Repertory

By Matt Prigge
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County Theater
$4.50-$8.50. 20 E. State St., Doylestown. 215.345.6789. www.countytheater.com

Barnyard
(2006) (Shown on DVD): The dire Steve Oedekerk (Kung Pow, those damn thumb shorts) contributed to the interchangeable detritus of cynically calculated CGI kiddie movies with this farm-set piece of whatever. Does it have plenty of celebrity voices to mask its doubtless creative shortcomings? You bet. (Not reviewed.) Sat., Jan. 12, 11am.


Little Theater
$5. 7141 Germantown Ave. 215.247.3020. www.mtairyvideolibrary.com

3:10 to Yuma
(2007) (Shown on DVD): James Mangold 's bloody update of Delmer Daves' tense 1957 Western--a High Noon ripoff that's actually superior--isn't exactly necessary, but why carp when the Western may finally be back? Christian Bale is a touch on the tediously noble side, but Russell Crowe reminds us why we liked him in the first place. B- Fri., Jan. 11-Sat., Jan. 12, 8pm; and Sun., Jan. 13, 8pm.


Trocadero
$3. 1003 Arch St. 215.922.LIVE. www.thetroc.com

Eagle vs. Shark
(2007) (Shown on DVD): Shortly before headlining the surprisingly ace Flight of the Conchords, man-of-stone Jemaine Clement popped up in this New Zealand quirkfest about two social outcasts finding deadpan love and whatnot. (Not reviewed.) Mon., Jan. 14, 7:30pm.


Wooden Shoe Books
Free. 508 S. Fifth St. 215.413.0999. www.woodenshoebooks.com

Fuck
(2006) (Shown on DVD): Predictably the record holder for most F-bombs in a film, Steve Anderson 's slick, poppy doc casts a wide net over the titular word, examining everything from its entomology, known history and what it means to censorship. It'd be more useful with a tighter focus, or at least not so many snarky sound bites--aesthetically, it's interchangeable with VH1 shows like Best Week Ever--but it's nice it exists. The pro-side includes Chuck D., Sam Donaldson, Ice-T and Billy Connolly; the anti-side Pat Boone, Miss Manners, Alan Keys and fatuous windbag Dennis Prager. B- Sat., Jan. 12, 7pm.

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