BLACK BOOK 4 stars (R) See review.
THE CONDEMNED (R) Stone Cold Steve Austin stars in director Scott Wiper's action thriller about a man on death row in a Central American prison who is purchased by a wealthy businessman and sent to a remote island where he and nine of the world's most infamous murderers must fight to be the last man left alive.
DIGGERS 3 stars (R) See review.
THE INVISIBLE (PG-13) High school teenager Nick (Justin Chatwin) becomes trapped in a kind of limbo between the living and dead after being mistaken for someone else and attacked by a disturbed girl (Margarita Levieva).
KICKIN' IT OLD SCHOOL (PG-13) After a freak break-dancing accident, Justin Schumacher (Jamie Kennedy) is left in a coma for 20 years. He wakes up to discover that break dancing is still alive -- and kickin' -- and tries to pop, lock and drop his way back to the top.
NEXT (PG-13) Cris Johnson (Nicholas Cage) is able to see a few minutes into the future -- a gift that sometimes causes him more trouble than it's worth. Sick of being treated like a science project by the government, he flees to Las Vegas to see if he can make something out of always knowing what comes next. Julianne Moore and Jessica Biel also star. Directed by Lee Tamahori.
YEAR OF THE DOG 4 stars (PG-13) See review.
ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL The 31st annual celebration of independent cinema features a wide array of narrative features, documentaries, shorts and animation. See roundup. Through Sat. April 28. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive. $8.50 general admission, $6 IMAGE members, seniors and students. 678-495-1424. www.atlantafilmfestival.com.
PAN'S LABYRINTH 4 stars (R) Mexican director Guillermo del Toro's gothic fairy tale concerns a little girl (Ivana Baquero) who escapes the violence of the adult world in prolonged fantasies of descent into a magical underworld overseen by an enormous talking faun, Pan. Del Toro (Hellboy), supported by an excellent cast of female actresses, delivers a beautiful parable about the willful desire of children to imagine an alternative reality. Through May 3. Cinefest, GSU University Center, Suite 211, 66 Courtland St. $5 ($3 until 5 p.m.). 404-651-3565. www2.gsu.edu/~wwwcft. -- Felicia Feaster
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.
300 4 stars (R) In 480 B.C., 300 Spartan warriors stand against an army of hundreds of thousands in an ultraviolent action epic that makes the Hercules and Conan movies look like slap-fights. Like Sin City, it's based on a macho graphic novel by Frank Miller and feature computer-generated backdrops; unlike Sin City, the painterly images don't overwhelm the emotional investment of Gerard Butler and Lena Headey as Sparta's king and queen. If it plays like the biggest Army recruiting commercial ever made (particularly given that the bad guys are Iranians -- I mean, Persians), 300 nevertheless conquers its own overwrought tendencies to offer spectacle. -- Curt Holman
AMAZING GRACE 3 stars (PG) Director Michael Apted (49 Up) examines the attempts of British reformers in Parliament led by William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) to end the Empire's slave trade toward the end of the 18th century. Apted's attempts to quicken the film's storyline spanning nearly two decades with flashbacks falls a bit short, but the compelling subject matter and Gruffudd's earnest performance are engaging enough. Veteran British actors Albert Finney and Michael Gambon capably fill in supporting roles. -- David Lee Simmons
AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLON MOVIE FILM FOR THEATERS 2 stars (R) A bickering milkshake, meatball and box of french fries become embroiled in a power struggle over a piece of exercise equipment that might destroy the world. That said, the plot is pretty much beside the point, and it's a blind leap to assume there even IS a point. This big-screen adaptation of "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" shows heroic integrity by staying true to the surreal gags and aggressive nonsequiturs of Adult Swim, and makes practically no concessions to the uninitiated or nonstoned. The Mooninites (feisty aliens with deadpan voices and Atari-era animation) remain hilarious creations, but trying to stretch out the humor of a 12-minute "Aqua Teen" episode to the length of a feature film feels like trying to make a full meal out of vending-machine snack food. -- Holman
ARE WE DONE YET? 2 stars (PG) In this modern interpretation of the 1948 postwar classic Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House family man Nick Persons (Ice Cube) moves from a city apartment to a country mansion but finds himself and his house wrapped around the finger of an outlandish local contractor (a genuinely uproarious John C. McGinley). The laughs are few and far between though Ice Cube's scowl and introverted, impacted emotions come in handy in expressing homeowner building angst. -- Feaster
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