At the theaters 10/20/06

Friday, October 20, 2006

NEW AT THEATERS

'Flags of our Fathers'

Starring Jamie Bell, Ryan Phillippe, Robert Patrick, Barry Pepper and Paul Walker. In February 1945, the United States closes in on victory in Europe, but the battle in the Pacific still rages on. A photographer captures a photo during the battle of Iwo Jima, an image of men raising the flag that is destined to become a symbol strong enough to raise morale back home. But as they're paraded around the country in an effort to sell war bonds, the surviving flag raisers begin to wonder who the real heroes of the battle were. Rated R for sequences of graphic war violence and carnage, and for language, running time 132 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Flicka'

Starring Alison Lohman, Maria Bello, Dallas Roberts and Tim McGraw. On a ranch in Wyoming, young Katie aspires to one day run the family spread, even though her father is grooming her brother for the job. Katie finds and tames a wild horse and names it Flicka. Rated PG for some mild language, running time 95 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Marie Antoinette'

Starring Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn, Judy Davis, Asia Argento and Marianne Faithfull. When betrothed to King Louis XVI, the Austrian-born Marie Antoinette enters the French court, rebels against Versailles and becomes France's most misunderstood monarch. Stripped of her riches, imprisoned and beheaded by her own subjects, the queen of France becomes a symbol of excess. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and innuendo, running time 123 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'The Prestige'

Starring Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Michael Caine and Piper Perabo. In early 20th-century London, a magician develops a rivalry with another conjuror after he devises a seemingly impossible new trick. Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, running time 135 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

STILL PLAYING

'The Departed'

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlberg and Ray Winstone. Billy Costigan is an undercover cop South Boston assigned to infiltrate a mob syndicate run by a boss named Costello . Meanwhile, a young criminal, Colin Sullivan, has embedded himself in the police department's Special Investigation Unit. Both their lives become endangered when the two organizations realize they have moles within their ranks. Rated R for strong violence, language, sexual content and drug material, running time 152 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Employee of the Month'

Starring Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson, Dax Shepard, Efren Ramirez and Harland Williams. A couple of employees at a Costco-like super store compete for the affections of a new co-worker by trying to win the Employee of the Month award. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, and language, running time 103 minutes. (Cape Town Plaza)

'The Grudge 2'

Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Amber Tamblyn, Arielle Kebbel, Teresa Palmer and Jennifer Beals. In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister. The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt to unlock its secret to save their lives. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence and some sensuality, running time 95 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Guardian'

Starring Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Clancy Brown, Sela Ward, Melissa Sagemiller and Travis Willingham. Ben Randall is a maverick teacher who trains rescue swimmers for the Coast Guard. Randall shows the talented Jake Fischer how to become a member of his team, only for danger to loom large when the men set off on a trip to Alaska. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action/peril, brief strong language and some sensuality, running time 135 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Jackass Number 2'

Starring Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Preston Lacy and Ryan Dunn. In the sequel to their surprise 2002 hit, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and Bam Margera put their health and dignity on the line in another round of potentially body-mangling antics. Rated R for extremely crude and dangerous stunts throughout, sexual content, nudity and language, running time 95 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Man of the Year'

Starring Robin Williams, Laura Linney, Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum and Lewis Black. Many talk show hosts harbor lofty ambitions, but few would go to the extremes of Tom Dobbs. After entering the race for president as a joke, Dobbs is in for quite a surprise when he proves to be more popular than anyone could have imagined. Rated PG-13 for language including some crude sexual references, drug related material, and brief violence, running time 115 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Marine'

Starring John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Drew Powell, Kelly Carlson and Robert Patrick. John Triton is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged -- -against his will -- from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when his wife is kidnapped by a murderous gang led by a merciless criminal named Rome. With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, sensuality and language, running time 93 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'One Night with the King'

Starring Tiffany Dupont, Omar Sharif, John Rhys-Davies, Luke Goss and Peter O'Toole. Tale of Esther, an orphan girl living in Babylon, who became the queen of the Persian king Xerxes. Rated PG for violence, some sensuality and thematic elements, running time 116 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Open Season'

Starring the voices of Martin Lawrence, Ashtonn Kutcher, Jon Favreau and Debra Messing. A domesticated grizzly bear named Boog meets a deer named Elliot in the woods during hunting season, and the two try to find their way out of the forest while avoiding the hunters. Rated PG for some rude humor, mild action and brief language, running time 86 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest'

Starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Bill Nighy. Captain Jack owes a blood debt to the legendary Davy Jones, captain of the dreaded Flying Dutchman. He threatens to curse Jack if he can't settle up. Soon-to-be-married Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann join Jack on a quest to find the Dead Man's Chest. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of adventure, violence, including frightening images, running time 151 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'School for Scoundrels'

Starring Jon Heder, Billy Bob Thornton, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jacinda Barrett, David Cross and Sarah Silverman. A shy young man enrolls in a course on how to succeed with women. Unfortunately, his sleazy teacher has designs on the woman of the hero's dreams. Rated MPAA Rating PG-13 for language, crude and sexual content, and some violence, running time 100 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning'

Starring Jordana Brewster, Cyia Batten, Andrew Bryniarski, Diora Baird and Matthew Bomer. The prequel to "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" tells us how Leatherface became a psycho. Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, language and some sexual content, running time 91 minutes. (Cape Town Plaza)

-- From staff reports

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