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Showtimes: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.The whole point of a romantic comedy is the comfort of the ritual the familiarity of it all, as if youre wrapping yourself in a warm, snuggly blanket of knowledge that the two attractive, charming leads will surely end up with each other in the end. The outcome is never in doubt, despite the various contrived obstacles that pop up along the way. This is especially true of Made of Honor, because its pretty much a remake of a movie youve already seen: 1997s My Best Friends Wedding. The only difference is a reversal in gender roles so daring! This time, Patrick Dempsey plays the one who realizes hes in love with his best friend (Michelle Monaghan), and when she announces shes getting married, he tries to undermine the wedding from the inside. Because, you see, shes asked him to be her maid of honor. The title is a pun, get it? Dempsey and Monaghan have a likable screen presence individually and together, which makes the movie from British director Paul Weiland (City Slickers II The Legend of Curlys Gold; enough said) vaguely tolerable for a little while. But then the pratfalls and the plotting become painfully cliched, and all you can do is check your watch and wait for the inevitable mad dash to blurt out some long-overdue I-love-yous. Kevin McKidd co-stars as Monaghans seemingly perfect fiance, a Scottish duke, and Sydney Pollack classes things up in a few scenes as Dempseys wealthy, oft-married father, but his presence amid such lazy schlock is baffling. PG-13 for sexual content and language.
Showtimes: 12:30, 1, 3:30, 4, 6:30, 7, 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.Much of the allure here comes from the fact that we are indeed talking about a man a real man who has lived a life and made mistakes and experienced regret not some scrawny, teenage boy who received his superhero powers through a bite from a radioactive spider. No offense to Spidey, the Marvel Comics hero whos already provided billion-dollar summer blockbuster fodder. But theres just something more relatable about Tony Stark, even though hes a playboy industrialist of staggering wealth and arrogance. And in the hands of Robert Downey Jr., hes absolutely riveting. Downey may have seemed an unlikely casting choice at first, but its difficult to imagine any other actor in the role; hes so quick-witted and he makes such inspired decisions with dialogue that, at times, might have seemed corny otherwise. Throughout his eclectic career hes always been capable of both great charisma and vulnerability, and both are on display in this, the biggest movie of his life. Iron Man is also a blast the perfect start to the summer with its shiny mix of visual effects, elaborate set pieces and humor. This is also the biggest movie of director Jon Favreaus life, and he juggles all the complicated, expensive toys deftly. Downeys Tony is abducted by insurgents while demonstrating his weapons companys latest missile to the U.S. military in Afghanistan. While in captivity, hes ordered to reconstruct the missile but instead creates a suit of armor and becomes a weapon himself. Jeff Bridges is deliciously villainous as Tonys top executive, Obadiah Stane, with Gwyneth Paltrow bringing understated smarts and class to the role of Pepper Potts, Tonys right-hand woman. PG-13 for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive content. 126 min.
Showtimes: 1, 4, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.Successful and single businesswoman Kate Holbrook has long put her career ahead of a personal life. Now 37, shes finally determined to have a kid on her own. But her plan is thrown a curve ball after she discovers she has only a million-to-one chance of getting pregnant. Undaunted, the driven Kate allows South Philly working girl Angie Ostrowiski to become her unlikely surrogate. Starring Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sigourney Weaver, Dax Shepard and Greg Kinnear. PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and a drug reference.
Showtimes: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema.The same morning that Harold and Kumar eat at White Castle, Harold learns that Maria, the girl he lusts after, has set off for Amsterdam. The pair decide to pursue her so Harold can proclaim his love. However, an overzealous airline passenger mistakes Kumar for a terrorist, and the plane is diverted as the duo get stuck in a case of mistaken identity. Starring John Cho, Kal Penn, Eric Winter, David Krumholtz and Neil Patrick Harris. R. 102 min.
Showtimes: 9:45 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.Dr. Jack Gramm is a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI. When Gramm receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live, he must use all his skills and training to narrow down the possible suspects, who include a disgruntled student, a jilted former lover and a serial killer who is already on death row, before his time runs out. Starring Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Neal McDonough and Benjamin McKenzie. R for disturbing violent content, brief nudity and language. 108 min.
Showtimes: 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.An American teen is transported back in time to ancient China, where he joins a crew of warriors to help free the king. Starring Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Liu Yifel, Li Bingbing, Collin Chou. PG-13 for sequences of martial arts action and some violence.
Showtimes: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.After a devastating break-up with his girlfriend, TV sitcom star Sarah Marshall, a heartbroken and depressed Peter heads to Hawaii for a little vacation to try his best to forget every detail of his relationship. But love laughs at Peter, because Sarah is vacationing in the same exclusive resort as Peter, along with her new boyfriend. Starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand and Bill Hader. R for sexual content, language and some graphic nudity. 112 min.
Showtimes: 1 and 4 p.m. Friday through Thursday at the Skyline Cinema in Dillon.Anything can happen on Nims Island, a magical place ruled by a young girls imagination. It is an existence that mirrors that of her favorite literary character, Alex Rover the worlds greatest adventurer. But Alexandra, the author of the Rover books, leads a reclusive life in the big city. When Nims father goes missing from their island, a twist of fate brings her together with Alexandra. Now they must draw courage from their fictional hero, Alex Rover, and find strength in one another to conquer Nims Island. PG for mild adventure action and brief language. 96 min.
Showtimes: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.The true story of the very brightest young minds in the country and how they took Vegas for millions. Ben Campbell is a shy, brilliant M.I.T. student who needing to pay school tuition finds the answers in the cards. He is recruited to join a group of the schools most gifted students that heads to Vegas every weekend armed with fake identities and the know-how to turn the odds at blackjack in their favor. PG-13 for some violence, and sexual content including partial nudity. 122 min.
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