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Openings in Columbia SC: Maleficent; A Million Ways to Die in the West

By Free Times
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Opening

Maleficent Angelina Jolie portrays the titular witch from Sleeping Beauty in a Wicked-esque “true story” adaptation. (PG) (Carmike Wynnsong, AMC Dutch Square, Regal Sandhil, Regal Pastime Pavilion, Regal Columbiana) [online copy corrected]

A Million Ways to Die in the West After unexpected success making a Ted(dy) bear say dirty words, Seth MacFarlane raunches up the Old West. (R) (AMC Dutch Square, Regal Sandhill, Regal Columbiana)

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