Night at the Movies

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JACK REACHER (PG-13): Ex-Army investigator Jack Reacher takes the case of a former military sniper accused of mass murder. Reacher believes he’s guilty, but things aren’t as clear-cut as they appear. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

THIS IS 40 (R): Pete and his wife, Debbie, must learn to forgive, forget and enjoy the rest of their lives – before they kill each other. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

THE GUILT TRIP (PG-13): An inventor and his mom hit the road so he can sell his latest invention. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

MONSTERS, INC (G): A little girl visits the world of monsters who come from her closet. Exchange, Evans, Aiken



ALEX CROSS (PG-13): Alex is on a collision course with a serial killer. Masters

BRAVE (PG): Merida turns to a witch for help and is granted an ill-fated wish. Masters (ends 12/20)

END OF WATCH (R): L.A. Youngpolice officers patrol south central Los Angeles. Masters (opens 12/21)

THE COLLECTION (R): Psychopathic killer The Collector seeks victims. Exchange (ends 12/20)

FLIGHT (R): A pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation reveals something troubling. Exchange

FRANKENWEENIE (PG): Young Victor brings his dog back to life – with just a few minor adjustments. Masters (opens 12/21)

HERE COMES THE BOOM (PG): A biology teacher dusts off his long-unused wrestling skills and earns money for his school. Masters (opens 12/21)

HITCHCOCK (PG-13): Alfred Hitchcock makes a daring choice for his next project: an adaptation of Robert Bloch’s novel Psycho.Exchange

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13): Gandalf convinces Bilbo Baggins to join a group of dwarves on a quest to reclaim Erebor. Echange, IMAX, Evans, Aiken

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG): Monsters and their families live it up at Dracula’s resort. Masters (opens 12/21)

HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET (PG-13): A small town has a chilling secret. Masters (ends 12/20)

KILLING THEM SOFTLY (R): An enforcer is out to get thugs who stole from the mob. Exchange (ends 12/20)

THE LIFE OF PI (PG): Pi is accompanied by a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift. Exchange, Evans

LINCOLN (PG-13): Lincoln works to unite the country and abolish slavery. 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 hired gun like Joe is waiting. One day, the mob sends back Joe’s future self. Masters (ends 12/20)

THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN (PG): After an infertile couple plants their hopes for a child in the garden, a young boy emerges from the soil. Masters

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (R): Frightening occurrences appear to center on a creepy neighbor boy. Masters (ends 12/20))

PITCH PERFECT (PG-13): A group of singers fights to the top of college music competitions. Masters (opens12/21)

PLAYING FOR KEEPS (PG-13): A former soccer star returns home to put his life back together. ends 12/20 at Exchange, Evans

RED DAWN (PG-13): The U.S. has been invaded, and a Northwestern town is the first target. Exchange, Evans

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG): Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost join forces. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

SINISTER (R): A family is in the path of evil. Masters (ends 12/20)

SKYFALL (PG-13): As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must destroy the threat. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

TAKEN 2 (PG-13): Retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife ar taken hostage. Masters

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 (PG-13): The Cullens seek help to protect their family against the Volturi. Exchange, Evans, Aiken (ends 12/20)

WRECK-IT RALPH (PG): Arcade-game character Wreck-It Ralph is tired of always being the “bad guy”. Exchange, Evans

Find a seat

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

CLOSED FOR SEASON 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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