At the theaters

Friday, December 8, 2006

New at the theaters

'Apocalypto'

Starring Mayra Serbulo, Gerardo Taracena, Raoul Trujillo and Dalia Hernandez. Mel Gibson's historical epic follows the decline of the Mayan civilization 600 years ago, just before Spanish invaders conquered Central America. Rated R for sequences of graphic violence and disturbing images, running time 138 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Blood Diamond'

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Stephen Collins, Jimi Mistry, Ato Essandoh and Michael Sheen. In civil war-torn 1990s Sierra Leone, Danny Archer, a South African mercenary, and Solomon Vandy, a Mende fisherman, pursue a missing diamond. Rated R for strong violence and language, running time 138 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Unaccompanied Minors'

Starring Rob Corddry, Lewis Black, Dyllan Christopher, Wilmer Valderrama, Tyler James Williams and Brett Kelly. A quintet of children become stranded in an airport on Christmas Eve thanks to a massive blizzard. Rated PG for mild rude humor and language, running time 89 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

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'Borat'

Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Pamela Anderson and Ken Davitian. Kazakh reporter Borat travels to the United States. Rated R for pervasive strong, crude and sexual content including graphic nudity and language, running time 84 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Casino Royale'

Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Jeffrey Wright. James Bond's first "007" mission leads him to Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorists. Rated for intense sequences of violent action, a scene of torture, sexual content and nudity, running time 144 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Deck the Halls'

Starring Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito and Kristin Davis. One man's dream to create the biggest holiday light display in the world is turning another's world into a chaotic nightmare. Rated PG for some crude and suggestive humor and for language, running time 95 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Deja Vu'

Starring Denzel Washington, Jim Caviezel, Adam Goldberg and Bruce Greenwood. A sense of deja vu unexpectedly guides ATF agent Doug Carlin through an investigation of a crime. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images and some sensuality, running time 128 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Facing the Giants'

Starring Alex Kendrick, Jim McBride and James Blackwell. A high-school football coach uses some unorthodox methods to motivate his team. Rated PG for some thematic elements, running time 111 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Flushed Away'

Starring the voices of Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman and Ian McKellen. This animated feature tells the story of an uptown rat who ends up in the sewers of London. Rated PG for crude humor and some language, running time 85 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Fountain'

Starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. A man embarks on a thousand-year struggle to save the woman he loves. Rated R for some violence, running time 96 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Happy Feet'

Starring the voices of Nicole Kidman, Elijah Wood and Hugh Jackman. In the great nation of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica, you're nobody unless you can sing, which is bad news for Mumble, who is the worst singer in the world. But he sure can tap dance. Rated G, running time 108 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Holiday'

Starring Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Edward Burns, Jack Black, Kate Winslet and Eli Wallach. Desperate for a change of scenery, two women meet online and swap houses for the Christmas holiday, discovering that a change of address really can change your life. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some strong language, running time 135 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Nativity Story'

Starring Shohreh Aghdashloo, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Eriq Ebouaney, Ciaran Hinds, Alexander Siddig and Shaun Toub. In this biblical adaptation, Mary and Joseph are forced to leave their home of Nazareth and take an arduous 100-mile trek to Bethlehem so she can give birth in a manger. Rated PG for some violent content, running time 100 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

"Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause'

Starring Tim Allen, Alan Arkin and Martin Short. This time around, Santa, aka Scott Calvin, has to fight off Jack Frost, who wants to rule Christmas himself. Rated G, running time 92 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny'

Starring Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Tim Robbins and Ben Stiller. Two average Joes strive to become the "greatest band on Earth." Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content and drug use, running time 95 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Turistas'

Starring Melissa George, Josh Duhamel and Olivia Wilde. After a terrifying bus accident maroons a group of young hotties, they slowly discover that the white sand beaches and lush jungles conceal a dark, unsettling secret. Rated R for strong graphic violence and disturbing content, sexuality, nudity, drug use and language, running time 93 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Van Wilder 2'

Starring Kal Penn, Holly Davidson, Daniel Percival and Amy Steel. There's more wild partying and mayhem when Taj, from the first Van Wilder film, travels to England to teach a few snooty Oxford University students how to overcome their natural reticence. Rated R for pervasive crude sexual content, some nudity and language, running time 98 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

-- From staff reports

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