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For movie showtimes, call 476-5661Riverwalk Theatre HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIXDirected by British TV veteran David Yates, “Phoenix” can’t shake an episodic feeling that makes it difficult to develop momentum. Though many of its elements are strong and take advantage of the story’s increasing darkness, the film finally can’t transcend the limitations inherent in being simply a way station in an epic journey, a journey whose cinematic conclusion is several years away. The evil wizard Voldemort is on the loose, but Harry and his friends must first deal with a meddling new professor who is intent on disrupting preparations for the coming battle against evil. (2:28) PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images.RATATOUILLEPixar’s latest outing follows a rat (and wannabe chef) into the sewers of Paris, where he lives beneath the five-star restaurant of his cooking hero and secretly teams up with the kitchen garbage boy to turn the world of high cuisine on its ear. With the voices of Patton Oswalt, Brian Dennehy, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Ian Holm and Peter O’Toole. Screenplay by Brad Bird. Story by Bird, Jim Capobianco and Jan Pinkava. Directed by Bird. G.TRANSFORMERSParadoxically, the problem with this Michael Bay-directed film is not with the much-beloved line of toys it is based on, which do what they’re supposed to in their CGI versions. It’s that at two hours and 23 minutes, the film has way too much plot, and much of that isn’t very good. (2:23) PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, brief sexual humor, and language. LIVE FREE OR DIE HARDInevitable lapses in plausibility and an inflated two hour and nine minute running time aside, this fourth movie in the Bruce Willis franchise is a slick and effective piece of action entertainment, fast moving with energetic stunt work and nice thriller moves. (2:09) PG-13, for intense sequences of violence and action, language, and a brief sexual situation.OCEAN’S THIRTEENMore caper action from George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and director Steven Soderbergh, with Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin joining them on the already-crowded marquee. With Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner and Elliot Gould. Written by Brian Koppelman and David Levien.Capitol TheatreRATATOUILLETRANSFORMERSLICENSE TO WEDA tedious, uninspired comedy starring Mandy Moore and John Krasinski as a newly engaged couple forced to endure the pre-marital course taught by Robin Williams’ overbearing Reverend Frank in order to be married in his church. Life lessons give way to a series of matrimonial survival tests seemingly designed by the Bush administration and theoretically geared for laughs. Directed by Ken Kwapis. (1:26) PG-13 for sexual humor and language.HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIXKNOCKED UPWriter-director Judd Apatow follows up “The 40 Year-Old Virgin” with a cautionary tale of an up-and-coming entertainment reporter (Katherine Heigl) whose one-night stand with an underachiever (Seth Rogen) results in pregnancy and a lot of decisions to make. With Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jay Baruchel and Jonah Hill. R for sexual content, drug use and language.


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