At the movies
Fan fave director Kevin Smith returns to the beloved characters that launched his career a decade ago. This time, his foul-mouthed slackers have "graduated" from their video and convenience-store jobs to work at a fast-food restaurant. Oh, and of course, Jay and Silent Bob are back, too. (R)
Lady in the Water
In M. Night Shyamalan's latest supernatural thriller, an apartment building superintendent (Paul Giamatti) discovers a water nymph (Bryce Dallas Howard) in the complex's swimming pool. (PG-13)
A group of kids suspect a creepy old house is really alive and dangerous. This movie features the same blend of motion-capture and CG animation previously used in co-producer Robert Zemeckis' "The Polar Express." (PG)
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Veteran comedy director Ivan Reitman is back with a tale of an architect (Luke Wilson) who breaks up with his clingy girlfriend (Uma Thurman), only to find out she's a superhero out for payback. (PG-13)
G - General audiences.
Director John Lasseter and his Pixar animation team's latest feature is about a hotshot rookie race car (voiced by Owen Wilson) who learns about life in the slow lane when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured to a sleepy town.
Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties
On a trip to England, the beloved comic strip fat cat (voiced by Bill Murray) is mistaken for another tabby who inherited a castle.
The computer-animated film is about a New York City zoo lion (voiced by Keifer Sutherland) who enlists his animal friends to search for his cub, who was mistakenly shipped to the wild.
PG - Parental guidance suggested.
Akeelah and the Bee
The innate talent of an 11-year-old inner-city girl makes her a surprise contender for the national spelling bee.
Ice Age: The Meltdown
Right on par with the 2002 original: brisk, pleasant and loaded with slapstick that should keep children giggling, though parents may feel they're sitting through the first "Ice Age" all over again.
An Inconvenient Truth
A documentary about former Vice President Al Gore's touring multimedia talk about the moral challenge of global warming.
Jack Black plays a Mexican cook who moonlights on the masked Lucha Libre wrestling circuit to funnel his prize money to needy orphans.
Robin Williams stars as a dad who rents a recreational vehicle to take his family on vacation.
PG-13 - Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate from children under age 13.
An American Haunting
Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland star in this horror-chiller based on the legend of the Bell Witch, an unrelenting demon that has plagued a Tennessee family since the early 1800s.
This baseball buffoonery comedy packs more pop than you'd expect from a film made up of former "Saturday Night Live" second-stringers (Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Lovitz, plus Jon Heder from "Napoleon Dynamite"). Three grown-up dweebs form a barnstorming team seeking to lay the smackdown on full-rostered youth squads.
Adam Sandler stars as a harried architect who stumbles upon a universal remote that allows him to perform TiVo-like functions on his life.
The Da Vinci Code
Based on the best-selling novel, the murder of a curator at the Louvre reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected since the days of Christ.
The Devil Wears Prada
More college drab than haute couture, a hapless young woman (Anne Hathaway) becomes the assistant to a demanding editor (Meryl Streep) who oversees the fashion bible of New York. The movie is initially fun and sexy but then drags through a love triangle plotline that gets too complicated.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
An American street racer, living in Japan, gets caught up in the underworld of drift racing.
Just My Luck
Lindsay Lohan plays a young New York career woman, lucky in life, who exchanges a kiss -- and fortunes -- with a hapless stranger.
Keeping Up With the Steins
About a high-powered, if dysfunctional, Jewish family in Hollywood and a boy who ends up using his bar mitzvah for the unlikely purpose of actually becoming a man and reconciling his elders.
Brothers Marlon and Shawn Wayans follow up "White Chicks" with this screwball comedy about a short-statured criminal who poses as an adopted baby to recover a stolen diamond from an unsuspecting couple.
Mission: Impossible III
Tom Cruise's superspy series continues, this time helmed by "Lost" co-creator J.J. Abrams. Cruise's character Ethan Hunt goes against a dangerous international weapons and information dealer (Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman).
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom reprise their roles in the swashbuckling sequel to the immensely popular 2003 movie. This time, Capt. Jack Sparrow discovers he owes a bloody debt to the legendary Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) of the ghostly Flying Dutchman.
The action remake, about a cruise ship capsized by a freak wave, is bigger, louder and cheesier than its 1972 predecessor. There are some serious pyrotechnics on display, as fire and water fill the vessel, but the acting and dialogue are pure camp.
A Prairie Home Companion
Veteran director Robert Altman applies his masterfully ironic and curmudgeonly eye to a whimsy-filled fantasy about the last night of Garrison Kellior's venerable radio variety show. The all-star cast mixes with an easy camaraderie.
Scary Movie 4
The latest sequel has sporadic flashes of comic greatness, but is separated by draggy repetitive sketches that make this movie feel long.
A retread of 2000's "Bring It On," only with gymnastics in place of cheerleading. While the movie trots out a cornucopia of sports-movie clichés, it's watchable for the performance of Missy Peregrym as the rebellious lead character.
The Man of Steel returns to Metropolis after a five-year absence, as he begins his life on Earth again as his alter ego Clark Kent, all the while trying to restart his romance with Lois Lane and doing battle with his arch-nemesis Lex Luthor.
X-Men: The Last Stand
When a cure for the genetic aberrations that grant the mutants their powers is discovered, the embattled team must choose between remaining as they are or becoming normal humans.
You, Me and Dupree
Wedding crasher Owen Wilson does more light-hearted loitering in this movie, playing a barfly who overstays his welcome sleeping on a newlywed buddy's couch.
R - Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Friends with Money
Writer-director Nicole Holofcener returns with another female-centric feature. It's the story of a quartet of longtime friends from West Los Angeles. Three of them are in longtime marriages, while the remaining single one is going through life rather aimlessly.
A Scanner Darkly
Philip K. Dick's grim novel of drug addiction set in the near future is made into a babbling, often incomprehensible sci-fi tale by Richard Linklater.
See No Evil
Wrestling star Kane plays a giant-sized serial killer that hunts down and kills, in gory detail, the delinquent teens who invade his hotel hideout.
Art House | Revival
THE DORIS DUKE THEATRE, HONOLULU ACADEMY OF ARTS
900 S. Beretania St.; $7 general; $6 seniors, students and military; $5 Academy members (532-8768):
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man
Review on Page 23. (PG-13) At 4 and 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday;, and 7:30 p.m. July 10 to 13.
3566 Harding Ave.; $5, $4 members; reservations recommended due to limited seating (735-8771):
His Kind of Woman
At 12:30, 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday.
At 12:30, 3, 5:30 and 8 Saturday.
The Young Philadelphians
At 12:30, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Border Incident / Seven Men from Now
At 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. ("Border") and 2, 5 and 8 p.m. ("Seven") July 24.
At 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. July 27.
UHM CINEMA SERIES: BEYOND OIL
Spalding Hall Auditorium, University of Hawaii at Manoa; $5 general and $3 UH students/faculty:
Biogas from the Sea / Water Power
At 5 p.m. Sunday.