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Now showing at Crossroads CinemaFIREWALL Cast: Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Virginia Madsen Harrison Ford stars as bank security expert Jack Stanfield, whose specialty is designing infallible theft-proof financial computer systems. But there’s a hidden vulnerability in the system he didn’t account for – himself. When a ruthless criminal mastermind kidnaps his family, Jack is forced to find a flaw in his system and steal $100 million. With the lives of his wife and children at stake and under constant surveillance, he has only hours to find a loophole in the thief’s own impenetrable system of subterfuge and false identities to beat him at his own game. Rated PG-13 (for some intense sequences of violence)THE MATADOR Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis “The Matador” follows Julian (Pierce Brosnan), a devil-may-care hitman, who suddenly hits a mid-life crisis when he realizes he has no friends. After a chance meeting in a hotel bar in Mexico City with Danny (Greg Kinnear), an affable down-on-his-luck businessman, Julian reaches out in desperation to make a human connection, and comedy ensues when Danny is simultaneously fascinated and appalled by what Julian does for a living. Rated R (for strong sexual content and language)Now Showing at Cascade Village TheatreMATCH POINT Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Emily Mortimer; written and directed by Woody Allen “Match Point” is a drama about ambition, the seduction of wealth, love and sexual passion. Perhaps most importantly, however, the story reveals the huge part luck plays in events, refuting the comforting misconception that more of life is under our control than it really is. Rated R (for some sexuality)CAPOTE Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Chris Cooper On Nov. 15, 1959, the brutal murder of a family in a small Kansas town sent shockwaves through the nation – and captured the attention of one of the most distinctive minds of our time. One-of-a-kind author Truman Capote was sent to Kansas to pen an article about the crimes for The New Yorker magazine. He ended up writing one of the most celebrated books of the century. This film follows Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman) on his odyssey to create the landmark bestseller “In Cold Blood.” With signature style and mordant wit – and his friend Harper Lee (Catherine Keener) in tow – Capote attempts to charm the locals and work his way into the story behind the murders. He’s soon shocked, however, to find himself forming a friendship with one of the killers, Perry Smith (Clifton Collins Jr.). As the book nears completion and execution day approaches, Capote finds himself torn in directions he never anticipated and is forever changed by his experiences. Rated R (for some violent images and brief strong language)Now showing at Riverwalk Theatre FIREWALL Rated PG-13 EIGHT BELOW Cast: Paul Walker, Jason Biggs, Bruce Greenwood Inspired by a true story, “Eight Below” is an exciting action-adventure film about loyalty and the bonds of friendship set in the extreme wilderness of Antarctica. The film tells the story of three members of a scientific expedition: Jerry Shepard (Paul Walker), his best friend Cooper (Jason Biggs) and a rugged American geologist (Bruce Greenwood), who are forced to leave their team of beloved sled dogs due to a sudden accident and perilous weather conditions in the intense frozen wilderness for over six months until the adventurers can mount a rescue mission. Rated PG (for some peril and brief mild language)BROKEBACK 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. Winner of four Golden Globes, including Best Drama; nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture. Rated R (for sexuality, nudity, language and some violence)FINAL DESTINATION 3 Cast: Ryan Merriman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead The fright-filled “Final Destination” franchise returns to theatres in the supernatural thriller “Final Destination 3.” Set six years after the original “Final Destination” film, the latest installment in the series centers around a high school senior who has a premonition of a fatal roller coaster accident involving herself and all her friends. When the premonition proves true, those who have “cheated death” and survived the accident are forced to deal with the repercussions of escaping their fate. Rated R (for strong horror violence/gore, language and some nudity)NANNY MCPHEE Cast: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury In this dark and witty fable, Emma Thompson portrays a person of unsettling appearance and magical powers who enters the household of the recently widowed Mr. Brown (Colin Firth) and attempts to tame his seven exceedingly ill-behaved children. The children have managed to drive away 17 previous nannies and are certain that they will have no trouble with this one. But as Nanny McPhee takes control, they begin to notice that their vile behavior now leads swiftly and magically to rather startling consequences. As the children’s behavior begins to change, Nanny McPhee’s arresting face and frame appear to change as well, creating even more questions about this mysterious stranger whom the children and their father have come to love. Rated PG (for mild thematic elements, some rude humor and brief language)Now showing at Capitol Theatre EIGHT BELOW Rated PG DOOGAL Voices: Judi Dench, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, William H. Macy, Whoopi Goldberg, Ian McKellen Legend tells of three magic diamonds that, it in the wrong hands, can be united to create a force powerful enough to freeze the sun. When the evil sorcerer, Zeebad (Jon Stewart), escapes from his ancient prison, he vows to exact revenge by deep-freezing the earth forever. Determined to save the world, a fellowship of four unlikely heros band together to foil Zeebad’s villainous plot. Led by the candy-loving mutt Doogal (Kenan Thompson), friends Dylan (Jimmy Fallon), Brian (William H. Macy) and Ermintrude (Whoopi Goldberg) embark on an epic adventure to save the world. They must climb icy mountains, navigate fiery pits of molten lava, sail across vast oceans and pass through a booby-trapped temple guarded by an army of ninja skeleton warriors. Along the way they learn that their most powerful weapon is their friendship – which even Zeebad’s evil magic cannot destroy. Rated PG-13 (for some violence, sexual content and language)ANNAPOLIS Cast: James Franco, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Donnie Wahlberg When he won a coveted spot to attend the Naval Academy at Annapolis, local kid Jake Juard (James Franco) thought all his dreams had come true – but his battle to become the man he wants to be is only just beginning. Rated PG-13 (for some violence, sexual content and language)DATE MOVIE The twisted minds behind “Scary Movie” – screenwriters Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg – this time skewer the romantic comedy genre. Their new film tells the story of hopeless romantic Julia Jones (Alyson Hannigan), who has finally bet the man of her dreams, the very British Grant Fockyerdoder (Adam Campbell). But before they can have their “Big Fat Greek Wedding,” they’ll have to “Meet the Parents;” hook-up with “The Wedding Planner” and contend with Grant’s friend Andy — a spectacularly beautiful woman who wants to put an end to her “Best Friend’s Wedding.” Rated PG-13 (for continuous crude and sexual humor, including language)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. Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture. Rated R (for strong graphic violence, some sexual content, nudity and language)Vail, Colorado


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