At the theaters 12/16/05

Friday, December 16, 2005

New at the theaters

'The Family Stone'

Starring Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker and Dermot Mulroney. The son of the Stone family returns home with his prissy girlfriend. The family's response to the girlfriend is decidedly less-than-tepid, so she calls her sister to come and support her. Rated PG-13 for some sexual content including dialogue, and drug references; running time 102 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Fun with Dick and Jane'

Starring Jim Carrey, Tˇa Leoni and Angie Harmon. After losing their high-paying jobs, Jane and Dick Harper turn to crime to keep up their standard of living. Rated PG-13 for brief language, some sexual humor and occasional humorous drug references; running time 90 minutes. Starts Wednesday. (Cape West Cine)

'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang'

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer and Michelle Monaghan. After he walks in on an audition for a cop movie, a petty thief finds himself with a high-profile acting gig. Now he just needs to research his role. He enlists a detective to show him the ropes, which leads them both to a real murder that may involve the thief's high-school dream girl. Rated R for language, violence and sexuality/nudity; running time 102 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

Still in theaters

'Aeon Flux'

Starring Charlize Theron, Marton Csokas and Jonny Lee Miller. 400 years from now, disease has wiped out the majority of Earth's population, save for the residents of Bregna, a city-state protected by a giant wall and ruled by scientists. Aeon Flux is an operative for the Monican Rebellion, an underground group led by the Handler who wants Aeon to kill the government's leader. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and sexual content; running time 95 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'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)

'The Chronicles of Narnia'

Starring Tilda Swinton, Rupert Everett, Dawn French, Georgie Henley, and Skandar Keynes. Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are separated from their parents in London during the German air raids of World War II. They are sent to the country for safety and find a magic wardrobe that transports them to the mystical world of Narnia. Rated PG for battle sequences and frightening sequences; running time 132 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'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 blackmails them. Rated R for strong disturbing violence, language and some sexuality; running time 100 minutes. Ends Tuesday.(Cape West Cine)

'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. In his fourth year at Hogwarts, Harry is selected under mysterious circumstances as a contestant a tournament to compete against the best young wizards from schools all over Europe. But 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)

'In the Mix'

Starring Usher Raymond, Chazz Palminteri and Robert Davi. This musical drama follows an aspiring music producer who works as a bodyguard for a Mafia boss. Trouble brews when the producer falls for the Mafioso's daughter. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, violence and language; running time 123 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Just Friends'

Starring Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart and Chris Klein. A womanizing music exec, who became a player after the girl he longed for in high school told him she just wanted to be friends, reconnects with the woman as an adult and is determined to win her over. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and dialogue; running time 94 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'King Kong'

Starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, and Andy Serkis. This movie tells the story of the discovery of a gigantic ape on an isolated piece of land called Skull Island by a documentary filmmaker. The director manages to capture the creature, known as King Kong, and bring him back to New York City, where Kong escapes and runs amok, finally climbing the Empire State Building. Rated PG-13 for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images; running time 187 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Pride & Prejudice'

Starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfayden and Claudine Blakley. This adaptation of the classic 19th-century novel by Jane Austen is the story of the initial misunderstandings and later mutual attraction between the heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, and the haughty Mr. Darcy. Rated PG for some mild thematic elements; running time 127 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Syriana'

Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Tim Blake Nelson, and Jeffrey Wright. This political thriller is set in the Cold War era during a global fight for control over the world's oil supply. The stories of a CIA operative, an up-and-coming oil broker, a prince and a corporate lawyer collide as the fighting for the world's most valuable resource heats up. Rated R for violence and language; running time 126 minutes. (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. (Cape West Cine)

-- From staff reports

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