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BRIDE WARS (PG): Two best friends (Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson) are helping each other plan their respective weddings, until a scheduling glitch turns them into rivals, each competing to outdo the other's ceremony. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

GRAN TORINO (R): Clint Eastwood plays a flinty, unapologetically racist Korean War vet who is not afraid to brandish his Army-issue M-1 Garand rifle or Colt .45 when needed. Think Dirty Harry, sort of. Evans, Augusta Exchange, Aiken

NOT EASILY BROKEN (PG-13): A marriage-in-crisis melodrama baked from the Tyler Perry recipe. Augusta Exchange

THE UNBORN (PG-13): Screenwriter David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) makes his directorial debut with this creepy-looking thriller about a young woman (Odette Yustman) who discovers she's the heir of a family curse. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken


APPALOOSA ( ***, R): Lawmen take on a tough rancher. Begins Friday at Masters

AUSTRALIA ( *** , PG-13): Down Under drama about the wartime romance between a dainty aristocrat (Nicole Kidman) and a cattle herder (Hugh Jackman). Begins Friday at Masters

BEDTIME STORIES (PG): Adam Sandler goes Disney in this kid-friendly tale of a man who discovers the outlandish tales he tells his niece and nephew each night are all coming true. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA ( **1/2, PG): A pampered pooch (voiced by Drew Barrymore) is stranded in Mexico. Masters

BOLT ( ****, PG): Disney's 3-D animated adventure centers on a pup that accidentally gets shipped off to big, bad New York City. Evans, Augusta Exchange

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (PG-13): The Oscar buzz is high around director David Fincher's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story about a man (Brad Pitt) who is born as an 80-year-old and ages backward. Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson and Tilda Swinton co-star. Helpful hint: Bring Kleenex. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

THE D AY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (PG-13): Keanu Reeves stars as the extraterrestrial Klaatu, who warns mankind its days are numbered. Augusta Exchange, Evans, ends today at Aiken

DOUBT (PG-13): Augusta Exchange, Evans

EAGLE EYE ( ***, PG-13): Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan work together to prevent an assassination. Masters

FIREPROOF ( **, PG): Inspirational film about firefighters stars Kirk Cameron and is from the Albany, Ga., church that sponsored Facing the Giants. Masters

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 (G): The Disney TV-movie phenom makes the leap to the big screen. Masters

MARLEY AND ME (PG): Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston star in director David Frankel's adaptation of John Grogan's best-seller about the world's worst-behaved Labrador retriever. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

NIGHTS OF RODANTHE: ( **, PG-13): A romantic drama set at a North Carolina inn. Masters

ROLE MODELS (R): After running afoul of the law, two friends are sentenced to be mentors for troubled kids. Masters

SEVEN POUNDS (PG-13): Will Smith is an IRS agent driven to change the lives of seven strangers. Augusta Exchange, Evans, ends today at Aiken

THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX (G): An animated adaptation of Kate DiCamillo's book about a spunky mouse in love with a human princess. Augusta Exchange, Evans, ends today at Aiken

TWILIGHT (PG-13): A teenage girl (Kristen Stewart) is in love with a vampire (Robert Pattinson). Sort of like Wuthering Heights, with fangs. Augusta Exchange, Evans

VALKYRIE (PG-13): Director Bryan Singer's fact-based drama about the efforts by Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

VICKIE CHRISTINA BARCELONA (PG-13): Woody Allen relocates to Spain in this romantic comedy. Begins Friday at Masters

YES MAN (PG-13): Jim Carrey plays a harried businessman who decides to turn his drab life around by saying yes to any proposal whatsoever. Aiken, Evans, Augusta Exchange


BODY OF LIES ( ***, R): A CIA man (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes after a terrorist kingpin while a crafty colleague (Russell Crowe) runs interference. Ridley Scott directs. Masters

FOUR CHRISTMASES ( *, PG-13): A married couple (Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon) must visit all four of their divorced parents on one dysfunctional Christmas Day. Augusta Exchange, Evans

QUANTUM OF SOLACE ( **, PG-13): This is a very slight Bond movie, and it feels especially so compared to Casino Royale. Augusta Exchange, Evans

SAW V (R): Another autumn, another Saw sequel. Masters

THE SPIRIT (PG-13): Frank Miller directs a comic-book adaptation of Will Eisner's iconic hero (played by Gabriel Macht), who returns from the dead to battle the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson). Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken



Night at the Movies

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DON’T BREATHE (R): Three friends (Dylan Minnette, Jane Levy, and Daniel... Read more