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click to enlarge Joan Berkman (Laura Linney) tucks in her youngest, Frank - (Owen Kline), in The Squid and the Whale.
  • Joan Berkman (Laura Linney) tucks in her youngest, Frank (Owen Kline), in The Squid and the Whale.

Aeon Flux (PG-13)
Charlize Theron stars as Aeon Flux, a mysterious and amoral secret agent sent to kill a government leader. -- Not reviewed

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Aliens of the Deep (G)
James Cameron teams up with NASA scientists to explore the Mid-Ocean Ridge, a submerged chain of mountains, and its ecosystems. In IMAX 3-D. -- Not reviewed

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*Capote (R)
Instead of memorializing Capote with the standard film biopic, traveling from childhood through illustrious career to death, the producer/star (Philip Seymour Hoffman), screenwriter (Dan Futterman) and director (Bennett Miller) chose to limit their drama to one brief era of his life, the years he spent writing his tour de force, In Cold Blood. Capote depicts an artist's dilemma and ultimate demise when faced with selling his soul for a story. -- Kathryn Eastburn

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Chicken Little (G)
Like many Disney films over the years, Chicken Little is a message movie. And the message is this: "Hey, Pixar, we'll show you that we don't really need you!" Perhaps Chicken Little seems disappointing because its characters and unique, off-kilter art design showed such potential to set the movie apart from the gear-grinding machinations of other Pixar wannabes. Pixar's genius always has been the ability to integrate strong stories with its humor and adventure; Chicken Little merely slaps them together side-by-side. -- Scott Renshaw

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*The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (PG)
See full review on page 32.

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*Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (PG-13)
J.K. Rowling's mega-selling series of books has been talked about for its pop-culture ubiquity, its ability to make video game and iPod junkies actually read, and its alleged unhealthy influence on those readers by dealing with the occult. Director Mike Newell's version of the fourth book keeps a surprisingly tight focus on the unnerving, dark, appropriately PG-13-rated changes in Harry's world as he wrestles with transformations that have nothing to do with magic. -- Scott Renshaw

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Jarhead (R)
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx, the film is based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and of fighting in Kuwait. -- Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15

click to enlarge Hold onto your specs  its Chicken Little!
  • Hold onto your specs its Chicken Little!

Just Friends (PG-13)
Chris (Ryan Reynolds) is re-acquainted with his old high school crush, Samantha (Anna Faris), whose rejection of him turned him into a hottie and ferocious womanizer. -- Not reviewed

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*King Kong (PG-13)
See full review on page 33.

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*Pride and Prejudice (PG)
See full review on page 31.

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*Rent (PG-13)
Rent's all-singing, all-dancing, sweetly ragtag and occasionally doomed bunch displays more core family values than any 20 red-state yapdogs you might care to mention. And despite the grating, workmanlike direction of Chris Columbus (he's no Robert Wise, and Rent is nobody's idea of West Side Story), this boisterous adaptation is both a vivacious, wiseacre musical and an inarguable morality lesson: Love is all you need. Oh, and rent, of course. -- Marc Savlov

Tinseltown

Santa vs. the Snowman (NR)
A snowman finds his way to Santa's workshop, only to be chased away. He forms an army and captures Santa, only to have to attempt to fill Santa's shoes. -- Not reviewed

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*Syriana (R)
Syriana is as much a position paper as it is a film, a multi-layered construction of the tangled connections between business, politics and money as concerns American policies in the Middle East -- the petroleum-trade equivalent of how Stephen Gaghan handled the drug trade in his Oscar-winning script for 2000's Traffic. Syriana is that rare politically themed film that has something to say, yet generally allows you to figure out its meaning on your own. -- Scott Renshaw

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*Walk the Line (PG-13)
The movie comes to life when Joaquin Phoenix takes the stage, channeling the sober depth and power of Cash's personality and musical voice. The on-stage moments are fabulous, and director James Mangold wisely gives us entire musical numbers instead of just snippets of songs. The film is true to Cash's life as told in his approved biography and autobiography, and the story is a doozy. -- Kathryn Eastburn

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Yours, Mine and Ours (PG)
A widowed Coast Guard admiral (Dennis Quaid) and his eight children combine families with a widow handbag designer (Rene Russo) and her 10 children. -- Not reviewed

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