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*Apocalypto (R)

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Babel (R)

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Because I Said So (PG-13)
Diane Keaton stars in this comedy as a mother determined to ensure that her three daughters do not make the same mistakes that she made in love. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Breach (PG-13)
In this spy flick, based on actual events, an FBI agent is suspected of selling secrets to the Soviet Union. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Bridge to Terabithia (PG)
Two fifth-graders compete, become friends, and then king and queen of a magical world they create in the woods. Based on the 1987 book. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Casino Royale (PG-13)

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Daddy's Little Girls (PG-13)
In a story of mismatched love, a successful young lawyer falls for a man who works as a mechanic and is the father of three girls. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Deep Sea 3D (G)
A 3-D journey beneath the sea narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet featuring the planet's most unique and colorful ocean life. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16 IMAX

*The Departed (R)

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Eragon (PG)

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Factory Girl (R)
A rich party girl leaves college, goes to New York, becomes "Holly Golightly" and meets Andy Warhol. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15

Flushed Away (PG)

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Hannibal Rising (R)
As much as Gaspard Ulliel tries to honor our fondest Hannibal Lecter memories in this prequel to Silence of the Lambs, his predatorial gaze and sinister sneer do little to recreate the Anthony Hopkins effect. Jeff Sneider

Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Ghost Rider (PG-13)
Nicolas Cage plays a stuntman who sells his soul to become a blazing motorcycle vigilante who fights evil, in this story based on a Marvel comic character. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

The Holiday (PG-13)

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Kidtoons: Little Robots in the Big Show (G)
The theater's Kidtoons series features G-rated films for children and their families. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15

The Last King of Scotland (R)
The story of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, who rose to power in the 1970s, as told through the eyes of his Scottish physician. Not reviewed

Kimball's Twin Peak

*Letters from Iwo Jima (R)
The film is almost a too-obvious attempt at we're-all-the-same-under-the-skin revisionist history. The film's title comes from the notes home that are narrated throughout, dealing with universal matters such as missing loved ones and trying to do the right thing. Fortunately, Director Clint Eastwood and screenwriter Iris Yamashita have more to say. Scott Renshaw

Tinseltown

The Messengers (PG-13)
The peaceful lives of the Solomon family turn to chaos and suspicion as a dark force invades their quiet North Dakota sunflower farm. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Music and Lyrics (PG-13)
While this romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore doesn't reach "classic" territory, it comes from that place of heightened reality where people always seem to know the most clever and romantic remark for any given moment. Scott Renshaw

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Night at the Museum (PG)
Trouble erupts at a natural history museum when a night watchman unknowingly triggers an ancient curse that causes the museum's exhibits to come to life. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Cinemark 16 IMAX, Tinseltown

Norbit (PG-13)
Eddie Murphy plays multiple characters including Norbit, a soft-spoken man, and his unbearable fiance. When Norbit unexpectedly meets his ideal woman, he searches for a way to be with her. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Notes on a Scandal (R)
Judi Dench might give yet another brilliant performance, and Cate Blanchett might be equally praiseworthy in this tale of repressed longing warped into mental instability, but I can't know for sure because I spent the entire movie preoccupied with one question: What would it take to get Philip Glass to never ever write another movie score? Scott Renshaw

Kimball's Twin Peak

Open Season (PG)

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Pan's Labyrinth (R)
A young girl uses an imaginary world to cope with the difficult reality of moving to rural Spain with her pregnant mother and new stepfather after World War II. Not reviewed

Kimball's Twin Peak, Tinseltown

Smokin' Aces (R)

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Stranger than Fiction (PG-13)

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Unaccompanied Minors (PG)

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We Are Marshall (PG)

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