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Shifty bank robber Dalton Russell (Clive Owen) strikes a - rich pose inInside Man.
  • Shifty bank robber Dalton Russell (Clive Owen) strikes a rich pose inInside Man.

16 Blocks (PG-13)
Director Richard Donner knows how to craft this kind of movie in his sleep. It's solid, but unspectacular, and sometimes seems to be trying too hard. Scott Renshaw

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

Aquamarine (PG)
Two teenage girls find a mermaid at their beach club's swimming pool. Starring Emma Roberts and Sara Paxton. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16

Big Momma's House 2 (PG-13)

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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (PG)

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Chicken Little (G)

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*The Chronicles of Narnia (PG)

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Curious George (G)
Will Ferrell stars as The Man in the Yellow Hat, friend to the curious monkey, in this animated feature. Also starring Drew Barrymore, David Cross and Eugene Levy. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16

Date Movie (PG-13)
Adam Campbell and Alyson Hannigan star in this spoof of popular romantic comedies. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16

Eight Below (PG)
Eight Below is pretty amazing. You'll marvel at the dogs, sure, but you'll also be astonished that Mr. 2 Fast 2 Furious (Paul Walker) continues to get lead roles. Director Frank Marshall makes Jerry Shepard and Davis McClaren's trip quick-moving and riveting, but you may as well tune out when the movie starts cutting back and forth between the humans, safely back in America, and the dogs, left to fend for themselves in increasingly perilous conditions. Tricia Olszewski

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

End of the Spear (PG-13)

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Failure to Launch (PG-13)
Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker star in this romantic comedy about a man who falls in love while still living with his parents. Not reviewed

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

Firewall (PG-13)
The reality of Ford's advancing years makes Firewall feel like a slightly different chapter in his film history. He's playing a computer geek whose best butt-kicking days have passed him by and that subtext delivers more drama than the script can muster. Scott Renshaw

Cinemark 16

Fun with Dick and Jane (PG-13)

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The Hills Have Eyes (R)
A family has an ugly run-in with psychotic people in the desert, far from help and civilization. Not reviewed

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

Hoodwinked (PG)

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*King Kong (PG-13)

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Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West (NR)
The film chronicles the Corps of Discovery, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, into uncharted territory to find a water passageway to the Pacific Ocean. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16 IMAX

The Libertine (R)
Johnny Depp stars as the Earl of Rochester, a 17th-century poet who debauched his way to an early death and posthumous literary fame. Also starring John Malkovich. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16

Madea's Family Reunion (PG-13)
Tyler Perry stars as a gun-carrying grandma who must deal with a host of troubles around the planning of a family reunion. Also starring Maya Angelou. Not reviewed

Carmike Stadium 10, Tinseltown

Nanny McPhee (PG)

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The Pink Panther (PG)
A prequel to the 1964 Peter Sellers film where the detective (Steve Martin) tries to solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole a famous diamond. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

The Shaggy Dog (PG)
Tim Allen stars as a man attempting to lead a normal life despite the inconvenience of sometimes turning into a large sheepdog. Not reviewed

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

She's the Man (PG)
A girl poses as her older brother at an elite boarding school and becomes entangled in a series of love affairs. Starring Amanda Bynes and David Cross. Not reviewed

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

Syriana (R)

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*The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (R)
Tommy Lee Jones' heart-wrenching testament to the value of human life grew out of ineffective and degrading geo-political border politics. There is a silent dignity in Jones' character, who moves and speaks deliberately, revealing his all-too-human side. Cole Haddon

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*Transamerica (R)
In writer-director Duncan Tucker's feature debut, a pre-op transsexual named Bree discovers that back when she was an experimental college student named Stanley, he fathered a son. Tricia Olszewski

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Ultraviolet (PG-13)
A genetically modified subculture of humans called Hemophages rebel against the government that created them. Milla Jovovich stars as the lead rogue warrior. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16

Underworld: Evolution (R)
As the war between vampires and werewolves rages on, the legacy of both races is revealed, including the personal history of Selene (Kate Beckinsale). Not reviewed

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*V For Vendetta (R)
Even in an era when the term "graphic novel" has given the comic book an air of legitimacy, you probably think you know what you're getting from a movie like V for Vendetta, which is based on an illustrated story. And you probably aren't expecting what may be the most politically subversive blockbuster ever created. Scott Renshaw

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

*Walk the Line (PG-13)

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Wild Safari 3-D: A South African Adventure (NR)
A simulated safari with elephants, rhinos, leopards, lions and buffaloes in which the viewer learns about the habitats and lives of these animals in South Africa. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16 IMAX

*The World's Fastest Indian (PG-13)
Anthony Hopkins plays a smart-mouthed old New Zealander determined to break the world's land speed record on his 1920 Indian Scout motorcycle. Kathryn Eastburn

Chapel Hills 15

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