PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightly, Stellan Skarsgard, Bill Nighy Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly reunite in Walt Disney Pictures’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” an all new epic tale chronicling the further mis-adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow. Rated PG-13 (for intense sequences of adventure violence, including frightening images)LADY IN THE WATER Cast: Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard; directed by M. Night Shyamalan In “Lady in the Water,” a modest building manager named Cleveland Heep (Paul Giamatti) rescues a mysterious young woman (Bryce Dallas Howard) from danger and discovers she is actually a narf, a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the treacherous journey from our world back to hers. Cleveland and his fellow tenants start to realize that they are also characters in this bedtime story. As Cleveland falls deeper and deeper in love with the woman, he works together with the tenants to protect his new fragile friend from the deadly creatures that reside in this fable and are determined to prevent her from returning home. Rated PG-13 (for some frightening sequences)
MIAMI VICE Cast: Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell; directed by Michael Mann Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) is urbane and dead smart. He lives with Bronx-born intel analyst Truddy (Naomie Harris), as they work undercover transporting drug loads into South Florida to identify a group responsible for three murders. Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell) is charismatic and flirtatious until – while undercover working with the supplier for the South Florida group – he gets romantically entangled with Isabella (Gong Li), the Chinese-Cuban wife of an arms and drug trafficker. The intensity of this case pushes Crockett and Tubbs out onto the edge where cop and player become one – especially for Crockett in his romance with Isabella and for Tubbs in the provocation of an assault on those he loves. “Miami Vice” liberates what is adult, dangerous and alluring about working deeply undercover … specially when Crockett and Tubbs go where their badges don’t count. Rated R (for strong violence, language and some sexual content)A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION Cast: Garrison Keillor, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Kline, Tommy Lee Jones, John C. Reilly, Woody Harrelson, Virginia Madsen, Maya Rudolph, Lindsay Lohan; directed by Robert AltmanMeryl Streep and Lily Tomlin star as the Johnson Sisters, Yolanda and Rhonda, a country duet act that has survived the country-fair circuit, and Lindsay Lohan plays Meryl’s daughter, Lola, who gets her big chance to sing on the show and then forgets the words. Kevin Kline is Guy Noir, a private eye down on his luck who works as a backstage doorkeeper, and Woody Harrelson and John C. Reilly are Dusty and Lefty, the Old Trailhands, a singing cowboy act. Add Virginia Madsen as an angel and Tommy Lee Jones as the Axeman and Maya Rudolph as a pregnant stagehand and Keillor in the role of hangdog emcee, and you have a playful story set on a rainy Saturday night in St. Paul, Minnesota, where fans file into the Fitzgerald Theater to see “A Prairie Home Companion,” a staple of radio station WLT, not knowing that WLT has been sold to a Texas conglomerate and that tonight’s show will be the last. Rated PG-13 (for risque humor)
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST Rated Pg-13 TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY Cast: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” tells the story of NASCAR racing sensation Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell), whose “win at all costs” approach has made him a national hero. He and his loyal racing partner and childhood friend, Cal Naughton, Jr. (John C. Reilly), are a fearless duo sho thrill their fans by finishing most races in the No. 1 and No. 2 positions – with Cal always in second place. When a flamboyant French Formula One driver, Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen), challenges him for supremacy of NASCAR, Ricky Bobby must face his own demons and fight Girard for the right to be known as racing’s top driver. Rated PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor, language, drug references and brief comic violence)AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH A documentary on Al Gore’s campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide. 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 … (4 stars) — Roger Ebert Rated PG (for mild thematic elements)CLERKS II The sequel to writer/director Kevin Smith’s 1994 Sundance favorite, “Clerks II” continues the intersecting stories of the laterally mobile Dante and Randall and their career slacker shadows Jay and Silent Bob as they face their 30s and the responsibilities and consequences of adulthood. Rated R (for pervasive sexual and crude content including aberrant sexuality, strong language and some drug material)THE ANT BULLY Voices: Nicholas Cage, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti, Lily Tomlin “The Ant Bully” tells a witty and heartwarming story of a 10-year-old boy who embarks on a remarkable journey. New in town, friendless and tormented by a neighborhood bully, young Lucas Nickle has been taking out his frustration on the innocent ant hill in his yard. But one day the ants retaliate. Using a magic potion, they shrink Lucas down to ant size and sentence him to live like an ant in their colony. In this strange new world, Lucas will learn important lessons about friendship, get a whole new perspective on life, and ultimately find the courage to stand up himself. Rated PG (for some mild rude humor and action)THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Cast: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci Meryl Streep stars as high-powered fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly. Anne Hathaway plays Miranda’s assistant – a small-town girl trying to survive her impossibly demanding new boss. Rated PG-13 (for some sensuality)
TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY Rated PG-13 ZOOM Cast: Tim Allen, Courtney Cox Arquette, Chevy Chase In the comedy “Zoom,” Tim Allen plays Jack, formerly Captain Zoom, an out-of-shape former superhero who has lost his powers. Jack is reluctantly called back into action to turn a ragtag group of kids into anew generation of superheroes and save the world from certain destruction. Rated PG( for brief rude humor, language and mild action)MONSTER HOUSE Voices: Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, Kathleen Turner, Fred Willard Executive producers Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg present “Monster House,” an exciting and hilarious thrill-ride tale about three kids who must do battle with a mysterious house that threatens anyone who crosses its path. Rated PG (for scary images and sequences, thematic elements, some crude humor and brief language)YOU, ME AND DUPREE Cast: Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas Carl and Molly Peterson are just starting their newlywed life together. There’s just one unfortunate hitch in their perfectly constructed new world – Randy Dupree, Carl’s oldest friend and perpetual bachelor, has found himself with nowhere to go after being fired. Carl invites him to temporarily crash on the couch. At first, Carl is quite pleased to have his buddy as a permanent couch guest, while Molly bears the brunt of Dupree’s immature antics. But, as Carl becomes buried in his grown-up job, he finds it harder and harder to juggle Dupree and his responsibilities as a husband. To make matters worse, Dupree uses his ample spare time to become a great companion for Molly. Even her dad and the neighbors are falling for his carefree wisdom and charm, frustrating Carl to no end. Soon, everyone (but Carl) begins to root for Dupree to stick around. But as Dupree starts to become a fixture in the Peterson’s home, three becomes not just a crowd … but a full-blown, hilarious catastrophe. Rated PG-13 (for sexual content, brief nudity, crude humor, language and a drug reference)Vail, Colorado
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