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Movies opening Friday, Sept. 25

Fame—Based on the 1980 film, Fame follows the story of a group of big city students from audition to graduation as they attend the New York City High School of Performing Arts. In this challenging and highly competitive environment, the audience watches as these students—the blossoming actress, the simple singer, the kid composer, the aspiring filmmaker and the dancer—struggle through family life, the promises success may hold and the typical daily high school issues. But, hold up, FAME!, these aren't your average high school students. These kids have special gifts and don't just mumble "here" when the teacher calls roll. They might answer by composing a monologue complete with choreographed jazz hands that makes the teacher's jaw drop. "Fame! I'm gonna live forever / I'm gonna learn how to fly / High / I feel it coming together /People will see me and cry, from the song "Fame" by Irene Cara. Remember, Remember, Remember? (PG) Edwards 21

Pandorum—Dennis Quaid plays Lt. Payton and Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma, Alpha Dog) is Corporal Bower, two astronauts who awaken in a hyperchamber aboard a space craft with no memory of their mission or even who they are. The only thing they know is the ship is dark and creepy and foreboding sounds are coming from the under carriage of the ship. The two men quickly realize two things: They are not alone and they are in immediate danger. As they venture further into the bowels of the ship, they discover a few other humans—Cam Gigandet (Never Back Down, Twilight), Cung Le (Tekken, Fighting) and newcomer Antje Traue—who have been fighting for their lives against an alien presence. And if the crew aren't prepared to defend themselves, they will be whisked away to a horrifying and painful demise. (R) Edwards 21

Play the Game—The beloved Andy Griffith plays Grandpa, a widow who becomes a retirement home Lothario after his grandson, David, (Paul Campbell) gives him a few lessons about dating in the 21st century. David shares all the slickest moves necessary to snare the ladies, meanwhile trying to impress his own object of affection. Soon Grandpa is making "progress" with residents at the retirement home (played by Doris Roberts, Everybody Loves Raymond and Marla Sokoloff, Seinfeld) and his young buck grandson learns that old dogs can learn new tricks with a little help from the pharmaceutical company. In turn, Grandpa teaches young David that the time tested ways of romance and courtships are far more successful than silly games. (R) Flicks

Surrogates—In a near future world, humans live in isolation only communicating in the world through robotic social surrogates. The better-looking counterparts replace humans' spot in society, while the real flesh and blood stay in the comfort and safety of their homes, controlling the robots choices through a virtual system, so that they exist vicariously through them without consequence. When multiple surrogates are destroyed, and their human controllers murdered, an FBI agent (Bruce Willis) investigates through his own surrogate, until its destruction forces him to face the world on his own. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 21

Whip It—Watch a sneak preview of Drew Barrymore's directorial foray into the rough and tough world of rollerderby. Ellen Page is Bliss Cavendar, an outcast in small-town Texas who is extremely uncomfortable in her mother's (Marcia Gay Harden) world of beauty pageants and conformity. When Bliss meets the Hurl Scouts, a rollerderby team, she digs out her old Barbie doll roller skates, starts practicing and finds her calling in throwing elbows and jumping over bodies on the roller derby track. Also starts Jimmy Fallon, Kristen Wiig and Juliette Lewis. (PG-13) Edwards 21

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