Now showing at Crossroads Cinema WEDDING CRASHERS Cast: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Christopher Walken “Wedding Crashers” stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as divorce mediators and lifelong friends who have never met a wedding they couldn’t get themselves into. Guided by a secret set of wedding crashing “rules,” the pair find their way into a different wedding and different bridesmaid’s heart every week. But when they crash the social event of the season, one of them falls for the engaged daughter (Rachel McAdams) of an influential and eccentric politician (Christopher Walken) and decides to break the “rules” in pursuit of her. This leads to a wild weekend at her family’s palatial estate where the ultimate “Crashers” quickly find themselves in way over their heads. Rated R (for sexual content/nudity and language)MAD HOT BALLROOM “Mad Hot Ballroom” shows the NYC public schools competing for top honors in ballroom dancing, a required course that lets students and teachers, supplied by the American Ballroom Theater, strut their best stuff in the tango, rumba, meringue and foxtrot.Like last year’s “Spellbound,” everyone gets to show competitive spirit with low-level anguish at losing and testosterone-fueled joy at winning. The strength of “Ballroom” is the enthusiasm of teachers who have little to gain but the biggest prize of all – the success of their charges. Fairly absent is the dominance of stage-door parents in the spelling competition. “Ballroom” captures the harmony that pervades a group project where the human body gracefully expresses its glory and young people experience perhaps for the first time the wonder of collective activity that ties them to peers and teachers and effaces their natural youthful loneliness, delinquent temptations, and fear of losing. Rated PG (for some thematic elements)Now Showing at Cascade Village TheatreMARCH OF THE PENGUINS Cast: The Emperor Penguins; narrated by Morgan Freeman In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey – a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, in freezing cold temperatures, in brittle, icy winds and through deep, treacherous waters. They will risk starvation and attack by dangerous predators, under the harshest conditions on earth, all to find true love. Rated G (all audiences)MUST LOVE DOGS Cast: Diane Lane, John Cusack, Elizabeth Perkins, Christopher Plummer, Stockard Channing, Dermot Mulroney Sarah Nolan (Diane Lane) has been divorced for eight months, which is much too long for co-workers and family to bear. With the best of intentions, Sarah’s sisters Carol (Elizabeth Perkins) and Christine (Alli Hillis) begin lining up less-than-savory potential suitors. Meanwhile, their widowed father, Bill (Christopher Plummer), is way ahead of the curve, having already cornered the market on Internet dates, including his new squeeze, Dolly (Stockard Channing). Eager to launch her sister’s cyber-dating debut, Carol pretends to be Sarah, goes online and puts her profile online, with the last line being “must love dogs.” Sarah soon endures a torrent of eager wannabes and one very possible maybe, the handsome and accomplished but surprisingly awkward Web date Jake (John Cusack) as well as Bob (Dermot Mulroney), the newly divorced dad of one of her students. Rated PG-13 (for sexual content)Now showing atRiverwalk Theatre: WEDDING CRASHERS Rated RFOUR BROTHERS Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Bejamin, Garrett Hedlund; directed by John Singleton After their adoptive mother is killed during a grocery store holdup, the notorius Mercer brothers – hotheaded Bobby (Mark Wahlberg), naïve Jack (Garrett Hedlund), impulsive Angel (Tyrese Gibson) and grounded family man Jeremiah (Andre Benjamin) – reunite to find the men who killed the only person who ever cared for them. Ignoring the police, the brothers quickly take matters into their own hands, but realize that their old ways of doing business have new consequences. In this charater-driven action-drama from acclaimed director John Singleton (“Boyz n the Hood”), four brothers come together to discover that they are bound by ties thicker than blood. Rated R (for strong violence, pervasive language and some sexual content)SKY HIGH Cast: Kelly Preston, Kurt Russell When you’re the son of the world’s most legendary superhero’s – The Commander (Kurt Russell) and Jetstream (Kelly Preston), there is only one school for you – Sky High, an elite high school that is entrusted with the responsibility of molding today’s power-gifted students into tomorrow’s superheros. The problem is that Will Stonghold (Michael Angarano) is starting with no superpowers of his own and, worst of all, instead of joining the ranks of the “hero” class, he finds himself relegated to being a “sidekick.” Now he must somehow survive his freshman year while dealing with an overbearing gym coach (Bruce Campbell), a bully with superspeed and a dangerous rebel with a grudge (and the ability to shoot fire from his hands) – not to mention the usual angst, parental expectations and girl problems that accompany teenage life. But when an evil villain threatens his family, friends and the very sanctity of Sky High, Will must use his newfound superpowers to save the day and prove himself a “hero” worthy of the family tradition. Rated PG (for action violence and some mild language)CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYCast: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Annasophia Robb, Julia Winter, Jordan Fry and Philip WigratzIn “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic about the eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) and Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore), a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka’s extraordinary factory. Rated PGSTEALTH Cast: Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard “Stealth” is an action thriller about a squadron of elite pilots who embark on a mission of global consequence to neutralize an out-of-control prototype drone fighter plane equipped with artificial intelligence and the ability to precipitate a nuclear war. Rated PG-13 (for intense action, some violence, brief strong language and innuendo)Now showing at Capitol Theatre: SKY HIGH Rated PGSTEALTH Rated PG-13CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Rated PGSKELETON KEY Cast: Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt Set largely in the dark, atmospheric backwoods just outside New Orleans, “The Skeleton Key” stars Kate Hudson as Caroline, a live-in nurse hired to care for an elderly woman’s (Gena Rowlands) ailing husband (John Hurt) in their home, a foreboding and decrepit Gothic mansion in the Louisiana delta. Intrigued by the enigmatic couple, their mysterious and secretive ways and their rambling house, Caroline begins to explore the old mansion. Armed with a skeleton key that unlocks every door, she discovers a hidden attic room that holds a deadly and terrifying secret. Peter Sarsgaard portrays Luke, the local attorney working on the couple’s estate, and Joy Bryant plays Jill, Caroline’s best friend. Rated PG-13 (for violence, disturbing images, some partial nudity and thematic material)DEUCE BIGALOW: EUROPEAN GIGOLO Cast: Rob Schneider, Eddie Griffin Rob Schneider is seduced back to his unlikely pleasure-for-pay profession, when his former pimp T.J. Hicks (Eddie Griffin) is implicated in the murders of Europe’s greatest gigolos. Deuce must go back to work in order to clear his good friend’s name. Along the way, he must compete against the powerful European Union of prosti-dudes and court another bevy of abnormal female clients including the beautiful Eva, who suffers from acute obsessive-complusive disorder. Rated R (for pervasive strong crude and sexual humor, language, nudity and drug content)Vail, Colorado
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