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LISTINGS/SCREEN for a long lost love. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 MACGRUBER—Spy spoof featuring cast members of SNL. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

CLASH OF THE TITANS—Avatar’s Sam Worthington takes on the remake of the 1981 cheese fest as Perseus, a warrior who leads an army into forbidden worlds to stop Hades (Ralph Fiennes) from usurping power from Perseus’ father, Zeus (Liam Neeson). (R) Edwards 22 DATE NIGHT—Steve Carrell and Tina Fey star as the Fosters, a bored married couple, who pretend to be the Tripplehorns to snag their reservation at an exclusive restaurant. They quickly discover the Tripplehorns (James Franco and Mila Kunis) are a pair of thieves the mob wants to find. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 FURRY VENGEANCE—Animals attack when a real estate developer (Brendan Fraser) attempts to build a housing development in a forest. A construction site turns into a battlefield in this comedy from Just Friends director Roger Kumble. (G) Edwards 22

THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA: DANIEL ELLSBERG AND THE PENTAGON PAPERS— Academy Award-winning documentary telling the story of the Rand Corporation researcher who leaked thousands of pages of secret documents to The New York Times in 1971. (NR) Flicks NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET— The remake of Wes Craven’s classic pits razor-handed killer Freddy Krueger against a group of suburban teenagers he attacks in their dreams. (R) Edwards 22 ROBIN HOOD—Russell Crowe stars as the Robin Hood in his third pairing with director Ridley Scott. In 12th century England, Sir Robin Longstride (Crowe) must rescue his village from the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham (Mat-

thew Macfayden) while wooing the widowed Lady Marian (Cate Blanchett). (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 SHREK FOREVER AFTER— Bored, Shrek makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin to feel like a real ogre again, but when he is tricked and sent to an alternate version of Far Far Away where everything is wrong, wrongs he must right. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22, Edwards IMAX SWEETGRASS—Documentary following the way of life for sheep farmers and their flocks on their last drive over the Beartooth Mountains in Montana (NR) Flicks VINCERE—The tragic story of Ida Dalser (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) who bore Mussolini (Filippo Timi) a son and financed his newspaper long before his rise to power. (NR) Flicks


HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON—To prove his manhood, the son of a Viking chief must capture a dragon. However, in the process, he discovers that dragons may be man’s new best friend. (PG) Edwards 22 IRON MAN 2—Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark, billionaire arms manufacturer and playboy with a heart of cold fusion and a superpowered exoskeleton he uses to fight the enemies of freedom. But one of those enemies, Ivan Venko (Mickey Rourke), isn’t so pleased with the fact that Stark has made his fortune off the killing of his countrymen and decides to seek super-powered revenge. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 JUST WRIGHT—Queen Latifah plays a physical therapist that falls for her patient, professional basketball player, who also happens to be interested in her best friend. (PG) Edwards 22 KICK ASS—Superhero movies finally jump the shark when McLovin and Nic Cage team up to fight crime, despite not actually having any powers. (R) Edwards 22 KITES—A man left for dead in the Mexican desert is determined to make it back to the love of his life. Only problem, she’s engaged to someone else. (NR) Edwards 22

LETTERS TO JULIET—Dear John’s Amanda Seyfried stars in this romantic comedy about an American’s journey to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s Juliet Capulet. When she begins to answers letters written to Romeo’s obsession, she gets entangled in the lifelong search


We’re reminding ourselves that television giveth and television taketh away as we mourn the loss of Lost.

WAS LOST, BUT NOW I’M FOUND When I was a kid, my Dad bellyached that he was giving up on prime time when they took Ironside off TV. Jeepers, I thought, TV was packed with great shows like The Monkees, Laugh In and Room 222. But it turns out that I am my father’s son, and I’ve lamented the passing of more prime time TV shows than my Dad ever did. When Cheers went off the air, I told myself at least there was Seinfeld. When Seinfeld went off the air, at least Frasier was still on. When Frasier left, I had The West Wing. And when The West Wing was cancelled, at least there was ABC’s Lost. Until Sunday, May 23. When creator J.J. Abrams first crashed Oceanic flight 815 in the fall of 2004, he set a new standard for television pilots. Compare that first hour of Lost to any major studio release. The special effects, the instant character definition and the breathless pace were as good as any Hollywood blockbuster. But like millions of others, I cursed many of the 120 hours of Lost. The scores of plot lines and extra characters made my head spin. However, when the story returned to the core characters, Lost shone. Pound for pound, Lost had the best cast in television history. The show produced at least eight breakout performances, and countless supporting roles and cameo star turns. The final episode of Lost will haunt me. Was it perfect? Of course not. Did it answer all of the mysteries? Sorry. But for me, the finale was satisfyingly intelligent and unabashedly emotional. And it touched the third rail of prime time television: faith. It explored good vs. evil. It explored unrequited love. And the writers’ vision of life everlasting was incredibly brave. I’ve watched the final hour four times already and appreciate it a bit more each time. They had me at “goodbye.” —George Prentice

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Boise Weekly Vol. 18 Issue 48  

Idaho's Only Alternative

Boise Weekly Vol. 18 Issue 48  

Idaho's Only Alternative