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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

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

Beerfest (PG-13)
From the makers of Super Troopers comes the story of two brothers who travel to Germany for Oktoberfest and stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a "Fight Club" with beer games. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Cars (G)

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Click (PG-13)

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Crank (R)
Jason Statham stars as a hit man who's been injected with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops below a certain point. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Crossover (PG-13)
Two basketball players with different ambitions unite for a fateful trip to L.A. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

The Devil Wears Prada (PG-13)

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Garfield: The Tail of Two Kitties (PG)

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How to Eat Fried Worms (PG)
During the first day of the new school year, a fifth-grade boy goes up against a bully and winds up accepting a dare with unexpected consequences. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Idlewild (R)
Idlewild is fantasy like we like our movies to be, a cinematic phantasmagoria of a dream version of the past of bootleggers and flappers and gangsters and speakeasies and Josephine Baker-esque bare-breasted showgirls in a lush, rich, ridiculously romantic tapestry of sex, violence and friendship and love and music and dancing and all those dramatic and electrifying things. Idlewild is at once timeless and timely, an elegant and elemental little masterwork. MaryAnn Johanson

Carmike 10, Tinseltown

The Illusionist (PG-13)
Paul Giamatti and Edward Norton star in this tale of a magician who uses his talents to seduce a woman above his social standing. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Tinseltown

Invincible (PG)
A part-time bartender and full-time Philadelphia Eagles fan, Vince Papale (Mark Wahlberg), tries out for the team during an open call and becomes an NFL player. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

John Tucker Must Die (PG-13)

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Lady in the Water (PG-13)

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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 Theater, Tinseltown

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

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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

Cinemark 16

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

The Quiet (R)
A young deaf and mute woman moves in with her godparents, destabilizing the household norm and uncovering dark family secrets in this thriller. Not reviewed

Tinseltown

Roving Mars (NR)

Cinemark 16 IMAX

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

Cinemark 16

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 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

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. 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

Who Killed the Electric Car? (PG)
The future role of renewable energy and sustainable living is called into question in this documentary about the birth and death of the electric car. Not reviewed

Kimball's Twin Peak

The Wicker Man (PG-13)
Nicolas Cage stars as a sheriff investigating a missing girl on a secretive, neo-pagan island. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*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 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*You, Me and Dupree (PG-13)

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