Now showing new movies open Friday
Showtimes: 4, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday; 1:15, 4, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 4, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema, DillonEverything about this movie screams out generic chick flick – and we mean scream, literally – from the forgettable title to the excruciatingly corny ending. In between, director Michael Lehmann runs through a veritable checklist of cliches. (Is it possible this man made the deliciously vicious “Heathers” nearly 20 years ago?) PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, some mature thematic material and partial nudity. 111 min. One star out of four.’The Messengers’Showtimes: 7:15, 9:15 p.m. today through Thursday at Skyline Cinema, DillonA family moves into a run-down sunflower farm. As the farm begins to revive after years of disrepair, the family begins to notice uncomfortable and alarming changes in their father’s behavior. PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing violence and terror.’Smokin’ Aces’Showtimes: 4:15 and 7 p.m. today through Thursday at Skyline Cinema, DillonSo obviously derivative of Guy Ritchie’s bloody, hyperkinetic style of ensemble crime flick, this could have been called “Lock, Stock and Two Smokin’ Aces.” Writer-director Joe Carnahan (whose previous films include the vastly superior, intelligent “Narc”) also channels Quentin Tarantino and Tony Scott with his hip dialogue and high body count. R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use. 109 min. One and a half stars out of four.’Children of Men’Showtimes: 9:15 p.m. today; 1:15 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema, DillonA futuristic society faces extinction when no children are born and the human race has lost the ability to reproduce. England has descended into chaos, until an iron-handed warden is brought in to institute martial law. The warden’s ability to keep order is threatened when a woman finds that she is pregnant with what would be the first child born in 27 years. 1 hr. 54 min. R for strong violence, language, some drug use and brief nudity.’Night At the Museum’Showtimes: 4:30 p.m. today; 1 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema, DillonGood-hearted dreamer Larry Daley, despite being perpetually down on his luck, thinks he’s destined for something big. But even he could never have imagined how big, when he accepts what appears to be a menial job as a graveyard-shift security guard at a museum of natural history. During Larry’s watch, extraordinary things begin to occur. 2 hrs. PG for mild action, language and brief rude humor.’Epic Movie’Showtimes: 4:15, 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. Friday; 1, 3, 5, 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 4:15 and 9:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema, DillonIn the spirit of “Scary Movie” and “Date Movie, a parody that spoofs recent mega-blockbusters. The comedy centers itself around four orphans who visit a chocolate factory and are transported to the wonderful land of Gnarnia, after stumbling upon an enchanted wardrobe. There they battle pirates, encounter earnest wizards and attempt to defeat Gnarnia’s dastardly White Bitch. ‘Music & Lyrics’Showtimes: 4, 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thrusday at Skyline CinemaAlex Fletcher is a washed-up ’80s pop star who’s been reduced to working the nostalgia circuit at county fairs and amusement parks. The charismatic and talented musician gets a chance at a comeback when reigning diva Cora Corman invites him to write and record a duet with her, but there’s a problem–Alex hasn’t written a song in years, he’s never written lyrics, and he has to come up with a hit in a matter of days. PG-13 for some sexual content.’Hannibal Rising’Showtimes: 4:30, 7 and 9:45 p.m. today; 1:30, 4:30, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 4:30, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Skyline CinemaIn Eastern Europe at the end of World War II, a young Hannibal watches as his parents violently die, leaving his young sister in his care. Alone and without any means of support, he is forced to live in a Soviet orphanage. He flees to Paris to find his uncle has died but his Japanese widow, Lady Murasaki (Gong Li) welcomes him. Even her kindness and love cannot soothe the nightmares and sorrows that plague him. R for strong grisly violent content and some language/sexual references. Running Time: 117 min.’Norbit’Showtimes: 4, 7 and 9:30 p.m. today; 1:15, 4, 7 and 9:30 Saturday and Sunday; 4, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Skyline CinemaNorbit has never had it easy. As a baby, he was abandoned on the steps of a Chinese restaurant/orphanage and raised by Mr. Wong. Things get worse when he’s forced into marriage by the mean, junk food-chugging queen, Rasputia. Just when Norbit’s hanging by his last thread, his childhood sweetheart, Kate, moves back to town.’Notes on a Scandal’Showtimes: 4:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. today; 1, 3, 5, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 4:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Skyline CinemaWhen Sheba Hart joins St. George’s as the new art teacher, Barbara Covett senses a kindred spirit. But Barbara is not the only one drawn to her. Sheba begins an illicit affair and Barbara becomes the keeper of her secret. R for language and some aberrant sexual content. Running Time: 1 hr. 32 min.’Stomp the Yard’Showtimes: 4:15, 7 and 9:45 p.m. today; 1:30, 4:15, 7 and 9:45 p.m.; 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Skylibne CinemaDJ, a troubled youth from Los Angeles attending the historically black Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. When adapting to his new environment proves difficult, DJ finds solace in joining a struggling fraternity where he begins implementing his street-style dance moves in an attempt to help the step team win the coveted National Step Show Championship. Before long DJ becomes the competing fraternity’s main rival, while trying to pursue his new love interest, deal with his own troubled past and learn the true meanings of brotherhood and Fraternity along the way. PG-13 for a scene of violence, some sexual material and language. Running Time: 1 hr. 54 min.- AP and staff reports
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