AWAY WE GO 3 stars (R) See review.
EVERY LITTLE STEP 3 stars (PG-13) See review.
IMAGINE THAT (PG) Eddie Murphy eschews latex make-up for this family comedy in which he plays a workaholic finance executive who discovers that his daughter's imaginary friends may be able to advance his career. It sounds kind of like Adam Sandler's Bedtime Stories, with fewer special effects.
LEMON TREE (Not rated) Palestinian-French actress Hiam Abbass (The Visitor, The Limits of Control) stars in this soft-spoken drama about a Palestinian widow's land dispute with her neighbor, the Israeli minister of defense. Israeli director Eran Riklis includes scenes that span from West Bank refugee camps to the tony suburbs of Jerusalem.
THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3 2 stars (PG-13) See review.
FIELD OF DREAMS (1989) 4 stars (PG-13) After a voice says "If you build it, he will come," an Iowa farmer (Kevin Costner) converts a cornfield into a baseball diamond and receives visits from such baseball legends as Shoeless Joe Jackson. This fable of American iconography and second chances defies expectations while bringing a tear to the eye. A great film to see with your dad. Screen on the Green. Free. Dusk. Thurs., June 11. The Great Lawn at Centennial Park. www.peachtreetv.com.
KEPULIAN: STORIES OF THE TSUNAMI (NR) See review.
MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY (NR) Wyatt Cenac (of "The Daily Show") and Tracey Heggins play a couple who awkwardly get to know each other after a drunken hook-up in this soft-spoken drama that explores San Francisco's African-American experience. $3-$5. Times vary. June 12-18. Cinefest, GSU University Center, Suite 211, 66 Courtland St. 404-651-3565. www2.gsu.edu/~wwwcft.
ADORATION 3 stars (R) An orphaned Canadian teenager (Devon Bostick) delivers a personal account of his parents' involvement in an act of attempted terrorism, but nothing is as it seems. The Sweet Hereafter director Atom Egoyan can be enormously effective at presenting an initial enigma and gradually revealing the truth and different layers of meaning, and the nuanced performances from Bostick and Arsinée Khanjian give the film a rich emotional texture. Adoration's themes of online communities, digital imagery and terrorism prove comparable to the work of novelist Don DeLillo, who also explores the lives of contemporary North Americans alienated by the powerful forces of modernity. — Curt Holman
THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE (R) Stephen Soderbergh directs this lo-fi character study of a sex workerís relationships with men and money. It stars real-life porn star Sasha Grey.
THE HANGOVER 3 stars (R) The morning after a raucous Vegas bachelor party, the hungover groomsmen (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis) woozily retrace their steps to find the mysteriously missing groom. From Old School director Todd Phillips, The Hangover overstays its welcome by about 10 minutes and doesn't quite live up to its own trailer, which gives away some of the best gags. It still offers laughs most of the way through, and while Cooper gets top billing and Galifianakis plays the craziest character, former Atlantan Helms owns the movie as he captures the crumbling composure of a preppie dentist. — Holman
LAND OF THE LOST (PG-13) This big-budget version of the Sid and Marty Krofft cult kid's series from the 1970s stars Will Ferrell, Anna Friel of "Pushing Daisies" and Danny R. McBride (who's in everything these days) as a threesome who hit a time warp and encounter prehistoric monsters and reptilian Sleestaks.
LITTLE ASHES 2 stars (R) This period piece captures three of Spain's most renowned artists in their embryonic state, chronicling the tempestuous relationships of young painter Salvador Dalí (Twilight's Robert Pattinson), budding filmmaker Luis Buñuel (Matthew McNulty) and poet/playwright Federico García Lorca (Javier Beltrán). Little Ashes succeeds better as an art history lesson than a character study, although Dalí and Lorca (who may have been more than friends) offer contrasting examples of artistic political engagement. Pattinson plays Dalí's antics with self-conscious awkwardness, and it's hard to tell whether he's deliberately trying to convey that the artist's outbursts were a pose, or if the actor simply cannot convey the spark of inspiration. — Holman
MY LIFE IN RUINS (PG-13) Star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding reconnects with her native Greece in an effort to recapture her kefi (Greek for "mojo"). In hopes of finding some direction in life, Georgia (Nia Vardalos) works as a travel guide while waiting for her dream job.
TREELESS MOUNTAIN (NR) In Seoul, Korea, two sisters must look after one another when their mother leaves them to search for their estranged father in this acclaimed film from director So Yong Kim.
TULPAN (NR) Winner of the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, the first narrative feature from Kazakh documentary filmmaker Sergei Dvortsevoy offers a coming-of-age story in which a young man attempts to prove his worth as both a husband and a shepherd.
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