Night at the Movies



THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE (PG): Nicolas Cage stars as a master sorcerer trying to defend modern-day Manhattan from his nemesis. He can't do it alone, so he recruits an apprentice: a decidedly average, reluctant teenager. Evans, Aiken, Augusta Exchange

INCEPTION (PG-13): Directed by The Dark Knight's Christopher Nolan, this sci-fi psychological thriller features Leonardo DiCaprio as a thief who enters the dreams of others to steal their ideas. Opens Friday; Evans, Aiken, Augusta Exchange

STANDING OVATION (PG): Five junior high school students form a dance troupe and compete against an unscrupulous foe for a million-dollar prize in a national dance contest. Evans, Augusta Exchange


DATE NIGHT ( ***, PG-13): Romantic comedy with Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Steve Carell (The Office). Masters

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

GROWN UPS (PG-13): Old friends (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and David Spade) and former Little League teammates reunite as adults so they can celebrate the Fourth of July. Aiken, Augusta Exchange, Evans

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON ( ***, PG): DreamWorks' CG-animated tale about a wimpy viking kid who befriends a dragon. Masters

JUST WRIGHT ( ***, PG ): Queen Latifah and Common star in this thoroughly likable Cinderella romantic comedy, about an NBA player and the physical therapist who comes into his life to fix his knee. Masters

THE KARATE KID (PG): Misfit kid (Jaden Smith) moves to China, where he finds love and Jackie Chan. Augusta Exchange, Evans

KNIGHT AND DAY (PG-13): Cameron Diaz discovers the charming stranger (Tom Cruise) she has fallen for might be a super-spy. Evans, Augusta Exchange

MARMADUKE ( **, PG): The personable Great Dane leaps from the comic pages onto the screen. Masters

ROBIN HOOD ( ***, PG-13): Russell Crowe stars in this big, bloody re-imagining of the legend of the outlaw. Masters

THE LAST AIRBENDER (PG): Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan is back with this live-action, 3-D adaptation of the hit Nickelodeon animated series about Aang (Noah Ringer), a boy who discovers he is the sole remaining avatar capable of controlling all four elements -- a talent that comes in handy during a war that erupts among the realms of Air, Water, Earth and Fire. Augusta Exchange, Aiken, Evans

THE LOSERS ( **, R): Over-the-top carnage-fest based on a comic book. Masters

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (PG-13): In the third chapter in the tale of love between Bella (Kristen Stewart) and her vampire beau (Robert Pattinson), their romance is complicated by her growing friendship with wolf-boy Jacob (Taylor Lautner) and a string of murders that might have been committed by vampires. Aiken, Augusta Exchange, Evans

TOY STORY 3 ( ***1/2, G): Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Woody (Tom Hanks) and the gang adapt to their new life in a day-care center. Aiken, Augusta Exchange, Evans

GET HIM TO THE GREEK ( ***, R): Jonah Hill is a record-company intern who is assigned to make sure an out-of-control rock star (Russell Brand) is on time for his big comeback concert. Masters

IRON MAN 2 ( **, PG-13): Lots of things get blown up , as you would expect from any self-respecting blockbuster. Masters

LETTERS TO JULIET (PG): A young American visiting Verona responds to a letter to Juliet, of Romeo and Juliet fame, sparking a chain of events that lead to a visit from the letter's author and love to both of women. Masters


THE A-TEAM ( **, PG-13): Veterans on the lam right wrongs, blow things up. last day, Augusta Exchange

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



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