ERASERHEAD The Plaza Theatre will screen David Lynch's classic 1977 film for two weeks, starting Fri., May 16. Eraserhead is the story of Henry Spencer, his girlfriend Mary X and their mutant baby.
KISS THE BRIDE 2 stars (R) See review.
PRINCE CASPIAN (PG) See review.
SON OF RAMBOW 3 stars (PG-13) See review.
CINEMAMA Film series that includes popcorn, pillows and drinks. May's theme is "Unlikely Love," and on Thurs., May 15, Lovers on the Bridge (1991) will be screened. Free. 8 p.m. New Street Gallery, 2800 Washington St., Avondale Estates. cinemama.org.
FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA The High Museum continues its month-long screening of Indian Films on Fri., May 16, with The Eclipse, which centers around the wife of a landowner and her relationship with a teenage boy, and Sat., May 17, with Outsourced, about a man from Seattle who's forced to move to India when his employer transfers production overseas. $5. Both films are shown at 8 p.m. in the Rich Theatre of the Woodruff Arts Center. 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-4444. www.high.org.
THE LEGEND OF BILLIE JEAN After a gang of rich kids steal and break her brother's moped, Billie Jean Davy demands payment for the damages, narrowly escapes getting raped and accidentally shoots someone. Starring Helen Slater, Christian Slater and Barry Tubb. Through May 22. Check website for times and prices. Cinefest, second floor of the Georgia State University Center. www2.gsu.edu/~wwwcft.
SUMMER CAMP FILM SERIES In celebration of the beginning of summer camp season, the Plaza Theatre will screen campy movies once a month, hosted by drag emcee Ruby Redd. The first screening is Barbarella, starring Jane Fonda. Tues., May 20. $8. 9 p.m. Plaza Theatre. 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-873-1939. www.plazaatlanta.com.
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. Midnight, Fri. at Plaza Theatre, and Sat. at Peachtree Cinema & Games, Norcross.
21 (PG-13) Based on the best-selling nonfiction book Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, by Ben Mezrich, 21 tells the story of ambitious students who become card experts. Starring Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne and Kate Bosworth.
BABY MAMA 2 stars (PG-13) "30 Rock" creator Tina Fey plays a variation of her small-screen alter ego as an unmarried successful executive who hires an uncouth surrogate (Amy Poehler) to have her child. Former "Saturday Night Live" co-anchors, Fey and Poehler make an appealing comedic duo, but the film never rises above the thudding level of a female "Odd Couple" dynamic of slob vs. snob, while writer/director Michael McCullers shows no understanding of real-world fertility issues. -- Curt Holman
THE BANK JOB 2 stars (R) In 1971 London, a dodgy car dealer (Jason Statham, aka The Transporter) and his gang of amateurs plan to rob a bank vault of safety deposit boxes, unaware that their caper is camouflage for a government plot to pilfer some Royal blackmail material. Some crisply edited scenes of safe cracking and escaping fail to rescue The Bank Job's convoluted screenplay, which lunges in too many directions for director Roger Donaldson to control. The poor British man's Bruce Willis, Statham steals the movie, but The Bank Job doesn't get away clean. -- Holman
CHAPTER 27 2 stars (R) Writer/director J.P. Schaefer's debut film is an off-target affair as he tries to crawl inside the head of John Lennon's assassin, former Decatur resident Mark David Chapman. Jared Leto is believable as Chapman, but so much interior monologue and not enough context makes the whole dreadful period feel little more than the rantings of a lunatic. -- David Lee Simmons
DECEPTION (R) Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams star in this drama about an accountant who gets involved with a mysterious sex club and becomes a suspect in a multimillion-dollar heist and missing-person case.
DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO! 4 stars (G) In this CGI adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic, a kindly elephant (voiced by Jim Carrey) protects microscopic Whoville from hostile nay-sayers led by Carol Burnett's Sour Kangaroo. Horton cleverly doubles the narrative by making the Whoville mayor (Steve Carell) another lonely believer, and generally retains the heart of the book and slapstick worthy of old Bugs Bunny cartoons. It's as if the filmmakers knew exactly how big a desecration was Carrey's How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and did exactly the opposite. -- Holman
DRILLBIT TAYLOR 2 stars (PG-13) Persecuted by a psycho bully (Alex Frost), three meek high schoolers (Nate Hartley, Troy Gentile and David Dorfman) hire supersoldier Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson) to be their bodyguard, unaware that he's actually a nonconfrontational homeless panhandler. Overlong and underfunny, Drillbit Taylor wastes the charms of Wilson and his young co-stars. Co-writer Seth Rogen also co-wrote Superbad, which has a similar dynamic between the three kids, but Drillbit is no Superbad. It's just plain bad. -- Holman
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