At the theaters 1/13/06

Friday, January 13, 2006

New at the theaters

'Glory Road'

Starring Josh Lucas, Derek Luke and Austin Nichols. This basketball drama is based on the true story of college coach Don Haskins (Lucas), who led his Texas Western team, which featured five African-American starters, to victory over an all-white Kentucky squad in the 1966 NCAA championship, making them the first such team to clinch the title. Rated PG for racial issues including violence and epithets, and mild language, running time 109 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Hoodwinked'

Starring the voices of Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close and Jim Belushi. This animated movie is "Little Red Riding Hood" in reverse: Chief Grizzly and Detective Bill Stork investigate a break-in at Granny's house. The prime suspect: Red herself! Rated PG for some mild action and thematic elements, running time 95 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Last Holiday'

Starring Queen Latifah, LL Cool J and Timothy Hutton. A shy cookware sales clerk thinks that she's dying of terminal cancer and decides to take one last dream vacation to Europe. While staying at a posh hotel, she becomes friends with the guests and staff. Rated PG-13 for some sexual references, running time 112 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Producers'

Starring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and Uma Thurman. Max Bialystock is a past-his-prime producer who swindles elderly ladies out of their money. Leo Bloom is a mousy auditor whose book-checking inspires Bialystock: He'll launch an intentionally terrible production, presell tickets and make off with the cash once it bombs. Their stooge: a no-name playwright named Franz Liebkind. Rated PG-13 for sexual humor and references, running time 134 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Tristan and Isolde'

Starring James Franco, Sophia Myles and Rufus Sewell. Based on a medieval legend, a young English knight wins the hand of the girl for an Irish king, but he can't keep his secret love for Isolde hidden for long. Soon, the affair gets out and threatens the truce between two countries. Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences and some sexuality, running time 125 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

Still in theaters

'BloodRayne'

Starring Kristanna Loken, Ben Kingsley and Michelle Rodriguez. BloodRayne, a sexy hybrid of vampire and human, is a member of the Brimstone Society, which hunts down supernatural threats. She's given her deadliest assignment yet: Kill Kagan, king of the vampires. Rated R for strong bloody violence, some sexuality and nudity, running time 94 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Casanova'

Starring Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller and Jeremy Irons. Notorious playboy Casanova meets his match in Venetian babe Francesca, who seems to be the only woman able to resist his charms. Through the clever use of disguise, Casanova gets closer to her, but he finds that pursuing Francesca might also endanger his life. Rated R for some sexual content, running time 108 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Cheaper by the Dozen 2'

Starring Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt and Eugene Levy. Tom Baker and his wife, Kate, head to Lake Winnetka with their 12 children for a family vacation. But their time off becomes anything but relaxing after they engage in a competition with rival dad Jimmy Murtaugh. Rated PG for some crude humor and language, running time 94 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'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. Ends Saturday, starts Sunday at Cape West Cine. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'The Chronicles of Narnia'

Starring Tilda Swinton, Rupert Everett and Dawn French. 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, running time 132 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'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)

'Grandma's Boy'

Starring Allen Covert, Linda Cardellini and Frank Coraci. A video game tester in his mid-30s moves in with his grandmother and her two senior roommates, but he tells all his friends he's living with hot babes. Rated R for drug use and language throughout, strong crude and sexual humor, and nudity, running time 96 minutes. (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 to compete in a tournament 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)

'Hostel'

Starring Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson and Eythor Gudjonsson. College buddies Paxton and Josh backpack through Europe with their friend Oli, an Icelandic friend they met along the way. He leads the two Americans to a Slovakian town that's rumored to have a hostel stocked with beautiful Eastern European women. Surprisingly, this turns out to be true, and Paxton and Josh are soon hooking up with Natalya and Svetlana. However, things take a darker turn when they discover the cheap, babe-filled lodge holds a terrifying secret. Rated R for brutal scenes of torture and violence, strong sexual content, language and drug use, running time 95 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'King Kong'

Starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody. A gigantic ape is discovered 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)

'Memoirs of a Geisha'

Starring Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe and Gong Li. Just prior to World War II, a young Japanese girl is taken from her impoverished family to work in a geisha house. Sayuri rises through the ranks to become one of the country's most famous geisha. But all the while, she's haunted by memories of a man she met in her youth. Rated PG-13 for mature subject matter and some sexual content, running time 144 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Munich'

Starring Eric Bana, Daniel Craig and Ciaran Hinds. In the aftermath of the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, a secret squad is assembled to assassinate 11 Palestinians believed to be responsible for planning the killings. Avner (Bana) is charged with leading the specialists brought together to execute the operation. Rated R for strong graphic violence, some sexual content, nudity and language, running time 164 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'The Ringer'

Starring Johnny Knoxville, Brian Cox and Katherine Heigl. With a dead-end job and a pile of debt, Steve Barker decides that the best way to get ahead is to pretend to be mentally disabled so he can fix the Special Olympics. When his fellow Olympians realize he's a fake, they recruit Steve to help them take down the reigning champion. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and some drug references, running time 94 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Rumor Has It'

Starring Jennifer Aniston, Shirley MacLaine and Mark Ruffalo. Sarah agrees to marry her boyfriend, even though she's not sure it's the right thing to do. Meanwhile, her career has hit the skids, leaving her writing obituaries at "The New York Times." At her sister's wedding, Sarah meets Internet millionaire Beau, who has a secret connection to her family. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content, crude humor and a drug reference, running time 97 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Walk the Line'

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon and Robert Patrick. This biopic about Johnny Cash, the legendary country icon, 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. (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 eight children. Rated PG for some mild crude humor, running time 90 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

-- From staff reports

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