Night at the Movies

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, which opens this week, shows Gemma Arterton, as Gretel, and Jeremy Renner, as Hansel, all grown up, now fighting as vigilantes.

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HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (R): After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel and Gretel have become the ultimate vigilantes, bent on retribution. Exchange, IMAX, Evans, Aiken

MOVIE 43 (R): Director Peter Farrelly and an all-star cast serve up jaw-dropping, outrageous comedy that is not for the faint of heart or easily offended. Exchange, Aiken



A HAUNTED HOUSE (R): A spoof of Paranormal Activity and other such movies. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

ALEX CROSS (PG-13): Alex is on a collision course with a serial killer. Masters (ends 1/23)

ARGO (R): Extractors pose as a film crew to rescue American hostages in Iran. Exchange (ends 1/23), Evans

BROKEN CITY (R): An ex-cop becomes embroiled in a scandal and seeks justice. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

DJANGO UNCHAINED (R): Freed slave Django helps bounty hunter Schultz find the South’s most wanted criminals. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

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

FRANKENWEENIE (PG): Young Victor brings his dog back to life. Masters (ends 1/23)

GANGSTER SQUAD (R): LAPD outsiders try to tear mob king Mickey Cohen’s world apart. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

HERE COMES THE BOOM (PG): A biology teacher becomes a mixed martial arts fighter to earn money for his school. Masters

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13): Gandalf convinces Bilbo to join a group of dwarves to reclaim Erebor. Exchange, Evans

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

JACK REACHER (PG-13): Jack Reacher takes the case of a former military sniper accused of mass murder. Exchange, Evans

THE LAST STAND (R): Arnold Schwarzenegger helps stop an escaped drug kingpin. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

LES MISéRABLES (PG-13): Big-screen adaptation of popular musical. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

THE LIFE OF PI (PG): Pi is set adrift with animals after a shipwreck. Exchange (ends 1/23), Evans

LINCOLN (PG-13): Lincoln works to unite the country and abolish slavery. Exchange, Evans

MAMA (PG-13): Sisters Lilly and Victoria are found after five years of living in the woods, and it’s obvious they weren’t alone. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

PARENTAL GUIDANCE (PG): Old-school grandparents meet 21st century baby-sitting issues. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

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

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

SKYFALL (PG-13): As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must destroy the threat. Masters (opens 1/24)

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (R): Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

TAKEN 2 (PG-13): Liam Neesen fights kidnappers in Turkey. Masters

TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D (R): A serial killer attacks the residents of Newt, Texas with a chainsaw. Exchange, Aiken

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

ZERO DARK THIRTY (R): The story of the U.S. SEAL team’s killing of Osama bin Laden. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

See a show

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

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

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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