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Films recommended by our reviewers are indicated by an *.

*1408 (PG-13)
You'll have to think your way through this Stephen King thriller starring John Cusack, which twists like the road to Hana. Cole Smithey

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Balls of Fury (PG-13)
Christopher Walken plays an obviously-not-Chinese Chinese gangsters in this ping-pong flick and becomes the walking incarnation of the film's hit-and-miss understanding of what's funny only in theory. Scott Renshaw

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Becoming Jane (PG)
This biography of the English novelist Jane Austen traces her romantic life before the success of her writing. Not reviewed

Tinseltown

*The Bourne Ultimatum (PG-13)
The third installment in Bourne's story improves upon a franchise that just keeps getting better. Scott Renshaw

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Death at a Funeral (R)
Frank Oz directs this comedy about family secrets in a dysfunctional English family that threaten to come to light after a death. Not reviewed

Kimball's Twin Peak

Death Sentence (R)
Kevin Bacon plays a bland executive who witnesses a disturbing crime and becomes obsessed with protecting his family and getting revenge. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Evan Almighty (PG)
In this comedy, Steve Carell plays a congressman who is told by God to build an ark to ready himself for a great flood. Not reviewed

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (PG)
The Fantastic Four face new enemies when they meet superpowers Silver Surfer and Galactus. Not reviewed

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*Hairspray (PG)
There are sprigs of bitter irony, but, mostly, Hairspray wears its tender heart on its sleeve, singing itself hoarse on chipper tunes about being nice, being in love and being yourself. MaryAnn Johanson

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Halloween (R)
Rob Zombie's remake of the horror classic about Michael Myers, a man on a murderous rampage. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (PG-13)
Director David Yates has managed to take a blockbuster fantasy and craft a dark, coming-of-age drama. Scott Renshaw

Cinemark 16 IMAX, Tinseltown

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (PG-13)
Adam Sandler and Kevin James play New York City firemen who masquerade as a gay couple in order to qualify for benefits as domestic partners. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16

The Invasion (PG-13)
An epidemic threatens to wipe out the world, as a psychiatrist fighting to save her son, searches for the cure. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15

*Knocked Up (R)
The story of a couple's unintended pregnancy tickles viewers' funny bones while tugging on their heartstrings. Jeff Sneider

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License to Wed (PG-13)
Robin Williams is a minister who puts a couple to through to a marital preparation course before marrying them. Not reviewed

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Live Free or Die Hard (PG-13)
Bruce Willis plays detective John McClane, who goes after a terrorist group planning to use the Internet to shut down the entire U.S. infrastructure. Not reviewed

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*Meet the Robinsons (G)
A 12-year old unintentionally wreaks havoc with his latest science fair project in this solid, energetic Disney story designed for older kids and their parents. Scott Renshaw

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Mr. Bean's Holiday (G)
Mr. Bean wins a trip to France, where he becomes entangled with a film director and his son on the way to Cannes. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

My Best Friend (PG-13)
A sophisticated, middle-aged man with acquaintances but no real friends makes a bet with a business partner requiring him to prove that he has a "best friend." Not reviewed

Kimball's Twin Peak

Nancy Drew (PG)
The popular teen detective stumbles upon a murder mystery when she accompanies her father to Los Angeles. Not reviewed

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The Nanny Diaries (PG-13)
Based on the novel co-written by two former nannies, the film follows a college student (Scarlett Johansson) who cares for the children of a rich Manhattan family. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

No Reservations (PG)
This romantic comedy features Catherine Zeta-Jones as a chef whose high-powered career path is altered when she receives custody of her niece (Abigail Breslin). Not reviewed

Cinemark 16

Ocean's Thirteen (PG-13)
Danny Ocean brings the guys together for a third casino hit after the owner cheats one of them. Not reviewed

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (PG-13)
Last summer Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man's Chest phenomenally followed up the 2003 original. At World's End, however, turns out overstuffed, over-plotted and, most surprisingly, just plain dull. Scott Renshaw

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Ratatouille (G)
Ratatouille marks the first occasion where a Pixar film manages to get only the visual presentation right, while serving up a recipe we've sampled many times before. Scott Renshaw

Chapel Hills 15

*Resurrecting the Champ (PG-13)
A Denver Times sports reporter who rescues an old homeless man from a beating, and Champ, as the man calls himself, claims to be the burned-out, alcoholic husk of a once-famous championship prizefighter. MaryAnn Johanson

Chapel Hills 15

Roar 3D: Lions of the Kalahari (NR)
View the life of lions in the wild in this 3D adventure. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16 IMAX

Rush Hour 3 (PG-13)
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker accidentally get themselves involved with the Chinese Triad crew. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

September Dawn (R)
A young couple falls in love despite being on opposite sides of a skirmish between a wagon train of settlers and a Mormon group. Not reviewed

Tinseltown

Shrek the Third (PG)
It's ... fine. It's fine. But it's not Shrek. Or Shrek 2. This effort exists on only one level as fluff. MaryAnn Johanson

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The Simpsons Movie (PG-13)
Homer Simpson causes a toxic-waste spill causing Springfield to be isolated from the rest of civilization under a dome. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Spider-Man 3 (PG-13)
Spider-Man 3 turns out to be a lively, energetic superhero movie. That's also all it turns out to be. Scott Renshaw

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Stardust (PG-13)
A perfunctory stab at transcendent, magical storytelling. Like Frankenstein's monster, it's something that's sewn together from spare parts. Scott Renshaw

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Superbad (R)
There's a thin line between smart juvenilia and plain silliness and Superbad weaves back and forth across it like Lindsay Lohan at a traffic stop. Scott Renshaw

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Surf's Up (PG)
Because of its penguin lineage, you might feel like you've seen Surf's Up before. But there's no doubt this is a wave worth riding. Jeff Sneider

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*Transformers (PG-13)
It's busy, it's silly but the Transformers truly are an amazing combination of organic fluidity and mechanized bulk. Scott Renshaw

Tinseltown

Underdog (PG)
Based on the classic cartoon series, this live-action film stars Shoeshine, a crime-fighting dog with superpowers. Not reviewed

Tinseltown

War (R)
When his partner and family are assassinated, an FBI agent is consumed with a need for revenge. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

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