“District 9” – Should be your Moviegoing Destination – 4 popcorns

In Johannesburg, South Africa, either now or in the not too distant future, it has been twenty years since an alien mother ship discharged its travelers and then unexplainably perched, seemingly immobile, several hundred feet above Earth. In the interim, its marooned souls have been welcomed by being put in a holding camp called “District 9.”

Liberty Hall Museum to Host Luncheon, Lecture and Book Signing

UNION — Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host the Darwin Victorian Luncheon, featuring a lecture and book signing with special guest Weslie Janeway, co-author of “Mrs. Charles Darwin’s Recipe Book Revived and Illustrated,” on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $80 per person, formal attire suggested. Reservations are required. Seating is limited.

“Julie & Julia” – Cooks Up a Scrumptious Story – 3 popcorns

Hide your soul. No identity is safe. Not as long as Meryl Streep plies her chameleon charms. Body-snatching gourmet legend Julia Child’s very essence in “Julie & Julia,” she endows Nora Ephron’s exercise in comparative destines with its key ingredient. If imitation is in fact the greatest form of flattery, then there could be no finer homage.