NJ Film Festival

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NJ Film Festival

New Jersey Film Festival is presented by the Rutgers Film

Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center. Screenings are Fridays through

Sunday in Scott Hall, Room 123, College Avenue campus, near the corner

of College Avenue and Hamilton Street. Thursday screenings are in

Loree Hall, Room 024, Douglass College campus, near the corner of

Nichol Avenue and George Street; with selected free events at Borders

Books, Route 18 South, East Brunswick. All programs begin at 7 p.m.;

admission $5 to $10. Call 732-932-8482.

Psycho, Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins in Alfred Hitchcock’s

notorious 1960 thriller — on the big screen, $5, Thursday, March

23. American Movie, Chris Smith’s comic 1999 feature, set in

Memomonee Falls, Wisconsin, about a filmmaker’s two-year struggle

to make a movie. $5, Friday to Sunday, March 24 to 26.

Japanese New Wave

Japanese New Wave Cinema, a 10-week series of classic

and rare films, presented by Princeton University’s East Asian Studies

Program, screens Mondays, at 7 p.m., in the James Stewart Film Theater,

185 Nassau Street. Free. 609-258-5722.

Death By Hanging, Nagisa Oshima’s notorious and damning

satire on capital punishment and the true story of the execution of

a young Korean worker, Monday, March 27. Man Who Left His Will

on Film , Nagisa Oshima’s haunting 1970 film about a student radical

who records his secret ambition on film before committing suicide,

Monday, April 3.

Second Chance Cinema

Second Chance Cinema, presented by Princeton Adult School.

Weekly screenings of 13 films, Wednesdays, at 7:30 p.m., at Kresge

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

After Life, Kore-eda Hirokazu’s brilliant fantasy set

in a waystation to the afterlife, Wednesday, March 15. Election,

Matthew Broderick vs. Reese Witherspoon in the real story of American

success: who gets it, who doesn’t, and why. Wednesday, March 22.

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Mainstream Flicks

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American Beauty. Annette Bening and Kevin Spacey in Sam

Mendes’ dark comedy about dysfunctional suburban families, leading

the pack with eight Oscar nominations. AMC, Loews, Mercer, Montgomery,


Angela’s Ashes. Frank McCourt’s bestselling autobiography

about the hardships of a Catholic childhood in the slums of Ireland,

brought to the screen by Alan Parker. Destinta.

Being John Malkovich. John Cusack plays a puppeteer who

accidentally enters Malkovich’s mind in this Spike Jonze spicy fantasy,

nominated for three Academy Awards. MarketFair.

Boiler Room. Ben Affleck plays a hot young stock trader

at a firm where the cost of success is high. Written and directed

by Ben Younger. AMC, Loews, Mercer, Regal.

Boys Don’t Cry. Hilary Swank’s powerful portrayal of gender-bending

Brandon Teena, directed by Kimberly Peirce, won her the Golden Globe

and an Oscar nomination for best actress. MarketFair, Regal.

The Cider House Rules. Michael Caine stars in a screen

version of John Irving’s bestseller, directed by Lasse Hallstrom,

about a doctor who plays father to a group of orphans. Nominated for

seven Oscars including best picture. AMC, Destinta, Garden, Loews,

MarketFair, Montgomery, Regal.

Drowning Mona. Danny Devito is a cop investigating the

death of Mona (Bette Midler), a woman with more enemies than friends.

AMC, Destinta, Loews, Mercer, Regal.

The End of the Affair. Ralph Fiennes and Oscar nominee

Julianne Moore play an adulterous World War II couple. Montgomery.

Erin Brockovitch. Sneak preview with Julia Roberts. AMC,

Mercer, Regal.

Galaxy Quest. Tim Allen plays a has-been sci-fi TV show

star recruited by aliens to save their planet. AMC.

The Green Mile. Michael Clarke Duncan and Tom Hanks star

in a screen version of Stephen King’s prison story about an innocent

man with miraculous powers. Oscar nominee for best picture. AMC,


Hanging Up. Meg Ryan, Lisa Kudrow, and Diane Keaton as

middle-aged sisters dealing with the approaching death of their father

in Delia Ephron’s semi-autobiographical film. AMC, Loews, Mercer,


Mission to Mars. A recovery mission of second stringers,

including Gary Sinise and Tim Robbins, is sent to Mars to investigate

the mysterious disaster that knocked out the first crew. AMC,

Destinta, Loews, Mercer, Montgomery, Regal.

My Dog Skip. The adorable Frankie Muniz of `Malcolm in

the Middle’ stars in this adaptation of Willie Morris’ book about

a lonely young boy who finds friendship in a Jack Russell terrier.

AMC, Destinta, Loews, Mercer, Regal.

The Next Best Thing. Madonna is back from maternity leave

to play a mother, with Rupert Everett as her gay friend who is also

the father of her child. AMC, Destinta, Loews, Mercer, Regal.

Ninth Gate. Roman Polanski’s journey into the supernatural

starring Johnny Depp. AMC, Destinta, Loews, Mercer,

Pitch Black. A sci-fi thriller about a spaceship on automatic

pilot hosting a motley crew and passengers. AMC, Destinta, Loews,

MarketFair, Regal.

Reindeer Games. Guns, explosions, and Santa suits abound

in this delayed Christmas release with Ben Affleck as a car thief

just out of jail and Gary Sinise who has a plan to get him back in.

AMC, Destinta, Loews, MarketFair, Regal.

Scream 3. Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courtney

Cox-Arquette return with the same mix of laughs and thrills that made

the first two `Screams’ a hit. AMC, Destinta, Loews.

The Sixth Sense. The 1999 hit with Bruce Willis as a psychologist

aiding Haley Joel Osment, a boy who communicates with the dead. Six

Academy Award nominations, including best picture, and writing and

directing for M. Night Shyamalan. AMC, Regal.

Snow Day. Chevy Chase and Chris Elliott star in Nickelodeon

Films’ frosty family comedy. AMC, Destinta, Loews, Mercer, Montgomery,


Snow Falling On Cedars. The bestselling novel of the Northwest

brought to the screen by Scott Hicks, starring Ethan Hawke and Youki

Kudoh. MarketFair.

Sweet and Lowdown. Woody Allen wrote and directs a fake

biography of a ’30s jazz guitarist played by Oscar nominee Sean Penn;

New Jersey’s Howard Alden and Bucky Pizzarelli provide the seductive

jazz. AMC, Regal.

The Tigger Movie. Winnie the Pooh and company on the big

screen. AMC, Destinta, Loews, MarketFair, Regal.

Three Strikes. Brian Hooks gets out of jail only to find

that his hoodlum friends are liable to get them all put away for life.

AMC, Destinta, Loews, Mercer.

What Planet Are You From? Garry Shandling plays a visiting

alien seeking an obliging human to bear his child and save a planet.

AMC, Destinta, Loews, MarketFair, Montgomery, Regal.

The Whole Nine Yards. Bruce Willis stars in a comedy about

an ex-hitman, with Matthew Perry as his nervous neighbor. AMC,

Destinta, Loews, MarketFair, Regal.

Wonder Boys. Suffering from writer’s block and a bad marriage,

Michael Douglas learns to grow up. AMC, Garden, Loews, MarketFair,

Montgomery, Regal.

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AMC Hamilton 24 Theaters, Sloan Avenue, I-295 Exit 65A,

609-890-8307. Stadium-seating multiplex. $7; $5 matinees; $5 twilight.

Destinta, Independence Plaza, 2465 South Broad Street,

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

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 General Cinemas, Route 1, 609-452-2868.

$7.25 adults; $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, 609-371-8470. Stadium-seating. $8; $5 matinees.


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