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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

BUG—Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Brian F. O'Byrne and Harry Connick Jr. headline this adaptation of Tracy Letts' play about a paranoid Gulf War veteran and a junkie cocktail waitress holed up in some godawful Oklahoma motel room. William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) directs. Rated R.

CHEENI KUM (LESS SUGAR)—Charismatic Amitabh Bachchan plays his age—64—as the arrogant master chef of a popular Indian restaurant in London. He falls in love with a much younger woman (the radiant Tabu, of The Namesake) and dutifully asks her horrified father (Paresh Rawel) for approval. Not rated. —LB

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 a placid intentness akin to meditation. See full review on page 53. —GC

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. See full review on page 55. 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

THE SITUATION—Connie Nielsen and Damian Lewis co-star in this drama of a love triangle against the backdrop of the Iraq War. Something tells us that Casablanca can rest easy. Not rated.

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. See full review on page 55. Rated PG-13. —LB

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. See Film Spotlight on page 58. Rated R. —NM

ARE WE DONE YET?—To ask the question is to know the answer. A remake of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, with Ice Cube in the Cary Grant role. Rated PG-13.

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

BLACK BOOK—Paul Verhoeven ends a six-year hiatus with a return to his Dutch filmmaking roots in this entertaining yet erratic melodrama. A Jewish cabaret singer (Carice van Houten) narrowly escapes when Nazis slaughter her family, then changes her name, goes blond and joins the resistance. She infiltrates the local Gestapo by bedding and gradually falling for a SD chief (Sebastian Koch). Replete with the filmmaker's penchant for overstuffed melodrama, violence and female sexual objectification, one is tempted to label this the Showgirls of World War II Dutch resistance films. Actually, it is a thematic and stylistic companion to Verhoeven's Soldier of Orange and explores how war, and indeed life, is as much a conflict of individuals as ideologies. Rated R. —NM

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: Steely 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 nomination. But Lohan steals the show with her instinctive insights into the demons of a slutty, underaged party girl. Rated PG-13. —LB

THE HOAX—Depicting author/con man Clifford Irving's nearly successful 1971 campaign to have McGraw-Hill publish a bogus autobiography of Howard Hughes, this flashy but deeply unsatisfying drama's problems mainly stem from the producers' decision to a hire a hot young screenwriter, William Wheeler, who invents countless episodes and thereby trashes the film's capacity for incisive truth-telling. A modicum of compensation comes in director Lasse Halstrom's deft handling of a fine cast led by Richard Gere and Alfred Molina. Rated R. —GC

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

THE INVISIBLE—A teenager is killed and returns as a ghost looking for revenge. It sounds Danish, but it's a remake of a 2002 Swedish thriller. Rated PG-13.

LONELY HEARTS—Two killers murdering widows for their savings are tracked by a pair of dogged cops in this fact-based film noir. Homicide detective Elmer C. Robinson (John Travolta) is plagued by the aftermath of his wife's suicide. Partnered by stolid Charles Hildebrandt (James Gandolfini), the two beefy heroes follow a trail of corpses. Jared Leto plays killer Ray Fernandez as a squirrelly tangle of vanity and fear, especially deadly after teaming with Martha Beck (Salma Hayek). She's the film's hot spot, her femme fatale a psychopathic Ava Gardner. Once again, the weary voiceover and post-war period décor are irresistible to filmmakers who nevertheless insist upon adding the swearing, blow jobs and gushing blood that they think we've been missing. Not. Rated R. —LB

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

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. The popular Mutt-n-Jeff coupling of Shrek (Mike Myers) and Donkey (Eddie Murphy) gives way to the inferior comic combo of Donkey and Puss In Boots (Antonio Banderas), which leaves a far too mannered Shrek—and a clearly uninspired Myers—to contemplate the ogre brood being carried by a pregnant Fiona (Cameron Diaz) and his father figure status to Far Far Away's whiny heir apparent, Artie (Justin Timberlake). 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 forgettable 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. Frank Whaley is fun as the twitchy manager, but the script by Mark L. Smith plays like an extended exercise from a screenwriting class full of cheap shocks and increasingly contrived twists, including a literal version of Chekhov's rule about the gun over the fireplace in the first act being fired in the third. Rated R. —ZS


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

Raleigh

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, 11:30pm. 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, 12. 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, 11:30pm, 12am. Spider-Man 3—12, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 12. Vacancy—4:30, 9:30.

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

Away from Her—7, 9:15. Also Fri-Sun 2:15, 4:30. Black Book—8. Also Fri-Sun 2, 5.

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, mygalaxycinema.com.

Away From Her—1:10, 4:05, 7:05, 9:25. Black Book—4. Cheeni Kum—2:45 (No Sat), 6:15 (No Tue-Thu), 9:45 (No Tue-Thu). Also Tue-Thu 7:30. Eve and the Firehouse—Wed 7:15. The Hoax—1. Into Great Silence—12:50, 3:50, 6:50 (No Wed). The Namesake—1:05, 7, 9:30. Shoot Out at Lokhandwala—3:20, 6:20 (Tue-Thu 7:35), 9:40 (No Tue-Thu). Waitress—1:15, 4:10, 7:10, 9:30.

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—9:45am (No Sat-Mon). Mystery of the Nile—12:45 (No Sat-Mon). Mystic India—10:45am (No Sat-Mon). Sharks 3D—11:45am (Sat-Mon 10am). Spider-Man 3—1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50. Also Sat-Mon 11:10am.

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

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—12, 1, 3:30, 4:30, 7, 8, 10:15. Also Fri-Sat 11:15. Shrek the Third—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7:15, 8, 9:15, 10. Also Fri-Sat 11. 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, 12. 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, 12. Spider-Man 3—12, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 12.

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. www.raleighwoodmovies.com.

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.

Georgia Rule—1:30, 4:15, 7:20, 9:35. Also Fri-Sat 11:15. Pirates of the Caribbean—12:30 (No Sun), 1, 3:30, 4:30, 7, 8, 10:15. Also Fri-Sat 9:45. Shrek the Third—12:30, 1:15, 2:45, 3:30, 5, 5:45, 7:15, 8, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 11, 10:15. Spider-Man 3—1, 4, 7:10, 10. Also Fri-Sat 1.

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).

Durham

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

Away from Her—Fri-Mon 7:10, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2:10, 4:20. Hot Fuzz—Fri-Mon 7. 9:15. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:15. The Situation—7:15, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:30. Cinemas close on Thu 5/31 and reopen in August.

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

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.

Wynnsong
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, 1:30, 12. 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, 12. Spider-Man 3—12, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 12.

Chapel Hill

Chelsea
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-Mon 1:30, 4:30. The Namesake—7, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30.

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

Night at the Museum (Outdoor Screening)—Fri-Sat 8:15. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—12, 1, 3:30, 4:30, 7, 8, 10:15. Also Fri-Sat 11:15. Shrek the Third—12:30, 1, 2:45, 3:15, 5, 5:30, 7:15, 7:45, 9:30, 10. Spider-Man 3—1, 4, 7:10, 10:10.

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

Call for shows and times.

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

After the Wedding—7:10. Also Sat-Mon 2:10. Lonely Hearts—9:30. Also Sat-Mon 4:30. Waitress—7, 9:20. Also Sat-Mon 2, 4:20.

Graham

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

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

Roxboro

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.

Special Showings

Chronological by date and time

The Triangle Indie Film Meetup Group: Events posted at indiefilm.meetup.com/134.

Filmmakers Film Series: Sisters: Home Movies Redefined: Fri, May 25, 8 pm, Hillsborough Masonic Lodge, 142 W King St, Hillsborough. Members of the public are encouraged to bring their own home movies. This screening is part of Hillsborough's "Last Fridays" and is co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Arts Council, Weaver Street Market, and Sports Endeavors. $5, children under 12 are free. Contributions for this show are tax-deductible through Women Make Movies.

In the Pit: Juan Carlos Rulfo's hypnotic documentary about a massive road-building project in Mexico City. Sun, May 27, 5 pm. CHICLE, 101 E Weaver St, 3rd floor, Carrboro.

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 www.cucalorus.org.

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