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HEAD 36 = At the Movies

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Second Chance Cinema

Second Chance Cinema, presented by Princeton Adult School,

at Kresge Auditorium, Princeton University. $5. 609-683-1101.

Autumn Tale, Eric Rohmer explores the romantic yearnings

of middle age in this comedy starring Beatrice Romand and Marie Riviere,

Wednesday, May 3. Gods & Monsters, a feature about the final

days of Hollywood director James Whale, a story of aging, desire,

and personal pain, directed by Bill Condon, with Ian McKellen and

Brendan Fraser, Wednesday, May 10.

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American Beauty. Annette Bening and Oscar-winner Kevin

Spacey star in Sam Mendes’ dark comedy about dysfunctional suburban

families. Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. AMC,

Loews, Mercer.

America Psycho. An apt complement to the Oscar winner

above, an intelligent screen version of Bret Easton Ellis’s thriller

about a yuppie serial killer, directed by Mary Harron and starring

Christian Bale. AMC, Destinta, Garden, Loews, Regal.

The Cider House Rules. Michael Caine won the Oscar for

best supporting actor in his role as the doctor in the screen version

of John Irving’s bestseller. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom, it won Irving

the Oscar for Best Screenplay Adaptation. MarketFair.

Erin Brockovich. Julia Roberts plays a real-life crusader

bent on revealing both her cleavage and the polluting sins of a California

power company. AMC, Mercer, Montgomery, Regal.

Final Destination. Sci-fi mystery about a high school

air crash survivor in peril. AMC, Destinta, Loews.

Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. The stone-ag characters

get into rocks ‘n’ roll. AMC, Destinta, Loews, Marketfair, Regal.

Frequency. Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel star. AMC,

Destinta, Loews, Mercer, Regal.

Gossip. Two coeds get entangled in a series of lies after

a college experiment in gossip turns bad. AMC, Destinta, Loews,

MarketFair, Regal.

High Fidelity. John Cusack plays the owner of a retro

record store whose business is failing, and whose life stinks. AMC,

Garden, Loews, MarketFair, Regal.

Keeping the Faith. Edward Norton directs and stars in

this romantic comedy with Ben Stiller and Jen Elfman. AMC, Destinta,

Loews, Mercer, Montgomery, Regal.

Love and Basketball. Spike Lee co-produced this story

about two childhood adversaries, played by Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan,

who take their love for basketball to the professional leagues. AMC,

Destinta, Loews, Marketfair.

Mission to Mars. Brian Di Palma directs this recovery

mission of second stringers, starring Gary Sinise and Tim Robbins,

sent to discover what destroyed the first Mars landers. Mercer.

My Dog Skip. Frankie Muniz of `Malcolm in the Middle’

stars in a film version of Willie Morris’ book about a lonely young

boy who finds friendship in a Jack Russell terrier. Mercer, Regal.

Return to Me. Romantic comedy starring David Duchovny

(X-Files) and Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting). AMC, Loews, MarketFair,

Montgomery, Regal.

The Road to El Dorado. Dreamworks’ animated feature

about two men who stumble upon the legendary city of gold. AMC,

Destinta, Loews, MarketFair, Montgomery, Regal.

Romeo Must Die. An action film about a clash between Asian

and African-American gangs. AMC, Loews, MarketFair.

Rules of Engagement. A war hero (Samuel L. Jackson) stands

trial for supposed war crimes and finds an advocate in a marine buddy

played by Tommy Lee Jones. AMC, Destinta, Loews, MarketFair,

Montgomery, Regal.

Scream 3. The latest incarnation of Wes Craven’s campy

thriller. AMC, Destinta, Loews, Mercer, Regal.

The Skulls. Based on a true story about a young Ivy League

man drawn into a secret society reminiscent of Yale’s. AMC, MarketFair.

Twenty-Eight Days. A lots-of-laughs drug-rehab comedy

starring Sandra Bullock, directed by Betty Thomas. AMC, Loews,

Montgomery, Regal.

U-571. Harvey Keitel and Matthew McConaughey star in this

U.S. Navy suspense film. AMC, Loews, Regal.

Where the Money Is. Paul Newman is back as a deceiving

disabled bank robber and his money-hungry young nurse, played by Linda

Fiorentino. Mercer, Regal.

Where the Heart Is. Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman star

in the film version of Billie Letts’ novel (an Oprah Book Club selection)

about a pregnant 17-year-old taken in by good Samaritans. AMC,

Destinta, Loews, Mercer, Regal.

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AMC Hamilton 24 Theaters, 325 Sloan Avenue, I-295 Exit

65A, 609-890-8307. 24-screen, stadium-seating. $7; $5 matinees; $5


Destinta, Independence Plaza, 2465 South Broad Street,

Hamilton, 609-888-4500. Stadium-seating 12-screen. $6.75 adults; $5


East Windsor Cinemas, Routes 130 and 571, 609-443-9295.

$3 adults; $2.50 matinees.

Garden Theater, 160 Nassau Street, 609-683-7595. $6.50

adults; $4 matinees.

Loews Theaters, Route 1 South, New Brunswick, 732-846-9200.

Stadium-seating multiplex. $8.50 adults; $5.25 matinees.

MarketFair-UA, Route 1 South, 609-520-8700. $7.50

adults; $4.75 matinees.

Mercer Mall, Route 1, 609-452-2868. $7.25; $4.75 matinees.

Montgomery Center Theater, Routes 206 and 518,

609-924-7444. $7 adults; $4.25 matinees.

Regal Cinemas Town Center, 319 Route 130 North, East

Windsor, 609-371-8473. Stadium-seating, 15 screens. $8; $5 matinees.

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Off-Broadstreet Theater, South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell,

has general auditions Thursday, May 25, for future productions.

Non-equity adult performers will be hired for mainstage comedies,

dramas, and musicals, and for the children’s theater troupe. To

schedule, call producers Robert or Julia Thick, 609-466-2766.

Participate Please

HomeFront, an organization helping homeless families in

Mercer County, invites contributions in honor of Mother’s Day, Sunday

May 14. For contributions of $25 or more, HomeFront will help homeless

mothers and send a card in your name to your mother (or another).

Website is homefrontnj.org, or call 609-989-9147.

The Arts Council of Princeton is hosting entertainment

attorney Stephen Allen when he offers one-half hour general

consultations on the evenings of Thursday, May 4, and Thursday, June

1. Geared toward musicians, authors, and artists, the conferences can

be used to assist in selecting a manager, understanding contracts and

copyrights, and other arts-related legal issues. Each consultation

costs $25; a fee that Allen will donate back to the Arts Council’s

Summer Sounds outdoor concert series. Preregistration required; call


The American Cancer Society will be the beneficiary of the

10th annual benefit softball game that pits the New York Giants

against members of the area’s business community. The game will be

Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. (rain or shine) on the athletic field

behind 2 and 4 Research Way, College Park, at Princeton Forrestal

Center. Area firms planning to compete include GE, Taylor Technology,

Bracco Diagnostics, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the event’s

primary sponsor, National Business Parks. To participate call game

chairman Tom Stange of National Business Parks at 609-452-1300.


Bucks County Audubon Society seeks volunteers to work on

the Audubon Trail at Bowman’s Hill Wildlife Preserve on Sunday, May 7,

from 9 a.m. to noon. To register, call 215-297-5880.

The Plainsboro Historical Society, at home in the Wicoff

House, next to the municipal hall, seeks volunteers to help with

events, membership, and data entry. Latter job includes accessioning

items in the collection and maintaining the membership list. Computer

experience is a plus, but not as necessary as reliability. Call Bob

Yuell, director, at 609-799-9040.

The Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey, 228

Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, seeks volunteers to help with

archival work, clerical work, oral history transcription and

interviews, lecture transcription, help answering genealogical

inquiries, cataloging and shelving books, helping with paint

touch-ups, gardening, housekeeping, and newsletter writing, editing,

layout, and proofreading. Volunteers set their own schedules. Call

office manager Rachel Weintraub, 732-249-4894; e-mail jhscj@cs.com; or

website, www.jewishgen.org/jhscj.

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