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Now showing at Crossroads CinemaDOMINO Cast: Keira Knightly, Lucy Liu, Christopher Walken, Mena Suvari, Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset, Delroy Lindo; directed by Tony ScottKeira Knightly stars in the wild action thriller “Domino,” the latest project from director Tony Scott. A trademark Scott film, “Domino” presents an entertaining mix of gritty action, biting comedy and sharp visuals. The film is inspired by the life of Domino Harvey, daughter of legendary actor Laurence Harvey (who starred in the original “Manchurian Candidate”) and a former model who rejected her privileged Beverly Hills life to become a bounty hunter. Rated R (for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual content/nudity and drug use)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 Now Showing at Cascade Village TheatreNORTH COUNTRY Cast: Charlize Theron, Sissy Spaceck, Francis McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sean Bean When Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage, she needs a good job. A single mother with two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region – the iron mines. It’s an industry long dominated by men, in a place unaccustomed to change. Encouraged by her old friend Glory (Frances McDormand), one of the few female miners in town, Josey joins the ranks of those laboring to blast ore from rock in the gaping quarries. She is prepared for the back-breaking and often dangerous work, but coping with the harassment she and the other female miners encounter from their male coworkers proves far more challenging. Rated R (for sequences involving sexual harassment including violence and dialogue, and for language)BROKEN FLOWERS Cast: Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, Tilda Swinton, Julie Delpy; written and directed by Jim JarmuschBill Murray stars as Don Johnston who has just been dumped by his lover (July Delpy), thus ending the latest in a lifelong series of liaisons with beautiful women – none of whom Don has been able to make a commitment to. But Don is suddenly compelled to reflect on his past loves when he receives a mysterious unsigned letter informing him that he has a 19-year-old son who is now looking for him. Urged on by his neighbor and closest friend (Jeffrey Wright), and amateur sleuth, Don embarks on a cross-country trek looking for clues from each of the unique women (Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy and Tilda Swinton) of his past. Rated R (for language, some graphic nudity and brief drug use)Now showing at Riverwalk TheatreELIZABETHTOWN Cast: Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin Written and directed by Cameron Crowe A love letter to the resilience of the life force, “Elizabethtown” is a story of an unexpected romance that develops against the backdrop of a Kentucky patriarch’s hilariously elaborate memorial. Rated PG-13 (for language and some sexual references)DREAMER: INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY Cast: Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Luis Guzman, Kris Kristofferson Ben Crane (Kurt Russell) was once a great horseman, whose gifts as atrainer were now being wasted on making other men’s fortunes. Sonador – called Sonya – was a great horse whose promising future on the racetrack was suddenly cut short by a career-ending broken leg. Considered as good as dead to her owner, who also happens to be Ben’s boss, Sonya is given to Ben as severence pay, along with his walking papers. Now, it will take the unwavering faith and determination of Ben’s young daughter, Cale (Dakota Fanning), to bring these two damaged souls together in a quest for a seemingly impossible goal: to win the Bredders’ Cup Classic. Rated PG (for brief mild language)WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT Rated G It’s “vege-mania” in Wallace and Gromit’s neighborhood, and our two enterprising chums are cashing in with their humane pest-control outfit, “Anti-Pesto.” With only days to go before the annual Giant Vegetable Competition, business is booming, but Wallace and Gromit are finding out that running a “humane” pest control outfit has its drawbacks. Suddenly, a huge, mysterious, veg-ravaging “beast” begins attacking the town’s sacred vegetable plots at night, and the competition hostess, Lady Tottington, commissions Anti-Pesto to catch it and save the day. Lying in wait, however, is Lady Tottington’s snobby suitor, Victor Quartermaine, who’d rather shoot the beast and secure the position of local hero – not to mention Lady Tottington’s hand in marriage. Rated G (All audiences)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)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)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 Capitol Theatre WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT Rated GIN HER SHOES Rated PG-13 TWO 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)AN 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)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)Vail, Colorado

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