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Opening today:

The Brothers Grimm
Though they are conmen, the Brothers Grimm (Matt Damon, Heath Ledger) attempt to free a village from the haunted creatures living in the nearby forest.

Running time: 1:58

Rating: PG-13 (violence, frightening sequences, brief suggestive material)

NorthTown Mall

: 12:55, 3:40, 6:50, 9:30.

River Park Square

: 12:50, 1:30, 3:35, 4:10, 6:25, 7:15, 9:10, 10.

Spokane Valley Mall

: 1, 4, 7, 10.

Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene)

: 12:30, 1:05, 3:50, 4:15, 6:50, 7:25, 9:50, 10:20.

Post Falls

: noon, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:35.
The CaveExploring a cave a mile below the Earth’s surface, a team of spelunkers discover, and are threatened by, an ancient and extremely bloodthirsty creature.

Running time: 1:37

Rating: PG-13 (intense creature violence)

NorthTown Mall

: 12:30, 3:10, 5:25, 7:40, 10:10.

River Park Square

: 2, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50.

Spokane Valley Mall

: 2:20, 5:10, 8, 10:30.

Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene)

: 11:30 a.m., 2, 4:30, 7:35, 10:15.

Post Falls

: 12:20, 2:35, 5, 7:05, 9:20.
UndiscoveredSeveral wannabe performers struggle to establish themselves in the bright lights of Los Angeles.

Running time: 1:37

Rating: PG-13 (sexual material including dialogue, partial nudity, language, drug content)

River Park Square

: 1:45, 4:45, 7:25, 9:50.

Spokane Valley Mall

: 2:10, 5, 7:50, 10:10.

Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene)

: 1:40, 4:35, 7:20, 9:45.

Up for Grabs

•••
When Barry Bonds hit his historic 73rd home run on Oct. 7, 2001, no one suspected that his achievement might take second place to the fight over the ball he hit. But that’s exactly what happened when a restaurant owner sued a Silicon Valley worker, claiming that he was the rightful owner. Documentary filmmaker Michael Wranovics follows the case from before the clash, then through the court case, the eventual decision and aftermath.

Running time: 1:25

Rating: Not rated

The Met

: 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday.

Opening Monday:

The Blues Brothers

••
Director John Landis’s mess of a comedy stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as Jake and Elwood Blues, bent on raising money to save an orphanage. To help publicize the 25th-Anniversary release of the film on DVD, Aykroyd and Landis will be on hand to do a post-screening discussion, live by satellite.

Running time: 2:13

Rating: R (comic crashes, language)

NorthTown Mall

: Monday only at 6:30 p.m.

Opening Wednesday:

The Constant Gardener
A low-level British diplomat (Ralph Fiennes) investigates the murder of his wife (Rachel Weisz) and in doing so uncovers an international conspiracy. Based on the John le Carre novel.

Running time: 2:09

Rating: R (language, violent images, sexual content/nudity)

Opening Wednesday at

River Park Square.

Continuing:

The Adventures of Sharkboy

and Lavagirl in 3-D

••
Lost in an imaginary world of superheroes, this Robert Rodriguez film involves a young boy (Cayden Boyd) who gets a chance to set things right in the real world when he is called to action by his favorite characters – Sharkboy (Taylor Lautner) and Lavagirl (Taylor Dooley).

Running time: 1:35

Rating: PG (mild action, some rude humor)
Garland: Free movie Monday through Thursday only at 9:30 a.m.

Annie Hall

••••
Woody Allen plays New York comic Alvy Singer who meets, falls in love with, and then loses, the supremely ditzy title character (Diane Keaton). Narrated by Singer, with digressions and flashbacks and direct addresses to the audience, the whole of the relationship is dissected with the sense of melancholy that all great comedians know how to use so well.

Running time: 1:33

Rating: PG

Pavillion Park (Liberty Lake)

: Tonight only at dusk.

Batman Begins

•••
Tortured by having witnessed his parents’ murder, rich and brilliant Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) takes off on a quest only to return to become the Dark Knight – a determined vigilante bent on cleaning Gotham City of the criminals who are making it a cesspool of lawlessness.

Running time: 2:20

Rating: PG-13 (action violence, disturbing images)

River Park Square

: 9:20 a.m.

Bewitched

••1/2
When a former movie star (Will Ferrell) gets a chance at a comeback by starring in a television remake of “Bewitched,” he recruits a co-star (Nicole Kidman) without knowing that she’s a real witch. When she discovers that he and his agent (Jason Schwartzman) are using her, she begins casting spells on him.

Running time: 1:40

Rating: PG-13 (language, sex/drug references, partial nudity)
Coeur d’Alene Discount: 4:30, 9:20.

Broken Flowers

•••1/2
Aging ladies man Don (Bill Murray) is content to laze his days away, loving women and letting them go, until he receives a letter telling him that he has a son who might come in search of him. At the urging of his working-man neighbor Winston (Jeffrey Wright), Don goes on a road trip, checking out the four women (respectively, Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange and Tilda Swinton) who could have been the mother.

Running time: 1:45

Rating: R (language, graphic nudity, brief drug use)

River Park Square

: 1:35, 4:15, 7:05, 9:45.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

•••
Five children win precious golden tickets, which allow them to tour the candy factory owned by the mysterious Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp). This Tim Burton remake of the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder update the musical numbers, and special effects.

Running time: 1:55

Rating: PG (quirky situations, action, mild language)

IMAX (Riverfront Park): noon, 3:15, 6:20, 9:35.

NorthTown Mall

: 12:50, 3:35, 6:40, 9:20.

River Park Square

: 1:15, 4, 6:40.

Spokane Valley Mall

: 1:10, 14:05, 7:10.

Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene)

: 12:45, 3:35, 6:30, 9:25.

Cinderella Man

•••
In the midst of the Great Depression, veteran fighter Jim Braddock (Russell Crowe) caught the attention of the nation when he fought heavily favored Max Baer (Craig Bierko) for the heavyweight championship.

Running time: 2:24

Rating: PG-13 (violence, language)
Coeur d’Alene Discount: 1:15, 6:40.
Deuce Bigalow: European GigoloDeuce Bigalow (Rob Schneider) is convinced by T.J. Hicks (Eddie Griffin) to come to Europe to help clear him of murder charges – and, in the process, service some of the continent’s weirdest women.

Running time: 1:17

Rating: R (pervasive strong, crude sexual humor, language, nudity, drug content)

NorthTown Mall

: 9:15 a.m.

River Park Square

: 7, 9.

The Dukes of Hazzard

Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott star as the two Duke brothers, Luke and Bo, in this lame reprise of the television series (1979-85) about their fast-driving adventures dodging the law. When the big man in town, Boss Hogg (Burt Reynolds), hatches a scheme to strip-mine Hazzard County, the boys have to take action. Jessica Simpson plays shapely sister Daisy Duke.

Running time: 1:46

Rating: PG-13 (sexual content, crude drug-related humor, language, comic action violence)

NorthTown Mall

: noon, 2:35, 5, 7:35, 10.

River Park Square

: 1:05, 3:55, 6:35, 9:15.

Spokane Valley Mall

: 1:40, 4:40, 7:40, 10:15.

Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene)

: 11:35 a.m., 2:10, 5, 7:45, 10:25.

Fantastic Four

••1/2
Five American scientists are subjected to radioactive waves, which affect each one’s physiology in a different manner, turning them into superheroes. One of them (Julian McMahon) decides to use his power for personal gain, so the others team up to stop him.

Running time: 1:45

Rating: PG-13 (intense action, suggestive content)
Coeur d’Alene Discount: 12:35, 2:45, 5, 7:10, 9:15.
Fighter Pilot: Operation Red FlagThis IMAX film follows the exploits of an Air Force officer as he strives to survive Red Flag, an elite training exercise aimed at giving fighter pilots the skills they need to survive air-to-air combat.

Running time: :48

Rating: Not rated
IMAX (Riverfront Park): 2:15.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

•••
So awkward around women that, at age 40, he remains a virgin, naïve Andy (Steve Carell) lives a life of quiet frustration. He works in the stock room of a chain electronics store, watches “Survivor” with his upstairs neighbor and paints (and repaints) the collectible models that line the walls of his apartment. But then a trio of his co-workers (Paul Rudd, Romany Malco, Seth Rogen) discover his secret and take it upon themselves to “fix” things.

Running time: 1:56

Rating: R (pervasive sexual content, language, drug use)

NorthTown Mall

: 12:45, 3:45, 7, 9:45.

River Park Square

: 12:45, 3:40, 6:50, 9:35.

Spokane Valley Mall

: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:25.

Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene)

: 1:10, 4, 7, 9:55.

Four Brothers

•••
The plot, such as it is, involves four young men (Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin, Garrett Hedlund), raised as adopted brothers in a mixed-race family, who return to the home they were raised in to investigate the killing of their foster mother (Fionnula Flanagan).

Running time: 1:50

Rating: R (strong violence, pervasive language, sexual content)

NorthTown Mall

: 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30, 10:05.

River Park Square

: 1:10, 3:45, 6:35, 9:10.

Spokane Valley Mall

: 1:15, 3:50, 6:50, 9:40.

Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene)

: 1, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40.

Post Falls

: 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 6:55, 9:10.
Grand Canyon: The Hidden SecretsA re-release of the 1984 IMAX film re-creating the exploration of the canyon by the earliest settlers to the 1869 trip by American explorer John Wesley Powell.

Running time: :35

Rating: Not rated
IMAX (Riverfront Park): 5:30.

The Great Raid

••1/2
It’s 1945 and the Japanese are holding some 500 American GIs captive, so a battalion of Army Rangers is sent through enemy lines to free them. Based on the Public Television documentary “Bataan Rescue,” the movie portrays the Filipino resistance, individuals of which were every bit as courageous as the American soldiers and sailors who eventually freed them.

Running time: 2:12

Rating: R (strong war violence, brief language)

River Park Square

: 12:55, 3:50, 6:45, 9:40.

Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene)

: 12:40, 3:45, 6:55, 10:10.

Kicking and Screaming

••1/2
Will Ferrell stars as Phil Weston, a vitamin salesman who is still intimidated by his winning-is-everything father Buck (Robert Duvall). Things begin to change when Phil agrees to coach his son’s youth-league soccer team.

Running time: 1:35

Rating: PG (thematic elements, language, crude humor)
Garland: Free movie today only at 9:30 a.m.

Madagascar

•••
When a group of animals, spoiled while living in the New York Zoo, decide to have a night on the town, they earn themselves a trip back to the wild – and end up in Madagascar.

Running time: 1:20

Rating: PG (mild language, crude humor)

Garland

: 12:15, 5.

River Park Square

: 12:45, 2:55, 5:05.

Coeur d’Alene Discount: 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:20, 9:05.

March of the Penguins

•••
Every year the Emperor penguins emerge from the ocean and make a trek across Antarctica to mate. French documentary filmmaker Luc Jacquet and his crew of hardy camera operators capture the ritual from the initial march to the efforts of the fathers to keep the chicks safe from the winter storms.

Running time: 1:20

Rating: G (violent images)

NorthTown Mall

: 12:40, 2:45, 4:50, 6:55, 9:10.

River Park Square

: 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:30, 9:40.

Spokane Valley Mall

: 2, 4:25, 6:35, 9:20.

Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene)

: 11:40 a.m., 1:55, 4:20, 6:45, 9:20.

Post Falls

: 1, 2:40, 4:25, 6:30, 8:15.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

••1/2
John (Brad Pitt) and Jane (Angelina Jolie) Smith live humdrum lives on the surface. But each one holds a secret from his/her spouse: He/she is an assassin. Problems arise, though, because each is working for a competing governmental agency, and life gets particularly exciting when they are assigned to kill each other.

Running time: 1:35

Rating: PG-13 (violence, action, sexual content, language)

Garland

: 2:20, 9:50.

Coeur d’Alene Discount: 12:50, 3:30, 6:15, 8:50.

Murderball

•••
Documentary filmmakers Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro followed members of the U.S. national wheelchair rugby team as they competed in the 2002 and 2004 World Quad Rugby Championships. In between telling the stories of guys such as Mark Zupan, a shaven-headed, tattooed player with a fierce attitude, Rubin and Shapiro document the team’s trials and success and answer questions about quadriplegia.

Running time: 1:28

Rating: R (language, sexual content)

The Met

: 5:30 and 8 p.m. today only.

Must Love Dogs

•••
Written by Gary David Goldberg, the story involves a divorced woman named Sarah (Diane Lane) being pushed by a friend (Elizabeth Perkins) and members of her family to date. After being signed up with an online dating service, she ends up being caught between two guys – the hunk with intensity (Dermot Mulroney) and the intense hunk with a sense of humor (John Cusack).

Running time: 1:30

Rating: PG-13 (sexual content)

River Park Square

: 1, 3:30, 6:40, 9:05.

Spokane Valley Mall

: 9:45 a.m.
Mystery of the NileA team of explorers takes us on a 114-day expedition to navigate the Nile, “from source to sea,” in this IMAX production directed by first-time filmmaker Jordi Llompart

Running time: :45

Rating: Not rated
IMAX (Riverfront Park): 11 a.m.

Pulp Fiction

••••
Cannes Palme d’Or winner Tarantino has done nothing less than recreate an entire genre. His noir for the ‘90s blends kitsch with cool in an often hilarious and violent look at the low points of Los Angeles life, which involve fixed fights, failed heists, dope-shooting beauties and talkative hitmen.

Running time: 2:34

Rating: R
Garland: midnight today and Saturday.

Red Eye

•••
Accosted during an overnight flight by a seemingly friendly stranger (Cillian Murphy of “28 Days”), a young woman (Rachel McAdams) is drawn into an assassination plot. The threat: If she doesn’t help, someone will murder her father.

Running time: 1:25

Rating: PG-13 (intense sequences of violence, language)

NorthTown Mall

: 12:25, 2:50, 5:10, 7:15, 9:40.

River Park Square

: 1, 3:10, 5:30, 7:20, 7:50, 9:30, 10:10.

Spokane Valley Mall

: 1:50, 4:10, 6:40, 9:30.

Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene)

: 11:50 a.m., 2:20, 4:45, 7:40, 10.

Post Falls

: 12:05, 1:55, 3:45, 5:35, 7:25, 9:15.

The Skeleton Key

••
Hospice worker Caroline (Kate Hudson), trying to salve her personal demons by working with the dying, takes a job caring for an aging man (John Hurt), disabled by a stroke, who lives with his wife (Gena Rowlands) in a spooky old Louisiana mansion. Director Iain Softley (“The Wings of the Dove”) uses location shooting well, which is good because something has to counter the ridiculously dated conceit of Ehren Kruger’s script.

Running time: 1:44

Rating: PG-13 (violence, disturbing images, partial nudity, thematic material)

NorthTown Mall

: 12:20, 3:05, 7:25, 9:55.

River Park Square

: 1:50, 4:20, 7:05, 9:30.

Spokane Valley Mall

: 1:35, 4:35, 7:15, 9:50.

Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene)

: 12:35, 3:55, 6:35, 9:30.

Post Falls

: 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15.

Sky High

••
The son (Michael Angarano) of a couple with superpowers (Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston) is sent off to school to find out his own powers, which come in handy when a villain threatens the world – and his parents.

Running time: 1:42

Rating: PG (violence, mild language)

NorthTown Mall

: 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:35.

River Park Square

: 1:40, 4:30, 6:55, 9:20.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

•••1/2
Here, Capt. Kirk and crew must time travel back (a common conceit) to the 20th century to solve the problem posed by a rampaging space probe.

Running time: 1:59

Rating: PG

The Shop (924 S. Perry St.)

: Saturday only at dusk.

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

•••1/2
Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) is seduced by the dark side of the Force, succumbs to the will of Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDirmid), betrays his love Padme (Natalie Portman) and helps hunt down the remaining Jedi Knights, including his master Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) and Yoda.

Running time: 2:20

Rating: PG-13 (sci-fi violence, intense images)

Garland

: 7.

Coeur d’Alene Discount: 12:45, 3:25, 6:05, 8:45.
SupercrossTwo bike-riding brothers (Steve Howey, Mike Vogel) deal with their father’s death by preparing for the Las Vegas Motocross Championships.

Running time: 1:32

Rating: PG-13 (language, sexuality)

River Park Square

: 2:15, 4:35.

Spokane Valley Mall

: 9:55 a.m.

Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene)

: 9:35 a.m.

Superman: The Movie

•••1/2
The classic story of the being from Krypton who, through his super strength and speed, becomes Superman. Richard Donner directed the film and makes the story less of a cartoon than an actual drama, which plays to Reeve’s strengths and helps give the film a sense of nobility that seemed unusually refreshing for 1978.

Running time: 2:23

Rating: PG (peril, mild sensuality, language)

Pavillion Park (Liberty Lake)

: Saturday only at dusk.
ValiantWhen an important carrier pigeon is captured by the German-friendly Hawk, the Allies send in a rescue team that’s, uh, competence challenged, to say the least. One of the team is an underage, undersize bird named — Valiant (voice by Ewan McGregor).

Running time: 1:26

Rating: G

NorthTown Mall

: 12:35, 3, 4:55, 7:20.

River Park Square

: 1:10, 3:20, 6:20, 9:05.

Spokane Valley Mall

: 1:55, 4:15, 6:30.

Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene)

: 11:45 a.m., 1:50, 4:25, 7:30.

War of the Worlds

••••
Tom Cruise plays Ray Ferrier, a self-absorbed crane operator who, while babysitting his two resentful children over the weekend, must protect them as best he can against tripod-walking killing machines.

Running time: 1:56

Rating: PG-13 (sci-fi violence, disturbing images)

River Park Square

: 1:25, 4:05, 6:45, 9:25.

Coeur d’Alene Discount: 12:30, 3, 6:30, 9.

Wedding Crashers

•••
Two guys (Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson) who crash wedding parties to score with single women find their lives complicated when love, in one form or another, comes knocking.

Running time: 1:59

Rating: R (sexual content, language)

NorthTown Mall

: 12:10, 2:55, 7:10, 9:50.

River Park Square

: 1:20, 4, 7:10, 9:55.

Spokane Valley Mall

: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:20.

Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene)

: 1:15, 4:05, 7:10, 10:05.
WolvesIMAX nature documentary on the history of humans and the predators of both myth and reality.

Running time: :40

Rating: Not rated
IMAX (Riverfront Park): 8:35.
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