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Hayden Christensen plays Anakin Skywalker, who is - drawn to the dark side of the Force in Star Wars: - Episode - III  Revenge of the Sith.
  • Hayden Christensen plays Anakin Skywalker, who is drawn to the dark side of the Force in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

A Lot Like Love (PG-13)
Oliver (Ashton Kutcher) and Emily (Amanda Peet) connect on a flight from Los Angeles to New York but decide they shouldn't be together. They re-connect again and again over the years to become friends and more. -- Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*The Amityville Horror (R)
A remake of the 1979 classic, Horror follows the story of the Lutz family that moves into a waterfront mansion on Long Island. Little does the family know that three years earlier a young man had murdered his family in the same house in a fit of psychotic rage. But the learning curve is steep in the haunted house as it takes only 28 days for mild-mannered George Lutz to transform himself into the same kind of rampaging demon. This movie has most of the hallmarks of the genre, including a wicked curse lurking in the basement and a mini-skirt wearing stoner babysitter who is predictably slain. -- Dan Wilcock

Carmike 10, Carmike 16, Tinseltown

Are We There Yet? (PG)
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*The Aviator (PG-13)
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Beauty Shop (PG-13)
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Because of Winn-Dixie (PG)
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Crash (R)
A group of strangers is brought together in Los Angeles traffic and learns to relate across race and cultural boundaries. Directed and written by Paul Haggis, and starring Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser and Ludacris. -- Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Tinseltown

*Downfall (R)
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Fever Pitch (PG-13)
Jimmy Fallon plays a die-hard Red Sox fan who falls in love with Drew Barrymore's hard-working businesswoman character. As the Sox season picks up, they struggle to make their relationship work. -- Not reviewed

Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag (NR)
Cinemark 16 IMAX

Forces of Nature (NR)
A National Geographic film showcasing earthquakes, volcanoes, severe storms and interviews with the scientists who study them. -- Not reviewed

Cinemark 16 IMAX

Guess Who (PG-13)
Bernie Mac plays the sarcastic father of a woman who wants to marry a white boy, played by Ashton Kutcher. -- Not reviewed


*The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (PG)
The story traces the life of Arthur Dent, played by Martin Freeman (from the original British "The Office" TV series), a whiny Englishman who is rescued from the Earth's annihilation by Ford Prefect (rapper Mos Def), an amiable alien. For Hitchhiker's purists, the film pulls off some nice touches. By retaining most of author Douglas Adams' vision, the film maintains the sense of giddy, surreal wonder the books are famous for. -- Dan Wilcock

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

House of Wax (R)
A group of college students experience car trouble and wander into a wax museum overseen by two sadistic brothers who kill people and turn them into exhibits. Starring Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray and Paris Hilton. -- Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

The Interpreter (PG-13)
Directed by Sydney Pollack, this film follows an FBI agent (Sean Penn) who is assigned to protect an interpreter (Nicole Kidman) who overhears an assassination plot. -- Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Kingdom of Heaven (R)
During the Crusades, Balian of Ibelin (Orlando Bloom), a young blacksmith from Jerusalem, rises to protect his people from foreign invaders. Directed by Ridley Scott, also starring Liam Neeson. -- Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Man of the House (PG-13)
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Million Dollar Baby (PG-13)
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*Millions (PG)
That Millions, the heartwarming tale of a pair of motherless Irish brothers, is directed by grim meister Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) is a big surprise. The child actors, Alex Etel as Damian and Lewis McGibbon as Anthony, are natural and charming despite their eccentricities. They don't do cute; they merely are cute. The ending should have been dispensed in the cutting room, but it doesn't ruin the effect of having watched a sweet family heal itself with a little help from the spirit world. -- Kathryn Eastburn

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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (PG-13)
In this sequel, Sandra Bullock stars as Gracie Hart, a police officer who goes undercover in Las Vegas to rescue characters played by William Shatner and Heather Burns. -- Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15

Monster-in-Law (PG-13)
Charlotte Honeywell (Jennifer Lopez) has a disastrous dating life until she meets "the perfect man," Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan). However, his mother, Viola (Jane Fonda), is willing to go to great lengths to destroy their relationship. -- Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

National Treasure (PG)
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The Pacifier (PG)
Family comedy starring Vin Diesel as a Navy S.E.A.L. who fails to protect the government scientist he is assigned to guard. In an effort to redeem himself, he decides to care for the man's children when he finds out they are in danger. -- Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15

Phantom of the Opera (PG-13)
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Pooh's Heffalump Movie (G)
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Racing Stripes (PG)
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The Ring Two (PG-13)
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Robots (PG)
Cinemark 16 IMAX, Tinseltown

*Sahara (PG-13)
People who take the problems of Africa very seriously will either puke or die laughing when they see this movie, a big-budget slice of American beefcake motoring up the Niger River into the desert. Matthew McConaughey and Steve Zahn play a pair of treasure hunters searching for a Civil War-era ironclad ship they believe to have ended up in Africa. Penelope Cruz plays a doctor from the World Health Organization on the trail of a new plague that threatens to become an epidemic. Shot in Morocco and Spain (doubling for Mali and Nigeria respectively), Sahara is pure fun -- international buffoonery, American style. -- Dan Wilcock

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Sharks 3-D (NR)
Jean-Michel Cousteau presents an up-close experience with a variety of shark species found around the world. -- Not reviewed

Cinemark 16 IMAX

*The Upside of Anger (R)
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xXx: State of the Union (PG-13)
Ice Cube stars as Darius Stone, Augustus Gibbons' (Samuel L. Jackson) second xXx recruit. Stone is sent to the nation's capitol to track George Deckert's (Willem Dafoe) military splinter group slated to overthrow the U.S. government. -- Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

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