Now showing at Crossroads Cinema MAN OF THE YEAR Cast: Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, Lewis Black. Acerbic performer Tom Dobbs (Robin Williams) has made his career out of skewering politicians and speaking the mind of the exasperated nation on his talk show. He cracked scathing jokes at a fractured system night after night … until he came up with a really funny idea: Why not run for president himself? After a flip comment, Dobbs ignites a grassroots movement that puts him on the ballot. Hot on the campaign trail, he debates elected drones and says exactly what frustrated voters have often thought. The muckraker wins – only to learn that a computer voting error gave him the victory. With time ticking on the inaugural clock, Dobbs has to decide if he should stay in the Oval Office? Rated PG-13 (for language including crude sexual references, drug related material and violence).OPEN SEASON Voices: Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing, Gary Sinise, Billy Connolly, Jon Favreau.Boog (Martin Lawrence), a grizzly bear with no survival skills, has his perfect world in the tranquil town of Timberline turned upside-down when he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking wild mule deer. Elliot arrives in Timberline missing an antler and strapped to the hood of a truck, courtesy of the paranoid uber-hunter Shaw (Gary Sinise). Against his better judgment, Boog frees Elliot. Elliot attempts to return the favor by “freeing” Boog from his idyllic existence with his beloved Park Ranger Beth (Debra Messing), who has raised him since he was a cub. Things quickly spiral out of control. Rated PG (for some rude humor, mild action and brief language).Now showing at Cascade Village Theatre RUNNING WITH SCISSORS Cast: Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin.”Running With Scissors” is the feature film adaptation of Augusten Burrough’s hilarious and poignant childhood memoir. Growing up in the pill-popping 1970s, young Augusten was living a middle-class existence with an alcoholic father (Alec Baldwin) and a bipolar mother (Annette Bening), an unpublished poet with delusions of becoming famous. When his parents divorce, Augusten’s mother sends him to live with her wildly unorthodox psychiatrist, Dr. Finch (Brian Cox), and his eccentric family. Rated R (for strong language and elements of sexuality, violence and substance abuse).MARIE ANTOINETTE Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis; written and directed by Sophia Coppola. A vibrant retelling of the classic story of Marie Antoinette, the naïve Austrian princess, who is thrown into the scandal-ridden world of French aristocracy when she is betrothed to King Louis XVI. Rated PG-13 (for sexual content, partial nudity and innuendo).Now showing at Riverwalk Theatre FLUSHED AWAY Voices: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen.Roddy is a decidedly upper-crust “society rat” who makes his home in a posh Kensington flat, complete with two hamster butlers named Gilbert and Sullivan. When a common sewer rat named Syd comes spewing out of the sink and decides he’s hit the jackpot, Roddy schemes to rid himself of the pest by luring him into the “whirlpool.” Syd may be an ignorant slob, but he’s no fool, so it is Roddy who winds up being flushed away into the bustling sewer world of Ratropolis. Rated PG (for crude humor and some language).SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE Cast: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Martin Short.Holiday magic mixes with comical chaos at the North Pole in “The Santa Clause 3.” Tim Allen reprises his role of Scott Calvin – Santa – as he juggles a full house of family and the mischievous Jack Frost (Martin Short), who is trying to take over the “big guy’s” holiday. At the risk of giving away the secret location of the North Pole, Scott invites his in-laws (Ann-Margaret and Alan Arkin) to share in the festivities and upcoming birth of baby Claus with expectant wife, Carol, AKA Mrs. Claus (Elizabeth Mitchell). Along for the adventure are Scott’s extended family, son Charlie, ex-wife Laura Miller, her husband Neil Miller (Judge Reinhold), and their daughter, Lucy, who together with head elf Curtis, foil Jack Frost’s crafty scheme to control the North Pole. Rated G (all audiences).THE DEPARTED Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg; directed by Martin Scorsese. “The Departed” is set in South Boston, where the state police is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello (Jack Nicholson). While Billy is quickly gaining Costello’s confidence, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy – and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself. Rated R (for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some strong sexual content and drug material).SAW III Jigsaw has disappeared. Along with his new apprentice Amanda, the puppet master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detectives scramble to locate him, Doctor Lynn Denlon and Jeff are unaware that they are about to become the latest pawns on his vicious chessboard. Rated R (for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language).Now showing at Capitol TheatreFLUSHED AWAY Rated PG. SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSERated G. FLICKA Cast: Alison Lohman, Tim McGraw, Maria Bello. In this contemporary motion picture adaptation of Mary O’Hara’s beloved novel “My Friend Flicka,” 16-year-old Katy McLaughlin (Alison Lohman) dreams of fulfilling her family legacy by working on her father’s ranch in modern-day Wyoming. But Katy’s father wants more for her, insisting that Katy go to college. Katy finds a wild mustang, which she names Flicka, and sets out to make her a riding horse. But Flicka and Katy are more alike than she could have imagined. Like Katy, Flicka has a disdain for authority and is not about to give up her freedom without a fight. Rated PG (for some mild language).TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING Based loosely on true events that inspired both the original “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and the Oscar-winning “The Silence of the Lambs,” this new film centers around a handful of friends who become isolated in the company of a deadly clan of cannibals. The original film not only struck a deep chord with the youth culture of the time but revitalized the horror genre, influencing virtually all of the successful horror franchises that followed it, from New Line’s own “Nightmare on Elm Street” series to “The Blair Witch Project.” Rated R (for strong horror violence/gore, language and drug content).THE PRESTIGE Cast: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson.From acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Memento,” “Batman Begins”), comes a mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences. From the time that they first met as young magicians on the rise, Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) were competitors. However, their friendly competition evolves into a bitter rivalry making them fierce enemies-for-life and consequently jeopardizing the lives of everyone around them. Full of twists and turns, “The Prestige” is set against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century London. The exceptional cast includes two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine, Scarlett Johnasson and David Bowie. Rated PG-13 (for violence and disturbing images).Vail, Colorado
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