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Riverwalk Theatre

BEE MOVIE

Jerry Seinfeld wrote and lent his voice to this story of a mild-mannered bee who inadvertently discovers that humans have been stealing bees’ honey for centuries and sets out to protect their resources. With the voices of Renee Zellweger , Matthew Broderick, John Goodman and Chris Rock . PG for mild suggestive humor.

AMERICAN GANGSTER

Denzel Washington plays an up-and-coming crime boss on the streets of 1970s Harlem. Russell Crowe plays the rogue cop bent on taking down the new kingpin in the drug trade. With Josh Brolin and Chiwetel Ejiofor . Written by Steve Zaillian . R for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality.

WE OWN THE NIGHT

A nightclub owner (Joaquin Phoenix) in 1980s New York is forced to choose a side in the drug war between his cop brother (Mark Wahlberg) and the Russian gangsters who are his best customers. With Robert Duvall, Eva Mendes and Alex Veadov. Written and directed by James Gray. R for strong violence, drug material, language, some sexual content and brief nudity.

RENDITION

“Tsotsi” director Gavin Hood makes his American debut with a film that examines the practice of rendition as used by the U.S. government, in which terror suspects are secretly transported from country to country for interrogation. With Jake Gyllenhaal , Reese Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard and Meryl Streep. Written by Kelley Sane. R for torture/violence and language.

INTO THE WILD

“Into the Wild,” Sean Penn’s film on McCandless’ experiences, is a complete change of pace for the writer-director. It’s his warmest, most celebratory and most completely realized film and, though you might not guess it from the material, it is also arguably his most personal. Penn’s film, starring a radiant Emile Hirsch, is based on Jon Krakauer’s nonfiction book about Chris McCandless, an unusual 24-year-old “possessed of a streak of stubborn idealism that did not mesh readily with modern existence.” In April 1992, McCandless’ search for “raw, transcendent experience” led him to walk alone into Alaska’s Denali National Park, determined to have adventures and live dangerously off the land. He did not come out alive. Was he a foolish naif or a great, transcendent spirit? The Chris you saw depended on the one you wanted to see.

Capitol Theatre

BEE MOVIE

MARTIAN CHILD

A recently widowed science fiction writer (John Cusack) adopts a boy who claims to be from Mars, and the writer suspects the boy may be telling the truth. PG for thematic elements and mild language.

MICHAEL CLAYTON

Tony Gilroy, best known for writing credits on all three “Bourne” films, has poured the energy pent-up during a decade and a half in Hollywood into this strong and confident directorial debut about desperate men searching for redemption in a cold and ruthless world of high stakes corporate and legal shenanigans. Gilroy starts with his impressively heightened and dramatic dialogue, his ability to get people to talk articulately while they’re at a fever pitch of anxiety and concern. Added to this is an unlooked for gift for creating intensity on screen. As a director, Gilroy has an unmistakable instinct for the emotional jugular and a breakneck storytelling style that pulls you through his story, no stragglers allowed. (2:07) R for language, including some sexual dialogue.

30 DAYS OF NIGHT

Alaska is the perfect place for vampires. Once the sun sets in the winter, it doesn’t come up again for 30 days. With Josh Hartnett, Melissa George and Danny Huston. R for strong horror violence and language.


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