Juneau's Cinema guide

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Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2008

OPENING

"Son of Rambow" (PG-13) ★★★

Where: Gold Town Nickelodeon. Times: Starts Thursday. Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m.; Sunday 4 p.m., 7 p.m.

Synopsis: Set on a long English summer in the early '80s, Son Of Rambow is a comedy about friendship, faith and the weird business of growing up.

"Hell Boy II: The Golden Arm" (PG-13) ★★★

Where: 20th Century Twin. Times: Starts Friday. Daily, 7:10, 9:40 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:40, 4:30 p.m.

Synopsis: The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.

"Journey to the Center of the Earth" (PG) ★★★

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Starts Friday. Daily, 7:40, 10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2:10, 4:30 p.m.

Synopsis: A scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

"Meet Dave" (PG)

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

Synopsis: A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.

"Persepolis" (PG-13) ★★★

Where: Back Room at the Silverbow. Times: Shows Monday-Wednesday, July 14-16, 8 p.m.

Synopsis: Marjane just wants to be an ordinary kid, but that isn't easy in the repressive society of 1978 Iran. This film has been nominated for several awards, including Best Animated Feature Film.

CLOSING

"The Incredible Hulk" (PG-13) ★★★

Where: Glacier Cinema. Times: Ends Thursday, 7:20 p.m.

Synopsis: Edward Norton plays Bruce Banner, a fugitive on the run from the military, living in the shadows and seeking a cure for his unique condition.

"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (PG-13) ★★★ (critics) ★★ (Carson)

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

Synopsis: Famed archaeologist Indiana Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.

"Kung Fu Panda" (PG) ★★★

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

Synopsis: Po the Panda is the laziest animal in all of the Valley of Peace, but he unwittingly becomes the chosen one when enemies threaten the animals' way of life.

"The Love Guru" (PG-13) ★★

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Ends Thursday, 9:20 p.m.

Synopsis: Pitka (Mike Myers) is an American who was left at an ashram in India as a child and raised by gurus. He moves back to the U.S. to live in the world of self-help and spirituality.

CONTINUING

"Get Smart" (PG-13) ★★ ½

Where: 20th Century Twin. Glacier Cinemas Friday. Times: Daily, 9:50 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 4:20 p.m.

Synopsis: Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the forces of CHAOS with the more-competent Agent 99 at his side.

"Hancock" (PG-13) ★

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Daily, 7:30, 9:40 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2, 4:40 p.m.

Synopsis: A superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public enters into a questionable relationship with the wife of the public relations professional who's trying to repair his image.

"Kit Kittredge - An American Girl" (G) ★★★

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

Synopsis: Based on the American Girl doll line, the story centers on Kit Kittredge, a young woman who grows up in the early years of the Great Depression.

"WALL-E" (G) ★★★★

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Daily, 7, 9:20 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:40, 4:10 p.m.

Synopsis: The year is 2700. WALL-E, a robot, spends every day doing what he was made for. But soon he will discover what he was meant for.

"Wanted" (R) ★★★ (critics) ★★ (Carson)

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

Synopsis: "Wanted" tells the tale of one apathetic nobody's transformation into an unparalleled enforcer of justice.



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