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  • Peter Perkins (Tommy Lee Jones), sitting beside what just may be one of The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.

Big Momma's House 2 (PG-13)
In this sequel, Martin Lawrence stars as an FBI agent who must go undercover as a woman. Not reviewed

Carmike Stadium 10, Tinseltown

*Brokeback Mountain (R)
Ang Lee's directorial restraint, the Larry McMurtry-Diana Ossana screenplay so faithful to Annie Proulx's story, near-perfect casting and the magnificent Wyoming landscape yield an unforgettable film, a true Western surrounding a tragic love story. Most critics have deemed Brokeback Mountain Heath Ledger's film, but it is equally Jake Gyllenhaal's. Both deliver mature, finely wrought performances. The film's emotional impact is precisely as blunt, clear and devastating as Proulx's prose, a remarkable accomplishment. Kathryn Eastburn

Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Capote (R)
Capote depicts an artist's dilemma and ultimate demise when faced with selling his soul for a story. Kathryn Eastburn

Chapel Hills 15

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (PG)

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Chicken Little (G)

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*The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (PG)
Director Andrew Adamson (Shrek) has done a masterful job adapting C.S. Lewis' beloved children's book to the screen. Kathryn Eastburn

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16

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

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

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

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

*Eight Below (PG)
See full review on page 62.

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

End of the Spear (PG-13)
When five young missionaries are speared to death by Waodani tribesmen in Ecuador in 1956, the lives of the missionaries' families and Mincayani's (Louie Leonardo's) people are changed forever. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16

Final Destination 3 (R)
A psychic high-schooler convinces her friends to exit a roller coaster before it crashes, but death continues to follow them. 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

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Freedomland (R)
Joe Roth's pidgin filmmaking proves he serves cinema best when he's just the guy signing the checks. He shows no sense for how to set his scenes on simmer; everything gets microwaved to insta-boil. Scott Renshaw

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

Fun with Dick and Jane (PG-13)
A remake of the 1977 comedy in which a married couple turns to robbery to pay the bills. Starring Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16, Picture Show

Glory Road (PG)
The story of the first all-black starting lineup to win college basketball's NCAA championship. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16

*Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (PG-13)

Cinemark 16 IMAX, Picture Show

Hoodwinked (PG)
This simple-minded cartoon deserves to be pilloried for falling victim to that contemporary kid-flick game of can-you-top-this: the obsession with being ever more hip and pop-culture savvy. Scott Renshaw

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16

*King Kong (PG-13)
In the past, it has been enough for special effects to convince us that something exists. Director Peter Jackson wants us to believe that Kong has lived. The New Zealand director has raised the bar for action set pieces, but that's not why his movies are terrific. He wants to couple modern technological wonder with genuine emotion, and he wants to do it by making us feel for things that aren't really there. Scott Renshaw

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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

*Match Point (R)
Woody Allen craftily manipulates his audience into sympathizing with a scoundrel, to the point that we find ourselves hoping he can cover his tracks before he's found out, jumping in our seats when we think he's about to get caught. The result is unsettling, until we remember this is just a movie and the sunlight awaits just beyond the theater door. Kathryn Eastburn

Kimball's Twin Peak

*Mrs. Henderson Presents (R)
Mrs. Henderson hits all its marks, well-worn though they be. Judi Dench fans will once more find themselves glorying in her reckless spirit. Bill Gallo

Kimball's Twin Peak

Nanny McPhee (PG)
Emma Thompson plays a governess who uses magic to make motherless children behave. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

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 diamond. Also starring Kevin Kline and Beyonce Knowles. Not reviewed

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

The Ringer (PG-13)

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Rumor Has It (PG-13)

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Second Chance (PG-13)
Two men, one from a well-to-do white church and one from a inner-city black church, struggle with the gap between their respective churches and cultures. 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

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Walk the Line (PG-13)
The movie comes to life when Joaquin Phoenix takes the stage, channeling the sober depth and power of Johnny Cash's personality and his 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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When A Stranger Calls (PG-13)
A high-schooler is harassed by a threatening prank caller while she is babysitting, only to find the children dead. She is haunted later in life by the same stranger who called her in her youth. Not reviewed

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

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)
See full review on page 62.

Tinseltown

Yours, Mine and Ours (PG)

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