Night at the Movies: The Darkest Hour and War Horse open this week

new this week


THE DARKEST HOUR (PG-13): Young entrepreneurs Sean (Emile Hirsch) and Ben (Max Minghella) meet stranded travelers Natalie (Olivia Thirlby) and Anne (Rachael Taylor) at a hot Moscow nightclub. Their world changes when an alien attack devastates the city and everything goes dark. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

WAR HORSE (PG-13): Director Steven Spielberg’s epic World War I drama details the remarkable bond between a man named Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his loyal horse, Joey. Adapted from the novel by Michael Morpurgo. Exchange, Evans, Aiken


A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR CHRISTMAS (R): Pot-smoking pals Harold and Kumar reunite. Masters

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED (G): Alvin wreaks havoc while Dave, the Chip­munks and the Chipettes take a cruise. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (PG): Director Steven Spielberg’s computer-animated, motion-capture adaptation of Herge’s beloved Tintin comic strip. Belgian reporter Tintin (voiced by Jamie Bell) and surly Captain Haddock (voiced by Andy Serkis) race to recover a treasure. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (PG): Santa’s son Arthur races to help Christmas go off without a hitch. Exchange, Evans

COURAGEOUS (PG-13): Four policemen face their toughest challenge: fatherhood. Masters

DOLPHIN TALE (PG): Story of a dolphin and strangers who save her life. Masters

FOOTLOOSE (PG-13): Teen moves to Midwestern town where dancing is outlawed. Masters

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (R): A disgraced journalist and a computer hacker unravel a horrific family history when they investigate the case of a woman who disappeared 40 years ago. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

HAPPY FEET TWO (PG): Tap-dancing penguins Mumble and Gloria (Pink) have a son, Erik, who is just finding his footing. Exchange

HUGO (PG): An orphan living in a Paris train station uncovers a mystery. Exchange

IDES OF MARCH (R): A governor’s (George Clooney) re-election is threatened. Masters

IN TIME (PG-13): A poor man is given the gift of a century. Masters

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL (PG-13): Blamed for a terrorist attack, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and the IMF agency must clear their name. Exchange and Exchange IMAX, Evans, Aiken

MONEYBALL (PG-13): Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), general manager of the Oakland A’s, must reinvent his team by outsmarting the richer ball clubs. Masters

THE MUPPETS (PG): Kermit recruits a Muppets super-fan and fellow Muppets to save the Muppet Theater.Exchange, Evans

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (R): Based on the famously missing chapter in Colin Clark’s memoir The Prince, the Showgirl and Me, My Week With Marilyn reveals an enchanted week spent with the actress. Evans

NEW YEAR’S EVE (PG-13): Director Garry Marshall celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts in intertwining stories set in New York City. Exchange, Evans

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 (R): Family is unprepared for terror. Masters

PUSS IN BOOTS (PG): Antonio Banderas reprises Shrek role. Masters

SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (PG-13): Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and Watson (Jude Law) chase evil genius Moriarty (Jared Harris). Exchange, Evans, Aiken

THE SITTER (R): A college student is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door but is unprepared. Exchange

REAL STEEL (PG-13): Hugh Jackman plays a washed-up fighter who teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to train a championship contender. Masters

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 (PG-13): Epic love story between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen concludes. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

WE BOUGHT A ZOO (PG): Widower Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) decides to make a fresh start by moving his children (Colin Ford, Maggie Elizabeth Jones) to an 18-acre property containing a former wildlife park. Mee opens his heart and his checkbook as he, Kelly Foster (Scarlett Johansson) and others work to renovate and reopen the zoo. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

YOUNG ADULT (R): Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is a writer of teen literature who returns home to relive her glory days and steal her now-married sweetheart. Exchange

Evans Stadium Cinemas: 4365 Towne Center Drive, Evans; (706) 869-1269

Masters Value Cinemas: 2824 Washington Road; (706) 736-4444

Regal Aiken Mall Cinema 8: 300 East Gate Drive, Aiken; (803) 641-0900

Regal Augusta Exchange 20 & IMAX: 1144 Agerton Lane; (706) 667-6653 or (706) 667-8585