At the theaters 11/18/05

Friday, November 18, 2005

New at the theaters

'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'

'Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. In his fourth year at Hogwarts, Harry faces his greatest challenges and dangers yet. When he is selected under mysterious circumstances as a contestant in the Triwizard Tournament, Harry must compete against the best young wizards from schools all over Europe. But as he prepares, signs begin to point to the return of Lord Voldemort. Before long, Harry is playing not just for the Cup, but for his life. Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images, running time 157 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Ice Harvest'

Starring John Cusack, Connie Nielsen and Billy Bob Thornton. A guy teams with a strip club proprietor and a dim mob lawyer to steal money from Kansas City's mob boss. Little does the lawyer know that he's in for some serious double-crossing and Christmas chaos. Rated R for violence, language and nudity, running time 88 minutes. Starts Wednesday. (Cape West Cine)

'Rent'

Starring Cory DuVal, Rosario Dawson and Taye Diggs. Based on Jonathan Larson's award-winning Broadway musical, the film chronicles a group of New York artists struggling with identity and artistic integrity in an HIV-positive world. Roommates Roger and Mark, a songwriter and recovering addict and a guerrilla filmmaker, respectively, must find a way to pay their former roommate-turned-landlord when he decides to renege on his promise to provide them with rent-free living. Rated PG-13 for strong language and thematic material involving drugs and sexuality, running time 135 minutes. Starts Wednesday. (Cape West Cine)

'Yours, Mine and Ours'

Starring Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo and Sean Faris. A widowed Coast Guard admiral and a widow handbag designer fall in love and marry, much to the dismay of her 10 and his 8 children. Rated PG for some mild crude humor, running time 90 minutes. Starts Wednesday. (Cape West Cine)

'Walk the Line'

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon and Robert Patrick. This is a biopic about Johnny Cash, the legendary country icon and focuses on the singer's early career in Memphis, including his struggles with drug addiction. Rated PG-13 for some language, thematic material and depiction of drug dependency, running time 135 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

Still in theaters

'Chicken Little'

Starring the voices of Zach Braff, Joan Cusack and Garry Marshall. When an acorn falls to the ground, a young chicken thinks the sky is falling and causes widespread panic by spreading the inaccurate news to the rest of his animal friends. Later, after his reputation is ruined, the chicken is clobbered by a real piece of the sky as it falls to Earth. Rated G, running time 81 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Derailed'

Starring Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston and Vincent Cassel. A married ad exec meets a woman on his morning subway commute, and before long, they're having a hot affair. But the fling turns into something more dangerous when a criminal confronts them and blackmails them. Rated R for strong disturbing violence, language and some sexuality, running time 100 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Dreamer'

Starring Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning and Kris Kristofferson. Ben Crane was once a great horseman, but now he trains the horses of rich businessmen. Sonya was a great horse whose career was cut short by a broken leg. Ben's boss gives the horse 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. Ends Tuesday. (Cape West Cine)

'The Fog'

Starring Tom Welling, Maggie Grace and Selma Blair. The ghosts of shipwrecked sailors are back for revenge, traveling in the form of an eerie fog. That's bad news for the residents of a small town. Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, running time 100 minutes. Ends Tuesday. (Cape West Cine)

'Flightplan'

Starring Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard and Erika Christensen. 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 claim the girl never boarded the plane at takeoff. Rated PG-13 for violence and some intense plot material, running time 92 minutes. Ends Tuesday. (Cape West Cine)

'Get Rich or Die Tryin''

Starring Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Joy Bryant. This movie tells the story of an orphan who rejects his life of street crime and turns to music, becoming a smash success. Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content, sexuality and nudity, running time 134 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Good Night and Good Luck'

Starring David Strathairn, George Clooney and Robert Downey Jr. In the early days of broadcast journalism, TV newsman Edward R. Murrow takes on Sen. Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. Murrow and his staff bring to light the shady tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his search for communists. What results is a public feud and a backlash against McCarthy that cements Murrow's place in journalism history. Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language, running time 93 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Jarhead'

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx and Peter Sarsgaard. Anthony Swofford, a third-generation enlistee in the Marines, goes from boot camp to active duty in the first Gulf War. As an elite sniper under the command of a hardcore sergeant, Swofford and his fellow soldiers face an enemy they often can't see and a growing disillusionment over why they were sent to Iraq in the first place. Rated R for pervasive language, some violent images and strong sexual content, running time 115 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. Ends Tuesday. (Cape West Cine)

'Legend of Zorro'

Starring Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Giovanna Zacar'as. It's 1850, and Zorro has promised his wife, Elena, that he'll go back to living as Alejandro de la Vega. But he has second thoughts when an old villain threatens to unleash a threat that's been years in the making. Rated PG for sequences of violence/peril and action, language and a couple of suggestive moments, running time 129 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Saw 2'

Starring Donnie Wahlberg, Franky G. and Glenn Plummer. Serial killer Jigsaw is back, only this time instead of locking up two people in a room, he's got eight victims. They must play a disturbing game to determine who, if anyone, survives. Rated R for grisly violence and gore, terror, language and drug content, running time 92 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Wallace and Gromit'

Starring the voices of Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham-Carter and Ralph Fiennes. Wallace and Gromit are in business, running a humane pest control company to protect their town's vegetables from pesky rabbits when a mysterious beast starts destroying vegetable gardens. Lady Tottington calls on the duo to save the day. Rated G, running time 100 minutes.Ends Tuesday. (Cape West Cine)

'The Weather Man'

Starring Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine and Hope Davis. Dave Spritz, a TV weatherman in Chicago, gets his big chance: a spot on a popular morning show in New York City. While his career takes off, he finds that his relationship with his ex-wife and his children founders. Before long, he's in the middle of a painful divorce. He then turns to his father, a successful novelist, for advice on how to get his life in order. Rated R for strong language and sexual content, running time 102 minutes. Ends Tuesday. (Cape West Cine)

'Zathura'

Starring Tim Robbins, Josh Hutcherson and Jonah Bobo. This follow-up to "Jumanji" follows Danny and Walter Budwing, two brothers who discover a strange box while playing at a park. Inside the box is a jungle-themed board game and a second board, which is marked with a path to a purple planet called Zathura. Rated PG for fantasy, action and peril, and some language, running time 95 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

-- From staff reports

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