At the theaters 6/3/05

Friday, June 3, 2005

New at the theaters

'CINDERELLA MAN'

Starring Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti and Craig Bierko. Depression-era boxer Jim Braddock starts taking fights to feed his wife and family, but as he piles up unlikely victories, he becomes a national hero whose spectacular comeback inspires the nation. Rated PG-13 for intense boxing violence and some language, running time 144 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Lords of Dogtown'

Starring Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, John Robinson and Michael Angaran. Like the documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys," only in fictional form, "Lords of Dogtown" chronicles the adventures of the crew of 1970s California skaters who brought their surfing experience to the concrete and revolutionized the sport. Rated PG-13 - for drug and alcohol content, sexuality, violence, language and reckless behavior, running time 105 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants'

Starring Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel and America Ferrera. When four lifelong friends are about to be separated for the first time, they devise a plan to keep in touch over the summer: They purchase a pair of thrift-store pants that each one will wear for a week before sending them along for the next person to wear. Rated PG for thematic elements, some sensuality and language, running time 119 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

Still in theaters

'THE AMITYVILLE HORROR'

Starring Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George. Based on an account from a Long Island man, a tale that centers on George and Kathy Lutz, a newly married couple with three children, who move into their l new house in Amityville, New York -- only to discover that the house already has demonic inhabitants. Rated R, running time 87 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Crash'

Starring Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Don Cheadle and Matt Dillon. Set in Los Angeles shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, this ensemble drama tracks the intersecting lives of a Brentwood housewife and her attorney husband, a Persian store owner, two police detectives who are also lovers, an African-American television director and his wife, a Mexican locksmith, two car-jackers, a rookie cop and a middle-aged Korean couple. Rated R, running time 100 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'House of Wax'

Starring Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray and Brian Van Holt. Carly, Paige and their buddies camp out for a night while traveling to a college football game. After an unpleasant run-in with a mysterious trucker, they awake to find their car disabled and have to hike to a nearby town. Soon, the crew is stalked by a killer, forcing them to take refuge in a museum called Trudy's House of Wax. Rated R, running time 113 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Kicking and Screaming'

Starring Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Kate Walsh and Mike Ditka. Phil Weston has spent his whole life dealing with his overbearing, competitive father, Buck. Now Phil is coaching his 10-year-old son's soccer team, and their opponent in the finals is a team led by none other than Buck, who's also coaching his young son on the team. Rated PG, running time 95 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'The Longest Yard'

Starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and James Cromwell. Former pro quarterback Paul Crewe and ex-college coach Nate Scarborough are stuck doing time in the same prison. After they're asked to put together a team of inmates to challenge the guards on the gridiron, they discover that the game is fixed. Rated PG-13, running time 113 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)

'Madagascar'

Starring the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett-Smith and David Schwimmer. Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, and Gloria the hippo have spent their whole lives living happily in a zoo. Then Marty falls in with a crowd of devious penguins, who bring him along in their escape attempt. When Alex realizes his friend is missing, he leads a company of critters on a search that takes them all outside the zoo for the first time. But before they know it, they're captured, crated, and put on a ship traveling to Africa. Rated PG, running time 80 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

'Star Wars Episode III'

Starring Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, James Earl Jones and Hayden Christensen. The Clone Wars have been dragging on for three years, and Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi have emerged as heroes. Skywalker returns to his secret wife, Padmé Amidala, only to discover that she is pregnant; he soon begins to have horrible dreams of her dying during childbirth. In order to prevent his fears from becoming reality, Skywalker begins to take steps down a path toward the dark side, resulting in an eventual lightsaber duel between student and mentor. Rated PG-13, running time 142 minutes. (Cape West Cine)

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