· BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN 5 stars. (R) See review.
· BROOKLYN LOBSTER (NR) Writer/director Kevin Jordan presents this family-vs.-business parable about a longtime family lobster farm, starring Danny Aiello and Jane Curtin.
· THE FAMILY STONE 3 stars. (PG-13) See review.
· MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA (PG-13) Chicago director Rob Marshall helms Arthur Golden's best-selling novel about the life of Japan's most famous geisha. The fact that three non-Japanese movie stars (Ziyi Zhang, Gong Li and Michelle Yeoh) play geishas -- while speaking English -- has earned the film a little controversy.
· PULSE 3 stars. (NR) See review.
· CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN 2 (PG) This sequel to the Steve Martin vehicle about a family teeming with 12 kids involves a rivalry between a similarly crowded brood, led by Eugene Levy.
· FUN WITH DICK AND JANE (PG-13) Jim Carrey and Téa Leoni play cash-poor yuppies who resort to grand larceny to make ends meet. The 40 Year-Old Virgin's director Judd Apatow co-wrote the screenplay based on the 1977 Jane Fonda/George Segal comedy.
· IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000) 4 stars. (PG) Like an achingly beautiful Chekhov short story of unrequited longing, Wong Kar-Wai's uneventful yet hypnotic cult film cultivates an atmosphere of desire and melancholy between two would-be lovers (Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung) married to cheating spouses. On a double-bill with its follow-up, 2046. Thurs., Dec. 15. Cinefest, GSU University Center, Suite 211, 66 Courtland St. $5 ($3 until 5 p.m.). 404-651-3565. www2.gsu.edu/~wwwcft. -- Curt Holman
· NAILED (NR) This short film depicts the changing cultural demographic of urban Atlanta through the experience of an illegal Brazilian immigrant and two con artists trying to swindle her. Fri., Dec. 16, 8 p.m. Eyedrum, 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $4. 404-522-0655. www.eyedrum.org.
· 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.
· ROSE PARADE (NR) Atlanta filmmaker Karla Jean Davis' documentary on the indie singer/songwriter Elliott Smith, who killed himself in 2003, focuses on the impact of his music and death on his Atlanta fans and includes interviews with the staff of WRAS-FM (88.5). Also featured, a music video shot by Davis accompanied by Smith's music and full of Atlanta landmarks and iconic graffiti. Free. Fri., Dec. 16, 6 and 8 p.m. Cinefest, GSU University Center, Suite 211, 66 Courtland St. 404-651-3565. www2.gsu.edu/~wwwcft.
· 2046 4 stars. (R) Wong Kar-Wai's spellbinding sort-of sequel to In the Mood for Love is an even more voluptuous mood piece about a disillusioned writer (Tony Leung) and his love affairs (including Zhang Ziyi and Gong Li). Kar-Wai creates moments of such lushness that they provide their own justification, although you wonder if the director or his antihero is lost in his own illusions. On a double-bill with In the Mood for Love. Thurs., Dec. 15. Cinefest, GSU University Center, Suite 211, 66 Courtland St. $5 ($3 until 5 p.m.). 404-651-3565. www2.gsu.edu/~wwwcft. -- Holman
· WALKING THE LINE (NR) This harrowing documentary depicts the chaos and absurdity along the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Arizona, where illegal immigrants cross a deadly desert, only to face volatile civilian militias upon arrival. Thurs., Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, 450 Auburn Ave. Free. 404-352-4225. www.imagefv.org.
· AEON FLUX (PG-13) Oscar-winner Charlize Theron fleshes out (and how) MTV's ass-kicking animated commando Aeon Flux in this incoherently structured, futuristic action flick. Though the film features some clever visual motifs and high-tech gadgets (Flux's explosive marbles, a four-handed sidekick), the bad acting and confused themes evoke such hippy-dippy sci-fi throwbacks as Zardoz and Barbarella. -- Holman
· CAPOTE 5 stars. (R) It's hard to take your eyes off Philip Seymour Hoffman as the vain, brilliant, manipulative and also haunted writer Truman Capote. Shrugging off the limitations of the usual biopic story arc, Bennett Miller's absorbing, thought-provoking, extremely well-crafted first fiction film (he directed the documentary The Cruise) focuses on a small but significant portion of Capote's life during the researching of his groundbreaking work of true crime nonfiction In Cold Blood, and the unhealthy mutual dependency that develops between the writer and one of the killers (Clifton Collins) of a Kansas farm family. -- Felicia Feaster
· CHICKEN LITTLE 1 star. (G) In this computer-animated catastrophe, Chicken Little (Zach Braff) of nursery-rhyme fame warns the cuddly critters of Oaky Oaks of an imminent alien invasion. Disney Animation flailingly emulates the pop references of the Shrek movies and, after about five minutes, stomps all over its promising jokes. In the spirit of such monickers as Foxy Loxy and Turkey Lurkey, Chicken Little would be better named Sucky Clucky. -- Holman
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