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Opening Friday

ANOTHER GAY SEQUEL: GAYS GONE WILD (NR) In this sequel to Todd Stephens' Another Gay Movie, Andy, Nico, Jarod and Griff go to a resort in Fort Lauderdale and compete to see who can get the most notches in his bedpost over spring break.

BEAUTIFUL LOSERS (NR) A documentary about the emergence of do-it-yourself art in the early '90s, focusing on 10 artists -- self-proclaimed nerds and freaks -- with a unified aesthetic.

CHOKE (R) See review.

THE DUCHESS (PG-13) See review.

EAGLE EYE (PG-13) Two strangers (Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan) are thrown together when they receive calls from a mysterious woman and are forced into dangerous and illegal situations.

I SERVED THE KING OF ENGLAND 5 stars (R) An elderly Czech ex-con (Olrich Kaiser) reflects on his past as a waiter, lover and pawn of European history in this superb film from director Jiri Menzel. Ivan Barnev plays the character as a young man and demonstrates the physical humor and sad-sack sympathy of a silent film-era star. In its celebration of both physical comedy and physical beauty, the film presents a feast for the eyes, even as it builds to a stealthy but stinging critique of moral blindness. -- Holman

THE LUCKY ONES (R) Three Iraq war veterans (Michael Pena, Tim Robbins and Rachel McAdams) embark on a road trip, which turns out longer -- and more meaningful -- than they expected.

MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA (R) This latest endeavor from Spike Lee tells the story of four soldiers from the all-black 92nd Buffalo Soldier Division stationed in Tuscany in World War II, and how a young boy changed everything.

NIGHTS IN RODANTHE (PG-13) See review.

WHAT WE DO IS SECRET (R) Shane West stars in this biopic of Germs' frontman and L.A. punk icon Darby Crash, who committed suicide in 1980.

Duly Noted

BLOW UP: PHOTOGRAPHY, REALITY AND TIME The first of a three-part Film Love series in collaboration with Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow Up (1966) and Michael Snow's Wavelength will be screened. Free. Sat., Sept. 27. 7 p.m. GSU's Cinefest Film Theatre, 66 Courtland St., Suite 240.

DISCOVERING TURKISH CINEMA A presentation of critically acclaimed Turkish movies, including Bliss, The Edge of Heaven and Times and Winds. Through Oct. 4. $6-$7. Saturdays, 8 p.m. Woodruff Arts Center, High Museum of Art, Rich Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St.

IRANIAN FILMS TODAY A showcase of recent Iranian films. Through Sept. 26. $6-$7. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Woodruff Arts Center, High Museum of Art, Rich Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St.

FLOW: FOR THE LOVE OF WATER (NR) Irina Salina's award-winning documentary about the world water crisis and the privatization of the Earth's most precious resource. Free-$5. Sun., Sept. 28. 7 p.m. Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Ave.

QUEEN KELLY (1928) (NR) Erich von Stroheim's classic grim romance, in which a betrothed playboy prince (Walter Byron) falls for a convent girl (Gloria Swanson, who also produced). Free. Wed., Sept. 24. 8 p.m. White Hall, Room 205, Emory University. 404-727-6761.

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.


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.

BANGKOK DANGEROUS (R) Nicolas Cage stars in this remake of a film about a hitman in the Thai capital, directed by brothers Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang.

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). The 11-part, 1981 miniseries with Jeremy Irons offered a definitive adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's popular novel, but director Julian Jarrold offers a smaller-scale but respectable version for the big screen. If most of the actors lack the charisma of their predecessors, Emma Thompson brings enormous wit and sensitivity to the role of imperious Lady Marchmain, making her both the embodiment of an institution as well as a flesh-and-blood mother. -- Curt Holman

BURN AFTER READING 3 stars (R) A pair of dim-witted gym employees (Frances McDormand and Brad Pitt) blackmail a disgruntled CIA analyst (John Malkovich) in this comedy from the Coen brothers. In contrast to their bleak Oscar winner No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading offers a hilarious parody of spy thrillers, replete with sinister music and shadowy figures following the protagonists. The Coens' fondness for anticlimaxes diminishes the film's potential punch, but the hilarious performances alone would make it worth seeing, including Michael Clayton co-stars George Clooney and Tilda Swinton. -- Holman

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