Now showing at Crossroads CinemaAN UNFINISHED LIFE Cast: Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Lopez Set against the rugged ranchlands of Wyoming, “An Unfinished Life” is the story of a modern-day Western family, as stoic as they are divided, learning the true meaning of forgiveness. Robert Redford stars as Einar Gilkyson, a tough-skinned, retired rancher who long ago turned his back on memories. Still in shock from his only son’s death a decade ago, Einar has let his ranch fall into ruin along with his marriage. Now, Einar spends his days caring only for his hired hand, and last trusted friend, Mitch (Morgan Freeman), who was gravely injured in an encounter with a grizzly bear. Einar intends to live out his days in this heartbroken solitude – until the very person he blames for his son’s accident comes to town: his daughter-in-law Jean (Jennifer Lopez). Jean shows up broke, on the run and with a girl named Griff, who she swears is the granddaughter Einar never knew he had. Suddenly, Einar’s quiet life is turned upside down as anger and accusations resurface. But slowly, miraculously, 11-year-old Griff’s curiosity about Western life, and her longing for family and a father figure, begin to chip away at the stone that has become Einar’s heart – opening up the way for unexpected connection, adventure, mercy and true reunion. Rated PG-13 (for some violence including domestic abuse, and language)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, adamantly insisting the apartment is hers. David assumes there’s been a misunderstanding – until Elizabeth disappears 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)Now Showing at Cascade Village TheatreSERENITY Based on the “Firefly” TV series, the film centers around Captain Malcom Reynolds, a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family – squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal. When Mal takes on two new passengers – a young doctor and his unstable, telepathic sister – he gets much more than he bargained for. The pair are fugitives from the coalition dominating the universe, who will stop at nothing to reclaim the girl. The crew that was once used to skimming the outskirts of the galaxy unnoticed find themselves caught between the unstoppable military force of the Universal Alliance and the horrific, cannibalistic fury of the Reavers, savages who roam the very edge of space. Hunted by vastly different enemies, they begin to discover that the greatest danger to them may be on board Serenity herself. Rated PG-13 (for sequences of intense violence and action, and some sexual references)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)Now showing at Riverwalk Theatre JUST LIKE HEAVEN Rated PG-13 FLIGHTPLAN Cast: Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Erika Chistensen, Sean Bean Flying at 40,000 feet in a cavernous, state-of-the-art E-474 aircraft, Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster) faces every mother’s worst nightmare when her 6-year-old daughter Julia vanishes without a trace mid-flight from Berlin to New York. Already emotionally devastated by the unexpected death of her husband, Kyle desperately struggles to prove the very real possibility that she may be losing her mind. While neither the plane’s Captain Rich (Sean Bean), nor Air Marshall Gene Carson (Peter Sarsgaard) want to doubt the bereaved widow, all evidence indicates that her daughter was never on board resulting in paranoia and doubt among the passengers and crew of the plane. Finding herself desperately alone, Kyle can only rely on her own wits to solve the mystery and save her daughter. Rated PG-13 (for violence and some intense plot material)LORD 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 jump-start 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)THE CONSTANT GARDENER 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 Rralph 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)TIM BURTON’S CORPSE BRIDE Voices: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham-Carter, Emily Watson, Richard E. Grant, Albert Finney Set in a 19th-century European village, this stop-motion animated feature follows the story of Victor (Johnny Depp), a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (Helena Bonham-Carter), while his real bride, Victoria (Emily Watson), waits bereft in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colorful than his strict Victorian upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world, or the next, that can keep him away from his true love. It’s a tale of optimism, romance and a very lively afterlife, told in classic Tim Burton style. Rated PG (for some scary images and action, and brief mild language)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 planetfull 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)Now showing at Capitol Theatre FLIGHTPLAN Rated PG-13 TIM BURTON’S CORPSE BRIDE Rated PG THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN Rated R 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)EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE Cast: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkerson, Campbell Scott In an extremely rare decision, the Catholic Church officially recognized the demonic possession of a 19-year-old college freshman. Told in terrifying flashbacks, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” chronicles the haunting trial of the priest accused of negligence in the death of the young girl believed to be possessed. Inspired by true events, the film stars Laura Linney as the lawyer who takes on the task of defending the priest (Tom Wilkinson) who performed the controversial exorcism. Rated PG-13 (for thematic material, including intense/frightening)Vail, Colorado
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