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No, its not The Good, The Bad and The Ugly  its - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest.
  • No, its not The Good, The Bad and The Ugly its Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest.

Benchwarmers (PG-13)

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The Break-Up (PG-13)
Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston star in this romantic comedy about a couple's dispute over a condo and the ways each person tries to convince the other to leave. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Cars (G)
Like every one of the six previous features Pixar has delivered, Cars is smart, snappy and entertaining. And like every one of those six previous features, it's grounded in fundamentally strong storytelling. It's funny, warm and charming, yes but it's also wise in a way that's almost enough to make you want to weep. At its expansive heart, Cars is an affectionate, almost mournful story of how easy it is to leave anything that isn't hot and happenin' anything that isn't this year's model in the dust. Scott Renshaw

Carmike Stadium 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Click (PG-13)
An overworked architect (Adam Sandler) discovers a remote control that allows him to rewind and fast-forward his life. Not reviewed

Carmike Stadium 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Cyberworld (NR)
In this animated film, viewers take a tour of Cyberworld, a museum of 3-D exhibits. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16 IMAX

The Da Vinci Code (PG-13)
For all the brouhaha, The Da Vinci Code is really nothing but the Hardy Boys dressed up in the provocative attire of questioning centuries-old Christian beliefs about the divinity of Jesus Christ, the role of Mary Magdalene and other aspects of the faith. If you take this stuff seriously, one way or another, you're sure to be duped. You've got to hand it to Dan Brown: So dark the con of man, indeed. Steve Davis

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Failure to Launch (PG-13)

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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (PG-13)
Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) heads to Tokyo to avoid a jail sentence and gets caught up in the underworld of drift racing. Not reviewed

Carmike Stadium 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Garfield: The Tail of Two Kitties (PG)
Bill Murray lends his voice to Garfield the cat in this animated comedy about mistaken identify in the United Kingdom. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (PG)

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*An Inconvenient Truth (PG)
See full review on page 26.

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The Lake House (PG)
Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves star in this mystery romance story of an architect and a doctor who exchange love letters two years out-of-sync in an unusual lakeside home. Not reviewed

Carmike Stadium 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Mission Impossible 3 (PG-13)

Meryl Streep struts her stuff in The Devil Wears Prada.
  • Meryl Streep struts her stuff in The Devil Wears Prada.

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Nacho Libre (PG)
Jack Black stars as a Mexican cook-turned-wrestler who joins a Lucha Libre Tournament to save an Oaxacan monastery and win the attention of a beautiful Mexican nun. Not reviewed

Carmike Stadium 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

The Omen (R)
In this remake of the classic 1976 horror film, a boy acts as the devil incarnate. Starring Julia Stiles and Liev Schreiber. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Over the Hedge (PG)
Bruce Willis, Steve Carell and many more stars provide voices in this animated story of a mischievous raccoon and his friends' adventures in suburbia. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*A Prairie Home Companion (PG-13)
True, the appeal of the actual radio show and of the film Robert Altman's elegy to the end of life, work and the pursuit of happiness might have limited appeal among younger audiences. But anyone who respects Garrison Keillor's rambling, layered style will get a kick out of this sweet, melancholic romp through the backstages of memory. Kathryn Eastburn

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Roving Mars (G)
A pair of automated vehicles transmits images from the surface of Mars. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16 IMAX

RV (PG)
Bob Munro (Robin Williams) takes his dysfunctional family on an RV road trip through the Colorado Rockies, where they clash with an odd community of campers. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Picture Show

Scary Movie 4 (PG-13)

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The Shaggy Dog (PG)

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Stick It (PG-13)

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Superman Returns (PG-13)
See full review on page 25.

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*United 93 (R)

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Waist Deep (R)
Tyrese Gibson stars as an ex-convict who goes up against a gang after he loses his son in a carjacking. Not reviewed

Carmike Stadium 10, Tinseltown

*X-Men: The Last Stand (PG-13)
Sure, director Brett Ratner is no Bryan Singer, the man who made the first two X-Men movies into intelligent, emotionally resonant films that even non-comics fans could love. Yes, Ratner's music-video attention span and inability to linger on a shot for more than a few seconds blunts the impact of some of X-Men: The Last Stand's big emotional moments. Nonetheless, he liked Singer's films as much as you did, and he hasn't tried to fix what ain't broke. Gary Susman

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