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‘Ice Age 2: The Meltdown’Showtimes: 4 p.m. Friday; 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonThe Ice Age is coming to an end, and the animals are delighting in the melting paradise that is their new world. Manny, Sid and Diego quickly learn that the warming climate has one major drawback: A huge glacial dam is about to break, threatening the entire valley. The only chance of survival lies at the other end of the valley. So the three heroes, along with a mammoth named Ellie and her two “brothers” – possums Crash and Eddie – embark on a mission across an increasingly dangerous landscape toward their salvation. Starring Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah and Josh Peck. PG for some mild language and innuendo. 91 mins.’Silent Hill’Showtimes: 4:15, 6:45 and 9:15 p.m. Friday; 1:15, 4:15, 6:45 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday; 1:15, 4:15 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday; 4:15 and 6:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, Dillon A woman named Rose, desperate to find her child Sharon, finds herself trapped in an alternate dimension as she searches for her daughter in a world of decay inhabited by strange beings. Over the protests of her husband, she flees with her child, heading for an abandoned town to which the child seems drawn. Sharon disappears in the town, and Rose follows what she thinks is her daughter’s silhouette into what seems like an alternate reality. It’s soon clear this place is not like anywhere she’s ever been. It’s smothered by fog, inhabited by a variety of strange beings and periodically overcome by a living Darkness that literally transforms everything it touches. Joined by Cybil, a local police officer, Rose searches for her little girl while learning the history of the strange town and realizing that Sharon is just a pawn in a larger game. Starring Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger and Kim Coates. R for strong horror violence and gore, disturbing images, and some language.’Scary Movie 4’Showtimes: 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, Dillon The Scary Movie gang is back with send-ups of “War of the Worlds,” “The Grudge,” “The Village,” “Saw” and “Saw II,” “Million Dollar Baby” and much more. Legendary comedy director David Zucker (“Airplane!,” the “Naked Gun” franchise, “Scary Movie 3,” and “Ruthless People”) and producer Bob Weiss reunite to take aim at some of the best fright films, the latest box office hits, music, current events, pop culture, and your favorite celebrities. Anna Faris and Regina Hall are back as the loveable, dim-witted Cindy Campbell and her self-serving, sex-crazed pal, Brenda, respectively – joined this time around by Craig Bierko (“Cinderella Man”), as the cute-but-utterly clueless Tom Ryan. Together, they battle to save the world from a ruthless alien invasion. And the outrageous celebrity cameos include: Carmen Electra, Shaquille O’Neal, Dr. Phil, Bill Pullman, Chris Elliott, Molly Shannon, Michael Madsen, rappers Chingy and Lil’ John, Leslie Nielsen returning as our fearless Commander in Chief, plus many, many more surprises. PG-13 for crude and sexual humor throughout, some comic violence and language. 83 min.’The Sentinel’Showtimes: 4:30, 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 1, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; 1, 4:30 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday; 4:30 and 7:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, Dillon Pete Garrison is the most decorated agent in the history of the Secret Service – the president’s last line of defense. But now, wrongly suspected of targeting the president for assassination, Garrison has become the Service’s worst nightmare. As he uses his formidable skills to try and prove his innocence and find the real assassin, Garrison is tracked by his equally adept former protégé. Starring Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria, Martin Donovan and Paul Calderon. PG-13 for some intense action violence and a scene of sensuality. 108 min.’American Dreamz’Showtimes: 7:15, 9:15 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday; 7:15 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonOn the morning of his re-election, the President decides to read the newspaper for the first time in four years. This starts him down a slippery slope. He begins reading obsessively, reexamining his black and white view of the world, holing up in his bedroom in his pajamas. Frightened by the President’s apparent nervous breakdown, his Chief of Staff pushes him back into the spotlight, booking him as a guest judge on the television ratings juggernaut (and the President’s personal fave), the weekly talent show American Dreamz. Starring Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe and Chris Klein. PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual references. 99 min.’The Wild’Showtimes: 4:45 p.m. Friday; 1:45 and 4:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 4:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, Dillon In this computer-animated comedy-adventure, an assortment of animals from the New York Zoo – including a lion, a giraffe, an anaconda, a koala, and a squirrel – discover what a jungle the city can be when one of their own is mistakenly shipped to the wild and they embark on a dangerous mission to rescue him. The film has a vocal ensemble – Kiefer Sutherland (as the respected lion leader, Samson), Greg Cipes (as Samson’s son, Ryan), Jim Belushi (as Benny, the street savvy squirrel and Samson’s best friend), Janeane Garofalo (as a quick-witted giraffe), Richard Kind (as a dim-witted anaconda), William Shatner (as a wicked wildebeest) and Eddie Izzard (as Nigel, an acerbic koala). Rated G. 85 min.’RV’Showtimes: 4, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday; 4 and 7:30 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: 4:30, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday; 1:45, 4:30, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday; 1:45, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday; 4:30 and 7:30 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. ‘United 93’Showtimes: 4:15, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 1:30, 4:15, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30, 4:15 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 4:15 and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonThe sense of dread creeps in long before the plane leaves the ground. It begins before you see the empty cabin for the first time, see the interior lights being switched on and hear the pilots and flight attendants chatting away as they prepare for another seemingly routine day in the sky. The dread truly begins before you leave the house for the theater – if you do indeed choose to see this film, and you should, even though you know it’s going to be agonizing. You know what’s going to happen: that hijackers will take over United Flight 93 from Newark to San Francisco as part of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and that the passengers will struggle to conquer them until the moment the Boeing 757 nose-dives into a Pennsylvania field. Writer-director Paul Greengrass has shown remarkable restraint in telling this story in unadorned fashion. You’ll find no melodrama here – just raw, pure, documentary-style filmmaking, with hand-held camera and natural light. Greengrass captures the chaos of that horrific day with simplicity and dignity, and the fact that he’s chosen unknown actors heightens the already visceral sense of realism. It’s the most powerful, important film that no one will want to see. R for language, some intense sequences of terror and violence. 106 min.’Friends with Money’Showtimes: 4:45, 7:45 and 9:45 p.m. Friday; 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:45 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday; 1:15, 3:15, 5:15 and 7:45 p.m. Sunday; 4:45 and 7:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Skyline Cinemas, DillonTale of four west coast, life-long friends, who have achieved a level of comfort in their lives and have now settled into a life of designer clothes, charity events, and caring for the men (and offspring) in their lives. But as they approach ‘a certain age,’ unsettling things are starting to throw their comfortable lives off balance. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand, Joan Cusack, Jason Isaacs. R for language, some sexual content and brief drug use. 88 min.- AP and staff reports