BABYLON A.D. (PG-13) French director Mathieu Kassovitz (Gothika) oversees this action-packed Vin Diesel vehicle about genetic manipulation. Based on the novel Babylon Babies by Maurice Dantec.
COLLEGE (R) Drake Bell, Kevin Covais and Andrew Caldwell star as three high school students who visit a college campus for a weekend and destroy a fraternity.
DISASTER MOVIE (PG-13) The makers of Date Movie and Meet the Spartans present this comedic send-up of disaster movies.
FROZEN RIVER (R) See review.
TRAITOR (PG-13) Guy Pearce stars as an FBI agent investigating an international conspiracy, when he finds that all the clues seem to lead back to a former U.S. Special Ops Officer named Samir Horn (Don Cheadle).
TROUBLE THE WATER See review.
ATONEMENT (2007) (R) The highly acclaimed film, based on the novel by Ian McEwan, starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley. Thurs., Aug. 28. Free. 6:30 p.m. Indie Coffee and Books, 340 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-378-7110. www.indiecoffeeandbooks.com.
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (1961) (NR) The classic Audrey Hepburn movie, based on the novel by Truman Capote. Benefits the Georgia chapter of the National MS Society. Wed., Aug. 27. 7:30 p.m. Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-873-1939. www.plazaatlanta.com.
DRIVE-INVASION Movies such as Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Blazing Saddles, Forbidden Planet, Barbarella and more highlight this popular local movie and music event. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 30-31. $5-$48. Times vary. Starlight Six Drive-In Theatre. www.driveinvasion.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.
TEETH (2007) (R) See review.
AMERICAN TEEN 2 stars (PG-13) Nanette Burstein directs a 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. -- David Lee Simmons
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). -- Curt Holman
CROSSING OVER (NR) Wayne Kramer wrote and directed this film about immigration issues and the process of becoming a legal citizen. Stars Harrison Ford and Sean Penn.
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. -- Holman
HAMLET 2 (R) See review on page 55.
THE LAST MISTRESS 3 stars (NR) Asia Argento of the wacko Argento filmmaking family (Mother of Tears), is Vellini, the title's fading courtesan. She discards her older wealthy husband for a younger lover, Ryno de Marigny (Fu'ad Aît Aattou), in an affair that lasts a decade. -- Simmons
MAMMA MIA! 3 stars (PG-13) The songs of 1970s Swedish supergroup ABBA inspire this musical, which trades sequins and disco for the sun and sand of a gorgeous Greek isle. -- Holman
MAN ON WIRE 4 stars (PG-13) Director James Marsh emulates the heist genre with effective precision in this documentary about Parisian street performer Phillippe Petit and his illegal 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. -- Holman
MIRRORS (R) Kiefer Sutherland stars as Ben Carson, an ex-cop working as a museum security guard, who discovers evil lurking in the mirrors at the museum and in his home.
MONGOL 4 stars (R) Russian director Sergei Bodrov traces the rise of Temudgin (Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano), better known to history as Genghis Khan, in this sweeping, exciting period piece nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. -- Holman
PINEAPPLE EXPRESS 2 stars (R) A process server (Seth Rogen) witnesses a murder and goes on the run in Los Angeles with his friendly neighborhood pot dealer (James Franco) in this comedy that would only be more clichéd if they fled cross-country with a bag of money. -- Holman
THE ROCKER 2 stars (PG-13) Two decades after being kicked out of a heavy-metal hair act, a bitter drummer ("The Office's" Rainn Wilson) gets another shot at the big time via his teenage nephew's band. -- Holman
TRANSSIBERIAN 3 stars (R) A middle-American couple (Emily Mortimer and Woody Harrelson) hope to rekindle their marriage on an "adventurous" trip across Asia on the Transsiberian Railway, but when they meet a mysterious younger pair (Eduardo Noriega and Kate Mara), they find more excitement than they bargained for. -- Holman
TROPIC THUNDER 2 stars (R) A Hollywood cast and crew (including Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Brandon T. Jackson and Jay Baruchel) on location for a Vietnam War movie gets plopped into real danger thanks to some studio shenanigans. -- Simmons
VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA 3 stars (PG-13) During a summer in Spain, two smart American hotties (Scarlett Johansson and the impressive newcomer Rebecca Hall) become romantically involved with a smoldering artist (Oscar-winner Javier Bardem) who has an unbalanced ex-wife (the superb Penelope Cruz). -- Holman
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