At the theaters 2/10/06

Friday, February 10, 2006

New at the theaters

'Curious George'

Starring the voices of Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore and David Cross. The Man in the Yellow Hat accidentally transplants a curious young monkey, George , from the jungle to the big city. Once there George sets off on all sorts of misadventures. Rated G, running time 88 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Final Destination 3'

Starring Ryan Merriman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Texas Battle. A high-school senior has a premonition in which she dies in a roller-coaster accident along with three of her friends. She uses her knowledge of the future event to cheat death but the Grim Reaper isn't happy about that and comes to seek his revenge. Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, language and some nudity, running time 92 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Firewall'

Starring Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany and Virginia Madsen. The wife and family of a man working as the head of security for a multinational bank are kidnapped. To get them back, he has to circumvent his own security system to steal $37 million from the bank as ransom, after which he has to catch the kidnapper to clear his name from the predictable embezzlement accusations. Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence, running time 105 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'New World'

Starring Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer and August Schellenberg. In 1607, a crew of English explorers sponsored by the Virginia Company lands in North America. On board is John Smith (Farrell), a rebellious man sentenced to hang. As soon as they drop anchor, the crew discovers that the land is inhabited by a complex empire of native tribes, ruled by the chieftain Powhatan. Rated PG-13 for some intense battle sequences, running time 135 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Pink Panther'

Starring Steve Martin, Jean Reno and Beyoncˇ Knowles. A famous soccer celeb is murdered and his ring stolen, a ring set with the Pink Panther diamond. Chief inspector Dreyfus assigns the case to inspector Jacques Clouseau, a man with a penchant for bumbling his way to success, and gendarme Gilbert Ponton, a stuffy Frenchman. Along for the ride: international pop superstar Xania. Rated PG for occasional crude and suggestive humor and language, running time 93 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

Still in theaters

'Annapolis'

Starring James Franco, Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster. When Jake, a blue-collar teen, gets accepted into the prestigeous Naval Academy at Annapolis, he finds that there are still plenty of battles ahead. Barely making it as a plebe, Jake decides to prove his mettle by entering the Navy boxing competition known as the Brigade Championships. Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual content and language, running time 108 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Big Momma's House 2'

Starring Martin Lawrence, Nia Long and Emily Procter. FBI agent Malcolm Turner goes undercover as the rather enormous old lady known as Big Momma. To avert a national security disaster, he takes a job as a nanny/ housekeeper in a suspected baddie's house, only to be trapped with three annoying children. Rated PG-13 for some sexual humor and a humorous drug reference, running time 99 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Brokeback Mountain'

Starring Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal and Randy Quaid. In 1963 Wyoming and Texas, a rodeo cowboy named Jack and a ranch hand called Enis take a summer job tending a flock of sheep on forest-service land. The entirely unexpected outcome: a torrid affair between the two men. Later in their lives, they go their separate ways and find wives, but the memory of that summer refuses to fade. Rated R for sexuality, nudity, language and some violence, running time 134 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Capote'

Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Clifton Collins Jr. Author Truman Capote reads a newspaper story about the true-life murder of a rural Kansas family and decides he wants to write the story of the killings. Heading to the Sunflower State with his childhood friend, Harper Lee , Capote becomes fascinated by the ensuing manhunt and the killers themselves, writing the story of all he sees, which eventually became the fictionalized true-crime story "In Cold Blood." Rated R for some violent images and brief strong language, running time 115 minutes. (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)

'End of the Spear'

Starring Chad Allen, Louie Leonardo and Chad Allen. A savage killer from a remote Amazon tribe becomes grandfather to the grandchildren of the North American man he killed. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, running time 111 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)

'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 MPAA Rating 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 Belush. 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)

'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)

'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)

'Nanny McPhee'

Starring Emma Thompson, Colin Firth and Angela Lansbury. The widowed Mr. Brown and his seven misbehaving children, led by eldest Simon, have scared away 17 previous nannies. Brown fears that the latest, Nanny McPhee, is going to be another name on that unfortunate list. But soon the children notice that their usual shenanigans don't work on the new nanny. In fact, they lead to serious consequences. Rated PG for mild thematic elements, some rude humor and brief language, running time 99 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Something New'

Starring Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker and Mike Epps. Kenya is a woman totally dedicated to her career as a Los Angeles accountant, and she's on the verge of making partner. But this has left her love life lacking, despite the creation of a checklist she's made for idea traits in a man. After spending Valentine's Day alone, Kenya goes on a blind date with Brian, a man who's not exactly ideal. After all, he's a gardener. Surprisingly, they get along. Rated PG-13 for sexual references, running time 100 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Underworld: Evolution'

Starring Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman and Bill Nighy. Vampire Selene and hybrid Lycan Michael must find the oldest immortal member of the vampire clan to explain the death of Viktor before the vampires and Lycans clash with each other. Rated R for pervasive strong violence and gore, some sexuality/nudity and language, running time 105 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'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)

'When a Stranger Calls'

Starring Camilla Belle, Brian Geraghty and Tommy Flanagan. A teenage baby sitter (Bell) gets a phone call from a mysterious stranger, asking, "Have you checked the children lately?" Eventually the police realize the call is coming from inside the house! Rated PG-13 for intense terror, violence and some language, running time 87 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

-- From staff reports

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