At the theaters 9/9/05

Friday, September 9, 2005

New at the theaters

'Exorcism of Emily Rose'

Starring Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson and Campbell Scott. After the Catholic Church officially recognizes the demonic possession of a 19-year-old college student, it dispatches a priest to perform an exorcism. But the girl dies during the procedure, and soon the priest is on trial for negligence. Rated PG-13 for thematic material, including intense/frightening sequences and disturbing images, running time 114 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'The Man'

Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy and Miguel Ferrer. Federal agent Derrick Vann has 24 hours to recover a pile of stolen weapons and find his former partner's killers. When the bad guys mistake salesman Andy Fiddler for the gun buyer, Vann has to get Andy to pose as the front man in a sting operation. Rated PG-13 for language, rude dialogue and some violence, running time 79 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

Still in theaters

'40-Year-Old Virgin'

Starring Steve Carell, Catherine Keener and Paul Rudd. Unlike most 40-year-old men, retail clerk Andy Stitzer hasn't had sex. Ever. His co-workers try to help him out, but nothing works. But then Andy meets Trish, a 40-year-old single mother of three. Rated R for pervasive sexual content, language and some drug use, running time 116 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Brothers Grimm'

Starring Matt Damon, Heath Ledger and Jonathan Pryce. Terry Gilliam directs this revisionist adventure story that loosely follows the fairy tale-telling brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Rated PG-13 for violence, frightening sequences and brief suggestive material, running time 118 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Cave'

Starring Cole Hauser, Morris Chestnut and Eddie Cibrian. Jack and his brother, Tyler, gather a team of professional cave explorers to investigate a newly discovered underground ecosystem in Romania. But once they're a mile underground they have a run-in with a nasty new breed of flesh-hungry beast. Rated PG-13 for intense creature violence, running time 100 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

Starring Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore and AnnaSophia Robb. Charlie Bucket finds one of five golden tickets for a guided tour of Willy Wonka's surreal candy-making factory. Rated PG for quirky situations, action and mild language, running time 116 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Constant Gardener'

Starring Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz and Danny Huston. When activist Tessa Quayle is found murdered in Northern Kenya, her widower, Justin, suspects that she had been having an affair. As Justin begins investigating Tessa's death, he uncovers a conspiracy involving pharmaceutical companies in the United States and the local Kenyan government. Rated R for language, some violent images and sexual content/nudity, running time 129 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'The Dukes of Hazzard'

Starring Jessica Simpson, Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Burt Reynolds and Willie Nelson. This update of the old TV series finds Bo and Luke Duke and their hot cousin Daisy running moonshine with Uncle Jesse in order to save the family farm from Hazzard County's commissioner, Boss Hogg. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, crude and drug-related humor, language and comic action violence, running time 105 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Fantastic Four'

Starring Michael Chiklis, Ioan Gruffudd and Chris Evans. After an accident in space, a team of scientists find that their DNA has been forever altered. The result? Superpowers, of course. Together, dubbed the Fantastic Four, they take on the evil Dr. Doom. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action, and some suggestive content, running time 110 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Four Brothers'

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin and Garrett Hedlund. Four brothers set out to avenge the murder of their mother. Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and some sexual content, running time 102 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'March of the Penguins'

Morgan Freeman narrates the story of thousands of Antarctic penguins who march across the frozen wasteland in order to mate. Rated G, running time 80 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Must Love Dogs'

Starring Diane Lane, John Cusack and Elizabeth Perkins. After a bad breakup, Sarah Hurlihy swears off men, but her sister puts Sarah's profile on a dating Web site, saying that all respondents "must love dogs." But Sarah doesn't even have a dog herself! When a hot dog-owner replies, Sarah borrows her bro's canine to cover up the lie. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, running time 100 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Red Eye'

Starring Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy and Kyle Gallner. Lisa Reisart hates to fly, but her fears are put at ease when she meets a handsome stranger who's on the same flight. But the man reveals himself to be a psycho planning to kill the head of Homeland Security. Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence, and language, runing time 85 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Sky High'

Starring Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston and Michael Angarano. In a world where superheroes are common, Jeremy, the son of Commander Stronghold and Jetstream, attends a high school for superteens. But Jeremy is the only one without a superpower. Rated PG for action violence and some mild language, running time 100 minutes. (Cape West Cine)


Starring Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx. Three elite pilots take to the skies to defeat an artificially intelligent drone fighter that's gone totally nuts after being hit by lightning. Rated PG-13 for intense action, some violence, brief strong language and innuendo, running time 120 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Transporter 2'

Starring Jason Statham, Alessandro Gassman and Amber Valletta. Ex-elite commando Frank Martin has retired to Miami and become a driver for a wealthy family with two young boys, Jack and Devon. When the two boys are kidnapped, Martin defies the FBI to get the boys back safely. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, sexual content, partial nudity and brief language, running time 88 minutes. (Cape West Cine)


Starring Nick Cannon, Roselyn Sanchez and Shawn Ashmore. Tre Stokes is a young Los Angeles cop called upon to solve a murder at an elite prep school. He goes undercover and soon finds himself falling for his new teacher. Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual references, drug material and some teen drinking, running time 95 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)


Starring the voices of Ewan McGregor, Ben Kingsley, Jim Broadbent and John Hurt. An undersized pigeon named Valiant dreams of joining the elite Royal Homing Pigeon Service in World War II. A sudden shortage in wingpower caused by falcon attacks is his big break, and soon he's on board for the company's most important mission yet. Rated G, running time 109 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'War of the Worlds'

Starring Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning and Miranda Otto. This Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation of the H.G. Wells story follows a deadbeat dad whose attempts at reconciling with his wife and children are interrupted by an alien invasion. Rated PG-13 for frightening scenes of sci-fi violence and disturbing images, running time 116 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Wedding Crashers'

Starring Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams. Two partying dudes crash weddings to meet girls. But things get complicated when one of them falls for a bridesmaid. Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language, running time 119 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

-- From staff reports

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