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Now showing at Crossroads Cinema:FEVER PITCHCast: Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon; directed by Bobby and Peter FarrellyA contemporary romantic comedy about a high school teacher who meets and falls in love with a successful businesswoman. Although their lives are vastly different, the relationship seems perfect until the baseball season begins and she has to compete with his first true love: the Boston Red Sox. Rated PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor, and some sensuality)THE UPSIDE OF ANGERCast: Kevin Costner, Joan Allen, Erika Christensen, Evan Rachel Wood, Keri Russell, Alicia WittKevin Costner and Joan Allen headline a stellar ensemble cast in the comedic drama “The Upside of Anger.” Allen stars as the sharp-witted Terry Wolfmeyer, a suburban wife and mother who is left to raise her four headstrong daughters when her husband unexpectedly disappears. Things get even more hectic when Terry falls for her neighbor Denny (Costner), a once-great baseball star turned radio deejay, and her daughters forced to juggle their mom’s romantic dilemmas as well as their own. Rated R (for language, sexual situations, brief comic violence and some drug use)Now Showing at CascadeVillage Theatre:SIN CITYCast: Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Clive Owen, Elijah Wood, Jessica AlbaA collection of interweaving stories all based in the corrupt, crime infested hellhole that is Basin City. Heavily influenced by film-noir, the main storylines concern a hulking brute called Marv (Mickey Rourke), who is seeking the murderer of a beautiful woman who was killed while asleep in bed with him; an ex-photographer called Dwight (Clive Owen) who accidentally kills a hero cop and has to cover it up; and a soon-to-be-retiring policeman called Hartigan (Bruce Willis) who is incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit. All based on the brilliant graphic novels by Frank Miller. Rated R (for sustained strong stylized violence, nudity and sexual content including dialogue) MISS CONGENIALITY 2: ARMEDAND FABULOUSCast: Sandra Bullock, Regina KingThe story catches up with FBI agent Gracie Hart shortly after she successfully disarmed a threat against the Miss United States Pageant while working undercover as a contestant in “Miss Congeniality.” Having become a media celebrity following her heroic pageant exploits, Gracie has been spending more time lately at the salon than the shooting range, working the talk show circuit and promoting her book. When her friends, pageant winner Cheryl and emcee Stan, are kidnapped in Las Vegas, Gracie’s all-out efforts to jump back into action to save them puts her at loggerheads with the FBI top brass who don’t want to risk losing their mascot and fear she might not be up to the job anymore. Rated PG-13 (for sex-related humor) Running time 2 hoursNow showing at Riverwalk Theatre:FEVER PITCH Rated PG-13MISS CONGENIALITY 2: ARMED AND FABULOUS Rated PG-13SAHARACast: Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn, Penelope Cruz, Delroy Lindo, William H. MacyMaster explorer Dirk Pitt (Matthew McConaughey) takes on the adventure of his life when he embarks on a treasure hunt through some of the most dangerous regions of West Africa. Searching for what locals call “The Ship of Death,” a long lost Civil War battleship which protects a secret cargo, Pitt and his wisecracking sidekick (Steve Zahn) use their wits and clever heroics to help Doctor Eva Rojas (Penelope Cruz) when they realize the ship may be linked to mysterious deaths in the very same area. Rated PG-13 (for action violence)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)THE RING 2Cast: Naomi Watts, Simon Baker, David Dorfman, Elizabeth Perkins, Sissy SpacekThe story picks up six months after the original film’s horrifying events that terrorized Rachel Keller and her son Aidan in Seattle. To escape her haunting memories, Rachel takes Aidan and moves to the small coastal community of Astoria, Oregon, to start fresh. However, Rachel’s resolve quickly turns to dread when evidence at a local crime scene — including an unmarked videotape — seems eerily familiar. Rachel realizes that the vengeful Samara is back and more determined than ever to continue her relentless cycle of terror and death. Rated PG-13 (for violence/terror, disturbing images, thematic elements and some language)Now showing at Capitol Theatre:FEVER PITCH Rated PG-13SAHARA Rated PG-13MILLION 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. Winner of 4 Oscars, including Best Picture. Rated PG-13 (for violence, some disturbing images, thematic material and language)GUESS WHOCast: Bernie Mac, Ashton KutcherPercy Jones (Bernie Mac) is taking no chances with his daughter Theresa’s future. Even before he meets Simon Green, her latest boyfriend, Percy has him checked out. On paper, he passes with flying colors — great job, good investments and a promising future. Not like the other losers she’s dated in the past. But there’s one thing the credit report didn’t tell him. Simon Green (Ashton Kutcher) is white. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Unless, of course, Simon wants to marry Percy’s daugher. Which he does. Rated PG-13 (for sex-related humor) Running time 1 hour 50 minutesTHE PACIFIERCast: Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham, Faith FordVin Diesel redefines whit it means to be an action hero in this heartwarming family action comedy. Diesel stars a 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)

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