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*The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13)

Director George Nolfi does a terrific job of explaining details that might seem like arbitrary plot devices, as well as giving an ordinary mortal a fair shot against what are clearly the equivalent of angels. He wraps the exposition in sharp dialogue and performances that give the pronouncements extra significance. — Scott Renshaw

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Arthur (PG-13)

On the threshold of an arranged marriage with a simpering socialite whom he does not love, Arthur meets a spunky tour guide, and falls head over heels. — Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (PG-13)

With American society in decay, railroad magnate Dagny Taggart begins to notice the mysterious disappearance of the world's leading artists, businessmen and thinkers. — Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Tinseltown

Born to Be Wild 3D (G)

The film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them — saving endangered species one life at a time. — Not reviewed

Cinemark 16 IMAX

The Conspirator (PG-13)

It's not like we can really feel Robert Redford yearning for the good old days of big-screen didacticism. It's more like he's on auto-pilot. The one thing a movie with a bleeding heart should not be is bloodless, and this one almost is. — Jonathan Kiefer

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

Gnomeo & Juliet (G)

Garden gnomes play a bit of Shakespeare in this animated comedy. — Not reviewed

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*The Green Hornet (PG-13)

If the action is out-clevered by the comedy, it's a small price to pay, for the currency of slam-bang movie enjoyment and for some satisfying superhero yuks. — MaryAnn Johanson

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Hanna (PG-13)

It seems depressingly ill-advised for director Joe Wright to even bother attempting this Femme Nikita foolishness at all. Yet there he goes busying himself with pretentious allusions to harrowing fairy tales. — Jonathan Kiefer

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Kimball's Peak Three, Tinseltown

Hall Pass (R)

When two men begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives take a bold approach to revitalizing their marriages: granting them one week of freedom to do whatever they want. — Not reviewed

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (PG-13)

This Potter falls somewhere between ambitious and momentous in its own way, yet never quite as powerful as it wants to be. — Scott Renshaw

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Hop (PG)

A comedy about E.B., the teenage son of the Easter Bunny. On the eve of taking over the family business, E.B. leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream of becoming a drummer. — Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

I Am Number Four (PG-13)

A thriller about an extraordinary young man who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. — Not reviewed

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Insidious (PG-13)

When tragedy strikes their young son, Josh and Renai begin to experience things that science cannot explain. — Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

*Jane Eyre (PG-13)

Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel has been adapted into some form of motion picture at least once every decade since 1914. By being greater than the sum of its parts, this Jane Eyre should stay fresh — at least until the next one. — Jonathan Kiefer

Kimball's Peak Three

Just Go With It (PG-13)

Adam Sandler is a plastic surgeon who creates a lie of being previously married to win a girl's affections. — Not reviewed

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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (G)

This documentary follows Bieber on his 2010 concert tour. — Not reviewed

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*The King's Speech (PG-13)

Viewers expecting the stiff royal drama that the dull title implies will be just as surprised as the stuttering king when he's eventually able to deliver a flawless speech. — Tricia Olszewski

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Limitless (PG-13)

Aspiring author Eddie Morra suffers from chronic writer's block, but his life changes instantly when an old friend introduces him to NZT, a new pharmaceutical that allows him to tap his full potential. — Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

*The Lincoln Lawyer (R)

The Lincoln Lawyer features a completely different Matthew McConaughey. He's gaunt, mature and compelling in this enthralling, gritty crime drama. — Justin Strout

Hollywood Interquest

The Metropolitan Opera: Le Comte Ory Encore (NR)

Rossini's vocally dazzling comedy stars bel canto sensation Juan Diego Flórez in the title role of this Met premiere production. He vies with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, in the trouser role of Isolier, for the love of the lonely Countess Adele, sung by soprano Diana Damrau. — Not reviewed

Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Paul (R)

Like it was some sort of nerdnip, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost give us familiar one-liners to roll around in until we're too giddy to think straight. Past that, Paul doesn't offer much. — Scott Renshaw

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Rio (G)

Blu thinks he's the last of his kind, but when he learns about another macaw who lives in Rio de Janeiro, he heads to the faraway and exotic land to find Jewel, Blu's female counterpart. — Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

Scream 4 (R)

Sidney Prescott returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. Unfortunately Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface. — Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

Soul Surfer (PG)

The true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and overcame all odds to become a champion again. — Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

Source Code (PG-13)

Where the whole endeavor could have been kinda sorta OK but not really all that great, it ends up being hugely distasteful, and idiotic for not even realizing it. — MaryAnn Johanson

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

Sucker Punch (PG-13)

Those only interested in seeing attractive women in skimpy outfits kicking ass will find all they want in Sucker Punch. But those who want to see a movie that's actually good will instead leave just feeling like a sucker. — Dan Hudak

Carmike 10, Cinemark 16

*Tangled (PG)

Why is something with such familiar components so praiseworthy? Because it simply nails those components. — Scott Renshaw

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*True Grit (PG-13)

It may seem as though the Coen brothers just want to add "vintage Western" to the list of genre roads they've traveled. Instead, they've subtly crafted what may be their most deeply felt movie yet. — Scott Renshaw

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Unknown (PG-13)

Dr. Martin Harris awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife suddenly doesn't recognize him — Not reviewed

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Win Win (R)

Writer-director Tom McCarthy has helmed a quietly effective sports movie. But by wrapping that simple structure in silky indie garments, McCarthy ends up with a cluttered, messy ensemble that works in dim light but withers away, the moment you leave the theater. — Justin Strout

Kimball's Peak Three

Your Highness (R)

There is no point to this unforgivable excuse for a comedy, except, obviously, for Danny McBride to make his buddies, director David Gordon Green and co-star James Franco, chortle over pot jokes. — MaryAnn Johanson

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

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