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JUST OUT

DEFINITELY, MAYBE (PG-13) Ryan Reynolds stars as a dad on the brink of divorce recounting his past loves to his 10-year-old daughter. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

JUMPER (PG-13) A young man (Hayden Christensen) learns he has the ability to teleport himself at anytime. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES (PG) Twin brothers (Freddie Highmore) move into a rundown estate and find themselves surrounded by fantasy creatures. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

STEP UP 2 THE STREETS (PG-13) Two students meet and fall for one another while attending a dance school. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

OSCAR NOMINEES

ATONEMENT ( ***, R): Joe Wright's adaptation of Ian McEwan's 2001 novel is the truth-and-consequences saga of one night in 1935 that reverberates down the century. Nominations for best picture, supporting actress (Saoirse Ronan), adapted screenplay, cinematography, art direction, original score and costume. Evans

JUNO ( ***, PG-13): A 16-year-old girl (the sensational Ellen Page) has an unplanned pregnancy and plans to give the baby up for adoption. Oscar nominations for best picture, best actress (Ms. Page), director (Jason Reitman) and original screenplay. Evans, Augusta Exchange

MICHAEL CLAYTON (R): Legal thriller with George Clooney. Oscar nominations for best picture, best actor (Mr. Clooney), best supporting actor (Tom Wilkinson), supporting actress (Tilda Swinton), director (Tony Gilroy), original screenplay and original score. Begins Friday at Masters

THE GOLDEN COMPASS ( ***, PG): A youngster attempts to save other kids from being experimented on. Oscar nominations for art direction and visual effects. Masters

THERE WILL BE BLOOD (R): Period piece about oil in California. Nominations for best picture, best actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), best director (Paul Thomas Anderson), adapted screenplay, art direction, cinematography, sound editing and film editing. Evans

ONGOING

27 DRESSES (PG-13): Katherine Heigl plays the eternal bridesmaid who must watch as her sister marries the man she secretly pines for. Evans, Aiken, Augusta Exchange

ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM (R): Round 2 of this battle of the movie monsters. Masters

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS ( **, PG): Singing critters find their maestro in songwriter David Seville. Mayhem ensues. Augusta Exchange

CLOVERFIELD (PG-13): The tale of a monster attack on New York City is recounted through a small group of friends. Evans, Augusta Exchange

THE EYE (PG-13) Jessica Alba receives an eye transplant that allows her to see into the supernatural world. Evans, Aiken, Augusta Exchange

FOOL'S GOLD (PG-13): Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson are a married couple who search for treasure while wearing as little as possible. Evans, Aiken, Augusta Exchange

HANNAH MONTANA & MILEY CYRUS: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCERT: If you weren't lucky enough to catch the live show, this is the next best thing. Augusta Exchange

IN THE NAME OF THE KING (PG-13): A man attempts to rescue his wife and avenge his son's death in this adaptation of the video game. Masters

MEET THE SPARTANS (PG-13): Every winter, a new film spoof seems to come out. This is this year's. Augusta Exchange

NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS ( *, PG): Sequel to the surprise 2004 adventure hit starring Nicolas Cage. Augusta Exchange

RAMBO (R): Sylvester Stallone heads back into action 20 years after Rambo III. Evans, Augusta Exchange

PIRATES WHO DON'T DO ANYTHING: A VEGGIE TALES MOVIE (G): The VeggieTales crew learns what it's like to sail the high seas. Masters

P.S. I LOVE YOU (PG-13): Hilary Swank stars as a widow whose husband left her a few messages before dying. Masters

THE BUCKET LIST (PG-13): Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman try to live out a few life goals before bad health gets the best of them. Evans, Aiken, Augusta Exchange

THE GAME PLAN (PG): The Rock plays a professional football player who learns he has a daughter. Masters

UNTRACEABLE (R): Diane Lane stars as an FBI agent tracking a serial killer who posts videos of his victims online. Evans, Augusta Exchange

WELCOME HOME ROSCOE JENKINS (PG-13): Martin Lawrence stars as a big-city talk show host reuniting with his family. Evans, Aiken, Augusta Exchange

LAST CHANCE

AUGUST RUSH (PG): Robin Williams plays a street musician named Wizard, his biggest misstep since putting on a clown nose for Patch Adams. Oscar nomination for original song. Ends today at Masters

FIRST SUNDAY (PG-13): Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan play criminals who are willing to rob their church to pay off a debt. Ends today at Evans, Augusta Exchange, Aiken

THIS CHRISTMAS (PG-13): A family gets together for Christmas for the first time in years. Ends today at Masters


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