‘Tooth Fairy,’ ‘Lovely Bones’ now playing in Vail Valley
Vail, CO Colorado
Guy Ritchie directs the newest portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective and his stalwart partner Dr. Watson. With Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong and Kelly Reilly. Directed by Ritchie. (2:14) PG-13.
‘THE LOVELY BONES’
Based on the critically-acclaimed, best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, ‘The Lovely Bones’ centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal. Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon star along with Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and Saoirse Ronan. (2:20) PG-13.
An “avatar,” a human mind in an alien body, finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people. Written and directed by James Cameron. (2:30) PG-13.
A divorced mother becomes caught up in a love triangle when she renews a romance with her ex. With Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. Written and directed by Nancy Meyers. (1:54) R.
‘ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS 2: THE SQUEAKUEL’
The chipmunks head to school to save the music program in a battle of the bands where they face off against the Chipettes.
Dwayne Johnson is “The Tooth Fairy,” also known as Derek Thompson, a hard-charging minor league hockey player whose nickname comes from his habit of separating opposing players from their bicuspids. When Derek discourages a youngster’s hopes, he’s sentenced to one week’s hard labor as a real tooth fairy, complete with the requisite wings, magic wand and frilly tutu. (1:50) PG.
‘THE BOOK OF ELI’
In the not-too-distant future, some 30 years after the final war, a solitary man walks across the wasteland that was once America. Empty cities, broken highways, seared earth-all around him, the marks of catastrophic destruction. The roads belong to gangs that would murder a man for his shoes, an ounce of water… or for nothing at all. Stars Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson and Gary Oldman. (2:05) R.
Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell star in Extraordinary Measures. The film is inspired by the true story of John Crowley (Brendan Fraser), a man who defied conventional wisdom and great odds, and risked his family’s future to pursue a cure for his children’s life-threatening disease. (1:50) PG.
‘UP IN THE AIR’
A corporate downsizing expert who cherishes his life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching 10 million frequent flier miles and after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. With George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick. (1:49) R.
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