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The Ant Bully' (PG)

Lively vocal work from Nicolas Cage, Paul Giamatti, Bruce Campbell, Lily Tomlin and others takes up some slack for the garden-variety animation in this tale of a boy who learns valuable life lessons by becoming a bug.

Cinetopia, Century Eastport, Lloyd Mall, Hilltop, Evergreen Parkway, Division Street, Stark Street

'Barnyard' (PG)

When the farmer isn't looking, his cows, pigs and chickens establish their own system of government. Four legs good, two legs bad!

Cinetopia, Century Eastport, Pioneer Place, Lloyd Mall, Hilltop, Evergreen Parkway, Division Street, Stark Street, Roseway, St. Johns Theater

'The Break-up' (PG-13)

Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston split up - don't worry, it's only a movie - but both refuse to leave their great Chicago condo. The sitcom-ready premise doesn't make for the date movie you might expect, turning instead into a surprisingly sour Battling Bickersons routine.

St. Johns Dome, Laurelhurst, Academy, Valley

'Cars' (G)

An egocentric race car (voiced by Owen Wilson) finds himself stranded in a Route 66 burg populated by small-town types, including the town mechanic (Paul Newman) and a vixenish Porsche (Bonnie Hunt) and thus becomes a better person, er, car.

Lloyd Mall, Division Street

'Clerks II' (R)

Either you find Kevin Smith ('Dogma,' 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back') funny or you don't. If you do, then this sequel to Smith's breakthrough 1994 indie comedy will be like manna from movie heaven, chock-full of rude humor, geeky in-jokes and stoner vulgarity.

Century Eastport, Lloyd Mall, Evergreen Parkway, Division Street

'The Da Vinci Code' (PG-13)

The best-seller about an age-old conspiracy becomes a blockbuster film starring Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou.

Laurelhurst, Academy

'The Devil Wears Prada' (PG-13)

Anne Hathaway plays Andy Sachs, an earnest young would-be journalist in her first post-college job, as an assistant to the legendarily witchy editor (Meryl Streep) of a Vogue-like fashion magazine.

Century Eastport, Pioneer Place, Lloyd Center, Hilltop, Evergreen Parkway, Division Street, Stark Street, Moreland

* 'Friends With Money' (R)

Jennifer Aniston plays Olivia, the odd gal out among her closest friends - three married couples, all of whom have a lot of money. It's an intriguing, funny and very watchable thesis on the social awkwardness that comes with the unspoken divide between America's classes.

Laurelhurst

'Greece: Secrets of the Past' (NR)

See the civilization of the ancient Greeks through the eyes of a modern Greek archaeologist and the imaging powers of computer generated animation.

OMSI Omnimax Dome Theater

'The Heart of the Game' (PG-13)

Focusing on one troubled but talented teenage girl, this documentary follows the struggles of a Seattle high school basketball team.

Fox Tower, Cinemagic

* 'An Inconvenient Truth' (PG)

Director Davis Guggenheim creates a surprisingly gripping cinematic interpretation of former Vice President Al Gore's globe-trotting slide show presentation on global warming. Gore makes his case for an imperiled planet with expected thoroughness but perhaps surprising personality - dare we say charisma?

Fox Tower, Lloyd Mall

'John Tucker Must Die' (PG-13)

Vengeful cheerleaders target high school lothario John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe, who got his start on the TV soap opera 'Passions') for some screwball comeuppance.

Century Eastport, Lloyd Center, Hilltop, Evergreen Parkway, Division Street, Stark Street

'Lady in the Water' (PG-13)

A water nymph (wispy screen presence Bryce Dallas Howard) appears in the swimming pool of a suburban apartment complex in this latest from director M. Night Shyamalan.

Cinetopia, Century Eastport, Lloyd Center, Hilltop, Evergreen Parkway, Division Street, Stark Street

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man' (PG-13)

This mixed-blessing tribute to the great Canadian songwriter-poet fares best when he is on screen. Sadly, there isn't enough of him, and much of the film is devoted to testimonials from fans and performances from a 2005 tribute concert.

Hollywood

'Miami Vice' (R)

Michael Mann's big-screen adaptation of his influential 1980s cop show is at once the best of the recent spate of TV-inspired movies and the least of Mann's cinematic crime sagas. Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx never really connect as Crockett and Tubbs, but the violence has shuddery impact, and the visuals have a searing, igneous beauty.

Cinetopia, Century Eastport, Pioneer Place, Lloyd Center, Hilltop, Evergreen Parkway, Division Street, Stark Street

* 'Monster House' (PG)

Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis present a Lovecraftian horror story for the younger set, about a trio of kids who do battle with a menacing house. It's material that might be too scary as a live-action film but, peppered with humor and animated in a deliberately comic style, it's a great shivery thrill ride for both kids and parents.

Century Eastport, Lloyd Mall, Hilltop, Evergreen Parkway, Division Street, Stark Street

'My Super Ex-Girlfriend' (PG-13)

Women are psychos, and terrible things will happen if they are allowed to unleash their hidden power - or at least that's the moral of this questionable comedy starring Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson.

Century Eastport, Lloyd Mall

'Nacho Libre' (PG)

Jack Black is a Mexican monk who becomes a lucha libre wrestler … how could it go wrong? Yet it does go wrong, in almost every conceivable way.

Bagdad, Mission, Laurelhurst

'Only Human' (NR)

A Jewish girl brings her Palestinian fiance home to meet the parents in this Spanish comedy.

Hollywood

* 'Over the Hedge' (PG)

This surprisingly witty kid-size satire on consumer culture really benefits from the actors behind the animals. Bruce Willis is perfect as a conniving raccoon who manipulates a group of suburb-dwelling animals. And, hey, William Shatner plays an opossum!

Bagdad, Kennedy School, Laurelhurst, Academy, Valley

'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' (PG-13)

This sequel to 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' is heaped to the point of creaking with even more of what made the original such unexpected fun.

Cinetopia, Century Eastport, Pioneer Place, Lloyd Center, Hilltop, Evergreen Parkway, Division Street, Stark Street

'A Prairie Home Companion' (PG-13)

Working from a script by 'Prairie Home' companionable impresario Garrison Keillor, director Robert Altman stages a relaxed amble through a version of the world Keillor usually creates from sound alone.

Hollywood, Cinemagic

'The Puffy Chair' (R)

Despite a tired premise - twenty- something slackers on a road trip - this indie comedy has earned an avid following.

Fox Tower

'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (PG)

Cheer for Indiana Jones once again on the 25th anniversary of the film that ruled the summer of 1981.

Hollywood

'A Scanner Darkly' (R)

Richard Linklater returns to the rotoscoped style of his 'Waking Life' for this intriguing but never quite gripping adaptation of the 1977 novel by Philip K. Dick. Keanu Reeves plays the undercover narc whose job has made him an addict, and whose addiction has so fractured his consciousness that he's only semi-aware that he's currently spying on himself.

Fox Tower

* 'Scoop' (PG-13)

Unable to resist getting one last scoop from beyond the grave, a dead journalist (Ian McShane) passes a story on to a young journalism student (Scarlett Johansson) and hack magician (Woody Allen). It's a lightweight film, but a very funny one.

Cinetopia, Century Eastport, Fox Tower

'Spaceballs' (PG)

In 1987, Mel Brooks came out with this spoof of the 'Star Wars' movies - the tagline is 'May the farce be with you.'

Laurelhurst

'Strangers With Candy' (R)

This prequel to the peculiar television series about Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris), self-proclaimed 'boozer, user and loser' who returns to high school at age 47, is often hilarious, sometimes not, but true to the spirit of the television show.

Fox Tower

*'Superman Returns' (PG-13)

Bryan Singer's film about the Big Blue Boy Scout isn't about big set pieces, explosions and fancy special effects. It's a sad, moving, sometimes funny, often thrilling adventure, and not a slam-bang, loud, stupid popcorn-muncher. Still, you should see it on the big screen.

OMSI Omnimax Dome Theater, Century Eastport, Lloyd Center, Evergreen Parkway, Division Street, Stark Street

'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby' (PG-13)

NASCAR star Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is at the top of the heap, until a French racer threatens his domination.

Cinetopia, Century Eastport, Pioneer Place, Lloyd Center, Hilltop, Evergreen Parkway, Division Street, Stark Street, St. Johns Theater

* 'Thank You for Smoking' (R)

In his best role since 'In the Company of Men,' Aaron Eckhart stars as a tobacco lobbyist so slick he can come off as the good guy when appearing on a TV panel with antismoking advocates and a cancer-stricken kid.

Mission, Laurelhurst, Academy, Valley

* 'Wordplay' (PG)

An enjoyable enough piece of fluff, this documentary briefly outlines the history of crossword puzzles, shows New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz on the job (he gets hate mail!) and visits with famous crossword addicts like Jon Stewart and Bill Clinton.

Fox Tower

'You, Me and Dupree' (PG-13)

The slow decline of Owen Wilson's career continues with this pedestrian sitcom-on-celluloid in which he plays a lovable pest of a houseguest who disrupts the lives of his newlywed friends (Matt Dillon and Kate Hudson) through a series of ostensibly zany shenanigans.

Century Eastport, Lloyd Mall, Evergreen Parkway, Division Street, Stark Street

* 'Who Killed the Electric Car?' (PG)

In the mid 1990s, drivers sang the praises of the EV1, a new electric car. This documentary chronicles General Motors' development, and subsequent destruction, of this environmentally friendly wonder.

Fox Tower

'X-Men: The Last Stand' (PG-13)

This time, a pharmaceutical company develops a cure for the mutant condition, and the evil Magneto (Ian McKellen) encourages the world's mutant populace to rise up against humans.

Kennedy School, Mission, St. Johns Dome, Laurelhurst, Academy, Valley

Send movie info to annemariedistefano @portlandtribune.com.