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AN AMERICAN CAROL (PG-13): Three spirits give a filmmaker a lesson in U.S. values. Evans, Augusta Exchange

APPALOOSA (R): Lawmen take on a tough rancher. Augusta Exchange

BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA (PG): A pampered pooch is stranded in Mexico. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

BLINDNESS (R): Fable about an epidemic of "white blindness." Augusta Exchange, Evans

FLASH OF GENIUS (PG-13): Automakers swipe an engineer's idea. Augusta Exchange

HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS & ALIENATE PEOPLE (R): An inept British journalist wreaks havoc. Augusta Exchange, Evans

NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST (PG-13): A Manhattan all-nighter holds the promise of romance for two teens. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

ONGOING

BURN AFTER READING ( ***, R): A gym employee discovers secret information. Augusta Exchange, Evans, ends today at Aiken

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

FIREPROOF (PG): Inspirational film about firefighters. Augusta Exchange, Evans, begins Friday at Aiken

GET SMART (PG-13): 1960s spy spoof sitcom gets big-screen revival. Masters

GHOST TOWN ( **, PG-13): Ricky Gervais gains the ability to talk to ghosts. Evans, ends today at Augusta Exchange

HANCOCK ( ***1/2, PG-13): Will Smith is a troubled superhero. Masters

IGOR ( *1/2, PG): A lab assistant dreams of becoming an evil scientist. Evans, Aiken, ends today at Augusta Exchange

LAKEVIEW TERRACE ( *1/2, PG-13): A police officer isn't happy with an interracial couple. Evans, Augusta Exchange, Aiken

MAMMA MIA! ( ***, PG-13): Broadway hit based on the ABBA songbook. Masters

MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA ( **, R): Spike Lee's tale of black American soldiers during World War II. Augusta Exchange

MIRRORS (R): A family is terrorized by evil forces. Begins Friday at Masters

THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR (PG-13): Brendan Fraser returns for the third installment of the franchise. Begins Friday at Masters

MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL (R): A man asks his best friend to take out his ex. Evans, Augusta Exchange, ends today at Aiken

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

RIGHTEOUS KILL ( **, R): Detectives reopen an old case. Augusta Exchange, Evans

SPACE CHIMPS ( ***, G): Andy Samburg voices the grandson of the first ape astronaut. Masters

STEP BROTHERS (R): Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly become competitive. Begins Friday at Masters

SWING VOTE (PG-13): The presidential election comes down to one man's ballot. Begins Friday at Masters

TYLER PERRY'S THE FAMILY THAT PREYS (PG-13): Families learn to get along. Augusta Exchange, Aiken, Evans

WANTED (R): Action flick with James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie. Masters

THE WOMEN ( **1/2, PG-13): A wealthy woman dumps her husband and hangs with other upper-crust women. Evans, ends today at Augusta Exchange

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BABYLON A.D. ( ***, PG-13): A sci-fi thriller about a man escorting a woman from Russia to China. Evans

THE DARK KNIGHT ( ***1/2, PG-13): Heath Ledger plays up the psychotic facets of the Joker to Christian Bale's Batman. Evans, Augusta Exchange

FOREVER STRONG ( *, PG-13): A rugby coach teaches misfits to win. Augusta Exchange

THE HOUSE BUNNY ( **, PG-13): A Playboy Bunny uses her skills in a sorority house. Evans, Augusta Exchange

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (PG-13): Indy searches for clues to the origin of a crystal skull. Masters

KUNG FU PANDA (PG): A lazy bear is called on to become a martial arts master. Masters

MEET DAVE (PG): Comedy with Eddie Murphy. Masters

TROPIC THUNDER ( ***, R): Actors making a Vietnam epic encounter a drug cartel. Augusta Exchange


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