Night at the Movies

Kristen Wiig (left) of Saturday Night Live fame, and Rose Byrne star in Bridesmaids, which opens in local theaters Friday.
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BRIDESMAIDS (r): A maid of honor's life falls apart while she helps plan her best friend's wedding. Aiken, Augusta Exchange, Evans


PRIEST (PG-13): A warrior priest tries to save his niece from vampires. Aiken, Augusta Exchange, Evans



BATTLE: LOS ANGELES (pg-13): Earth is attacked by UFOs and Los Angeles becomes the last stand. Masters

BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (PG-13): Malcolm Turner and stepson track a killer. Masters

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID 2 (PG-13): Wimpy Greg is tormented by his older brother. Masters

DYLAN DOG (PG-13): Dylan Dog is a private detective who specializes in the walking dead. Evans

FAST FIVE (PG-13): While evading the police, Dom and Brian confront a businessman who wants them dead. Augusta Exchange, Monetta, Aiken, Evans

GNOMEO AND JULIET (G): Garden gnomes' quest to find a happy ending together. Masters

HOP (PG-13): Easter Bunny's son pursues his dream to become a drummer. Masters

INSIDIOUS (PG-13): Family tries to protect comatose child from evil. Augusta Exchange

I AM NUMBER FOUR (PG-13): A young man with a secret evades his enemies by constantly moving. Masters

JUMPING THE BROOM (PG-13): Two very different families clash during a wedding weekend at Martha's Vineyard. Aiken, Augusta Exchange, Evans

PROM (PG-13): Seniors prepare for the prom. Augusta Exchange, Evans

RIO (G): A nonflying macaw lives a happily domesticated life with his human friend, Linda. Aiken, Monetta

SCREAM 4 (R): Sidney Prescott returns to Woodsboro, prompting the return of Ghostface. Augusta Exchange

SOMETHING BORROWED (PG-13): A "good girl" forms a romantic connection with her best friend's fiance. Aiken, Augusta Exchange, Evans

SOUL SURFER (R): True story of champion surfer Bethany Hamilton. Augusta Exchange, Evans

SOURCE CODE (PG-13): A soldier relives the last eight minutes of a man's life in order to prevent a major disaster. Monetta

SUCKER PUNCH (PG-13): A woman is committed into a mental hospital and creates an alternate reality in which she fights for her freedom. Masters

THOR (PG-13): The Norse god is cast out of Asgard and forced to live among humans. Aiken, Augusta Exchange, Monetta, Evans

TRUE GRIT (PG-13): Girl teams up with lawmen to track a killer. Monetta

TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S BIG HAPPY FAMILY (PG-13): Madea brings the family together to support her sister. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken, Monetta

water for elephants (PG-13): A veterinary student falls for a married circus performer. Augusta Exchange, Evans


REVIEW: Bridesmaids takes the typically clichéd wedding movie genre and completely upends it and reinvents it into something surprisingly daring and alive. But it also takes the Judd Apatow-style buddy comedy, with its mixture of raunchiness, neurosis and sentimentality, and tailors it to female experiences and sensibilities.

That the film achieves both of these ambitious goals simultaneously while remaining (mostly) hilarious is a testament to the power of Kristen Wiig as co-writer and star, and to the awesomely eclectic ensemble cast of strong comediennes who surround her.

-- Associated Press

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