At the theaters 1/16/07

Friday, February 16, 2007

New at the theaters


Starring Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Kathleen Quinlan, Gary Cole, Laura Linney and Dennis Haysbert. Eric O'Neill's dream of becoming a big-time agent in the FBI is finally coming true; he's been promoted to work with renowned operative Robert Hanssen. But O'Neill soon realizes that he's supposed to spy on Hanssen -- a suspected traitor within the organization. Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language, running time 115 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Bridge to Terabithia'

Starring Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel and Robert Patrick. Jess Aarons is an 11-year-old boy, aiming to be the fastest runner in his grade, until the new girl, Leslie Burke, shows up and proves that she can run faster than all of the boys. Despite their athletic rivalry, the two become friends and share their vast imaginations with each other, ultimately creating the world of Terabithia, a magic kingdom hidden deep in the woods, where they must battle the Dark Master. Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, some peril and mild language, running time 96 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Daddy's Little Girls'

Starring Louis Gossett, Gabrielle Union, and Idris Elba. In Tyler Perry's follow-up to "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" and "Madea's Family Reunion," single father Monty loses custody of his three young daughters to his corrupt ex-wife. Desperate to win his girls back, Monty enlists the help of an attractive, hard-nosed attorney named Julia. As a garage mechanic, Monty is Julia's complete opposite, yet an unexpected romance brews. Rated PG-13 for thematic material, drug and sexual content, some violence and language, running timer 95 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Ghost Rider'

Starring Nicolas Cage, Wes Bentley, Eva Mendes, Sam Elliott, Peter Fonda and Donal Logue. The story is based on the Marvel character Johnny Blaze, a motorcycle stuntman who becomes the host of a "spirit of vengeance" in exchange for the safety of his true love. At night he's transformed into a fiery demon with superpowers who chases bad guys. Rated PG-13 for horror, violence, and disturbing images, running time 115 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Music and Lyrics'

Starring Drew Barrymore, Hugh Grant, Brad Garrett and Kristen Johnston. A singer whose career has slid into oblivion, has his lack of success rubbed in his face when he's asked to write a hit song for a teen pop princess. Stuck on composing music for somebody else, the distraught vocalist enlists the lyric-writing help of a goofy young lady. Rated PG-13 for some sexual content, running time 96 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)


'Because I Said So'

Starring Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore and Piper Perabo. A mother is desperate to find the right man for her daughter. Rated PG-13 Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, some mature thematic material and partial nudity, running time 102 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Blood and Chocolate'

Starring Agnes Bruckner, Hugh Dancy and Olivier Martinez. This fantasy tale follows a werewolf whose pursuit of a lover becomes complicated when she has to fend off the unwanted attentions of a rival for her affections. Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, some sexuality and substance abuse, running time 98 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Catch and Release'

Starring Timothy Olyphant, Jennifer Garner and Juliette Lewis. After a woman's husband dies, she discovers that she didn't actually know him all that well. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some drug use, running time 112 minutes. (Cape West Cine)


Starring Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy and Danny Glover. Based on the Tony-winning Broadway musical, this '60s-era story follows three young singers -- Effie, Deena and Lorrell -- as they try to cross over to the pop charts. They're discovered at a talent competition by an ambitious manager, who offers them the opportunity to become the backup singers for headliner James "Thunder" Early. Rated PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug content, running time 131 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Hannibal Rising'

Starring Gaspard Ulliel, Rhys Ifans, Gong Li and Richard Brake. During WWII, young Hannibal Lecter evades both the Nazi war machine and the Soviet menace to grow up relatively peacefully in France with an aunt. But after a chance meeting with some former war criminals, Hannibal begins to develop the darker side of his personality -- the much, much darker side. Rated R for strong grisly violent content and some language/sexual references, running time 117 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Messengers'

Starring Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller and John Corbett. A family hoping for a quiet, peaceful life on a sunflower farm have their idyllic existence ruined when a mysterious drifter shows up on their doorstep. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing violence and terror, running time 91 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)


Starring Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton and Cuba Gooding Jr. Eddie Murphy stars as both a nebbish guy and his overbearing fiance, whom he tries to dump once he meets the girl of his dreams. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, some nudity, and language, running time 100 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Pursuit of Happyness'

Starring Will Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Thandie Newton and Jaden Smith. Based on the life of Chris Gardner, a self-made millionaire, this drama stars Will Smith as a man who finds himself jobless and homeless at age 30, living in a San Francisco train station with his infant son. Determined to beat the odds, he finds work as a trainee at a brokerage firm and climbs the corporate ladder. Rated PG-13 for some language, running time 118 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'The Queen'

Starring Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen and James Cromwell. When news of the death of Princess Diana reaches the British public, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II retreats behind the walls of Balmoral Castle with her family, unable to comprehend the public response to the tragedy. For Tony Blair, the popular and newly elected prime minister, the people's need for reassurance and support from the royal family is palpable. As the unprecedented outpouring of emotion grows ever stronger, Blair must find a way to reconnect the queen with the British public. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, running time 103 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Stomp the Yard'

Starring Columbus Short, Meagan Good and Laz Alonso. An expert street dancer heads to Georgia to attend college, but there's this step-dancing competition that gets in the way of his studies and his love life. Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence, some sexual material and language, running time 95 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'We are Marshall'

Starring Matthew McConaughey, David Strathairn and Matthew Fox. After a plane crash claims the lives of 75 members of the Marshall University football team and its coaching staff, young coach Jack Lengyel and his assistant try to keep the program going, despite the emotional weight of the accident and the concerns of the community. Rated R for some violence, sexuality and language, running time 127 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

-- From staff reports

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