At The Movies
Woody Allen's latest film, set in contemporary London, has two brothers (Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell), pitted against each other in an attempt to better their desperate lives. Review in Thursday's Today section. (PG-13)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
After becoming paralyzed by a massive stroke, the editor of the French Elle magazine writes about his new life while pondering the survival of the human spirit. Nominated for two Oscars, including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Review on Page 21. (PG-13)
A Japanese horror remake starring Jessica Alba as a woman who sees unexplain-able and frightening images after her sight is restored through double corneal transplant surgery. (PG-13)
Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert 1/2
A specially priced, one-week screening, in digital 3D, of Cyrus in concert as herself and her TV alter ego. Review and feature in Thursday's Today section. (G)
Over Her Dead Body 1/2
Eva Longoria Parker is a ghost who is determined to sabotage her former fianc's current relationship. Review on Page 22. (PG-13)
The bumbling host (Steve Zahn) of a failing wilderness show takes off for Central America with his crew to find Bigfoot. (R)
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie
Three animated veggie pals set sail in the 17th century to rescue a royal family from an evil tyrant.
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Brothers Alvin, Simon and Theodore are back in this CGI/live-action adventure.
Evan, a musical prodigy who has grown up in orphanages, holds fast to the belief that his parents will find him. (Best Song Oscar nominee for "Raise It Up.")
Bee Movie 1/2
Jerry Seinfeld's animation project about a restless honeybee who sues the human race for making money off the sale of the sweet stuff.
The Game Plan
A pro quarterback (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) must learn to juggle his party-and-practice lifestyle with ballet, bedtime stories and dolls when the 7-year-old daughter he never knew existed shows up.
National Treasure: Book of Secrets 1/2
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Nicolas Cage team up again for this sequel with treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates trying to exonerate his great-great-grandfather by tracking down a top-secret tome passed down from president to president.
Katherine Heigl stars as a perennial bridesmaid whose own happy ending is nowhere in sight.
Robert Zemeckis ("The Polar Express") presents an epic fantasy about the legendary warrior and his battle with the demon Grendel.
The Bucket List 1/2
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman play a couple of mismatched, terminally ill men who become buddies.
Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a giant monster descends upon the city. Told from the POV of their video camera, the movie is a document of their attempt to survive.
Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan play bumbling petty criminals who come up with a crazy scheme to rob their neighborhood church.
The Great Debaters 1/2
Inspired by a true story, the movie chronicles the journey of Melvin Tolson (Denzel Washington), a brilliant but volatile debate team coach who uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small black college in the segregated South of the 1930s.
How She Move
A gifted student step-dancer is forced to leave her private school and return to her rundown neighborhood after the death of her sister. She plans to get back to her private school by winning the cash prize at a fierce dance competition.
The likable cast of Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes play unlikely friends who plan to rob one of the most secure banks in the world.
Meet the Spartans
From the guys who saw "300" and made "Epic Movie" comes an equally epic satire where the mighty warriors fall victim to parody.
Aliens vs. Predator -- Requiem
The iconic killer monsters from the two sci-fi/horror film franchises return to wage battle in a Colorado town.
Director Ridley Scott and actors Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe present an exceptionally crafted movie about Frank Lucas, a powerful and charismatic Harlem drug kingpin-turned-informant of the 1970s. (Nominated for two Oscars, including Best Supporting Actress and Best Art Direction.)
Adapted from Ian McEwen's book. A servant's son falls in love with a young, upper-class woman in 1935 Britain, just as her sister falsely accuses him of sexually assaulting their cousin. (Nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, plus for adapted screenplay, art direction, cinematography, original score and costume.)
Charlie Wilson's War 1/2
Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Oscar nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman star in this comedy, based on a true story, about an alcoholic womanizer of a congressman who teams up with a semirogue CIA spook and a Houston socialite in the 1980s to arm the Afghan mujahadeen against Soviet invaders.
A pregnant teen tries to find a "perfect" set of parents for her unborn child. (Nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.)
Love in the Time of Cholera 1/2
A wildly flawed adaptation of Gabriel Garca Mrquez's sweeping novel about a decades-old romantic obsession. Much of the book's original dialogue is maintained, but the meaning and emotion behind it are often lacking.
George Clooney stars as a shadowy fixer with a legal New York empire. The Oscar-nominated film is a fulsome exploration of the legal thriller genre. And the trio of actors at the movie's core -- Clooney, Tom Wilkinson and Tilda Swinton, all Oscar nominees -- operate at full thrusters in tautly realized, mature performances. (Tony Gilroy is also up for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.)
No Country for Old Men
The Coen brothers' latest film, set in West Texas, has a man on the run with a suitcase full of money. (Nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, plus for cinematography, sound mixing and editing, and film editing.)
The Orphanage 1/2
Co-produced by Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth"), this well-crafted film is about a mother who moves her family back to the former Spanish orphanage for disabled children where she grew up.
Sylvester Stallone returns as the iconic action hero who ventures into a brutal Burmese war zone to rescue captured aid workers.
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Oscar nominee Laura Linney play siblings who put their already arrested lives on hold when they have to help their father (Philip Bosco), who is slowly being consumed by dementia. (Also nominated for Best Original Screenplay.)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tim Burton adapts Stephen Sondheim's classic musical about a homicidal barber (Oscar nominee Johnny Depp) out for grisly revenge. (Also nominated for Best Art Direction and Best Costume.)
There Will Be Blood 1/2
Director Paul Thomas Anderson's latest offering is an epic tale of family, faith, power and oil set on the incendiary frontier of California's turn-of-the-century petroleum boom. (Nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, plus for art direction, cinematography, sound editing and film editing.)
Diane Lane plays an FBI special agent in a race against the clock to track down a tech-savvy serial killer who shows his graphic murders on the Internet.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 1/2
John C. Reilly stars in a satirical biopic about a fictional music legend that spans more than six decades, countless musical genres, tons of sex and every drug known to man.
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):
Bollywood Film Festival: Omkara
At 1 and 7:30 p.m. Friday.
At 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Review on Page 26. (R) At 1 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Feb. 7; 7:30 p.m. Monday; and 1 p.m. Wednesday.
3566 Harding Ave.; $5, $4 members; reservations recommended due to limited seating (735-8771):
King of California
Hawaii premiere. At 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Friday and Sunday.
Hawaii premiere. At 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday.
Ladrn Que Roba a Ladrn
Hawaii premiere. At 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Monday.
Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Animated Feature Film, original screenplay, sound mixing and editing, and original score. At 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Feb. 7.