Coming to theaters 4/9/04

Friday, April 9, 2004

'The Alamo'

Starring Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Patrick Wilson, Jason Patric, Patrick Wilson, and Marc Blucas. In a small Texas town in the spring of 1836, roughly 200 men lost their lives defending the Alamo, a small mission building, from several thousand Mexican soldiers under the command of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. This movie retells the events surrounding that battle from multiple perspectives on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border. Rated PG-13 for sustained intense battle sequences, running time 137 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Ella Enchanted'

Starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwes, Patrick Bergin, Steve Coogan, and Eric Idle. Based on the award-winning novel by Gail Carson Levine, the story is about Ella of Frell, a young woman who was born with the "gift" -- given by a magical fairy godmother -- of absolute obedience. But when her inability to disobey orders threatens to keep her away from her true love, Prince Charmont, she sets out on a journey to rid herself of the curse. Rated PG for some crude humor and language, running time 95 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Girl Next Door'

Starring Elisha Cuthbert, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, James Remar, Paul Franklin Dano, and Christopher Marquette. Matthew, a straight-laced high-school senior with his eyes on Georgetown University and a career in politics, has his life turned upside down when he falls for the gorgeous girl next door, who happens to be a former porn star. Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some drug/alcohol use, running time 109 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Johnson Family Vacation'

Starring Cedric the Entertainer, Vanessa Williams, Bow Wow, Steve Harvey, Solange Knowles, and Gabby Soleil. A dysfunctional family traveling across the country to attend a family reunion in Missouri. Rated PG-13 for some sexual references, crude humor and brief drug material, running time 95 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'The Whole Ten Yards'

Starring Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet, Kevin Pollak, Clara Bellar, and Johnny Messner. In The Whole Nine Yards, a mild-mannered suburban dentist named Nick lives next door to Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski, an in-hiding mobster played by Bruce Willis. Now Nick is married to Jimmy's ex-wife, Cynthia, and Jimmy is married to Nick's former assistant, Jill St. Claire. Nick seeks Jimmy's help when Cynthia is kidnapped by the Hungarian mob. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some violence and language, running time 99 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

-- From staff reports

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