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The following is a preview of movies opening this weekend that runs every Tuesday in the Star-Bulletin:

>> "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys" -- Two Catholic schoolkids channel their boredom and pubescent longing into a violent, sacrilegious comic book that gets them and their teachers in trouble in this rite-of-passage drama set in the South of the early '70s. Macaulay Culkin's brother Kieran and Emile Hirsch play the boys, with Jodie Foster as the stern and disapproving nun who rules their lives (R).

>> "Hey Arnold! The Movie" -- The popular Nickelodeon animated series makes its big-screen debut, as the football-headed fourth-grader and his pals organize the neighborhood to try to prevent an evil industrialist and his bulldozing buddies from developing a huge "mall-plex" in his hometown (G).

>> "Mr. Deeds" -- Adam Sandler and director Steven Brill ("Little Nicky") pay homage to the 1936 Frank Capra/Gary Cooper classic, where a kindhearted, philanthropic, small-town guy inherits controlling interest in a massive media corporation from his deceased uncle, and then starts injecting his upstanding values into its various businesses. Co-stars Winona Ryder, John Turturro, Steve Buscemi, Jared Harris and Peter Gallagher (PG-13).

>> "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" -- A 30-year-old single Greek woman (Nia Vardalos) is ready to change her life and seek independence from her parents' restaurant work. She falls in love with a tall, handsome and un-Greek guy (John Corbett), and their wedding at the local Greek Orthodox Church obviously involves her folks and crazy relatives (PG).

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Learn about the architect profession and design noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Tamarind Park, with entertainment by Keith Cockett, left, and George Kuo, part of Architecture Week. Events revolving around the American Institute of Architects Honolulu Chapter's theme of "Sustainability and Renewal" continues through Saturday with the following activities. For more information or reservations, call 545-4242.


>> "The Birth of Sustainable Economy," film shows how three American cities -- Chattanooga, Tenn.; Portland, Ore.; and Suisun City, Calif. -- used architecture and building tools to revitalize their communities. Reception at 6 p.m. at Honolulu Academy of Arts, film shown at 7 p.m. Cost: $20 general, $15 for members, $5 for students.


>> Design awards banquet, 6 to 10 p.m. at Hawaii Prince Hotel. AIA architects will present Awards of Merit, Awards of Excellence and a new Sustainable Design award. Cost: $50.


>> Learn about design and how an architect can help with your building project, noon to 1 p.m. at Tamarind Park, Bishop Square. Music provided by Keith Cockett and George Kuo. (A wrong date was listed last Friday.)


>> Take an architectural walking tour of Historic Honolulu from 9 to 11:30 a.m. starting from the AIA Honolulu office in Chinatown. Cost: $15. Kamaaina rates available.

>> Witness the brainstorming session behind planning a sustainable community from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Groups will meet at the West Kauai Technology and Visitors Center in Lihue, Kauai, and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's School of Architecture, both using advanced technology. Free.

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