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Movie times are good from Friday, July 27 through Thursday, August 2 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

CASH—This Bollywood offering is a heist flick set in Cape Town, starring Ajay Devgan, Suniel Shetty and Shamita Shetty. Not rated.

HOT ROD—A budding Evel Knievel must make a daring jump to pay for his loathed stepfather's heart surgery. SNL's Andy Samberg is the star, and this film features an unusually hefty cast for its apparently modest aspirations: Sissy Spacek, Ian MacShane, Will Arnett and Isla Fisher. Rated PG-13.

I KNOW WHO KILLED ME—It's hard to know which is more sadly ironic about this Lindsay Lohan vehicle, the title or the plot: A bright, promising young woman is abducted and subjected to the tortures of a serial killer. Rated R.

NO RESERVATIONS—The elaborate dishes of a persnickety chef (Catherine Zeta-Jones) reflect her need to control her emotional life. When faced with the sudden guardianship of her orphaned 8-year-old niece (Abigail Breslin) and the simultaneous arrival of a free-spirited sous chef (Aaron Eckert), her careful existence becomes threatened. Based on the 2001 German film Mostly Martha, this film by director Scott Hicks (Shine) showcases pop culture's favorite new creative artist, the chef, in an engaging romance for adults. Rated PG. —LB

RESCUE DAWN—In his first Hollywood production, an adaptation of his own 1998 documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly, Werner Herzog serves up a sharply crafted, dramatic account of German-born Navy pilot Dieter Dengler being shot down over Laos in the Vietnam War, then enduring a hellish imprisonment and arduous escape odyssey. Though it's more a straightforward genre picture minus much of Herzog's visionary idiosyncrasy, the film boasts terrific performances by Christian Bale (as Dengler), Jeremy Davies and Steve Zahn, and has extra emotional heft due to the German auteur's obvious identification with his subject. Rated PG-13. —GC

THE SIMPSONS MOVIE—After 20 years and 400 episodes, the movie arrives. Rated PG-13.

click to enlarge Sunshine opens Friday throughout the Triangle. - PHOTO COURTESY OF FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES
SUNSHINETrainspotting director Danny Boyle once looked like England's most promising young filmmaker, but his luster has sadly faded after three movies based on the feeble writings of Alex Garland. Like The Beach and 28 Days Later, this $40 million would-be sci-fi epic is little more than a nifty premise in search of drama and resonance. The tale of astronauts on a mission to revive our dying sun hopes for the profundity of 2001/Solaris or the thrills of Alien, but misses both; it's all sleek visuals and thematic vacancy. Cillian Murphy and Michelle Yeoh star. Rated R. —GC

WHO'S YOUR CADDY?—Big Boi plays a rap mogul who is denied admission to a snooty country club. Somehow, we're catching a whiff of whatever Bill Murray is smoking and Rodney Dangerfield is drinking. Is this a rip-off of Caddyshack or a remake? You be the judge. Or not. Rated PG-13.

Current Releases

1408—Stephen King certainly has a knack, but sometimes the transfer to the big screen of a murder scene or an icy-fingered specter can turn into a bungled and trite affair (anyone seen Secret Window?). 1408 tells the tale of Mike Enslin (John Cusack), a writer and debunker of the paranormal who insists on checking into a haunted New York hotel room. The set-up is chilling, promising waves of terror with each evil glare from the hotel management, but once inside the ill-starred room where a whopping total of 56 guests have previously expired, the film descends into formulaic horror fare. Rated PG-13. —KJ

CAPTIVITY—Following in the footsteps of torture-tease cinema (Saw, Hostel and Turista), director Roland Joffé (The Scarlet Letter, City of Joy) whips up a tale of female domination and captivation that's as sleazy as the ear-and-eyeball cocktail a hooded thug serves up in the first half of the film. But where other torture-teasers match plot and style tête-à-tête, Joffé ramps up the evil setting (a dark labyrinth of torture chambers complete with rusty medical equipment and hydrochloric acid-dripping shower heads) and leaves the plot somewhere on the cutting-room floor. Basically a vapid rip-off of Saw with an emphasis on female degradation, Captivity emphasizes the role of the Final Girl (Elisha Cuthbert), who is armed with wit and a shiny new shotgun in the last moments of heart-pounding terror. Sick and sadistic, this is no more than horrific smut-house cinema. Rated R. —KJ

EAGLE VS SHARK—This feature film debut from director Taika Cohen (aka Taika Waititi) has been compared with Napoleon Dynamite since both movies are about social misfits floundering to discover their relevance and self-worth. Lily (Loren Horsley), a wistful, timid fast-food worker, becomes smitten with one of her customers, another oddball named Jarrod (Jemaine Clement). After an amusing opening act, a trip to Jarrod's hometown and his archetypal eccentric family ushers an inconsistent mood and monotonous narrative into a Sundance-workshopped script that is quirky for quirky's sake. Rated R. —NM

EVAN ALMIGHTY—Ubiquitous funnyman Steve Carell fronts this tale of a new-age Noah who is out to save humanity from, well, itself. Reviving his role as pompous news anchor Evan Baxter (from the previous Bruce Almighty), Carell plays a newly elected state representative who becomes a Biblical hero when God (Morgan Freeman, of course) charges the House newbie with saving humanity from a—gasp!—giant flood. Despite the film's good will, the plot holes are big enough to suck down this ship. Carell's madcap comedy is overwrought and defiantly unfunny, causing the comedic cast to come up short. John Goodman, Lauren Graham and Wanda Sykes are left high and dry with two-bit one-liners. Rated PG. —KJ

HAIRSPRAY—The 1988 film Hairspray was indie-film maverick John Waters' valentine to his high school BFF, the flamboyant plus-size drag queen Divine. A Utopian view of rock 'n' roll and rhythm 'n' blues as a powerful force for good, the euphoric Hairspray embraces the pleasantly plump and the oppositely colored, without explicitly voicing Waters' real plea, acceptance of the differently oriented. John Travolta, as Edna Turnblad, is clearly enjoying himself in a fable that asserts one can be oneself and still be catnip to the cutest boy in town. Rated PG. —LB

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX—Adapted from the first Potter novel written after 9/11, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) issue a call to arms against the amassing army of evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), but are met with disbelief and derision by bureaucratic forces more bent upon transforming Hogwarts into an Orwellian micro-society. This is Harry Potter at its most subversive and jingoistic, a revitalizing reprieve from the incessant array of banal curses and secret passageways. Even still, the film winds up like all the others: a wand-waving showdown against the backdrop of Harry's ongoing Skywalker-esque temptation by the Dark Side. Rated PG-13. —NM

I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY—I cannot decide which is more egregious—an ostensibly pro-gay tolerance film crammed with more demeaning stereotypes than I can count, or that some modicum of this bile was penned by Alexander Payne and his longtime co-scribe Jim Taylor. Some contrivance about the threat of a lost pension leads a widower (Kevin James) to enlist his best friend (Adam Sandler), a fellow firefighter and raving hetero lothario, into posing as a gay couple and forming a domestic partnership. Like most of Sandler's lowbrow laughers, a wad of infantile, offensive humor—Rob Schneider again dons yellow-face in a marriage scene that simultaneously insults homosexuals, Asians, Jews and the homeless—tries to camouflage itself behind a facade of issue-oriented earnestness. I'm not buying it, any more than two straight men taking advantage of a hard-fought legal status for their financial gain being propped up as spokesmen for the gay cause. Rated PG-13. —NM

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. Rated R. —ZS

LICENSE TO WED—It's high time to file for divorce from the Anger Management/ School for Scoundrels gimmick of introducing a dufus ex machina who razes the life of a milquetoast for the ostensible purpose of making him a "better man." Here, Robin Williams plays Reverend Frank, whom we encounter teaching grade school-age kids about the Ten Commandments using such illustrative tics as a shiv, homosexuality and chlamydia. When not insulting religion, Rev. Frank runs a pre-nuptial boot camp that educates a happily engaged couple—Ben (John Krasinski) and Sadie (Mandy Moore)—about the bittersweet realities of married life by nearly ruining their relationship. Rated PG-13. —NM

LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD—Sure, the formula's an old one, but the fourth installment in this action franchise proves that Bruce Willis saving the nation amid a hurricane of crashing helicopters and blossoming fireballs still adds up to a crackerjack popcorn movie. The premise this time piles on a lot of portentous hooey about U.S. preparedness for a digital takedown in the post-9/11 era, but the essential elements remain mercifully intact: cold-hearted villainy, kick-ass fight scenes and high-tech mayhem that delightfully rockets up to and past the bounds of cartoonish absurdity. Though longer in tooth, Willis handles the stunts as capably as the wisecracks. Rated PG-13. —GC

NANCY DREW—Mix one-half of Clueless' California fashion sense with a quarter of Mean Girls girl-bashing, throw in a splash of Harry Potter-inspired ghoulish mystery and you've got the recipe for one heck of a summer blockbuster carefully crafted to catch the eyes, ears and pocketbooks of the tween set. With an updated scenario and pop-infused soundtrack, this flick may appeal to trendy tweens but ultimately, director Andrew Fleming's attempt to introduce the literary heroine to the millennium is overwrought, causing older fans of the series to find Drew's wide-eyed sincerity, mystery-busting acuity and Martha-Stewart perfection more sardonic than sincere. Rated PG. —KJ

OCEAN'S THIRTEEN—Their plots are contrivances lacking little internal logic. Fine. The actors sometimes look like they are phoning in their performances. Maybe. But, the real defining standards of the Ocean's series are cool and cachet, abundant qualities when George Clooney & Co. return to their Vegas stomping grounds—thankfully—to run a group con on casino tycoon Willie Bank (Al Pacino) after he swindles Elliott Gould's Reuben out of his fortune and health. There is much here with which to find fault, from the storyline's air of inevitability to director Steven Soderbergh's grainy cinematography. However, like a show on the Strip, this spectacle is all glitz, glamour and fun. Rated PG-13. —NM

ONCE—You can look at this ingenious Irish low-budgeter as a sketch of a young pop musician's life, or as a refreshingly oblique romance. Either way, John Carney's 88-minute coup is one of recent indie cinema's most adroit and charming films. A struggling young guitarist-songwriter is busking on a Dublin street when a Czech immigrant girl engages him in conversation and asks him to fix her vacuum cleaner(!). From there, we head toward the tricky intersection of musical ambition and fragile romantic possibility. The scene where the couple first sits down at a piano and plays, as well as the out-of-left-field final scene, are pure inspiration. Rated R. —GC

PAPRIKA—This is a Japanime film where everyone's dreams come true, seriously. Dr. Tokita, an enormously obese genius, and Dr. Chiba, a serious but attractive psychotherapist, have developed the DC-MINI, which allows outsiders to step inside someone else's dreams. But when the device gets into the wrong hands, the dreams begin to merge into one another as a strengthening, collective dream that dangerously invades reality. Luckily, the demure Dr. Chiba has a dream counterpart, Paprika, whose curvaceous body is just one of her powers. Playing an obvious "girls kick butt" card, Paprika not only saves the world from its all-consuming dreams, she also helps Dr. Chiba in finding a more fulfilling identity, which leads to an unlikely romance. The mediocre dialogue, including the "exquisite-corpse" lines of DC-MINI victims, is just satisfying enough to keep your attention, though after the third supposed finale, you may lose interest. Rated R. —SL

PARTNER—The desi version of Will Smith's Hitch stars Salman Khan as Prem (his name means "love" so expect punning) as the romance doctor curing the relationship ills of shy Bhaskar (Govinda). David Dhawan helped make Govinda (now on the comeback trail) a star 20 years ago, and is considered India's foremost comedy director. On the distaff side are Salman's talent-free real-life girlfriend Katrina Kaif and Lara Dutta. —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. Rated PG-13. —KJ

RATATOUILLE—Director Brad Bird offers a luminous third act on the heels of his equally superb Iron Giant and The Incredibles and firmly ensconces himself as Hollywood's animated film laureate. Here, the Parisian setting is a mere appetizer, an enchanting first course before an entrée of complex, even poignant life lessons as seen through the eyes of a rat and wannabe chef named Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt). Pixar Animation's latest triumph underscores the human capacity for both creativity and cataclysm, and it accentuates the themes of personal achievement and nurturing one's talents in the face of countervailing cultural and societal impediments. Oh, and it's darn funny, too. Rated G. —NM

SICKO—If right-wing pundits thought Michael Moore was down for the count, they're apt to be staggered by this haymaker of a movie. Easily Moore's best, most skillfully argued film, it reins in the filmmaker's comic and rhetorical excesses to deliver a focused, probing and ultimately devastating critique of America's greed-driven, grotesquely inept health care system, an analysis arguably compelling enough to push that issue to the top of Election 2008's agenda. Sure, it leaves some questions unaddressed, but its overall effect is extraordinarily powerful and challenging. Rated PG-13. —GC

TRANSFORMERS—Less than meets the eye. Rated PG-13. —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

YOU KILL ME—Director John Dahl returns to his neo-noir stomping grounds with this black comedy about Frank (Ben Kingsley), an alcoholic hitman for a Buffalo mob boss exiled to San Francisco on a forced sabbatical. There, Frank attends Alcoholics Anonymous, lands a part-time gig as a mortician's assistant and romances a sexy, jaded woman played by Téa Leoni (giving one of her best performances in years). Dahl navigates this diffuse tableau with his trademark light, breezy touch, generally compensating for the story's derivative underpinnings—world-weary hitmen were the subjects of Grosse Pointe Blank and The Matador, while major subplots seem spun from The Sopranos and Six Feet Under. While Kingsley is suitably morose, one wishes Frank was more a sexy beast than glum 12-stepper; it is not until he returns home to exact some Old World vengeance that he and the film finally flash their mojo. Rated R. —NM

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.

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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. Blades of Glory—1:05, 3:15, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50. Disturbia—1:45, 4:30, 7, 9:30. Hostel: Part II—1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 8, 10:15. Hot Fuzz—1:10, 4, 7, 9:50. Invisible—1:50, 4:45, 7:30, 10:10. Meet the Robinsons—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Mr. Brooks—1:15, 4, 7:10, 9:50. Perfect Stranger—1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:40. Premonition—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Shrek the Third—1:10, 3:25, 5:40, 7:35, 9:50. Spider-Man 3—1, 4, 7, 10. Wild Hogs—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10.

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

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

1408—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30. Captivity—4:30, 9:40. Evan Almighty—12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:15. Hairspray—12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 4:15, 7, 7:10, 9:45, 10. I Know Who Killed Me—1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry—1:15, 4:10, 5:50, 7, 9:50. Live Free or Die Hard—1, 4, 7, 9:55. No Reservations—1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:45. Ratatouille—11:45am, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10. Sicko—1:30 (No Tue-Wed), 7. The Simpsons Movie—12:30, 1, 1:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:30, 5, 5:30, 5:45, 7:15, 7:45, 8, 9:30, 10, 10:15. Transformers—1, 4, 7, 10. Who's Your Caddy?—1:45, 4, 7:15, 9:30.

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

Once—7:15. Also Fri-Sun 2:30. Rescue Dawn—7, 9:30. Also Fri-Sun 2, 4:30. You Kill Me—9:15. Also Fri-Sun 4:45.

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

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

Cash—Fri-Sun 6:20, 9:45; Mon-Thu 7:30. Eagle vs Shark—1:05, 5:05. Once—1 (No Mon-Thu), 3:05, 7:10. Open Season—11, 1. Paprika—3:10, 9:20. Partner—Fri-Sun 3, 9:30; Mon-Thu 3:15. Sicko—1:20, 4:15, 7:05, 9:35. The Waitress—12:55, 7:20. You Kill Me—1:10, 5:10, 7:15.

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

Hairspray, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Live Free or Die Hard, No Reservations, Ratatouille, Sicko, The Simpsons Movie, Transformers, Who's Your Caddy? Call for times.

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

The Greatest Places, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 3D, Mystery of the Nile, Mystic India, Sharks 3D. Call for times.

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

Arthur and the Invisibles—Tue-Wed 10am. Hairspray—1:15, 4:05, 7:20, 9:45. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—1, 4, 7, 9:55. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry—1:25, 4:20, 7:25, 9:50. The Simpsons Movie—1, 3, 4:55, 7:15, 9:40. Transformers—1:10, 4:10, 7, 9:50.

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

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

Brooklyn Rules—12:30, 2:50, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35. Hairspray—12:45, 1:30, 3:15, 4:15, 5:45, 7:10, 8:15, 9:45. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 4:30, 7, 7:30, 10. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry—1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:50. Live Free or Die Hard—1, 4, 7, 9:55. No Reservations—1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:45. Ratatouille—11:45, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10. The Simpsons Movie—11:30, 12 (No Tue-Wed), 12:30, 1, 1:15, 1:45, 2:15 (No Tue-Wed), 2:45, 3:15, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:15. Transformers—1, 4, 7, 10. You Kill Me—12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45.

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

Evan Almighty—11:25am (No Mon-Thu), 1:55, 4:20, 6:50, 9:10. Hairspray—Fri-Sun 11:20am, 2:05, 4:45, 7:25, 10:05; Mon-Thu 12:50, 3:50, 6:45, 9:25. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—12:15, 3:30, 7, 10:15. I Know Who Killed Me—12:30, 3, 5:30, 8, 10:30. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry—11:30am (No Mon-Thu), 2:20, 4:55, 7:35, 10:20. Knocked Up—1, 4:15, 7:05, 9:55. License to Wed—1:15, 3:40, 6:20, 9:30. Live Free or Die Hard—12:25, 3:45, 6:40, 9:40. Nancy Drew—11:50am (Mon-Thu 12:05), 2:30, 5:20. No Reservations—11:30am (No Mon-Thu), 2, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45. Ocean's Thirteen—7:40, 10:25. Ratatouille—12:35, 3:15, 6:15, 9. The Simpsons Movie—11:15am (No Mon-Thu), 12:20, 1:30, 2:40, 4, 5:15, 6:30, 7:45, 8:45, 10:10. Transformers—12, 1:45, 3:20, 5, 6:25, 8:10, 10. Who's Your Caddy?—12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50.

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

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

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

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

Hairspray—1:30, 4:15, 7:15, 9:40. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:05. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry—1:25, 4:20, 7:25, 9:50. Madagascar—Tue-Wed 10am. No Reservations—12:45, 2:55, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45. Ratatouille—1:20, 4, 7:10, 9:30. The Simpsons Movie—1, 3, 5, 7:20, 9:35.

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

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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: Everyone's Hero, Flicka—Tue-Wed 10am. Hairspray—11:25, 2:05, 4:45, 7:25, 10:05. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—11:30, 12, 3, 3:30, 7, 7:30, 10. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry—11:35, 2:15, 4:55, 7:35, 10:10. Live Free or Die Hard—11:50, 3:10, 6:40, 9:30. No Reservations—11:40, 2:10, 4:35, 7:15, 9:50. Ratatouille—11:20, 1:50, 4:20, 7:05, 9:35. The Simpsons Movie—12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 7:20, 9:40. Transformers—11:45, 3:15, 6:45, 9:55. Who's Your Caddy?—12:05, 2:25, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45.

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

1408—7:50, 10:25. Evan Almighty—12:55, 6:50. Hairspray—12:15, 3:15, 6:15, 8:55. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—11:15, 12:35, 2:15, 3:45, 5:20, 7, 8:30, 10:05. I Know Who Killed Me—1:45, 4:30, 7:55, 10:30. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry—1:10, 2:05, 3:55, 4:45 (No Thu), 6:55, 7:40, 9:40, 10:20 (No Thu). Knocked Up—4, 10. License to Wed—1:35, 7:35. Live Free or Die Hard—12, 3:35 (No Thu), 7:20, 10:10. No Reservations—1:20, 4:10, 6:40, 9:15. Ocean's Thirteen—4:25 (No Thu), 9:55. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—12:35, 4:10. Ratatouille—11:30, 2:35, 6:05, 8:45 (No Thu). The Simpsons Movie—12:10, 1:05, 2:30, 3:30, 5, 5:50, 7:15, 8:10, 9:30, 10:30. Transformers—12, 3:05, 6:25, 9:55. Who's Your Caddy?—12:45, 3, 7:30, 10:15 (No Thu).

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

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

Hairspray—12:45, 1:30, 3:15, 4:15, 5:45, 7:10, 8:15, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 10:40, 12:30. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 4:30, 7, 7:30, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10:30. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry—1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:50. Live Free or Die Hard—1 (No Tue-Wed), 4, 7, 9:55. Ratatouille—11:45, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. Sicko—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 12:20. Transformers—1, 4, 7, 10. Who's Your Caddy?—1:45, 4, 7:15, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 11:45. You Kill Me—12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12.

Chapel Hill

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

Once—7:15, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:20. Rescue Dawn—7, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30. You Kill Me—7:10, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2:10, 4:10.

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

Everyone's Hero—Tue-Wed 10am. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry—12:30, 2:50, 5:05, 7:20, 9:45. No Reservations—12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:25, 9:40. Ratatouille—12, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:35. The Simpsons Movie—1, 3, 4:55, 7:15, 9:40. Surf's Up (Outdoor Screen)— Fri-Sat 8:30. Transformers—1, 4, 7, 9:50.

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

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

Sicko—7, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30. Sunshine—7:10, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:40.


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

Meet the Robinsons—7. Also Sat-Sun 1, 3, 5, 7. Spider-Man 3—9.


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

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Special Showings

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The Triangle Indie Film Meetup Group: Events posted at

Filmmakers Film Series: Last Fridays in Hillsborough. Fri, Jul 27, 8 pm: John Huston and the Dubliners. Lilyan Sievernich's hour-long documentary about the working methods of the celebrated director. Hillsborough Masonic Lodge, 142 W King St, Hillsborough. $5, children under 12 free.

NC Museum of Art's Movies on the Lawn: Fri, Jul 27, 9 pm: Night at the Museum. $3. 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. 839-6262,

American Summer: A Film Festival About American Spirit: Sat, Jul 28, 7 pm: Three short documentaries about the American experience: Forging a Nation, Chapel Hill filmmaker Diane Bloom's Ollie and the Go-Go's, and Durham archivist/filmmaker Tom Whiteside's The Cameraman Has Visited Our Town. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N Greensboro St. 918-7385.

Movies @ Manbites: Mon, Jul 30, 8 pm: Jonathan Demme's Beloved. Donations suggested. Curated by the Indy's David Fellerath. Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster St, Durham., 682-3343.

La Estrategia Del Caracol: Thu, Aug 2, 8:30 pm: Ensemble comedy set in Bogota, Colombia about tenants who exercise their squatters' rights in a dramatic way. 116 Old Pittsboro Rd, Carrboro. 951-5200. 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 $55 fee for extended deadline of July 28. Entry form online at


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