At the theaters 3/11/05

Friday, March 11, 2005

New at the theaters

'HOSTAGE'

Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollack, Ben Foster, Jonathan Tucker, Serena Scott Thomas, Marshall Allman, Michelle Horn and Jimmy Bennett. A former hostage negotiator retires to a small town to lead its police department. But he finds that his old skills come into play when a band of teenagers attempts to steal a family's car. The plan goes awry and the would-be crooks find themselves trapped in a high-security house, which contains some confidential information that's very valuable to different group of criminals. Rated R for strong graphic violence, language and some drug use, runningn time 113 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Passion Recut'

Starring Jim Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern, Monica Bellucci, Mattia Sbragia, Hristo Naumov Shopov and Claudia Gerini. The story takes place over the last 12 hours of Christ's life, on the day of his Crucifixion, and is in Latin and Aramaic. Rated R for senes of graphic violence, running time 120 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Robots'

Starring the voices of Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Mel Brooks, Greg Kinnear and Drew Carey. A young robot wiz named Rodney builds robots that he hopes will make the world a better place. After journeying to the big city, he falls for a female executive robot, collaborates with an aging innovator, and battles a sinister CEO. Rated PG for some brief language and suggestive humor, running time 90 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

Still in theaters

'ARE WE THERE YET?'

Starring Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen and Philip Daniel Bolden. Nick fancies a date with Suzanne, but she's stuck working in Vancouver, British Columbia. She's miserable because she misses her kids, 11-year-old Lindsay and 7-year-old Kevin. To impress Suzanne, Nick offers to drive the tykes up from Portland, Ore. But he doesn't know that the two are convinced no man is good enough for their mom. Rated PG for language and rude humor, running time 95 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Aviator'

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly and Alec Baldwin. This movie is about Howard Hughes, who went from wealthy Texas heir to billionaire tycoon. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, nudity, language and crash sequence, running time 166 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Because of Winn-Dixie'

Starring Jeff Daniels, Cicely Tyson, Dave Matthews and Eva Marie Saint. A 10-year-old girl moves to a small Florida town with her preacher father, where she befriends a stray dog whom she names Winn-Dixie. The mutt eventually allows her to repair her relationship with her dad. Rated PG for thematic elements and brief mild language. Running time 106 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Be Cool'

Starring John Travolta, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Cedric the Entertainer, Harvey Keitel, Andre 3000 and Steven Tyler. Erstwhile movie mogul Chili Palmer sees a friend killed while he's at lunch, and when he visits the wife of the deceased, he pitches himself as her new business partner, hoping to enter the music industry. Rated PG-13 for violence, sensuality and language including sexual references, running time 120 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Boogeyman'

Starring Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Tory Mussett, Lucy Lawless and Skye McCole Bartusiak. A young man can't get over horrific experiences he remembers from his childhood, so he returns to the house he grew up in to face his fears. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of horror and terror/violence, and some partial nudity, running time 89 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Coach Carter'

Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Richard, Rick Gonzalez, Ashanti, Adrienne Bailon and Debbi Morgan. In 1999, a high school basketball coach named Ken Carter benches his undefeated team for poor academic performance. Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, language, teen partying and some drug material, running time 135 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Constantine'

Starring Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton and Pruitt Taylor Vince. John Constantine has the ability to see the half-breed angels and demons that disguise themselves as humans and walk the Earth. Destined to patrol the border between heaven and hell, Constantine works to save people's souls. Rated R for violence and demonic images. Running time 121 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Diary of a Mad Black Woman'

Starring Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore, Tamara Taylor, Tyler Perry and Cicely Tyson. Near her 18th wedding anniversary, Helen is shocked to discover that her husband plans to leave her to be with her best friend. She finds herself without a home, left to pack up her belongings in a moving van and find a new life. Rated PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements, crude sexual references and some violence, running time 115 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Hitch'

Starring Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James, Michael Rapaport, Ato Essandoh and Amber Valletta. A "date doctor" claims to be able to find customers their perfect romantic match in three dates or fewer. Rated PG-13 for language and some strong sexual references, running time 115 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Jacket'

Starring Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kris Kristofferson, Brad Renfro, Daniel Craig and Kelly Lynch. A veteran returns home suffering from amnesia. He's then accused of murder and sentenced to life in an asylum, where doctors put him on a heavy course of psychotropic drugs. Through this process he appears to be able to visit the future, where he meets a woman. Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality/nudity, running time 105 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Man of the House'

Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Kelli Garner, Shannon Marie Woodward, Terry Parks and Anne Archer. A group of college cheerleaders witness a murder after one of their competitions. A veteran FBI agent is assigned to the case and goes undercover as an assistant coach to protect the rambunctious girls from the thugs determined to kill them before they can testify. Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, crude humor and a drug reference, running time 105 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Million Dollar Baby'

Starring Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel and Mike Colter. A retired boxer named Frankie Dunn runs a gym in Los Angeles with another former fighter. Dunn is surprised when a female boxer, Maggie Fitzgerald, walks into his gym and asks him to train her. Rated PG-13 for violence, some disturbing images, thematic material and language, running time 135 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Pacifier'

Starring Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham, Brittany Snow, Carol Kane and Brad Garrett. Shane Wolfe is a Navy SEAL who has to leave his usual military work to take on his most dangerous assignment yet: protecting the five crazy children of a recently assassinated government scientist. Rated PG for action violence, language and rude humor, running time 94 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Pooh's Heffalump Movie'

Starring the voices of Brenda Blethyn, Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom, David Ogden Stiers and Jimmy Bennett. Roo meets a young Heffalump named Lumpy, who proves that Heffalumps aren't at all what people say. Rated G, running time 70 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

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