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Now showing at Crossroads CinemaBE COOLCast: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Cedric the Entertainer, Steven Tyler, Robert Pastorelli, Harvey Keitel, The Rock, Danny DeVitoJohn Travolta is back as Chili Palmer in “Be Cool,” a sequel to the comedy “Get Shorty.” This time, Chili becomes a different kind of “hit” man – he abandons the movie industry to bring his wiseguy skills and negotiation tactics to the music business. When a friend is offed while they’re at lunch, Chili takes the opportunity to visit the guy’s wife, Edie (Uma Thurman), and pitch himself as her new business partner at an independent record label. With a promising young pop-star-in-training as his protégé (Chistina Milian), Chili has to juggle her faux-urban manager (Vince Vaughn), his gay, wannabe-actor bodyguard (The Rock), Russian mobsters and an eloquent gangsta music producer (Cedric the Entertainer) to save the label and land a hit – and keep from getting popped himself. Rated PG-13 (for violence, sensuality, and language)ROBOTSVoices: Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks, Drew Carey, Robin Williams, Amanda BynesFor the first time ever, an animated feature presents a unique, totally imagined world – a wonderously clanky universe populated soley by mechanical beings. In the film you’ll meet memorable ‘bots Rodney Copperbottom (Ewan McGregor), a young genius inventor who dreams of making the world a better place; Cappy (Halle Berry), a beautiful executive ‘bot with whom Rodney is instantly smitten; the nefarious corporate tyrant Ratchet (Greg Kinnear), who locks horns with Rodney; Bigweld (Mel Brooks), a master inventor who has lost his way; and a group of misfit ‘bots known as the Rusties, led by Fender (Robin Williams) and Piper Pinwheeler (Amanda Bynes. Rated PG (for some brief language and suggestive humor)Now Showing at Cascade TheatreHOSTAGECast: Bruce Willis, Jimmy BennettDevastaed by an unspeakable tragedy while on the job as a hostage negotiator for the LAPD, Jeff Talley (Bruce Willis) resigns and accepts a low-profile job as the chief of police in the sleepy town of Bristo Camino in Ventura County. On a slow Monday morning, Jeff Talley’s job becomes anything but quiet and sets him on a course that could change not only his professional but personal life forever. When three delinquent teenagers follow a family home intending to steal their car, they get more than they bargained for. The trio finds themselves trapped in a multi-million dollar compound on the outskirts of town with no way to escape. Panicked, they take the family hostage, placing Talley in a situation that he never wanted to face again. He is forced to take on a role he abandoned where the stakes quickly evolve into a hostage situation for more terrifying than anything he could ever imagine. Rated R (for strong graphic violence, language and some drug use)HOTEL RWANDACast: Don Cheadle, Nick Nolte, Joaquin PhoenixTen years ago, some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in the country of Rwanda – and in an era of high-speed communication and round-the-clock news, the events went almost unnoticed by the rest of the world. In only three months, almost 1 million people were brutally murdered. In the face of these unspeakable actions, inspired by his love for his family, an ordinary man summons extraordinary courage to save the lives of over a thousand helpless refugees by granting them shelter in the hotel he manages. Harrowing and deeply moving, “Hotel Rwanda” is his story. Rated PG-13 (for violence, disturbing images and brief strong language)Now showing at Riverwalk TheatreROBOTS Rated PGHITCHCast: Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin JamesIn this romantic comedy, Will Smith stars as Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, a true urban myth – a legendary New York City “date doctor” who, for a fee, has helped hundreds of men woo the women of their dreams. The ultimate professional bachelor, Hitch discovers that all of his tried and true tricks of the trade are no match for Sara (Eva Mendes), the one woman he truly loves. Rated PG-13 (for language and some strong sexual references)MILLION DOLLAR BABYCast: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman.A hardened fighter-cum-trainer works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer. Nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture. Rated PG-13 (for violence, some disturbing images, thematic material and language)BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIECast: Jeff Daniels, Cicely Tyson, Dave Matthews, Eva Marie Saint, Anna Sophia RobbA lonely young girl adopts an orphaned dog, Winn-Dixie (so named for the supermarket where she found him), who helps her make friends in a small Florida town. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the townspeople, and helps her own troubled relationship with her mother. Rated PG (for thematic elements and brief mild language)SIDEWAYSCast: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh; directed by Alexander PayneA wine tasting road trip to salute Jack’s (Thomas Haden Church) final days as a bachelor careens woefully sideways as he and Miles (Paul Giamatti) hit the gas en route to mid-life crises. The comically mismatched pair, who share little more than their history and a heady blend of failed potential and fading youth, soon find themselves drowning in wine and women (Sandra Oh and Virginia Madsen). Emerging from a haze of pinot noir, wistful yearnings and trepidation about the future, the two inevitably collide with reality. Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture; winner Golden Globes for Best Picture – Comedy. Rated R (for language, some strong sexual content and nudity)Now showing at Capitol Theatre:ROBOTS Rated PGBE COOL Rated PG-13THE PACIFIERCast: Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham, Faith FordVin Diesel redefines what it means to be an action hero in this heartwarming family action comedy. Diesel stars Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe who, as an elite member of the world’s fiercest and most highly trained force, thought he was prepared to take on any duty no matter how perilous or impossible … until he tried babysitting. Assigned to protect the five out-of-control children of an assassinated scientist working on vital government secrets, Shane is suddenly faced with juggling two outrageously incompatible jobs: fighting the bad guys while keeping house. But while drop zones, demolitions and destroying enemy targets come naturally to Shane, he has no idea what tough really is until he pits his courage against diapering, den-mothering and driver’s education. He’s truly a SEAL out of water, and now it’s up to this one-time lone warrior to take on the most important mission of his life: keeping a family together. Rated PG (for action violence, language and rude humor)CONSTANTINECast: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LeBeouf, Tilda SwintonBased on the DC-Vertigo comic book “Hellblazer,” “Constantine” is a science fiction suspense drama about renegade occultist John Constantine (Keanu Reeves) who has literally been to hell and back. When Constantine teams up with skeptical policewoman Katelin Dodson (Rachel Weisz) to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them trough the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Rated R (for violence and demonic images)Vail, Colorado


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