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BRIDE WARS (PG): Two best friends (Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson) are helping each other plan their respective weddings, until a scheduling glitch turns them into rivals, each competing to outdo the other's ceremony. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

GRAN TORINO (R): Clint Eastwood plays a flinty, unapologetically racist Korean War vet who is not afraid to brandish his Army-issue M-1 Garand rifle or Colt .45 when needed. Think Dirty Harry, sort of. Evans, Augusta Exchange, Aiken

NOT EASILY BROKEN (PG-13): A marriage-in-crisis melodrama baked from the Tyler Perry recipe. Augusta Exchange

THE UNBORN (PG-13): Screenwriter David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) makes his directorial debut with this creepy-looking thriller about a young woman (Odette Yustman) who discovers she's the heir of a family curse. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

ONGOING

APPALOOSA ( ***, R): Lawmen take on a tough rancher. Begins Friday at Masters

AUSTRALIA ( *** , PG-13): Down Under drama about the wartime romance between a dainty aristocrat (Nicole Kidman) and a cattle herder (Hugh Jackman). Begins Friday at Masters

BEDTIME STORIES (PG): Adam Sandler goes Disney in this kid-friendly tale of a man who discovers the outlandish tales he tells his niece and nephew each night are all coming true. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA ( **1/2, PG): A pampered pooch (voiced by Drew Barrymore) is stranded in Mexico. Masters

BOLT ( ****, PG): Disney's 3-D animated adventure centers on a pup that accidentally gets shipped off to big, bad New York City. Evans, Augusta Exchange

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (PG-13): The Oscar buzz is high around director David Fincher's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story about a man (Brad Pitt) who is born as an 80-year-old and ages backward. Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson and Tilda Swinton co-star. Helpful hint: Bring Kleenex. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

THE D AY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (PG-13): Keanu Reeves stars as the extraterrestrial Klaatu, who warns mankind its days are numbered. Augusta Exchange, Evans, ends today at Aiken

DOUBT (PG-13): Augusta Exchange, Evans

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

FIREPROOF ( **, PG): Inspirational film about firefighters stars Kirk Cameron and is from the Albany, Ga., church that sponsored Facing the Giants. Masters

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 (G): The Disney TV-movie phenom makes the leap to the big screen. Masters

MARLEY AND ME (PG): Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston star in director David Frankel's adaptation of John Grogan's best-seller about the world's worst-behaved Labrador retriever. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

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

ROLE MODELS (R): After running afoul of the law, two friends are sentenced to be mentors for troubled kids. Masters

SEVEN POUNDS (PG-13): Will Smith is an IRS agent driven to change the lives of seven strangers. Augusta Exchange, Evans, ends today at Aiken

THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX (G): An animated adaptation of Kate DiCamillo's book about a spunky mouse in love with a human princess. Augusta Exchange, Evans, ends today at Aiken

TWILIGHT (PG-13): A teenage girl (Kristen Stewart) is in love with a vampire (Robert Pattinson). Sort of like Wuthering Heights, with fangs. Augusta Exchange, Evans

VALKYRIE (PG-13): Director Bryan Singer's fact-based drama about the efforts by Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken

VICKIE CHRISTINA BARCELONA (PG-13): Woody Allen relocates to Spain in this romantic comedy. Begins Friday at Masters

YES MAN (PG-13): Jim Carrey plays a harried businessman who decides to turn his drab life around by saying yes to any proposal whatsoever. Aiken, Evans, Augusta Exchange

ENDING TODAY

BODY OF LIES ( ***, R): A CIA man (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes after a terrorist kingpin while a crafty colleague (Russell Crowe) runs interference. Ridley Scott directs. Masters

FOUR CHRISTMASES ( *, PG-13): A married couple (Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon) must visit all four of their divorced parents on one dysfunctional Christmas Day. Augusta Exchange, Evans

QUANTUM OF SOLACE ( **, PG-13): This is a very slight Bond movie, and it feels especially so compared to Casino Royale. Augusta Exchange, Evans

SAW V (R): Another autumn, another Saw sequel. Masters

THE SPIRIT (PG-13): Frank Miller directs a comic-book adaptation of Will Eisner's iconic hero (played by Gabriel Macht), who returns from the dead to battle the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson). Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken


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