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SHOWTIMES FOR FRIDAY MAY 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; THURSDAY MAY 13 STARTS FRIDAY 5/7! â&#x20AC;&#x153;A rare cinematic experience â&#x20AC;Ś beautiful & entertaining!â&#x20AC;?

Film Capsules

Movie reviews by Traci Hukill, Steve Palopoli, Richard von Busack and Christina Waters

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ACADEMY AWARD WINNER BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM!

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most compelling mystery and the yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s richest love story.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Chicago Tribune

(R) Daily: (1:40), (4:15), 6:50, 9:20 & Sat, Sun (11:00 am)

Midnights @ The Del Mar

Tickets $6.50 Fun!Prizes!! Break-Dance Fighting!

Zoolander (PG-13)

Fri 5/7 & Sat 5/8 @ Midnight Next Week: Snatch

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Michael Caine Emily Mortimer

(R) Daily: (2:40), (4:50), 7:10, 9:20 & Sat, Sun (12:30)

STARTS FRIDAY 5/7! â&#x20AC;&#x153;A skillfully made film noir â&#x20AC;Ś ####!â&#x20AC;?

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ASECRET AFFAIR ARUTHLESS BETRAYAL ABRUTAL REVENGE

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Preceded by the short film â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Spiderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Director Thomas Balmes studies a year in the life of four babies born in four distinctly different places: Mongolia, Namibia, San Francisco and Tokyo. Guess who gets the Robeez flowered shoes? (Opens Fri at Del Mar.) 0@3/94/AB/B B744/<G¸A (1961)

Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard star in one of the most glamorous films ever made, about a beautiful, wacky call girl and the handsome writer who falls for her. (Plays Sat-Sun at Aptos Cinema.) 1/A/0:/<1/(1942) Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman shine in romance about two Nazi resistance fighters whose ill-starred affair comes back to haunt them in a locale far from the original scene. (Plays Thu at Santa Cruz 9.) 6/@@G0@=E< (R; 102 min.) Probably indefensible but far better than the average customary raging-geezer vigilante movie; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen this movie before but rarely done this crazy, almost halfway to Gaspar NoĂŠ in its fatefulness,

grim urban surfaces and misanthropy. Michael Caine as Harry Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a cautious, ill old Londoner with little left to loseâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;gives us everything Caine ever had in his prime: here is both the decency and the steel beneath it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a happy experience watching Brown slowly decide to do what this movie assures him he needs to do. But Harry Brown isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dead from the neck up. Director Daniel Barber disguises the manipulation in the film as best he can. He finds pity in the story. (Opens Fri at Nickelodeon.) (RvB)

of the original suggested they might, Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. take another whack at the Iron Man story, this time upping the ante in the form of an evil Russian weaponsmaker (Mickey Rourke). (Opens Thu midnight at 41st Ave, Santa Cruz 9 and Scotts Valley and Fri at Green Valley.) :3BB3@AB=8C:73B

(PG) Amanda Seyfriend vehicle tells the story of an American tourist in Italy who stumbles onto an enchanting letter and decides to learn more about the writer. With Vanessa Redgrave and Gael Garcia Bernal. (Sneak preview Sun at Santa Cruz 9.)

7@=<;/< (2008) A taste of the original to wet your whistle. Weapons manufacturer Robert Downey Jr. is kidnapped in Afghanistan and hatches his greatest weapon yet in order to escape. He goes on to become the most likable character ever to drive a bipedal death machine. With Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow and well-timed riffs from the Black Sabbath song. Directed by Jon Favreau. (Plays Thu at Santa Cruz 9.)

B63A?C/@3(R; 125 min.) A former Australian stuntman directs this nourish thriller about love, petty crime and a heist gone terribly wrong. (Opens Fri at the Nickelodeon.)

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Derek Zoolander, a emptyheaded, washedup model. With Owen Wilson as a rival male model and Will Ferrell as a lily-livered designer who unwillingly snares Zoolander in an evil plot. Stiller directs. (Plays FriSat midnight at Del Mar.)

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(PG-13; 104 min.) A new kind of dreadful. Jennifer Lopez plays Zoe, a Manhattan boutique pet-store owner who has decided to have a turkeybaster babe. Shortly after insemination, she meets Stan (Alex Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Loughlin, combining the least interesting elements of Dermot Mulroney and Keanu Reeves). The typical romcom hunk has been greenwashed here; Stan runs a gourmet cheese stall and has a herd of goats upstate. He apparently milks them through osmosis, because the farm goes on the backburner. The movie is a bizarre mix of the bland, expensive and clinical, yet Zoe goes into labor with perfect makeup on and an orchid behind her ear. No relief by Michaela Watkins as Zoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best

pal, a bitter housewife; her four kids seem to be raising themselves, like Zoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pets and Stanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goats. (RvB) 4C@@GD3<53/<13

(PG; 92 min.) Brendan Fraser reprises his role as a bungling family man, this time taking on a set of woodland creatures determined to save their forest from development. With Brooke Shields and Ricky Garcia. B6356=ABE@7B3@

(PG-13; 136 min.) Roman Polanskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goodlooking thriller follows a British journalist (Ewan McGregor) hired to clean up the memoirs of a British prime minister (Pierce Brosnan) whose previous ghost writer has just turned up dead. With Kim Cattrall as the PMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curvaceous chief of staff and Olivia Williams as his intellectual wife. (CW) B6357@:E7B6B63 2@/5=<B/BB==

(Unrated; 158 min.) Stieg Larssonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book is the hottest thing going in mysteries right now, and thankfully, director Niels Arden Oplev and screenwriters Nikolaj Arcel and Rasmus Heisterberg recognized that more important

than any of the hype swirling around the book is the protagonist at its center, Lisbeth Salander. She is the girl with the dragon tattoo, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maybe the best fictional character to come around yet this century. Swedish actress Noomi Rapace is absolutely incredible in her ability to bring Lisbeth to life. She is a force of nature, pure and simple. Lisbeth is hired to dig up dirt on Mikael (Michael Nyqvist) but ends up helping him investigate the disappearance many years ago of Harriet, heiress to a creepy, feuding family of millionaires. Though it may use the U.S. title, the movie doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shy away from the bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unrelenting critique of the violence that society allows men to perpetuate against women, and though the scenes with certain unsavory characters may have been cut down in number, they are still surprisingly graphic. Luckily, Lisbeth is womankindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ultimate revenge fantasy come trueâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;sooner or later, her boots are gonna walk all over absolutely everyone. (SP)

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