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March 16, 2006

World&

s Fastest Indian

In New Zealand in the 1960&

s, Burt Munro takes a 1920 Indian motorcycle and, delightfully without resources other than his own obsession, spends his retirement rebuilding the bike to follow his dream to set a land speed record at the Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Cauffiel, Saginaw Grant.

PG-13 for brief language, drug use and a sexual reference/127 min.

16 Blocks

A troubled NYPD officer is forced to take a happy, but down-on-his-luck witness 16 blocks from the police station to another location, but no one wants the duo to make it. Directed by Richard Donner (&

Lethal Weapon&

); Starring Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse.

PG-13 for violence, intense sequences of action, and some strong language/102 min.

Aquamarine

At the bottom of the murky pool at the Capri Beach Club, a mermaid with a sharp tongue and a broken heart is found by Halley and Claire, who learn friendship is forever, and magic can be found in the most unexpected places. Based on the novel by Alice Hoffman. Joanna Levesque, Emma Roberts, Arielle Kebbel.

PG for mild language and sensuality/109 min.

Transamerica

Academy Award Nominee - Best Actress Felicity Huffman. An uptight male-to-female transsexual, Bree, readying herself for the final &

snip&

that will make her womanly transition complete, receives a phone call from New York that her son has been jailed - a son she didn&

t know she had. Her therapist refuses to give her written permission to have the final part of her sex-change operation if she doesn&

t go, so Bree heads east from her California home. Thinking Bree is a Christian missionary, gay hustler son Toby informs her of his intention to become a porn star on the west coast, which brings out plenty of motherly instincts in the worried cross-gender Bree. So the two take a road trip back west, with Bree flailing in her attempts to tell Toby the truths about who she is and what she once was. Felicity Huffman, Fionnula Flanagan, Graham Greene.

R for sexual content, nudity, language and drug use/104 min.

Eight Below

A scientific expedition is forced to leave behind their team of beloved sled dogs due to an unexpected accident and perilous weather conditions in Antarctica. The dogs struggle to survive alone in the intense frozen wilderness until a rescue is attempted. Paul Walker, Jason Biggs, Bruce Greenwood.

G for some peril and brief mild language/120 min.

Shaggy Dog

An assistant DA on the fast track has just been handed the perfect slam dunk case, but he&

s fouled out with his family. When a mysterious bite turns him into a dog, he gets a new perspective on things. Tim Allen, Danny Glover, Kristin Davis, Spencer Breslin, Robert Downey, Jr.

PG for some mild, rude humor/99 min.

Hills Have Eyes

A family road trip goes terrifyingly wrong when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. What seems to be an uninhabited wasteland is actually the breeding ground of a blood-thirsty family of mutants. A new take on the 1977 Wes Craven classic. Aaron Stanford, Dan Byrd, Emile De Ravin, Kathleen Quinlan.

R for strong, guresome violence, terror throughout and language/105 min.

Failure to Launch

A 30-something guy meets a great girl, but won&

t move out of his parents&

. Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zooey Deschanel.

PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and language/96 min.

Libertine

Johnny Depp stars as the scandalously decadent John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester. The film follows the Earl&

s adventures in London, from his passionate romance with a young actress to the writing of a scurrilous play that blisteringly and bawdily lampoons the very monarch who commissioned it, Charles II. Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich.

R for strong sexuality including dialogue, violence and language/114 min.

V for Vendetta

In the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, a man cloaked in mystery ignites a revolution and finds an unlikely ally in a seemingly mild mannered young woman.Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Stephen Rea, John Hurt, Rupert Graves.

R for strong violence and some language/132 min.

She&

s the Man

A girl who lives to play soccer disguises herself as her brother and enrolls in his place at his new boarding school, where she signs up for the boys&

soccer team and falls for her brother&

s friend. Inspired by Shakespeare&

s &

Twelfth Night.&

Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Robert Hoffman.

PG for some sexual material/105 min.

Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

A rancher is brokenhearted by the discovery of his friend&

s dead body, an illegal Mexican immigrant killed by a Border Control agent, and takes the law into his own hands. Directed by Tommy Lee Jones. Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Julio Cesar Cedillo, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones.

R for language, violence and sexualty/121 min.

New World

Academy Award nominee - Best Cinematography. An epic adventure set around the founding of the Jamestown Settlement in 1607. Inspired by the legend of Pocahontas and John Smith, a passionate and noble young native woman and an ambitious soldier of fortune torn between the undeniable requirements of their civic duty and the inescapable demands of the human heart. Directed by Terrence Malick (&

Days of Heaven&

, &

Thin Red Line&

). Colin Farrell, Q&

orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, Wes Studi, David Thewlis

PG-13 for intense battle sequences/135 min.