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Movie times are good from Friday, June 15 through Thursday, June 21 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

CRAZY LOVE—Dan Klores and Fisher Stevens' documentary tells the story of a couple whose exploits in 1950s New York would have made them more famous if they'd only had Fox News and Court TV to memorialize them. Bert Pugach is needy, nerdy lawyer-hustler who woos the sheltered Linda Riss with flowers, rides on his private plane and a steady stream of braggadocio. His attentions become more obsessive and finally frightening, culminating in a horrific act of violence. But this isn't the end of the story, and viewers are advised to go in knowing as little as possible. Whether it is ethical to find this movie entertaining is a worthy topic of discussion afterward, and aesthetically, this film calls to mind such disparate references as the similarly perverse documentary Capturing the Friedmans, which also took place in a milieu of striving, middle-class New York Jews, and the novels of James Ellroy, with their nostalgia for the cigarettes, cocktails and dreams of cheap couples. Rated PG-13. —DF

DOA: DEAD OR ALIVE—Based on a video game, this film features North Carolina native and ever-more-prominent bitch-queen Jaime Pressly, who looks great in a star-spangled bikini top and cut-off jeans. Rated PG-13.

FANTASTIC FOUR 2: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER—This sequel to the 2005 superhero adaptation is like being trapped in a room with a bad comedian for an hour and a half—though the fact that the film is only 90 minutes is immensely appealing in this summer of nearly three-hour sequels. No opportunity for a lame quip, pun and/or sight gag is missed in this retelling of a classic 1960s Stan Lee/Jack Kirby comic book. The story pits the dysfunctional quartet against the titular surfer (Doug Jones from Pan's Labyrinth with Laurence Fishburne's voice), the alien herald for a planet-devouring entity called Galactus&mash;who's reduced from the armored titan of the comics to an inane-looking death cloud. Along with corny humor and dull effects, the pace is slowed by subplots about wedding woes and power-swapping. While not as offensively dumb as the first Fantastic Four film, the lack of tension and cliched dialogue will have fans of the comic pining for the cosmic melodrama of the original story. Rated PG. —ZS

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom is showing at the Galaxy in Cary.
  • Jhoom Barabar Jhoom is showing at the Galaxy in Cary.
(SWAY, BABY, SWAY)—Rikki, a hustling rustic (Abhishek Bachchan), and Alvira, a dainty urbanite (Priety Zinta), wait for their fiancés (Lara Dutta and Bobby Deol) in the bustling Birmingham, England train station and trade love stories. This is director Shaad Ali's first film since the awesome Bunty aur Babli, and he really knows how to massage the tried-and-true masala formula until it pops. The catchy score by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is one of the year's best. —LB

JINDABYNE—Ray Lawrence's first film since Lantana is based on the same Raymond Carver short story that appeared in Short Cuts. As in Lantana, a corpse figures heavily in the plot. After Stewart (Gabriel Byrne) stumbles across the body of a naked aboriginal girl floating in the river on a Friday, he and his four buddies continue their annual fishing trip until Sunday when they finally report their discovery. Here, the core of Carver's (a)morality play remains compelling, and Linney and Byrne are outstanding even if their characters are rather unlikable and annoying. Rated R. —NM

The restored 1962 comedy Mafioso opens Friday at the Colony in Raleigh.
  • The restored 1962 comedy Mafioso opens Friday at the Colony in Raleigh.
—As brilliant, ground-breaking and now-lamented as The Sopranos was, its creator, David Chase, wasn't the first to coax comedy and scathing social satire out of mafia conventions. Mafioso, an Alberto Lattuada film from 1962, tells the story of Antonio Badalamenti (Alberto Sordi), a Milanese factory boss who returns to his native Sicily and lands in the waiting arms of la cosa nostra. This inventive comic drama has been revived by Rialto Pictures, the same outfit that brought Jean-Pierre Melville's Army of Shadows back into the world last year. Not rated.

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. Old-fashioned Nancy Drew (played by Nickelodeon starlet Emma Roberts) is a small-town girl with a penchant for sleuthing, plaid skirts and good manners. But when Nancy's father (Tate Donovan) takes a job in L.A., Nancy promises to leave her amateur detective work behind and behave like a real teen. Still, the young sleuth can't quite let go of her past and finds a mystery to solve in the City of Angels, meanwhile battling fashion snobbery and slackerdom at Hollywood High. 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

SWEET LAND—The most impressive American independent film of the past year, Minnesota director Ali Selim's debut offers a poetic, lushly imagined vision of the hardships and rewards faced by Norwegian immigrants to America just after World War I. No less than Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven, the drama meditates on both the implacable grandeur of nature and the fragile bonds of community while providing an entrancing example of the expressive power of cinema; its achievements include extraordinary performances by leads Elizabeth Reaser and Tim Guinee. Rated PG. —GC

Current Releases

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

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

HOSTEL: PART II—Achieving a nasty notoriety from the bloodbaths and bare-boned gross-outs of last year's Hostel, director Eli Roth set his marks on bigger, better and bloodier in this torture sequel. With only one minor plot adaptation (this time the gender flips) the flick follows the same setup as its predecessor: Three voluptuous art students (Lauren German, Heather Matarrazo and Bijou Phillips) are lured into Slovakia with the promise of hot springs and hotter guys and quickly become the sinister Slovakians' gilded prey. But while last year's nefarious torture-fest consisted of a horrific critique on American arrogance and foreign relations, this film masks a capitalist agenda within an uber-feminist setting (issues of sexual domination and female exploitation are addressed) as the headstrong Final Girl escapes by buying her freedom with a big bank roll. A smart commentary on foreign-affairs and American capitalism rolled into a gross-out collection of decapitated heads, twitching muscles and bare breasts. Rated R. —KJ

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

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

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. Moreover, it is a bunch of today's stars reveling in the joys of old Hollywood, and the result is entertaining, witty and the only place where Brad Pitt is still, well, Brad Pitt, not some disheveled meacock walking two steps behind his lady's latest overseas adoption jaunt. Rated PG-13. —NM

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

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

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

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. Bridge to Terabithia—1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55. Condemned—1:35, 4;40, 7:15, 9:45. In the Land of Women—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Night at the Museum—1:25, 4, 7, 9:35. Next—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. 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. Vacancy—1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:30. Wild Hogs1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10.

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.

DOA: Dead or Alive—12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 10:30am, 12. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer—12:15, 12:45, 1:45, 2:15, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 7, 7:30, 8:30, 9, 9:15, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12, 10:45, 11:15, 11:30, 12am. Hostel: Part II—12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 10:15am, 11:45. Kidtoons Presents: Holly Hobie: Best Friends Forever!—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Knocked Up—12:45, 4, 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 10:30am, 12:30. Nancy Drew—12, 12:45, 2:20, 3:05, 4:30, 5:15, 7, 7:45, 9:15, 9:55. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 11:35. Ocean's Thirteen—12, 1:30, 2:45, 4:15, 5:30, 7, 8:15, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 10:50am, 11, 12:15. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—1, 4:30, 8. Also Fri-Sat 11:30. Shrek the Third—Fri-Sat only 10am, 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15, 11:30. Spider-Man 3—1 (not Tues-Wed), 4, 7, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 12:10. Surf's Up—12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:15. Also Fri-Sat 10:20am, 11:30.

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

Away from Her—9:20. Also Fri-Sun 4:15. Mafioso—7, 9:30. Also Fri-Sun 2, 4:30. Paris Je T'Aime—7:05. Also Fri-Sun 1:45. The Dark CrystalWed only 7, 9:30.

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

DOA: Dead or Alive—12:50, 3:05, 5:25, 8:20, 10:25. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer—11:50, 12:25, 1, 1:35, 2:10, 2:45, 3:20, 3:55, 4:30, 5:05, 5:40, 6:15, 6:50, 7:25, 8, 8:35, 9:10, 9:45, 10:20. Also Fri-Sat 10:50. Hostel: Part II—1:55, 4:45, 7, 9:50. Knocked Up—12:05, 1:05, 3:15, 4:05, 6:10, 6:55, 9:05, 10:10. Mr. Brooks—12:55, 3:40, 6:35, 9:20. Nancy Drew—11:40am, 2, 4:20, 6:40, 9. Ocean's Thirteen—11:30am, 12:10, 1:15, 1:50, 2:25, 3, 4:10, 4:40, 5:20, 5:55, 7:05, 7:40, 8:15, 8:50, 10, 10:30. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—11:35am, 2:20, 3:30, 5:50, 7:10 (not Sat), 9:30. Ratatouille—Sat 7:10. Shrek the Third—12noon, 1:10, 2:35, 3:45, 5:15, 6:25, 7:35, 8:55, 9:55. Spider-Man 3—4, 9:35. Surf's Up—12:15, 1:25, 3;10, 5:30, 7:15, 8:45.

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

Cheeni Kum—3:15. Citizen Kane—12:55. Flicka—11am, 1. Jhoom Barabar Jhoom—Fri-Sun 6:30, 9:45. Mon-Thurs 7:30. Jindabyne—1, 6:55, 9:25. Journey from the Fall—4, 7. Paris, Je T'Aime—1:05, 4:10, 9:30. Sweet Land—1:25, 4:25, 7, 9:35. The Waitress—1:15, 4:15, 7:10, 9:30.

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

Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Hostel: Part II, Knocked Up, Nancy Drew, 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.

Call for shows and times.

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

Ant Bully (Kid Show)Tue-Wed 10am. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer—1, 3, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Knocked Up—1:30, 4:20, 7:20, 9:55. Ocean's Thirteen—1:15, 4, 7:10, 9:45. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—1, 4:30, 8. Surf's Up—1:05, 3:05, 5, 7:05, 9:15.

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.

DOA: Dead or Alive12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 10:30am, 12. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer—12:15, 12:45, 1:15, 1:45, 2:15, 2;30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 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, 12noon, 10:30, 10:45, 11:30, 12. Hostel: Part II—12:30, 1, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 10:15am, 11:45. Kidtoons Presents: Eloise in Hollywood—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Knocked Up—12:45, 4, 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 10:30am, 12:30. Mr. Brooks—9:55. Nancy Drew—12, 12:45, 2:20, 3:05, 4:30, 5:15, 7, 7:45, 9:15. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 11:35. Ocean's Thirteen—12, 1:30, 2:45, 4:15, 5:30, 7, 8:15, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 10:50am, 11, 12:15. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—1, 4:30, 7 (not Sat), 8. Also Fri-Sat 11:30. Ratatouille (Sneak Preview)—Sat 7. Shrek the Third—12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 11:30. Spider-Man 3—1 (not Tues-Wed), 4, 7, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10am. Surf's Up—12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:15. Also Fri-Sat 10:20am, 11:30.

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

DOA: Dead or Alive—12:05 (11:50am Mon-Thurs), 2:30, 4:50, 7:55, 10:05. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer—11:30am (no Mon-Thurs), 12:15, 1, 2, 2:45, 3:30, 4:30, 5:15, 6:05, 7, 7:45, 8:30, 9:30, 10:10. Also 10:45 Fri-Sat. Hostel: Part II—12:20, 2:50, 5:40, 8:10, 10:30 (10:40 Fri-Sat). Knocked Up—12, 3:35, 6:40, 9:40. Mr. Brooks—1:05, 4:05, 7:15, 10:20. Nancy Drew—Mon-Thurs 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45. Fri-Sun 11:15am, 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:10. Ocean's Thirteen—11:05 (No Mon-Thu), 12:50, 1:55, 3:40, 4:45, 6:30, 7:30, 9:15, 10:15. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—Mon-Thurs 12:30, 1:50, 4, 5:20, 7:35, 9. Fri-Sun 11:20am, 1:30, 3:15, 5:10, 6:55, 8:50. Shrek the Third—Mon-Thurs 1:30, 3:45, 6:15, 8:50. Fri-Sun 11:40am, 2:10, 5, 7:20, 10. Spider-Man 3—Mon-Thurs 12:10, 3:10, 6:25, 9:35. Fri-Sun 11:45am, 3, 6:20, 9:35. Surf's Up—11 (No Mon-Thu), 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50. Waitress—12:55, 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.

Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer—1, 3, 5, 7:05, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 11am. Nancy Drew—12:45, 2:55, 5:10, 7:20, 9:25. Also Fri-Sat 10:45am. Ocean's Thirteen—1:15, 4, 7:10, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 10:45am. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—1, 4:30, 7:45. Shrek the Third—12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Surf's Up—1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:05, 9:15. Also Fri-Sat 11am.

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

Call for shows and times.


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: Go Wild & Over the Hedge—Tue-Wed 10am. DOA: Dead or Alive—11:20am, 2:05, 4:50, 7:35, 10:15. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer—11:30am, 12, 1:50, 2:20, 4:10, 4:40, 7, 7:30, 9:30, 10. Hostel: Part II—7:20, 9:45. Knocked Up—12:20, 3:20, 7:05, 9:55. Nancy Drew—11:40am, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40. Ocean's Thirteen—12:25, 3:15, 7:10, 10:05. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—11:35, 3, 6:40, 10:10. Shrek the Third—11:15am, 1:40, 4:05, 6:45, 9:05. Spider-Man 3—11:50, 3:05. Surf's Up—12:05, 2:25, 4:35, 6:50, 9.

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

DOA: Dead or Alive—12:05 (Fri-Sun 12), 2:15, 4:45, 7, 9:50. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver SurferMon-Thurs 12:30, 1:15, 2, 2:45, 3:30, 4:30, 5:10, 5:55, 6:40, 7:25, 9:35, 10:15. Fri-Sun 11:45am, 12:30, 1:15, 2, 2:45, 3:30, 4:25, 5:10, 5:55, 6:45, 9, 9:45, 10:30. Hostel: Part II—1:45, 5:30 (not Thurs), 7:50, 10:05 (Fri-Sun 10:15). Knocked Up—12:20, 1:25 (Fri-Sun 1:15), 3:15, 4:15 (Fri-Sun 4:05), 6:20 (Fri-Sun 6:30), 7:05 (Fri-Sun 7:40), 9:15 (Fri-Sun 9:30), 10:15 (Fri-Sun 10:30). Mr. Brooks—1:10, 4:05 (Fri-Sun 3:55), 6:55 (Fri-Sun 7:05), 9:55 (Fri-Sun 10:10). Nancy Drew—Mon-Thurs 12:40, 3:40, 6:15, 8:40. Fri-Sun 11:30, 1:50, 4:10, 6:35, 9. Ocean's Thirteen—12:15 (Fri-Sun 12:05), 1, 3, 3:50, 6:15, 7:15, 9 (Fri-Sun 9:15), 10. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—Mon-Thurs 2:35, 6:05, 9:35. Fri-Sun 11:30am, 3, 6:30 (not Sat), 10. Ratatouille (Sneak Preview)—Sat 6:30. Shrek the Third—12, 2:20, 4:35 (Fri-Sun 4:40), 6:50 (Fri-Sun 6:55), 9:10 (not Thurs, Fri-Sun 9:15). Spider-Man 3—2:10, 9:40 (Fri-Sun 9:45). Surf's Up—12 (Fri-Sun 11:50am), 12:50, 3:10, 5:15, 6:10 (Fri-Sun 6:05), 7:30 (Fri-Sun 7:35), 8:20 (not Thurs). Waitress—12:45, 3:20, 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.

DOA: Dead or Alive—12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 10:30am, 12. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer—12:15, 12:45, 1:45, 2:15, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 7, 7:30, 8:30, 9, 9:15, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12, 10:45, 11:15, 11:30, 12am. Hostel: Part II—12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 10:15am, 11:45. Kidtoons Presents: Eloise in Hollywood—Sat-Sun 1, 3. Knocked Up—12:45, 4, 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 10:30am, 12:25. Nancy Drew—12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 12. 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 10:50am, 11, 12:15. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—1, 4:30, 8. Also Fri-Sat 11:30. Shrek the Third—12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15. Also Fri-Sat 10am, 11:30. Spider-Man 3—12:30, 8. Also Fri-Sat 11. Surf's Up—12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:15. Also Fri-Sat 10:20am, 11:30.

Chapel Hill

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

Crazy Love—7:15, 9:15. Also Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:15. Jindabyne—7, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4. Paris, Je T'Aime—7:10, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2:10, 4:40.

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

Barnyard (Kid Show)—Tues-Wed 10am. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer—12:30, 2:40, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Knocked Up—1:30, 4:20, 7:20, 9:55. Meet the Robinsons (Outdoor Screen)—Fri-Sat 8:30. Ocean's Thirteen1:15. 4, 7:10, 9:45. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—12, 3:30, 7, 10:15. 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.

Sweet Land—7, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30. Waitress—7:10, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2:10, 4:20.


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

Wild Hogs—7, 9:15. Also Sat-Sun 2:30, 4:45.


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

Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer—2, 2:30, 4:15, 4:55, 7, 7:30, 9:20, 9:50. Hostel: Part II—9:30. Knocked Up—2:05, 4:35, 7:15, 9:50. Ocean's Thirteen—2, 4:45, 7:20, 9:55. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End—2:25, 6:45, 10. Shrek the Third—2:10, 4:25, 7:10. Surf's Up—2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:35.

Special Showings

Chronological by date and time

The Triangle Indie Film Meetup Group: Events posted at

Bull Durham: Wed, Jun 13, 7 pm: The one and only. Free. Griffith Theater, Duke West Campus., 668-4762.

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.

The Dark Crystal: Wed, Jun 20, 7 & 9:30 pm: The 25th anniversary. $5. Colony Theatre, 5438 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh. 847-5677.

Rain in a Dry Land: Wed, Jun 20, 7 pm: As part of World Refugee Day, Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas is showing the critically acclaimed doc about two Somali refugees and their journey to America. Free. Galaxy Cinema, Cary. 861-2807.

Our Brand is Crisis: Sun, Jun 24, 5 pm: The celebrated documentary about American political operatives lending expertise to a Bolivian election. Free. CHICLE, 101 E Weaver St, 3rd floor over Weaver Street Market. 933-0398.

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, $40 fee, deadline is July 10. Entry form online at

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