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For showtimes, call 476-5661. Daily Staff ReportNow showing at Crossroads CinemaMUNICH Cast: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Geoffrey Rush; directed by Steven Spielberg Three-time Academay Award-winning director-producer Steven Spielberg directs “Munich,” a historical thriller set in the aftermath of the 1972 massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. “Munich” recounts the dramatic story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate 11 Palestinians believed to have planned the 1972 Munich massacre – and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who led it. Eric Bana stars as the Mossad agent charged with leading the band of specialists brought together for this operation. Rated R (for strong graphic violence, some sexual content, nudity and language)MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS Cast: Judi Dench, Christopher Guest, Bob Hoskins On the eve of World War II, an eccentric widow (Judi Dench) buys a London theatrer. No one realized that this quaint theaterwould soon turn into the legendary home of nude revues called The Windmill. Rated R (for nudity and brief language)Now Showing at Cascade Village TheatreMEMOIRS OF A GEISHA Based on the internationally acclaimed novel by Arthur Golden, “Memoirs of a Geisha” is a sweeping romantic epic set in a mysterious and exotic world that still casts a potent spell today. The story begins in the years before WWII when a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha Sayri (Ziyi Zhang). Beautiful and accomplished, Sayuri captivates the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the man who is out of her reach (Ken Watanabe). Rated PG-13 (for mature subject matter and some sexual content)THE FAMILY STONE Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Luke Wilson, Claire Danes, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Dermot Mulroney, Craig T. Nelson This comedy revolves around the annual holiday gathering of a bohemian family that’s thrown into turmoil when the fair-haired son introduces his fiancee, a high strung New York businesswoman whom the family hates. Rated PG-13 (for some sexual content including dialogue, and drug references)Now showing at Riverwalk Theatre KING KONG Cast: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody Three-time Academy Award winner Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings”) directs “King Kong,” bringing his sweeping cinematic vision to the iconic story of the gigantic ape-monster captured in the wilds and brought to civilization where he meets his tragic fate. This timeless tale of the beast and his beauty expands on the chapters of the tale that take place in the mysterious and dangerous jungles of Skull Island. Rated PG-13 (for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images)THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA This live-action adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ beloved literary classic follows the exploits of four children in World War II England who enter the imaginary world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe. Once there, the children discover a charming, peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs and giants that has become cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch. Her prophecy to take control of Narnia must be prevented with the guidance of a noble and mystical ruler, the lion Aslan. He helps the children ovecome the White Witch’s powerful hold over Narnia in their efforts to free Narnia from the icy spell forever. Rated PG (for battle sequences and frightening moments)RUMOR HAS IT Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Mark Ruffalo, Shirley MacLaine, Kevin Costner, Mena Suvari Sarah Huttinger’s (Jennifer Aniston) life is in a tailspin. She’s finally agreed to marry her boyfriend Jeff (Mark Ruffalo), but isn’t all sure that marriage is what she really wants. In fact, she’s not sure what she wants in general. As conflicted as she is about her love life, her professional life isn’t much better. An aspiring journalist, Sarah’s career has stalled at the New York Times obituary column. To top it all off, she’s on her way home to attend her sister’s wedding, which means spending a lot of time with her tennis-obssed Pasadena family. Somewhat of a black sheep, Sarah’s never quite felt a part of things when it comes to her relatives. But when she meets Internet millionaire Beau Burroughs (Kevin Costner), their encounter unexpectedly unlocks some well-kept secrets that may help Sarah uncover the truth about her family and finally discover who she truly is. Rated PG-13 (for mature thematic material, sexual content, crude humor and a drug reference)SYRIANA Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet “Syriana” is a political thriller that tracks several disparate characters across the globe as they find their lives impacted by the ruthless competition for incalcuable power and wealth that drives the energy industry. Rated R (for violence and language)CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN 2 Cast: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Eugene Levy Tom Baker (Steve Martin) and wife Kate (Bonnie Hunt), hoping to bring their family together for a memorable summer vacation, take their 12 offspring to the rustic Lake Winnetka. But their retreat soon becomes cutthroat when they enter into a competition with the over-achieving members of a large family headed by Tom’s long-time rival, Jimmy Muraugh (Eugene Levy). Rated PG (for some crude humor and mild language)Now showing at Capitol Theatre KING KONG Rated PG-13 THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA Rated PG CHEAPER BT THE DOZEN 2 Rated PG FUN WITH DICK AND JANE Cast: Jim Carrey, Tea Leoni, Alec Baldwin Dick (Jim Carrey) and Jane (Tea Leoni) are in love and living the American dream – until one day it becomes an American nightmare. When the company Dick works for becomes involved in an Enron-like scandal and he is confronted with the prospect of losing everything, Dick and Jane are forced to beg, borrow and steal to get it all back. Rated PG-13 (for brief language, some sexual humor and occasional humorous drug references)THE RINGER Cast: Johnny Knoxville, Brian Cox When Steve Barker (Johnny Knoxville) finds himself running dead last in the corporate rat race, he sinks to an all time low – he attempts to rig the Special Olympics by pretending to be intellectually challenged. But, Barker is completely out-classed by his fellow Olympians, who are not only better athletes; they’re just plain better people. And they’re on to him. But rather than rat-out the rat, they join forces with him to once and for all beat Jimmy, the cocky reigning champion of the annual games. With a work-out regime uniquely their own, they train Barker to go for the gold and, in the process, show him what’s at the heart of a true winner. Rated PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor, language and some drug references)Vail, Colorado

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