HARRISON'S FLOWERS (R) Lousy title, huh? Andie MacDowell plays the grieving wife of a photojournalist (David Strathairn) who takes matters into her own hands when he disappears in the Balkans.
ICE AGE (PG) A gaggle of prehistoric mammals -- including Ray Romano's mammoth John Leguizamo's sloth and Denis Leary's sabre-tooth tiger -- return a lost human baby to his family despite the encroaching glaciers. The plot sounds like a mix of Dinosaur and The Jungle Book, but this computer-animated family film definitely has an original look.
LAST ORDERS (R) Graham Swift's Booker Prize-winning novel provides a drab, borderline-banal story but also proves a showcase for British actors, including Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren and Michael Caine as a charming butcher whose death both unites and divides the friends and family who survive him. Writer-director Fred Schepisi crafts a too-familiar flashback conceit, but his ensemble turns a potentially dreary subject into a touching meditation on death, duty and friendship. --Curt Holman
RESIDENT EVIL (R) Milla Jovovich and Girlfight's Michelle Rodriguez wallop the undead in this big-screen video game adaptation (from the director of Mortal Kombat) that boasts showing tough chicks giving Matrix kicks to zombie Dobermans.
SHOWTIME (PG-13) When Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy play policemen cast in a TV reality show, will the film send-up cop-buddy movies or simply imitate them? A good sign may be the presence of William "T.J. Hooker" Shatner, playing himself as the officers' acting coach.
COOL AND CRAZY (NR) Knut Erik Jensen's documentary depicts a male choir from a tiny Norwegian fishing village ranging in age from their 20s to their 90s. A hit in Norway, the film made celebrities of its subjects, who sing, philosophize and brave the elements near the Arctic Circle. High Museum Recent Releases. March 16 at 8 p.m. Rich Auditorium, Woodruff Arts Center. $5. --Felicia Feaster
DAILIES: In conjunction with PushPush Theatre's fifth anniversary celebration, three local film companies -- Dulcinea, POP Films and Eyekiss Films -- will adapt the theater's most talked-about production from last season, Murray Mednick's Tirade for Three, and in three days, create three short films. March 18 at 9 p.m. PushPush Theatre, 1123 Zonolite Road. $10. 404-892-7876.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (R) A fantastic, not-to-be-missed debut film from John Cameron Mitchell (adapting his off-Broadway play) who stars in this audacious rock musical as an East German transsexual nursing a broken heart as he plays abysmal rock gigs in restaurants and ice cream parlors across the country. Tara Cinema, Fridays and Saturdays at midnight. --FF
HEIMAT (PG-13) Nearly 16 hours long, this epic 1984 film chronicles life in a fictional German village over eight decades and 11 parts. "Little Herman" depicts the mid-1950s, the German economic miracle and how Maria sees young Herman as the hope for the future. Goethe-Institut Atlanta, Colony Square, 1197 Peachtree St., March 13 at 7 p.m., $4 for non-members.
LIAM (R) One of the best films of 2001, Stephen Frears' masterful, tender portrait of a 1930s Liverpool family's economic hardships is captured through the eyes of 7-year-old child Liam (Anthony Burrows). The film features a remarkable, heartbreaking performance by Burrows and a complex story about religious guilt, the roots of fascism, childhood and family relationships that is nothing less than devastating in its depth and breadth. Peachtree Film Society, March 17 at 6 p.m., General Cinema Parkway Pointe. --FF
MARTIN, JR. (Not Rated) When a directionless 19-year-old is sent to live with his father, an Argentine director exiled to Madrid, his presence forces parents, lovers and friends to re-evaluate their relationships. Featuring All About My Mother's Cecilia Roth. Spanish Film in the 1990s. March 15 at 8 p.m. Rich Auditorium, Woodruff Arts Center. $5.
THE OTHERS (PG-13) Spooky events occur at an isolated mansion in 1945. Are the three mysterious new servants trying to drive single mother Nicole Kidman mad, or is the house haunted? Chilean writer-director Alejandro Amenabar heeds the lessons of The Sixth Sense, offering a moody, well-constructed supernatural thriller that can be contrived and ponderous at times, but builds to some imaginative scares and a clever twist that invites you to reassess the film at the end. GSU's cinefest, March 11-14. --CH
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (R) The cult classic of cult classics, the 1975 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 Meatloaf gets killed. Dress as your favorite character and participate in this musical on acid. Fridays at midnight, Lefont Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave., and Saturday at midnight at Blackwell Star Cinema, 3378 Canton Road, Marietta.
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