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Edward Scissorhands
Wednesday, November 16
@10, 12 pm

A lot of girls embraced Johnny Depp as Hollywood?s ?alternative? hunk after Pirates of the Caribbean, but I saw him first?in this movie, to be specific. There was a time when he was not just idiosyncratic and handsome but idiosyncratic and heartbreakingly beautiful, as in this first collaboration with Tim Burton. Depp plays Edward, a sensitive Frankenstein?s monster who?s adopted into a suburban family and falls in love with their daughter (Winona Ryder). Only this actor and director could make creepiness so charming and charm so creepy.

The Knack... and How to Get It
Thursday, November 17
@8, 10, 12 pm

What is ?the Knack?? I guess you?ll just have to see the film. A condensation of all things sixties, British, and mod, this movie does Austin Powers one better by actually being made in London in 1965. Nancy is a suburban girl who arrives in London looking for the YWCA and instead runs into a trio of roommates ? handsome swinger Tolen; shy, awkward Colin; and strange painter Tom ? in their quest to find Colin a bigger bed. Why does Colin need a bigger bed? It?s so he can practice the... you know.

War of the Worlds
Friday, November 18
@7:30, 10, 12:30 pm

Steven Spielberg pulls out all the stops for this apocalyptic version of the famous H.G. Wells story. Tom Cruise is Ray Ferrier, a workman from Bayonne, New Jersey, whose neighborhood is obliterated by tentacled alien invaders during a weekend with his kids. Whether the plotline will keep you in thrall is debatable, but there?s no question that Spielberg is a master of visuals. Try not to be struck by the irony that Cruise is running away from the aliens, when in reality some versions of his religion would dictate that he is one.

The Dukes of Hazzard
Saturday, November 19
@8, 10, 12 pm

For those of the under-45 set, The Dukes of Hazzard was originally a cheesy 1970s TV series about southern slackers who evaded police in their vivid orange and politically incorrect Dodge Charger, the General Lee. The fact that this movie exists should be proof enough that Hollywood has run out of ideas; still, for all its faults, it?s kind of fun. Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott play Luke and Bo Duke, two affable screwups out to save the family farm and outrun Burt Reynolds, and Jessica Simpson bounces around gratuitously as their cousin Daisy.

Sunday, November 20
@7:30, 10, 12:30 pm