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Now showing at Crossroads Cinema:THE LONGEST YARDCast: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, James Cromwell, Burt Reynolds”The Longest Yard” is the story of pro quarterback Paul Crewe (Adam Sandler) and former college champion and coach Nate Scarborough (Burt Reynolds), who are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarborough to coach the inmates to victory in a football game “fixed” to turn our quite another way. Rated PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor, violence, language and drug references)MONSTER-IN-LAWCast: Jennifer Lopez, Michael Vartan, Jane FondaUnlucky in love, beautiful Charlotte “Charlie” Cantilini (Jennifer Lopez) has finally met the man of her dreams, Dr. Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan). There’s just one problem – his mother! Overbearing and controlling, not to mention volatile, Viola Fields (Jane Fonda) has recently been canned from her job as a star news anchor. Fearing she will lose her son’s affections as she has her career, Viola decides to break up the happy couple by becoming the world’s worst mother-in-law. Helping her with her crazy schemes is Viola’s long-time assistant, Ruby (Wanda Sykes). The gloves come off when Charlie finally decides to fight back, and it looks like Viola has finally met her match. Rated PG-13 (for sex references and language)Now Showing at Cascade Village Theatre:MADAGASCARVoices: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Andy Richter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the EntertainerAlex the lion (Ben Stiller) is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) have lived their entire lives in blissful captivity. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty allows his curiosity to get the better of him and, with the help of some prodigious penguins, makes his escape to explore the world he has been missing. Alex, Melman and Gloria go after him, but before they can go wild in the streets, they are captured, crated and put on a ship to Africa to be ultimately set free. When those plotting penguins sabotage the ship, Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria find themselves washed ashore on the exotic island of Madagascar. Now, these native New Yorkers have to figure out how to survive in the wild and discover the true meaning of the phrase – “It’s a jungle out there.” Rated PG (for mild language, crude humor and some thematic elements)CRASHCast: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt DillonA Brentwood housewife and her DA husband. A Persian store owner. Two police detectives who are also lovers. A black television director and his wife. A Mexican locksmith. Two car-jackers. A rookie cop. A middle-aged Korean couple. They all live in Los Angeles, and in the next 36 hours, they will collide. A provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial conflict in America, “Crash” is that rare cinematic event – a film that challenges audiences to question their own prejudices. Rated R (for language, sexual content and some violence)Now showing at Riverwalk Theatre:MADAGASCAR Rated PGTHE LONGEST YARD Rated PG-13MONSTER-IN-LAW Rated PG-13STAR WARS: EPISODE III – REVENGE OF THE SITHCast: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christiansen, Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy SmitsAfter three long years of relentless fighting, the Clone Wars are nearly at an end. The Jedi Council dispatches Obi-Wan Kenobi to bring the deadly leader of the Separatist droid army to justice. Meanwhile, backon Coruscant, Chancellor Palpatine has grown in power. His sweeping political changes transform the war-weary Repubic into the mighty Galactic Empire. To his closest ally, Anakin Skywalker, he reveals the true nature of power and the promised secrets of the Force in an attempt to lure him into the dark side. Rated PG-13 (for sci-fi violence and some intense images)KICKING AND SCREAMINGCast: Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall”Kicking and Screaming” stars Will Ferrell as Phil Weston, an average Joe who’s had to put up all his life with his overly competitive father, Buck (Robert Duvall). When Phil decides to coach his 10-year-old son’s soccer team, he goes head-to-head for the league championship against Buck, who coaches his own young son on the preeminent team of the league. Old scores come into play as Phil and Buck find themselves going to extreme measures to win the championship trophy. Rated PG (for thematic elements, language and some crude humor) Now showing at Capitol Theatre:MADAGASCAR Rated PGTHE LONGEST YARD Rated PG-13STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH Rated PG-13KICKING & SCREAMING Rated PGTHE INTERPRETERCast: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Richard Gere; directed by Sydney PollackKidman stars as South African U.N. interpreter Silvia Broome, who inadvertently overhears a hushed, after-hours conversation in the General Assembly Hall. And what she hears could topple a government … if she can just survive long enough to get someone to believe her. In the right hallway, at the right time, all it takes is a whisper to tip the balance of power. Rated PG-13 (for violence, some sexual content and brief strong language)Vail Colorado


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