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Movie times are good from Friday, August 3 through Thursday, August 9 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

The Bourne Ultimatum opens Friday throughout the Triangle. - PHOTO COURTESY OF UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM—A gritty and taut atmosphere lingers throughout this third and ostensibly final chapter of the spy-thriller saga. Director Paul Greengrass and screenwriter Tony Gilroy handle plot and character development with a deft touch, punctuated by sensational stunt work and intricate set pieces. If there is a criticism to be issued, it is the air of redundancy that sets in after making three films using the same general formula. Nevertheless, the real triumph is how this throwback to the espionage thrillers of the 1970s has been updated as compelling, exhilarating zeitgeist: a pointed indictment of Bush's War and a depiction of the metastasizing of the covert Bush-era intelligence apparatus. Rated PG-13. Read our review.NM

CASH—A con artist (Ajay Devgan) hires a crew (Zayed Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Esha Deol and Diya Mirza) to heist a valuable diamond in Cape Town, South Africa. Cash's flashy look is inspired by Japanese manga. Director's Anubhav Sinha's last movie, Dus, had plenty of thrills, though it didn't make a lot of sense.—LB

UNDERDOG—The original 1960s cartoon was charming because of the cute, limited animation and actor Wally Cox's nerdy-but-intrepid readings of lines like "There's no need to fear! Underdog is here!" The film version uses a live-action dog with the gravely voice of Jason Lee, and trades in the cuteness for lousy talking-dog effects and every bad canine joke known to man. Even Peter Dinklage, in the thankless role of mad scientist Simon Bar Sinister, can't keep his dignity. Kids might find Underdog cute, but please, please just take them to Ratatouille again. Horrifyingly, Jason Lee is due to appear in another live-action cartoon adaptation, Alvin and the Chipmunks, in just a few months. It's a sad, sad era for children's cinema. Rated PG. —ZS

Current Releases

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 KNOW WHO KILLED ME—This train wreck of a crime/suspense thriller desperately wants to achieve the sadistic small-town satire of Lynch's Blue Velvet and the symbolic chromaticity of Coppola's Rumble Fish, but instead languishes in the realm of torture-porn and campy horror. Lindsey Lohan plays a girl divided: She's the proverbial "good girl" in her role as Aubrey Fleming, a Yale-bound senior with good grades and even better morals, but she's also Dakota Moss, a sensuous stripper who humps silver poles and has a crack-addicted mother. When Aubrey gets abducted and subsequently mutilated (her hand and leg are amputated), she wakes up in a hospital to find that her persona is missing along with her limbs. Is she Dakota or Aubrey? Sinner or saint? Potentially, these are questions Lohan deals with daily, but this psychological fodder is better left to the tabloids than the big screen. Still, director Chris Siverston provides ample gore to lure torture fans, with his blue-handed killer freezing limbs and dissecting them with glee. Rated R. —KJ

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

INTRODUCING THE DWIGHTS—This family dramedy probably means more for the advancement of Australian cinema than it will for casual moviegoers. Blending Gypsy with her own turn in Little Voice, Brenda Blethyn stars as Jean, an aging comedienne living with the regret of fizzled stardom, a failed marriage and raising two teenage sons -- one brain-damaged from birth (Richard Wilson) and the other a diffident momma's boy (Khan Chittenden) sorting his way through his first serious romantic relationship with a comely lass named Jill (Emma Booth). The film is filled with diffuse parts that never quite gel into a cohesive whole, shining in fits and spurts but ending up as an overwrought subgenre stereotype. The byplay between Chittenden and Booth is achingly earnest, but I wish there had been more shared scenes between Jean and her country-crooner ex, John (Aussie entertainer Frankie Holden), who clings to his own spot in the spotlight whilst working as a security guard at a grocery store. 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. Rated R. —ZS

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

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

PARTNER—The desi version of Will Smith's Hitch stars Salman Khan as Prem (his name means "love") as the love guru curing the relationship ills of shy Bhaskar (Govinda). David Dhawan's crowd-pleasing comedy closely mimics the original, while adding an hour of subplots and distractions. Partner hit No. 15 on American box office charts because of the giddy chemistry between the two stars; they are clearly having a blast. Govinda's star has been on the wane, but the role of meek financial analyst who cuts loose when he falls for heiress Katrina Kaif clearly inspired him. Like in Hitch, a dance lesson is a comedy highlight, as Govinda parodies the moves that made him a '90s comedy icon, meekly letting Salman update his style. The music is infectious and the breakneck script jumbles puns, word play, songs, and Hindi film in-jokes as well as agonizing bodily function slapstick.—LB

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

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

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

THE SIMPSONS MOVIE—There are more genuine laughs per each of this film's 87 minutes than any movie you will see this summer. Still, a similar declaration can usually be made about any given Simpsons television episode, so elongating one of them to feature-film length does not by itself make a transcendent feature film. Homer draws the ire of his neighbors after he pollutes Lake Springfield to the point that the federal government, led by President Schwarzenegger, decides to quarantine the city under a giant glass dome. The cunning wit of creator Matt Groening and Co. remains sharp, but, when Homer opens the movie by chastising the audience for paying to watch something they can see on TV for free, the comment feels more incisive than ironic. Rated PG-13. Read our review.NM

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

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). 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

WHO'S YOUR CADDY? In this schlocky, urban film, director Don Michael Paul attempts to amplify the cultural differences between whites and blacks with a retooling of Harold Ramis' Caddyshack. In a dirty South landscape, rap-mogul, C-Note (played by Outkast's Antwan "Big Boi" Patton) attempts to gain membership in the ostensibly blue-blooded Carolina Pines Country Club where his father once served as a caddy. C-Note is quickly shut down by the club's racist manager (Ferris Bueller's frustrated principal, Jeffrey Jones). Not one to give up easily, the all-star rapper uses big bucks and legal pull to gain admittance. But the film fizzles out as it relies too much on misaligned racial notions. (All black people smoke weed and club dance to hip-hop jams, while whites wear pastels and listen to Beethoven, right?) Much worse, after a barrage of big-dick jokes and bootie-ho cameos, Paul moves into a sentimental landscape that's more painfully trite than touching and has no place in a film this crass. Rated PG-13. —KJ

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. A Mighty Heart—1:15, 4:10, 7:05, 9:35. Blades of Glory—1:05, 3:15, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50. Disturbia—1:45, 4:30, 7, 9:30. DOA: Dead or Alive—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Hostel 2—1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 8, 10:15. Meet the Robinsons—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Mr. Brooks—1:15, 4, 7:10, 9:50. Nancy Drew—1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 9:55. Shrek the Third—1:10, 3:25, 5:40, 7:35, 9:50. Spider-Man 3—1, 4, 7, 10. Surf's Up—1:20, 3:20, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55. 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.

The Bourne Ultimatum—12:30, 1:15, 3:10, 4:10, 5, 5:50, 7, 8:30, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 10:45. Bratz—1:15, 4:20, 7, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 12. Hairspray—1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:45. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—12:30, 3:30, 7, 10. Hot Rod—1:45, 4:15, 7:10, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 11:50. I Know Who Killed Me—7:30, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 11:50. 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—12, 12:30, 2:15, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 8, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 11:45. Transformers—1, 4, 7, 10. Underdog—1, 3:10, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35. Also Fri-Sat 11:45. Who's Your Caddy?—1:45, 4, 7:15, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 11:45.

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

Rescue Dawn—7 (No Sun or Tue), 9:30. Also Fri-Sun 2, 4:30. Talk to Me—7:10, 9:35. Also Fri-Sun 2, 4:30.

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. Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties—11, 1. Introducing the Dwights—1, 4, 7:25. Once—1:05 (No Mon-Thu), 3:10, 7:15. Partner—3. Rescue Dawn—1:15, 7:05, 9:40. Sicko—4:10, 7, 9:25. Talk to Me—1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:35. The Waitress—1:25, 5. You Kill Me—1:10, 9:10.

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

The Bourne Ultimatum, Hairspray, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Hot Rod, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, No Reservations, The Simpsons Movie, Transformers, Underdog, 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.

The Bourne Ultimatum—1:10, 4:10, 7:20, 9:50. Hairspray—1:15, 4:05, 7:20, 9:50. Happy Feet—Tue-Wed 10am. Hot Rod—1, 2:55, 4:50, 7:10, 9:35. 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.

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.

The Bourne Ultimatum—12:30, 1:15, 1:30, 2, 3:10, 4:10, 4:30, 5, 5:50, 7, 7:20, 8, 8:30, 9:45, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10:45, 11:15. Bratz—1:15, 4:20, 7, 9:30. 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, 3:30, 7, 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—12:30, 1, 2:45, 3:15, 5, 5:30, 7:15, 7:45, 9:30, 10. Transformers—1, 4, 7, 10. Underdog—11:45, 1, 3:10, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arthur and the Invisibles—Tue-Wed 10am. The Bourne Ultimatum—1:15, 4:10, 7:20, 9:50. 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. No Reservations—12:45, 2:55, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45. The Simpsons Movie—1, 3, 5, 7:20, 9:35. Underdog—1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10, 9:10.

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,

The Bourne Ultimatum—11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:15. Hairspray—11:25, 2:05, 4:45, 7:25, 10:05. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—11:55, 3, 7, 10. Hot Rod—11:50, 2, 4:15, 7:15, 9:40. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry—11:35, 2:15, 4:55, 7:35, 10:10. No Reservations—11:40, 2:20, 4:45, 7:40, 10:20. Ratatouille—11:20, 1:50, 4:20, 7:05, 9:35. The Simpsons Movie—12, 2:25, 4:35, 7:10, 9:40. Transformers—11:45, 3:10, 6:45, 9:55. Who's Your Caddy?—12:05, 2:30, 5, 7:20, 9:45.

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

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

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

The Bourne Ultimatum—12:30, 1:15, 1:30, 3:10, 4:10, 4:30, 5:50, 7, 7:20, 8:30, 9:45, 10. Also Fri-Sat 11:15. Bratz—1:15, 4:20, 7, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 12. Hairspray—1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—12:30, 3:30, 7, 10. Hot Rod—1:45, 4:15, 7:10, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 11:50. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry—10. No Reservations—1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. Ratatouille—11:45, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30. Sicko—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 12:20. The Simpsons Movie—12:30, 1, 2:45, 3:15, 5, 5:30, 7:15, 7:45, 9:30, 10. Also Fri-Sat 11:45, 12:30. Transformers—1, 4, 7, 10. Underdog—1, 3:10, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35. Also Fri-Sat 11:45. 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.

Introducing the Dwights—7:10, 9:15. Also Sat-Sun 2:10, 4:40. Once—7:15, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:20. Rescue Dawn—7, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30.

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

The Bourne Ultimatum—12, 2:30, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50. 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. Ocean's Thirteen (Outdoor Screen)—Fri-Sat 8:30. Ratatouille—12, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:35. The Simpsons Movie—1, 3, 4:55, 7:15, 9:40.

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—7:10. Also Sat-Sun 2:10. Sunshine—9:30. Also Sat-Sun 4:40. Talk to Me—7, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30.


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

Shrek the Third—7, 9. Also Sat-Sun 1, 3, 5, 7, 9.


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

The Bourne Ultimatum—2, 4:30, 7, 9:30. Hair Spray—1:55, 4:30, 7:05. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—1:45, 4:40, 7:35. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry—2:10, 4:35, 7:10, 9:35. No Reservations—1:50, 4:25, 7, 9:25. The Simpsons Movie—2:05, 4:20, 7:15, 9:20. Transformers—1:45, 4:45, 7:45. Underdog—2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:15. Who's Your Caddy?—9:40.

Special Showings

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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.

NC Museum of Natural Sciences: Fri, Aug 3, 7 pm: Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey. Read our review. 11 W Jones St, Raleigh.

NC Museum of Art's Movies on the Lawn: Sat, Aug 4, 7 pm: Shut Up & Sing, a documentary about the outrage surrounding the Dixie Chicks' off-the-cuff criticism of President George W Bush. Film shown in conjunction with the Tres Chicas concert. $5-10. 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. 839-6262,

Local 506: Echoes From the Vault Music Movie Night: '70s Metal: Sat, Aug 4, 9 pm: Deep Purple in Copenhagen (1972); Black Sabbath, Never Say Die (1978); Kiss, Cobo Hall (1976); Alice Cooper, Good to See You Again (1973). 506 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 942-5506. Free.

International Home Movie Day: Sat, Aug 11: Dig up your home movies for a screening, or simply come out to watch others' films. Formats: 8mm, Super 8 and 16mm; no video. Experts will offer tips on preserving these family jewels. 1-4 pm: NC State University, Caldwell Hall, 2201 Hillsborough St, Room G107. 1-5 pm: Duke University, Perkins Library, West Campus off Chapel Dr. Free and open to the public.

Carrboro Film Festival: The second annual Carrboro Film Festival is seeking submissions from filmmakers. The only requirements are that the filmmaker has had a brush with Orange County and that the film is no longer than 20 minutes. Formats: film, video or digital photos. Fees are $15 per submission for entries submitted by Aug 30; $30 for those entered by the late deadline, Sep 20. Entry forms available at

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