Nicole Kidman: Discovers a secret in "The Stepford Wives."
Movies opening Friday:
"The Chronicles of Riddick": In this sequel to 2000's "Pitch Black," star Vin Diesel returns as Riddick (Diesel) -- the escaped convict who can see in the dark -- and finds himself caught in the middle of two forces of a galactic war. The key figure is the malevolent Lord Marshal (Colm Feore), who travels on a planet-size ship attempting to convert the universe into Necromongers, warriors who don't feel pain. Helping Riddick is Aeron (Judi Dench), ambassador of the Elemental race, and Kyra (Alexa Davalos), who has grown up since the first movie. Thandie Newton and Karl Urban ("The Lord of the Rings") co-star. (PG-13)
"Garfield: The Movie": The comic strip comes to the big screen with Bill Murray providing the voice of the flabby feline. The story starts with Odie the dog being brought home by the perpetually single Jon Arbuckle (Breckin Meyer), disgusting the fat cat to no end. However, when Odie is kidnapped by a mean dog trainer, Garfield goes into action to rescue him. (PG)
"Saved!": The movie follows the standard teen-cliques-at-war format, but with a difference: It's set at a Christian high school. Jena Malone and Mandy Moore play Mary and Hilary, the top-dog seniors. But when Mary finds out she's pregnant, Hilary and her devoted "disciples" turn against her, and the school labels her an outcast. Mary learns who her true friends are amongst the school's other outsiders in this sweetly subversive comedy. Macaulay Culkin and Patrick Fugit ("Almost Famous") co-star. (PG-13)
"The Stepford Wives": This remake of a 1975 movie follows the strange goings-on surrounding a couple (Nicole Kidman and Matthew Broderick) when they move from Manhattan to the bucolic, upper-class suburb of Stepford, Conn. She discovers a secret that's turning the town's wives into compliant robots. Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Faith Hill and Bette Midler co-star. (PG-13)
"Super Size Me": When documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock read about two obese girls who unsuccessfully sued McDonald's in 2002 for their poor health, he took it upon himself to see if there was a correlation between the two. For one month he ate every meal from the Golden Arches, and in the process gained 25 pounds, lost his sex drive, suffered extreme mood swings and experienced heart pains so bad "it was like somebody put cinder blocks on my chest." The film was one of the top 10 box office draws on the mainland last week. (Not rated)
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