At the theaters 10/14/05
Friday, October 14, 2005
New at the theaters
Starring Keira Knightley, Mena Suvari and Christopher Walken. Domino Harvey, a former model and the daughter of actor Laurence Harvey, leaves her life of luxury in Beverly Hills to become a bounty hunter. Along with her partner, Ed Martinez, she spends the next three years firing off countless rounds of ammo in south Los Angeles. Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual content/nudity and drug use, running time 120 minutes. (Cape West Cine)
Starring Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning and Kris Kristofferson. Ben Crane was once a great horseman, but now he bides his time training the horses of rich businessmen. Sonya was a great horse whose career was suddenly cut short by a broken leg. Considered as good as dead by her owner, who also happens to be Ben's boss, Sonya is given to Ben as severance pay. Ben's young daughter, Cale, convinces him to pursue a seemingly impossible goal: winning the Breeders' Cup Classic. Rated PG for brief mild language, running time 98 minutes. Sneak preview Sunday only. (Cape West Cine)
Starring Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst and Susan Sarandon. After costing his company millions of dollars, Drew Baylor travels back to his Kentucky hometown for his father's funeral. Along the way, he meets Claire, a flight attendant who becomes very assertive in her quest to hook up with Drew. Meanwhile, he's got to deal with his painfully quirky family. Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual references, running time 123 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)
Starring Tom Welling, Maggie Grace and Selma Blair. A century in the past, off the coast of Northern California, a horrible shipwreck that might have involved foul play killed a crew of sailors. Now, their ghosts are back for revenge, traveling in the form of an eerie fog -- bad news for the residents of a small town. Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, running time 100 minutes. (Cape West Cine)
Still in theaters
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. Andy's buddies think "it" may finally happen, until they learn that Andy and Trish's relationship is based on a firm "no sex" policy. Rated R for pervasive sexual content, language and some drug use; running time 116 minutes. (Cape West Cine)
Starring the voices of Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Emily Watson. In this Tim Burton animated film, Victor, a villager in a small 19th-century European town, is taken to the underworld to marry a corpse bride. Surprisingly, the afterlife isn't that disagreeable, and it's a lot more exciting than his strict Victorian society. Rated PG for some scary images and action, and brief mild language, running time 75 minutes. (Cape West Cine)
Starring Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard and Erika Christensen. After the unexpected death of her husband, airplane designer Kyle Pratt takes her daughter, Julia, on board a state-of-the-art 474 aircraft to fly from Berlin to New York. In the middle of the nonstop flight, Julia seemingly disappears without a trace. Kyle begins to panic when the crew, including Capt. Rich and Air Marshal Gene Carson, claim the girl never boarded the plane at takeoff. Rated PG-13 for violence and some intense plot material, running time 92 minutes. (Cape West Cine)
Starring Clifton Powell, Yolanda Adams and Dwayne Boyd. Fusing the music of popular gospel singers with a plot based on the parable of the prodigal son, this drama explores the workaday lives of a group of churchgoers. Rated PG for thematic elements including suggestive material, and mild language, running time 115 minutes. (Cape West Cine)
'Greatest Game Ever Played'
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Stephen Dillane and Peter Firth. Young golfer Francis Ouimet and his 10-year-old caddie become unlikely participants in the 1913 U.S. Open tournament and take on the defending British champion, Harry Vardon. Rated PG for some brief mild language, running time 100 minutes. (Cape West Cine)
'The History of Violence'
Starring Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello and Ed Harris. Tom works at a diner in a small town with his wife, Edie. Their peaceful lives are interrupted when Tom thwarts an attempted robbery and becomes a local hero. After seeing him on TV, a couple of mobsters show up on the scene, pegging Tom as a guy who's wronged them in the past. Rated R for strong brutal violence, graphic sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use, running time 95 minutes. (Cape West Cine)
'In Her Shoes'
Starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine. Two sisters, one an irresponsible party girl named Maggie and the other an ambitious attorney named Rose, clash when they move in together. When Maggie refuses to get a job, Rose gives her the boot, forcing Maggie to shack up with a grandmother she never knew she had. Rated PG-13 for thematic material, language and some sexual content, running time 130 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)
'Into the Blue'
Starring Paul Walker, Jessica Alba and Josh Brolin. In the shark-filled waters of the Bahamas, sexy skin-divers Jared and Sam discover millions of dollars' worth of sunken loot from a cargo ship. Unfortunately, they're not the only ones who want to cash in. Soon, a crew of dangerous criminals swoops in, threatening to take the treasure at any cost. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence, drug material, some sexual content and language, running time 90 minutes. (Cape West Cine)
'Just Like Heaven'
Starring Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo and Donal Logue. An architect living in San Francisco falls in love with a female spirit he's found in his closet. The woman whose ghost he's wooing has been in a coma at a local hospital for the past six months, and unless he can intervene, her body will be taken off life support. Rated PG-13 for some sexual content; running time 100 minutes. (Cape West Cine)
Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins and Jake Gyllenhaal. The daughter of a brilliant mathematician has to come to terms with her father's mental illness and, eventually, his death. She's inherited his skill with numbers and begins to wonder whether she's prone to mental illness too. Rated PG-13 for some sexual content, language and drug references, running time 99 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)
Starring Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres and Alan Tudyk. This big-screen version of the short-lived TV series "Firefly" is set 500 years in the future and focuses on space captain Malcolm Reynolds and his crew, who make a living with petty crime and transporting people throughout space. After they pick up their latest passengers they realize that they're now being hunted by the Alliance, an out-of-control government that's out to bring the rogue sections of the galaxy under control. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, and some sexual references, running time 119 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)
'Two for the Money'
Starring Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo, Armand Assante, Jeremy Piven, and Jamie King. A star college football player blows out his knee, forcing him to consider other career options. He's hired by a man who runs a big-time sports-gambling business, and soon he's on the way to the top. Rated R - for pervasive language, a scene of sexuality and a violent act, running time 125 minutes. (Cape West Cine)
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Justin Long, Anna Faris, Robert Patrick Benedict, Chi McBride, Luis Guzmán, and David Koechner. Several 20-somethings work in a chain restaurant called Shenanigan's, and while the place is seen as just a dead-end job by most of them, it at least affords plenty of opportunities to sit around talking about sex and playing food service-related practical jokes. Rated R for strong crude and sexual humor, pervasive language and some drug use, running time 93 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)
'Wallace and Gromit'
Starring the voices of Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham-Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Kay, Liz Smith, and Nicholas Smith. In the last few days before the Giant Vegetable Competition, Wallace and Gromit are in business, running a humane pest control company to protect their town's vegetables from pesky rabbits. Their business gets confusing, however, when a mysterious beast starts destroying vegetable gardens. Lady Tottington calls on the duo to save the day by humanely capturing the beast, but will her stuck-up suitor, Victor Quartermaine, get to it first? Rated G, running time 100 minutes. (Cape West Cine)
-- From staff reports