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*Adaptation (R)
The story of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Nicholas Cage) and his struggle to adapt New Yorker writer Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief into an honest, faithful screenplay. It's a meditation on the creative process, a reproach against self-scrutiny, and a load of fun. -- John Dicker


Antwone Fisher (PG-13)
Denzel Washington stars in and directs this biographical movie based who turns his life around with the help of a Navy psychiatrist (Washington).

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Galapagos (Not Rated)
IMAX takes you to the Galapagos Islands.

Cinemark IMAX Theater

Just Married (PG-13)
That '70s Show goofball Ashton Kutcher teams up with Brittany Murphy in this romantic comedy.

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Kangaroo Jack (PG)
A musician and his childhood friend, a New York hairstylist, get mixed up with the mob and must go to Australia to deliver $100,000. They are put to the test when a kangaroo runs off with the money.

Sneak previews at Cinemark 16 and Tinseltown on Sat., Jan. 11, 7 p.m.

Narc (R)
Crime drama about Detroit police narcotics officer Nick Tellis, a recovering drug addict, who's assigned to investigate the murder of a young rookie cop.


*Real Women Have Curves (PG-13)
Sundance Audience Awardwinner Real Women is being compared to My Big, Fat Greek Wedding, but that comparison is not apt. Where Greek Wedding lampoons its ethnic roots, Real Women digs in for some meaty cultural analysis. America Ferrera is Ana, a second-generation Mexican-American teenager in East L.A., eager to broaden her horizons and leave home for college. But her stubborn mother Carmen (Lupe Ontiveros) won't hear of it, insisting that Ana must take her place in the family's garment factory, overseen by sister Estela (Ingrid Oliu). Ana knows a sweatshop when she sees one and battles her family's expectations furiously. Leavened with some much-needed humor, the film is basically a mother-daughter coming-of-age tale, sensitively told. The production quality is rough, as are some of the supporting performances, but the film's honesty and good intentions outweigh aesthetic considerations. Highly recommended for young girls. -- Kathryn Eastburn

Kimball's Twin Peak Theater

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