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Shaun of the Dead. Hit U.K. zombie comedy about two slackers so caught up in their numbing daily routine they scarcely notice an uprising of the undead. It's some funny stuff, but be warned that this is, after all, a movie about zombies and it features some grim, gory and sometimes rather tragic happenings along with the laughs. Edwards Rancho Santa Margarita, 30632 Santa Margarita Pkwy., Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 888-3340. Tues., 9 p.m. $6; Edwards South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 540-1970. Wed., 9 p.m. $6.
Sky High. What hath The Incredibleswrought? Lots of shameless rip-offs, mostly. First you had this basically harmless, 2005 superhero family comedy starring Kurt Russell, and now this month you got that new superhero family comedy starring Tim Allen. Apparently playing a superhero dad is the new gimmick for stars to revive their careers. What's next, Steve Martin in Super by the Dozen? This is an outdoor, evening, beachside screening, so unless your family is gifted with superheroic constitutions, be sure to dress warm and bring chairs. Newport Dunes Resort, 1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Dunes, (949) 729-DUNE. Sat., dusk. Free; parking, $10.
Union Pacific. Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea star in Cecil B. DeMille's 1939 epic adventure about Western expansion. Look for a young Anthony Quinn! Short subjects, cartoons and other goodies are also on the bill. Long Beach School for Adults Auditorium, 3701 E. Willow St. Long Beach, (562) 997-8000, ext. 7198. Fri., 7 p.m. $1 materials fee.
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