By Leah Rozen
October 09, 2000 12:00 PM

>Almost Famous Almost perfect. A 15-year-old rock journalist learns about life and love while on the road with a band. Great performances by Frances McDormand, Billy Crudup and Kate Hudson. (R)

Best in Show Writer-director Christopher Guest and much of his Waiting for Guffman cast (Catherine O’Hara, Fred Willard and cowriter Eugene Levy) reunite in an amusing mockumentary about dog owners whose pets are competing at a show. (PG-13)

The Exorcist Linda Blair is still spinning heads, but time has not been kind to this 1973 horror film. (R)

Nurse Betty Wild, wacky and completely unpredictable. Renée Zellweger is superb as a waitress convinced she’s a character on a soap opera. Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock also star. (R)

Space Cowboys A blast. Geezer astronaut Clint Eastwood proves that age has nothing to do with gravity in a fun action drama. (PG-13)

Urban Legends: Final Cut Dopey sequel to’98 slasher film. (R)

Woman on Top Penélope Cruz plays a Brazilian chef in an overcooked romantic comedy. (R)