Night at the Movies

Rebel Wilson (left) and Anna Camp work on their music in Pitch Perfect.

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PITCH PERFECT (PG-13): A group of college singers fights to the top of college music competitions. Exchange

WON’T BACK DOWN (PG): Determined mothers work to transform a failing school. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG): Hotel Transylvania is Dracula’s lavish resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

LOOPER (R): When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they send the target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe – is waiting. One day, the mob sends back Joe’s future self for assassination. Exchange, Evans, Aiken



2016 OBAMA’S AMERICA (PG): If President Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016? Evans, Aiken (ends 9/27)

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (PG-13): Reboot of Spider-Man franchise. Masters

THE BOURNE LEGACY (PG-13): An estranged assassin is on the run. Exchange, Evans

THE CAMPAIGN (R): A blundering congressman is pitted against a political newcomer. Exchange

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (PG-13): Bane forces Batman to resurface. Evans

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS (PG): Greg is ready for summer. Masters

DREDD 3D (R): Judges are judge, jury and instant executioner. Dredd is the ultimate Judge. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

END OF WATCH (R): Young police officers patrol south central Los Angeles. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

THE EXPENDABLES 2 (R): The Expendables seek revenge. Exchange (ends 9/27)

FINDING NEMO 3D (G): Disney’s lovable fish returns to theaters. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET (PG-13): Sarah and her daughter find the house of their dreams in a small town and learn the town has a secret. Exchange, Evans, Aiken, Monetta

ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (PG): Scrat’s pursuit of an infernal acorn changes the world. Masters (opens 9/28)

LAST OUNCE OF COURAGE (PG): Small-town mayor Bob Revere embarks on a mission to reignite patriotism and faith. Exchange (ends 9/27), Evans

LAWLESS (R): In 1931, the Bondurants run an establishment that hides their true business, bootlegging. Exchange, ends 9/27 at Evans, Aiken

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (PG): The animals wind up in a traveling circus. Masters

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS (PG-13): Iconic Marvel superheroes team up. Masters

THE MASTER (R): A troubled drifter tries to adhere to the weird teachings of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of the religious movement The Cause, even as members of Dodd’s inner circle see him as a threat. Exchange

THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN (PG): A couple wants to start a family, then young Timothy shows up. ends 9/27 at Exchange, Evans

PARANORMAN (PG): A boy who speaks with the dead defends his town against a curse. Exchange, Evans

THE POSSESSION (PG-13): A couple discovers that their daughter’s wooden box contains a spirit that devours its human host. Exchange, Evans, Aiken (ends 9/27), Monetta

RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION (R): As theT-virus continues to turn people into zombies, Alice awakes deep within Umbrella’s operations facility. Exchange, IMAX, Evans, Aiken

SPARKLE (PG-13): Musical prodigy Sparkle struggles to become a star. Exchange (ends 9/27), Masters (opens 9/28)

STEP UP REVOLUTION (PG-13): Emily goes to Miami to become a dancer. Masters (ends 9/27)

TED (R): A grown man has a live teddy bear as a companion. Masters

TOTAL RECALL (PG-13): A man suspects he’s a spy but doesn’t know which side he’s on. Masters

TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE (PG-13): Baseball scout Gus Lobel refuses to be benched. Exchange, Evans, Aiken, Monetta

TYLER PERRY’S MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION (PG-13): Madea takes in family members in the Witness Protection Program. Masters

UNCONDITIONAL (PG-13): A woman who has lost her faith learns that the love of God is always reaching out to us. Exchange

THE WORDS (PG-13): Wannabe-writer Rory Jensen finds an old manuscript and passes it off as his own. Then the real author shows up. Evans (ends 9/27)

Evans Stadium Cinemas: 4365 Towne Center Drive, Evans; (706) 869-1269

Masters Value Cinemas: 2824 Washington Road; (706) 736-4444

Regal Aiken Mall Cinema 8: 300 East Gate Drive, Aiken; (803) 641-0900

Regal Augusta Exchange 20 & IMAX: 1144 Agerton Lane; (706) 667-6653 or (706) 667-8585

Monetta Drive-In: 5822 Columbia Highway N., Monetta, S.C., (803) 685-7949,



Pop Rocks: Augusta, my Christmas wish list has one thing

My family often accuses me of being a difficult person to Christmas shop for. While it is true that my tastes run toward the particular and tend to lean heavily on easy-to-wrap standards such as books and records, I believe that as I get older, I’m less concerned with the item than the idea. Give me something I believe you have thought about and carefully considered, and I’m happy. The present clearly purchased at the drug store the day before is met with considerably less enthusiasm.

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