Cinema Guide

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2005

OPENING

"The Longest Yard," (PG-13) **

Where: 20th Century Twin. Times: Friday, 7, 9:45 p.m.; Saturday, 1:50, 4:20, 7, 9:45 p.m.; Sunday, 1:50, 4:20, 7, 9:45 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 4:20, 7, 9:45 p.m.

Synopsis: A pro quarterback (Adam Sandler) and a former college coach (Burt Reynolds)team up in prison and field a football team of fellow inmates.

"Madagascar," (PG) **1/2

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

Synopsis: A zebra, a lion, a giraffe and a hippo escape the Central Park Zoo with the help of a gang of crazy penguins in this computer animated film.

"Millions," (PG) ***1/2

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Friday, 7:10, 9:35 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30, 4:10, 7:10, 9:35 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30, 4:10, 7:10, 9:35 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 4:10, 7:10, 9:35 p.m.

Synopsis: Damian, 7, and Anthony, 9, discover a bag with $265,000 British pounds, and the brothers struggle with their windfall. A charming kid's fable.

"Unleashed," (R) **

Where: 20th Century Twin. Times: Friday, 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2, 4:30, 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2, 4:30, 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 4:30, 7:15, 9:30 p.m.

Synopsis: An assassin savant, who has been raised to be a loan shark's attack dog, is befriended by a blind man. Stylish but gratuitously violent.

"Days of Being Wild," (NR) ***1/2

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

Synopsis: Director Wong Kar-wai's career-defining, landmark feature - about romance in a dreamt-up 1960s Hong Kong - shows a style fully formed.

ALSO PLAYING

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

"Mean Creek," The Back Room at the Silverbow Inn, at 8 p.m. Saturday.

CLOSING

"Crash," (R) ***

Where: 20th Century Twin. Times: Thursday, May 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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: Thursday, May 26, 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: Thursday, May 26, 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.

CONTINUING

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

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Friday, 7:30, 9:40 p.m.; Saturday, 1:40, 4:20, 7:30, 9:40 p.m.; Sunday, 1:40, 4:20, 7:30, 9:40 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 4:20, 7:30, 9:40 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.

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

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

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



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