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10,000 B.C. (PG-13)
Set in prehistoric times, this special effects-filled epic from director Roland Emmerich follows a mammoth hunter as he encounters all types of challenges. Not reviewed
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21 (PG-13)
Six MIT students learn to count cards from their college professor (Kevin Spacey) and win millions in Vegas casinos. Not reviewed
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Baby Mama (PG-13)
Tina Fey plays a successful professional who decides she's done waiting for the right man and doesn't need one to have a child of her own. Even on its own sorry terms, Baby Mama is ludicrous, falling back on toilet humor because it has nothing else to offer. MaryAnn Johanson
Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PG)
When Prince Caspian blows Susan's magic horn for aid, the four Pevensie siblings are whisked back to Narnia. Upon their return to the strange land, they discover centuries have gone by and they're revered as heroic legends and are forced to live up to them. The filmmakers behind the Narnia adaptations must understand the feeling. Scott Renshaw
Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

College Road Trip (G)
The Disney Channel's Raven-Symon plays a high school student travelling the country to check out prospective colleges with her father (Martin Lawrence) who is determined to keep an eye on her. Not reviewed
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*Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (G)
In comparison to most kid-flicks, Horton Hears a Who! is quite charming. But someday, it might be nice to see a movie that actually trusts the unique rhythms of Seuss' storytelling. Scott Renshaw
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Drillbit Taylor (PG-13)
Two young boys who are being bullied in middle school, hire a soldier of fortune (Owen Wilson) to be their bodyguard. Not reviewed
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*Enchanted (PG)
The sweet silliness of the collective Disney-animated, fairy-tale landscape meets the rough reality of Noo Yawk City. Why didn't someone think of this sooner? Enchanted can't go wrong. MaryAnn Johanson
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Fool's Gold (PG-13)
Matthew McConaughey plays Finn Finnegan, a man who spends his days scavenging the sea floor for treasure, and Kate Hudson plays his disillusioned wife. In a movie this shallow, it's fitting that the star comes off as a Malibu Ken doll. Scott Renshaw
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*Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R)
A guy flies to Hawaii to shake off a bad breakup, and there is his ex-girlfriend and her new squeeze. Viewers will have to decide for themselves whether the laughs scored excuse the meandering plot. Scott Renshaw
Chapel Hills 15, Tinseltown

*Iron Man (PG-13)
Director Jon Favreau knows to just stay the hell out of Robert Downey Jr.'s way and let him run with the story. In fact, this might well be the perfect comic-book flick. It's pertinent enough to feel like the real world and tongue-in-cheek enough not to get heavy about it, with enough self-respect to be sincere. It even manages to be funny in more places than you might imagine. MaryAnne Johanson
Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Leatherheads (PG-13)
George Clooney and John Krasinski play a coach and football hero vying for a sports reporter's hand (Rene Zellweger) in this romantic comedy set amidst the world of 1920s football. Not reviewed
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Made of Honor (PG-13)
After a young woman (Michelle Monaghan) asks her friend (Patrick Dempsey) to be the maid of honor at her wedding, he realizes he's in love with her. Not reviewed
Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG)
When a missing page of John Wilkes Booth's diary is found, Nicolas Cage launches a search for the truth behind Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Not reviewed
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Speed Racer (PG)
The original Speed Racer cartoon is a nostalgic touchstone, and you can see Gen-Xers being eager to share it with their own kids. But when the film loses its inner kid, it stumbles over the reality that making family entertainment isn't always so simple. Scott Renshaw
Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Cinemark 16 IMAX, Tinseltown

The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)
Twin boys and their sister find themselves in an other-worldly reality populated by strange creatures after moving to the shabby Spiderwick Estate. Not reviewed
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Superhero Movie (PG-13)
In a parody of superhero films, a high school loser becomes a crime fighter called "The Dragonfly," after being bitten by a genetically altered bug. Not reviewed
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What Happens in Vegas (PG-13)
Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher star in a story about two people who realize they got married after a night of debauchery where a huge jackpot was won. Once they sober, it's a fight for the money. Not reviewed
Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Young@Heart (PG)
This delightful documentary follows two dozen gray-haired, soulful singers whose gimmick includes singing contemporary pop songs from Prince and the Clash to OutKast and Radiohead. Young@Heart begs the question, "Are you living, or are you alive?" and the chorus answers loudly. Jeff Sneider
Kimball's Twin Peak

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