CAIRO TIME Canadian writer/director Ruba Nadda's latest intelligent drama follows the disarming friendship-qua-romance between a Canadian diplomat's wife (the irreplaceable Patricia Clarkson) visiting Egypt and her husband's former security officer (the great Alexander Siddig). Opens at the Charles Theatre Sept. 10.
FANTASTIC VOYAGE Richard Fleischer's 1966 sci-fi adventure kicks off Towson University's Department of Electronic Media and Film's fall film series, which explores math, science, and storytelling. This gem involves a team of CIA agents and scientists—Stephen Boyd, William Redfield, Donald Pleasence, Arthur O'Connell, and Raquel Welch—getting into a nuclear submarine that gets microscopically miniaturized so that they can all be injected into the bloodstream of a Soviet scientist to repair a blood clot, the result of his country trying to assassinate him for defecting. Given the time period and storyline of this 20th Century Fox production, it's one of the more literal explorations of psychedelic inner space Hollywood ever produced. At Towson University's Van Bokkelen Hall auditorium, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D Writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson returns to the surprising series he kicked off in 2002 for this fourth installment, in which Milla Jovovich once again plays the most supermodel-pretty corporate-manufactured virus-mutantized superhuman killing machine ever and teams with an assortment of equally pretty postapocalyptic survivors—Ali Larter, Sienna Guillory, Boris Kodjoe, and Wentworth Miller—to battle the undead zombies created by the Umbrella Corporation. Opens Sept. 10.