At the movies: Now showing
Showtimes: 3 and 5:30 p.m. today; 12:30, 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Speakeasy Movie Theatre in Breckenridge. ALSO, 12:30, 1:30, 4, 5 and 7 p.m. today; 12:30, 1:30, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon. Within the rumbling, stumbling hunk of junk that is WALL-E beats the sweetest, warmest heart a robotic representation of humanitys highest potential. And within this futuristic sci-fi adventure lies an artistic truth: that Pixars track record remains impeccable. Following high-concept movies about a superhero family and a gourmet rat, this is the Disney computer animation arms boldest experiment yet. WALL-E is essentially a silent film in which the two main characters, a mismatched pair of robots, communicate through bleeps and blips and maybe three words between them. And yet director and co-writer Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) is resourceful enough to find infinite ways for them to express themselves amusingly, achingly, and with emotional precision. G. 97 min.
Showtimes: 1:15, 4:15 and 7 p.m. today; 1:15, 4:15, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.Aspiring reporter Kit Kittredge cant resist bringing home strays, whether its Grace, an abandoned basset hound, or Will and Countee, a pair of young hobos willing to trade work for meals. Bright, inquisitive and generous, Kit is a natural born leader. But her happy childhood is abruptly interrupted when her father loses his car dealership and must leave Cincinnati to look for work. Kit and her mother Margaret are left to manage on their own, growing vegetables, selling eggs and even taking in an assortment of boarders including an itinerant magician, a vivacious dance instructor on the prowl for a husband and a zany mobile librarian. When a crime spree sweeps Cincinnati, all signs point to the local hobo jungle, where Will and Countee live with a group of their impoverished companions. Kit, who always has her antennae out for a good news story, convinces her new friends to take her to see the hobo camp for herself and writes an article that creates a sympathetic portrait of the camps residents. But when Kits mother and their boarders become the latest victims in a string of robberies, Kits loyalties are tested. G. Starring Abigail Breslin, Stanley Tucci, Glenne Headly, Jane Krakowski and Julia Ormond.
Showtimes: 12:30 p.m. today; and 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.The adaptation of such a delicate creature as the giant panda to a habitat like the summer movie season a zoo if ever there was one is an obvious ploy for family crowds. But Kung Fu Panda is surprisingly fun and free of the usual blockbuster bloating, despite its star-packed voice cast. It also has easily the best computer animation of a DreamWorks production yet, far surpassing the look of Madagascar or even Shrek. The voice work throughout is good, particularly that by Dustin Hoffman and Ian McShane. Angelina Jolie as Tigress is completely forgettable. The bright Kung Fu Panda is a simple and lighthearted exception. PG for sequences of martial arts action. 91 min.
Showtimes: 1, 4 and 7:15 p.m. today; and 1, 4, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.The movie is called Wanted and the star is Angelina Jolie. No, it is not a documentary. It is, in fact, a super-stylized, wildly outlandish action flick that will pick you up, throw you around, drop you back down on the ground and leave you begging for more. Its the ideal, mindless summer thrill ride one that you cant take too seriously, even when it starts to take itself too seriously. Based on the graphic novel by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, Wanted follows the transformation of Wesley Gibson (the increasingly versatile James McAvoy) from miserable cubicle dweller to master assassin. Jolie, as the aptly named Fox, yanks him from his dreary life and introduces him to The Fraternity, a secret society of freakishly skilled, highly trained killers of whom his late father, the man he never knew, was the best of the best. R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality. 110 min.
Showtimes: 4:30 p.m. today; and 9:45 p.m. Saturday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.Mike Myers must come to love himself before he can love others. From the credits of this scattershot comedy sketch strained to movie length, Myers clearly loved himself to the point of narcissism: He is a producer, co-writer, his name appears four times in the cast list, three times for the same character and once for a two-second cameo as himself; he sings three Eastern-inflected and mystically bad songs and mercilessly inflicts some of his favorite things on the audience his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs and Verne Troyer, the tiny actor who played Mini-Me in two of the Austin Powers flicks. Self-love does not seem to be an issue for Myers, starring as a guru with an inferiority complex who falls for the Leafs owner (Jessica Alba) while counseling the teams lovesick star (Romany Malco), whose wife has run off with a rival goalie (Justin Timberlake). Myers spent years honing his character and hes obviously having fun, his earnestness making some lines seem funnier than they are. PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language, some comic violence and drug references. 88 min.
Showtimes: 1, 4 and 7:15 p.m. Friday; and 1, 4, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.What began life on TV as a classic sitcom that cleverly satirized Cold War espionage has been transformed for the big screen as just another standard action picture. Pity, too. Because Agent Maxwell Smart himself would have made a more entertaining movie, just by picking up a camera and bumbling his way through it. You certainly cant complain about the casting of Steve Carell in the lead role: What other actor has the buttoned-down looks or the self-deprecating sense of humor to fill Don Adams shoe phone? And director Peter Segal (Anger Management, 50 First Dates), working with writers Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember, retains just enough elements of the 1960s TV series to tug at baby boomers sense of nostalgia. PG-13 for some rude humor, action violence and language. 111 min.
Showtimes: 7:15 p.m. Friday through Thursday at the Skyline Cinema in Dillon.Scientist Bruce Banner desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk. Living in the shadows cut off from a life he knew and the woman he loves, Betty Ross Banner struggles to avoid the obsessive pursuit of his nemesis, General Thunderbolt Ross, and the military machinery that seeks to capture him and brutally exploit his power. As all three grapple with the secrets that led to The Hulks creation, they are confronted with a monstrous new adversary known as The Abomination, whose destructive strength exceeds even The Hulks own. To stop it, one scientist must make an agonizing final choice: accept a peaceful life as Bruce Banner or find heroism in the creature he holds inside The Incredible Hulk. Starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt and Christina Cabot. PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence, some frightening sci-fi images and brief suggestive content.
Showtimes: 12:30, 1:30, 3:45, 4:45, 6:45 and 7:15 p.m. Friday; and 12:30, 1:30, 3:45, 4:45, 6:45, 7:15, 9 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.This is a comedy superhero film directed by Peter Berg and starring Will Smith, Jason Bateman and Charlize Theron. The story was originally written by Vincent Ngo in 1996 and had languished in Hollywood for some time. The project has had various directors attached, including Tony Scott, Michael Mann, Jonathan Mostow, and Gabriele Muccino. Hancock was originally intended to be filmed before I Am Legend, also starring Will Smith. Hancock was filmed in Los Angeles. In the United States, the film was rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America after cuts were made at the organizations behest to avoid a restricted (R) rating, which it had received twice previously.
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