by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & THE HEARTBREAK KID & r & & r & Ben Stiller suffers at the hands of a series of hollow, one-dimensional harpies in the Farrelly Brothers' remake of Neil Simon's 1972 original. The old one hit No. 91 on AFI's list of the funniest movies ever made. This version -- with its fetish for nasal penetration and a dark, sunburned shade of misogyny -- misses the mark. (MJ) Rated R.
THE HUNTING PARTY
An international correspondent (Richard Gere) and his cameraman (Terrence Howard) go off in search of a Bosnian general wanted for countless war crimes. (LB) Rated R
THE KING OF KONG
"No matter what I say, it draws controversy. It's sorta like the abortion issue." That's Billy Mitchell. He's the world's greatest King Kong player, with a top score thought to be unbeatable. That was, until Steve Weibe, a depressed middle school teacher from Seattle, shattered Mitchell's mark. This documentary chronicles the ensuing videogame feud. (LB) Rated PG-13.
The trailer for this IMAX film shows a whole lot of boring scientists in deserts brushing dirt away from huge skeletons. Promos promise they'll also indulge us with some spectacular deep-sea, 3-D, CG behemoths, though, including "Dolly," a playful dolichorhynchops. (JS)
The holiday season is approaching, so you know what time it is: children's fantasy time! Though cloaked in clich & eacute;s -- the hero is an outcast, but discovers he has unbelievable powers and a noble destiny -- The Seeker looks considerably more sinister. (LB) Rated PG
WHAT A WAY TO GO
This feature-length documentary, written and directed by Tim Bennett, focuses on environmental concerns and revealing information about global warming and species-extinction through numerous interviews. Bennett expresses the role that the American lifestyle plays in global warming and the solution to the wave of ignorance. Magic Lantern, Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 pm (AEM) Not Rated
The new one is smart and funny and action-packed, and it’s bigger and better and sleeker. And Downey does it again, this time ramping up Stark’s arrogant wisecracking, telling anyone who’ll listen (mostly women) that, via the creation of his powerful Iron Man suit, he’s brought years of uninterrupted peace to the world.