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Director: Gary David Goldberg. With Diane Lane, John Cusack, Stockard Channing, Christopher Plummer. (108 min.)
Sterritt ** Prodded by her sisters, a divorced woman reluctantly goes back into the dating game and finds herself attracted to two guys at once. Goldberg films everyone in this strenuous "date movie" so slickly and sentimentally that you'd think he wants us to date a few of them ourselves. Lane and Cusack have some OK moments, though.
Director: Rob Cohen. With Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard. (121 min.)
Staff *1/2 Three Navy flying aces are not happy that a super-smart computer will pilot the fourth plane in their squadron. Most dismaying is that it learns bad habits from its human counterparts - such as not always following orders - and it begins to pursue its own agenda, regardless of the consequences. This movie raises important ethical issues, but treats them with comic-book seriousness. Contains Impressive computer-generated flying sequences - just check all sense of reason at the door. By M. K. Terrell
Sex/Nudity: 5 scenes of innuendo and implied sex. Violence: 16 instances. Profanity: 34 profanities. Drugs: 7 scenes of smoking cigars or drinking.
Director: David Donkin. With Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, Christopher Walken. (113 min.)
Sterritt ** Wilson and Vaughn play immature Washington lawyers who get their kicks by crashing weddings in search of fun and sex. Nuptial horseplay goes sour when they agree to spend a weekend with a powerful politician and his attractive daughters. There are a few good laughs, but not nearly enough clever ideas to keep things hopping for almost two hours.
Staff **1/2 A guilty pleasure, juvenile, nutty.
Sex/Nudity: 24 instances. Violence: 7 scenes. Profanity: 78, ranging in severity. Drugs: 39 scenes.
Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet: With Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel.Jean-Perre Becker, Dominique Bettenfeld. (134 min.)
Staff *** Though told that her fiancé was killed on the World War I front lines, Mathilde (Tautou) refuses to give in to grief and begins a harrowing journey to discover if the story is true. The film brings to life the best qualities of human perseverance that survive even in the most dire of circumstances. Be forewarned that it does contain fearsome battle scenes, but the violence only accentuates the dedication it takes for Mathilde to maintain hope that her fiancé is still alive. Not to be missed - but keep the kids away. In French with subtitles. By Chelsea Waugaman
Director Michael Tucker. With various US soldiers. (85 min.)
Staff **** Tucker divde into the lives of American soldiers living the nightmare that is Baghdad and let the chaos of their daily reality boil up in the structure of his documentary movie. Following events over 60 days in 2003, he zeroed in on the soldiers he bunked with, letting them tell us their own stories. The men and women of the 2/3 Field Artillery - aka "gunners" - are quartered in Uday Hussein's shelled pleasure palace. What grabs the viewer is the swaggering innocence of these young, young men, and the assumption by their elders that too few at home will care about their sacrifices, once it's all over. By M.S. Mason