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Jon Heder (left) and Will Ferrell play rival figure skaters who join forces in Blades of Glory.  Special
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Jon Heder (left) and Will Ferrell play rival figure skaters who join forces in Blades of Glory.

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BLADES OF GLORY (PG-13) Will Ferrell and Jon Heder join forces to compete as pairs figure skaters.

THE LOOKOUT (R) Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a bank janitor who might be part of a crime.

MEET THE ROBINSONS (G) An inventor hops in a time machine to track down a thief of one of his inventions in this animated tale. Augusta Exchange, Aiken

ONGOING

300 (R) This action flick takes a look at a legendary and important conflict in history - the Battle of Thermopylae. Though it looks like the world's most sophisticated and expensive video game, 300 is the Citizen Kane of cinematic graphic novels. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

AMAZING GRACE (***, PG) In the late 18th century, William Wilberforce, who was elected to the House of Commons at age 21, began his careerlong crusade to end slavery in England.. Augusta Exchange, Evans, ends today at Aiken

BLOOD DIAMOND (***, R) A fisherman (Djimon Hounsou) is forced to help a soldier of fortune (Leonardo DiCaprio) recover a rare pink diamond in war-ravaged Sierra Leone in the late 1990s. Masters

BREACH (****, PG-13) Based on the true story of Robert Hanssen, the FBI agent-turned-spy for the Soviets. Ryan Phillippe and Laura Linney are the FBI agents who finally catch him. Begins Friday at Masters

BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA (***, PG) Jess (Josh Hutcherson) and Leslie (AnnaSophia Robb) are outsiders at school who escape to the imaginary world of Terabithia, where they reign as king and queen battling mythical creatures. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

CHARLOTTE'S WEB (***, G) Dakota Fanning stars in this adaptation of the book. Masters

DEAD SILENCE (R) A widower looks for insight into his wife's murder in this thriller. Augusta Exchange, Evans

EPIC MOVIE (PG-13) A goofy spoof of epic movies. Duh. Masters

GHOST RIDER (PG-13) Comic-book spectral motorcycle avenger, played by Nicolas Cage, comes to the big screen. Augusta Exchange, Aiken, ends today at Evans

HAPPY FEET (***, PG) Penguins are hot, and they will stay hot with this animated feature. Masters

THE HILLS HAVE EYES 2 (R) Bad, mutants, bad! Augusta Exchange, Evans

I THINK I LOVE MY WIFE (R) Chris Rock stars as a husband with a wandering eye. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

THE LAST MIMZY (* PG) This is the story of a little girl and her older brother who find an odd little creature that needs to get back to where it came from. Sound familiar? The kids find a talking stuffed rabbit in a box of "toys" that give them superhuman powers. They keep it all a secret, of course, as they try to save the world. There are some cool special effects, but they are too few; there are some good ideas, but they are never fully realized; and there are some good actors (Timothy Hutton, Joely Richardson), but not much for them to work with. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

THE MESSENGERS (PG-13) U.S. debut of Hong Kong horror auteurs the Pang Brothers. A little boy sees dead people. Begins Friday at Masters

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (**, PG-13) What happens when the exhibits come alive behind closed doors. The humor is bland and predictable, and the special effects are subpar. Masters

NORBIT (H, PG-13) Eddie Murphy's latest comedy is a nightmare, but he gets points for being unrecognizable while inhabiting different characters. Too many gimmicks and unfunny caricatures. Augusta Exchange, Evans, ends today at Aiken

PREMONITION (PG-13) Sandra Bullock tries to derail a vision she had of her husband's death. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

PRIDE (PG) Terrence Howard starts a swim team for troubled youths. Augusta Exchange, Evans

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS (***, PG-13) Will Smith is a caring single dad in this feel-good family film. Masters

SHOOTER (R) Mark Wahlberg is a sniper framed for an attempted assassination who must sniff out the real gunman. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

TYLER PERRY'S DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL (PG-13) Family drama with Gabrielle Union. Augusta Exchange, ends today at Evans, Aiken

REIGN OVER ME (R) Don Cheadle helps his old friend Adam Sandler recover from losing his family Sept. 11. Augusta Exchange, Evans

TMNT (***, PG) Even after two forgettable sequels in the 1990s that almost flipped them on their backs, it's hard to keep a good ninja turtle down. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

THE ULTIMATE GIFT (PG) Uplifting drama starring James Garner. Evans

WILD HOGS (PG-13) Four friends (John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, Tim Allen and William H. Macy) take their midlife crisis on the road in an unlikely biker comedy. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken


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