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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

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 10, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

The Black Dahlia (R)
In this story of a 1947 Los Angeles murder involving the mutilated corpse of a beautiful woman, Director Brian DePalma turns the lurid underworld of James Ellroy's novel into an exercise in high-camp pseudo-noir. And in an effort not to leave a mess in his wake, DePalma re-applies all the Hollywood artifice Ellroy spent his career trying to strip away. Scott Renshaw

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Cars (G)

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Click (PG-13)

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The Covenant (PG-13)
Four boys who belong to a supernatural legacy must stop the forces they released into the world years ago without turning on one another. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

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, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

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

Carmike 10

The Devil Wears Prada (PG-13)

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Everyone's Hero (G)
An animated adventure of perseverance and a boy's quest to help Babe Ruth and the Yankees win the World Series. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Garfield: The Tail of Two Kitties (PG)

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Gridiron Gang (PG-13)
Led by their counselor, teens at a juvenile detention center band together on the football field to learn life lessons. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Hollywoodland (R)
On a certain level, you've got to admire the balls that goes into a major studio financing a film like Hollywoodland, which tears the lid off the showbiz moguls' manipulation of publicity in the 1950s as though the collapse of the studio system forever ended such spin. Hollywoodland has at least a little bit more on its mind than expos, and enough flashes of humanity to make up for its strangely stylized storytelling. It's a funky, messy look at an industry full of people who hate themselves while wanting so badly for us to love them. Scott Renshaw

Tinseltown

How To Eat Fried Worms (PG)

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*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

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

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Jesus Camp (PG-13)
In this documentary, with no narration or exposition, the subjects speak for themselves. The result is an even-handed exploration of American evangelical Christian culture and the intersection of innocence and indoctrination, religion and politics. Kathryn Eastburn

Chapel Hills 15, Kimball's Twin Peak

John Tucker Must Die (PG-13)

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The Last Kiss (R)
In this remake, a 30-year-old man weighs the merits of settling down with the perfect girlfriend against risking it all with an attractive coed. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*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

Cinemark 16, Kimball's Twin Peak, Tinseltown

Miami Vice (R)

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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

Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

The Protector (R)
A young fighter travels to Australia to get back his stolen elephant and goes up against a ruthless foe and her two burly bodyguards in this action comedy. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Pulse (PG)

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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

Chapel Hills 15, 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

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

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

Carmike 10, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Wired To Win (NR)
A documentary about the Tour de France that combines live-action footage with computer and medical imagery to demonstrate how the human brain responds to physical challenge. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16 IMAX

*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

*You, Me and Dupree (PG-13)

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