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'Beerfest' (R)

A group of American drinking buddies discovers an ancient German custom: drinking till you can't say 'bier.'

Century Eastport

'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.

Bagdad, Kennedy School, Mission, Laurelhurst, Academy, Valley

'Conversations With Other Women' (R)

Aaron Eckhart and Helena Bonham Carter take on the roles of 'man' and 'woman' in this experimental film.

Fox Tower

'The Covenant' (PG-13)

An ancient supernatural power unites four studly teenage boys, until the forces of evil threaten to make them less popular and totally ruin their clique.

Century Eastport, Pioneer Place, Lloyd Center, Evergreen Parkway, Movies on TV, Division Street, Stark Street

'Crank' (R)

Imagine if that bus in 'Speed' were a human being, and you get the premise for this 200-beats-per-minute tale of vengeance.

Century Eastport, Pioneer Place, Lloyd Mall, Hilltop, Evergreen Parkway, Movies on TV, Division Street, Stark Street

'Dark Water Rising' (NR)

More than 50,000 cats and dogs were left behind when New Orleans was evacuated after Hurricane Katrina. Portland filmmaker Mike Shiley was there to make this unflinching documentary about the pets that were rescued, and those that died.

Laurelhurst

'Everyone's Hero' (G)

A young boy travels to New York to help Babe Ruth win the World Series in this inspirational animated adventure.

Century Eastport, Lloyd Mall, Hilltop, Evergreen Parkway, Movies on TV, Division Street, Stark Street

'Gridiron Gang' (PG-13)

Troubled youths find redemption through sport … again. This time it's football and coach Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

Century Eastport, Pioneer Place, Lloyd Center, Hilltop, Evergreen Parkway, Movies on TV, Division Street, Stark Street

'Half Nelson' (R)

Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) is a Brooklyn junior-high history teacher with a drug habit in this drama, which takes an admirably cliché-free look at a teacher-student relationship.

Fox Tower

'Heading South' (NR)

In a delicious bit of gender reversal, it's the women who objectify young men in Laurent Cantet's steamy examination of neocolonialization, sex and insecurity set in 1970s Haiti.

Hollywood

'Hollywoodland' (R)

Adrien Brody and Diane Lane re-illuminate two of Hollywood's most dog-eared stock characters - the hard-bitten private eye and crumbling society beauty - while Ben Affleck is rather too well cast as George Reeves, a real-life actor who will always be known as television's Superman, and as a suicide.

Cinetopia, Century Eastport, Fox Tower, Lloyd Center, Evergreen Parkway, Movies on TV, Division Street

* 'How to Eat Fried Worms' (PG)

Based on the classic 1973 children's book about facing down a bully with a daring diet, this sweet though gross, kid-centric film delves into the world of fifth-graders who agree that there's one thing worse than eating raw, nuked, boiled, chopped, sautéed and, of course, fried worms: letting grown-ups in on the secret.

Lloyd Mall

'The Illusionist' (PG-13)

In early 1900s Vienna, the mysterious feats of a stage magician (Edward Norton) incur the threatening interest of the Crown Prince (Rufus Sewell), whose fiancée (Jessica Biel) is the magician's long-lost love.

Cinetopia, Century Eastport, Fox Tower, Lloyd Center, Evergreen Parkway, Division Street

* '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

'Invincible' (PG)

Based on a true story, this inspirational tale about a sports underdog who defies the odds is the kind of warmhearted family film you just don't see anymore.

Cinetopia, Century Eastport, Pioneer Place, Lloyd Mall, Hilltop, Evergreen Parkway, Movies on TV, Division Street, Stark Street

'Little Miss Sunshine' (R)

This dysfunctional family saga concerns a misfit brood taking the 7-year-old daughter to a little-girl beauty pageant in Southern California. The cast includes Steve Carell, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette and Greg Kinnear.

Cinetopia, Century Eastport, Fox Tower, Lloyd Center, Evergreen Parkway, Movies on TV, Division Street

'Old Joy' (NR)

Written by local author Jonathan Raymond, the film follows 30-something Portland friends Mark (Daniel London) and Kurt (musician Will Oldham) as they take a trip to Bagby Hot Springs. There's something quiet and lovely about the film, which doesn't appear to be about much of anything on the surface, but resonates in surprising ways.

Hollywood

'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, Lloyd Center, Lloyd Mall, Hilltop, Evergreen Parkway, Movies on TV, Stark Street

'The Protector' (R)

Martial arts sensation Tony Jaa ('Ong-bak') must use his amazing Muy Thai fighting style against all comers in order to rescue some kidnapped elephants.

Century Eastport, Lloyd Center, Hilltop, Evergreen Parkway, Movies on TV, Division Street, Stark Street

* 'The Puffy Chair' (R)

Despite an innocuous premise - 20-something slackers on a road trip - this indie comedy has earned an avid following.

Hollywood

'Quinceañera' (R)

Not yet 15 years old, Magdalena (Emily Rios) is kicked out by her sternly religious father, and moves in with her kindly uncle (Chalo González) and her tough cousin Carlos (Jesse Garcia).

Hollywood

'Snakes on a Plane' (R)

Aviophobia meets ophidiophobia in this tale of horror starring Samuel L. Jackson.

Movies on TV, Bagdad, Mission, St. Johns Dome

'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.

Kennedy School, Laurelhurst, Academy

* '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.

Fox Tower

'Step Up' (PG-13)

Don't give up, dreams can come true. All you have to do is believe in yourself, be super good-looking, and dance, dance, dance!

Century Eastport, Lloyd Mall

'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, Lloyd Mall, Hilltop, Evergreen Parkway, Movies on TV, Stark Street

* '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.

Laurelhurst

'The Wicker Man' (PG-13)

A straight-laced cop (Nicolas Cage) meets up with some sinister neopagans in this remake of the 1973 British cult favorite.

Century Eastport, Lloyd Mall, Hilltop, Evergreen Parkway, Movies on TV, Division Street, Stark Street

* 'World Trade Center' (PG-13)

Port Authority cop Will Jimeno (Michael Peña) and veteran police officer Lt. John McLoughlin (Nicolas Cage) are first responders to the site of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks.

Century Eastport, Movies on TV, Division Street

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