At the theaters

Thursday, September 27, 2007

New at theaters

'Feast of Love'

Starring Alexa Davalos, Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Radha Mitchell, and Jane Alexander. This thoroughly modern version of a Midsummer Night's Dream erupts in a tight-knit Oregon neighborhood. As local professor Harry Stevenson witnesses love whipping up mischief among the town's residents, all their stories intertwine into one remarkable romantic fable. Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language, running time 102 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'In the Valley of Elah'

Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon, James Franco, Jonathan Tucker, Frances Fisher, and Jason Patric. A police detective helps the parents of a soldier search for their son, who went missing soon after returning from Iraq. Rated R for violent and disturbing content, language and some sexuality/nudity, running time 114 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Kingdom'

Starring Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman and Jeremy Piven. When a terrorist bomb detonates inside a Western housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, an international incident is ignited. FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury quickly assembles an elite team and negotiates a secret five-day trip into Saudi Arabia to locate the madman behind the bombing. The FBI agents find their expertise worthless without the trust of their Saudi counterparts, who want to locate the terrorist on their own terms. They find a like-minded Saudi who helps them navigate royal politics and unlock the secrets of the crime scene. Rated R for intense sequences of brutal violence, and for language, running time 110 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

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'3:10 to Yuma'

Starring Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda, Gretchen Mol and Ben Foster. Outlaw Ben Wade terrorizes 1800s Arizona, especially the Southern Railroad, until he is finally captured. Wade must be brought to trial, so Dan Evans, the owner of a drought-stricken ranch, volunteers to escort him to the train. Along the trail, a grudging respect forms between the men, but danger looms at every turn, and the criminal's men are in pursuit. Rated R for violence and some language, running time 117 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Balls of Fury'

Starring Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez, Maggie Q, Thomas Lennon, James Hong and Robert Patrick. Down-and-out former professional Ping-Pong phenom Randy Daytona is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI agent Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Daytona is determined to bounce back and recapture his former glory, and to smoke out his father's killer -- one of the FBI's Most Wanted, archfiend Feng. Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor and language, running time 90 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. (Cape West Cine)

'The Brave One'

Starring Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews, Carmen Ejogo, Nicky Katt and Mary Steenburgen. When a brutal attack leaves Erica Bain badly wounded and her fiance dead, she is unable to move past the tragedy. She begins prowling the city streets at night to track down the men she holds responsible. Her dark pursuit of justice catches the public's attention, and the city is riveted by her anonymous exploits. Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality, running time 120 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Dragon Wars'

Starring Jason Behr, Amanda Brooks, Robert Forster, Craig Robinson and Elizabeth Pena. Based on the Korean legend, unknown creatures will return and devastate the planet. Reporter Ethan Kendrick is called in to investigate, and he arrives at the conclusion that a girl stricken with a mysterious illness named Sarah is supposed to help him. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and creature action, running time 110 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Eastern Promises'

Starring Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl and Sinead Cusack. The mysterious and ruthless Nikolai is tied to one of London's most notorious organized crime families. His carefully maintained existence is jarred when he crosses paths with Anna, an innocent midwife trying to right a wrong, who accidentally uncovers potential evidence against the family. Now Nikolai must put into motion a harrowing chain of murder, deceit and retribution. Rated R for strong brutal and bloody violence, some graphic sexuality, language and nudity, running time 100 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'The Game Plan'

Starring The Rock, Kyra Sedgwick, Morris Chestnut, Roselyn Sanchez and Madison Pettis. Quarterback Joe Kingman is known as one of the toughest players to ever take the field. But his dream is suddenly sacked for a loss when he discovers Peyton, the daughter he never knew existed, on his doorstep. Now, just as his career is soaring, Joe must learn to juggle his old lifestyle of parties, practices and dates with supermodels while tackling the new challenges of ballet, bedtime stories and baby dolls -- all without fumbling. Rated PG for some mild thematic elements, running time 110 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Good Luck Chuck'

Starring Dane Cook, Jessica Alba, Dan Fogler, Ellia English, Sasha Pieterse and Lonny Ross. A man breaks up with his long-time girlfriend only to see her get engaged to the next guy she dates. The same pattern occurs with his next girlfriend, and continues to repeat. All of a sudden he finds himself becoming a lucky charm for women, who all want to date him. Rated R for sequences of strong sexual content including crude dialogue, nudity, language and some drug use, running time 96 minutes. (Cape West Cine)


Starring Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Scout Taylor-Compton and Daeg Faerch. This is an entirely new take on the highly successful film and terrifying "Halloween" legacy that began in 1978. While revealing a new chapter in the established Michael Myers saga, it will surprise both classic and modern horror fans with a departure from prior films in the Halloween franchise. Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence and terror throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity and language, running time 109 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)

'Mr. Bean's Holiday'

Starring Rowan Atkinson, Emma De Caunes, Max Baldry, Willem Dafoe and Jean Rochefort. When London's wet weather becomes too much to bear, pratfall-prone Mr. Bean heads to the French Riviera for some fun in the sun. As usual, his plans do not go smoothly, and he is mistaken for both a kidnapper and an award-winning filmmaker when he arrives with a Romanian director's son and an aspiring actress in tow. Rated G, running time 90 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Mr. Woodcock'

Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott and Susan Sarandon. For students at Forest Meadow Middle School, P.E. is not playtime, but an exercise in mental and physical humiliation administered by Mr. Woodcock. For author John Farley, the painful memories of being in Mr. Woodcock's class have been replaced by the self-confidence gained from becoming a successful writer and motivational speaker. John learns his mother has fallen in love with Woodcock and tries to disrupt the relationship. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, thematic material, language and a mild drug reference, running time 90 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Resident Evil: Extinction'

Starring Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Ashanti and Mike Epps. Alice, now in hiding in the Nevada desert, once again joins forces with Carlos Olivera and L.J., along with new survivors Claire, K-Mart and Nurse Betty to try to eliminate the deadly virus that threatens to make every human being undead and to seek justice. Rated R for strong horror violence throughout and some nudity, running time 95 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'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)


Starring Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader and Seth Rogen. High-school seniors Seth and Evan have high hopes for a graduation party: The co-dependent teens plan to score booze and babes so they can finally be part of the in-crowd, but their separation anxiety and two bored police officers complicate the pair's self-proclaimed mission. Rated R for crude and sexual content, language, drinking, drug use and a fantasy/comic violent image, running time 114 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Sydney White'

Starring Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton and Matt Long. College freshman Sydney White arrives at Southern Atlantic University, determined to pledge her late mother's sorority. Unfortunately, she finds that the sisterhood has changed since her parent's day. Banished to a condemned house, Sydney joins forces with seven outcasts to take over the student government and win equal rights for nerd and noted alike. Rated PG-13 for some language, sexual humor and partying, running time 90 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)


Starring Jason Lee, Peter Dink-lage 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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