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)WAITING Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Justin Long In the spirit of “Old School” and “American Pie,” Ryan Reynolds stars in this comedy about a group of waiters and waitresses searching for the meaning of life while waiting for their next big tip. You will never look at your food (or those serving it) the same way again. Rated R (for strong crude and sexual humor, pervasive language and some drug use)Now Showing at Cascade Village TheatreTWO FOR THE MONEY Cast: Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo, Jeremy Piven, Armand Assante Matthew McConaughey stars as Brandon Lane, a former college football star whose uncanny ability to predict the outcome of a game introduces him to an unexpected new career when his gridiron glory is sidelined by a crushing injury. Brandon’s talent makes him a prime candidate for recruitment by Walker Abraham (Al Pacino), the head of one of the biggest sports consulting operations in the country. Brandon soon begins to enjoy his status as a Manhattan golden boy and finds himself growing comfortable with Walter’s high-rolling lifestyle. With millions of dollars on the line, Brandon and Walter engage in a deadly game. Rated R (for pervasive language, a scene of sexuality and a violent act)IN HER SHOES Cast: Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine Two motherless sisters with a history of conflict who break off relations when the more carefree and irresponsible one sleeps with her sibling’s boyfriend. They eventually reconcile with the help of a grandmother they never knew they had. An event movie for every woman who’s ever had or been a mother, sister, daughter, grandmother or friend. Rated PG-13 (for thematic material, language and some sexual content)Now showing at Riverwalk Theatre WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT Rated GIN HER SHOES Rated PG-13 THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED Cast: Shia LaBeouf From the studio that brought you “The Rookie” and “Miracle” and director Bill Paxton, comes a story of courage, passion and of the greatest American sports hero you have probably never heard of. An amateur player from a working class family, Francis Ouimet shocked the golf world when at the 1913 U.S. Open, flanked by his 10-year-old caddie, he defeated his idol, the defending British champion Harry Vardon. An unlikely match-up – “the ingenue versus the seasoned champ” – theirs was the greatest match the sport had ever known. Caught between a world of hardship and a beckoning life of privilege, Francis needed to prove his unfailing will and ability to make it to the tournament. He is aided by Sarah Wallis, the beautiful young woman, who catches his heart, and Eddie Lowery, the pint-sized caddie who helps him find his way through the troublesome fairways to victory. Rated PG (for some brief mild language)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)SERENITY 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)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)Now showing at Capitol Theatre WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT Rated GFLIGHTPLAN Rated PG-13 TIM BURTON’S CORPSE BRIDE Rated PG 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 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)Vail, Colorado
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