Night at the Movies

Tadanobu Asano (left) and Taylor Kitsch fight an alien invasion in "Battleship."
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opens May 18

BATTLESHIP (PG-13): A small fleet of naval ships fights an alien force intent on enriching Earth’s valuable assets to ensure their survival; Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker. Exchange, Evans, Aiken, Monetta

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING (PG-13): Impending parenthood
turns the lives of five couples
upside-down.Exchange, Evans,

opened May 16

THE DICTATOR (R): A dictator risks his life to ensure democracy never comes to his country. Exchange, Evans, Aiken


ACT OF VALOR (R): U.S. Navy SEALs race to stop a terrorist attack. Masters (ends 5/17)

AMERICAN REUNION (R): The American Pie characters reunite. Masters (ends 5/17)

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (R): Friends head to a cabin for fun and get something completely different. Exchange

CHIMPANZEE (G): Disney­nature takes an intimate look at into the world of chimpanzees. Exchange (ends 5/17), Evans (ends 5/17)

DARK SHADOWS (PG-13): In 18th-century Collinsport, Maine, Barnabas Collins is turned into a vampire and buried. He escapes in 1972 to find his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. Exchange, IMAX, Evans, Aiken, Monetta

DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX (PG): Adaptation of classic tale of creature who fights to protect his world. Masters

THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT (R): A couple keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle. Exchange (ends 5/17), Evans

GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3D (PG-13): While hiding out in Eastern Europe, Johnny Blaze once again becomes Ghost Rider to save a boy from Satan. Monetta

THE HUNGER GAMES (PG-13): A 16-year-old girl must compete in a vicious televised tournament in which 24 teenagers from a post-apocalyptic society fight to the death. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (PG): Sean Ander­son goes on a quest to the South Pacific. Masters

LOCKOUT (PG-13): A man is wrongly convicted of conspiracy. With Guy Pearce. Masters

THE LUCKY ONE (PG-13): An Iraq War veteran searches for a woman whom he credits with saving his life. Exchange, Evans, Aiken (ends 5/17), Monetta

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS (PG-13): Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow team up when an enemy threatens global security. Exchange, Evans, Aiken, Monetta

THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS (PG): A pirate captain dreams of besting his rivals in a quest to be Pirate of the Year. Exchange, Evans, Aiken (ends 5/17)

PROJECT X (R): High school seniors throw a party no one will forget. Masters (ends 5/17)

THE RAVEN (R): The macabre and lurid tales of Edgar Allan Poe are brought to life in this gothic thriller. Exchange (ends 5/17), Evans (ends 5/17)

SAFE (R): A suicidal New Jersey cage fighter protects a Chinese math prodigy. Exchange (ends 5/17), Evans (ends 5/17)

SAFE HOUSE (R): CIA operative on the run. Masters

THINK LIKE A MAN (PG-13): Adaptation of Steve Harvey’s book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. Exchange, Evans, Aiken, Monetta

A THOUSAND WORDS (PG-13): Eddie Murphy has 1,000 words to speak before dying. Masters

TYLER PERRY’S GOOD DEEDS (PG-13): A businessman’s connection with a down-on-her-luck cleaning woman turns romantic. Masters

WRATH OF THE TITANS (PG-13): When Zeus is captured by the Titans, Perseus leads a group to rescue Zeus and save mankind from the ancient beings. Masters (begins 5/18)

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,

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