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Accepted (PG-13)
Accepted wants to find its place in that underappreciated subgenre of American movie-making, the "slobs vs. snobs" comedy. The film begins as a rebel yell but refuses to go any farther than a PG-13 rating will withstand. " Scott Renshaw

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

The Ant Bully (PG)
In this animated children's comedy, a boy accidentally floods an ant colony only to be shrunken down to ant size to fix the damage. Celebrity voices include Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16 IMAX

Barnyard (PG)
In this animated children's comedy, a farmer leaves his land in the care of the livestock. Celebrity voices include Steve Oedekerk, Sam Elliott and Danny Glover. Not reviewed

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

Cars (G)

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Click (PG-13)

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The Descent (R)
After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition that goes horribly awry. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

The Devil Wears Prada (PG-13)
A nave young woman lands a job as an assistant to one of New York City's biggest magazine editors in this comedic drama. Starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Not reviewed

Tinseltown

Garfield: The Tail of Two Kitties (PG)

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*An Inconvenient Truth (PG)
If Al Gore weren't so self-effacing throughout An Inconvenient Truth, vignettes from his personal and political life might come across as preachy or maudlin. But the former senator and vice president has acquired an ease and sense of humor since he lost the White House to George W. Bush, and his likeability factor infuses these segments with an amiable, even affectionate tinge. An Inconvenient Truth is, ultimately, not an apocalyptic horror show but a call to action, and a damn effective one. Kathryn Eastburn

Kimball's Twin Peak

The Lake House (PG)

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*Little Miss Sunshine (R)
Even with Little Miss Sunshine's occasional notes of wackiness, the cast is uniformly excellent, and its script so deftly captures the emotion of a dysfunctional family road trip that it's less like a sitcom than like a clan's real day-to-day life squashed into 101 minutes. " Tricia Olszewski

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Kimball's Twin Peak, Tinseltown

Material Girls (PG)
Two sisters, both heiresses to their family's cosmetics fortune, are given a wake-up call when a scandal and ensuing investigation strip them of their wealth. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Miami Vice (R)
Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell star as undercover cops who pose as drug traffickers to assist the FBI in uncovering a group responsible for three murders. Not reviewed

Tinseltown

Monster House (PG)
Steve Buscemi lends his vocal talents to this animated children's film about a scary house that is actually a monster. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (PG-13)

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Nacho Libre (PG)

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Over the Hedge (PG)

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*Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (PG-13)
Dead Man's Chest is over-plotted. By all rights, the 150 minutes should feel like a slog and a half through its plot points, but instead it's actually a crackling piece of action filmmaking. Scott Renshaw

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Pulse (PG-13)
When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of coeds rallies to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world. Not reviewed

Carmike Stadium 10, Chapel Hills 15, Tinseltown

Roving Mars (NR)

Cinemark 16 IMAX

RV (PG)

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Snakes on a Plane (R)
On board a flight over the Pacific Ocean, an assassin bent on killing a passenger lets loose a crate full of deadly snakes. Not reviewed

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

Step Up (PG-13)
A privileged ballet dancer (Jenna Dewan) seeks a partner for her senior showcase. Her attention is drawn to a gifted street dancer from the wrong side of the tracks (Channing Tatum). Not reviewed

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

Strangers with Candy (R)
A 46-year-old ex-junkie returns to high school in a bid to start her life over. Not reviewed

Kimball's Twin Peak

Superman Returns (PG-13)
Director Bryan Singer has made a movie about our need for hope in a dark time, trying to cobble his Superman/Jesus metaphors to the necessary machinations of a Hollywood blockbuster. The result is something slightly aloof a hero only briefly allowing us to touch his cape before he's off to the Fortress of Solitude. It's not enough to believe a man can fly. We need to believe that the thing that's flying is actually a man. Scott Renshaw

Cinemark 16 IMAX

*Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (PG-13)
It doesn't take long for Talladega Nights to get the stereotypes of its target out of the way: Ricky Bobby's (Will Ferrell) car is sponsored by Wonder Bread, his family eats a buffet of fast food every night, Skynyrd's king, foreigners are weird, etc. The subject's a softball, but Ferrell's vaguely Dubya-accented shtick makes it work for a while. Tricia Olszewski

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

The Wild (G)

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*World Trade Center (PG-13)
Director Oliver Stone captures the chaos at Ground Zero without conveying his notorious political leanings. World Trade Center lacks laser focus, but it's mature and confident, a movie made by a guy who actually believes he can get through to his audience without yelling at it. Scott Renshaw

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

*X-Men: The Last Stand (PG-13)

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*You, Me and Dupree (PG-13)

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Zoom (PG)
A retired superhero is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into superheroes at a private academy. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16,

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