A solid natural history documentary that explores the beauty and harsh realities of nature in an extreme environment. At the IMAX. (Randy Matin)

Austin Powers in Goldmember

If you're ready to take a nice cool dip in some quality a/c while experiencing jokes about urine, feces, flatulence, breasts, man-breasts, bestiality, name brands and homosexual panic, jump right in. (RP) Rated: PG-13


As a character study, this falls short. But as a peek inside the urban ghetto, it's a hip, goofy, slightly serious and rather sweet comedy that spins right along. Ice Cube plays the barbershop owner who might lose the place to a loan shark. (ES) Rated PG-13

Blue Crush

Having moved to Hawaii to train and compete in the Rip Masters competition, Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth) is up at dawn every day riding the waves. When she's not, she's hanging out in her cool beach house with her three similarly surf-enthused roommates. Sparks fly when she meets cute football quarterback Matthew Davis. RATED: PG-13

The Bourne Identity

A thriller about an amnesiac who discovers his dark past at the same time as the audience. Director Doug Liman energizes what could have been another dated Cold War retread. (RP) RATED: PG-13

City by the Sea

Robert De Niro plays a real-life New York detective, who, as a boy, lived through the execution of his criminal father and now must go after his own son, who has been fingered in a murder. (ES) Rated: R

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Based on Rebecca Wells' enormously popular 1996 novel, Divine Secrets tells the story of four irrepressible and close-knit friends growing up in 1950s Louisiana. Rated: PG-13

Fear Dot Com

This title might have had much more appeal before the "dot-com revolution" imploded all over itself. Stephen Dorff plays an ambitious cop who enlists the help of a beautiful researcher (Natascha McElhone) to investigate the deaths of four people, all murdered after visiting a Web site called Feardotcom. With Stephen Rea. Rated: R

The Good Girl

Miguel Arteta and writer Mike White reteam after Chuck & amp; Buck to tell the story of a beautiful dreamer (a sweetly confounded and affecting Jennifer Aniston) whose days at a dead-end mall shop seem numbered after she meets a spaniel-eyed, assertive young man who calls himself Holden (Jake Gyllenhall). Aniston's married to a stoner house painter played by John C. Reilly. Not surprisingly, she takes up with the intense kid. This is a movie that can't, beyond all the actors' great goodwill, quite contradict charges of condescension. (RP) Rated: R

The Importance of Being Earnest

The often-riotous Oscar Wilde play makes a terrific move to the screen again, this time with Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Frances O'Connor and Reese Witherspoon in the leads. It's a comic study of the British class system and young love, along with dashes of slapstick and witty repartee. (ES) RATED: PG

Lilo & amp; Stitch

Stitch is a dangerous creature from another world, being hunted by his own, who lands on Earth and manages to get adopted by orphaned sisters Nani and Lilo, who have issues of their own. (ES) RATED: PG

Men in Black II

In the relentless 88 minutes of Men In Black II, Director Barry Sonnenfeld does justice to the now-familiar Laurel and Hardy-style teaming of secret agent/planetary guardians Jay (Will Smith) and Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) without deepening the earlier installment. (RP) Rated: PG-13

Minority Report

Steven Spielberg's latest finds Tom Cruise the head of the D.C. "Department of Pre-Crime," which has prevented homicides for six years through the exploitation of the "Pre-Cogs," a mysterious trio of seers who can predict the future. RATED: PG-13 (RP)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

This Chicago-set, Second City-developed comedy is the slobbo American version of Four Weddings and a Funeral, getting no marks for subtlety but laughs from those of us who can laugh at the idea of an obnoxious ethnic family getting into the marital spirit -- funny Greeks in this case. (RP) RATED: PG

One Hour Photo

The story of a lonely fellow (Robin Williams) who works as a photo tech at the mall, dreaming that he can be part of one local family is downright creepy. The creep factor is due partly to the family's dark little secrets, and largely to Williams' quiet, edgy performance. But the film gives away too much in the beginning and leaves too much open at the end. (ES) Rated R

Road to Perdition

This 1930s, Chicago-set gangster piece is about father-son relationships and dishonor among murderers. Paul Newman plays the boss, Tom Hanks is his major hitman; newcomer Tyler Hoechlin is Hanks' son, who finds out what Dad does for a living. (ES) Rated: R

Serving Sara

In this film featuring Matthew Perry and Elizabeth Hurley, Hollywood finally sets its sights on the exotic world of... process servers? Rated PG-13


The newest outing from M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable) focuses on what happens when crop signs -- the flattening of farm fields into huge, bizarre shapes -- start popping up all over the world. The focus is on a small, troubled family, headed by former reverend Mel Gibson. (ES) Rated: PG-13

The Singles Ward

A contemporary comedy about young Latter Day Saints college students, The Single Ward is about the wacky adventures of a newly divorced 27-year-old man (Will Swenson) who has trouble adjusting to the younger, never-married singles in his singles ward. Rated: PG

Space Station

The newest IMAX experience shoots its giant screen cameras up to the International Space Station to watch its assembly and visit with different crews during their long stays. It also generates amazing special effects, magnificently showing astronauts and cosmonauts out in the middle of spacewalks. (ES) Rated: G3


As superhero origin stories go, Sam Raimi does a decent job of bringing zing and neurosis to the screen, and the web-swinging along the real and imagined streets of New York City is a thrill. Tobey Maguire's very good; Kirsten Dunst is sweet. (RP) Rated: PG-13

Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams

The gadgets are every bit as entertaining as the casting in this sequel, which this time pits Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) against a pair of archrival spy kids (Emily Osment and Matt O'Leary). Steve Buscemi plays the mad scientist keeping them all on his island of genetic experiments. RATED: PG

Stealing Harvard

John (Jason Lee) has always promised to pay for his niece Noreen's college education. Of course that was a long time ago when Noreen was still gumming her food and watching Sesame Street. In the meantime, John has met Elaine (Leslie Mann), a nice girl he plans to marry as soon as they've saved up $30,000 towards their dream home. Anyone see where this is going? Rated: PG-13


What Fatal Attraction did for married men looking for a quick little fling, Swimfan now does for the Abercrombie & amp; Fitch set. A prep school swim star (Jesse Bradford) has an ill-advised one-nighter with sultry-but-menacing Erika Christenson. She may not boil his bunny, but she can get him kicked off the swim team and stage a car "accident." Rated: PG-13

Ultimate X

ESPN's wildly popular Summer X Games 2001 in Philadelphia come to life on the five-story IMAX screen. RATED: PG


The testosterone level for this one is even higher than last year's car race actioner from director Rob Cohen and actor Vin Diesel. This time, the new hot-shot action team gives us a story of a trouble-making extreme sports athlete who's grabbed by our government to do some dirty work in Europe. (ES) RATED: PG-13

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