THE ROCKER (PG-13) See review.
BAGHEAD (R) A group of indie filmmakers heads to the woods to film a thriller, but before the crew can yell "Action!" life begins imitating art.
BOY A (R) Andrew Garfield stars as Jack, an ex-con just released from prison after serving a sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
DEATH RACE (R) In this post-apocalyptic thriller, convicts compete for freedom in a futuristic, monster truck version of the Colosseum.
ELEGY (R) An affair with a beautiful younger woman (Penélope Cruz) turns a professor's (Ben Kingsley) life upside down.
THE HOUSE BUNNY (PG-13) A Playboy bunny (Anna Faris) moves in with a sorority of plain Janes to teach them how to meet boys.
THE LONGSHOTS (PG) Fred Durst directs Ice Cube and Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee) in this story about a young girl who joins a small town's Pop Warner football team.
TRANSSIBERIAN (R) See review.
ANIMAL HOUSE (1978) (R) The great National Lampoon comedy, shown as part of the newest film series "Flicks and Giggles," with live comedy preceding the film. Tues., Aug. 26. 9:30 p.m. Plaza Theatre. www.plazaatlanta.com.
ATLANTA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL See review.
CINEMAMA!!! This film series shows films every Thursday night and includes popcorn, pillows and drinks. Free. 8 p.m. New Street Gallery, 2800 Washington St., Avondale Estates. cinemama.org.
CURSE OF THE DEMON Rare print from the Paramount vault. Part of the Silver Scream Spook Show. Sat., Aug. 23. 1 p.m., 10 p.m. Plaza Theatre. www.plazaatlanta.com.
I.O.U.S.A. (PG) Featuring Warren Buffett and other financial experts, this documentary about rising gas prices, health care costs and other economic concerns will be screened nationwide for one night only. Thurs., Aug. 21. 8 p.m. Prices and locations vary. www.iousathemovie.com.
OEDIPUS WRECKS (1989) Woody Allen directed this short film from New York Stories, shown as part of a double feature in Suwanee's Movies on Main Street Series. Free. Sat., Aug. 23. Burnette-Rogers Pavilion, Suwanee. www.suwanee.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.
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) (PG) Mel Brooks' hilarious horror spoof comes to Suwanee's Movies on Main Street Series, as half of a double feature. Free. Sat., Aug. 23. Burnette-Rogers Pavilion, Suwanee. www.suwanee.com.
AMERICAN TEEN 2 stars (PG-13) Nanette Burstein (co-director of The Kid Stays in the Picture) flies solo on this manipulative but often-affecting portrait of a group of high school students in a small Indiana town. Burstein consciously plays with the same "types" that can be found in the 1985 John Hughes comedy-drama The Breakfast Club, but comes to the same conclusion: Teens transcend the labels we give them. That message might feel a lot more authentic if the movie didn't feel too artificially crafted and plotted, her subjects feeling like a "cast" from a reality TV show. -- David Lee Simmons
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
BOTTLE SHOCK (PG-13) Bill Pullman and Alan Rickman star in this film, based on a true story, about a struggling California wine seller who changes the wine industry with a remarkable chardonnay.
BRICK LANE (PG-13) A young Bangladeshi woman (Tannishtha Chatterjee) is forced to confront the realities of life when she leaves her family to move to London for a loveless arranged marriage.
BRIDESHEAD REVISITED 3 stars (PG-13) An Oxford University art student (Matthew Goode) becomes drawn into the circle of an unbelievably old and aristocratic English family, becoming an object of affection for two troubled siblings (Hayley Atwell and Sebastian Whishaw). The 11-part, 1981 miniseries with Jeremy Irons offered a definitive adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's popular novel, but director Julian Jarrold offers a smaller-scale but respectable version for the big screen. If most of the actors lack the charisma of their predecessors, Emma Thompson brings enormous wit and sensitivity to the role of imperious Lady Marchmain, making her both the embodiment of an institution as well as a flesh-and-blood mother. -- Holman
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