Originally created 09/09/04

THEATERS, RATINGS



Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

COMING FRIDAY

CELLULAR (HHH, PG-13) Kim Basinger is kidnapped and held in an attic; her child and husband are threatened. The phone in the attic is shattered, but as a science teacher she knows enough to piece it together. She dials at random, and gets a twentysomething guy (Chris Evans) who at first thinks it's a gag. He eventually races all over Los Angeles to try to save her and her family. Augusta Exchange, Aiken and Evans

RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE (R) Milla Jovovich returns to kick more mutant-zombie butt. Augusta Exchange, Aiken and Evans

ONGOING

A CINDERELLA STORY (H, PG) Dreary, flat, dismal and routine recycling of the Cinderella story, with Hilary Duff as a Valley Girl whose dad dies in an earthquake, leaving her with two evil stepsisters and an evil stepmom. Begins Friday, Masters, Augusta Village

ALIEN VS. PREDATOR (PG-13) Battle of the sci-fi monster franchises features lots of action and gross outs. Augusta Exchange and Evans

ANACONDAS: THE HUNT FOR THE BLOOD ORCHID (PG-13) The follow-up to the 1997 action hit Anaconda tracks an expedition in the jungles of Borneo that stumbles into mating season for monstrously large, ravenous snakes. Augusta Exchange, Aiken and Evans

ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY (HHH, PG-13) Will Ferrell plays Ron Burgundy, early-1970s anchorman in San Diego - a legend, especially in his own mind. One day "diversity" comes to the station with its first female co-anchor (Christina Applegate), and Ron and the "news team" go ape. Masters, ends today, Augusta Village

COLLATERAL (HHH, R) A long night in the life of a Los Angeles cabbie (Jamie Foxx), hired by a killer (Tom Cruise) who keeps him at gunpoint. Augusta Exchange and Evans

DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY (HHH, PG-13) Vince Vaughn plays the owner of a bankrupt gym, and Ben Stiller is the manic owner of the multimillion-dollar muscle rival. Augusta Village

GARDEN STATE (HHH R) Zack Braff plays a marginal Los Angeles actor (and full-time waiter) called home to New Jersey for his mother's funeral. Augusta Exchange

GARFIELD: THE MOVIE (HHH, PG) Bill Murray gives voice to the comic-strip cat. Ends today, Masters and Augusta Village

HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE (HHH, R) Harold Lee (John Cho) is a shy Korean-American accountant. Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) is an Indian-American party animal. One night, while the two roommates are getting seriously stoned, they get an attack of the munchies so severe it can only be treated by sliders from White Castle. Their odyssey through the wilds of New Jersey includes encounters with Freakshow (Christopher Meloni), a mechanic with a terrifying complexion, and Neil Patrick Harris, who is hitchhiking. Begins Friday, Augusta Village

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (HHH, PG) Harry returns to Hogwarts under a cloud. Sirius Black might intend Harry as his next victim. Masters and Augusta Village

HERO (PG-13) An early Chinese warlord dreams of uniting his nation, but is the target of three assassins. Jet Li claims to have killed all three. Augusta Exchange and Evans, ends today, Aiken

I, ROBOT (HH, PG-13) Disappointing adaptation of the Isaac Asimov stories about robots derailed by contradictions in the Three Laws of Robotics. Begins Friday, Augusta Village, Masters

JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION (HH, PG-13) Cedric the Entertainer hits the road to attend the annual family reunion in a genial but unfocused comedy. Ends today, Augusta Village

KING ARTHUR (HHH, PG-13) Arthurian movie with Clive Owen as a lean, hard-edged Arthur and Keira Knightley as Guinevere. Augusta Village, ends today, Masters

MEAN GIRLS (HHH, PG-13) Lindsay Lohan is a fish out of water when she lands in high school. Augusta Village

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (H, PG) Depressing comedy about a super nerd (Jon Heder) who is happy to be left alone. Evans

OPEN WATER (HHH, R) Scuba divers (Blanchard Ryan and Daniel Travis) surface to discover that the boat has left without them. Ends today, Augusta Exchange, Evans

PAPARAZZI (PG-13) Mel Gibson produces a tale of a movie star seeking revenge on tabloid photographers. With Cole Hauser and Robin Tunney.

Augusta Exchange, Aiken and Evans

SHREK 2 (HHH, PG) Shrek and Princess Fiona go to meet her royal parents. Augusta Village and Masters

SOUL PLANE (R) Snoop Dogg stars as a pilot who learned how to fly in prison. Ends today, Augusta Village

SPIDER-MAN 2 (HHHH, PG-13) Tobey Maguire plays the web-slinging hero. Ends today, Augusta Exchange

STEPFORD WIVES (HHH, PG-13) This remake is a barbed comedy, with lots of zingers in the dialogue. Augusta Village

SUPERBABIES: BABY GENIUSES 2 (PG) This sequel to a 1999 flop features more toddlers with computer-animated mouths and bodies doing adult things. Augusta Exchange and Evans

SUSPECT ZERO (HH, R) Aaron Eckhart plays a disgraced FBI agent demoted to New Mexico - where he starts getting faxes from someone who knows a lot about a serial killer. Augusta Exchange and Evans

TERMINAL (HHH, PG-13) Tom Hanks stars as a man whose country has ceased to exist; he has no passport or visa, cannot go forward or back, and is told by a customs official (Stanley Tucci) he can stay in an airport arrivals lounge. When it seems he plans to live there indefinitely, the official tries to dislodge him. Meanwhile his life intersects with a flight attendant (Catherine Zeta-Jones), a janitor (Kumar Pallana) and many others. Begins Friday, Masters and Augusta Village

THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (HHH, PG-13) An amnesiac with amazing skills is framed for murder in Berlin and pursues his enemies from India to Italy, Germany and Russia. Augusta Exchange, Evans and Big Mo

THE COOKOUT (PG-13) A new NBA star juggles an endorsement interview and a barbecue with his wacky family. The cast includes Queen Latifah, Ja Rule and Danny Glover. Aiken and Augusta Exchange

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW (HHH, PG-13) Global warming floods Manhattan and then freezes it. Billions die, but the movie's characters survive. Masters and Augusta Village

THE EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING (R) This prequel sets the stage for all we've seen before, as a youthful priest's first encounter with Beelzebub. Augusta Exchange and Evans, ends today, Aiken

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (HHH, R) Jonathan Demme's remake of the 1962 classic follows the original to a point, but has surprises. AUGUSTA EXCHANGE

THE PRINCESS DIARIES 2: ROYAL ENGAGEMENT (H, G) Anne Hathaway, princess of Genovia, faces a one-month deadline: Get married, or lose her right to the crown. Augusta Exchange, Aiken, Big Mo and Evans

THE VILLAGE (H, PG-13) M. Night Shyamalan strikes out in his latest, a turgid and anticlimactic thriller. Augusta Exchange, ends today, Evans

VANITY FAIR (HHHH, PG-13) Reese Witherspoon is splendid as Thackeray's ambitious heroine Becky Sharp, the orphan of an alcoholic painter who aspires to rise in society. Augusta Exchange and Aiken

WHITE CHICKS (H, PG-13) Marlon and Shawn Wayans disguise themselves to act as bait for kidnappers. Augusta Village and Masters

WICKER PARK (HHH, PG-13) A baffling but perversely entertaining emotional thriller involving two people (Josh Hartnett and Diane Kruger) who are truly in love, but are separated through incredible miscommunication, and then can perhaps meet again in two years if it were not for the labyrinthine twists thrown into the plot. Augusta Exchange, Aiken and Evans

WITHOUT A PADDLE (PG-13) Amiable piffle that benefits from the warmly moronic camaraderie of stars Seth Green, Matthew Lillard and Dax Shepard. Augusta Exchange, Aiken and Evans

YU-GI-OH! (PG) Big-screen version television animated fare. Evans, ends today, Augusta Exchange