50 First Dates
Henry falls deeply in love with Lucy after a memorable encounter, only to find the following day that she has no idea who he is. It turns out she has lost her short-term memory and "reboots" after each night's sleep. This leads to Henry wooing her anew every day. With Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
Rated PG-13 for crude sexual humor and drug references. 96 min.HI
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London
Agent Banks goes undercover as an exchange student in an elite boarding school in England. With Frankie Muniz and Anthony Anderson.
Rated PG for action violence and some crude humor. 101 min.
Fog of War
Documentary from Errol Morris, culled from nearly 20 hours of interviews with Robert S. McNamara who served as secretary of defense during the Vietnam War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. The title refers to a Chinese saying referring to the clouding of the mind that occurs in battle. PG-13 for images and thematic issues of war and destruction. 106 min.HHHH
Girl with a Pearl Earing
Not that one intends any slight against a generally accomplished cast - featuring shooting star Scarlett Johansson - but it's the look and attention to detail that truly set the movie apart. And that's appropriate to a story about the mysterious way painters achieve something of beauty. Here, the artist is Johannes Vermeer, and in Peter Webber's film we get the possible back story to one of his best-known paintings. Cinematographer Eduardo Serra offers a visual rendering of the Dutch town of Delft in the 17th century that has a shimmering quality worthy of Vermeer himself. So ravishing is the film to look at - an achievement shared by production designer Ben van Os and costume designer Dien van Straalen - that its surface threatens to overwhelm its substance. Rated PG-13 for some sexual content. 99 min. HHHI
In 1890, a wealthy sheik invited an American cowboy and his horse, a mustang, to enter a centuries-old 3,000-mile survival race across the Arabian desert. The challenge had previously been restricted to only the fines Arabian horses ever bred. The odds against the cowboy and his mustang even surviving the race were enormous. Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Timothy Dalton. PG-13 for adventure violence and some mild innuendo. 136 min.
Academy Award Nominee, Best Actress. Drama about the life of Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed for killing seven men in the state of Florida in the 1980's. With Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen, Annie Corley, Pruitt Taylor Vince. Rated R for strong violence and sexual content, and for pervasive language. 111 min. HHHI
5 Golden Globe Nominations including Best Drama, Director, Screenplay, Actor and Supporting Actor. Three childhood friends whose relationship ended after a tragic accident are reunited 25 years later by a murder investigation. Directed by Clint Eastwood. With Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney. Rated R for language and violence. 138 min.HHHH
The Passion of the Christ
A vivid depiction of the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ's life. He is betrayed by one of his own inner circle and crucified for unsubstantiated charges of treason against Rome. In Latin and Aramaic, with subtitles. Directed by Mel Gibson, with James Caviezel. R for sequences of graphic violence. 127 min. HH
A writer undergoes a divorce when he discovers his wife's infidelity, and his ability to write suffers. At his house in the woods he finds himself stalked by a psycho claiming that the writer stole his story but changed the ending. Based on the Stephen King novella "Two Past Midnight: Secret Window, Secret Garden." With Johnny Depp, John Turturro and Ving Rhames.
Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, sexual content and language. 97 min.
Special ops officer Robert Scott and his prot?g? Curtis are recruited to find the missing daughter of a high-ranking government official. The mission comes to an abrupt end when the media reports the girl's death, but Curtis believes the girl is in fact alive. If so, there's a dangerous conspiracy at the highest levels. Written and directed by David Mamet, with Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, William H. Macy and Johnny Messner.
Rated R for violence and language. 106 min.
Starsky and Hutch
Based on the 1970s TV series, two San Francisco cops with different styles prove to be an unbeatable combination when they are partnered for the first time in a murder investigation. Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Juliette Lewis, Snoop-Dog, Amy Smart, Chris Penn, Fred Williamson.
Rated PG-13 for drug content, sexual situations, partial nudity, language, some violence. 100 min.
Set in modern day France, Pierre Brossard (who as a young man was a Nazi executioner) has never been brought to trial and has lived a peaceful life sheltered by right-wing elements within the Catholic Church. Now a new investigation into his crimes is opened, and he finds himself the target of hit men and police investigators. Directed by Norman Jewison ("Moonstruck," "A Soldier's Story"), with Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Alan Bates, John Neville and Charlotte Rampling.
Rated R for violence. 120 min.
This had the potential to be more than just another crime thriller starring Ashley Judd, which has become a genre all its own following "Kiss the Girls," "Double Jeopardy" and "High Crimes." Philip Kaufman ("The Right Stuff," "Henry & June," "Quills") is the director, so you'd hope his fearlessness would elevate the film beyond the usual conventions. For a while he's successful. But the script spirals wildly out of control as "Twisted" approaches its climactic twist (which you'll probably be able to figure out about a half-hour into the movie). Andy Garcia plays Judd's partner; Samuel L. Jackson (in the role Morgan Freeman usually plays) co-stars as the police commissioner.
Rated R for violence, language and sexuality. 97 min. HI
Welcome to Mooseport
A beloved two-term president retires to a small East Coast town to write his memoirs. Implored by the townsfolk to run for mayor, he enters the race with a hardware store owner running against him. A friendly rivalry heats up when the men find themselves in competition not only for the job, but for the affections of the same woman. With Gene Hackman and Ray Romano. PG-13 for some brief sexual comments and nudity. 111 min.HH