At the theaters

Friday, June 22, 2007

New at the theaters

'1408'

Starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack and Tony Shalhoub. Renowned horror novelist Mike Enslin only believes what he can see with his own two eyes. After a string of bestsellers discrediting paranormal events in the most infamous haunted houses and graveyards around the world, he scoffs at the concept of an afterlife. He checks into suite 1408 of the notorious Dolphin Hotel for his latest project, Ten Nights in Haunted Hotel Rooms. Defying the warnings of the hotel manager, the author is the first person in years to stay in the reputedly haunted room. Rated PG-13 for thematic material, disturbing sequences of violence and terror, frightening images and language, running time 94 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Evan Almighty'

Starring Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham and John Goodman. Newscaster Evan Baxter leaves Buffalo behind when he wins a seat in Congress. Moving his wife and family to northern Virginia, he seems to have it made. Then God throws a crisis of biblical proportions at his feet: The Lord wants him to build an ark and line up all the animals two-by-two in preparation for a flood. Rated PG for mild rude humor and some peril, running time 90 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Live Free or Die Hard'

Starring Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Maggie Q, Timothy Olyphant and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. An attack on the vulnerable United States computer infrastructure begins to shut down the entire nation. The mysterious figure behind the shattering scheme has figured out every digital angle -- but he never figured on an old-fashioned, "analog" fly in the ointment: John McClane. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, language and a brief sexual situation, running time 130 minutes. Starts Wednesday. (Cape West Cine)

'A Mighty Heart'

Starring Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman and Irfan Khan. Based on Mariane Pearl's memoir detailing the tragic story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death, the story covers Danny's reasons for being in Karachi, Pakistan, the complete story of his abduction, the intense effort of his wife to find him during the weeks following his disappearance and his eventual murder. Rated R for horror violence, some sexual content and language, running time 108 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

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'Disturbia'

Starring Shia LaBeouf, Sarah Roemer, Carrie-Anne Moss and David Morse. Distressed by his father's untimely death, a teenager (LaBeouf) begins acting out and soon finds himself under house arrest after getting into trouble one too many times. To help pass the time stuck indoors, he begins spying on his neighbors, only to become convinced that the guy living across the street is killing young women. Rated PG-13 sequences of terror and violence and some sexuality, running time 103 minutes. Ends Tuesday. (Cape West Cine)

'Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer'

Starring Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon, Laurence Fishburne and Doug Jones. The enigmatic, intergalactic herald, the Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As he races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost. Rated PG sequences of action violence, some mild language and innuendo, running time 90 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Knocked Up'

Starring Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl and Paul Rudd. Rising journalist Allison Scott hits a serious bump in the road after a one-night stand with an irresponsible slacker results in pregnancy. Rather than raise the baby on her own, she decides to give him a chance to prove he is father material. However, he is unsure if he is ready to be a parent, and both wonder if they would be compatible lifetime partners. Rated R for sexual content, drug use and language, running time 122 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Mr. Brooks'

Starring Kevin Costner, Dane Cook, Demi Moore and William Hurt. Earl Brooks is a loving family man and a local business icon. But Mr. Brooks is deeply flawed and very aware of it. He is addicted to killing. Struggling with his pathology, he tries to quit, but his alter ego, "Marshall," has an altogether different idea. Detective Tracy Atwood, battling with her own demons, is extremely frustrated at the lack of clues left by the mysterious killer. Rated R for strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, nudity and language, running time 120 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Nancy Drew'

Starring Emma Roberts, Josh Flitter and Max Thieriot. Accompanying her father on a business trip to Hollywood, Nancy Drew investigates the long-unsolved death of a beautiful movie star. Nancy's resourcefulness and personal responsibility are put to the test when she finds herself in the middle of the fast-living, self-indulgent world of Hollywood. Rated PG mild violence, thematic elements and brief language, running time 100 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Ocean's 13'

Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle and Bernie Mac. Danny Ocean and the gang would have only one reason to pull off their most ambitious and riskiest casino heist -- to defend one of their own. Ruthless casino owner Willy Bank never imagined that the odds were against him when he double-crossed Danny Ocean's friend and mentor Reuben Tishkoff. He may have taken down one of the original Ocean's 11, but he left the others standing and, worse for him, gave them a shared purpose: to take Bank down on the night of what should be his greatest triumph -- the grand opening of his new casino, appropriately named The Bank. Rated PG-13 for brief sensuality, running time 113 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'

Starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann join forces with Capt. Barbossa to free Jack Sparrow from Davy Jones' locker. Meanwhile, the crew of The Flying Dutchman ghost ship wreak havoc on the Seven Seas. The friends must navigate through dangerous waters to confront infamous Chinese pirate Sao Feng. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action/adventure violence and some frightening images, running time 165 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Shrek the Third'

Starring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas and Julie Andrews. When Shrek married Fiona, the last thing he had in mind was becoming the next king. But when Shrek's father-in-law, King Harold, suddenly dies, that is exactly what he faces. Unless Shrek (with the help of his trusted companions Donkey and Puss In Boots) can find a suitable king for Far Far Away, the ogre could be stuck with the job. Rated PG for some crude humor, suggestive content and swashbuckling action, running times 95 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Spider-Man 3'

Starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and Thomas Haden Church. Having settled into his relationship with M.J. and come to terms with being Spider-Man, Peter Parker is one happy fellow. But not for long. Soon his love life is complicated by an old flame, Gwen Stacy; two new baddies are on his tail; and Harry Osborn suffers conflicted feelings about his old pal and a potential secret identity. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence, running time 139 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Surf's Up'

Starring the voices of Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel and Jon Heder. Teenage Rockhopper penguin Cody Maverick, an up-and-coming surfer, enters his first pro competition. Followed by a camera crew to document his experiences, Cody leaves his family and home in Shiverpool, Antarctica, to travel to Pen Gu Island for the Big Z Memorial Surf Off. Rated PG for mild language and some rude humor, running time 85 minutes. (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 motorcycle trip. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content and some violence, running time 100 minutes. Ends Tuesday. (Cape West Cine)

-- From staff reports

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