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) (AMC Dutch Square, Carmike Wynnsong, Regal Sandhill, Regal Columbiana Grande, Regal Pastime Pavilion)
3 Days to Kill A dying Secret Service Agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life — in exchange for one last assignment. (PG-13)
About Last Night Two couples journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world. (R)
Bears Born cute and cuddly, brown bears grow to become formidable forest dwellers. Witness the transformation courtesy of Disney Nature. (G)
Brick Mansions The 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 No, this isn’t an army movie, though the prospect of drafting for the routinely dreadful Cleveland Browns isn’t much better. (PG-13)
The Grand Budapest Hotel The now deceased Paul Walker kicks one last batch of cinematic ass in this over-the-top crime thriller. (PG-13)
Gravity A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (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 Real A little boy returns from a near-death experience with memories of heaven. Cue the faith testing. (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)
Muppets Most Wanted James Bobin, the director of 2011’s touching and tastefully irreverent Muppets reboot, goes for round two. (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)
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)
Oculus A woman attempts to prove that the murder her brother committed was actually supernatural. Cue the spooks. (R)
The Other Woman Three women wronged by the same serial cheater collaborate to get their revenge. (PG-13)
Philomena A world-weary journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago. (PG-13)
The Quiet Ones A scholarly team seeks a scientific explanation for demonic posession 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)
Sabotage Aging Arnold Schwarzenegger goes guns-blazing against a drug cartel led by slumming Terrence Howard. (PG-13)
Transcendence A dying Johnny Depp has his consciousness digitized, becoming an all-powerful megalomaniac. Because of course he does. (PG-13)
Tax-Free Weekend at Best Mattress
With big savings from July 31st-August 2nd, you can afford handcrafted quality. Free bed frame and pillows on any Full, Queen, or King set $599 and above! Click for locations and hours.
Columbia’s Largest Sidewalk Sale
Shop local this tax free weekend! Devine Street and Five Points are teaming up for a massive sidewalk sale featuring great in-store specials from all your favorite retailers and a Saturday art stroll. Read more hereand here!
New Downtown Dessert and Coffee Bar!
Tony’s Italian Eatery has teamed up with Southern Charm Sweets to bring you the highest quality dessert selection in the downtown area. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2. Find us on Facebook!
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage is offering 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
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Real Estate Spotlight
Concord Park From the $150’s. Off 12th St. Extension. 803.419.2227. mungo.com
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ST. ANDREWS COMMONS APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Close to everywhere YOU WANT TO BE! 1200 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
WATERFORD APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Prime location, and plenty of space. Live large at Waterford Apartments. Bring in our ad in Free Times for $50 off your application fee. 1340 Longcreek Dr., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
GABLE HILL APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR’s available with many amenities. Surround yourself with Southern comforts at Gable Hill Apartments! Bring in our ad in Free Times for $50 off your application fee. 310 Ross Rd, Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
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