At the theaters 3/30/07

Friday, March 30, 2007

New at the theaters

'Blades of Glory'

Starring Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Jenna Fischera and Craig T. Nelson. Two disgraced Olympic ice skaters banned from the sport because of drug use find a way to sneak back into the competition. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, a comic violent image and some drug references, running time 93 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Firehouse Dog'

Starring Josh Hutcherson, Bruce Greenwood, Bree Turner, Dash Mihok and and Steven Culp. Hollywood's hottest stunt dog gets lost during a shoot and befriends a lonely child and his single dad, eventually becoming the beloved mascot of the local fire station. Rated PG for sequences of action peril, some mild crude humor and language, running time 112 minutes. Starts Wednesday. (Cape West Cine)


Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Isla Fisher and and Jeff Daniels. Who better to assist in a bank heist than the mentally challenged janitor, whom nobody will suspect is criminally minded? Rated R for language, some violence, and sexual content, running time 99 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Meet the Robinsons'

Starring the voices of Angela Bassett, Daniel Hansen, Wesley Singerman, Spencer Fox, Adam West and Tom Selleck. Twelve-year-old Lewis, a born inventor, is also an orphan who desperately wants to find his birth family. A mysterious stranger, Wilbur Robinson, claims he can take Lewis to meet them. Rated G, running time 102 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Peaceful Warrior'

Starring Ashton Holmes, Nick Nolte, Scott Mechlowicz, Amy Smart and Agnes Bruckner. Dan Millman is a gifted young gymnast heading for the Olympic Games. But he lets girls and wild parties derail his track to the gold medal. After a motorcycle accident lands him in the hospital, he meets a stranger who teaches him to tap into an inner peace. Rated PG-13 for sensuality, sex references and accident scenes, running time 120 minutes. (Cape West Cine)



Starring Gerard Butler, Vincent Regan, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Michael Fassbender and Rodrigo Santoro. During the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fight to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army in an effort to inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy. Rated R for graphic battle sequences, some sexuality and nudity, running time 117 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'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 for sexual content including dialogue, some mature thematic material and partial nudity, running time 102 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Dead Silence'

Starring Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta and Bob Gunton. A young widowed husband reluctantly returns to his sleepy hometown to attend his wife's funeral. While there, the grieving groom investigates the village's dark past, which includes a murdered ventriloquist whose death has eerie connections to his wife's own premature demise. Rated R for horror violence and images, running time 89 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'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 hes 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)

'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. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'The Hills Have Eyes 2'

Starring Michael McMillian, Daniella Alonso, Michael Bailey Smith, Jeff Kober, Jay Acovone and Philip Pavel. A contingent of National Guardsmen on a training mission in the southwestern desert are set upon by that mutant family. Rated R for prolonged sequences of strong gruesome horror violence and gore, a rape and language, running time 89 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'The Last Mimzy'

Starring Timothy Hutton, Chris O'Neill, Rainn Wilson, Patrick Gilmore and Joely Richardson. A box of toys from the future gives a couple of kids superpowers, which they use to terrorize their parents and teachers. Rated PG for some thematic elements, mild peril and language, running time 98 minutes. Sneak Preview Sunday. (Town Plaza Cinema)


Starring Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, Nia Long and Amber Valletta. A woman's life is peachy -- hot husband, cute children, big house. Then her husband dies in a car crash -- but not really. She thinks that his death was a premonition, and now she must run around to try to prevent the seemingly inevitable. Rated PG-13 for some violent content, disturbing images, thematic material and brief language, running time 97 minutes. (Cape West Cine)


Starring Tom Arnold, Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Scott Reeves and Trevor Morgan. In Philadelphia in the 1970s, Jim Ellis hoped to counter the rough and tumble lives led by inner-city kids by drafting several of them into a swim team, which was no easy task. But through hard work and sheer determination, Ellis helped lead his students all the way up to the state championships. Rated PG for 104, running time 106 miinutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Reign Over Me'

Starring Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows and Ted Raimi. After losing his wife and children in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Charlie goes into a severe depression and retreats from the world. Luckily, he runs into his old college roommate, Alan, who feels sorry for his old friend and does his best to draw him back out. Rated R for language and some sexual references, running time 125 minutes. (Cape West Cine)


Starring Mark Wahlberg, Michael Pena, Rhona Mitra and Danny Glover. An assassin who gave up his carefree killing lifestyle after accidentally shooting an innocent person is convinced to return for one last job. However, after being framed for assassinating the president, the killer must find the real shooter and clear his own name. Rated R strong graphic violence and some language, running time 125 minutes. (Cape West Cine)


Starring the voices of Patrick Stewart, Mako, James Arnold Taylor, Mikey Kelley, Mitchell Whitfield and Nolan North. Having resoundly defeated their enemy, The Shredder, the four ninja amphibians retreat to their lair in the sewers hoping to live a more peaceful life. Unbeknownst to them, however, a multimillion dollar industrialist, Maximillian J. Winters, begins to conjure up an army of nasty beasts to conquer New York City. Rated PG for animated action violence, some scary cartoon images and mild language, running time 90 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'The Ultimate Gift'

Staring Drew Fuller, James Garner, Ali Hillis, Abigail Breslin and Brian Dennehy. Jason (Drew Fuller) has grown up to become a total spoiled brat, relying on handouts from his crotchety grandfather (James Garner). When grandpa finally kicks the bucket, Jason thinks he's hit the jackpot. But built into the old man's will are a series of tasks that Jason must complete before he can inherit any money, and which may finally teach him how to be a man. Based on the book by Jim Stovall. Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence and language. Ends Tuesday. (Cape West Cine)

'Wild Hogs'

Starring John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy and Tichina Arnold. Four middle-aged friends decide to rev up their routine suburban lives with a freewheeling motorcycle trip. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content and some violence, running time 100 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

-- From staff reports

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