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Cinema Guide

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2005

Note: Gross-Alaska Theatres' holiday schedule was incomplete at press time. To learn what movies will open on Wednesday, Nov. 23, check out http://www.juneaumovies.com anytime after Monday.

OPENING

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," (PG-13) ***1/2

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Friday, Nov. 18, 6:45, 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon, 3:20, 6:45, 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon, 3:20, 6:45 p.m.; Monday-Tuesday, 6:45 p.m.; Wednesday, 6:45, 10 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 24, 3:20, 6:45, 10 p.m.

Synopsis: The Goblet of Fire picks Harry Potter to compete for the coveted Triwizard Cup - never mind that the rules say Harry is too young to enter.

"Walk the Line," (PG-13) ****

Where: 20th Century Twin. Times: Friday, Nov. 18, 7, 10 p.m.; Saturday, 1:20, 4:10, 7, 10 p.m.; Sunday, 1:20, 4:10, 7 p.m.; Monday-Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7, 10 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 24, 4:10, 7, 10 p.m.

Synopsis: Film tells the story of country music legend Johnny Cash by focusing on his love for June Carter, who later became his second wife.

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

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 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: Thursday, Nov. 17, 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.

CONTINUING

"Chicken Little," (G) **

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Thursday, Nov. 17, 6:50 p.m.; Friday, 7:30, 9:20 p.m.; Saturday, 12:50, 4, 7:30, 9:20 p.m.; Sunday, 12:50, 4, 7:30 p.m.; Monday-Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 7:30, 9:20 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 24, 4, 7:30, 9:20 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.

"Derailed," (R) **

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 7:20, 9:50 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30, 3:40, 7:20, 9:50 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30, 3:40, 7:20 p.m.; Monday-Tuesday, 7:20 p.m.; Wednesday, 7:20, 9:50 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 24, 3:40; 7:20, 9:50 p.m.

Synopsis: Family man (Clive Owen) meets a mystery woman (Jennifer Aniston) and checks into a hotel where he is promptly blackmailed by a thug.

"Grizzly Man," (R) ***1/2

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

Synopsis: A fascinating, evenhanded study of self-described bear activist Timothy Treadwell, who was killed by his life's calling in 2003.

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

Where: 20th Century Twin. Times: Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:15 p.m.; Friday, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30, 4:20, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30, 4:20, 7:15 p.m.; Monday-Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 24, 4:20, 7:15, 9:45 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.

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

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:20 p.m.; Friday, 7, 9:40 p.m.; Saturday, 12:20, 3:30, 7, 9:40 p.m.; Sunday, 12:20, 3:30, 7 p.m.; Monday-Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7, 9:40 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 24, 3:30, 7, 9:40 p.m.

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

"Zathura: A Space Adventure," (PG) **1/2

Where: Glacier Cinemas. Times: Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:10 p.m.; Friday, 7:10, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:40, 3:50, 7:10, 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12:40, 3:50, 7:10 p.m.; Monday-Tuesday, 7:10 p.m.; Wednesday, 7:10, 9:30 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 24, 3:50, 7:10, 9:30 p.m.

Synopsis: An old board game sends a pair of bickering brothers (and their house) on a fantastical space adventure. Better than the similar "Jumanji."



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