AUSTRALIA See review.
FOUR CHRISTMASES (PG-13) See review.
MILK Four stars (R) See review.
TRANSPORTER 3 (PG-13) Frank Martin (Jason Statham) puts on his driving gloves for another mission, this time to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official.
ASHES OF TIME REDUX (NR) See review.
THE CRAWLING EYE You never know quite what to expect at a Silver Scream Spook Show. Professor Morte could summon ghastly ghosts that swarm over the audience's heads, Pregnant women could get sawed in half, hot ghoul on ghoul action from Blast Off Burlesque might go down, and people have been known to win their very own and very real dead body. $7-$10. 1 and 10 p.m. Sat., Nov. 29. Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-873-1939. www.plazaatlanta.com.
GLEN OR GLENDA Art Opening & a Movie presents this cult classic by infamous director and producer Edward D. Wood Jr., starring Bela Lugosi and Ed Wood. Also features the artwork of Shane Morton. $9. 8:30 p.m. Tues., Dec. 2. Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-873-1939. www.plazaatlanta.com.
THE LIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS The delightful tale of young Katie and her brother Makean, who, after losing their way in a Christmas Eve blizzard, are rescued by the Candleman -- a wise gentleman who invites them to his warm and cozy forest cottage and sparks their imagination with the timeless poem "The Night Before Christmas." $8-$15. Nov. 28-Jan. 4. Fernbank Museum of Natural History's IMAX Theatre, 767 Clifton Road. 404-929-6400. www.fernbankmuseum.org.
THE PEOPLE SPEAK A sneak peek at the soon-to-be-released The People Speak, a unique documentary in which archival footage is juxtaposed with historical testimonies that come alive through performances by actors like Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover and Kerry Washington. Free. 8 p.m. Tues., Dec. 2. High Museum, Rich Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-4444. www.high.org.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) (R) The cult classic musical horror spoof follows an all-American couple (Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick) to the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a drag queen/mad scientist from another galaxy. Midnight, Fridays at Plaza Theatre, and Saturdays at Peachtree Cinema & Games, Norcross.
BOLT Three stars (PG) Superpowered canine Bolt (voiced by John Travolta in his most enjoyable performance in a decade) protects a girl (Miley Cyrus) from evildoers, unaware that theyíre on a TV series. The dog ends up traveling cross-country with a fanboy hamster (Mark Walton) who thinks Boltís a real hero, and a cynical alley cat ("Curb Your Enthusiasm's" Susie Essman) who knows he's not. -- Curt Holman
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Four stars (R) In wintry Sweden, an alienated 12 year-old boy (pallid KÂre Hedebrant) befriends a mysterious young neighbor (Lina Leandersson) who may be an ageless vampire. Director Tomas Alfredsonís icy character study proves so well-observed and visually arresting that it would be engrossing even without the vampiric themes. -- Holman
MAX PAYNE Two stars (PG-13) Brooding big-city detective Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) tracks his wife Michelle's unsolved murder to a scheme involving exotic mobsters, an ominous pharmaceutical company and strange winged things with glowy eyes. Based on a videogame that was heavily inspired by action movies and crime graphic novels, Max Payne feels like a third-generation copy. -- Holman
QUANTUM OF SOLACE Three stars (PG-13) Picking up where James Bond reboot Casino Royale left off, the now-brooding British superspy (Daniel Craig) tracks his girlfriendís killers to a mysterious organization whose members include a scheming power broker (Mathieu Amalric). Solace feels too much like part two of a trilogy, relying on the previous filmís set-up while leaving key plot points unresolved. -- Holman
RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (R) Rachel may be getting married, but to her irritation, all eyes are on her sister who's just been temporarily released from a drug treatment facility. Alternately funny and gripping, the film marks a welcome return to original drama with outstanding performances. -- J.R. Jones
ROCKNROLLA Three stars (R) Some small-time London crooks (including Gerard Butler and Idris Elba) get caught up in complex heists and double-crosses involving a missing rock star (Toby Kebbell), a crooked real estate fixer (Tom Wilkinson) and a Russian kingpin's lucky painting. Fast edits and crunchy guitars give plenty of urgency, if little substance, to director Guy Ritchie's comeback/throwback film that falls slightly short of his flashier, funnier Snatch. -- Holman
SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK Four stars (R) In the directorial debut from famously trippy screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich), a depressed theater director (Philip Seymour Hoffman at his most morose) builds a replica of New York in a massive warehouse populated with actors playing real people, including himself. Convoluted but also rich and ambitious. The most thought-provoking film of 2008. -- Holman
TWILIGHT Two stars (PG-13) Moody teen Bella (Kristen Stewart) falls for pale but hunky fellow high schooler Edward (Robert Pattinson), only to discover that he's a vampire. Based on an astonishingly popular series of novels primarily aimed at teenage girls, the film version plays like "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer" drained of suspense or humor. Fans of the books will probably enjoy the angsty treatment of star-crossed love, but other audiences will be put off by the overabundance of characters, the overemoting leads and the use of wires in the action scenes. -- Holman
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