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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

*Casino Royale (PG-13)

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*Children of Men (R)
In this film's dystopian vision of the future, women can no longer have children and the world is mourning the loss of its youngest inhabitant, an 18-year-old. It's a gritty, grainy and dirty flick, so magnificently thought-provoking and entertaining that few people will walk away unmoved. Jeff Sneider

Chapel Hills 15

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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Epic Movie (PG-13)
This comedy from Scary Movie writers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer offers a satirical take on the latest box-office hits. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16

Eragon (PG)

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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

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 Sin Eater (PG-13)
Set in 1850s Appalachia, the film tells the story of a young girl who feels she was at fault in her little sister's death. She seeks help from the Sin Eater, the only man who can redeem her. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15

*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


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

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

Carmike 10, 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

*The Pursuit of Happyness (PG-13)
Will Smith stars as a down-on-his-luck salesman attempting an ambitious career change when his wife leaves him and their 5-year-old son (played by Smith's real-life son). Call it corny, but it's an old-school human drama that just works. Scott Renshaw

Cinemark 16

Smokin' Aces (R)
A sleazy Las Vegas magician becomes a target after he turns FBI informant and a mafia boss puts a contract out on him. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Stranger than Fiction (PG-13)

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Unaccompanied Minors (PG)

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We Are Marshall (PG)

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