCEAN'S THIRTEEN—George Clooney catches up with the payments on that villa he owns on Lake Como. In addition to usual suspects Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle, the cast of millions includes Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino and Oprah Winfrey. Rated PG-13.

PARIS, JE T'AIME—This collection of 18 petites romances de quartiers (little neighborhood romances) employs a dazzling international array of writers, directors and actors that reflects the diversity of modern France. Some tales are realistic, some fantastical, and naturally, some are more engaging than others. Rather than intertwining stories, the narratives are linked by images; ubiquitous public displays of affection, the color of blood, physical collapse and the phrases that may or may not be found in guidebooks. Rated R. —LB

click to enlarge Arnold, Katey and Smudge surf into theaters this week. - PHOTO COURTESY OF SONY PICTURES
SURF'S UP—The en vogue practice of fashioning family films from the framework of successful documentaries continues with this amalgam of March of the Penguins (yep, another animated penguin flick) and surfer docs Step Into Liquid and Riding Giants. Fortunately, directors Ash Brannon (Toy Story 2) and Chris Buck employ a mockumentary format that tacitly acknowledges this filmmaking phenomenon, although the faux-verite gimmick grows wearisome even over an efficient 85-minute running time. Shia LaBeouf voices Cody Maverick, a young penguin who escapes the icy confines of his Antarctic home for the sunny beaches of the Penguin World Surfing Championship where he hopes to carry on the legacy of his idol, Big Z (Jeff Bridges). Unlike many of its animated contemporaries, this film chooses its celebrity voiceovers wisely with a cast that includes Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder and James Woods. Nonetheless, there is a noticeable lack of originality, a compelling plotline or vitality beyond the self-referential conceit. Rated PG. —NM

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

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. 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

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. Not rated. —LB

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

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

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

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. —NM

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

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

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

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. In County Cork, Ireland, in 1920, two well-educated brothers, Damien and Teddy (Cillian Murphy, surprisingly credible, and Padráic Delaney), join the Irish Republican Army to fight off the hated Black and Tans. 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

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. Bridge to Terabithia—1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55. Kickin' it Old Skool—1:35, 4:20, 7:15, 9:45. Miss Potter—1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50. Night at the Museum—1:25, 4, 7, 9:35. Next—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Norbit—1:30, 7:20. Perfect Stranger—1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:40. Premonition—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Reign Over Me—1:30, 4:20, 7, 9:45. Shooter—1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—1:10, 3:15, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40. The Ultimate Gift—4:20, 9:55. Vacancy—1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:30.

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—7:30, 9:50. Also Fri-Sat 12:10. Gracie—12:30, 2:50, 5:05. Hostel: Part II—12:30, 1 (No Tue-Wed), 2:45, 3:15, 5, 5:30, 7:15, 7:45, 9:30, 10. Also Fri-Sat 11, 11:45, 12, 12:15. Kidtoons Presents: Eloise in Hollywood—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Knocked Up—12:45, 4, 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. Mr. Brooks—1, 3:50, 7, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. Ocean's Thirteen—12, 1:30, 2:45, 4:15, 5:30, 7, 8:15, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 10:35, 11, 12:15. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—.12, 12:30, 3:30, 4, 7, 7:30. Also Fri-Sat 10:30. Shrek the Third—12:15, 12:45, 2:30, 3, 4:45, 5:15, 7, 7:30, 9:15, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 11:30. Spider-Man 3—1, 4, 7, 10. Also Fri-Sat 12. Surf's Up—12, 12:30, 1, 2:05, 2:40, 3:10, 4:10, 4:50, 5:20, 6:15, 7, 7:30, 8:20, 9:15, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 11:30.

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

Away from Her—7. Also Fri-Sun 4:30. Paris, Je T'Aime—7:05, 9:30. Also Fri-Sun 1:45, 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.

28 Weeks Later—9:30. Disturbia—1:50, 4:50, 8:20. Fracture—1, 4, 6:40, 9:10. Gracie—2:10, 4:40, 7:05. Hostel: Part II—12:20, 2:50, 5:40, 8, 10:30. Knocked Up—12:25, 1:25, 3:25, 4:20, 6:20, 7:15, 9:15, 10:20. Mr. Brooks—12:45, 3:55, 6:45, 10. Ocean's Thirteen—11:30am, 12:10, 12:55, 1:40, 2:20, 3, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 5:50, 6:35, 7:20, 8:15, 8:45, 9:25, 10:10. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—11:40am, 12:35, 1:30, 2:30, 3:10, 4:05, 5, 6:15, 7, 7:40, 8:25, 9:50. Shrek the Third—12noon, 1:10, 2:40, 3:35, 5:10, 6:25, 7:30, 8:50, 9:55. Spider-Man 3—11:55am, 3:05, 6:30, 9:35. Surf's Up—11:50am, 12:40, 2, 3:15, 4:15, 5:25, 6:50, 7:55, 9:05, 10:05.

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

Cheeni Kum—Fri-Sat 2:45, 9:45; Mon-Thu 7:30. Fool and Final—Fri-Sat 6:15, 9:45; Mon-Thu 3. Into Great Silence—1, 6:50. Janem Janem—Sun 3:30, 8:15. Journey from the Fall—1:05, 4, 6:55, 9:40. Little Heroes—Sun 12:45, 3, 6:15. Night at the Museum—Mon-Thu 11am, 1. Paris, Je T'Aime—1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:30. The Ritchie Boys—Sun 11am, 8. Three Mothers—Sun 1, 6. The Waitress—1:20, 4:15, 7:05, 9:20. The Wind that Shakes the Barley—1:10, 4:05, 7.

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

Bug, Gracie, Hostel: Part II, Knocked Up, Mr. Brooks, Ocean's Thirteen, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Shrek the Third, Spider-Man 3, Surf's Up. 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. Ocean's Thirteen—1:15, 4, 7:10, 9:45. Open Season—10am. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—1, 4:30, 8. Shrek the Third—1, 3, 5, 7:15, 9:15. Surf's Up—1, 3, 5, 7:05, 9:15.

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.

Hostel: Part II—12:30, 1, 2:45, 3:15, 5, 5:30, 7:15, 7:45, 9:30, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10:35, 11, 11:45, 12, 12:15. Kidtoons Presents: Eloise in Hollywood—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Knocked Up—12:45, 4, 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. Mr. Brooks—1, 3:50, 7, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. Ocean's Thirteen—12, 12:30, 1:30, 2:45, 3:15, 4:15, 5:30, 6, 7, 7:45, 8:15, 8:45, 9:40, 10:20. Also Fri-Sat 11, 1:30, 12:15. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—12, 12:30, 3:30, 4, 7, 7:30. Also Fri-Sat—10:30. Shrek the Third—12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15. Spider-Man 3—1, 4, 7, 10. Also Fri-Sat 12. Surf's Up—12, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:05, 2:40, 3:10, 3:40, 4:10, 4:50, 5:20, 5:50, 6:15, 7, 7:30, 8:20, 9:15, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 11:30.

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

Fracture—1:20, 4:25, 7:10, 10:05. Gracie—11:25 (No Mon-Thu), 1:50, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10. Hostel: Part II—12:20, 2:50, 5:40, 8, 10:30. Knocked Up—12, 3:30, 6:40, 9:40. Mr. Brooks—1:05, 4:05, 7:15, 10:20. Ocean's Thirteen—11:15 (No Mon-Thu), 12:50, 2, 3:40, 4:45, 6:30, 7:30, 9:15, 10:15. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—11:40 (No Mon-Thu), 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:15, 4:15, 5:20, 6:15, 7, 8:15, 9, 9:45. Shrek the Third—11:40 (No Mon-Thu), 12:40, 2:10, 3, 5, 5:45, 7:20, 8:40, 10. Spider-Man 3—12:05, 3:05, 6:20, 9:30. Surf's Up—11 (No Mon-Thu), 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50. Waitress—1, 3:50, 7:05, 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 (No Tue-Wed). Ocean's Thirteen—1:15, 4, 7:10, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 10:45. Over the Hedge—Tue-Wed 10am. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—12:45, 1:30, 4, 7:15, 8:15 (No Tue-Wed). Shrek the Third—12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Spider-Man 3—Fri-Mon 4:45. Surf's Up—1, 3, 5, 7:05, 9:15. Also Fri-Sat 11.

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

28 Weeks Later—12:05, 2:50, 6:20, 8:50. Gracie—12:50, 3:40, 6:05, 8:30. Knocked Up—1:10, 4:30, 7:30, 10:25. Mr. Brooks—1:20, 4:25, 7:20, 10:20. Ocean's Thirteen—12:10, 1:30, 3:10, 4:15, 6:10, 7:10, 9, 10:10. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—12:15, 1, 2, 3:50, 4:50, 5:50, 7:40, 8:40, 9:45. Shrek the Third—12:40, 1:40, 3:20, 4, 5:40, 6:40, 8:10, 9:35. Surf's Up—12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20. Spider-Man 3—12:20, 3:30, 6:50, 10.


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

Cinemas closed until August for renovations.

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

Free Summer Movies Series: Rugrats: The Movie & Flushed Away—Tue-Wed 10am. Hostel: Part II—11:35, 1:55, 4:35, 7:25, 10:05. Knocked Up—12:20, 3:20, 7:05, 9:55. Mr. Brooks—11:20, 2:05, 4:50, 7:35, 10:15. Ocean's Thirteen—11:25, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:25. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—11:30, 2:30, 3, 6:30, 7, 10, 10:30. Shrek the Third—11:15, 11:45, 1:40, 2:15, 4:05, 4:30, 6:45, 7:15, 9:05, 9:30. Spider-Man 3—11:50, 3:05, 6:35, 9:40. Surf's Up—12, 2:20, 4:40, 6:50, 9.

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

Gracie—3:20 (Mon-Thu 3:30), 6:25. Hostel: Part II—1:45, 5:30, 7:50 (Sun-Thu 7:45), 10:15 (Sun-Thu 10). Knocked Up—12:30, 1:30, 3:25, 4:25. Also Fri-Sat 6:30, 7:15, 9:20, 10:05; Mon-Thu 6:40, 7:25, 9:35, 10:30. Mr. Brooks—1:10, 4, 7:05, 10 (Sun-Thu 9:50). Ocean's Thirteen—11:30 (No Mon-Thu), 12:15, 1, 2:15, 3, 3:50, 6:05, 6:55 (Sun-Thu 6:45), 7:35 (Sun-Thu 7:30), 9:05 (Sun-Thu 8:50). Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—Fri-Sun 11:35, 12:30, 1:15, 4:30, 5:15, 8, 8:50, 9:40; Mon-Thu 12:55, 1:50, 4:30, 5:20, 8, 8:45, 9:40. Shrek the Third—12, 1:30, 2:30, 3:45, 4:45, 6:10, 7, 8:25, 9:15. Spider-Man 3—11:40 (No Mon-Thu), 2:40, 6:30, 9:30. Surf's Up—11:45 (No Mon-Thu), 12:40, 2, 2:45. Also Fri-Sat 4:10, 5, 6:20, 7:15, 8:35, 9:30; Sun-Thu 4:05, 4:50, 6:15, 7, 8:25, 9:10. Waitress—12:25 (Mon-Thu1:10), 3:20 (Mon-Thu 3:40), 6:20, 8:55.

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, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50. Also Fri-Sat 12:10. Gracie—12:30 (No Tue-Wed), 2:50 (No Tue-Wed), 5:05, 7:20, 9:35. Hostel: Part II—12:30, 1, 2:45, 3:15, 5, 5:30, 7:15, 7:45, 9:30, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10:35, 11, 11:45, 12:15. Kidtoons Presents: Eloise in Hollywood—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Knocked Up—12:45, 4, 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:25. Mr. Brooks—1, 3:50, 7, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 12:20. Ocean's Thirteen—12, 1:30, 2:45, 4:15, 5:30, 7, 7:30, 8:15, 9:40, 10:10. Also Fri-Sat 11, 12:15. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—12, 3:30, 7, 7:30. Also Fri-Sat 10:30. Shrek the Third—12:15, 12:45, 2:30, 3, 4:45, 5:15, 7, 9:15. Also Fri-Sat 11:30. Spider-Man 3—1, 4, 7, 10. Also Fri-Sat 12. Surf's Up—12, 12:30, 1, 2:05, 2:40, 3:10, 4:10, 4:50, 5:20, 6:15, 7, 8:20, 9:15. Also Fri-Sat 11:30.

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.

Bridge to Terabithia (Outdoor Screen)—8:30. Knocked Up—1:30, 4:20, 7:20, 9:55. Madagascar (Outdoor Screen)—Tue-Wed 10am. Ocean's Thirteen—1:15, 4, 7:10, 9:45. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—12, 3:30, 7, 10:15. Shrek the Third—12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Surf's Up—1, 3, 5:05, 7:05, 9:15.

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.

Paris, Je T'Aime—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—Sat-Sun 1, 3, 5. Fracture—7, 9:30.


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

Call for shows and times.

Special Showings

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The Triangle Indie Film Meetup Group: Events posted at

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.

The Prince of Egypt: Sat, Jun 9, 11 am: Animated film from 1998 that told the story of Moses. Shown as part of the museum's Temples and Tombs Egyptian exhibit. $3. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.

Wild Style: Thu, Jun 14, 7 pm: The classic hip-hop and graffiti flick from 1982, full of great subway shots, break dancing, freestyle MC-ing and rare footage of Grandmaster Flash pulling off an awesome scratch-mix set on a pair of ancient turntables. Nasher Museum auditorium, Duke Campus. Free.

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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