Juneau's Cinema guide

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Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008

OPENING

"The Dark Knight" (PG-13) ★★★

Where: 20th Century Twin. Times: Starts Friday. Daily, 6:45, 10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2:30 p.m.

Synopsis: Batman and James Gordon join forces with Gotham's new District Attorney, Harvey Dent, to take on a psychotic bank robber known as The Joker, whilst other forces plot against them, and Joker's crimes grow more and more deadly.

"Mamma Mia" (PG-13) ★★ ½

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

Synopsis: The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA.

"Young@Heart" (PG) ★★★★

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

Synopsis: "Young@Heart" is a New England senior citizens chorus made up of two dozen spirited seniors who specialize in reinterpreting rock, punk and R&B classics from a unique perspective.

ALSO SHOWING

"Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten" (NR)

Where: Back Room at the Silverbow. Times: Shows Monday-Wednesday, July 21-23, 8 p.m.

Synopsis: Joe Strummer, the late singer of the punk rock band The Clash narrates this documentary of his own life through collected interviews and tapes from his BBC radio show. This film features rare footage from his childhood and later days as a rock hero.

CLOSING

"Get Smart" (PG-13) ★★ ½

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Ends Thursday, 9:50 p.m.

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

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

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

CONTINUING

"Hancock" (PG-13) ★

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Daily, 7:20, 9:40 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2, 4:20 p.m.

Synopsis: A hard-living 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.

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

Where: 20th Century Twin. Times: 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: Daily, 7:40, 9:50 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:30, 4 p.m.

Synopsis: On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, 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: Daily, 9:30 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.

"WALL-E" (G) ★★★★

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Daily, 7, 9:20 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2:10, 4:40 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. Moves to Glacier Cinemas Friday. Times: Daily, 7:10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:40, 4:10 p.m.

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



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