Night at the Movies

Emmet (From left), voiced by Chris Pratt; Wyldstyle, voiced by Elizabeth Banks; and Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, appear in a scene from "The Lego Movie."

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THE LEGO MOVIE (PG): A lowly Lego figure joins a group intent on battling evil in this computer-generated comedy. Evans (opens 2/6), Aiken (opens 2/7)

THE MONUMENTS MEN (PG-13): Based on a true story, this action drama focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves. Evans, Aiken

VAMPIRE ACADEMY (PG-13): Two 17-year-old girls attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians). Evans (opens 2/7)




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

ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (PG-13): Will Ferrell returns as TV newsman Ron Burgundy. Masters (opens 2/7)


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

THE BOOK THIEF (PG-13): A young girl transforms lives when she is sent to live with a family in World War II Germany. Masters

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

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

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (R): The story of Ron Woodroof, who was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986 and devoted his life to providing HIV patients with non-FDA-approved drugs. Evans

DELIVERY MAN (PG-13): A former sperm donor learns he is the biological father of 533 children. Masters

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

FROZEN (PG): The Snow Queen casts the kingdom into eternal winter. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

FROZEN SING-A-LONG (PG): A sing-along version of Disney’s Frozen. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

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

GRUDGE MATCH (PG-13): Two retired boxers decide to settle a beef back in the ring. Masters (opens 2/7)

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

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

I, FRANKENSTEIN (PG-13): As gargoyles and demons rage in a battle for power, Victor Frankenstein’s creation finds himself caught in the middle. Exchange, Evans, Aiken (ends 2/6)

JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT (PG-13): CIA analyst Jack Ryan uncovers a Russian conspiracy. Exchange, Evans, Aiken (ends 2/6)

LABOR DAY (PG-13): A boy and his reclusive mother encounter an escaped convict. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

THE LEGEND OF HERCULES (PG-13): The son of Zeus fights to reclaim his kingdom. Exchange (ends 2/6)

LONE SURVIVOR (R): A Navy SEAL mission is compromised. Evans, Exchange, Aiken (ends 2/6)

NEBRASKA (R): A black-and-white drama about a father-and-son road trip. Evans

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

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

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (PG): A comedic adaptation of James Thurber’s short story. Masters (opens 2/7)

THAT AWKWARD MOMENT (R): Flings turn serious for three bachelors who swore to stay single in support of a heartbroken pal. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

THOR: THE DARK WORLD (PG-13): Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms. Masters (opens 2/7)

12 YEARS A SLAVE (R): A black man is kidnapped and sold into slavery, then a meeting with an abolitionist changes his life. Exchange (ends 2/6)

TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS (PG-13): Madea helps a friend pay a surprise visit. Masters

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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