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Film times are good from Thursday, Feb. 21, through Friday, Feb. 29.

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Our rating system uses zero to four stars. If a movie has no rating, it has not been reviewed by Laura Boyes (LB), Godfrey Cheshire (GC), David Fellerath (DF), Kathy Justice (KJ), Marc Maximov (MM), Neil Morris (NM), Zack Smith (ZS) or Bruna Zacka (BZ).

Opening This Week

BE KIND REWIND—Michel Gondry is back for another round of whimsy. Mixed reviews at Sundance for this tale of a man whose magnetized brain accidentally erases the contents of a video store, forcing him to rebuild its contents with a journey through decades of pop culture. Jack Black heads up a cast that includes Mos Def, Danny Glover and Mia Farrow. Rated PG-13.

CHARLIE BARTLETT—Even as the high school melodrama gets a fresh makeover (thank you, Juno), there are still enough narrow-minded, illogical visions of teenage life out there to blunt the momentum. Like this film, about a polished preppie who has a reputation for being a "poor little rich boy," a wealthy Ferris Bueller who disrespects authority to earn the admiration of his peers. When Charlie (a mostly annoying Anton Yelchin) is kicked out of his fancy school, he steps into the "real world" of public school where he quickly plots his way to popularity by dispensing presription meds and therapeutic advice to his peers. First-time director Jon Poll and screenwriter Gustin Nash seemingly had some sort of message here, perhaps a tirade against the abuse of drugs among teenagers or a lament for the lack of hope among Gen Y-ers, but sadly none of that gets fleshed out and we're left with a witless after-school special. Rated R. —KJ

IN BRUGES—Celebrated playwright Martin McDonagh, in his first attempt at a feature (he won an Oscar for his first film, a short, two years ago), aims squarely at the prime objective of commercial movies—to entertain—and hits the target. A pair of mismatched hitmen (yawn) are sent by their boss on a kind of forced vacation in the lovely, historic Belgian town of the title. Middle-aged Ken (Brendan Gleeson) enjoys seeing the sights, while his antsy young colleague Ray (Colin Farrell) is bored to tears. As their holiday inevitably unravels, the elaborate plot verges on absurdity, with a few twists too many. But McDonagh's pitch-perfect ear for smart British Isles dialogue keeps things lively, as do the performances, particularly by Farrell's soulful eyebrows. With expert camerawork and pacing, McDonagh covers all the bases in his new medium with competence and flair; the only real complaint is that the movie never transcends genre, and in the end it can't escape its resemblance to the work of Tarantino. Rated R. —MM

Richard Kelly's polarizing Southland Tales opens this Friday at Colony Theatre in Raleigh. - PHOTO COURTESY OF SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS
SOUTHLAND TALES—Richard Kelly, auteur of the overrated cult fave Donnie Darko, returns with a giddily surreal futuristic satire that was booed at Cannes, then cut by the director (it's still overlong at two and a half hours) and later savaged by most critics, though it has a few partisan defenders. Set during an election year when America has just suffered two nuclear attacks and is under a right-wing clampdown, the film's jumbled plot plays like a mash-up of Total Recall, The Matrix and Mulholland Dr. by the editors of Mad magazine. It has some wonderfully imaginative bits and ideas, but the film's thorough incoherence only adds up to audience frustration. Dwayne Johnson and Justin Timberlake star. Rated R. —GC

VANTAGE POINT—A prestige cast and whiz-bang machinations cannot save this thousandth resurrection of Rashomon, a deconstruction of the apparent assassination of the U.S. president (William Hurt) from eight different perspectives. The problem is that by the fifth or sixth replay, revelation turns to repetition, and the tableau ultimately proves to be a hollow gimmick designed to stretch the film's running time to the requisite 90-minute mark. The round-robin format leaves several actors, including Sigourney Weaver, with little to do while others play to type, including Dennis Quaid, outfitted with his trademark scowl, and Forrest Whitaker, who manages to over-Method his nothing role. Moreover, the film attempts to package sidebars on overseas anti-Americanism and the nobility of a president who refuses to bomb a friendly Arab country based on "solid intelligence" inside its main plot of a terrorist cell that kills hundreds in an effort to off that same president. Rated PG-13. —NM

WITLESS PROTECTION—This film, with a title that invites a sneer, stars Larry the Cable Guy. Rated PG-13.

Current Releases

27 DRESSES—A painfully predictable romance about Jane (Katharine Heigl), a perennial bridesmaid who finds her selfless wedding planning skills tested by her boyfriend-stealing witch of a sister (Malin Akerman, horribly miscast). Flavor-of-the-month James Marsden is introduced as a cynical reporter who constructs sentimental wedding celebrations for a New York daily (a pose contradicted by Marsden's eager toothy smile and bland likeability). As a fluff advocate, one asks for clever fluff! One star though, for best ever use of "Bennie and the Jets." Rated PG-13. —LB

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS—How is it exactly that Alvin, Simon and Theodore are transplanted from their lifelong forest home to the big city already equipped with an awareness of Christmas, the ability to operate sundry household gadgets and a knowledge of the lyrics to songs by Daniel Powter and Pussycat Dolls? Rated PG. —NM

ATONEMENT—Besides some fine performances from James McAvoy and Keira Knightley, Joe Wright's creative camerawork and sublime attention to detail keep this adapation of an Ian McEwen novel afloat through a complex storyline that eventually slides into banality and a slapdash attempt to dissect the oft porous barrier separating fiction and reality, which exists in both the hands of an artist and the minds of the audience. Rated R. —NM

CLOVERFIELD—Producer J.J. Abrams' modern-day disaster flick opens with young New Yorkers throwing a going-away party for one of their own, all of them preoccupied with the relatively benign intrigues of budding adulthood. However, their micro-problems are abruptly eclipsed by the surreal, apocalyptic catastrophe of a colossal creature (resembling something that wandered off the set of The Mist) laying waste to The Big Apple. Along with The Host, this is the most gripping, angst-ridden monster movie of the last quarter-century. Rated PG-13. —NM

DEFINITELY, MAYBE—With a bedtime narrative as a framing device, father Will (Ryan Reynolds) tells 'tween daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin) about his past lovers. This film focuses on the three love interests that played in heavy rotation through Dad's early adulthood. Will keeps Maya guessing who her Mom is in the story by switching up names, turning the bedtime tale into a "dating-game" style mystery. Although screenwriter/director Adam Brooks wins points for a fresh take on the romantic film, the film fails to feel completely original, regurgitating a handful of whimsical themes and tying up loose ends too neatly at its close. Rated PG-13. —KJ

DIARY OF THE DEAD—Even as the zombie genre winds its way through revival and parody, George Romero's imprimateur affords his work a certain level of cachet ... and critical lenience. Romero's fifth foray into the undead is full of characters exuding single-minded grit. Unfortunately, they are the zombies, because the survivors traversing the director's latest apocalyptic rendering are as uninteresting as they are unimportant. Romero's legendary skill at weaving social commentary here seems forced and more than a little hypocritical—condemning the modern-day media for desensitizing us to violence seems odd coming from a filmmaker who has made his living and legacy marketing stylized bloodshed for mass public consumption. Rated R. —NM

THE EYE—A second-rate version of the 2002 Japanese thriller (directed by illustrious horror kings The Pang Brothers) of the same title, this half-baked film fails to give its audience the scare or satisfaction they seek. A wooden, vapid Jessica Alba plays Sidney Wells, a blind violinist who has surgery to restore her sight. Post-op, Sidney opens her eyes to a spirit world that collides with the earthly realm where sinister beings (who seem to be a cross between chupacabras and Voldemort) escort human souls into the afterlife, while phantoms with chewed-off faces float through elevators. But the ghosts and clang-clash of ripped-apart scenery are all too familiar and formulaic for this film to approach the unhinged ocular terror of the original. A "B" film with a chewed-up script and a worthless lead, The Eye is hardly worth the price of admission or lost time. Rated PG-13. —KJ

FIRST SUNDAY—Two inept criminals (Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan) cook up a scheme to rob a church. Things don't go quite as planned. Rated PG-13.

FOOL'S GOLD—Bubbly Kate Hudson and studly Matthew McConaughey reunite in this romantic misfire, as worthless as a mid-winter's trip to the tanning bad. Straining to be a quirky, sexy and sun-drenched action flick, the plot mixes rekindled romance and the search for an old Spanish sunken-treasure (think National Treasure in the Bahamas) with the high seas hijinks of rich rapper-thug Bigg Bunny (Kevin Hart) and the family foibles of a billionaire yachtsman (Donald Sutherland) and his airhead daughter (Alexis Dziena). Mindless and without meaning, the plot sinks well before the completion of several boat chases, lusty glances and bare-bellied flirtations. Rated PG-13. —KJ

JODHAA AKBAR—Amid a spectacle of 16th-century Mughal empire power and glory, director Ashutosh Gowariker (Lagaan) focuses on an apocryphal love story between the Muslim emperor Akbar and his Hindu princess, Jodhaa. Hrithik Roshan as the emperor (who is introduced bronco-busting an elephant) and Aishwayra Rai Bachchan as the fiery Jodhaa inspire sighs in midst of all the pageantry. Stunt coordinator Ravi Dewan orchestrated 5,000 extras, 250 stunt men and a screen full of elephants and camels into startling battle scenes: Real life is cheaper than CGI in India. Jodhaa Akbar is gorgeous, but has a political agenda, too: Hindu-Muslim unity alone guarantees the future of an enlightened state. Muslim hardliners will eventually be exiled to Mecca, where they can presumably meditate on their duty to Islam. When the glow of national religious unity shines from the faces of two of the most gorgeous people on the planet, who can say "no" to world peace through Bollywood? Not rated. —LB

JUMPER—Even Hayden Christensen can't cripple this satisfying actioner about a young man (Christensen) who discovers the ability to instantly teleport anywhere he has ever seen, either in person or in a photograph. Director Doug Liman brings with him the same welcome embrace of backstory and character development seen in his previous efforts (The Bourne Identity, Go and Swingers). Unlike most directors of superhero movies, Liman appreciates the inherent difficulties of being endowed with near-omnipotent power. On the downside, the romantic subplot feels forced and soapy. Rated PG-13. —NM

JUNO—Imbued with a rapid-fire, Gen-Y argot, Diablo Cody's script not only tackles touchy life lessons without sanctimony but also finds hilarity as a so-called "teenage comedy" without the crutch of defiled desserts or an endless string of profane Apatowisms. Of course, it helps when your dialogue is being delivered by Ellen Page, who, at age 20, realizes the potential only hinted at in 2005's Hard Candy. As the self-styled "smartest person in the room," Juno must come to grips with the film's overarching theme that maturity is not merely a reluctant acceptance of responsibility, but instead the reclassification of cool. Rated PG-13. —NM

MEET THE SPARTANS—Another spoof movie pollutes the multiplexes. The biggest names mustered here are Carmen Electra and Method Man but the movie also contains look-alikes of Britney, Paris and Lindsay. Just shoot us. Rated PG-13.

NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS—Everyone loves a treasure hunt, and Nicholas Cage leads a landmark-heavy jaunt stretching from the Eiffel Tower to Mount Rushmore, breezing through some swift piffle about John Wilkes Booth's diary and Cibola, the legendary pre-Columbian city of gold. I'm all for the PG action-adventure movie; instead of ghettoizing the taste of little kids into "child-friendly" dreck, let's let them dream of growing up to be a kick-ass Library of Congress archivist. Rated PG. —LB

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN—Faultlessly mounted, with terrific performances and a formal sheen worthy of Hitchcock, the movie only stumbles in its final section, where Cormac McCarthy's apocalyptic allegorizing overwhelms dramatic sense. Rated R. —GC

PERSEPOLIS—In the year's hippest, most innovative animated film, Marjane Satrapi (along with co-director Vincent Parronaud) adapts her bestselling graphic novels about growing up during and after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. A fascinating look at a culture and an historical episode that many Americans don't understand, the film humanizes every issue it touches, showing us an Iran where girls wear the Islamic veil but listen to Iron Maiden underneath. Like Juno, it takes on the world from a compellingly impertinent young woman's standpoint. Unnecessarily, it is in subtitled French; dubbing in English or Farsi would have made more sense. —GC

THE SAVAGES—A middle-aged brother and sister, in the midst of lives filled with failed relationships and thwarted career aspirations, face hard choices when they're obliged to put their dementia-stricken father into a nursing home. That may not sound like the premise for one of the year's best comedies, but the brilliance of Tamara Jenkins' film is that it manages to find humor in a difficult life passage while not underplaying its thornier emotions. Jenkins' note-perfect script and nuanced direction support terrific performances from Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney as the Savage siblings and Philip Bosco as their cantankerous dad. Rated R. —GC

THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES—When brothers Jared and Simon Grace accompany their sister Mallory and mother Helen in moving to New England and into the rundown Spiderwick Estate, former home of great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick (David Strathairn) before he mysteriously disappeared 80 years ago, the illogic starts piling up faster than the supernatural oddities. Some of the answers are found in Tony Diterlizzi and Holly Black's five-novel series, but much gets lost in their translation to this slipsod and curiously anticlimatic screenplay doctored by eight writers. Rated PG. —NM

STEP UP 2 THE STREETS—Continuing the plotline of every modern-day dance film (Center Stage, Save the Last Dance, Dirty Dancing Havana Nights) where a supposedly inexperienced dancer enters an esteemed arts school (here it's Andie at the Maryland School of the Arts), endures the jeers of more experienced dancers (a double whammy here from the posh conservatory dance students and her former street crew, the 410 dancers) and then blurs the lines of race and class through a show-stopping performance (at a street battle ... in the pouring rain). In spite of its verbal shortcomings, this film gets fresh points for its slick dance moves, sick beats and its incorporation of a trampoline into a dance battle. Rated PG-13. —KJ

() THERE WILL BE BLOOD—P.T. Anderson's adaptation of Upton Sinclair's Oil! stars Daniel Day-Lewis as a frightening wildcatter at the turn of the last century. Neil Morris says the film is a "riveting character study and a scorching metaphor" and a "Faustian fever dream that deconstructs both the Horatio Alger myth and the American ethos of success." But Godfrey Cheshire says despite a riveting first hour, the "film begins to sacrifice sense to sensation, commencing a spiral from well-calibrated drama into an ever more portentous and overwrought Grand Guignol." Rated R.

U2 3D—While U2 has filmed countless concert videos over the years, its newest combines ever-evolving 3D technology with the immense IMAX experience to create, if not the best concert film ever, then certainly the most sensory and innovative one. The result is a sight to behold, replicating the rattle and hum of being part of a live audience yet, through its bevy of omnipresent 3D cameras, even providing a periodic glimpse into how to it feels to be onstage before a stadium full of screaming, chanting and pulsating fans. Even a film comprised solely of footage from various concerts throughout the band's global "Vertigo" tour is going to have its moments of Bono's political grandstanding synthesized into performance art. But, when the band begins grinding out the opening chords to "New Year's Day," it again becomes all about the music, man. Rated G. —NM

WELCOME HOME ROSCOE JENKINS—In one of his most appealing roles to date, Martin Lawrence plays country boy-turned-city slicker in this Southern-fried film about family feuds and reunions. While this film feigns down-home morality loosely (and badly, for the most part), its real charisma lies in its gags and quips by that talented cast, with the brassy Monique, dopey Mike Epps and Cedric the Entertainer joining Lawrence for some dirty South shtick. Rated PG-13. —KJ

YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH—Though cinephiles continue to wish for a return to Godfather-era glory by Francis Coppola, this, by a long shot, isn't it. Based on a novel by Mircea Eliade, Coppola's first film in a decade is a murky, inert, supposedly philosophical tale about an elderly Romanian linguist (Tim Roth) who's struck by lightning on the eve of World War II and recovers his youth. It's all handsomely filmed, in the grand Coppola manner, but the ideas are as opaque and muddled as the drama is plodding. Rated R. —GC

Film times were last updated Thursday, Feb. 21.

Due to the possibility of last-minute scheduling changes, we recommend calling ahead to theaters to confirm final showtimes.

Raleigh

Beaver Creek Cinema 12
Beaver Creek Shopping Center, off NC 55, Apex, 676-3456

27 Dresses—Fri-Sun: (1:45, 4:30), 7:20, 10; Mon-Thu: (1:45, 4:30), 7:10, 9:45. The Bucket List—Fri-Sun: (3:50), 9:10; Mon-Thu: (3:50), 9:05. Definitely, Maybe—Fri-Sun: (12:40, 3:20), 6:40, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (12:40, 3:20), 6:40, 9:15. Fool's Gold—Fri-Sun: (1:20, 4), 6:50, 9:30; Mon-Thu: (1:20, 4), 6:50, 9:25. Jumper—Fri-Sun: (2, 4:20), 7, 9:20; Mon-Thu: (2, 4:20), 6:45, 8:55. Juno—Fri-Sun: (1:10, 3:30), 6:30, 8:55; Mon-Thu: (1:10, 3:30), 6:30, 8:50. National Treasure: Book of Secrets—Fri-Thu: (12:50), 6:10. The Spiderwick Chronicles—Fri-Sun: (12:10, 1, 2:35, 3:40, 5), 6:20, 7:30, 8:45, 9:55; Mon-Thu: (1, 2:10, 3:40, 4:40), 6:20, 7:20, 8:45, 9:40. Step Up 2 the Streets—Fri-Sun: (12:20, 2:45, 5:30), 7:55, 10:20; Mon-Thu: (12:35, 3, 5:20), 7:40, 10. Vantage Point—Fri-Sun: (12, 2:20, 4:45), 7:10, 9:40; Mon-Thu: (12:30, 2:45, 5), 7:15, 9:30. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins—Fri-Sun: (1:30, 4:10), 7:40, 10:15; Mon-Thu: (1:30, 4:10), 7, 9:35. Witless Protection—Fri-Sun: (12:30, 2:55, 5:20), 7:45, 10:10; Mon-Thu: (2:20, 5:10), 7:35, 9:55

Carmike Blue Ridge 14 Cinema
600 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, 645-1111

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Regal Brier Creek Stadium 14
8611 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh, 484-9994

27 Dresses—Fri-Sat: 9:35, 12:05 AM; Sun-Thu: 9:35. Be Kind Rewind—Fri-Thu: (12:15, 2:40, 5:05), 7:40, 10:20. The Bucket List—Fri-Sat: (12:55, 3:50), 6:50, 9:25, 12 AM; Sun-Thu: (12:55, 3:50), 6:50, 9:25. Definitely, Maybe—Fri-Thu: (12:50, 4:40), 7:15, 10:15. Fool's Gold—Fri-Sat: (12:45, 4:20), 7:10, 9:45, 12:20 AM; Sun-Thu: (12:45, 4:20), 7:10, 9:45. Jumper—Fri-Sat: (12:10, 12:40, 2:50, 4:10, 5), 7:05, 7:35, 9:30, 10, 11:45; Sun-Thu: (12:10, 12:40, 2:50, 4:10, 5), 7:05, 7:35, 9:30, 10. Juno—Fri-Thu: (12:30, 2:50, 5:15), 7:45, 10:10. The Spiderwick Chronicles—Fri-Sun: (12, 12:35, 2:25, 4, 4:45), 7, 7:30, 10:05; Mon: (12, 12:35, 2:25, 4), 7; Tue: (12, 12:35, 2:25, 4, 4:45), 7; Wed-Thu: (12, 12:35, 2:25, 4, 4:45), 7, 7:30, 10:05. Step Up 2 the Streets—Fri-Thu: (12:20, 2:45, 5:10), 7:50, 10:25. There Will Be Blood—Fri-Sat: (1, 4:30), 8, 11:30; Sun-Thu: (1, 4:30), 8. Vantage Point—Fri-Sat: (12:25, 2:40, 4:55), 7:25, 9:50, 12:10 AM; Sun-Thu: (12:25, 2:40, 4:55), 7:25, 9:50. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins—Fri-Thu: (1:05, 4:15), 6:55, 9:55. Witless Protection—Fri-Sat: (12:05, 2:30, 4:50), 7:20, 9:40, 12:15 AM; Sun-Thu: (12:05, 2:30, 4:50), 7:20, 9:40

Carmike Fifteen
5501 Atlantic Springs Rd, Raleigh, 645-1111

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Colony Theatres
Colony Shopping Center, 5438 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, 856-0111

Juno—Fri-Sun: (2:30, 4:45), 7, 9:20; Mon-Thu: 7, 9:20. Persepolis—Fri-Sun: (4:30), 7:05; Mon-Thu: 7:05. The Rocky Horror Picture Show—Fri: 12 AM. Southland Tales—Fri-Sun: (1:45), 9:15; Mon-Thu: 9:15

Crossroads 20
501 Caitboo Ave, Crossroads Shopping Center, Cary, 226-2000

27 Dresses—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 3:50), 6:40, 9:35. Atonement—Fri-Thu: (1:25, 4:50), 8:05. The Bucket List—Fri-Thu: 6:55, 9:15. Charlie Bartlett—Fri-Thu: (1:40, 4:20), 7:10, 9:50. Cloverfield—Fri-Thu: (12:30), 6:15. Definitely, Maybe—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:10), 7, 9:45. Fool's Gold—Fri-Thu: (12:55, 3:40), 6:45, 9:20. Jumper—Fri-Thu: (1, 2:15, 3:25, 4:30, 5:40), 7:40, 8:20, 9:55, 10:35. Juno—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 3:30, 5:50), 8:10, 10:25. Meet the Spartans—Fri-Thu: (1:05, 3:20, 5:45), 8, 10:05. National Treasure: Book of Secrets—Fri-Thu: (2:45), 8:30. No Country for Old Men—Fri-Thu: (2:20, 5:10), 8:35. The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie—Fri-Thu: (12:20, 2:35, 4:45). The Spiderwick Chronicles—Fri-Thu: (12, 1:30, 2:30, 4, 4:55), 6:30, 7:20, 8:50, 9:40. Step Up 2 the Streets—Fri-Thu: (12:40, 3, 5:30), 7:55, 10:20. There Will Be Blood—Fri-Thu: (2, 5:25), 8:45. Vantage Point—Fri-Thu: (12:50, 2:10, 3:10, 4:35, 5:20), 6:50, 7:30, 9:50, 10. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins—Fri-Thu: (12:10, 2:55), 6:25, 9:05. Witless Protection—Fri-Thu: (1:50, 5), 7:50, 10:10

Galaxy Cinema
770 Cary Towne Blvd, Cary, 463-9989

Atonement—Fri-Thu: (1), 7. Jodhaa Akbar—Fri-Sun: (1:25), 5:35, 9:45; Mon-Thu: (2:30), 7:30. Juno—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 3:15), 5:15, 7:15, 9:15. La Traviata at La Scala—Sat: 6:15; Sun: (3). No Country for Old Men—Fri-Thu: (4), 9:25. Oscar Party—Sun: 7. Persepolis—Fri-Thu: (4:10), 9:35. The Savages—Fri-Thu: (1:05), 7:05. There Will Be Blood—Fri-Thu: (12:45, 3:45), 6:45, 9:45. Youth Without Youth—Fri-Thu: (12:50)

UA Garner Town Square 10
2600 Timber Dr, Garner, 779-2212

Definitely, Maybe—Fri-Sat: (1:35, 4:20), 7:20, 9:55; Sun-Thu: (1:35, 4:20), 7:20. First Sunday—Fri-Sat: (2:15, 4:50), 7:10, 9:30; Sun-Thu: (2:15, 4:50), 7:10. Fool's Gold—Fri-Sat: (1:55, 4:55), 7:40, 10:15; Sun-Thu: (1:55, 4:55), 7:40. Jumper—Fri-Sat: (1:40, 5), 7:25, 9:40; Sun-Thu: (1:40, 5), 7:25. No Country for Old Men—Fri-Sat: (1:30, 4:15), 7, 9:50; Sun-Thu: (1:30, 4:15), 7. The Spiderwick Chronicles—Fri-Sat: (2:10, 4:30), 7:15, 9:45; Sun: (2:10, 4:30), 7:15; Mon-Thu: (2:10, 4:30), 7:15. Step Up 2 the Streets—Fri-Sat: (2, 4:25), 7:45, 10:05; Sun-Thu: (2, 4:25), 7:45. Vantage Point—Fri-Sat: (1:50, 4:35), 7:30, 10; Sun-Thu: (1:50, 4:35), 7:30. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins—Fri-Sat: (1:45, 4:40), 7:35, 10:10; Sun-Thu: (1:45, 4:40), 7:35. Witless Protection—Fri-Sat: (2:05, 4:45), 7:05, 9:35; Sun-Thu: (2:05, 4:45), 7:05

Wachovia IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum
201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, 834-4040

Greece: Secrets of the Past—Fri-Sun: 11 AM; Tue: 10 AM, 12; Wed: 11 AM; Thu: 10 AM. Hurricane on the Bayou—Fri: 12; Wed: 12. Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure—Fri-Sat: 10 AM; Tue: 11 AM; Wed: 10 AM. The Spiderwick Chronicles—Fri: 1, 3, 5, 7; Sat-Sun: 12, 2, 5:50, 7:45; Mon-Wed: 1, 3, 5, 7; Thu: 11 AM, 1, 3, 5, 7. U2 3D—Fri: 8:55, 10:45; Sat-Sun: 4, 9:40; Mon-Thu: 8:55, 10:45

Mission Valley Cinema
2109-124 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, 834-2233

Definitely, Maybe—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 4), 7, 9:45. Jumper—Fri-Thu: (1, 2:55, 4:50), 7:25, 9:40. The Spiderwick Chronicles—Fri-Thu: (12:45, 2:50, 4:55), 7:10, 9:35. Vantage Point—Fri-Thu: (12:50, 2:50, 4:55), 7:15, 9:45. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins—Fri-Thu: (1:30, 4:20), 7:05, 9:50

Regal North Hills Stadium 14
4150 Main at North Hills St, Raleigh, 786-4511

27 Dresses—Fri-Sat: (12:40, 4:35), 7:05, 9:30, 12:10 AM; Sun-Thu: (12:40, 4:35), 7:05, 9:30. Atonement—Fri-Sat: (4:05), 9:25, 12:15 AM; Sun-Thu: (4:05), 9:25. The Bucket List—Fri-Thu: (12:55), 7. Charlie Bartlett—Fri-Sat: (12:10, 2:45, 5:05), 8:05, 10:20, 12:40 AM; Sun-Thu: (12:10, 2:45, 5:05), 8:05, 10:20. Definitely, Maybe—Fri-Thu: (12, 2:35, 5:10), 7:55, 10:25. Fool's Gold—Fri-Sat: (12:25, 4:40), 7:30, 10:10, 12:45 AM; Sun-Mon: (12:25, 4:40), 7:30, 10:10; Tue: (4:40), 10:10; Tue: (12:25), 7:30; Wed: (4:40), 10:10; Wed: (12:25), 7:30; Thu: (4:40), 10:10; Thu: (12:25), 7:30. Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Disney Digital 3D—Fri-Thu: 12, 2, 4, 6. Jumper—Fri-Sat: (12:15, 12:45, 2:40, 3, 5, 5:25), 7:10, 7:40, 9:20, 9:45, 11:30, 11:55; Sun-Thu: (12:15, 12:45, 2:40, 3, 5, 5:25), 7:10, 7:40, 9:20, 9:45. The Spiderwick Chronicles—Fri-Sat: (12:05, 12:30, 2:30, 2:55, 4:55, 5:20), 7:20, 7:50, 9:40, 10:15, 12 AM, 12:30 AM; Sun: (12:05, 12:30, 2:30, 2:55, 4:55, 5:20), 7:20, 7:50, 9:40, 10:15; Mon-Thu: (12:05, 12:30, 2:30, 2:55, 4:55, 5:20), 7:20, 7:50, 9:40, 10:15. Step Up 2 the Streets—Fri-Sat: (12:20, 2:50, 5:15), 7:35, 9:50, 12:25 AM; Sun-Thu: (12:20, 2:50, 5:15), 7:35, 9:50. U2 3D—Fri-Sat: 8, 10:05, 12:20 AM; Sun-Thu: 8, 10:05. Vantage Point—Fri-Sat: (12:50, 3:05, 5:30), 7:45, 9:55, 12:05 AM; Sun-Thu: (12:50, 3:05, 5:30), 7:45, 9:55. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins—Fri: (4:45), 7:25, 10, 12:35 AM; Fri: (12:35); Sat: (4:45); Sat: (12:35), 7:25, 10, 12:35 AM; Sun: (4:45), 7:25; Sun: (12:35), 10; Mon: (12:35), 7:25; Mon: (4:45), 10; Tue-Thu: (12:35, 4:45), 7:25, 10. Witless Protection—Fri-Sat: (11:55 AM, 2:25, 4:50), 7:15, 9:35, 11:50; Sun-Thu: (11:55 AM, 2:25, 4:50), 7:15, 9:35

Carmike Park Place 16
9525 Chapel Hill Rd, Morrisville, 645-1111

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Raleigh Grande Cinema
Corner of Glenwood Ave and Lynn Rd, Raleigh, 226-2000

27 Dresses—Fri-Thu: (1:25, 4:05), 6:40, 9:25. Atonement—Fri-Sun: (12:55, 3:45), 6:30, 9:20; Mon-Thu: (1, 3:45), 6:30, 9:15. Be Kind Rewind—Fri-Sun: (12:05, 2:40, 5:05), 7:30, 10; Mon-Thu: (2:30, 4:55), 7:20, 9:45; Wed: (11 AM). The Bucket List—Fri-Sun: (12:40, 3:15), 6:10, 8:30; Mon-Thu: (1:20, 3:40), 6:25, 8:45. Definitely, Maybe—Fri-Sun: (12:50, 4:15), 6:50, 9:30; Mon-Wed: (1:30, 4:15), 7:10, 9:45; Thu: (1:30, 4:15), 7:10, 9:45. Fool's Gold—Fri-Sun: (1:30, 4:10), 6:45, 9:35; Mon-Thu: (1:35, 4:10), 6:50, 9:30. Jumper—Fri-Sun: (12:15, 1:15, 2:30, 3:30, 4:40, 5:45), 7, 8, 9:15, 10:15; Mon-Wed: (1:05, 2, 3:15, 4:30, 5:30), 6:45, 7:45, 9, 10; Thu: (1:05, 2, 3:15, 4:30, 5:30), 6:45, 7:45, 9, 10. Juno—Fri-Sun: (12:20, 2:50, 5:15), 7:35, 9:55; Mon-Thu: (2:10, 4:45), 7:15, 9:35. National Treasure: Book of Secrets—Fri-Sun: (12:10), 6:05; Mon-Thu: (1:05), 6:40. No Country for Old Men—Fri-Sun: (3), 9; Mon-Thu: (3:55), 9:30. The Spiderwick Chronicles—Fri-Sun: (12, 1, 2:20, 3:20, 4:45), 6:15, 7:10, 8:45, 9:45; Mon-Wed: (1:10, 2:20, 3:30, 4:40), 6:10, 7, 8:30, 9:20; Thu: (1:10, 2:20, 3:30, 4:40), 6:10, 7, 8:30, 9:20. Step Up 2 the Streets—Fri-Sun: (12:45, 3:05, 5:30), 7:50, 10:10; Mon-Wed: (1:15, 4), 7:25, 9:50; Thu: (1:15, 4), 7:25, 9:50. There Will Be Blood—Fri-Sun: (1:20, 4:55), 8:15; Mon-Thu: (1:40, 5), 8:20. Vantage Point—Fri-Sun: (12:30, 2:45, 5), 7:15, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (1, 3:10, 5:20), 7:30, 9:55. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins—Fri-Thu: (1:45, 4:25), 7:05, 9:40

Raleighwood Cinema Grill
Falls Village Shopping Center, Raleigh, 847-0326

Bee Movie—Fri-Thu: 4. Enchanted—Fri-Thu: 1, 3:30. Michael Clayton—Fri-Thu: 7. Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium—Fri-Thu: 12:30. National Treasure: Book of Secrets—Fri-Sat: 6:30, 9:15; Mon-Thu: 6:30, 9:15. No Country for Old Men—Fri-Thu: 9:30

Rialto Theatre - Raleigh
1620 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, 856-0111

Juno—Fri: 7, 9:20; Sat-Sun: (2, 4:30), 7, 9:20; Mon-Thu: 7, 9:20

Six Forks Station Cinema
9500 Forum Dr, Raleigh, 846-3904

The Bucket List—Fri-Thu: (1:30), 7:15, 9:25. Definitely, Maybe—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 4), 7:15, 9:45. Fool's Gold—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 4:05), 7:05, 9:40. Jumper—Fri-Thu: (1, 3, 5:05), 7:25, 9:35. The Spiderwick Chronicles—Fri-Thu: (12:45, 2:50, 4:55), 7:10, 9:30. There Will Be Blood—Fri-Thu: (4). Vantage Point—Fri-Thu: (1:05, 3:05, 5:05), 7:20, 9:30

White Oak Village Cinema 14
1205 Timber Dr East, Garner, 676-FILM

27 Dresses—Fri-Sun: (12:50, 3:50), 6:40, 9:20; Mon-Thu: (1:05, 3:50), 6:40, 9:20. Alvin and the Chipmunks—Fri-Thu: (1), 6:15. The Bucket List—Fri-Thu: (1:40, 4:20), 6:45, 9:10. Cloverfield—Fri-Sun: (2:10, 5:10), 7:50, 10:20; Mon-Thu: (2:10, 5:10), 7:50, 10:10. Definitely, Maybe—Fri-Sun: (1:10, 4:10), 6:50, 9:35; Mon-Thu: (1:25, 4:10), 6:50, 9:35. The Eye—Fri-Thu: (2:20, 5), 7:25, 9:55. Fool's Gold—Fri-Sun: (1:50, 4:50), 7:30, 10:10; Mon-Thu: (1:50, 4:50), 7:30, 10:05. Jumper—Fri-Sun: (12:55, 3:25, 5:40), 8, 10:15; Mon-Thu: (1:10, 3:25, 5:40), 8, 10:15. National Treasure: Book of Secrets—Fri-Thu: (3:20), 8:30. The Spiderwick Chronicles—Fri-Sun: (12:30, 1:30, 3:05, 4, 5:30), 6:30, 8:10, 9; Mon-Thu: (1:30, 2:45, 4, 5:30), 6:30, 8:10, 9. Step Up 2 the Streets—Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:15), 7, 9:40. Vantage Point—Fri-Sun: (12:40, 2:55, 5:20), 7:40, 10; Mon-Thu: (1:45, 5:20), 7:40, 10. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins—Fri-Sun: (1:05, 4:30), 7:20, 10:05; Mon-Thu: (1:15, 4:30), 7:20, 10:05. Witless Protection—Fri-Thu: (2, 4:40), 7:10, 9:50

Durham

Carolina Theatre - Durham
309 W Morgan St, Durham, 560-3030

Academy Award Nominated Animated Shorts—Mon-Thu: 7:10. Academy Award Nominated Live Action Shorts—Mon-Thu: 9:10. George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead—Fri: 9:20; Sat: (2:50), 9:20; Sun: (2:50); Mon-Thu: 9:20. Persepolis—Mon-Thu: 7. There Will Be Blood—Mon-Thu: 7:15

East Coast Entertainment - Northgate Stadium 10
1056 W Club Blvd, Durham, 286-1001

The Bucket List—Fri-Sun: (10:20 AM, 12:55), 7:45; Mon-Thu: (12:55), 7:45. Definitely, Maybe—Fri-Sun: (10:50 AM, 1:30, 4:15), 7, 9:40; Mon-Thu: (1:30, 4:15), 7, 9:40. The Eye—Fri-Thu: (3:10, 5:25), 10. First Sunday—Fri-Thu: (3, 5:20), 9:50. Fool's Gold—Fri-Sun: (11 AM, 1:30, 4), 7, 9:35; Mon-Thu: (1:30, 4), 7, 9:35. Jumper—Fri-Sun: (10:45 AM, 12:45, 3:10, 5:25), 7:40, 10; Mon-Thu: (12:45, 3:10, 5:25), 7:40, 10. Juno—Fri-Sun: (10:30 AM, 12:50), 7:35; Mon-Thu: (12:50), 7:35. The Spiderwick Chronicles—Fri-Sun: (10:30 AM, 12:45, 3, 5:15), 7:30, 9:45; Mon-Thu: (12:45, 3, 5:15), 7:30, 9:45. Step Up 2 the Streets—Fri-Sun: (10:40 AM, 1, 3:15, 5:30), 7:50, 10:05; Mon-Thu: (1, 3:15, 5:30), 7:50, 10:05. Vantage Point—Fri-Sun: (10:35 AM, 12:40, 2:50, 5:10), 7:20, 9:40; Mon-Thu: (12:40, 2:50, 5:10), 7:20, 9:40. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins—Fri-Sun: (10:40 AM, 1:15, 4:20), 7:10, 9:45; Mon-Thu: (1:15, 4:20), 7:10, 9:45. Witless Protection—Fri-Sun: (10:25 AM, 12:40, 3:05, 5:20), 7:35, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (12:40, 3:05, 5:20), 7:35, 9:50

Southpoint Cinemas
8030 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham, 676-3456

27 Dresses—Fri-Sat: (1:10, 3:50), 7, 9:35; Sun: (1:10, 3:50), 6:50, 9:25; Mon-Thu: (1:10, 3:50), 6:40, 9:15. Atonement—Fri-Sun: (12:35), 8:55; Mon-Thu: (12:45), 8:55. Be Kind Rewind—Fri-Sat: (1:20, 4:30), 7:05, 9:40; Sun-Thu: (1:20, 4:30), 6:55, 9:20. The Bucket List—Fri-Sun: 6:15, 8:35; Mon-Thu: 6:25, 8:45. Charlie Bartlett—Fri-Sat: (1:55, 4:20), 7:45, 10:10; Sun: (1:55, 4:20), 7:25, 9:55; Mon-Thu: (1:50, 4:15), 7:20, 9:55. Cloverfield—Fri-Sun: (12:35); Mon-Thu: (4). Definitely, Maybe—Fri-Sat: (1, 4), 7:10, 10; Sun: (1, 4), 7, 9:30; Mon-Wed: (1, 3:45), 7, 9:30; Thu: (1, 3:45), 7, 9:30. Fool's Gold—Fri-Thu: (1:05, 3:35), 6:35, 9:05. Jumper—Fri-Sat: (12:45, 1:45, 3:15, 4:15, 5:30), 6:55, 7:55, 9:30, 10:15; Sun: (12:45, 1:45, 3:15, 4:15, 5:30), 6:30, 7:50, 8:45, 10; Mon-Wed: (1, 2, 3:20, 4:20, 5:30), 6:30, 7:45, 8:40, 10; Thu: (1, 2, 3:20, 4:20), 6:30, 7:45, 8:40, 10. Juno—Fri-Sat: (12:15, 2:35, 4:55), 7:20, 9:45; Sun: (12:15, 2:35, 4:55), 7:15, 9:35; Mon-Thu: (2:10, 4:30), 6:50, 9:10. No Country for Old Men—Fri-Sun: (3:25), 6:10; Mon-Thu: (3:30), 6:15. The Spiderwick Chronicles—Fri-Sun: (12:25, 1:15, 2:50, 3:45), 6:25, 8:45; Mon-Wed: (12:50, 1:40, 3:10, 4:05), 6:05, 8:25; Thu: (12:50, 1:40, 3:10, 4:05), 6:05, 8:25. Step Up 2 the Streets—Fri-Sat: (1:35, 5), 7:40, 10:05; Sun: (1:35, 5), 7:40, 10; Mon-Wed: (2:40, 5), 7:40, 10; Thu: (2:40, 5), 7:40. There Will Be Blood—Fri-Sun: (2:30), 6:05, 9:25; Mon-Thu: (12:45), 6:05, 9:25. Vantage Point—Fri-Sat: (12:10, 2:25, 4:45), 7:25, 9:50; Sun: (12:10, 2:25, 4:45), 7:10, 9:40; Mon-Thu: (1:35, 4:45), 7:10, 9:40. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins—Fri-Sat: (1:25, 4:10), 6:45, 9:30; Sun-Thu: (1:25, 4:10), 6:45, 9:20. Witless Protection—Fri-Sat: (12:20, 2:45, 5:10), 7:30, 9:55; Sun: (12:20, 2:45, 5:10), 7:30, 9:50; Mon-Thu: (2:20, 5:10), 7:30, 9:45

Carmike Wynnsong 15
1800 Martin Luther King Blvd, Durham, 489-9020

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Chapel Hill

Chelsea Theater
Timberlyne Village Mall, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill, 968-3005

In Bruges—Fri: 7, 9:30; Sat: (2, 4:30), 7, 9:30; Sun: (2, 4:30), 7; Mon-Thu: 7, 9:30. Persepolis—Fri: 7:20, 9:10; Sat: (2:20, 4:10), 7:20, 9:10; Sun: (2:20, 4:10), 7:20; Mon-Thu: 7:20, 9:10. The Savages—Fri: 7:10, 9:20; Sat: (2:10, 4:20), 7:10, 9:20; Sun: (2:10, 4:20), 7:10; Mon-Thu: 7:10, 9:20

Lumina
Southern Village, NC 15-501 South, Chapel Hill, 932-9000

Definitely, Maybe—Fri-Thu: (1:15, 4:15), 7:05, 9:35. Fool's Gold—Fri-Thu: (1:20), 7. Jumper—Fri-Thu: (1, 2:55, 5), 7:20, 9:45. The Spiderwick Chronicles—Fri-Thu: (12:45, 2:50, 4:55), 7:15, 9:25. There Will Be Blood—Fri-Thu: (3:45), 9:15. Vantage Point—Fri-Thu: (1:10, 3:10, 5:10), 7:20, 9:40

Regal Timberlyne 6
Timberlyne Shopping Center, 120 Banks Dr off Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill, 933-8600

Fool's Gold—Fri-Sat: (1:40, 4:20), 7:20, 9:55; Sun-Thu: (1:40, 4:20), 7:20. Jumper—Fri-Sat: (1:55, 4:35), 7:25, 9:45; Sun-Thu: (1:55, 4:35), 7:25. The Spiderwick Chronicles—Fri-Sat: (1:35, 4:10), 7, 9:30; Sun: (1:35, 4:10), 7; Mon-Thu: (1:35, 4:10), 7. Step Up 2 the Streets—Fri-Sat: (1:50, 4:30), 7:10, 9:40; Sun-Thu: (1:50, 4:30), 7:10. Vantage Point—Fri-Sat: (2, 4:25), 7:30, 9:50; Sun-Thu: (2, 4:25), 7:30. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins—Fri-Sat: (1:45, 4:15), 7:05, 9:35; Sun-Thu: (1:45, 4:15), 7:05

Varsity Theatre
123 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, 967-8665

Be Kind Rewind—Fri: 7, 9:20; Sat: (2, 4:30), 7, 9:20; Sun: (2, 4:30), 7; Mon-Thu: 7, 9:20. Juno—Fri: 7:10, 9:10; Sat: (1:45, 4), 7:10, 9:10; Sun: (1:45, 4), 7:10; Mon-Thu: 7:10, 9:10

Graham

Graham Cinema
119 N Main St, Graham, (336)226-1488

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Roxboro

Palace Theater
5050 Durham Rd, Roxboro, (336)598-5050

The Bucket List—Fri: (5:10); Sat: (11:15 AM, 1:25); Sun: (1:25); Mon-Wed: (5:10); Thu: (1, 5:10). Definitely, Maybe—Fri: 7:10, 9:25; Sat: (3:30), 7:10, 9:25; Sun: (3:30), 7:10; Mon-Wed: 7:10. Fool's Gold—Fri: 7:05, 9:20; Sat: (11 AM, 1:25, 3:40), 7:05, 9:20; Sun: (1:25, 3:40), 7:05; Mon-Wed: 7:05; Thu: (1, 3:40), 7:05. Jumper—Fri: (5:15), 7:15, 9:15; Sat: (11:10 AM, 1:15, 3:10, 5:15), 7:15, 9:15; Mon-Wed: (5:15), 7:15; Thu: (1, 3:10, 5:15), 7:15. The Spiderwick Chronicles—Fri: (5:25), 7:30, 9:35; Sat: (11:05 AM, 1:15, 3:20, 5:25), 7:30, 9:35; Sun: (1:15, 3:20, 5:25), 7:30; Mon-Wed: (5:25), 7:30. Step Up 2 the Streets—Fri: (5:20), 7:25, 9:30; Sat: (11:05 AM, 1:10, 3:15, 5:20), 7:25, 9:30; Sun: (1:10, 3:15, 5:20), 7:25; Mon-Wed: (5:20), 7:25; Thu: (1, 3:15, 5:20), 7:25. Vantage Point—Fri: (5:10), 7:20, 9:30; Sat: (11:10 AM, 1:10, 3:10, 5:10), 7:20, 9:30; Sun: (1:10, 3:10, 5:10), 7:20; Mon-Wed: (5:10), 7:40; Thu: (1, 3:10, 5:10), 7:20. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins—Fri: 7, 9:20; Sat: (11 AM, 1:20, 3:40), 7, 9:20; Sun: (1:20, 3:40), 7; Mon-Wed: 7; Thu: (1:30, 3:40), 7. Witless Protection—Fri: (5:30), 7:35, 9:40; Sat: (11:15 AM, 1:20, 3:25, 5:30), 7:35, 9:40; Sun: (1:20, 3:25, 5:30), 7:35; Mon-Wed: (5:30), 7:35; Thu: (1, 3:25, 5:30), 7:35

Special Showings

Chronological by date and time

Global Queer Cinema Film Series: Thu, Feb 21, 5 pm: Dangerous Living: Coming Out In the Developing World. House Undergraduate Library 205, UNC-Chapel Hill. akuzniar@email.unc.edu.

We Shall Not Be Moved: A History of the Tillery Resettlement: Thu, Feb 21, 7 pm. Film about the New Deal resettlement community In Tillery, N.C., from slavery to the present. Sonja Haynes Stone Center, UNC-Chapel Hill. ibiblio.org/shscbch.

NCSU Campus Cinema: Thu, Feb 21-Sun Feb 24: American Gangster. Thu, Feb 21-Sun, Feb 24: Eastern Promises. Witherspoon Student Center, NC State campus, Raleigh. www.ncsu.edu/cinema.

NC Museum of Art: Fri, Feb 22, 8 pm: "Don't Pick Up Hitchhikers": Detour. $5, students $3.50. 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. www.ncartmuseum.org/events/films.shtml.

AV Geeks: Sat, Feb 23, 7 pm: "Schoolhouse Scandal": The Bully, The Outsider, The Show-off, What About Prejudice, Dance Little Children and more. Century Center Cinema, The Century Center, Corner of Weaver St & N Greensboro St, Carrboro. www.avgeeks.com

CHICLE: Sun, Feb 24, 5 pm: Las Armas de la Violencia/The Weapons of Violence: Having moved beyond the devastating region-wide political violence of the 1970s and '80s, Central America now confronts other forms of equally destructive violence, which include crime, gangs, poverty and marginality. Produced by the Arias Foundation in Costa Rica. 101 E Weaver St, Carrboro.

Duke Screen Society: Tue, Feb 26, 7 pm: Blowup. Griffith, West Campus. fvd.aas.duke.edu/screensociety/schedule.php.

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