At the movies



PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME (PG-13): DVD bargain-price bins are littered with failed film adaptations of popular video games, but Hollywood keeps trying, and at least this one has some impressive pedigree. Mike Newell directs a buffed-up Jake Gyllenhaal as the eponymous hero, with Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina as potential baddies. Aiken, Augusta Exchange, Evans

SEX AND THE CITY 2 (R): There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are eager to watch another butt-numbing (2.5 hours!), distended, big-budget movie about the four gal-pals (Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis) as they do more shopping, eat at fancy restaurants, fret about past romances and take a vacation to Dubai, and those who would rather endure root canals without anesthetic. Aiken, Augusta Exchange, Evans


A Nightmare on elm street (R): Wes Craven's horror classic gets a remake, with Jackie Earle Haley taking over for Robert Englund. Augusta Exchange, last day Evans, last day Aiken

AVATAR ( ***1/2, PG-13): James Cameron's live-action/animation of blue-skinned aliens. Last day Masters

ALICE IN WONDERLAND ( ***, PG): Tim Burton's inspired new big-screen take on Lewis Carroll's fantasy stars Mia Wasikowska in the title role, with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. Masters

CLASH OF THE TITANS ( **1/2, PG): If the gods get angry, everyone loses. Last day Augusta Exchange

DATE NIGHT ( ***, PG-13): Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Steve Carell (The Office). Last day Augusta Exchange, Evans

DEATH AT A FUNERAL ( **, R): Neil LaBute directs this remake of the British comedy about a quarreling family. Augusta Exchange

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID ( **1/2, PG): Adaptation of the Jeff Kinney tween novels. Masters

FURRY VENGEANCE (PG): Brendan Fraser is a real-estate developer who squares off against the wild animals who don't take kindly to his latest housing-expansion project. Last day Evans

HOT TUB time machine ( **1/2, R) If time and space hooked up and got so hammered that they staggered beyond hangover into delirium, the result would be this shaggy and uneven comedy. Masters

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON ( ***, PG): Vikings pillage and dragons burn stuff. Augusta Exchange, last day Evans

IRON MAN 2 ( **, PG-13): Lots of things get blown up and torn apart, as you would expect from any self-respecting blockbuster. Evans, Augusta Exchange, Aiken

JUST WRIGHT ( ***, PG): Rapper-turned-tough-guy-actor Common plays a professional basketball player juggling the romantic advances of two women (Queen Latifah and Paula Patton). Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

LETTERS TO JULIET ( ***, PG): Amanda Seyfried is an American tourist who starts answering the many letters seeking romantic advice that have been left in Verona at the estate of the fictitious heroine. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

OUR FAMILY WEDDING ( **, PG-13): Guess Who's Coming to Dinner rip-off stars Lance Gross and America Ferrera. Masters

MCGruber (R): Another recurring Saturday Night Live sketch gets blown up to feature-film proportions. This time, it's Will Forte's spoof of the TV series MacGyver, about a secret agent who uses science and household items instead of guns. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF ( **1/2, PG): A teen (Logan Lerman) learns he's the descendant of a Greek god. Masters

ROBIN HOOD ( ***, PG-13): Umpteenth retelling of the Sherwood Forest outlaw stars Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

SHREK FOREVER AFTER (PG): Executives at DreamWorks Animation swear this will definitely, absolutely be the final film in the insanely popular series about the personable green ogre (voiced by Michael Myers). Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

SHUTTER ISLAND ( **1/2, R): Disturbed minds and mind games dominate Martin Scorsese's psycho-thriller set on a remote island for the criminally insane. Masters

THE BACK-UP PLAN (PG-13): Jennifer Lopez meets her dream man (Alex O'Loughlin) the day she's artificially inseminated. Last day Evans, Aiken


THE CRAZIES ( **1/2, R): A timely -- and unpalatable and grisly -- remake of George Romero's 1973 B-movie. Last day Masters

THE LAST SONG (PG): Miley Cyrus frolics, with boys, on Tybee Island. Last day Evans

WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO (PG-13): Sequel to Tyler Perry's popular relationship drama. Masters



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