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Complete listings at www.spokane7.com/movies

Fri., July 18, 2008

Opening today:The Dark Knight

Batman (Christian Bale) squares off against a vicious criminal known as the Joker (Heath Ledger). Running time: 2:32

Rating: PG-13 (violence, menace) Hayden: 12:05, 3:05, 6:05, 9. NorthTown Mall: 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15, 12:45, 3, 3:30, 4, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 10, 10:30, 11. IMAX: 1, 4:10, 7:20, 10:30. Post Falls: 12:20, 3:20, 6:20, 9:20. River Park Square: 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:10, 12:45, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3:35, 4:15, 5, 5:45, 6:15, 7, 7:40, 8:30, 9:15, 9:45, 10:25, 11:15, 11:45. Riverstone: 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon, 12:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 10, 10:25, 10:55, 11:20. Spokane Valley Mall: 11:30 a.m., noon, 1, 3, 3:30, 4:30, 6:30, 7, 8, 10, 10:30. Village Centre: 10:40 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15, 2, 2:50, 3:45, 5:25, 6:15, 7, 8:45, 9:35, 10:10.

Mamma Mia!

A bride secretly invites three men from her mother’s (Meryl Streep) past to come to the wedding. Running time: 1:49

Rating: PG-13 (sex-related comments) Hayden: noon, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20. NorthTown Mall: 11:15 a.m., 2:05, 4:50, 7:40, 10:20. Post Falls: 12:55, 3:05, 5:15, 7:30. River Park Square: 10:20 a.m., 11 a.m., 1, 2, 3:40, 4:45, 6:30, 7:30, 9:20, 10:10, 11:45. Riverstone: 12:10, 3:55, 7:15, 10:10. Spokane Valley Mall: 1:30, 4:20, 7:20, 10:10. Village Centre: 11:40 a.m., 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40.

Space Chimps

A fun-loving chimpanzee becomes an astronaut and must rid a planet of its evil leader. Running time: 1:21

Rating: G NorthTown Mall: 10:15 a.m., 12:25, 2:40, 6:10, 9:15. River Park Square: 10:15 a.m., 12:25, 2:30, 4:40, 6:45, 9, 11. Riverstone: 11:25 a.m., 1:35, 3:50, 7:05, 9:30. Spokane Valley Mall: 1:10, 3:45, 6:40, 9:20. Village Centre: 11:20 a.m., 1:20, 3:20, 5:20, 7:20, 9:20.

Continuing:Get Smart

••1/2 Steve Carell provides more depth than Don Adams ever did to secret agent Maxwell Smart, but the overall film is only marginally entertaining. Running time: 1:51

Rating: PG-13 (violence, language, rude humor) NorthTown Mall: 9:50 a.m., 12:35, 3:20, 6. River Park Square: 10:35 a.m., 1:05, 3:40, 6:35, 9:15. Riverstone: 1:25, 4:05, 6:50, 9:35. Spokane Valley Mall: 12:10, 4, 7:05. Village Centre: 10:30 a.m., 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10.

Hancock

••1/2 Taking a great idea – the superhero as drunken bum – director Peter Berg follows a story line that makes no sense and wastes a great performance by Will Smith. Running time: 1:32

Rating: PG-13 (violence, language, rude humor) Hayden: 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10, 9:10. NorthTown Mall: 9:15 a.m., 12:30, 3:45, 4:15, 7:15, 10:05, 10:45. Post Falls: 12:20, 2:20, 4:20, 6:20, 8:20. River Park Square: 10:15 a.m., 12:35, 2:30, 3, 5, 5:20, 7:15, 7:50, 9:40. Riverstone: 11:10 a.m., 1:30, 3:45, 4:20, 7:40, 9:55, 10:20. Spokane Valley Mall: 12:50, 4:10, 4:50, 7:10, 7:40, 9:45, 10:15. Village Centre: 10:45 a.m., 12:15, 1, 2:30, 3:15, 4:45, 5:30, 7, 7:45, 9:15, 9:45.

The Happening

A couple flees an apocalyptic crisis that threatens all of humanity. Running time: 1:29

Rating: R (disturbing images, violent images) Garland: 10 p.m.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

••• Guillermo del Toro has a feel for visuals, but the story here is both a little long and a bit derivative. Running time: 2:00

Rating: PG-13 (sci-fi action, language, violence) Hayden: 11:50 a.m., 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:05. NorthTown Mall: 9:05 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 12:50, 3:15, 6:45, 7:45, 10:40. Post Falls: 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8. River Park Square: 10:20 a.m., 10:55 a.m., 1:10, 2, 4:05, 4:45, 6:50, 7:35, 9:40, 10:25. Riverstone: 12:25, 1:40, 4:40, 7:10, 7:55, 10:40. Spokane Valley Mall: 12:30, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20. Village Centre: 10:30 a.m., 1:15, 4, 6:45, 9:30.

The Incredible Hulk

•• Following a clever credits sequence, which gives the back story in fast-forward fashion, this Marvel Comics production devolves into something that isn’t as good even as Ang Lee’s lame 2003 version. Running time: 1:52

Rating: PG-13 (disturbing images, violent images) Garland: noon, 5.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

••• Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) returns for a fourth adventure, searching for a crystal skull with amazing powers that brings him in conflict with a Russian-speaking villain (Cate Blanchett) and her Soviet thugs. Not the equal of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” it’s still solid summer entertainment. Running time: 2:02

Rating: PG-13 (a sexual reference, language) River Park Square: 7:20, 10. Riverstone: 6:40, 10:35. Spokane Valley Mall: 9:50 p.m. Village Centre: 8:40.

Iron Man

••• When captured by terrorists, billionaire weapons manufacturer Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) undergoes a transformation, both in attitude (he wants to work for peace) and body (he invents a supersuit that makes him Iron Man).Running time: 2:06

Rating: PG-13 (language, sexual material, underage drinking, violence and terror) Garland: 2:25, 7:25. River Park Square: 4:25, 7:25, 10:25.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

••1/2 Latest take on Jules Verne’s adventure novel is typical summer entertainment, simplistically told and acted. Running time: 1:33

Rating: PG (adventure action, scary moments) Hayden: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15. NorthTown Mall (in 3D): 10 a.m., 12:20, 2:45, 5:25, 8, 10:25. River Park Square: 10:40 a.m., 1, 3:25, 5:40, 7:55, 10:35. Riverstone (in 3D): 11:15 a.m., 1:50, 4:15, 7:20, 9:45. Spokane Valley Mall: 12:40, 3:40, 6:50, 9:30. Village Centre: 11:15 a.m., 1:30, 2:30, 3:50, 4:45, 6:20, 7:10, 8:40, 9:20.

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

••• Abigail Breslin continues to be the next Dakota Fanning, playing here a feisty pre-teen facing up to the Great Depression. Running time: 1:40

Rating: G Post Falls: 12:50, 3. River Park Square: 11:30 a.m., 1:55. Village Centre: 12:15.

Kung Fu Panda

••• Standard story of a panda (Jack Black) who finds his inner bear will appeal to kids and lovers of CGI. Running time: 1:31

Rating: PG (martial arts action) River Park Square: 10:10 a.m., 12:30, 2:45, 5:05. Riverstone: 11:20 a.m., 1:45, 4:10. Village Centre: 4, 6:20.

Meet Dave

Tiny aliens arrive on Earth inside a spaceship in the shape and size of an ordinary man. Running time: 1:30

Rating: PG (action, bawdy and suggestive humor, language) Hayden: 9:25 p.m. NorthTown Mall: 9:35 p.m. Post Falls: 5:25, 7:55. River Park Square: 10 a.m., 12:10. Riverstone: 11:05 a.m. Spokane Valley Mall: 1:20. Village Centre: 10:30 a.m., 2:40.

Mongol

••• Long on landscape, short of plot development, “Mongol” – which tells the story of Genghis Khan’s rise to power – makes the most of Mongolia’s arid beauty. Running time: 2:06

Rating: R (sequences of bloody warfare) River Park Square: 10:55 a.m., 1:45, 4:35, 7:10, 9:55.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

•••1/2 Taking their bizarre act, which on first glance seems as stupid as it is silly, the British five Pythons –the late Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Jones – and their lone American member (Terry Gilliam) tackle the legend of King Arthur and his quest for the Holy Grail. Underneath all the wacky walks and strange accents, Python humor has an intellectual basis. As always the Pythons’ humor misses at times, but it comes so fast and cleverly that there’s always something to laugh at. Running time: 1:30

Rating: PG (cartoon violence, language) Garland: Friday-Saturday, midnight.

WALL-E

•••1/2 Another heartfelt Pixar creation, this one tells the story of a robot, left alone for 700 years to clean up Earth, who becomes humanlike in his need for companionship. When he meets the explorer robot Eve, his desire to connect leads to the potential salvation of humankind.

Running time: 1:37 Rating: G Hayden: 11:40 a.m., 1:50, 4, 6:45, 8:55. NorthTown Mall: 10:30 a.m., 12:55, 3:35, 6:05, 9:25. Post Falls: 1, 3, 5, 7. River Park Square: 11:05 a.m., 11:35 a.m., 1:30, 2:05, 3:55, 4:30, 6:25, 7:05, 9, 9:30. Riverstone: 11:45 a.m., 3:10, 7:35, 10:05. Spokane Valley Mall: 12:20, 3:50, 6:45, 9:40. Village Centre: 10:45 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 1, 1:40, 4, 6:20, 8:40.

Wanted

••• From the Russian director of the “Night Watch” series, this fast-paced action film about a school for assassins (starring James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie) is one time when style does triumph over substance. Running time: 1:50

Rating: R (language, sexuality, violence) NorthTown Mall: 11:45 a.m., 2:30, 5:15, 7:55, 10:50. River Park Square: 11:30 a.m., 2:15, 5:05, 7:40, 10:20. Riverstone: 12:20, 3:20, 7:45, 10:45. Spokane Valley Mall: 1:25, 4:25, 7:25, 10:25. Village Centre: 11:40 a.m., 4:40, 7:15, 9:35.


 

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