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NEW MOVIES

"New in Town" (PG). Not reviewed. Renee Zellweger stars in this comedy as a businesswoman who re-evaluates life when transferred to a rural town. Opens Friday, Jan. 30.

"Taken" (PG-13). Not reviewed. Liam Neeson stars in this thriller as a former government operative who uses his training to rescue his kidnapped daughter. Opens Friday, Jan. 30.

"The Uninvited" (PG-13). Not reviewed. This thriller stars David Strathairn as a widower who is warned by his daughters that his new fiancée is dangerous. Opens Friday, Jan. 30.

NOW PLAYING

"Bedtime Stories" (PG). Babysitter Adam Sandler tells bedtime stories that come alive as he tells them. Grade: C- TownMall Cinemas

"Bride Wars" (PG). Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson play best friends whose friendship is tested when a planning mishap results in their respective weddings being scheduled for the same day and time at New York's Plaza Hotel. Grade: B- TownMall Cinemas, Carrolltown 6 Cinemas

"Defiance" (R). Jewish partisan fighters strike back at the Germans in a Russian forest during World War II. With Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber. Grade: B- TownMall Cinemas

"Gran Torino" (R). Although the story verges on being overly schematic, Clint Eastwood's scowling star performance ensures you'll want to see this senior vigilante in action. Grade: B TownMall Cinemas, Carrolltown 6 Cinemas

"Hotel for Dogs" (PG). Two clever kids rescue numerous dogs and hide them in an abandoned hotel. With Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Kyla Pratt, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon and Don Cheadle. Grade: B- TownMall Cinemas, Carrolltown 6 Cinemas

"Inkheart" (PG). Charmless fantasy about a bibliophile (Brendan Fraser) who brings storybook characters to life whenever he reads aloud. Grade: C TownMall Cinemas

"Marley & Me" (PG). Although Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston can hardly keep up with Marley's canine antics, it's a thin cinematic story for most of its running time. Grade: B- Carrolltown 6 Cinemas

"My Bloody Valentine 3D" (R). Gore galore. Grade: C TownMall Cinemas, Carrolltown 6 Cinemas

"Paul Blart: Mall Cop" (PG). Kevin James really throws his weight around in this silly comedy about a bumbling mall security guard who ultimately proves he's up to a law enforcement challenge. Grade: C TownMall Cinemas, Carrolltown 6 Cinemas

"Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" (R). Vampires lead by Bill Nighy battle werewolves led by Michael Sheen in a movie so dimly lit that you'll strain to see the action. Grade: C TownMall Cinemas, Carrolltown 6 Cinemas

All capsule reviews and grades are by Mike Giuliano. For showtimes and to confirm listings, call the number in Screen Scene.

SCREEN SCENE

Carrolltown 6 Cinemas
6405 West Hemlock Road, Eldersburg
410-795-7890

TownMall Regal Cinemas
400 Center St., Westminster
410-857-1410


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