Juneau's Cinema guide

Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008

Note: Next week,March 17-21, all Gross Alaska theaters will be open for daily matinees during spring break.

OPENING

"The Orphanage" (R) ★★★

Where: Gold Town Nickelodeon. Times: Shows Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 7, 9:15 p.m.; Sunday, 4, 7 p.m. Thursday's show includes one free bag of popcorn.

Synopsis: A Spanish horror movie in which a woman brings her family back to her childhood home and her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.

"Horton Hears a Who" (G) ★★★

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Starts Friday. Daily, 6:50 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:20, 3:50 p.m.

Synopsis: Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.

"Never Back Down" (PG-13) no rating at press time

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Starts Friday. Daily, 7:10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:50 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:30, 4 p.m.

Synopsis: At his new high school, a rebellious teen is lured into an underground fight club.

"Penelope" (PG) ★★½

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Starts Friday. Daily, 7:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:40 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:40, 4:30 p.m.

Synopsis: A young aristocratic heiress is born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love.

ALSO SHOWING

"In the Valley of Elah" (R) ★★½

Where: Back Room at the Silverbow. Times: Shows Monday-Wednesday, March 17-19, 8 p.m. Free.

Synopsis: When exemplary soldier Mike Deerfield goes missing after returning from Iraq, his concerned parents hire police detective Emily Sanders to investigate.

CLOSING

"Fools Gold" (PG-13) ★

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Ends Thursday, 7 p.m.

Synopsis: A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a couple's sense of adventure - and romance.

"Semi-Pro" (R) ★★ (critics); ★ (Carson)

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Ends Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Synopsis: Will Ferrell stars as the coach-owner of an ABA basketball team.

"The Spiderwick Chronicles" (PG)★★½ (critics); ★★ (Carson)

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Ends Thursday, 7:10 p.m.

Synopsis: Three siblings find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of fairies and other creatures.

CONTINUING

"10,000 BC" (PG-13) ★

Where: 20th Century Twin. Times: Daily, 7:15 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:45 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:45, 4:15 p.m.

Synopsis: A young mammoth hunter journeys through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.

"The Bank Job" (R) ★★★

Where: Moves to 20th Century Twin on Friday. Times: Daily, 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:30, 4 p.m.

Synopsis: A highly charged heist movie inspired by an infamous 1971 robbery in London.

"College Road Trip" (G) ★½

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Daily, 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:20 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:50, 4:10 p.m.

Synopsis: When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father decides to accompany her.

"Vantage Point" (PG-13) ★★½ (critics); ★★ (Carson)

Where: Moves to Glacier Cinemas on Friday. Times: Daily, 7:20 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2, 4:20 p.m.

Synopsis: The attempted assassination of the president is told from five differentperspectives.



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