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Opening Today: Doom Something has gone wrong at a remote scientific research station on Mars. All research has ceased. Communication has failed.

Running time: 1:45

Rating: R (strong violence/gore, language)
NorthTown Mall: 12:05, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05. River Park Square: 1:15, 1:45, 3:45, 4:15, 6:30, 7, 9:10, 9:45. Spokane Valley Mall: 1:30, 4:40, 7:30, 10:30. Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene): 1:50, 4:30, 7:05, 9:45.
Down and Derby A family comedy about a small town Pinewood Derby competition that transforms an average group of dads into an awkward bunch of competitors.

Running time: 1:30

Rating: PG (crude humor, sensuality, brief

mild language)
River Park Square: 2:15, 5:10, 7:40, 10:15.
Dreamer A trainer (Kurt Russell) and his daughter (Dakota Fanning) nurse an injured horse back to health, with an eye on racing her in the Breeders’ Cup.

Running time: 1:42

Rating: PG-13 (brief mild language)
NorthTown Mall: 11:55 a.m., 2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55. River Park Square: 2:20, 5:05, 7:30, 9:50. Spokane Valley Mall: 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45. Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene): 12:55, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20.
Kids in America A diverse group of high school students band together to peacefully stick it to their overbearing principal.

Running time: 1:31

Rating: PG-13 (sexual content, mature thematic elements, language)
River Park Square: 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:25. Spokane Valley Mall: 1:55, 5, 7:25, 9:50.
North Country A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States – Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman (Charlize Theron) who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Running time: 1:23

Rating: R (sexual harassment, violence, language)
NorthTown Mall: 12:25, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20. River Park Square: 1:10, 4, 7:05, 10. Spokane Valley Mall: 1, 4, 7, 10. Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene): 12:50, 3:45, 6:45, 9:40.
Stay This movie focuses on the attempts of an Ivy League Professor to prevent one of his students from committing suicide.

Running time: 1:39

Rating: R (language, disturbing images)
River Park Square: 1:55, 4:35, 7:15, 9:40. Spokane Valley Mall: 2, 4:50, 7:40, 10:15. Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene): 2:05, 5, 7:40, 10:30.
Work and The Glory: American Zion The story of the fictional Steed family is set against the factual backdrop of the Mormon people’s move into the West. Divided by their diverse reactions to a nascent ideology, the Steeds struggle as the strength of their convictions are tested.

Running time: 1:40

Rating: PG-13 (violence)
Spokane Valley Mall: 12:55, 3:40, 6:40, 9:35.
Continuing: 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 vigilante bent on cleaning Gotham City of its criminals.

Running time: 2:20

Rating: PG-13 (action violence, disturbing images)
IMAX (Riverfront Park): 3:30, 7.
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).

Running time: 1:55

Rating: PG (action, mild language)
Garland: 7:40. Coeur d’Alene Discount: 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:55.
The Constant Gardener •••1/2 Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes) discovers that his wife (Rachel Weisz) has been killed either by bandits or by an outraged lover. When he looks closer, he uncovers a twisted maze leading to an unholy alliance between the British government and a pharmaceutical firm.

Running time: 2:09

Rating: R (language, violent images, sexual content)
Coeur d’Alene Discount: 4:45, 9.
Domino A recounting of Domino Harvey’s life story. The daughter (Keira Knightley) of actor Laurence Harvey turned away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.

Running time: 2:00

Rating: R (violence, language, sexual content/nudity, drug use)
NorthTown Mall: 12:20, 3:10, 6:35, 9:25. River Park Square: 1:30, 4:25, 7:20, 10:05. Spokane Valley Mall: 1:15, 10:10. Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene): 1:05, 4:10, 7:10, 10:15.
The Dukes of Hazzard • Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott star as the 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 take action. Jessica Simpson plays shapely sister Daisy Duke.

Running time: 1:46

Rating: PG-13 (sexual content, drug-related humor, language, action violence)
Coeur d’Alene Discount: 1:10, 3:15, 5:15, 7:20, 9:20.
Elizabethtown During an outrageous memorial for a Southern patriarch, an unexpected romance blooms between a young woman (Kirsten Dunst) and man (Orlando Bloom).

Running time: 2:03

Rating: PG-13 (language, sexual references)
NorthTown Mall: noon, 4, 7, 9:45. River Park Square: 1:20, 1:50, 4:10, 4:50, 7, 7:35, 9:50, 10:20. Spokane Valley Mall: 1:10, 4:10, 7:05, 10:05. Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene): 1, 4, 6:55, 10.
Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag This 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): 12:10.
Flightplan •• When a woman (Jodie Foster) loses her young daughter on an overnight flight, the crew begins to think that she’s imagined the whole thing. And then she gets violent.

Running time: 1:33

Rating: PG-13 (violence, intense plot material)
NorthTown Mall: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30. River Park Square: 2, 4:45, 7:20, 9:55. Spokane Valley Mall: 1:50, 4:25, 6:55, 9:55. Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene): 1:35, 4:05, 6:35, 9:15.
The Fog A quiet seaside town is engulfed by a thick fog precisely one century after a boat sunk just off the coast under mysterious circumstances.

Running time: 1:40

Rating: PG-13 (violence, disturbing images, sexuality)
NorthTown Mall: 12:40, 3, 5:20, 7:40, 10:10. River Park Square: 1:40, 4:05, 6:50, 7:45, 9:35, 10:20. Spokane Valley Mall: 2:05, 4:55, 7:50, 10:25. Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene): 1:20, 3:50, 6:40, 9:35.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin ••• A virgin, Andy (Steve Carell) watches “Survivor” with his upstairs neighbor and paints collectible models. His co-workers (Paul Rudd, Romany Malco, Seth Rogen) discover his secret and decide to “fix” things, leading Andy through several misadventures before he finds what he wants.

Running time: 1:56

Rating: R (pervasive sexual content, language, drug use)
River Park Square: 1:05, 3:50, 6:50, 9:30.
The Greatest Game Ever Played ••1/2 In 1913, when two of the world’s greatest golfers, Harry Vardon (Stephen Dillane) and Ted Ray, were set to compete for the U.S. Open, they found themselves facing a surprising challenge in an unknown 20-year-old former caddie named Francis Ouimet (Shia LaBeouf).

Running time: 1:55

Rating: PG (brief mild language)
Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene): 1:40, 4:40, 7:25, 10:10.
Herbie: Fully Loaded ••• When racing owner dad (Michael Keaton) loses his top driver (Breckin Meyer), daughter Maggie (Lindsay Lohan) finds our old friend, the magic Volkswagen, to save the day.

Running time: 1:41

Rating: G
Coeur d’Alene Discount: 1, 3:10, 5:10, 7:15, 9:10.
A History of Violence ••1/2 When a small-town guy (Viggo Mortensen) foils a robbery by killing the two would-be thieves, he gains enough notoriety to attract attention from dangerous people who claim to have known him in a previous life. Based on a graphic novel, and directed by David Cronenberg, the film is more about a look at the effects of violence than any serious examination of the act itself.

Running time: 1:36

Rating: R (violence, graphic sexuality, nudity, language, drug use)
NorthTown Mall: 12:30, 6:55. River Park Square: 2:30, 5, 7:30, 9:55.
In Her Shoes When her sister (Toni Collette) tosses her out, a young woman (Cameron Diaz) heads for Florida to live with the grandmother (Shirley Maclaine) she never knew she had.

Running time: 2:10

Rating: PG-13 (thematic material, language, sexual content)
NorthTown Mall: 12:35, 3:45, 6:40, 9:35. River Park Square: 1, 4, 6:55, 10. Spokane Valley Mall: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:20. Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene): 1:10, 4:15, 7:15, 10:20.
The Island ••1/2 In an underground lair, people live a life of luxury without freedom as they wait for the lottery to decide who goes to The Island – a paradise safe from a threatening “contamination.” All is not what it seems, so our hero Lincoln Six Echo (Ewan McGregor) and Jordan Two (Scarlett Johansson) run.

Running time: 2:16

Rating: PG-13 (violence, action, sexuality, language)
Coeur d’Alene Discount: 12:55, 3:35, 6:15, 8:50.
Madagascar ••• When 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 they end up in Madagascar.

Running time: 1:20

Rating: PG (mild language, crude humor)
Coeur d’Alene Discount: 1:05, 2:50, 7:10.
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Combining a CGI duplicated lunar landscape, real photos and footage previously unreleased by NASA, the film is based on the experiences of the 12 men who have walked on the moon’s surface.

Running time: :40

Rating: Not rated
IMAX (Riverfront Park): 11 a.m., 1:25, 2:30, 6:05, 9:35.
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 captures the ritual in all its poignancy.

Running time: 1:20

Rating: G (violent images)
Garland: 5:50.
Princess Bride •••1/2 Director Rob Reiner adapts this William Goldman novel about a young man’s pursuit of the woman he loves, blending the fairy tale with the story of an elderly man (Peter Falk) trying to connect with his grandson (Fred Savage).

Running time: 1:38

Rating: PG
Spokane Valley Mall: Thursday only at 9 p.m.
Proof Numbed by the death of her math genius father (Anthony Hopkins), a woman (Gwyneth Paltrow) has to cope not only with the fear that she might go insane but with the demands of a controlling sister (Hope Davis) and her boyfriend (Jake Gyllenhaal).

Running time: 1:40

Rating: PG-13 (sexual content, language, drug references)
River Park Square: 1:45, 4:20, 7:05.
Serenity In this big-screen version of the short-lived television series “Firefly,” the crew, led by Mal (Nathan Fillion), agrees to transport a young woman (Summer Glau) across space – only to attract the attention of those who, for their own purposes, want the girl back.

Running time: 1:59

Rating: PG-13 (violence, action, sexual references)
NorthTown Mall: 12:45, 4:10, 7:05, 9:50. River Park Square: 9:30 a.m. Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene): 1:45, 4:35, 7:30, 10:25.
Shaun of the Dead •••1/2 Fighting both the boredom of his job and to save his relationship, Shaun (Simon Pegg) faces mundane daily problems in London and the gangs of undead that have risen.

Running time: 1:39

Rating: R (violence, language)
Garland: midnight today and Saturday.
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride ••• When a man, practicing for his impending marriage, places a ring on the finger of a corpse, she comes alive and claims to be his legal bride. Co-directed by Tim Burton and Mike Johnson, this animated film features the voices of Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Emily Watson.

Running time: 1:26

Rating: PG-13 (scary images, action, mild language)
NorthTown Mall: 12:15, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9:15. River Park Square: 2:35, 4:55. Spokane Valley Mall: 4:15, 6:45. Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene): 4:55, 9:55.
Two for the Money A former college quarterback (Matthew McConaughey) becomes an odds-making genius for a gambling lord (Al Pacino), romances his wife (Rene Russo) and finds out the dangers involved in both arenas.

Running time: 2:00

Rating: R (language, sexuality, violence)
NorthTown Mall: 4:05, 9:40. River Park Square: 1:35, 4:30, 7:15, 10:10. Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene): 2, 7.
Valiant An important carrier pigeon is captured by the German-friendly Hawk, so the Allies send a rescue team that’s competence challenged. One member is a bird named Valiant (voice by Ewan McGregor).

Running time: 1:26

Rating: G
Garland: 4:10.
Waiting Ryan Reynolds (“Van Wilder”) heads the cast in this look at the backdoor world of family restaurant chains.

Running time: 1:34

Rating: PG-13 (sexual content)
River Park Square: 2:40, 5:15, 7:40, 10:10. Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene): 2:10, 4:50, 7:35, 10:05.
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Inventor Wallace (voice by Peter Sallis) and his faithful dog sidekick Gromit come to the rescue when the crops of local farmers are threatened by a ravenous giant bunny.

Running time: 1:25

Rating: G
NorthTown Mall: 11:50 a.m., 2:10, 4:35, 7:20, 10. River Park Square: 2:25, 5, 7:25, 9:40. Spokane Valley Mall: 12:50, 3:50, 6:30, 9:25. Riverstone (Coeur d’Alene): 1:25, 4:25, 6:50, 9:25.
Wedding Crashers ••• Two guys (Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson) who crash wedding parties to score with single women find their lives complicated when love arrives.

Running time: 1:59

Rating: R (sexual content, language)
Garland: 10 a.m. Coeur d’Alene Discount: 1:40, 4:30, 6:45, 9:05.
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