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Editor’s Note: Vail Film Festival at Crossroads and Cascade today through April 2; call for information 476-1092.Now Showing at Cascade Village Theatre 16 BLOCKS Cast: Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse “16 Blocks” is a character-driven action thriller that stars Bruce Willis as Jack Mosley, a broken down New York detective assigned to escort a petty criminal (Mos Def) from a precinct to the courthouse. The seemingly simple 16-block journey becomes a test of character for them when Jack’s ex-partners attempt to stop them. It’s the story of how two men change each other during a tense 110-minute struggle between life and death. Rated PG-13 (for violence, intense sequences of action, and some strong language)TRANSAMERICA A pre-operative male-to-female transsexual takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York. This delightful film stars Felicity Huffman, who was nominated for this year’s Best Actress Oscar. Rated R (for sexual content, nudity, language and drug use)Now showing at Riverwalk Theatre ICE AGE 2: THE MELTDOWN Voices: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Jay Leno The Ice Age is coming to an end, and the animals are delighting in the melting paradise that is their new world. Manny, Sid and Diego quickly learn that the warming climate has one major drawback: a huge glacial dam is about to break, threatening the entire valley. The only chance of survival lies at the other end of the valley. So our three heroes, along with a mammoth named Ellie and her two “brothers” — possums Crash and Eddie — embark on a mission across an increasingly dangerour landscape toward their salvation. Rated PG (for some mild language and innuendo)INSIDE MAN Cast: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe; directed by Spike Lee “Inside Man” is the story of a tough cop, Detective Frazier (Denzel Washington), who matches wits with a clever bank robber, Dalton (Clive Owen), in a tense hostage drama. As the dangerous cat-and-mouse game unfolds, a wild card emerges: Madeline (Jodie Foster), a power broker with a hidden agenda, who injects even more instability into an already volitile situation. Rated R (for language and some violent images)V FOR VENDETTA Cast: Natalie Portman, Stephen Rea, Hugo Weaving Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, “V for Vendetta” tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked vigilante known only as “V.” Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he detonates explosives at two London landmarks and takes over the government-controlled airwaves, urging his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about V’s mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself – and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plot to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption. Rated R (for strong violence and some language)THE SHAGGY DOG Cast: Tim Allen, Robert Downey Jr., Kristin Davis, Danny Glover It all begins when workaholic Deputy D. A. Dave Douglas (Tim Allen) takes on a case involving an animal laboratory – one that will take him away yet again from his wife and his kids, who already yearn for his all-too-distracted attention. But when Dave is accidentally infected with a top-secret, genetic-mutating serum, everything he thought he knew about being himself and his family changes. Yet with his newly perked-up ears and his front row seat on the household carpet, Dave is able to gain a whole new perspective into his family’s secrets and dreams. Now, he wants nothing more than to stop fetching and return to fathering – only first he’ll have to stop the evil forces behind the serum in an adventure that will bring the whole family together. Rated PG (for some mild rude humor).FAILURE TO LAUNCH Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Terry Bradshaw, Kathy Bates Tripp (Matthew McConaughey) has never been able to leave the nest. He’s always had some reason or other, but now, his desperate parents have had enough. They hire the gorgeous and talented girl of his dreams (Sarah Jessica Parker) to get him to move out of the house. Rated PG-13 (for sexual content, partial nudity and language).Now showing at Capitol Theatre ICE AGE 2: THE MELTDOWN Rated PGV FOR VENDETTA Rated R THE SHAGGY DOG Rated PG SHE’S THE MAN Cast: Amanda Bynes Viola Johnson (Amanda Bynes) had her own good reasons for disguising herself as her twin brother Sebastian and enrolling in his place at his new boarding school, Illyria Prep. She was counting on Sebastian being AWOL from school while he tried to break into the music scene in London. What she didn’t count on was falling in love with her hot roommate, Duke, who in turn only has eyes for the beautiful Olivia. Making matters worse, Olivia is starting to fall for Sebastian, who – for reasons Olivia couldn’t begin to guess — appears to be the sensitive type of guy she’d always dreamed of meeting. If things weren’t complicated enough, Sebastian has come back from London two days earlier than expected and arrives on campus having no clue that he’s been replaced?by his own twin sister. Rated PG-13 (for some sexual material)THE HILLS HAVE EYES A new take on Wes Craven’s 1977 film of the same name. “The Hills Have Eyes” is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the carters soon realize the seemingly uninhabited wasteland is actually the breeding ground of a bloodthirsty mutant family and they are the prey. Rated R (for strong gruesome violence and terror throughout, and for language).Vail, Colorado
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