Night at the Movies

Aaron Eckhart stars in the new release I, Frankenstein.

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I, FRANKENSTEIN (PG-13): As gargoyles and demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein’s creation finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality. Exchange, IMAX, Evans, Aiken




AMERICAN HUSTLE (R): An FBI agent recruits a con man and his partner into a scheme to ensnare corrupt politicians. Exchange, Aiken

ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (PG-13): Will Ferrell returns as TV newsman Ron Burgundy. Exchange, Evans

AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY (R): As the Westin clan bickers and jokes, truths come to the surface. Exchange, Evans

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (PG-13): True story of Richard Phillips, a U.S. cargo-ship captain who surrendered to Somali pirates to free his crew. Exchange

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (PG): Flint Lockwood must save the world. Masters

DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG): Gru goes on a mission. Masters

DEVIL’S DUE (R): Newlyweds learn a dark secret about their unborn child. Exchange, Evans

ENDER’S GAME (PG-13): A young strategist must defend Earth. Masters

FREE BIRDS (PG): Turkeys try to get turkey off the holiday menu. Masters

FROZEN (PG): A kingdom is trapped in eternal winter. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

GRAVITY (PG-13): Astronauts on a space walk become stranded. Exchange

HER (R): A lonely writer falls in love with his computer’s operating system. Evans, Exchange

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (PG-13): More dangers await Bilbo. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG-13): Katniss senses a rebellion. Exchange, Evans

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 (PG-13): A family seeks link to the spirit world. Masters

JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT (PG-13): CIA analyst Jack Ryan uncovers evidence of a Russian conspiracy. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA (R): A debauched cross-country road trip for grandfather and grandson. Masters

LAST VEGAS (PG-13): Aging friends vow to set Las Vegas ablaze. Masters

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER (PG-13): Remarkable story of 30-year White House butler Eugene Allen. Masters

THE LEGEND OF HERCULES (PG-13) The heroic son of Zeus fights to reclaim his kingdom. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

LONE SURVIVOR (R): A Navy SEAL mission is compromised. Evans, Exchange, Aiken

NEBRASKA (R): A black-and-white drama about a father-and-son road trip to collect a million-dollar sweepstakes. Exchange

THE NUT JOB (PG): A mischievous squirrel and his rat friend plan a nut store heist. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

OUT OF THE FURNACE (R): A Rust Belt ex-con seeks to avenge his brother’s murder. Masters

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES (R): Family and friends try to save a young man who’s a magnet for supernatural forces. Exchange

RIDE ALONG (PG-13): A fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s hot-tempered-cop brother on patrol. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

SAVING MR. BANKS (PG-13): How Walt Disney courted P.L. Travers into letting him make the Mary Poppins movie. Exchange, Evans

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (PG): A comedic adaptation of James Thurber’s short story. Exchange

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (R): Adaptation of banker Jordan Belfort’s memoir about exploits. Exchange, Evans

12 YEARS A SLAVE (R): A black man is kidnapped and sold into slavery, then a chance meeting with an abolitionist changes his life forever. Exchange

Take your 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



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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