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Films recommended by our reviewers are indicated by an*.

Black Swan (R)

Could we forget about passion and maybe see some control? — Jonathan Kiefer

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Kimball's Peak Three, Tinseltown

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG)

The adventures here have no heft or emotion. — MaryAnn Johanson

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

Despicable Me (PG)

The whole enterprise feels somewhat lazy. — Scott Renshaw

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*The Fighter (R)

For 90 minutes, The Fighter serves up a marvelously loose-limbed look at fascinating people. — Scott Renshaw

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

Gulliver's Travels (PG)

Lemuel Gulliver is a perpetual underachiever and wannabe travel writer. — Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

*Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (PG-13)

This Potter falls somewhere between ambitious and momentous, yet never quite as powerful. — Scott Renshaw

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

How Do You Know (PG-13)

George and Lisa meet on the worst day of each of their lives. — Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

Jackass 3D (R)

Johnny Knoxville and his buddies are back. — Not reviewed

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*The King's Speech (R)

Viewers expecting the stiff royal drama that the dull title implies will be surprised. — Tricia Olszewski

Cinemark 16, Kimball's Peak Three

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (PG)

Legend of the Guardians proves compelling. — Scott Renshaw

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*Life As We Know It (PG-13)

Life As We Know It is both feel-sad and feel-good. — Tricia Olszewski

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Little Fockers (PG-13)

It's hard to fathom just what the hell an actor with the stature of Robert De Niro is doing in this movie. — MaryAnn Johanson

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

Love and Other Drugs (R)

The movie tells the tale of can't-be-tamed Maggie meeting charming Jamie. — Not reviewed

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Megamind (PG)

Megamind is the most brilliant supervillain the world has ever known, and the least successful. — Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15

Morning Glory (PG-13)

A desperate female news producer attempts to put out the flames between an anchorman and his co-host. — Not reviewed

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RED (PG-13)

Good performances and a few kicks of adrenaline aren't quite enough. — Scott Renshaw

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Secretariat (PG)

Secretariat chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. — Not reviewed

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The Social Network (PG-13)

For all its real enough ideas The Social Network falls short of full articulation. — Jonathan Kiefer

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*Tangled (PG)

Why is something with such familiar components so praiseworthy? Because it simply nails those components. — Scott Renshaw

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

The Tourist (PG-13)

The Tourist revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. — Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

TRON: Legacy (PG-13)

We could have enjoyed its candy-coated delights without having to be warned that there's no place like home. — Scott Renshaw

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Cinemark 16 IMAX, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

*True Grit (PG-13)

The Coen brothers have subtly crafted what may be their most deeply felt movie yet. — Scott Renshaw

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Kimball's Peak Three, Tinseltown

*Unstoppable (PG-13)

Having played with fighter jets and more the director still isn't done hurling around huge deadly vehicles. — Jonathan Kiefer

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Yogi Bear (PG)

Faced with his biggest challenge ever, Yogi must prove that he really is "smarter than the average bear." — Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Hollywood Interquest, Tinseltown

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