Films opening

Agent Cody Banks Looking for new action heroes, ol’ Hollywood is really digging deep. Talk about robbing the cradle. At Showcase: 12:00, 12:30, 2:15, 2:45, 4:30, 5:00, 6:45, 7:15, 9:00, 9:30, 11:15 (Fri. and Sat.), 11:45 (Fri. and Sat.)

The Hunted More like “Rambo: First Blood Part Horrible.” If rehashing every decent plot wasn’t bad enough, they had to add an aged Tommy Lee Jones and a mumbling, bumbling Benicio. At Showcase: 1:00, 1:30, 3:10, 3:40, 5:15, 5:45, 7:20, 7:50, 9:25, 9:55, 11:30 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:00 (Fri. and Sat.)

The Safety of Objects Who cares if it’s really about something meaningful or just about a bowl of fruit; it’s got Pacey and Glenn Close. Now that’s a movie! At Madstone: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:00

Willard Wait for the press to rip this one apart. Just imagine the backlash for an outsider who befriends mice and uses them as weapons. Crispin Glover is a weird dude. At Showcase: 12:35, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45, 11:55 (Fri. and Sat.)

Films holding

About Schmidt See also: something that wins a Golden Globe and still gets shafted come Oscar time. See also: Jim Carrey. What a joke. At Showcase: 1:25, 4:00, 6:30, 9:10, 11:40 (Fri. and Sat.) 5 stars

Adaptation If Bill gets a Best Actor nomination, and Julianne gets two, then why not give a nod to Nick for Best Supporting actor too? See also: Julianne Moore. See also: Pat Morita. At Madstone: 1:00, 7:00 5 stars

Bowling for Columbine If you hadn’t had enough already, it’s back with more gunpowder and calibre than ever. Here come the Oscar campaigns, or just the same damned movie. At Madstone: 1:10, 3:40, 7:10, 9:40 4 stars

Bringing Down the House I’d rather watch Daniel Day Lewis eat lunch for two hours. At Showcase: 12:10, 12:40, 1:10, 2:30, 3:00, 4:20, 4:50, 5:20, 6:40, 7:10, 7:40, 9:05, 9:35, 10:05, 11:20 (Fri. and Sat.), 11:50 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:20 (Fri. and Sat.) 1.5 stars

Chicago John C. Reily gets this year’s Phillip Seymour Hoffman Award for best actor to appear in every movie you’ve seen and you still don’t know his real name, even though he’s nominated for an Academy Award. At Madstone: 1:15, 3:35, 7:15, 9:35 At Showcase: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20, 11:35 (Fri. and Sat.) 4 stars

Cradle 2 the Grave At least it’s not “Cradle 2 tha Grave” or “Cradle 2 Da Grave.” At Showcase: 12:55, 3:20, 5:35, 8:10, 10:25, 12:35 (Fri. and Sat.) 2 stars

Daredevil Add this to the vast pile of disappointing superheroes that once made the best comic books, or seemed like good ideas, but turned into the shitiest movies. See also: Captain America. See also: Mystery Men. At Showcase: 12:45, 3:15, 5:30, 8:00, 10:15, 12:25 (Fri. and Sat.) 1 star

Frida Biopics just seem to be Oscar material, no matter what category they find nomination, and no matter how ridiculous. See also: A Beautiful Mind. At Madstone: 1:00, 3:30, 7:00, 9:30 4 stars

Gods and Generals A history of the pre-Civil War up through the first three years of the war all in just under four hours. If you think that sounds like fun, just wait for the upcoming six-hour seminar, er, DVD. At Showcase: 7:45 2 stars

The Hours Depressed people leading depressing lives to make all of realize how depressing life is. Sounds like a real uplifting film, or one that should be forgotten in the basement of Hollywood. At Madstone: 1:20, 3:45, 7:20, 9:45 At Showcase: 1:35, 4:05, 6:35, 9:00, 11:25 (Fri. and Sat.) 5 stars

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Any girl who ever does anything remotely similar to Kate Hudson’s actions in this film deserves a swift kick in the face. See also: Winona Ryder. At Showcase: 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:25, 9:50, 12:15 (Fri. and Sat.) 3.5 stars

Jungle Book 2 Some studios dig for past movies to remake. See also: Mr. Deeds. Disney chose the other, less trodden route of making a sequel to a movie that was made over 30 years ago. See also: The Godfather Part III. At Showcase: 1:20, 2:55, 4:35, 6:15

The Life of David Gale Possibly the very worst movie that ever tried to be a really good and serious film. See also: John Q. At Madstone: 3:40, 9:40 Showcase: 4:10, 9:15, 12:00 (Fri. and Sat.) 2 stars

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Still going, still here. Someone in Hollywood is looking out for this little town in Michigan. At Showcase: 12:05, 3:30, 6:55 5 stars

Old School Ah yes, another year, another movie about guys living the college life. It never does get old, does it? For the best of the best, see also: Animal House, PCU, and Kingpin. At Showcase: 1:05, 3:25, 5:40, 7:55, 10:00, 12:10 (Fri. and Sat.) 2.5 stars

Rabbit-Proof Fence My how we love those Auzzie flicks. See also: The Last Wave. See also: Yahoo Serious. At Madstone: 1:25, 3:25, 5:25, 7:25, 9:25 4 stars

The Recruit Nothing is what it seems … but if you’ve seen the previews, then everything has already been given away. At Showcase: 10:20, 12:30 (Fri. and Sat.) 3 stars

Shanghai Knights They should just make a Jackie Chan movie for release every three months. Then if you missed the one before, you can still see the same thing three months later. At Showcase: 1:40, 6:50 3 stars

Tears of the Sun Fuqua should’ve just kept banking on “Training Day,” but money is money. At Showcase: 1:15, 1:45, 4:15, 4:45, 7:05, 7:35, 9:40, 10:10, 12:05 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:35 (Fri. and Sat.) 2 stars

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