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L.A. Times-Washington Post News ServiceVail, CO, Colorado

THE SIMPSONSAfter 18 seasons, 400 episodes and no immediate end in sight, Matt Groening and company have made a movie. With the voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer. Directed by David Silverman. PG-13 for irreverent humor throughout.THE BOURNE ULTIMATUMHARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIXDirected by British TV veteran David Yates, Phoenix cant shake an episodic feeling that makes it difficult to develop momentum. Though many of its elements are strong and take advantage of the storys increasing darkness, the film finally cant 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.RATATOUILLEPixars 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 OToole. Screenplay by Brad Bird. Story by Bird, Jim Capobianco and Jan Pinkava. Directed by Bird. G.I NOW PRONOUNCE YOUCHUCK AND LARRYAdam Sandler and The King of Queens Kevin James star as firefighters and best buddies who scheme to reap the benefits afforded to same-sex domestic partners in this comedy. With Jessica Biel. Written by Barry Fanaro, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor. Story by Lew Gallo. Directed by Dennis Dugan. PG-13 for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, language and drug references.

NO RESERVATIONSA no-nonsense Manhattan chef (Catherine Zeta-Jones) inherits a niece (Abigail Breslin) and meets a charismatic sous-chef (Aaron Eckhart) at the same time. With Patricia Clarkson. Screenplay by Carol Fuchs, based on the screenplay Mostly Martha by Sandra Nettelbeck. Directed by Scott Hicks. PG for some sensuality and language.THE BOURNE ULTIMATUMHyper-efficient killing machine Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) goes on the run again when the people who trained him attempt to bump him off. With Julia Stiles, Joan Allen and David Strathairn. Screenplay by Tony Gilroy, Scott Z. Burns and George Nolfi. Directed by Paul Greengrass.UNDERDOG An ordinary beagle is given superhuman powers and the voice of Jason Lee in this live action adaptation of the popular cartoon series. With Jim Belushi, Peter Dinklage, Brad Garrett, the voice of Amy Adams. Screenplay by Adam Rifkin, Joe Piscatella and Craig A. Williams. Directed by Frederik Du Chau. PG for rude humor, mild language and action.HAIRSPRAYThe film version of the stage musical based on John Waters’ 1988 comedy about dance-crazy teens in early-1960s Baltimore. With John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, Allison Janney, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron and Elijah Kelley. Screenplay by Leslie Dixon. Directed by Adam Shankman. PG for language, some suggestive content and momentary teen smoking.

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