Current movies recommended by the Times:
1. Lord of War - International gunrunner (Nicolas Cage) becomes morally conflicted as he sells death to political hot spots around the world. A rare, smart action flick.
2. The 40-Year-Old Virgin - Perhaps now everyone will realize that Steve Carell (The Daily Show, The Office) is the funniest man working in show business today.
3. The Aristocrats - Brazenly obscene documentary featuring 100 comedians telling and analyzing the same dirty, dirty joke. Not at all for sensitive viewers.
4. The Constant Gardener - Ralph Fiennes shines in a refreshingly adult mystery crafted by director Fernando Meirelles, based on the novel by John LeCarre.
5. Junebug - A Chicago art dealer (Embeth Davidtz) visits her new husband's North Carolina family, and Southern isn't always hospitable. A movie of small moments and gradual payoffs.LET'S CHAT
Check out Times film critic Steve Persall's blog at www.sptimes.com/blogs/filmUPCOMING RELEASES
SEPT. 23: Corpse Bride; Flightplan; The Thing About My Folks; Roll Bounce; EternalSEPT. 30: A History of Violence; Grizzly Man; The Greatest Game Ever Played; Serenity; Into the Blue
OCT. 7: Waiting; In Her Shoes; Two for the Money; Everything is Illuminated; Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-rabbit
OCT. 14: Elizabethtown; Domino
OCT. 21; Doom; Dreamer: Based on a True Story; Stay; Thumbsucker; Derailed; Memory of a Killer: The Alzheimer's Case
OCT. 28: The Weatherman; The Legend of Zorro; Prime; Saw II; Ushpizin
NOV. 4: Jarhead; Chicken Little; The Family Stone; The Matador
NOV. 9: Get Rich or Die Tryin'
NOV. 11: The New World; Zathura; Bee Season
NOV. 18: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Walk the Line; Pride & Prejudice; Wolf Creek
NOV. 23: Shopgirl; Yours, Mine & Ours
NOV. 25: The Ice Harvest; Dying for Dolly; Just Friends