BRIDESHEAD REVISITED (PG-13) See review.
CHRIS & DON: A LOVE STORY (NR) See review.
THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN (R) A struggling photographer (Bradley Cooper) tracks a brutal subway serial killer in director Ryuhei Kitamura's adaptation of a short story by Clive Barker.
THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR (PG-13) See review Fri., Aug. 1.
SWING VOTE (PG-13) Due to a ballot error in the presidential election, the fate of the free world hangs on the vote of one man -- apathetic single father Bud Johnson (Kevin Costner).
LONG WAY DOWN Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman undertake a motorcycle ride through 20 countries, from Scotland to South Africa, in this follow-up to their documentary television series "Long Way Round." Thurs., July 31. 7:30 p.m. Prices and locations vary. www.fathomevents.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, Fridays at Plaza Theatre, and Saturdays at Peachtree Cinema & Games, Norcross.
SORROWFUL TUNES OF SUNNY LAND A four-part documentary film that surveys four regions of the Republic of Georgia. Filmmakers Natela Grigalashvili, Maka Batiashvili, Tamar Melikishvili and Irina Abzhandadze put Georgians to an artistic test on gender sensitivity. In conjunction with an exhibition of photographs by Georgian photographers. Free. Sat., Aug. 2. 8 p.m. Composition Gallery, 1388 McLendon Ave. 678-982-9764. www.compositiongallery.com.
THE ANIMATION SHOW 4 3 stars (NR) The fourth installment of the edgy animation anthology, created by Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt, puts a little too much emphasis on rude slapstick. (You can pretty much guess the punchlines of the recurring shorts called "Yompi, The Loveable Crotch-Biting Sloup.") Nevertheless, the jokes are pretty good on a short-by-short basis. Smith & Foulkes' "This Way Up" is a small masterpiece of deadpan humor and other highlights include a collage adaptation of Billy Collins' poem "Forgetfulness." -- Curt Holman
CSNY: DÉJÀ VU 3 stars (R) Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's tour documentary, shot during the group's aptly named 2006 Freedom of Speech Tour, deftly blends the band's anti-war sentiment with a fond appreciation of the troops' sacrifices. The delicate balance undercuts the notion of protest as unpatriotic, and instead underscores the value of dissent. Unfortunately, the movie's a little light on the band's interpersonal dynamics, and instead settles for an early observation by David Crosby of Young as a "benevolent" dictator. We see too many group hugs, and not enough creative collaboration. -- David Lee Simmons
THE DARK KNIGHT 4 stars (PG-13) Director Christopher Nolan's follow-up to Batman Begins features such sharp conflicts, gritty locations and breathless action scenes that the flamboyant hero and villain costumes seem almost superfluous. The late Heath Ledger's creepy, charismatic turn as the anarchic Joker could have earned the actor a second career playing movie bad guys, while Aaron Eckhart's portrayal of district attorney Harvey Dent gives the film the dimensions of classic tragedy. As Bruce Wayne, Christian Bale doesn't seem to mind being upstaged. -- Holman
ELSA AND FRED (PG) Elsa, a young romantic, falls in love with a widower named Alfredo and in pursuing him, teaches him how to live again. Marcos Carnevale directs.
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD 3 stars (G) Werner Herzog combs Antarctica's icebergs and underwater marvels in another existential meditation on the tensions between man and nature. The film underscores Herzog's enduring existential crisis -- that man's importance is infinitesimal when set against the backdrop of nature. It's not long before we realize that the "end of the world" referred to in the movie's title isn't just a geographical location, but man's fate as well. -- Simmons
GET SMART 2 stars (PG-13) In this adaptation of the 1960s sitcom, eager espionage analyst Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) is paired with gorgeous Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway) to track down Russian nuclear material. With supporting players including Alan Arkin as the slow-burning chief, the spy spoof features smart casting but can't decide whether Carell's role should be likably naïve or a bumbling, overbearing know-it-all like Don Adams in the original show. Get Smart's fat jokes and lumbering stunt scenes evoke the lame action-comedies of the 1980s, and topical gags about subjects like airport profiling were funnier in Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. -- Holman
GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON 3 stars (R) Documentarian Alex Gibney applies the same scrutiny to the complicated issues that fueled his previous work, including the Oscar-winning Taxi to the Dark Side, and applies it to that most complicated of journalists, Hunter S. Thompson. Though there have been plenty of works on Mr. Gonzo over the years, this one feels the most comprehensive, with a range of interviews of family, friends and (perhaps best of all) his enemies. -- Simmons
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