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*1408 (PG-13)
1408 is a psychological, paranormal and physical juggernaut that will curl your insides. You'll have to think your way through this Stephen King thriller starring John Cusack; it twists like the road to Hana. Cole Smithey

Tinseltown

Are We Done Yet? (PG)
In this comedy, a couple and their kids move to a fixer-upper in the suburbs with disastrous results. Not reviewed

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Blades of Glory (PG-13)
Will Ferrell and Jon Heder star in this comedy about two ice skaters who form a pairs team to compete. Not reviewed

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Captivity (R)
A kidnapper drives a man and a woman to insanity in this psychological thriller. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15

Disturbia (R)
A teenager sentenced to house arrest believes his neighbor is a murderer. Not reviewed

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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

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

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

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Harriet the Spy (PG)
In this 1996 film, the tables are turned on Harriet when her friends discover her notebook and her secrets are revealed. Not reviewed

Tinseltown

*Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (PG-13)
The Potter faithful are a demanding bunch, and the filmmakers occasionally seem unsure how to combine the story they want to tell with the story they think they're expected to tell. With an unexpected directorial flair, David Yates has managed to take a blockbuster fantasy and craft a dark, coming-of-age drama. Scott Renshaw

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

Hot Fuzz (R)
Envious police officers hatch a plot to send a rival London officer to a small town where he is paired with a bumbling partner. Not reviewed

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*Knocked Up (R)
This film from the makers of The 40-Year-Old Virgin, tells the story of an unlikely couple's unintended pregnancy and tickles viewers' funny bones while tugging on their heartstrings. Jeff Sneider

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License to Wed (PG-13)
In this comedy, Robin Williams plays a minister who requires a couple to submit to a harrowing marital preparation course before he will marry them. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

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

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Meet the Robinsons (G)
A 12-year old with a penchant for wild inventions 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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Ocean's Thirteen (PG-13)
Danny Ocean brings together the guys for a third casino hit after the owner cheats one of them. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Once (R)
We fall in love with certain movies at different times, and Once had me when the lead characters sit together in a music store, their voices joining in a duet so lovely that I knew I had discovered not just one of my favorite movies of the year, but one of my favorite songs as well. Scott Renshaw

Kimball's Twin Peak

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

Chapel Hills 15

Ratatouille (G)
For the most part, 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

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*SiCKO (PG-13)
SiCKO bops along with cheesy pop music references, archive film and TV footage and brief history lessons about iconic figures, but Moore's idealistic motivations resound in his subjects' personal stories. Moore is an incurable optimist who believes in the ability of America's core values to come up to par. Cole Smithey

Chapel Hills 15, Kimball's Twin Peak, 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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*Transformers (PG-13)
It's busy, it's silly and none of it matters when the big metal critters are dominating the screen. The Transformers truly are kick-ass movie creations, an amazing combination of organic fluidity and mechanized bulk. Scott Renshaw

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Waitress (PG-13)
Stuck in a bad marriage and facing a pregnancy that only makes her feel more desperate, a waitress finds her only pleasure in making her much-loved pies, in this fresh, funny and heartwarming piece of movie-making. Scott Renshaw

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Wild Hogs (PG-13)
Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy and John Travolta star as suburban wannabe bikers who take their Harleys on a road trip and meet a hardcore motorcycle gang. Not reviewed

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