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Movie times are good from Friday, August 10 through Thursday, August 16 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), Neil Morris (NM) or Zack Smith (ZS).

Opening This Week

ANGEL-A—Writer-director Luc Besson's stab at French New Wave winds up a handsome retread of Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire and all things Capra. Andre (Jamel Debbouze) is a down-and-out American—of Algerian descent—in Paris indebted to an assortment of gangsters and without anywhere or anyone to turn. A suicidal plunge into the Seine brings him into contact with a leggy blonde named Angela (Rie Rasmussen, the latest gaunt Besson beauty following Milla Jovovich and Anne Parillaud), who befriends and champions the bumbling, inept Andre. Debbouze and Rasmussen exude a combustible chemistry in this offbeat love story, and Besson's monochrome cinematography—filmed early morning on barren Parisian rues—is captivating. Indeed, the ingredients are there for an end result more daring than this predictable, uneven fable that feels repetitive at 90 minutes even before its sappy, unimaginative ending. Rated R. —NM

How did those words get there? Anne Hathaway plays super-famous writer Jane Austen. - PHOTO BY COLM HOGAN/ MIRAMAX FILMS
BECOMING JANEPride and Prejudice is one of the most popular novels in English literature, and Becoming Jane attempts to shoehorn Jane Austen's scant biographical details into an outline resembling her most famous work. Anne Hathaway is far too pretty to play our Jane—it's impossible to believe she must live by her wits alone. James McAvoy charms as a sly rogue who steals Jane's heart, much in the manner of the fictional Mr. Darcy. Although the film is bloodless, Jane Austen completists should not be discouraged from its slight pleasures. Read our review. Rated PG. —LB

CHAK DE INDIA (LET'S SHOW 'EM, INDIA)— Just in time for Indian Independence Day, Shah Rukh Khan stars in this hybrid of an underdog sports movie and an ecumenical patriotic rabble rouser. A down-on-his-luck coach recruits a raggedy team to restore India's former glory in­—women's field hockey. Charismatic SRK is always worth watching, and the film's offbeat promos feature the whole team musically snarling, "Ek Hockey Doonge Rekh Ke" ("I'll whack you with my hockey stick"). Not rated. —­LB

DADDY DAY CAMP—Fred Savage (The Wonder Years) makes his feature directorial debut in this sequel to Daddy Day Care, with Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding assuming Eddie Murphy's role. Rated PG.

GANDHI, MY FATHER—Akshaye Khanna plays troubled Harilal Gandhi, the son of the Mahatma, in this non-musical art film set during the Indian struggle for independence from the British Raj. Alcoholic Harilal petulantly converts to Islam, while his father, preoccupied with the nation's birth pangs, slights his family's conflicts. Well reviewed in the Indian press, and doubtless an interesting point of comparison to Richard Attenborough's Oscar-winning Gandhi. Not rated. —LB

RUSH HOUR 3—The reported $20 million salary paid to Chris Tucker to reprise the role of Detective James Carter seems like money well spent since his signature rapid-fire riffs are the only thing carrying the third leg of a film series that is, in actuality, the Americanized version of co-star Jackie Chan's old Hong Kong cop actioners, including the insipid storylines but sans the now 53-year-old Chan's renowned stunt work. In a sequence that has more layers of meaning than space allows me to elucidate, a trip through Chinatown provides a clue as to the whereabouts of a crime syndicate, leading Carter and Chan's Inspector Lee to fly to Paris where they are first mistakenly accosted—and digitally violated—by a French cop played by Roman Polanski. Unfortunately, the rest of this banal buddy-cop road flick can be best summed up by a line heard during a musical montage set to Elton John's Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word: "It's a sad, sad situation/ And it's getting more and more absurd." Rated PG-13. —NM

STARDUST—Thirty minutes in, this adaptation of author Neil Gaiman's 1997 comic novella-turned-hardback sensation feels as banal as it is byzantine. Unicorns, magical spells and sundry other genre gimcracks abound in a cheeky adventure-comedy penned by filmmakers who have clearly seen A Princess Bride a few too many times. However, you gradually become immersed in this fantastic universe and its Gen Y verve, thanks to director Matthew Vaughn's sterling cinematography and set design and an enthusiastic, eclectic cast, including Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, a dandy Robert De Niro and a sensational Michelle Pfeiffer. Read our review. Rated PG-13. —NM

Current Releases

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. —NM

BRATZ—This movie is awful with a capital "A." Based on a line of fashion dolls that has also inspired an animated television program, Bratz falls prey to every teenage dream-scene film that crowds the racks of the local Blockbuster. Regurgitating the prototypical individuality vs. cliques standards of Clueless, Mean Girls and Election, the film attempts to convey a supreme sense of "just be yourself" attitude but instead of achieving this heartwarming mantra, the film turns itself into an advertisement for the MTV-lifestyle. Cute clothes, cuter boys, cool ringtones and a defined sense of self-identity through materialism is not an ideology we should be dressing up and selling to teenage girls. I'm not sure which is worse—the fashionista film or the slutty, belly-baring dolls—I wouldn't expose my kid to either. Rated PG. —KJ

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

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

HOT ROD—Spend 88 minutes staring directly at Andy Samberg's goofy mug and it's hard not to get distracted by his physical appearance: He has a large mouth and this time it's sublimely decorated by a pasted-on, Burt Reynolds-style mustache. He also conveys some minor-league sex appeal, a first for an SNL regular turned feature film star. But being distracted by Samberg's looks is a bad sign that points to an underdeveloped plot: Samberg plays Rod Kimble, a moped-riding, Evel Knievel-channeling stuntman who needs to raise $50,000 to pay for his stepfather's heart transplant. Taking clues from the stupid human stunts of Jackass, creators Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Samberg use lots of slapstick violence, high school humor (check the "Cool Beans" sketch) and '80s nostalgia (the soundtrack is inundated with Europe songs) to construct a plot that's really no more than a cocktail napkin sketch. This would have worked for an SNL skit, but it crashes and burns (literally) on the big screen. Rated PG-13. —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

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

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. —NM

TALK TO ME—Directed by Kasi Lemmons (Eve's Bayou), Talk to Me is the story of radio personality Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene (Don Cheadle), an ex-con and drug addict-turned-political activist and comedy personality. Alongside Greene, we get the story of his manager, Dewey Hughes (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a WOL program director who plays it straight, modeling his life after that of Johnny Carson. This internal parallel, a pious man plated against a hot-wired loud-mouth activist, sets up the dynamics of the film as the relationship is used to look out on race relations in America during the '60s. Yet, the inevitable biopic arc is Talk to Me's downfall, and the added romanticism and neat repackaging of Greene's career eclipses the man himself. With worthy performances by Cheadle, Ejiofor and Taraji P. Henson, it's easy to get swept away in the sugary sounds of the Supremes and ride the wave of nostalgia without looking back to think of Greene's true imperative of keepin' it real. Rated R. —KJ

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

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

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

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 which rap mogul C-Note (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. 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. 645-1111.

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. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer—1:10, 3:20, 5:25, 7:40, 9:55. Knocked Up—1:10, 4:20, 7:15, 10. 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. Ocean's Thirteen—1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40. 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—1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:15. Bratz—1:15, 7:10. Daddy Day Camp—1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:35, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 11:55. Hairspray—7:10, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:10. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—12:30, 3:30, 7, 10. Hot Rod—4:10, 9:50. Also Fri-Sat 12:10. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry—1:15, 7. The Laugh Factor Comedy Show—Thu 7:45, 9:45. No Reservations—4:20, 9:40. Ratatouille—1, 4. Rush Hour 3—12:40, 1:10, 2:45, 3:15, 4:50, 5:20, 7, 7:30, 9:10, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 11:20, 11:50. The Simpsons Movie—12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 11:45. Skinwalkers—1:15, 4:20, 7:05, 9:35. Also Fri-Sat 12:05. Stardust—1:20, 2, 4:10, 4:50, 7:10, 7:50 (No Thu), 9:55. Also Fri-Sat 10:35. Transformers—1, 4, 7, 10. Underdog—1, 3:10, 5, 7:15, 9:30. 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.

Angel-A—9 (No Wed). Once—7 (No Wed). Also Fri-Sun 2:30. Rescue Dawn—Fri-Sun 4:30. Talk to Me—7:10, 9:35. Also Fri-Sun 1:30, 4:15.

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

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

Angel-A—1:10, 7. Are We Done Yet?—11, 1. Becoming Jane—1:25, 4:10, 7:05, 9:35. Cash—3pm. Chak De India—Fri-Sun 6:20, 9:45; Mon-Thu 7:30. Ghandi, My Father—3:10, 9:40 (No Mon-Thu). Once—3:15, 7:25, 9:20. Rescue Dawn—1:05, 9:30. Sicko—4, 7. Talk to Me—1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 4:20, 7, 9:25. Waitress—1, 5:10.

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

The Bourne Ultimatum, Daddy Day Camp, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Hot Rod, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Rush Hour 3, The Simpsons Movie, Stardust, 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. Charlotte's Web—Tue-Wed 10am. Hot Rod—1:05, 2:50, 4:45, 7:05, 9:35. Rush Hour 3—1, 2:55, 4:50, 7:25, 9:45. The Simpsons Movie—1, 3, 4:55, 7:15, 9:40. Stardust—1:15, 4:05, 7:10, 9:55.

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, 3:10, 4:10, 5:50, 7, 8:30, 9:45. Bratz—1:15, 7:20. Daddy Day Camp—1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:35, 9:45. 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—4:10, 9:50. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry—1:15, 7. The Laugh Factory Comedy Show—Thu 7:45, 9:45. No Reservations—1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:45. Ratatouille—1:15, 4, 7 (No Thu), 9:30 (No Thu). Rush Hour 3—12:40, 1:10, 2:45, 3:15, 4:50, 5:20, 7, 7:30, 9:10, 9:40. The Simpsons Movie—12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Skinwalkers—1:15, 4:20, 7:05, 9:35. Stardust—1:20, 2, 4:10, 4:50, 7:10, 7:50, 9:55. Also Fri-Sat 10:35. Transformers—4:20, 9:50. Underdog—1:30, 3:30, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55.

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

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

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

Becoming Jane—7 (No Sun or Thu), 9:25. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30. Rocky Horror Picture Show—Fri midnight.

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

The Bourne Ultimatum—1:15, 4:10, 7:20, 9:50. Charlotte's Web—Tue-Wed 10am. No Reservations—12:45, 2:55, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45. Rush Hour—1:05, 3:15, 5, 5:15, 7:25, 9:40. The Simpsons Movie—1, 3, 5, 7:20, 9:35. Stardust—1:30, 4:15, 7:15, 9:40. 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.

Northgate Stadium 10
1056 W Club Blvd, Durham. 286-1001,

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

The Bourne Ultimatum—12:45, 1:35, 3:25, 4:35, 6:50, 7:40, 9:40, 10:25. Daddy Day Camp—11:35am, 1:55, 4:15, 6:35, 9. Hairspray—12:25, 3:10, 6:15, 8:55. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—2:15, 5:20, 8:30. Also Fri-Sun 11:15am. Hot Rod—12:10, 10:10. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry—1:15, 4:05, 6:50, 10. No Reservations—1:25, 3:55, 6:40. Sat-Sun 3:55, 6:40, 9:15. Also Mon-Thu 9:15. Ratatouille—11:30am, 2:45, 6:05, 8:45. Rush Hour 3—11:15am, 12, 1:15, 2:30, 3:40, 4:55, 5:55, 7:15, 8:15, 9:30, 10:35, 11:15. The Simpsons Movie—1:05, 2:20, 3:15, 5, 5:50, 7:20, 8, 9:30. Skinwalkers—1, 4, 7:05, 10:05. Stardust—12:05, 3, 6:20, 9:15. Transformers—3, 6:25, 9:55. Underdog—Fri only 12:05, 2:05, 4:25, 6:30, 8:35. Sat-Thu 11:50, 1:55, 3:55, 6:05, 8:10. Who's Your Caddy?—12:35.

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—1:15, 2, 4:10, 6, 7, 8 (No Thu), 9:45, 10. Also Fri-Sat 10:45. Bratz—1:15, 4:20, 7, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 12. Daddy Day Camp—1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:35, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 11:55. 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—7:10, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 11:50. The Laugh Factory Comedy Show—Thu 7:45, 9:45. No Reservations—1:15 (No Tue-Wed), 4:10 (No Tue-Wed), 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. Ratatouille—1, 4. Rush Hour—12:40, 1:10, 2:45, 3:15, 4:50, 5:20, 7, 7:30, 9:10, 9:40. Also Fri-Sat 11:20, 11:50. Sicko—1:30, 7:15. The Simpsons Movie—12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Also Fri-Sat 11:45. Skinwalkers—1:15, 4:20, 7:05, 9:35. Also Fri-Sat 12:05. Stardust—1:10, 4, 7, 9:45. Also Fri-Sat 12:30. Transformers—4:15, 9:55. Underdog—1, 3:10, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35. Also Fri-Sat 11:45.

Chapel Hill

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

Becoming Jane—7:10, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2, 4:30. La Vie En Rose—7:30. Also Sat-Sun 1:50, 4:40. Once—7:15, 9:20. Also Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:20.

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

The Bourne Ultimatum—12, 2:30, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Outdoor Screen)— Fri-Sat 8:30. No Reservations—12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:25, 9:40. Rush Hour 3—12:45, 2:45, 4:45, 7:05, 9:35. The Simpsons Movie—1, 3, 4:55, 7:15, 9:40. Stardust—1:15, 4:10, 7:10, 9:45.

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.

Sicko—7:10, 9:30. Also Sat-Sun 2:10, 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. Hairspray—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

Chronological by date and time

The Triangle Indie Film Meetup Group: Events posted at

NC Museum of Art's Movies on the Lawn: Fri, Aug 10, 9 pm: The Queen, Stephen Frears' account of how Princess Di's death made Tony Blair's reputation (years before it was unmade by George W. Bush). $3. 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. 839-6262,

International Home Movie Day: Sat, Aug 11, 1-4 pm: 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. NC State University, Caldwell Hall, 2221 Hillsborough St, Room G107 in Raleigh. Free and open to the public.

Take Three: Fri, Aug 17, 8 pm: Three films by local filmmakers. Two are adapted from locally written plays by Nick Karner and the third is Mr. Moonlight, directed by Ken Peterson and featuring Joan Darling and Estes Tarver. The ArtsCenter, 300G E Main St., Carrboro. $5. 929-2787.

Viva Cuba: Sun, Aug 26, 5 pm: A French-Cuban co-production from 2005 that examines Cuban issues through a child-centered Romeo and Juliet-style plot. CHICLE, 101 E Weaver St, third floor, Carrboro. 933-0398. Free.

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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