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Now showing at Crossroads CinemaTHE PRODUCERS Cast: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Will Ferrell, Uma Thurman Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick appear as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, a scheming theatrical producer and his mousy CPA who hit upon the perfect plan to embezzle a fortune: Raise far more money than you need to produce a sure-fire Broadway flop and then (since no one will expect anything back), Max and Leon can pocket the difference. To do this, they need the ultimate bad play, which they find in the musical “Springtime for Hitler.” Their plans come to naught and the duo are taken completely by surprise when their new production is hailed as a toast-of-the-town hit. Will Ferrell also brings his spot-on comic talents to the role of Franz Liebkind, the neoNazi playwright (and pigeon fancier) responsible for penning the “worst play ever written.” Rated PG-13 (for sexual humor and references)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)WOLF CREEK Based on true events, “Wolf Creek” tells the chilling story of three backpackers traveling in the remote Outback of Australia. When their vehicle breaks down, they accept help from a friendly local. It soon dawns on them that he has no intention of fixing their vehicle, or of them leaving – ever again. Rated R (for strong gruesome violence, and for language)Now Showing at Cascade Village TheatreBROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Cast: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Cardellini, Anne Hathaway, Randy Quaid Based on the short story by E. Annie Proulx, comes an epic love story set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas. “Brokeback Mountain” tells the story of two young men – a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy – who meet in the summer of 1963, and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. Rated R (for sexuality, nudity, language and some violence)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-obsessed 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)Now showing at Riverwalk Theatre MUNICH Cast: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Geoffrey Rush; directed by Steven Spielberg Three-time Academy 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)HOODWINKED Voices: Andy Dick, David Ogden Stiers, Sally Struthers The classic fable of “Little Red Riding Hood” becomes a wild-and-crazy, hilarious detective story. In the vein of “Shrek,” this witty and refreshing animated family film focuses on a band of furry and feathered cops investigating a domestic disturbance at Granny’s cottage. When “Red” hears the worrisome news, the hip and tough granddaughter sets out on a brave search for the culprit responsible for stealing all of the snacks at Grandma’s and all over the forest. Is it the sarcastic insatiable Wolf, an oafish Woodsman or her own thrill-seeking Granny? Rated PG (for some mild action and thematic elements)GLORY ROAD Cast: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Jon Voight “Glory Road” is based on the inspiring true story of the underdog Texas Western basketball team, with history’s first all African American starting lineup of players, who took the country by storm, surprisingly winning the 1966 NCAA tournament title. Josh Lucas stars as Hall of Famer Don Haskins, the passionately dedicated college basketball coach who changed the history of basketball with his team’s victory in this time of innocence. Rated PG (for racial issues including violence and epithets, and mild language)MEMOIRS 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)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)Now showing at Capitol Theatre HOODWINKED Rated PG 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 incalculable power and wealth that drives the energy industry. Rated R (for violence 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 theater No one realized that this quaint theater would soon turn into the legendary home of nude revues called The Windmill. Rated R (for nudity and brief language)UNDERWORLD EVOLUTION Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Bill Nighy This sequel continues the saga of war between the Death Dealers (vampires) and the Lycans (werewolves). The film traces the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and Michael (Scott Speedman), the lycan hybrid, try to discover the secrets of their bloodlines. All of this takes them into the battle to end all wars as the immortals must finally face their retribution. Rated R (for pervasive strong violence and gore, some sexuality/nudity and language)HOSTEL Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them. Rated R (for brutal scenes of torture and violence, strong sex)Vail, Colorado

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