DEATH AT A FUNERAL (R) The ceremonial send-off for the patriarch of a dysfunctional family -- the backdrop for Frank Oz's dark comedy staring Matthew MacFadyen (Pride and Prejudice) and Rupert Graves (V For Vendetta) -- becomes less than dignified when a mysterious stranger threatens to reveal a dark secret regarding the deceased.
THE INVASION (PG-13) The extraterrestrial-onslaught plot of 1956's The Invasion of the Body Snatchers has been well-covered with this, its fourth incarnation, but never before have sexy stars Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig led the human resistance as they do in the latest attempt by Oliver Hirschbiegel.
LADY CHATTERLEY (NR) Pascale Ferran's screen adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's story stars Marina Hands and Jean-Louis Coullo'ch as two vastly different characters whose torrid love affair reawakens the life in their formerly stagnant existence.
NO END IN SIGHT (NR) See review.
SUPERBAD (R) See feature/review.
THE TEN (R) With an all-star cast including Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder and Adam Brody, filmmakers Ken Marino and David Wain illustrate the Ten Commandments with 10 sinfully funny interconnected skits.
ATLANTA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (NR) See review.
HOW TO COPE: PERFORMANCE, POSSESSION, POLITICS Frequent Small Meals' Andy Ditzler programs and hosts Film Love #46 focusing on the amazing performance art that can be born of oppression.
MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL 5 stars (1975) (NR) They're Knights of the Round Table. They dance whene'er they're able. They do routines and chorus scenes with footwork impecc-able. It's a busy life in Camelot. They sing from the diaphragm a lot. (This re-release boasts a whopping "24 seconds" of unseen footage.) Midnight Series. Aug. 17. Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive. 678-495-1424. www.landmarktheatres.com. -- Curt Holman
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) (R) The cult classic of cult classics, the 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. It's all fun and games until Meat Loaf gets killed. Dress as your favorite character and participate in this musical on acid. Midnight Fri. at Lefont Plaza Theatre and Sat. at Peachtree Cinema & Games, Norcross.
BECOMING JANE 3 stars (PG) Though it employs the familiar touches of a Jane Austen original, Becoming Jane never fully becomes the kind of Austen piece we know and love. In a pleasant, improbable manner, a feisty Jane (the porcelain Anne Hathaway) and her conflicted, Darcy-esque love interest (James McAvoy) dutifully deliver the expected wry banter and repressed affection to convince us of their love, yet the film's oddly somber tone, which lingers like English rain, hinders any real chance of doing justice to Austen's own bright mastery of wit and observation. -- Allison C. Keene
BLAME IT ON FIDEL (NR) Told from the point of view of 9-year-old Anna, documentary filmmaker Julie Gavras' fiction debut shows how children suffer when parents take political sensibilities too far. (Julie Gavras is the daughter of director Costa-Gavras of Missing and Z fame.)
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM 3 stars (PG-13) In the third Bourne movie, amnesiac super-spy Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) crosses the globe to reclaim his memory and outwit his former CIA spymasters (including David Strathairn). Paul Greengrass also directed the trilogy's previous entry and again masterfully employs shaky camera work and soundtrack percussion to raise the audience's pulse rate; he could make doing laundry unbearably exciting. Nevertheless, given the identical plots (and impassive acting from Julia Stiles) in all three, it's no wonder Bourne can't remember anything. -- Holman
BRATZ (PG) With characters based on the popular dolls, Sean McNamara's comedy chronicles the trials of four teenage girls who share an enduring friendship.
BROKEN ENGLISH 4 stars (PG-13) Wacky girl Parker Posey shows a refreshing serious side as a lonely Manhattan singleton in the debut film by Zoe Cassavetes, daughter of renowned indie auteur John. Posey's emotionally enthralling performance (complemented by soulful French actor Melvil Poupaud's turn as her would-be boyfriend) and Cassavetes' truthful writing make this wonderfully low-key indie rise above the usual chick-flick fray. -- Felicia Feaster
BROOKLYN RULES (R) Michael (Freddie Prinze Jr.) narrates the story of growing up on the tough streets of Brooklyn in Michael Corrente's coming-of-age drama co-starring Alec Baldwin and Scott Caan.
CAPTIVITY (R) Elisha Cuthbert (The Girl Next Door, House of Wax) plays Jennifer, a fashion model abducted, held against her will and tortured in Roland Joffé's (The Killing Fields) thriller.
COLMA: THE MUSICAL 3 stars (NR) Three recent high school graduates (Jake Moreno, L.A. Renigen, and scripter/lyricist/composer H.P. Mendoza) long to escape their sleepy hometown of Colma, Calif., in this exuberant indie musical. The thin plot and self-involved, unlikable characters prevent Colma from becoming a cult classic, but Mendoza and director Richard Wong clearly have enough ideas and talent to support the idea that the future of the movie musical may be at the art house, not the cineplex. -- Holman
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