[ PREVIEW ]
Opening in theaters this week:
"Cheaper by the Dozen 2"
: Tom Baker takes his wife and 12 offspring on vacation to a lake house and ignites a rivalry with Jimmy Muraugh's overachieving clan. Steve Martin, Eugene Levy, Bonnie Hunt and Hilary Duff star. (PG)
"Fun With Dick & Jane": Jim Carrey and Téa Leoni star as a materialistic couple who turn to armed robbery when he loses his job in an Enron-like scandal. Review on Page D5. (PG-13)
"Memoirs of a Geisha"
: Based on Arthur Golden's best-selling novel, a poor girl (Ziyi Zhang) is taken from her penniless family in the years before World War II and trained to be a geisha who becomes the legendary Sayuri. Ken Watanabe, Gong Li and Michelle Yeoh co-star. (PG-13)
"The Ringer": Johnny Knoxville stars in this latest comedy produced by the Farrelly brothers. A con-man hatches a scheme to pose as an "intellectually challenged" contestant in the Special Olympics to fix the games. But fellow competitors are on to him and join forces with him to beat Jimmy, the cocky reigning champion. (PG-13)
: Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick reprise their roles in Mel Brooks' hit stage musical of his classic movie comedy about the "worst" Broadway show in history, "Springtime for Hitler." (PG-13)
"Rumor Has It ...": Jennifer Aniston stars as an aspiring journalist whose career has stalled writing the New York Times' obituary column. She's agreed to marry her boyfriend (Mark Ruffalo) but isn't sure that marriage is what she really wants. On a visit home to attend her sister's wedding, she stumbles into a well-kept family secret that starts her questioning her roots and sets off in search of the man (Kevin Costner) who might have the answers she's looking for. Directed by Rob Reiner. (PG-13)
"Wolf Creek": Four vacationing Australian backpackers get stranded in the Outback and are terrorized by a psychopath in this taut horror/thriller from director/writer Greg McClean. It was a hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival. (NR)