Now Showing at Cascade Village TheatreTHE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Cast: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci Review: “The Devil Wears Prada” – Like the hottest new fashion trend, it’s irresistible at first. Fun, flirty, spirited, sexy – you can’t take your eyes off it. You’ve gotta have it. And then just as suddenly as it bursts onto the scene and commands your attention, it dies. Certainly the film from former “Sex and the City” director David Frankel, based on the script from Aline Brosh McKenna, had to be superior to its source material. Anything would have been. Lauren Weisberger’s best-selling novel of the same name, inspired by her own experiences working as an assistant for Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour, was chock full of juicy little details about the fashion world, but it was so coarsely written it was agonizing to finish. The Wintour figure was too two-dimensional; arbitrarily demanding and cruel, she never showed a glimmer of humanity. Thankfully the film fleshes her out, and Meryl Streep brilliantly brings her to life. She steals the entire film away from young Anne Hathaway – who has the benefit of youth and Patricia Fields as her costume designer and who is, theoretically, the star – and reminds us that, when given the chance, she’s a master of subtle, biting comedy. But then the film staggers toward its protracted ending, which is different from that of the book but is needlessly convoluted. PG-13 for some sexuality. 109 min. Two and a half stars out of four.- Christy Lemire, AP Movie CriticAN INCONVENIENT TRUTH A documentary on Al Gore’s campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide. Review: When I said I was going to a press screening of “An Inconvenient Truth,” a friend said, “Al Gore talking about the environment! Bor…ing!” This is not a boring film. The director, Davis Guggenheim, uses words, images and Gore’s concise litany of facts to build a film that is fascinating and relentless. In 39 years, I have never written these words in a movie review, but here they are: You owe it to yourself to see this film… Rated PG (for mild thematic elements) (4 stars)
– Roger Ebert Now showing at Riverwalk Theatre SUPERMAN RETURNS Cast: Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin SpaceyReview: “Superman Returns” is everything you’d want it to be. It’s reverential of the source material, yet a unique film all its own. It’s steeped in decadent art-deco mood and details, yet completely current. It’s joyous with the possibility of discovery, yet deeply moving in its melancholy. It should satisfy purists and attract new converts. But most importantly for a summer blockbuster, it’s just outright thrilling. With technology having vastly improved since the original “Superman” from 1978, director Bryan Singer has constructed a visual marvel. Having infused the first two “X-Men” movies with equal amount of dazzle and heart, Singer shows he’s the ideal choice to take over the beloved franchise. And yet, there’s something softer, sweeter, warmer about this “Superman” than its predecessors, both in its tone and its performances. Sort of a sequel to 1980’s “Superman II,” the new film takes a little while to get going, but begins with the Man of Steel (Brandon Routh) returning to Metropolis after a five-year absence. Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) is now the mother of a young son with her fiance (James Marsden). And Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) is out of prison with plans to create his own continent. PG-13 for some intense action violence. 157 min. Three and a half stars out of four.- Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic CLICK Cast: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken
Adam Sandler portrays Michael Newman, a family man whose busy career as an architect doesn’t leave much time for his wife, Donna (Kate Beckinsale), and two kids. Unable to figure out which of his many remotes turns on the television, he goes shopping for a universal remote and finds the perfect device through Morty (Christopher Walken), who gives him a one-of-a-kind remote with magical powers. With each click, Michael is able to control his career and personal life. But complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices. Rated PG-13 (for language, crude and sex-related humor, and some drug references)NACHO LIBRE Jack Black stars as Ignaciao (friends call him Nacho), a cook by day in a Mexican orphanage, who moonlights as a lucha libre wrestler to raise money for the orphans in this comedy from the creators of “Napolean Dynamite” and the writer of “School of Rock.” Rated PG (for some rough action, and crude humor including dialogue)CARS Voices: Paul Newman, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, George Carlin Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know the town’s offbeat characters – including Sally (a snazzy 2002 Porsche voiced by Bonnie Hunt), Doc Hudson (a 1951 Hudson Hornet with a mysterious past, voiced by Paul Newman) and Mater ( a rusty but trusty tow truck voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) — who help him realize that there are more imprtant things than trophies, fame and sponsorships. Rated G (all audiences)THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves In “The Lake House,” a lonely doctor (Sandra Bullock) begins exchanging love letters with a frustrated architect (Keanu Reeves), only to discover that they are actually living two years apart. Rated PG (for some language and a disturbing image)Now showing at Capitol Theatre SUPERMAN RETURNS Rated PG-13 CLICK Rated PG-13NACHO LIBRE Rated PG
CARS Rated GTHE LAKE HOUSE Cast: Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves In “The Lake House,” a lonely doctor (Sandra Bullock) begins exchanging love letters with a frustrated architect (Keanu Reeves), only to discover that they are actually living two years apart. Rated PG (for some language and a disturbing image)GARFIELD: A TALE OF TWO KITTIES Voices: Breklin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Billy Connolly, Bill Murray America’s favorite feline, Garfield, follows his owner, Jon, to England. The U.K. may never recover, as Garfield is mistaken for a look-alike, regal cat who has inherited a castle. Garfield savors the royal treatment afforded by his loyal “subjects,” but his “reign” is in jeopardy. The nefarious Lord Dargis is determined to do away with Grarfield so he can turn the castle into a resort. Rated PG (for some off-color elements)Vail, Colorado
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