Hayden Christensen as a rich kid dominated by his mother (Lena Olin), in love with Jessica Alba, and undergoing heart transplant surgery -- during which, to his horror, he finds he can hear and feel everything going on. Don't even glance at the poster, which reveals a crucial twist. The medical procedures are preposterous, but for me, the suspense worked. Rated R. Three Stars. â€" Roger Ebert
[AMC Narrows Plaza 8: 2:50, 5:05, 7:10; Century Olympia: 12:40, 2:55, 5:05, 7:15, 9:25; Lakewood Cinema 15: 1:05, 3:20, 5:30, 7:45, 10:35; Lakewood Towne Center 12: 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10; Longston Place 14: 12:05, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10:15; Regal Martin Village 16: noon, 2:15, 4:35, 7:50, 10:30; Yelm Cinemas @ Prairie Park: 12:10, 2:20, 4:40, 6:40, 8:35]
"No Country for Old Men"
Regards a completely evil man with wonderment, as if astonished that that such a merciless creature could exist. He is Anton Chigurh (Javiar Bardem), who travels Texas and kills people with a cattle stun-gun. He is one strand in a plot involving a drug deal gone bad. Another is a sheriff (Tommy Lee Jones) and a third is a hunter (Josh Brolin), a poor man who comes across $2 million in drug money. A masterpiece based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, written, directed and edited by Joel and Ethan Coen. As good as their â€œFargo,â€ which is saying something. Full review here. Rated R. Four Stars. â€" RE
[Century Olympia: 1:55, 4:45, 7:40, 10:30; Regal Martin Village 16: 12:10, 3:20, 6:40, 9:55; The Grand Cinema: 4, 6:35, 9:15]
"Lars And The Real Girl"
Ryan Gosling plays Lars
Lindstrom, a painfully shy young man who can barely stand the touch of
another human being. One day he orders a life-sized love doll through
the Internet, using â€œBiancaâ€ not for sex but for companionship. He
expects everyone else to treat the doll the same way, including his
brother (Paul Schneider), sister-in-law (Emily Mortimer) and therapist
(Patricia Clarkson). Only after the movie is over do you realize what
a balancing act it was, what risks it took, what rewards is contains.
Directed by Craig Gillespie, written by Nancy Oliver (â€œSix Feet
Underâ€). Rated PG-13. Three and a half stars â€" RE
[The Grand Cinema: 4:25, 6:45, 9]
MORE FILM: On local screens today.
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