Opening Belle A mixed-race young woman struggles to find her place in the bigoted world of 18th century England. (PG) (Nickelodeon)
Blended Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler take a sure-to-be-intelligent-and-racially sensitive trip to Africa. Psych! (PG-13) (Regal Columbia, AMC Dutch Square, Regal Sandhill, Carmike 14)
X-Men: Days of Future Past Through some time-bending telepathy, two generations of mutants strive to save the future. Nerds rejoice. (PG-13) (Regal Columbia, AMC Dutch Square, Regal Sandhill, Regal Pastime Pavilion, Carmike 14)
About Last Night Two couples journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world. (R)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 The second installment of the second — and thus far inferior — Spidey film series pits our hero against three formidable villains. (PG-13)
Bears Born cute, brown bears grow to become formidable forest dwellers. Witness the transformation courtesy of Disney Nature. (G)
Brick Mansions Now deceased Paul Walker kicks one last batch of cinematic ass in this over-the-top crime thriller. (PG-13)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier An Avenger reckons with an enemy he helped create. Also, Robert Redford in a comic book movie! (PG-13)
Divergent It’s teen drama in the shadow of an impending holocaust in this story of beautiful people with special talents and a government out to get them. (PG-13)
Draft Day Not an army movie, though the prospect of drafting for the routinely dreadful Cleveland Browns isn’t much better. (PG-13)
Godzilla Gareth Edwards ventures to bring some grit back to Godzilla after Roland Emmerich's oh-so-silly 1998 misfire. (PG-13) [online copy corrected]
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson brings his storybook style to a good old-fashioned murder caper. (PG-13)
A Haunted House 2 A Haunted House was to ghosts what Scary Movie was to slashers. Care for a second helping? (R)
Heaven Is For RealA little boy returns from a near-death experience with memories of heaven. Cue the faith testing. (PG)
Legends of Oz: Dorothy Returns It’s back to Oz in a computer-animated adventure sure to frustrate every parent forced to suffers through it. (PG)
Million Dollar ArmFailing sports agent seeks first elite pitcher from India in a bid to save his career — Disney style. (PG)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Based on the beloved cartoon, this computer-animated adventure will do its best not to stomp on your childhood memories. (PG)
Need for Speed A near-impossible cross-country race against time — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. (PG-13)
Neighbors A new dad (Seth Rogen) gets caught in a pissing contest with his frat-president neighbor (Zac Efron).(R)
Noah Darren Aronofsky takes on yet another protagonist driven in a way none of his peers understand. But this time dude has an ark. (PG-13)
The Other Woman Three women wronged by the same serial cheater collaborate to get their revenge. (PG-13)
The Quiet Ones A scholarly team seeks a scientific explanation for demonic possession with predictably spooky results. (PG-13)
Rio 2 More brightly colored computer animation. More strangely hip and intelligent birds. This time in the jungle. (G)
Son of God Another big-screen re-telling of the tale of Jesus Christ. This one promises to focus on his uplifting aspects. (PG-13)
Transcendence A dying Johnny Depp has his consciousness digitized, becoming an all-powerful megalomaniac. Because of course he does. (PG-13)
Back to School Tattoo Specials
Magnum Ink is offering 1/2 off all tattoos for students over 18 as well as 2 for $60 on letters or numbers for state employees. 1405 Rushmore Road, Suite B, right off of Broad River.
A two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
Limited Seating—Reserve Now!
VIP Tables available for David Nail on August 22 at Jillian’s. Call to reserve: (803) 799-1688. More tickets available online.
Not Your Typical Greek Restaurant
Ariana’s in West Columbia serves up delicious all-natural, low carb dishes, as well as homemade bread and baklava. Come try the best salad dressing in town! Location info and hours here.
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
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U.S. Security Associates
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Real Estate Spotlight
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