At the theaters 8/10/07

Friday, August 10, 2007

New at the theaters

'Rush Hour 3'

Starring Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker and Max von Sydow. In Paris, chief inspector Lee and detective James Carter encounter the Chinese Triad crew. The unlikely cop duo continue their unique brand of crime-fighting and high-kicking comedy. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action violence, sexual content, nudity and language, running time 90 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Skinwalkers'

Starring Jason Behr, Elias Koteas and Rhona Mitra. In the small town of Huguenot, Timothy approaches his thirteenth birthday, unaware this milestone marks the time of his transformation. His mother Rachel fears her son's health is deteriorating. But those around him -- those who have guarded him since birth -- know Timothy is a half-blood and that when the red moon is full, he will finally have the power to control his family's destiny. Rated PG-13 intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual material and language, running time 110 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Stardust'

Starring Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro. To win the heart of Victoria, a beautiful but cold object of his desire, a young man named Tristan ventures into the realm of fairies to retrieve a fallen star. What Tristan finds, however, is not a chunk of space rock, but a striking girl named Yvaine. However, Tristan is not the only one seeking the star. A king's four sons need the star as they vie for the throne. Tristan must also overcome the evil witch Lamia, who needs the star to achieve eternal beauty. Rated PG-13 for fantasy violence and some risque humor, running time 128 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

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'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 best sellers 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)

'Bourne Ultimatum'

Starring Matt Damon, Julia Stiles and David Strathairn. Jason Bourne is hunted by the people who made him what he is. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets and a new generation of highly trained killers. Bourne has only one objective: to go back to the beginning and find out who he was. He must travel from Moscow, Paris, Madrid and London to Tangier and New York City as he continues his quest to find the real Jason Bourne, all the while trying to outmaneuver the scores of cops, federal officers and Interpol agents with him in their crosshairs. Rated PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of action, running time 111 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Bratz'

Starring Nathalia Ramos, Janel Parrish and Logan Browning. Yasmin, Jade, Sasha and Cloe are best friends and fashion mavens. The well-dressed quartet face unexpected challenges to their lifelong bond when they enter Carry Nation High, where senior Meredith Baxter Dimly rules the school's social cliques with an iron fist. As peer pressure threatens to divide the girls forever, they must band together and learn the meaning of true empowerment. Rated PG for thematic elements, running time 90 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Hairspray'

Starring John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken. In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her status as a new teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show. Rated PG for language, some suggestive content and momentary teen smoking, running time 107 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes and Gary Oldman. Harry Potter returns for his fifth year at Hogwarts and discovers much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about his recent encounter with Lord Voldemort. Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge appoints Professor Dolores Umbridge to the infamous position of Defense against the Dark Arts teacher, seemingly leaving the young witches and wizards to fend for themselves. Harry takes matters into his own hands and secretly forms a group of students, the self-proclaimed "Dumbledore's Army," prepping them for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead. Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images, running time 138 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Hot Rod'

Starring Andy Samberg, Isla Fisher and Jorma Taccone. Rod Kimble, a self-proclaimed stuntman, grew up believing he's the son of Evel Knievel's test-rider, a courageous stuntman who died in his prime. Rod is committed to fulfilling his father's legacy. Rod lives at home with his loving mom Marie, jerk of a stepfather Frank and nerdy stepbrother Kevin. He doesn't have a job and can usually be found doing stunts on his mo-ped, attempting to jump over everything from milk trucks to public swimming pools. When his stepfather gets sick and needs a $50,000 operation, Rod attempts to raise the money by undertaking his biggest stunt ever: jumping 15 buses, one more than Evel Knievel himself ever dared. Rated PG-13 for crude humor, language, some comic drug-related and violent content, running time 88 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry'

Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Jessica Biel. Chuck Levine and Larry Valentine are firefighters and true-blue buddies. When Larry, a widower, learns he cannot name his children as beneficiaries on his life insurance policy, he needs a big favor from Chuck: Sign on as Larry's domestic partner. The pals unexpectedly become front-page news and must carry the masquerade to extremes when an overzealous bureaucrat becomes suspicious of their true relationship. Rated PG-13 for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, language and drug references, running time 110 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. Rated R for sexual content, drug use and language, running time 122 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'License to Wed'

Starring Mandy Moore, John Krasinski and Robin Williams. Ben Murphy and his fiancee, Sadie Jones, have always dreamed of getting married in a traditional wedding at the family church. The problem is St. Augustine's only has one wedding slot available in the next two years, and its charismatic pastor, Rev. Frank, won't bless Ben and Sadie's union until they pass his patented, foolproof marriage-prep course. Rated PG-13 for sexual humor and language, running time 100 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Live Free or Die Hard'

Starring Bruce Willis, Justin Long and Maggie Q. An attack on the vulnerable U.S. 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. (Cape West Cine)

'No Reservations'

Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart and Abigail Breslin. Master chef Kate Armstrong lives her life like she runs her kitchen at a trendy Manhattan eatery -- with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. Kate's perfectionist nature is put to the test when she "inherits" her 9-year-old niece Zoe, while contending with a brash new sous chef who joins her staff. High-spirited and freewheeling, Nick Palmer couldn't be more different from Kate, but the chemistry between them is undeniable. Rivalry becomes romance, but Kate will have to learn to express herself beyond the realm of her kitchen if she wants to connect with Zoe and find true happiness with Nick. Rated PG for some sensuality and language, running time 105 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Ratatouille'

Starring the voices of Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano, Janeane Garofalo, Ian Holm, Peter Sohn, Brian Dennehy, Brad Garrett and Peter O'Toole. Remy is a little rat with big dreams of becoming a world-class chef. Rated G, running time 110 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Rescue Dawn'

Starring Christian Bale, Steve Zahn and Jeremy Davies. During the Vietnam War, German-born Dieter Dengler, a U.S. fighter pilot, is shot down over Laos and taken captive by enemy soldiers. Interned in a POW camp, he and his fellow prisoners endure torture, hunger and illness while they await their chance to escape. Dengler has no intention of sticking around the nightmarish camp, so he begins to dream up an escape plan that takes his fellow prisoners by surprise with its savvy and audacity. Rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense war violence and torture, running time 125 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Simpsons Movie'

Starring the voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria. Homer Simpson must save the world from a catastrophe he himself created. A vengeful mob descends on the Simpson household. The family makes a narrow escape, but is soon divided by both location and conflict. As the fates of Springfield and the world hang in the balance, Homer embarks on a personal odyssey of redemption -- seeking forgiveness from Marge, the reunion of his splintered family and the salvation of his hometown. Rated PG-13 for irreverent humor throughout, running time 87 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Transformers'

Starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel. This is a live-action version of the popular cartoon series, which finds the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons landing on planet Earth and fighting for the Allspark, their most valued power source. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor and language, running time 145 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Underdog'

Starring Jason Lee, Peter Dink­lage and John Slattery. After an accident in the mysterious lab of maniacal scientist Dr. Simon Barsinister, an ordinary beagle unexpectedly finds himself with unimaginable powers and the ability to speak. Armed with a fetching superhero costume, Underdog vows to protect the beleaguered citizens of Capitol City and, in particular, one beautiful spaniel named Polly Purebred. When a sinister plot by Barsinister and his overgrown henchman Cad threatens to destroy Capitol City, only Underdog can save the day. Rated PG for rude humor, mild language and action, running time 84 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

-- From staff reports

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