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The Wayans brothers have reached a new low with Little - Man.
  • The Wayans brothers have reached a new low with Little Man.

Akeelah and the Bee (PG)

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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

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*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. 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. Steve Davis

Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

The Devil Wears Prada (PG-13)
A nave young woman lands a job as an assistant to one of New York city's biggest magazine editors in this comedic drama. Starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Not reviewed

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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

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

Chapel Hills 15

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (PG)

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*An Inconvenient Truth (PG)
If Al Gore weren't so self-effacing throughout An Inconvenient Truth, vignettes from his personal and political life might come across as preachy or maudlin. But the former senator and vice president has acquired an ease and sense of humor since he lost the White House to George W. Bush, and his likeability factor infuses these segments with an amiable, even affectionate tinge. We walk away feeling we know the man, not just the message. An Inconvenient Truth is, ultimately, not an apocalyptic horror show but a call to action, and a damn effective one. Kathryn Eastburn

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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

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Mission Impossible 3 (PG-13)

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

Monster House gives children one more thing to worry - about while trying to fall asleep.
  • Monster House gives children one more thing to worry about while trying to fall asleep.

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The Omen (R)

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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

*Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (PG-13)
The original Pirates was that rare blockbuster that connected with audiences not on the basis of a star or a concept, but on the basis of a performance. Dead Man's Chest is over-plotted. By all rights, the 150 minutes of Dead Man's Chest should feel like a slog and a half through its plot points, but instead it's actually a crackling piece of action filmmaking. Scott Renshaw

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Poseidon (PG-13)

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*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 the master of Americana's (Garrison Keillor) rambling, layered style will get a kick out of this sweet, melancholic romp through the back stages 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)

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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)
Director Bryan Singer has made a movie about our need for hope in a dark time, trying to cobble his Superman/Jesus metaphors to the necessary machinations of a Hollywood blockbuster. The result is something slightly aloof a hero only briefly allowing us to touch his cape before he's off to the Fortress of Solitude. It's not enough to believe a man can fly. We need to believe that the thing that's flying is actually a man. Scott Renshaw

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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

The Wild (G)

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*X-Men: The Last Stand (PG-13)
Director Brett 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 previous director Bryan Singer's films as much as you did, and he hasn't tried to fix what ain't broke. Gary Susman

Cinemark 16

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