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OPENING WEDNESDAY

World's Greatest Dad: Robin Williams plays a very bad dad in this dark, dark comedy from comedian-turned-director Bob Goldthwait. Suicide, literary fraud, the madness of crowds - just another fun Bobcat night at the movies.Opening Sept. 30 until Oct. 6 at the Nickelodeon Theatre

OPENING OCT. 2

Capitalism: A Love Story: (Unrated) Michael Moore's take on the financial crisis and the people, high and low, who caused it.

Shutter Island: (R) Martin Scorsese's adaptation of novelist Dennis Lehane's novel is a 1950s mystery that has Leonardo DiCaprio searching for an escaped mentally ill murderess (Emily Mortimer). Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams, Max von Sydow and Jackie Earle Haley are also in the cast.

The Invention of Lying: In an alternate universe in which the concept of not telling the truth does not exist, a man (Ricky Gervais) develops the ability to lie and discovers that dishonesty can make someone rich.

Toy Story 3D: (PG) Pixar re-issues a double-feature of the two films, "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2," that started the computer animation craze, this time in 3D.

OPENING TODAY

Fame: Alan Parker's influential 1980 musical about students at New York City's High School of Performing Arts gets a "reimagining." Asher Book, Kristy Flores, Paul McGill and Naturi Naughton are among the talented kids hoping to live forever.

Pandorum: Astronauts (Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster) awaken from cryogenic sleep aboard a spaceship and can't remember who they are or what their mission is.

Surrogates: In the near future, FBI agents (Bruce Willis and Radha Mitchell) investigate a murder involving artificial "surrogates," robotic aliases used by recluses to represent them in the outside world.

MOVIE NIGHT

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NOW PLAYING

9: Rag-doll creatures struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world in this sci-fi animated movie, which features the voices of Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly and Christopher Plummer.

All About Steve: (PG-13) Sandra Bullock stars as an "eccentric crosswords puzzle player" who becomes comically obsessed with a CNN cameraman in this romance from the screenwriter of "License to Wed."

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs: (PG) Phil Lord directs (with Chris Miller) this animated adaptation of the children's book about a town where food rains from the sky.

District 9: (R) In this science-fiction drama, a race of aliens (the E.T. kind) are exploited for work and forced to live in squalor.

Extract: (R) Jason Bateman stars as the owner of a flower-extract plant who is coping with a cheating wife (Kristen Wiig) and assorted other issues.

Final Destination Death Trip 3D: (R) This fourth installment of the profitable horror franchise about teens who get Death all riled up when they don't die like they're supposed to is getting released in 3D.

Gamer: Gerard Butler stars in this sci-fi thriller about a guy who tracks down the man (Michael C. Hall) who pulls the strings in the popular "Slayer" game.

G-Force: (PG) An elite team of guinea pigs tries to stop an evil billionaire from world domination.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra: (PG-13) Based on the action figure. Installment one explains how the series' evil-military machine came to be.

H2: Halloween 2: (R) Rob Zombie continues his run through the original horror series.

Humpday: (R) Bromantic comedy tips nervously into the physical after two ex-college buddies (Mark Duplass and Joshua Leonard) drunkenly dare each other to be intimate with each other on video. Until Tuesdayat the Nickelodeon Theatre

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs: (PG) Manny the mammoth and his pals deal with dinosaurs and parenthood.

The Informant!: (R) A corporate whistleblower (Matt Damon) working with the FBI to expose a price-fixing conspiracy keeps changing his story until the feds start to wonder if he's not just making everything up.

Inglourious Basterds: (R) A group of Jewish soldiers, led by Brad Pitt, take on a gang of Nazis.

Jennifer's Body: (R) A high-school cheerleader (Megan Fox) becomes possessed by a demon and starts offing her male classmates.

Julie & Julia: (PG-13) An intertwined adaptation of two books: the autobiography of chef and television personality Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and the journal of a 20-something blogger (Amy Adams) trying to commune with the legend.

Love Happens: (PG-13) A widower (Aaron Eckhart) becomes a self-help guru after he writes a book about mourning. But when he falls for one of his readers (Jennifer Aniston), he starts to wonder if he has properly finished grieving.

My One and Only: (PG-13) Renee Zellweger stars as a mother who travels down the East Coast with her children as they look for a wealthy man to take care of them in this comedy based on a childhood recollection of actor George Hamilton.

Sorority Row: (R) Briana Evigan and Rumer Willis are among the celebrity offspring starring in this horror thriller about sorority girls who try to cover up a death.

The Proposal: (PG-13) Ryan Reynolds' Canadian boss (Sandra Bullock) forces him to marry her so she can avoid visa problems.

The Time Traveler's Wife: (PG-13) Based on the best-selling novel, Eric Bana stars as a librarian whose calendar hopping complicates his relationship with Rachel McAdams.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: (PG-13) The battling robots are back, and Shia LaBeouf is caught in the middle.

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself: (PG-13) Taraji P. Henson stars, Gladys Knight sings and Tyler Perry dons the Madea dress for his latest sermon with a silly edge.

The Ugly Truth: (R) Katherine Heigl plays a TV producer with a correspondent (Gerard Butler) who's sure he's right about relationships.

Up: (PG) A cranky old man plans the trip of a lifetime, but he unwittingly brings along a young passenger.

Whiteout: (R) Kate Beckinsale stars in this Antarctic murder mystery, based on the Greg Rucka graphic novel .

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