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Cinemark Denton 2825 Wind River Lane off I-35E. 940-535-2654. www.cinemark.com .

Movie Tavern 916 W. University Drive. 940-566-FILM (3456). www.movietavern.com .

Rave Motion Pictures 8380 S. I-35E, Hickory Creek. 940-321-2788. www.movietickets.com .

Silver Cinemas Inside Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. 940-387-1957.

 

OPENING FRIDAY

 

Step Up Revolution Newly arrived in Miami, an aspiring dancer falls for the leader of a local dance crew, and together they battle a wealthy developer. With Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick, Misha Gabriel and Peter Gallagher. Rated PG-13, 97 minutes. — Los Angeles Times

 

NOW PLAYING

 

The Amazing Spider-Man (***1/2) It’s impossible to avoid the comparisons, so we may as well just get them out of the way early so we can move on. This reboot is pretty much different in every way from the staggeringly successful Marvel Comics-inspired trilogy that preceded it. Much of that has to do with the central performance from Andrew Garfield, who plays Peter Parker as a misunderstood outsider, a rebel with a chip on his shoulder. That slightly arrogant attitude gives the whole movie a restless, reckless energy. Emma Stone is bright as ever as Peter’s love interest, Gwen Stacy, with Rhys Ifans nicely underplaying his role as Spider-Man’s nemesis. Directed by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer). Rated PG-13, 138 minutes. — The Associated Press

The Dark Knight Rises (**1/2) Director Christopher Nolan directs the last of his three Batman films with Christian Bale again playing the dark knight. A villain (Tom Hardy) steals a nuclear weapon and threatens to blow up Gotham, while several other plot points play out in this overwritten opus. Anne Hathaway, as an undesignated Catwoman, and Marion Cottillard appear as eye-candy femme fatales. A mediocre movie, not bad — just not as good as earlier versions. Rated PG-13, 164 minutes. — Boo Allen

Magic Mike (***1/2) Steven Soderbergh (Contagion, Ocean’s 11) makes movies about sexy subjects, then strips away the sexiness about them. Now he’s directed Magic Mike, about the cheesy world of male stripping in the cheesy setting of Tampa, Fla. It all seems glamorous and thrilling at first, though, for Alex Pettyfer’s character, Adam, who serves as our guide once the more established Mike (Channing Tatum) recruits him to be a dancer at the Club Xquisite male revue. With Matthew McConaughey and Joe Manganiello. Rated R, 110 minutes. — AP


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