Cinema Guide

Posted: Thursday, November 03, 2005

OPENING

"Chicken Little," (G) **

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

Synopsis: Lots of pop-tune montages stretch this thinner-than-thin comedy about a chicken who thinks the sky is falling into a kid-friendly 78 minutes.

"The Constant Gardener," (R) ***1/2

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Opening Friday, Nov. 4, 7:10, 9:45 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30, 4:10, 7:10, 9:45 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30, 4:10, 7:10 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 7:10 p.m.

Synopsis: A remote diplomat tries to figure out why his wife was killed in this smart political thriller based on the John LeCarre novel.

"A History of Violence," (R) ***1/2

Where: 20th Century Twin. Times: Monday-Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday, 7, 9:40 p.m.; Saturday, 2, 4:15, 7, 9:40 p.m.; Sunday, 2, 4:15, 7 p.m.

Synopsis: A mobster believes an easygoing family man to be a former hit man. The film raises compelling questions about the nature of violence.

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

Where: 20th Century Twin. Times: Monday-Thursday, 7:15 p.m.; Friday, 7:15, 9:50 p.m.; Saturday, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:50 p.m.; Sunday, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 p.m.

Synopsis: An adaptation of Gulf War veteran Anthony Swofford's memoir, it's a movie about a generation of soldiers who grew up watching war movies.

"Last Days" (R) **

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

Synopsis: Officially, the movie isn't about the last days of Kurt Cobain, but the main character is a morose rocker who smells a lot like teen spirit.

ALSO PLAYING

"The Tangerine Dream," 6 p.m. (all ages) and 8:30 p.m. (21 and over), Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Hangar Ballroom. Benefit for Bill Forrest. $10 at the ski sale or at the door.

"The Sinking of the Princess Sophia," 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Introduction by John Lachelt 30 minutes before each presentation.

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

"Broken Flowers," (R) ***

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7:20 p.m.

Synopsis: A film by Jim Jarmusch, Don Johnston (Bill Murray) loses a girlfriend but finds out he might have a 19-year-old son. Also stars Julie Delpy, Sharon Stone and Jessica Lange.

"Domino," (R) *

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7:10 p.m.

Synopsis: Keira Knightley plays the real-life Domino Harvey, the daughter of a famous actor who was a supermodel, junkie and bounty hunter.

"Doom," (R) *

Where: 20th Century Twin. Times: Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.

Synopsis: The Rock stars in this home computer game that's been adapted to the big screen.

"North Country," (R) ***

Where: 20th Century Twin. Times: Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7:10 p.m.

Synopsis: Charlize Theron plays a single mother who returns home to work in the iron mines of northern Minnesota. Also stars Frances McDormand.

"Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit," (G) ***1/2

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7:10 p.m.

Synopsis: Wallace and his superintelligent pooch, Gromit, must defend a village from lettuce-snarfing bunnies in this delightful clay-animated adventure.

CONTINUING

"Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story," (PG) **1/2

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Monday-Thursday, 6:50 p.m.; Friday, 6:50, 9:10 p.m.; Saturday, 2, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10 p.m.; Sunday, 2, 4:30, 6:50 p.m.

Synopsis: Kurt Russell is a father who, for the love of his daughter (Dakota Fanning), sacrifices almost everything to help save the life of an injured race horse.

"The Legend of Zorro," (PG) **1/2

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Monday-Thursday, 7:20 p.m.; Friday, 7:20, 9:55 p.m.; Saturday, 1:40, 4:20, 7:20, 9:55 p.m.; Sunday, 1:40, 4:20, 7:20 p.m.

Synopsis: Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are reunited in this stunt-filled sequel to 1998's "The Mask of Zorro."

"Saw II," (R) *1/2

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 7:30, 9:35 p.m.; Saturday, 2:10, 4:40, 7:30, 9:35 p.m.; Sunday, 2:10, 4:40, 7:30 p.m.

Synopsis: Detective Eric Mason (Donnie Wahlberg) investigates a trail of grisly murders he believes to be the work of the notorious killer, Jigsaw.



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