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· UNDERWORLD EVOLUTION (R) The sequel to Underworld features Kate Beckinsale reprising her role as a gun-toting, leather-clad blood-drinker caught it a centuries-old grudge match between vampires and werewolves.

· WALK THE LINE 3 stars. (PG-13) This biopic of legendary but troubled country music star Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) focuses on his decades-long relationship with singer and muse June Carter (Reese Witherspoon). The cast impressively sings their own songs, and the early rockabilly tours (with Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis) convey the excitement of rock's early days. -- Holman

· WHEN A STRANGER CALLS (PG-13) Increasingly ominous phone calls terrorize a baby sitter in this remake of the 1979 thriller (inspired by a famous urban legend).

· THE WORLD'S FASTEST INDIAN 2 stars. (PG-13) Middle-of-nowhere New Zealander Burt Munro (a feisty Anthony Hopkins) aspires to set a land-speed record on his antique, jerry-rigged motorcycle in this heavily clichéd biopic. Once Munro reaches the competition at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, the film finds some sharp conflicts: Burt's relentless, follow-your-dream platitudes begin to sound genuinely suicidal. Up until that point, though, Indian putters along with its tame portrait of a small-town eccentric, followed by a drowsy "What a country!" American road trip. -- Holman


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