‘Julie & Julia,’ ‘District 9’ playing in Vail Valley theaters
“THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE”A Chicago librarian’s genetic disposition to involuntarily cross time puts a strain on his relationship with his one true love. With Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana. Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin. Directed by Robert Schwentke. (1:48) PG-13.”INGLORIOUS BASTERDS”In Nazi-occupied France, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” are chosen to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by engaging in brutal acts of retribution. With Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent, Eli Roth, Samm Levine, Mike Meyers and Cloris Leachman. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. (2:32) R.”JULIE & JULIA”A government worker cooks all 524 recipes from Julia Childs’ bible of French cuisine in just 365 days. With Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina and Linda Emond. Directed and screenplay by Nora Ephron. (2:03) PG-13.”SHORTS””A magical, rainbow-colored rock falls from the sky and grants a boy’s every wish. Mayhem ensues when grown-ups get their hands on it. With Jon Cryer, William H. Macy, Leslie Mann, James Spader and Jimmy Bennett. Written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. (1:29) PG.”THE HANGOVER”Three groomsmen must find the groom after a hangover-inducing bachelor party in Vegas and get him back to L.A. in time for his wedding. With Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Heather Graham. Written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Directed by Todd Phillips. (1:36) R.
“DISTRICT 9″Extraterrestrials have become refugees in South Africa. With Sharlto Copley and David James. Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell. Directed by Blomkamp. (1:52) R.”THE FINAL DESTINATION”Crash survivors must figure out how to cheat death before reaching their final destination. With Shantel VanSanten, Krista Allen, Andrew Fiscella, Richard T. Jones and Mykelti Williamson. Written by Eric Bress. Directed by David R. Ellis. Also in 3-D. (1:22) R.”PONYO”A young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo sets off on a quest to become human. With the voices of Cate Blanchett, Noah Cyrus, Matt Damon, Tina Fey and Frankie Jonas. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. (1:41) G.”I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER”Dennis (Paul Rust) is a nerd who uses his valedictory speech to finally say “I love you, Beth Cooper” to the girl he has lusted for but never ever spoken to (Hayden Panettiere). She is flattered, and over the course of a long and tedious graduation night, Dennis follows Beth as she drives her Yaris like a long lost Andretti, flees her maniacal military boyfriend and knocks herself off the pedestal Dennis put her on. A miscast and misjudged graduation-night comedy, “I love you, Beth Cooper” is emphatically unfunny. PG-13.”500 DAYS OF SUMMER”After a greeting-card copywriter is dumped by his girlfriend, he reflects on their 500 days together to figure out what went wrong. With Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Clark Gregg and Minka Kelly. Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Directed by Marc Webb. (1:35) PG-13.L.A. Times-Washington Post News Service