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Cinema Guide

Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2005

OPENING

"Howl's Moving Castle" (PG) **1/2

Where: Gold Town Nickelodeon. Times: Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday, 7, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4, 7, 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4, 7 p.m.

Synopsis: An 18-year-old hatmaker falls under a spell that turns her into an 80-year-old in master animator Hayao Miyazaki's "Howl's Moving Castle."

"Just Like Heaven," (PG-13) **1/2

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Starting Sept. 16, Monday through Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday, 7, 9:20 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30, 4:10, 7, 9:20 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30, 4:10, 7 p.m.

Synopsis: A young workaholic (Reese Witherspoon) dies and becomes a spirit that haunts a hard-drinking landscaper (Mark Ruffalo).

"Lord of War," (R) ***

Where: 20th Century Twin. Times: Starting Sept. 16, Monday through Thursday, 7:10 p.m.; Friday, 7:10, 9:45 p.m.; Saturday, 1:50, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45 p.m.; Sunday, 1:50, 4:20, 7:10 p.m.

Synopsis: The story of an unapologetic gun runner, played with swagger and charisma by Nicolas Cage, is smart, taut, thrilling and darkly funny.

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.

Movies will return next summer at The Back Room at the Silverbow Inn.

CLOSING

"The Great Raid," (R) **

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.

Synopsis: The true story of an attempt to free POWs from a Japanese death camp during World War II. The raid 90 minutes into the film is the best part.

"Red Eye," (PG-13) ***

Where: 20th Century Twin. Times: Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7:15 p.m.

Synopsis: Lisa (Rachel McAdams) is on a flight home when she meets a handsome stranger who isn't what he seems. A smart thriller from Wes Craven.

CONTINUING

"The 40-Year-Old Virgin," (R) ***

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

Synopsis: A guy who has just never gotten around to having sex gets advice from his new pals and embarks on a quest to deflower himself. A daffy comedy.

"The Brothers Grimm," (PG-13) **

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Monday-Thursday, 7:10 p.m.; Friday, 7:10, 9:40 p.m.; Saturday, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 p.m.; Sunday, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10 p.m.

Synopsis: Matt Damon and Heath Ledger travel the countryside of Napoleonic Europe as Ghostbusters. An extravagant mess.

"The Exorcism of Emily Rose," (PG-13) **

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Monday-Thursday, 7:20 p.m., Friday, 7:20, 9:50 p.m.; Saturday, 1:40, 4:20, 7:20, 9:50 p.m., Sunday, 1:40, 4:20, 7:20 p.m.

Synopsis: A nonbeliever defense attorney defends a priest who has lost a parishioner on whom he was performing an exorcism. A modest horror flick.

"The Man" (PG-13) *

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Friday, 7:30, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:10, 4, 7:30, 9:30 p.m., Sunday, 2:10, 4, 7:30 p.m.

Synopsis: Federal agent Derrick (Samuel L. Jackson) walks the walk, while affable salesman Andy (Eugene Levy) talks and talks in this odd-couple action comedy.

"Transporter 2," (PG-13) **1/2

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Monday-Thursday, 6:50 p.m., Friday, 6:50, 9:10 p.m.; Saturday, 2, 4:40, 6:50, 9:10 p.m., Sunday, 2, 4:40, 6:50 p.m.

Synopsis: An ex-special forces operative is charged with delivering the son of a wealthy family. When the boy goes missing, he has to crack a few heads.



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