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The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Jan. 15

OPENING

The Book of Eli—Another addition to the ever-growing canon of post-apocalyptic films, The Book of Eli follows Eli (Denzel Washington) on his trek across the wasteland that once was America. Driven by his hope for the future, Eli serves up some serious ass-kicking, putting members of murderous gangs in their place. But Carnegie (Gary Oldman), the ruler of a makeshift town of thieves, wants desperately to stop him. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

The Lovely Bones—When 14-year-old Suzie Salmon (Saorise Ronan) is brutally raped and murdered in 1973, her family becomes obsessed with finding her murderer. Looking down from heaven, Suzie struggles with how to help her family, while also coming to terms with her own death. Based on a best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, the movie stars Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Stanley Tucci and Susan Sarandon. Directed by Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings). (PG-13) Edwards 9

The Spy Next Door—What do you get when you throw Jackie Chan, Billy Ray Cyrus and George Lopez into a cheesy, kung-fu-spy-becomes-an-undercover-babysitter comedy? Honestly, we're too embarrassed to find out. But we're guessing it's something like Kindergarten Cop. (PG) Edwards 22

A Single Man—Fashion-mogul Tom Ford financed and directed this film, which is based on the novel by Christopher Isherwood. The 1960s-era story follows a single day in the life of gay British professor George Falconer (Colin Firth) after his longtime companion dies. With production design by the Mad Men team matched with Ford's meticulous eye for beauty, A Single Man is a visual and emotional stunner. (R) Flicks

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Global Lens Films—Presenting a stellar collection of cross-cultural films. Visit www.egyptiantheatre.net for a detailed list of titles and times. Fri. Jan. 15-Sun. Jan. 17. Shows start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. $6. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, www.egyptiantheatre.net.

The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen—Endowed with more than four hours of drama, sex, violence and unruly behaviors, George Bizet's opera Carmen airs on the big screen from a live performance captured at the MET. Sat., Jan. 16, 11 a.m. $7 adult, $6.75 children and seniors. Edwards Spectrum 22, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-1700, www.uatc.com.