December 20, 2005
‘Cheaper by the Dozen 2’Showtimes: 12:50, 3:30, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. today and Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonTom Baker and wife Kate, hoping to bring their family together for a memorable summer vacation, take their 12 offspring to the rustic Lake Winnetka. But their retreat soon becomes cutthroat when they enter into a competition with the over-achieving members of a large family headed by Tom’s longtime rival, Jimmy Muraugh. Starring Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Piper Perabo, Eugene Levy and Hilary Duff. Not Rated. 100 mins.’Fun with Dick & Jane’Showtimes: 12:30, 3, 5:15, 7:30 and 9:55 p.m. today and Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonDick and Jane are in love and living the American dream – until one day it becomes an American nightmare. When the company Dick works for becomes involved in an Enron-like scandal and he takes the rap, Dick and Jane are forced with the prospect of losing everything. After playing by the rules and getting burned, Dick has an idea: If stealing was good enough for his boss, then it’s good enough for him. Using his newfound skills, he and Jane decide to exact hilarious revenge and teach big business a lesson. Starring Jim Carrey, Téa Leoni, Alec Baldwin, Richard Jenkins and Angie Harmon. PG-13 for brief language, some sexual humor and occasional humorous drug references. 85 mins.’The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’Showtimes: 12:20, 3:20, 6:45, 9:30 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. PG for battle sequences and frightening moments. 132 mins.’Family Stone’Showtimes: 12:45, 3:35, 7 and 9:25 p.m. today and Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonThe Stones, a New England family, have their annual holiday gathering. The eldest son brings his girlfriend home to meet his parents, brothers and sisters. The bohemian Stones greet their visitor – a high-powered, controlling New Yorker – with a mix of awkwardness, confusion and hostility. PG-13 for some sexual content including dialogue, and drug references. 102 mins.’King Kong’Showtimes: 11:30 a.m., 12:40, 3:15, 4:30, 7, 8:30 and 10:35 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.’Syriana’Showtimes: 12:35, 4, 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. R for for violence and language. 126 mins.’Walk the Line’Showtimes: 12:15, 3:15, 6:50 and 9:35 p.m. today and Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, Dillon”Walk the Line” explores the early years of the music legend Johnny Cash, an artist who transcended musical boundaries to touch people around the globe. PG-13 for some language, thematic material and depiction of drug dependency. 135 mins.’Good Night and Good Luck’Showtimes: 6 and 8:45 p.m. today and Thursday, The Speakeasy, BreckenridgeTaking place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950s America, a chronicle of the real-life conflict between television news man Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff – headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom – defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist “witch-hunts.” A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist. In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on regardless, and their tenacity eventually pays off when McCarthy is brought before the Senate and made powerless as his lies and bullying tactics are finally uncovered. Starring David Strathairn and Robert Downey, Jr. PG for mild thematic elements and brief language. 90 mins.