At the movies: Now showing
February 22, 2008
Showtimes: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday; and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Speakeasy Movie Theatre in Breck.
An epic tale of family, faith, power and oil set on the incendiary frontier of California’s turn-of-the-century petroleum boom. The story chronicles the life and times of one Daniel Plainview, who transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon. When Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there’s a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads with his son, H.W., to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston. In this hardscrabble town, where the main excitement centers around the holy roller church of charismatic preacher Eli Sunday, Plainview and H.W. make their lucky strike. But even as the well raises all of their fortunes, nothing will remain the same as conflicts escalate and every human value ” love, hope, community, belief, ambition and even the bond between father and son ” is imperiled by corruption, deception and the flow of oil. Daniel Day-Lewis, Mary Elizabeth Barrett, Paul Dano, Dillon Freasier and Christine Olejniczak. R for some violence.158 min.
Showtimes: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinemas in Dillon.
The coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. We meet 9-year-old Marjane when the fundamentalists first take power ” forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. The story then follows her as she cleverly outsmarts the “social guardians” and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden, while living with the terror of government persecution and the Iran/Iraq war. Then Marjane’s journey moves on to Austria where, as a teenager, her parents send her to school in fear for her safety and, she has to combat being equated with the religious fundamentalism and extremism she fled her country to escape. Marjane eventually gains acceptance in Europe, but finds herself alone and horribly homesick, and returns to Iran to be with her family, though it means putting on the veil and living in a tyrannical society. After a difficult period of adjustment, she enters art school and marries, continuing to speak out against the hypocrisy she witnesses. At age 24, she realizes that while she is deeply Iranian, she cannot live in Iran. She then makes the heartbreaking decision to leave her homeland for France, optimistic about her future, shaped indelibly by her past. Starring Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian and Francois Jerosme. PG-13 for mature thematic material including violent images, sexual references, language and brief drug content. 95 min.
Showtimes: 1, 3, 5, 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
This preposterous yarn relies on a quickly strained gimmick ” the shooting of the U.S. president shown over and over from different characters’ viewpoints ” to cover up the fact that it’s less of a story than a commotion of human pool balls clattering against one another in ways that defy sense and even physics. The gimmick must have looked good on the page, as director Pete Travis rounded up a superb cast that includes Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker, Matthew Fox, Sigourney Weaver and William Hurt. The repetitive segments gradually spell out the absurd machinations setting the assassination plot in motion while the president presides at a terrorism summit in Spain. At first, it’s annoying as the action continually rewinds to play things back from another perspective. The ham-fisted manner in which the filmmakers present those transitions eventually becomes laughable, as do the outrageous plot twists. PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, some disturbing images and brief strong language. 90 min.
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Showtimes: 1, 4, 7 and 9:30. p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
Ben “Finn” Finnegan is a good-natured, surf bum-turned-treasure hunter who is obsessed with finding the legendary 18th century Queen’s Dowry ” 40 chests of exotic treasure that was lost at sea in 1715. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland, Ewen Bremner and Alexis Dziena. PG-13 for action violence, some sexual material, brief nudity and language.
Showtimes: 4:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
Set in West Texas, a man on the run with a suitcase full of money is pursued by a number of individuals. Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Beth Grant and Garret Dillahunt. R for strong graphic violence and some language. 122 min.
Showtimes: 1 and 7:15 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony’s vivid imagination. Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), the educated son of the family’s housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony’s headstrong older sister Cecilia (Kiera Knightley). Cecilia, he hopes, has comparable feelings; all it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony ” who has a crush on Robbie ” is compelled to interfere, going so far as accusing Robbie of a crime he did not commit. R for disturbing war images, language and some sexuality. 122 min.
Showtimes: 4 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
Juno is a whip-smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate Bleeker. With the help of her hot best friend Leah, Juno finds her unborn child a “perfect” set of parents: an affluent suburban couple, Mark and Vanessa, longing to adopt. Starring Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Olivia Thirlby, Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman. PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content and language. 91 min.
Showtimes: 1:15, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
A thirtysomething Manhattan dad is in the midst of a divorce when his 10-year-old daughter, Maya, starts to question him about his life before marriage. Maya wants to know absolutely everything about how her parents met and fell in love: Will’s story begins in 1992, as a young, starry-eyed aspiring politician who moves to New York from Wisconsin in order to work on the presidential campaign. For Maya, Will relives his past as an idealistic young man learning the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of big city politics, and recounts the history of his romantic relationships with three very different women. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Derek Luke, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Bands and Rachel Weisz. PG-13 for sexual content, including some frank dialogue, language and smoking. 105 min.
Showtimes: 1:30, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
From the beloved best-selling series of books comes “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” a fantasy adventure for the child in all of us. Peculiar things start to happen the moment the Grace family (Jared, his twin brother Simon, sister Mallory and their mom) leave New York and move into the secluded old house owned by their great, great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. Starring Michael Kahn, Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, David Strathaim and Mary-Louise Parker. PG for scary creature action and violence, peril and some thematic elements.
Showtimes: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
A genetic anomaly allows a young man to teleport himself anywhere. He discovers this gift has existed for centuries and finds himself in a war that has been raging for thousands of years between “Jumpers” and those who have sworn to kill them. Starring Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Diane Lane and Katie Boland. PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence, some language and brief sexuality.
Showtimes: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the school’s hottest dancer Chase to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore’s underground dance battle The Streets, she ultimately finds a way to live her dream while building a bridge between her two separate worlds. Starring Robert Hoffman, Briana Evigan, Will Kemp and Jennifer Rouse. PG-13 for language, some suggestive material, and brief violence.