GARDEN STATE (R)
SINCE OTAR LEFT (NR)
YU-GI-OH! THE MOVIE (PG) The big-screen version of one of those TV-cartoon-and-trading-card phenomena, a la Pokemon.
ZHOU YU'S TRAIN (PG-13) See review at right.
BOBBY JONES -- STROKE OF GENIUS (PG) Jim Caviezel brings what passion he can to the role of our local hero, arguably the greatest golfer ever (certainly the best who never turned pro), but writer/director Rowdy Herrington paints Jones almost as saintly as Jesus. There's no drama, as the people around him don't change -- or age -- over some 25 years. Unless you're a golf nut, it's just two-plus hours of men hitting little white balls with sticks. Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival. Mon., Aug. 16, 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. $8. 404-881-2100. www.foxtheatre.org. -- Steve Warren
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (1999) (R) For the first 15 or so minutes, Terry Gilliam offers a faithful and funny adaptation of Hunter Thompson's uproarious book, with Johnny Depp nailing the author's drugged-out self-portrait. The rest of the film drags on like the worst hangover you've ever had, but look for cameos from Lyle Lovett, Cameron Diaz and Harry Dean Stanton. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 13-14, midnight. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive. 678-495-1424. www.landmarktheatres.com. -- Curt Holman
JAILHOUSE ROCK (1957) (NR) An unjust prison stint makes a rock 'n' roll star out of a lovable young roughneck in this black-and-white feature generally considered the best of Elvis Presley's films. Mondo Movie Nights. Sun., Aug. 15, dusk. Starlight Six Drive-In, 2000 Moreland Ave. $6. 404-627-5786. www.starlightdrivein.com. -- CH
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) (PG) All popcorn movies aspire to the nonstop pace and exhilarating sense of fun in every frame of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas' tribute to old cliffhanger serials. Harrison Ford has never been better, and that's Alfred "Doc Ock" Molina as the quickly dispatched "Throw me the whip!" guy in the first sequence. Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival. Thurs., Aug. 12, 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. $8. 404-881-2100. www.foxtheatre.org. -- CH
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. It's all fun and games until Meat Loaf gets killed. Dress as your favorite character and participate in this musical on acid. Midnight Fri. at Lefont Plaza Theatre and Sat. at Peachtree Cinema & Games, Norcross.
SHREK 2 (PG) Big green ogre Shrek (voice of Mike Myers) and his bride Fiona (Cameron Diaz) learn that her seething father (John Cleese) and a scheming fairy godmother (a hilarious Jennifer Saunders of "Absolutely Fabulous") want to ruin their marriage. The sequel emphasizes quantity of jokes over quality, although some definitely hit, especially when Antonio Banderas' Puss In Boots is on the screen. But most of the pop references feel too safe and familiar, as if entirely written by DreamWorks' publicity department. Area theaters; Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival, Thurs., Aug. 19, 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. $8. 404-881-2100. www.foxtheatre.org. -- CH
TITANIC (1997) (PG-13) James Cameron's lavish melodrama about the doomed romance of a poor little rich girl (Kate Winslet) and a penniless stowaway (Leonardo DiCaprio) on board the ill-fated luxury liner became the highest-grossing film of all time. The schmaltz piles up higher than the oncoming iceberg, but in the last hour, the expensive special effects and documentary-worthy attention to detail turn Titanic into one of the most breathtaking disaster movies ever made. Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival. Sun., Aug. 15, 7 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. $8. 404-881-2100. www.foxtheatre.org. -- CH
VIVA LAS VEGAS (1964) (NR) Elvis Presley plays a racecar driver who woos the super-hot Ann-Margret. Warning: This screening may be attended by drunks yelling, "It's Vegas, baby!" Mondo Movie Nights. Sun., Aug. 15, dusk. Starlight Six Drive-In, 2000 Moreland Ave. $6. 404-627-5786. www.starlightdrivein.com. -- CH
ANCHORMAN (PG-13) In the mythic 1970s, preening San Diego anchorman Ron Burgundy (Will Farrell) bristles when forced to share the news desk with female reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate). Adam McKay's newsroom comedy pokes fun at easy targets like '70s fashion and sexism rather than sink its polished teeth into telejournalism. Farrell and his news team (particularly "The Daily Show's" Steve Carrell) inject themselves into increasingly surreal and utterly hilarious situations as the film goes on. Names like Wes Mantooth (Vince Vaughn) are worth the price of admission. --CH
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