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OPENING FRIDAY
EASY VIRTUE 3 stars (PG-13) See review.

FADOS (Not rated) Focuses on fado, a type of music that can be traced back to 1820s Portugal. Through a series of musical vignettes, we journey through the history of fado, studying its various styles and permutations as it absorbs Brazilian and African influences.

FOOD, INC. 4 stars (PG-13) See review.

THE PROPOSAL (PG-13) Sandra Bullock plays a Canadian-born New York book editor who pretends to be engaged to her assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to avoid deportation. It sounds like Green Card gives way to Meet the Parents when they fly to Alaska to meet his family.

YEAR ONE (PG-13) See review.

DULY NOTED
HOME ALONE (1990) 2 stars (PG-13) Overscheduled parents accidentally abandon their adorable son (Macauley Culkin) for the holidays, forcing him to fend off a pair of dim-witted thieves (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern). Alternately mean-spirited and mawkish, this was nonetheless a huge success and remains the No. 35 highest-grossing film of all time. Screen on the Green. Free. Sunset. Thurs., June 18. The Great Lawn at Centennial Park. www.peachtreetv.com.

A WINK AND A SMILE
(NR) Filmmaker Deirdre Allen Timmons  looks at the art of striptease by following 10 Seattle women, from their 20s to 50s, who take a six-week course in exotic dancing. $3-$5. Times vary. June 19-25. Cinefest, GSU University Center, Suite 211, 66 Courtland St. 404-413-1798. www2.gsu.edu/~wwwcft.

CONTINUING
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

EVERY LITTLE STEP 3 stars (PG-13) This behind-the-scenes documentary about Broadway's recent revival of A Chorus Line captures the spirit of the hit musical far better than Sir Richard Attenborough's misguided 1985 film version. Life imitates art when would-be Broadway stars dance their hearts out in rehearsal rooms and sing A Chorus Line's signature tunes. The film traces A Chorus Line's origins from a late-night marathon conversation involving choreographer Michael Bennett and other dancers, while generating "American Idol"-type suspense as we wait to see who gets cast. — Holman

THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE (R) Stephen Soderbergh directs this lo-fi character study of a sex worker's 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

IMAGINE THAT (PG) Eddie Murphy eschews latex makeup for this family comedy in which he plays a workaholic finance executive who discovers that his daughters' imaginary friends may be able to advance his career. It sounds kind of like Adam Sandler's Bedtime Stories, with fewer special effects.

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.

LEMON TREE (NR) 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.

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.

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3 2 stars (PG-13) A subway dispatcher under an ethics investigation (Denzel Washington) becomes an unexpected hostage negotiator when four heavily-armed jerks (led by John Travolta) hijack an NYC subway car. Ultra-stylish director Tony Scott would seem to be perfect for this material, but instead he weakens the ticking-clock suspense with breakneck editing and the overused, fake-slomo effect called speed ramping. Washington's immense talent shines through, but Travolta's ham-tastic overemoting goes completely off the rails. — Holman

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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