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300 (R)
Director Zack Snyder's adaptation of Frank Miller's comic book appears to be trying way too hard to be about something and ends up letting pretentiousness smother its cool. Scott Renshaw

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

Amazing Grace (PG)
Set in England in the 1700s, a young idealist named William Wilberforce struggles with Parliament to abolish slavery in the English empire. Not reviewed

Tinseltown

Arthur and the Invisibles (PG)

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The Astronaut Farmer (PG)

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Because I Said So (PG-13)

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Blades of Glory (PG-13)
Will Ferrell and Jon Heder star in this comedy about two ice skaters, banned from single competition, who form a pairs team to compete. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Charlotte's Web (G)

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Deep Sea (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

Dreamgirls (PG-13)

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Ghost Rider (PG-13)

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Happy Feet (PG)

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The Hills Have Eyes II (R)
In this film written by Jonathan and Wes Craven, National Guard recruits battle brutal mutants in the desert. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

The Last Mimzy (PG)
A young brother and sister discover they have unusual abilities after they find a mysterious stash of toys and are drawn into a bizarre world. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*The Lives of Others (R)
Set in East Berlin in 1984, the "lives of others" are being watched by secret police in this complex work of profound achievement. Relentlessly engrossing, it truly represents the best of world cinema. Jeff Sneider

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The Lookout (R)
Following a tragic accident, a high school athlete takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he gets caught up in a heist. Not reviewed

Tinseltown

*Meet the Robinsons (G)
A 12-year-old with a penchant for wild inventions unintentionally wreaks havoc with his latest science fair project in this solid, energetic Disney story designed for older kids and their parents. Scott Renshaw

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

The Namesake (PG-13)
A young, American-born, Indian man struggles to assimilate in New York while respecting his family's traditional lifestyle. Not reviewed

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Night at the Museum (PG)

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The Number 23 (R)

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Peaceful Warrior (PG-13)
Based on Dan Millman's bestselling novel, a college gymnast's life is impacted by a chance encounter with a stranger. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15

Premonition (PG-13)
A woman thinks her husband has died in a car crash, but realizes it was a premonition when he reappears the following day. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*The Pursuit of Happyness (PG-13)

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The Queen (PG-13)

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Reign Over Me (R)
In this film about a man recovering from the loss of his family in 9/11, Adam Sandler is like an 8-year-old playing emotional dress-up in clothes that are way too big for him. Scott Renshaw

Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Shooter (R)
A sharpshooter is lured into action after learning about a plot to assassinate the President. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

TMNT (PG)
This animated picture features the latest adventure of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as they work to save the world. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Wild Hogs (PG-13)
Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy and John Travolta star as suburban wannabe bikers who take their Harleys on a road trip. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

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