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FAST & FURIOUS 6 (PG-13): Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has been tracking a gang of lethally skilled mercenary drivers and asks Dom (Vin Diesel) and his crew for help in exchange for full pardons for everyone. Exchange, Evans, Aiken, Monetta

THE HANGOVER PART III (R): Alan has gone off his meds and surrendered to his natural impulses. It’s up to his friends Phil, Stu and Doug to get him through his personal crisis with a road trip to the place it all began: Las Vegas. Exchange, Evans, Aiken, Monetta

EPIC (PG): Animated story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and evil. When a teenage girl finds herself transported into this secret universe, she joins with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world and ours. Exchange, Evans, Aiken, Monetta




42 (PG-13): The story of baseball great Jackie Robinson. Exchange, Evans (ends 5/23), Aiken

THE BIG WEDDING (R): A family tries to survive a wedding celebration. Exchange (ends 5/23)

THE CALL (R): An emergency operator races to find a kidnapped teen. Masters

THE CROODS (PG): When the cave that has always been their home is destroyed, the Croods must leave. Exchange, Evans, Aiken (ends 5/23)

ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (PG): Astronaut Scorch Supernova sets out on a rescue mission in this animated tale. Masters (opens 5/24)

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (PG-13): The Joes face COBRA, but there is also a threat from within the U.S. government. Masters

THE GREAT GATSBY (PG-13): Nick Carraway finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

THE HOST (PG-13): When an enemy threatens mankind, Melanie Stryder risks everything to protect the people she loves. Masters (ends 5/23)

IDENTITY THIEF (R): Melissa McCarthy steals Jason Bateman’s identity. Masters, Monetta

IRON MAN 3 (PG-13): When Tony Stark/Ironman finds his world destroyed, he embarks on a quest to find those responsible. Exchange, Evans, Aiken, Monetta

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (PG-13): The war between humans and giants is re­­ignited when Jack opens a gateway between the worlds. Masters

OBLIVION (PG-13): Jack Harper works on an Earth left empty and devastated after a war with aliens. Exchange, Evans (ends 5/23 at both)

OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (PG): The story of how a small-time circus magician from Kansas becomes the wizard of Oz. Masters (opens 5/24)

PAIN & GAIN (R): Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie are Miami Beach bodybuilders who hatch an extortion plot. Exchange, Aiken(ends 5/23)

PEEPLES (PG-13): Wade Walker is eager to propose, but his girlfriend is still reluctant to introduce him to her family. Exchange, Evans (ends 5/23)

SAFE HAVEN (PG-13): Romantic thriller based on Nicolas Sparks novel. Masters (ends 5/23)

SNITCH (PG-13): To rescue his son from the possibility of jail, a father infiltrates a drug cartel. Masters

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (PG-13): The crew of the Starship Enterprise returns home after an act of terrorism destroys most of Starfleet. With a personal score to settle, Capt. Kirk leads his crew on a mission to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. Exchange, IMAX, Evans, Aiken, Monetta

TYLER PERRY’S TEMPTATION: CONFESSIONS OF A MARRIAGE COUNSELOR (PG-13): Judith’s passion for a rich, handsome billionaire leads to betrayal. Masters (opens 5/24)


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,



Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:35

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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