Originally created 07/06/06

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Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. A schedule for Masters theater was not available at press time. For an online movie guide, see augustachronicle.com/movies.

COMING FRIDAY

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST: Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) enlists the help of his old comrades Will (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) to find Davy Jones' locker. Aiken, Augusta Exchange, Evans, Big Mo, Monetta

ONGOING

AKEELAH AND THE BEE (HHHH, PG) Akeelah (Keke Palmer) is a spelling whiz. A professor (Laurence Fishburne) agrees to be her coach, and she moves up through the spelling bees. Augusta Village

AN AMERICAN HAUNTING (PG-13) This thriller features Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek as heads of a 19th century household haunted by a vengeful spirit. Augusta Village

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH (HHHH, PG) This documentary, skillfully directed by David Guggenheim, is not the boring lecture on global warming you might expect, but fascinating and relentless. Evans

ATL (HHH, PG-13) Rashad (Tip Harris) and Ant (Evan Ross) live with their Uncle George (Mykelti Williamson) in a coming-of-age story. Ends today at Augusta Village

THE BENCHWARMERS (PG-13) Three ungraceful guys form a baseball team that plays against grade-school kids. Augusta Village

THE BREAK-UP (HH, PG-13) Tabloid favorites Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston play an ex-couple who must share living quarters. Augusta Exchange, ends today at Evans

CARS (HHH, G) A racing car named Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) strays from the interstate and finds itself in Radiator Springs. Evans, Aiken, Augusta Exchange

CLICK (HH, PG-13) Adam Sandler stars as a workaholic who is given a "universal remote" that allows him to control his life like a DVD. Augusta Exchange, Aiken, Evans

THE DA VINCI CODE (PG-13) Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou unearth secrets that contradict religious tenets. Ends today at Augusta Exchange

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (H, PG-13) Can a young girl from a campus newspaper in the Midwest find wealth and happiness as the assistant of a rich and imperious Manhattan editor? Aiken, Evans, Augusta Exchange

The fast and the furious: Tokyo drift (H, PG-13) Lucas Black gets caught up in Tokyo's underworld of drift racing. Augusta Exchange, Aiken, Evans

GARFIELD: A TAIL OF TWO KITTIES (HHH, PG) Wittier and more fun than the first movie, as Garfield (voiced by Bill Murray) is a stowaway when his master, Jon (Breckin Meyer), flies to England to propose to his girlfriend, Liz (Jennifer Love Hewitt). Ends today at Augusta Exchange, Evans

ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN (HH, G) Only Scrat, the little saber-toothed squirrel, retains his magic from the original Ice Age. Augusta Village

JUST MY LUCK (HH, PG-13) Lindsay Lohan is a rising career girl whose good luck is amazing. Then she kisses a stranger (Chris Pine) and her good luck is transferred to him. Augusta Village

THE LAKE HOUSE (H, PG) Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves fall in love after exchanging letters. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken, begins Friday at Big Mo, Monetta

MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION (PG-13) Pistol-packing grandma (director Tyler Perry in drag) plans a party. Augusta Village

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III (PG-13) The newest installment of the thriller series starring Tom Cruise. Augusta Village

NACHO LIBRE (H, PG) Jack Black plays a poor Mexican monk who begins a second life as a masked wrestler. Augusta Exchange, Evans, ends today at Aiken

THE OMEN (HHH, R) A faithful remake of the 1976 film about the spawn of Satan. Ends today at Augusta Exchange

OVER THE HEDGE (HHH, PG) Forest animals awaken to find that half their world is gone, replaced by a suburb behind a hedge. Ends today at Augusta Exchange, Evans

PHAT GIRLZ (PG-13) Mo'Nique stars as an aspiring fashion designer. Augusta Village

RV (HH, PG) The Munros, take their kids on a cross-country RV expedition. Augusta Village

SCARY MOVIE 4 (R) Anna Faris and Regina Hall are back in this spoof. Augusta Village

STICK IT (HH, PG-13) Missy Peregrym stars as a troublesome 17-year-old gymnast. Begins Friday at Big Mo, Monetta

SUPERMAN RETURNS (HH, PG-13) A glum, lackluster movie in which even the big effects sequences seem dutiful instead of exhilarating. Augusta Exchange, Aiken, Evans, Big Mo, Monetta

UNIDENTIFIED (PG) Troubles brewing and some reporters are trying to track down the cause. Is it aliens or demons? Evans

UNITED 93 (HHHH, R) Director Paul Greengrass tells a respectful, terrifying story of the doomed United Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania on Sept. 11. Augusta Village

WAIST DEEP (R) Has ambition enough for the three kinds of movies it's trying to be. Augusta Exchange

X-MEN: THE LAST STAND (HHH, PG-13) A cure has been found for mutation, which is upsetting for mutants. Augusta Exchange, ends today at Evans

JUST FOR KIDS

CURIOUS GEORGE (G) Tuesday and Thursday at Evans

ZATHURA (PG) Tuesday and Thursday at Evans