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Now showing at Crossroads Cinema RED EYE Cast: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox; directed by Wes Craven Lisa Reisert (Rachel McAdams) hates to fly, but the terror that awaits her on the night flight to Miami has nothing to do with a fear of flying. Moments after takeoff, Lisa’s seatmate, Jackson (Cillian Murphy), menacingly reveals the real reason he’s on board: He is an operative in a plot to kill a rich and powerful businessman – and Lisa is the key to its success. If she refuses to cooperate, her own father will be killed by an assassin awaiting a call from Jackson. Trapped within the confines of a jet at 30,000 feet, Lisa has nowhere to run and no way to summon help without endangering her father, her fellow passengers and her own life. As the miles tick by, Lisa knows she is runnning out of time as she desperately looks for a way to thwart her ruthless captor and stop a terrible murder. Rated PG-13 (for some intense sequences of violence and language)THE TRANSPORTER 2 Cast: Jason Staham Mercenary Frank Martin (Jason Staham), who specializes in moving goods of all kinds, makes an impact upon his arrival in the United States, delivering the same type of high octane, low brains action that was showcased in the original “Transporter.” Rated PG-13 (for intense sequences of violent action, sexual content, partial nudity and brief language)Now Showing at Cascade TheatreLORD OF WAR Cast: Nicholas Cage, Bridget Moynahan, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke Ukrainian immigrant Yuri (Nicholas Cage) is bored with his life in Little Odessa, and is looking to jumpstart his fortunes. Turning to the highly lucrative world of arms dealing, Yuri finds he has a gift for the business, taking himself and younger brother (Jared Leto) to the top of the game. Finding himself with incredible wealth, the girl of his dreams (Bridget Moynahan), and at the call of every warlord around, Yuri slowly loses himself and his ethics in the selling of chaos. When Interpol agents (including Ethan Hawke) come sniffing around, and his relationship with a volatile Liberian leader turns sour, Yuri must confront his criminal life, and question whether he can leave it behind. Rated R (for strong violence, drug use, language and sexuality)MURDERBALL A film about quadriplegics who play full-contact rugby in Mad Max-style wheelchairs – overcoming unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece. Whether by car wreck, fist fight, gun shot, or rogue bacteria, these men were forced to live life sitting down. In their own version of the full-contact sport, they smash the hell out of each other in custom-made gladiator-like wheelchairs. And no, they don’t wear helmets. Rated R (for language and sexual content)Now showing atRiverwalk Theatre: JUST LIKE HEAVEN Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo When David (Mark Ruffalo) sublet his apartment, the last thing he expected – or wanted – was a roommate. He had only begun to make a complete mess of the place when a pretty young woman named Elizabeth (Reese Witherspoon) suddenly shows up, adamently insisting the apartment is hers. David assumes there’s been a misunderstanding until Elizabeth disappers as mysteriously as she appeared. Changing the locks does nothing to deter Elizabeth, who begins to appear and disappear at will – mostly to rebuke David for his personal living habits in her apartment. Convinced that she is a ghost, David tries to help Elizabeth cross over to the “other side.” As Elizabeth and David search for the truth about who Elizabeth is and how she came to be in her present state, their relationship deepens into love. Unfortunately, they have very little time before their prospects for a future together permanently fade away. Rated PG-13 (for some sexual content)THE CONSTANTGARDENER Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quale (Rachel Weisz) is found brutally murdered. Tessa’s companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa’s widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quale Ralph Fiennes), will leave the matter to them. They could not be more wrong. Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his late wife’s infidelities, Quayle surprises everyone by embarking on a personal odyssey that will take him across three continents. Using his privileged access to diplomatic secrets, he will risk his own life, stopping at nothing to uncover and expose the truth — a conspiracy more far-reaching and deadly than Quale could ever have imagined. Rated R (for language, some violent images and sexual content/nudity)MARCH 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)THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN Cast: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd Forty-year-old Andy Stizer (Steve Carell) has done quite a few things in his life. He’s got a cushy job stamping invoices at an electronics superstore, a nice apartment with a proud collection of action figures and comic books, good friends, a nice attitude. But there’s just one thing he hasn’t quite gotten around to doing yet – something most people have done by his age. Andy’s never, ever, ever had sex. So is that such a big deal? Well, for Andy’s buds at the store, it sure is. Although they think he’s a bit of an oddball, there’s certainly a planet full of stranger (and homelier) guys who’ve at least had one go at having a go. They consider it their duty to help Andy. But nothing proves effective enough to lure their friend out of lifelong chastity until he meets Trich (Catherine Keener), a 40-year-old mother of three. Rated R (for pervasive sexual content, language and some drug use)WEDDING CRASHERS Cast: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rahel 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)Now showing at Capitol Theatre:Just Like Heaven Rated PG-13THE CAVE Cast: Cole Hauser, Morris Chestnut Deep in the Romanian forest, a team of scientists stumbles upon the ruins of a 13th century abbey. On further inspection, they make a startling discovery — the abbey is built over the entrance to a giant underground cave system. Local biologists believe the cave could be home to an undiscovered ecosystem, so they hire a group of American cave exploreres to help them investigate its depths. Jack (Cole Hauser) and his brother Tyler (Eddie Cibrian) are thrill-seeking professional cave explorers who lead a team of the top divers in the world. They arrive in Romania with all the latest equipment and a crack unit to immediately begin their exploration. What they find deep inside the cave is not just a new ecosystem, but an entirely new species altogether. Rated PG-13 (for intense creature violence)VALIANT Voices: Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervis, Tim Curry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, John Cleese, John Hurt From the producers of “Shrek” and Shrek 2,” comes this high-flying computer-animated comedy-adventure tale of a brave-but-undersized pigeon named Valiant (voiced by Ewan McGregor), who dreams of joining the elite Royal Homing Pigeon Service (RHPS) and serving crown and country during World War II. Rated G (all audiences)THE BROTHERS GRIMM Cast: Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Belluci “The Brothers Grimm” stars Matt Damon and Heath Ledger as Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, the legendary brothers who gave us our favorite fairy tales. The film follows them on an enchanted adventure set in a world of heroes and villians. Now the Brothers Grimm are about to confront all that their imaginations brought to life, as they are caught in an epic battle between fantasy and reality. Rated PG-13 (for violence, frightening sequences and brief suggestive material)”The Brothers Grimm” stars Matt Damon and Heath Ledger as Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, the legendary brothers who gave us our favorite fairy tales. The film follows them on an enchanted adventure set in a world of heroes and villians. Now the Brothers Grimm are about to confront all that their imaginations brought to life, as they are caught in an epic battle between fantasy and reality. Rated PG-13 (for violence, frightening sequences and brief suggestive material)