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Film clips

The following minireviews are written by Times Critics for movies showing this weekend at theaters in the Tampa Bay area.

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 16, 2006


NEW THIS WEEK

Cache B

(R) (117 min.) A married couple (Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche) on the skids are troubled by voyeuristic videotapes left on the doorstep by a stranger. Shown with French subtitles. Profanity, one scene of strong violence. - Tampa Theatre

Date Movie

(PG-13) (90 min.) Co-creators of the Scary Movie trilogy apply the same sledgehammer comedy style to romantic comedies. Persistently crude humor, sexual content, profanity. - Britton Cinema 8, Channelside 9, Citrus Park 20, Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Centro Ybor Premier, Muvico Starlight 20, University 16, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Tri-City 8, Woodlands Square 20, Muvico Palm Harbor 10, Park Place Stadium 16, Baywalk 20, Tyrone 6, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Cinema 10, Zota Beacon 10, Citrus Cinemas, Crystal River Mall 9, Ocala Hollywood 16, Oakmont 8, Royal Palm 20

Eight Below B

(PG) (120 min.) An Antarctic guide (Paul Walker) must wait until spring to rescue the dog team abandoned during a winter storm. Animal and human peril, brief profanity. - Britton Cinema 8, Channelside 9, Citrus Park 20, Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Starlight 20, University 16, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Largo Mall 8, Tri-City 8, Woodlands Square 20, Muvico Palm Harbor 10, Park Place Stadium 16, Seminole 8, Baywalk 20, Tyrone 6, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Cinema 10, Zota Beacon 10, Citrus Cinemas, Crystal River Mall 9, Ocala Hollywood 16, Oakmont 8, Royal Palm 20

Freedomland A

(R) (117 min.) Distraught woman (Julianne Moore) claims a carjacker kidnapped her son. Samuel L. Jackson plays the detective who doesn't quite believe her story while racial tensions rise. Strong profanity, violence, mature themes of race relations and child endangerment. - Britton Cinema 8, Channelside 9, Citrus Park 20, Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Centro Ybor Premier, Muvico Starlight 20, University 16, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Ruskin Drive-In, Largo Mall 8, Tri-City 8, Woodlands Square 20, Muvico Palm Harbor 10, Park Place Stadium 16, Seminole 8, Baywalk 20, Tyrone 6, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Cinema 10, Zota Beacon 10, Crystal River Mall 9, Ocala Hollywood 16, Oakmont 8, Royal Palm 20

Imagine Me & You D+

(R) (94 min.) A new bride (Piper Perabo) half-heartedly resists her attraction to a florist (Lena Headey), while her groom (Matthew Goode) doesn't grasp their lesbian overtures. Profanity, brief sensuality, sexual content. - Woodlands Square 20, Baywalk 20

CONTINUING

Annapolis C+

(PG-13) (98 min.) Working-class pugilist (James Franco) fights through his plebe year at the U.S. Naval Academy. An unoriginal blend of Rocky and An Officer and a Gentleman. Boxing violence, profanity, sexual content. - Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Starlight 20, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Royal Palm 20

Big Momma's House 2

(PG-13) (99 min.) Martin Lawrence returns as a cross-dressing FBI undercover agent playing nanny to a murder suspect's unruly children. Crude humor, profanity, sexual content, brief drug reference. - Britton Cinema 8, Citrus Park 20, Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Starlight 20, University 16, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Largo Mall 8, Tri-City 8, Woodlands Square 20, Muvico Palm Harbor 10, Park Place Stadium 16, Baywalk 20, Tyrone 6, Joy-Lan Drive In, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Cinema 10, Zota Beacon 10, Ocala Hollywood 16, Royal Palm 20

Brokeback Mountain A

(R) (134 min.) Ang Lee's beautifully crafted love story among Montana sheep herders is one of 2005's best films. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal are Oscar-caliber as star-crossed lovers. Brief nudity, sexual situations, profanity, brief violence. - Citrus Park 20, Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Starlight 20, Sunrise Cinemas, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Largo Mall 8, Woodlands Square 20, Muvico Palm Harbor 10, Park Place Stadium 16, Baywalk 20, Beach Theatre, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Zota Beacon 10, Spring Hill 8, Crystal River Mall 9, Ocala Hollywood 16, Dollar Movies At Desoto Square, Oakmont 8, Royal Palm 20, Burns Court

Capote A

(R) (110 min.) Philip Seymour Hoffman is superb as author Truman Capote, getting too close to his work while researching the book In Cold Blood. Strong profanity, violent images, sexual situations. - Sunrise Cinemas, Woodlands Square 20, Spring Hill 8

Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe B-

(PG) (135 min.) C.S. Lewis' beloved fantasy becomes a charming, violent and religiously interesting film, but seldom all at the same time. Tilda Swinton and a computer-generated lion voiced by Liam Neeson steal the show. Fantasy violence, mature themes. - Citrus Park 20, Muvico Starlight 20, Regency 20, Woodlands Square 20, Park Place Stadium 16, Baywalk 20, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Spring Hill 8, Royal Palm 20

Curious George B-

(G) (86 min.) The mischievous chimp and his friend (voice of Will Ferrell) in the yellow hat save a museum with old-fashioned, possibly unsatisfying, animated goodness. Nothing objectionable. - Britton Cinema 8, Channelside 9, Citrus Park 20, Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Starlight 20, University 16, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Tri-City 8, Woodlands Square 20, Muvico Palm Harbor 10, Park Place Stadium 16, Seminole 8, Baywalk 20, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Cinema 10, Zota Beacon 10, Citrus Cinemas, Crystal River Mall 9, Ocala Hollywood 16, Oakmont 8, Royal Palm 20

End of the Spear B-

(PG-13) (108 min.) Christian missionaries are killed by Ecuador natives. Based on a true story. Low-budget production values and a low-key religious message. Strong violence. - Citrus Park 20, Royal Palm 20

The Family Stone B+

(PG-13) (102 min.) An uptight woman (Sarah Jessica Parker) clumsily meets her future, insular in-laws during the Christmas holiday. Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Luke Wilson co-star. Moderate profanity, sexual situations, drug content. - Clearwater Cinema Cafe, Joy-Lan Drive In, Cinema Grill at Embassy Six

Final Destination 3

(R) (115 min.) Another group of teenagers can't avoid their deadly fate after they survive an amusement park disaster. Strong violence and gore, profanity, nudity. - Britton Cinema 8, Channelside 9, Citrus Park 20, Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Centro Ybor Premier, Muvico Starlight 20, University 16, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Largo Mall 8, Tri-City 8, Woodlands Square 20, Muvico Palm Harbor 10, Park Place Stadium 16, Seminole 8, Baywalk 20, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Cinema 10, Zota Beacon 10, Citrus Cinemas, Crystal River Mall 9, Ocala Hollywood 16, Oakmont 8, Royal Palm 20

Firewall

(PG-13) (105 min.) Harrison Ford leaves his rocking chair for another action role, this time as a bank security specialist whose family is kidnapped by a thief (Paul Bettany). Intense violence, profanity. - Britton Cinema 8, Channelside 9, Citrus Park 20, Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Centro Ybor Premier, Muvico Starlight 20, University 16, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Largo Mall 8, Tri-City 8, Woodlands Square 20, Muvico Palm Harbor 10, Park Place Stadium 16, Seminole 8, Baywalk 20, Tyrone 6, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Zota Beacon 10, Citrus Cinemas, Crystal River Mall 9, Ocala Hollywood 16, Oakmont 8, Royal Palm 20,

Glory Road B-

(PG) (106 min.) Fact-based story of Texas Western's 1966 college basketball championship team, the first with five African-American starters. Josh Lucas (Stealth) is the coach molding them. Racial violence and epithets, brief alcohol abuse. - Veterans Expressway 24

Good Night, and Good Luck A-

(PG) (93 min.) George Clooney directs, co-writes and co-stars in a riveting re-enactment of TV journalist Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) facing down Sen. Joseph McCarthy during the Red Scare era. Brief profanity, mature themes. - Sunrise Cinemas, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Spring Hill 8, Burns Court

Hoodwinked C+

(PG) (80 min.) Clumsily animated spoof of Little Red Riding Hood a la Shrek, with nods to every TV police show since Dragnet. The cast of voices includes Anne Hathaway, James Belushi and Glenn Close as Red's cowabunga granny. Cartoon violence. - Citrus Park 20, Muvico Starlight 20, University 16, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Woodlands Square 20, Baywalk 20, Spring Hill 8, Royal Palm 20

King Kong A

(PG-13) (187 min.) Director Peter Jackson's amazing remake of the 1933 classic pairing a woman (Naomi Watts) and a 25-foot ape (motion-captured body language and expressions by Andy Serkis). Jack Black and Adrien Brody co-star. Intense action sequences, brief profanity, scary creatures and Skull Island natives. - University 16, Clearwater Cinema Cafe, Spring Hill 8, Dollar Movies At Desoto Square

Last Holiday B-

(PG-13) (108 min.) Queen Latifah ably carries this remake of a 1950 comedy starring Alec Guinness, in which a dreamer becomes a doer after receiving a fatal medical diagnosis. Sexual humor. - Spring Hill 8, Seminole 8

The Matador B+

(R) (96 min.) A burned-out assassin (Pierce Brosnan) enlists a mild-mannered salesman (Greg Kinnear) for an important hit. Brosnan's wild and woolly performance is one of his best. Strong profanity, violence and sexual situations, plus alcohol abuse. - Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Spring Hill 8

Match Point A

(R) (124 min.) Woody Allen recaptures his magical touch by channeling Alfred Hitchcock. An ambitious tennis pro (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is torn between his wife (Emily Mortimer) and a temptress (Scarlett Johansson). Moderate profanity, brief sensuality and violence. - Muvico Starlight 20, Sunrise Cinemas, Veterans Expressway 24, Woodlands Square 20, Baywalk 20, Ocala Hollywood 16, Royal Palm 20

Memoirs of a Geisha B-

(PG-13) (145 min.) - A young woman (Ziyi Zhang) grows up in a geisha house learning the tricks of that respected Japanese trade. Rob Marshall's film is lovely to see and lacking in emotion. Based on Arthur Golden's bestselling novel. Sexual situations, brief drug content. - Home Theater, Spring Hill 8

Mrs. Henderson Presents B

(R) (103 min.) Aging widow (Judi Dench) renovates a London music hall, creating a nude revue and keeping spirits lifted during World War II. Bob Hoskins co-stars as the show's less proper producer. Frontal nudity, strong profanity, mature themes. - Sunrise Cinemas, Woodlands Square 20, Park Place Stadium 16, Baywalk 20, Royal Palm 20

Munich B

R) (164 min.) - A squad of assassins tracks down the Arab terrorists who killed 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Strong violence, profanity, mature themes. - Sunrise Cinemas, Veterans Express- way 24, Woodlands Square 20, Spring Hill 8

Nanny McPhee C+

(PG) (92 min.) Emma Thompson does a grotesque take on Mary Poppins, riding herd on the obnoxious children of a widower (Colin Firth). Crude humor. - Channelside 9, Citrus Park 20, Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Starlight 20, University 16, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Woodlands Square 20, Muvico Palm Harbor 10, Seminole 8, Baywalk 20, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Cinema 10, Zota Beacon 10, Ocala Hollywood 16, Royal Palm 20

The Pink Panther B-

(PG-13) (98 min.) Steve Martin takes over the Inspector Clouseau role made famous by Peter Sellers. Clouseau investigates the murder of a soccer coach and theft of his priceless diamond ring. Kevin Kline and Beyonce Knowles co-star. Crude and sexually suggestive humor, brief violence and profanity. - Britton Cinema 8, Channelside 9, Citrus Park 20, Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Starlight 20, Sunrise Cinemas, Tampa Pitcher Show, University 16, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Largo Mall 8, Largo Mall 8, Largo Mall 8, Largo Mall 8, Largo Mall 8, Tri-City 8, Woodlands Square 20, Muvico Palm Harbor 10, Park Place Stadium 16, Seminole 8, Baywalk 20, Tyrone 6, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Cinema 10, Zota Beacon 10, Citrus Cinemas, Crystal River Mall 9, Ocala Hollywood 16, Oakmont 8, Royal Palm 20

Pride & Prejudice B

(PG) (127 min.) Jane Austen's novel gets a straightforward treatment after Bridget Jones and Bollywood borrowed the plot. Keira Knightley stars as Elizabeth Bennet, an 18th century woman resisting the roguish charm of Mr. Charles Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen). Mild mature themes. - Baywalk 20

The Producers B-

(PG-13) (130 min.) - Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick reprise their Broadway roles as conniving producers staging Springtime for Hitler, hoping it flops. Uma Thurman and Will Ferrell co-star. Based on Mel Brooks' 1968 comedy. Suggestive humor, profanity. - Clearwater Cinema Cafe, Joy-Lan Drive In

Something New B

(PG-13) (100 min.) A successful African-American businesswoman (Sanaa Lathan) unexpectedly falls in love with a white landscaper (Simon Baker) in a smartly written romantic comedy. Mature racial themes, sexual content, profanity. - Citrus Park 20, Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Starlight 20, University 16, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Park Place Stadium 16, Baywalk 20, Royal Palm 20

Transamerica B

(R) (103 min.) Golden Globe winner Felicity Huffman excels as a preoperative transsexual escorting her unwitting son on a road trip. Strong profanity and sexual situations, brief violence. - Sunrise Cinemas, Burns Court

Underworld: Evolution B-

(R) (105 min.) Vampire warrior (Kate Beckinsale) and her werewolf lover (Scott Speedman) battle a new species of supernatural creatures. Strong violence, gore, nudity, sexuality and profanity. - Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Starlight 20, University 16, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Woodlands Square 20, Baywalk 20, Ocala Hollywood 16, Royal Palm 20

Walk the Line C+

(PG-13) (136 min.) Country music legend Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) copes with drug addiction while wooing June Carter (Reese Witherspoon) and building a legend. Strong profanity, mature themes, drug and alcohol abuse. - Channelside 9, Citrus Park 20, Largo Mall 8, Park Place Stadium 16, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Home Theater, Spring Hill 8, Ocala Hollywood 16, Oakmont 8, Royal Palm 20

When a Stranger Calls

(PG-13) (98 min.) Remake of the 1979 horror hit about a babysitter (Camilla Belle) trapped inside a house with killer crank caller. Strong violence, profanity. - Channelside 9, Citrus Park 20, Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Muvico Starlight 20, University 16, Veterans Expressway 24, Westshore 14, Regency 20, Ruskin Drive-In, Woodlands Square 20, Muvico Palm Harbor 10, Park Place Stadium 16, Seminole 8, Baywalk 20, Port Richey Hollywood 18, Cinema 10, Zota Beacon 10, Crystal River Mall 9, Ocala Hollywood 16, Royal Palm 20

The World's Fastest Indian B+

(PG-13) (127 min.) Fact-based story of Burt Munro (Anthony Hopkins), who rebuilt a vintage motorcycle and set speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967. Profanity, brief sexual situations. - Westshore 14

Yours, Mine and Ours C-

(PG) (90 min.) Newlyweds (Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo) combine their broods into a comically dysfunctional family. A remake of the 1968 film starring Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball. Crude humor. - Cinema Grill at Embassy Six, Dollar Movies at Desoto Square

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