Opening This Week 

American Splendor (R)
The story of cult comic book writer Harvey Pekar, starring Paul Giamatti as Pekar and Hope Davis as his third wife Joyce Babner. Part documentary, part animation, part narrative, American Splendor took the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and was heralded as one of the few bright lights at the Cannes Film Festival.

Cinemark 16

Cabin Fever (R)
A bunch of college kids, spending the weekend at a cabin deep in the woods, are visited by a creepy hermit and infected with a raging flesh eating virus. A bloody, gory creep show in the tradition of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Tinseltown, Cinemark 16

The Magdalene Sisters (R)
Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, The Magdalene Sisters has been lambasted and labeled 'sensational' by the Catholic community while being heralded by human rights activists. It's the harrowing tale of the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland and the thousands of women they held captive, sentenced to unpaid labor for such crimes as flirting with boys, being raped or becoming pregnant out of wedlock.

Kimball's Twin Peak

Matchstick Men (PG-13)
Ridley Scott directs and Nicolas Cage stars in this tale of an obsessive-compulsive con man whose grifting activity gets complicated when his 14-year-old daughter (Alison Lohman) appears on the scene.

Tinseltown, Cinemark 16

No Good Deed (R)
Based on the Dashiell Hammett short story, "The House on Turk Street," this is the tale of a police detective, Jack (Samuel L. Jackson), held captive by a gang of robbers. The gang's moll (Milla Jovovich) takes a fancy to Jack and tries to maneuver his escape. Directed by Bob Rafelson (Five Easy Pieces, The Postman Always Rings Twice).


Once Upon a Time in Mexico (R)
Otherwise known as Desperado II, which should have been called El Mariachi II. Richard Rodriguez rehashes the mysterious guy (Antonio Banderas) with a guitar case full of guns. Selma Hayak is his sexy sidekick and Johnny Depp is a mysterious CIA agent.

Tinseltown, Cinemark 16

Fighting Temptations (PG-13)
Cuba Gooding Jr. plays a bankrupt New York advertising executive, returning to his hometown in Alabama following his aunt's death. The hitch: He can't collect his inheritance until he whips the church choir into shape. Also stars Beyonc Knowles as one of the choir.

Sneak preview only, Saturday, 7 p.m., Tinseltown

Secondhand Lions (PG-13)
Young Walter (Haley Joel Osment) becomes acquainted with his two eccentric uncles, Hub (Robert Duvall) and Garth (Michael Caine), when his flaky mother (Kyra Sedgwick) leaves him at their Mississippi farm.

Sneak preview only, Sunday, 5 p.m., Cinemark 16

Under the Tuscan Sun (PG-13)
Loosely based on Frances Mayes' bestselling '96 memoir, the movie version casts Diane Lane as a harried American lawyer who quits her job and buys a rundown villa near the Tuscan village of Cortona.

Sneak preview only, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Tinseltown

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