Cinema Guide

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2005


"Star Wars: Episode III," (PG-13) ****

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Thursday, May 19, 12:01 a.m., 7 p.m.; Friday, 7, 10 p.m.; Saturday, 1, 4, 7, 10 p.m.; Sunday, 1, 4, 7 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 7 p.m.

Synopsis: Anakin Skywalker succumbs to the Dark Side and becomes Darth Vader, while the Republic falls to Chancellor Palpatine's forces in the final "Star Wars" episode.

"Downfall," (R) ***1/2

Where: Gold Town Nickelodeon. Times: 7 and 9:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday.

Synopsis: A glimpse into the last days of the Third Reich. Facing inevitable defeat, Hitler's moods range from defiance to fight or flee. A harrowing look at the banality of evil.


Anime film at Sweet Dream Teas, 8585 Old Dairy Road, near the Nugget Mall. Details: 789-4401. Film at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

"A Day Without a Mexican," The Back Room at the Silverbow Inn, at 8 p.m. Saturday.

"Return of the Scorcher" and "We Are Traffic," 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Gold Town Nickelodeon. Free.


"House of Wax," (R) *

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Wednesday, May 18, 7:20 p.m.

Synopsis: A group of randy friends find themselves the target of a killer who wants to make them permanent additions to his wax museum. Horror remake.


"Crash," (R) ***

Where: 20th Century Twin. Times: Friday, 7:10, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2, 4:20, 7:10, 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2, 4:20, 7:10 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 7:10 p.m.

Synopsis: An unblinking riff on L.A. bigotry that follows the interlocking stories of characters involved in a car accident. Contrived but moving movie sermon.

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," (PG) **

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Thursday, May 19, 7:10 p.m.; Friday, 7:30, 9:50 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:50 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30; Monday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Synopsis: A disappointing big-screen adaptation of the beloved sci-fi radio series/book/television show that begins with the destruction of the Earth.

"The Interpreter," (PG-13) **1/2

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Thursday, May 19, 7 p.m.; Friday, 7:10, 9:45 p.m.; Saturday, 1:20, 4:10, 7:10, 9:45 p.m.; Sunday, 1:20, 4:10, 7:10 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 7:10 p.m.

Synopsis: Nicole Kidman stars as a U.N. translator who overhears a death threat against a murderous dictator. Sean Penn plays the chief fed on the case.

"Kicking & Screaming," (PG) *1/2

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Friday, 6:50, 9:20 p.m.; Saturday, 1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20 p.m.; Sunday, 1:50, 4:20, 6:50 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 6:50 p.m.

Synopsis: An overly sensitive dad and soccer coach (Will Ferrell) longs to show up his father, a heartless sports fanatic. Ferrell's good, but the movie's stale.

"Kingdom of Heaven," (R) **1/2

Where: 20th Century Twin. Times: Friday, 7, 9:50 p.m.; Saturday, 3:40, 7, 9:50 p.m.; Sunday, 3:40, 7 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 7 p.m.

Synopsis: Ridley Scott's evenhanded account of the Crusades, following an errant knight's efforts to defend Jerusalem from the charismatic sultan, Saladin.

"Monster-in-Law," (PG-13) *1/2

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Thursday, May 19, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 7:20, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1:40, 3:50, 7:20, 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1:40, 3:50, 7:20 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 7:20 p.m.

Synopsis: Jane Fonda plays a mother whose precious baby boy proposes to his new girlfriend (Jennifer Lopez), sparking a cartoonish game of sabotage.


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