December 12, 2005
Showtimes: 11:30 a.m., noon, 3:15, 4, 7, 8 and 10:30 p.m. today and Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonFlamboyant, foolhardy documentary filmmaker, Carl Denham (Jack Black), sails off to remote Skull Island to film his latest epic with leading lady, Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts). Native warriors kidnap Ann to use as a sacrifice as they summon “Kong” with the local witch doctor. But instead of devouring Ann, Kong saves her. Kong is eventually taken back to New York where he searches high and low for Ann, eventually winding up at the top of the Empire State Building, facing off against a fleet of World War I fighter planes. PG-13 for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images. 187 min.’Aeon Flux’Showtimes: 12:50, 3:40, 6:55, and 9:10 p.m. today and Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonFour hundred years in the future, Aeon Flux is the top underground operative at war with the totalitarian regime governing what appears to be a perfect society. But is this perfect life hiding a perfect lie? Aeon is on the front lines of a rebellion that will reveal a world of secrets. Starring Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand. Not Rated. 95 mins.’First Descent’Showtimes: 12:40 and 9:40 p.m. today and Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonDocumentary chronicles the rebellious, inspiring and sometimes controversial rise of snowboarding – as seen through the eyes of the snowboarders setting the standards and breaking the boundaries of this worldwide phenomenon. Film spotlights a handful of snowboarding’s early pioneers (including Shawn Farmer, Nick Perata and Terje Haakonsen) and some of the ultra-sponsored superstar phenoms at snowboarding’s current cutting edge (Shaun White and Hannah Teter) and literally takes them to the edge – the snow blanketed mountains of Alaska – where these five icons face some of the most challenging and hard-core natural terrain on the planet. Leading up to their first descent, the crew of five share their stories, comparing viewpoints, individual lifestyles and unedited opinions on the evolution of snowboarding that began as a delinquent child of skiing and now stands as an international cultural movement that has permanently changed the face of winter sports. PG-13 for brief strong language and a momentary drug reference. 110 mins. ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’Showtimes: 11:50, 3:10 and 7:05 p.m. today and Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonIn his fourth year at Hogwarts, Harry faces his greatest challenges and dangers yet. When he is selected under mysterious circumstances as a contestant in the Triwizard Tournament, Harry must compete against the best young wizards from schools all over Europe. But as he prepares, signs begin to point to the return of Lord Voldemort. Before long, Harry is playing not just for the Cup, but for his life. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon and Maggie Smith. PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images. 150 mins.’The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’Showtimes: 11:45 a.m., 12:30, 3, 4:05, 6:45, 7:30, 9:30 and 10:20 p.m. today and Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonFollows the exploits of the four Pevensie siblings – Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter – in World War II England who enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of ‘hide and seek’ in the rural country home of an elderly professor. Once there, the children discover a charming, peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs, and giants that has become a world cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Under the guidance of a noble and mystical ruler, the lion Aslan, the children fight to overcome the White Witch’s powerful hold over Narnia in a spectacular, climactic battle that will free Narnia from Jadis’ icy spell forever. Starring Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, James Cosmo, Jim Broadbent and Elizabeth Hawthorne. PG for battle sequences and frightening moments. 132 mins.’Syriana’Showtimes: 12:20, 3:30, 7:10 and 9:50 p.m. today and Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonFrom writer/director Stephen Gaghan, winner of the Best Screenplay Academy Award for ‘Traffic,’ comes ‘Syriana,’ a political thriller that unfolds against the intrigue of the global oil industry. From the players brokering back-room deals in Washington to the men toiling in the oil fields of the Persian Gulf, the film’s multiple storylines weave together to illuminate the human consequences of the fierce pursuit of wealth and power. As a career CIA operative (George Clooney) begins to uncover the disturbing truth about the work he has devoted his life to, an up-and-coming oil broker (Matt Damon) faces an unimaginable family tragedy and finds redemption in his partnership with an idealistic Gulf prince (Alexander Siddig). A corporate lawyer (Jeffrey Wright) faces a moral dilemma as he finesses the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies, while across the globe, a disenfranchised Pakistani teenager (Mazhar Munir) falls prey to the recruiting efforts of a charismatic cleric. Each plays their small part in the vast and complex system that powers the industry, unaware of the explosive impact their lives will have upon the world. R for for violence and language. 126 mins.’Walk the Line’Showtimes: 3:20 and 6:50 p.m. today and Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonHe picked cotton, sold door to door and served in the Air Force. He was a voice of rebellion that changed the face of rock and roll. An outlaw before today’s rebels were born – and an icon they would never forget. He did all this before turning 30. And his name was Johnny Cash. “Walk the Line” explores the early years of the music legend, an artist who transcended musical boundaries to touch people around the globe. As his music changed the world, Cash’s own world was rocked by the woman who became the love of his life: June Carter. Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. PG-13 for some language, thematic material and depiction of drug dependency. 135 mins.’Shopgirl’Showtimes: 6 and 8:45 p.m. today and Thursday, The Speakeasy, BreckenridgeA glimpse inside the lives of three very different people on diverse paths, but all in search of the same thing. Mirabelle is a “plain Jane” overseeing the rarely frequented glove counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. An artist struggling to keep up with even the minimum payment on her credit card and student loans, she keeps to herself until a rich, handsome fifty-something, Ray Porter, sweeps her off her feet. Simultaneously, Mirabelle is being pursued by Jeremy, a basic bachelor who’s not quite as cultured and successful as Ray. When fate steps in, the outcome won’t necessarily have a storybook ending, because in the end, it is life. Starring Steve Martin, Claire Danes and Jason Schwartzman. R for some sexual content and brief language. 107 mins.