last call

October 17, 2008|By Michael Sragow

I Served the King of England : *** 1/2 ( 3 1/2 STARS) If you long for the combination of sensuality, humor and comic-dramatic tension that marked such 1960s Czech classics as Jiri Menzel's Cl osely Watched Trains, don't miss Menzel's latest masterwork, in its last days at the Charles Theatre. During the rise of the Third Reich, Germany's annexation of the Sudetenland, and its occupation of Czechoslovakia, a randy Czech waiter becomes the worst sort of escapist: He dallies while his country burns.

opening next friday

Pride And Glory: (New Line Cinema) A New York police detective uncovers a corruption scandal that involves his own brother-in-law. With Edward Norton and Colin Farrell.

The Grocer's Son : (Film Movement) A 30-year-old Paris waiter suddenly finds himself back home in the village in Provence he fled a decade earlier. With Nicolas Cazale and Jeanne Goupil. In French with English subtitles.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year : (Walt Disney Pictures) High school sweethearts Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. With Ashley Tisdale and Corbin Bleu.

Passengers: (Columbia Pictures) Anne Hathaway stars as a therapist counseling survivors of a plane crash. Their accounts don't match the airline's, and they begin to disappear. With Patrick Wilson and Andre Braugher.

Saw V: (Lionsgate) The gory horror franchise continues as the latest Jigsaw killer works to keep his identity a secret. With Costas Mandylor, Tobin Bell and Julie Benz.

Release dates are subject to change.

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