Showtimes: 4:15, 6:45 and 9 p.m. Friday; 1, 4:15, 6:45 and 9 p.m. Saturday; 1, 4:15 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday; 4:15 and 6:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonThe latest in a never-ending parade of unlikely sports underdogs is a Mexican-American soccer prodigy elevated by pure chance from weekend amateur games to a tryout for Britain’s Newcastle United squad. The movie piles on cliche after cliche but manages a few dramatic variations that set it apart somewhat. Mexican TV star Kuno Becker is earnest and likable, if rather tame and bland, as the young man with all the right moves. At just under two hours, the movie is ponderously long for essentially the same story we’ve seen over and over about improbable athletic dreams. Alessandro Nivola co-stars as a party-boy Newcastle star, Anna Friel plays a nurse who becomes Becker’s romantic interest, and Stephen Dillane dominates the cast as a British scout who discovers the young talent. PG for language, sexual situations, and some thematic material including partying. 117 min.’Just My Luck’Showtimes: 4:30, 6:45 and 9 p.m. Friday; 1:45, 4:30, 6:45 and 9 p.m. Saturday; 1:45, 4:30 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday; 4:30 and 6:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonPoor Lindsay Lohan. It’s bad enough that her new romantic comedy was barely screened in time for critics to review it before opening day, but now that we’ve seen the movie, it turns out she’s not even the star. That would be the generic British pop band McFly (oddly named for Michael J. Fox’s character in “Back to the Future”) for whom “Just My Luck” plays like an infomercial. They’re in this thing constantly, singing the same two songs at a bowling alley, at a recording studio, at a sold-out Times Square concert. In between their many performances, LL squeezes in opportunities to show off her gifts for timing and physical comedy. Despite what we know about her off-screen antics – and by now we know too much – on-screen, she’s an undeniable, irresistible talent. That’s why it’s such a disappointment that her first grown-up role is essentially a remake of “Freaky Friday,” the remake of which made her a star in 2003. Lohan plays a confident young Manhattanite with incredibly good luck who magically swaps fortunes with a guy (Chris Pine) plagued with perennially bad luck after kissing him at a masquerade ball. Loud, overblown mishaps ensue. PG-13 for some brief sexual references. 100 min.’Hoot’Showtimes: 4:45 p.m. Friday; 1:15 and 4:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 4:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonThis should have been a real hoot: A film based on a Carl Hiaasen novel, produced by Jimmy Buffett and featuring songs by him, with both Florida boys appearing in small roles. Unfortunately, the environmentally conscious family film is more of a twitter, kids taking on corporate callousness in what’s meant as a lighthearted tale but which turns out lightweight and bland. The movie carries a positive message of social responsibility, yet its three teen heroes (Logan Lerman, Brie Larson and Cody Linley) and their quest to save endangered owls from land developers just aren’t that interesting. Luke Wilson and Tim Blake Nelson add some comic flair, though not enough to carry the movie. Director Wil Shriner, an actor and comedian who has directed TV sitcoms, ends up generally stuck in small-screen mode, the movie playing out with the modest pace, tone and production values of a cable-TV movie. The film just feels too thin for the theater. PG for mild bullying and brief language. 91 min.’Mission: Impossible III’Showtimes: 4, 7:15, 7:30, 9:45 and 10 p.m. Friday; 1, 4, 7:15, 7:30, 9:45 and 10 p.m. Saturday; 1, 4, 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday; 4, 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonTom Cruise is so much more than just tabloid fodder and the father of Katie Holmes’ baby. Sometimes he’s also a movie star – “the most exciting and successful star in the world,” if you choose to accept the hype for this blockbuster, which isn’t so much the latest sequel in an astronomical summer franchise as it is a replay of some of Cruise’s best-known hits. Taking over as director this time after Brian De Palma and John Woo, J.J. Abrams does put his own enormously successful stylistic stamp on the series. “M:I3” often feels like an extended, sweeps-period episode of Abrams’ “Alias”; the action moves so swiftly and skillfully, you don’t realize you’re watching a two-hour-plus film. But time and time again, Cruise goes back to being Cruise in a series of seemingly intentional allusions, which distracts you from the fact that he’s supposed to be a spy inhabiting a very specific universe, trying to track down and take out an international weapons dealer (Philip Seymour Hoffman, the best actor in the film, whose character is never developed enough to make him a truly formidable villain). What you really want, though, are explosions. You want car chases and shootouts. You want dazzling, gravity-defying stunts. Well, you’ve got those, and some of them can be thrilling. PG-13 for intense sequences of frenetic violence and menace, disturbing images and some sexuality. 127 min.’Thank You for Smoking’Showtimes: 4:45, 7 and 9 p.m. Friday; 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday; 1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 4:45 and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonSatirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco’s chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his 12-year-old son. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Robert Duvall, Katie Holmes, William H. Macy and Sam Elliot. Rated R for language and some sexual content. 92 min.’RV’Showtimes: 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 1:30, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 4:30 and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonRobin Williams’ latest Hollywood vehicle has its own kitchen, sleeping quarters, luggage compartments and toilet, where the studio should have flushed the script the minute it crawled through the door. This vacation romp from director Barry Sonnenfeld offers a few very scattered laughs amid a relentlessly unfunny road trip of bad slapstick, shrieking performances and enough feces gags to make constipation sound like a viable lifestyle. Williams plays a family guy who takes his reluctant wife (Cheryl Hines) and kids (Joanna “JoJo” Levesque and Josh Hutcherson) on an RV trek to Colorado, concealing from them that it’s less a vacation than a business trip to hang on to his job. The movie’s a toned-down, family-friendly clone of “National Lampoon’s Vacation” that’s an embarrassment for Williams and Jeff Daniels, who co-stars as a good ol’ boy encountered on the road. PG for crude humor, innuendo and language. 99 min.’Stick It’ Showtimes: 4 p.m. Friday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonA retread of “Bring It On,” from the writer of that 2000 Kirsten Dunst comedy, only with gymnastics in place of cheerleading. It trots out a cornucopia of sports-movie cliches: the tough-love coach, the training montage, the stubborn athlete in need of a life-affirming realization which will (of course) take place during the big championship competition. It panders shamelessly to its attention span-deprived target audience with quick edits and jump cuts, sequences that have been sped up and slowed down and tricky extreme sports maneuvers, all to the tune of catchy, blaring guitar riffs. And yet, “Stick It” is way more watchable than all that would suggest, thanks to Missy Peregrym. The Canadian actress, who could be Hilary Swank’s twin, is a perfect mix of beauty and tomboyish strength. She’s quick, natural and has a radiant smile that makes her utterly engaging; she even makes the potentially cloying moments tolerable. Jeff Bridges plays her coach with more nuance than you’d expect from a movie like this. PG-13 for some crude remarks. 103 min. ‘Poseidon’Showtimes: 4:15, 5, 7, 7:30, 9:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday; 1:15, 2, 4:15, 5, 7, 7:30, 9:15 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday; 1:15, 2, 4:15, 5, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday; 4:15, 5, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonLong before the big wave hits, the first sign of trouble comes from looking at the cast list. Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell, Emmy Rossum, Jacinda Barrett – they’re all too good-looking. Not an Ernest Borgnine or a Shelley Winters among ’em. This pretty much tells you all you need to know about director Wolfgang Petersen’s remake of the 1972 cult disaster classic “The Poseidon Adventure”: It’s all splash and no substance. Not that you’re looking for that much meat in an underwater blockbuster; you want to be visually wowed. But it would be helpful to care about whether these scrappy passengers on a doomed New Year’s cruise drown or not after the boat capsizes; in this update, the characters are rendered so shrilly and superficially, they make sympathy nearly impossible. As for the effects, they’re so big and shiny and slick they often look completely fake, like some computer-generated promotional video for a cruise line. This will be the big-budget bomb of the summer. PG-13 for intense prolonged sequences of disaster and peril. 100 min.
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