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UPDATED 11/10/2003 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 11/10/2003 at 01:00 AM EST

ALIEN

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Billed as "The Director's Cut," this rerelease of the 1979 sci-fi horror masterpiece includes a few snippets of previously unseen footage restored by director Ridley Scott. Is it still scary? You bet. (R)

Die Mommie, Die!

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Female impersonator Charles Busch is brilliant fun as a former pop star turned monster out to murder her husband in a campy comedy that runs out of steam long before its finish. (R)

Elephant

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Empty and exploitative. Students wander through a high school, doing little. Then something violent happens. Director-writer Gus Van Sant (Gerry) leaves it to viewers to decipher the whys. (R)

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