2008. 6.13 NOW PLAYINGThe Incredible Hulk(15)
Action, Sci-Fi / 114 min. / English
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The Happening (R)
Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi/ 90 min. / English
When a mysterious pandemic strikes New York City, Elliot Moore (Mark Wahlberg), a high school science teacher, escapes with his estranged wife, Alma (Zooey Deschanel), young daughter (Ashlyn Sanchez) and best friend (John Leguizamo).
As the disease spreads, an increasing number of its victims become disoriented, lose their ability to speak, and violently commit suicide. But once Moore and his family make it out of the city, they realize they’ve been cut off from the rest of the world. M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense” and “Signs”) directs this thriller.
Flash Point, Fuse (R)
Action / 87 min. / Mandarin, Cantonese, English
When a nefarious band of Vietnamese brothers wreak havoc on late-1990s Hong Kong, tough cop detective sergeant Jun Ma (Donnie Yen) is determined to clean up his city’s streets. The brothers, Tony (Collin Chou), Archer (Ray Lui) and Tiger (Yu Xing), lead a criminal organization, and Jun decides to attack them using an undercover agent, Wilson (Louis Koo).
As Wilson spies on the band of brothers to gather evidence, he becomes the last living witness to the brothers’ deeds. Once Wilson’s cover is blown, Jun must do whatever it takes, working tirelessly to keep his agent safe, even if it means breaking police protocol.
Kung Fu Panda (All)
Animation, Comedy, Family / 92 min. / English
In this animated film, Po the Panda (Jack Black) is the biggest slacker among all his animal friends. He’s a chronic underachiever who spends his days waiting tables at a noodle restaurant while dreaming about kung fu, his only passion.
One day, as he’s making deliveries, the rotund Po runs into the town’s renowned prophet, Oogway (Randall Duk Kim), who tells Po that he is the chosen one who can save their town from powerful and dangerous enemies.
Once he hears this prophecy, Po knows he has a rough road of rigorous kung fu training ahead of him. Can his martial arts mentors turn this roly-poly panda into a hero?
Sex and the City (R)
Romantic Comedy / 148 min. / English
Sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) has survived 10 years of tumultuous romance with “Mr. Big,” John James Preston (Christopher Noth), and now they’re finally getting married. In this full-length film version of the hit HBO television series, Carrie prepares for her wedding with her loyal gaggle of gal pals, Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kirstin Davis), and a lot of designer clothing. But when Carrie’s wedding plans unexpectedly go awry, her friends must help her pick up the pieces.
I’m Not There (15)
Biopic, Drama, Music / 135 min. / English
Director and writer Todd Haynes presents this atypical, highly anticipated Bob Dylan biopic, through six characters: a gifted African-American child (Marcus Carl Franklin) who’s assumed the alias of Woody Guthrie; dulcet-toned folk artist/activist Jack Rollins (Christian Bale); Robbie Clark (the late Heath Ledger), the actor who plays Rollins in a film; Arthur Rimbaud (Ben Whishaw), a dour teen at an interrogation; Jude Quinn (Cate Blanchett), most recognizably Dylan in his post-folk heyday; and Billy the Kid (Richard Gere), an odd hermit farmer.
The film crosses decades, movements and genres. It incorporates songs by one of America’s greatest rock stars into its multifaceted story.
Like Dylan himself, I’m Not There is impossible to pin down.
We Own the Night (R)
Crime, Drama / 117 min. / English
In the late-1980s, newly named New York police captain Joe Grusinsky (Mark Wahlberg) and Bobby (Joaquin Phoenix), his sexy, freewheeling brother, increasingly find themselves at odds.
Bobby seems to live in a haze of flashing lights, pot smoke, lines of cocaine and continuous Blondie songs, punctuated by routine hanky-panky with his exotic Puerto Rican girlfriend Amada (Eva Mendes).
Joe’s life consists of boring buffet dinners, a modest home and his three kids and wife. Joe’s only notable attribute is his insatiable desire to clean up New York’s streets.
Such tenacity in policing New York, however, leads to a tragic vendetta against the Grusinskys, which pushes Bobby to seek redemption through police work.
What Happens in Vegas (15)
Romantic Comedy / 98 min. / English
When Joy (Cameron Diaz) gets dumped by her boyfriend, she goes on vacation to Las Vegas. She’s after dancing and drunken debauchery, and that’s exactly what she gets - only to wake up next to a total stranger, Jack (Ashton Kutcher).
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