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2008. 5.30 NOW PLAYING

I’m Not There (15)

Biopic, Drama, Music / 135 min. / English

See review, left.

We Own the Night (R)

Crime, Drama / 117 min. / English

See review, bottom left.

What Happens in Vegas (15)

Romantic Comedy / 98 min. / English

When Joy (Cameron Diaz) gets dumped by her boyfriend, she goes on a vacation to Las Vegas. She’s after dancing and drunken debauchery, and that’s exactly what she gets ? only to wake up the morning after beside a total stranger, Jack (Ashton Kutcher). Even worse, it turns out they’ve gotten married during their boozy rampage. To further complicate things, one has won a huge jackpot in a casino with the other’s quarter. How will this unhappy couple get out of this bind?

88 Minutes (15)

Crime, Drama, Thriller / 106 min. / English

Dr. Jack Gramm (Al Pacino) is a Seattle-based college professor and forensic psychiatrist working with FBI criminal investigations. One day, he gets an enigmatic call saying that he will die in 88 minutes. After figuring out that the criminal knows exactly where he is, Gramm realizes that the criminal is someone who knows him well. Gramm’s colleague, Shelly (Amy Brenneman); an FBI agent, Frank (William Forsythe); and his admiring student, Kim Cummings (Alicia Witt), add more mysterious tension to the film. After analyzing the caller’s mentality, Gramm realizes that he’s linked to a serial killer the professor put behind bars. As Gramm’s time runs out, he tries to track his would-be killer’s call.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (12)

Action, Adventure / 121 min. / English

This time around, Harrison Ford’s brilliant archaeologist-cum-action hero Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones, finds himself held hostage by the KGB, led by Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett), a brilliant scientist who purports to have psychic powers. With characteristic cunning, Dr. Jones manages to get away, but then finds himself ensnared in yet another adventure. When a teenage greaser named Mutt (Shia LaBeouf), tells Indy that his mother and friend, both old friends of the archaeologist, have been taken hostage themselves, the two team up to save the day.

Never Back Down (12)

Action, Drama / 110 min. / English

Jake (Sean Faris) has just moved to Orlando, Florida. At his old school, Jake was a star football player, but here, he’s only an outsider with a bad reputation. In an attempt to fit in, Jake goes to a party hosted by one of his classmates, but he is unwillingly put into a fight against school bully Ryan (Cam Gigandet). Jake is beaten up and humiliated in front of his classmates. He finds a way to redeem his pride, however, through mixed martial arts. A mentor, Jean Roqua (Djimon Hounsou), sees talent in Jake and teaches him that mixed martial arts is not simple street fighting, but rather an art form he should master. Jake learns to find the patience, discipline and will needed to teach Ryan a lesson.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (All)

Fantasy, Family / 145 min. / English

This second film installment of C.S. Lewis’ beloved children’s series The Chronicles of Narnia takes place many years after the four Pevensie children of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” first journey to Narnia. In this film, the Pevensies ? Peter (William Moseley), Susan (Anna Popplewell), Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley)? are back in their grim wartime London reality when suddenly they find themselves transported back into Narnia ? only centuries after their reign as kings and queens. It turns out Telmarine Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) has summoned the Pevensies to help him as his sinister uncle Miraz (Sergio Castellitto) conspires to steal the crown.

Although Capsian’s rescuers are mere kids, they prepare for war against Miraz with the help of a menagerie of magical creatures.

Penelope (12)

Comedy, Fantasy / 89 min. / English

Wealthy heiress Penelope (Christina Ricci) seems to have it all, but she also has something she’d rather do without: the ears and snout of a pig. In this modern-day fairy tale, Penelope’s family is afflicted by a curse that can only be broken by true love. In an attempt to break the curse, Penelope’s parents unsuccessfully try to match her with a series of eligible blue-blooded bachelors.

But then a mischievous tabloid reporter hires a down-and-out gambler, Max (James McAvoy), to court Penelope. Much to Max’s surprise, he falls for Penelope ? just in time to get exposed for the schemer he really is. Heartbroken, Penelope runs away to the big city, where she meets some friends who teach her about inner beauty.

Iron Man (12)

Action, Fantasy / 125 min. / English

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is a techno-genius playboy who has built his vast fortune peddling weapons of mass destruction. Unbeknownst to Stark, his weapons find their way into the hands of terrorists, who then attack him during a business trip in Afghanistan. Faced with the reality of his company’s work while held captive by terrorists, Stark plans his escape, then atones for his sins by assuming a superhero identity.

Later, Stark’s weapons find their way into the wrong hands again, and it’s up to Iron Man to be a high-tech hero in all his irreverent glory.

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