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ADAM—Hugh Dancy (The Jane Austen Book Club, Confessions of a Shopaholic) plays Adam, an intelligent young man living with Asperger's Syndrome in the chaos of New York City. Adam becomes distracted from his astrological calculations and deep thoughts when a beautiful woman moves into his apartment building. After Beth (Rose Byrne) begins to understand Adam's intricacies and learns the best way to communicate with him, she falls for him even though no one around her understands the attraction between the two. (PG-13) Flicks

THE FINAL DESTINATION—Nick O'Bannon (Bobby Camp) and his friends are hanging out at the race track when Nick experiences grisly visions about how the group will meet their untimely demise. Even though they escape one foretold ending, a series of freak accidents pick off one survivor after another. Watch people get knocked in the face by flying hunks of sharp metal, get ground up in escalators and brushed to death in the drive through car wash—all in 3D. (R) Edwards 21

HALLOWEEN II—Rob Zombie is back in the director's chair for the second installment of the holiday slasher film set in the fictional yet extremely creepy town of Haddonfield, Ill. Tyler Mane reprises his role as Michael Myers who proceeds to chase his little sister Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton) through the longs halls of a hospital. No one can help the girl when they have a two foot long blade sticking out of their backs. Blood-curdling screams are like music to Michael's ears. (R) Edwards 21

TAKING WOODSTOCK—Director Ang Lee takes a break from the tragedy genre with a foray into peace, love and music in the summer of 1969. The movie starring Demetri Martin, Liv Schreiber, Eugene Levy and Dan Fogler is adapted from the book by Elliot Tiber about his personal experience of organizing the three-day concert that remains a high point in the memories of an entire generation. The music and musicians of Woodstock take a backseat to the experience of the festival. The movie revolves around the muddy concertgoers, the organizers of Woodstock and the surprisingly non-violent action that took place in the rural fields of a 600-acre dairy farm in New York. (R) Flicks, Edwards 21