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A Beautiful Mind
"Pity, fear, and cognitive reverie"
Dir. Ron Howard; writ. Akiva Goldsman, based on biography by Sylvia Nasar; feat. Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Vivien Cardone, Adam Goldberg, Judd Hirsch, Christopher Plummer (PG-13)

Black Hawk Down
"Crash landing in confused territory"
Dir. Ridley Scott; writ. Mark Bowden, Ken Nolan; feat. Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Sam Shepard, Eric Bana, Jeremy Piven, William Fichtner, Jason Isaacs (R)

Collateral Damage
"Ah-nold, stop the cah-nage"
Dir. Andrew Davis; writ. David Griffiths & Peter Griffiths; feat. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elias Koteas, Francesca Neri, Cliff Curtis, John Leguizamo, John Turturro. (R)

Crossroads
"A damn good commercial"
Dir. Tamra Davis; writ. Shoneda Rhimes; feat. Britney Spears, Anson Mount, Zoë Saldena, Taryn Manning, Kim Cattrall, Dan Aykroyd. (PG-13)

Harrison's Flowers
"Flower power and the Balkan wars"
Dir. Elie Chouraqui; writ. Chouraqui, Didier le Pecheur, & Isabel Ellsen; feat. Andie MacDowell, David Strathairn, Elias Koteas, Adrien Brody, Brendan Gleeson, Alun Armstrong (R)

I Am Sam
"Well-meaning but unconvincing"
Dir. Jessie Nelson; writ. Nelson and Kristine Johnson; feat. Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laura Dern, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest (PG-13)

Ice Age
"Warms the heart"
Dir. Carlos Saldanha, Chris Wedge; writ. Michael J. Wilson (story), Michael Berg (screenplay); feat. Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic, Jack Black (PG)

In the Bedroom
"Domestic thriller, thrilling in its subtlety"
Dir. Todd Field; writ. Robert Festinger, Todd Field, based on a story by Andre Dubus; feat. Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei, William Mapother (R)

Iris
"Watching a noble mind o'erthrown"
Dir. Richard Eyre; writ. Richard Eyre and Charles Wood, from memoirs by John Bayley; feat. Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville, Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Penelope Wilton, Samuel West, Timothy West (R)

Italian for Beginners
"Not for Dogma 95 beginners"
Dir. and writ. Lone Scherfig; feat. Anders W. Berthelsen, Anette Støvelbaek, Peter Gantzler, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Lars Kaalund, Karen-Lise Mynster. (R)

John Q.
"Tense drama about medical insurance"
Dir. Nick Cassavetes; writ. James Kearns; feat. Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, James Woods, Anne Heche, Eddie Griffin, Kimberly Elise, Shawn Hatosy, Ray Liotta, Daniel E. Smith (PG-13)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
"Bravissimo"
Dir. Peter Jackson; writ. J.R.R. Tolkien, Frances Walsh; feat. Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies (PG-13)

Monsoon Wedding
"A little song, dance, and sex"
Dir. Mira Nair; writ. Sabrina Dhawan; feat. Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shetty, Vijay Raaz, Tilotama Shome, Vasundhara Das (R)

Monster's Ball
"Stunning execution"
Dir. Marc Foster; writ. Milo Addica, Will Rokos; feat. Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Peter Boyle, Heath Ledger, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Dante Beze, Coronji Calhoun (R)

Monsters, Inc.
"Witty, wild, furry fun"
Dir. Peter Docter; writ. Jill Culton, Peter Docter, Ralph Eggleston; feat. John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi (R)

The Mothman Prophecies
"Doesn't fly"
Dir. Mark Pellington; writ. John A. Keel (novel), Richard Hatem (screenplay); feat. Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Will Patton, Debra Messing, Shane Callahan (PG-13)

Queen of the Damned
"Should I say it? Sucks"
Dir. Michael Rymer; writ. Anne Rice (novels), Scott Abbott; feat. Stuart Townsend, Marguerite Moreau, Aaliyah, Vincent Perez, Paul McGann, Lena Olin (R)

Showtime
"Buddy-cop films get the Scream treatment"
Dir. Tom Dey, writ. Keith Sharon, Alfred Gough, and Miles Millar, Robert DeNiro, Eddie Murphy, Rene Russo, William Shatner, Kadeem Hardison, Julian Dulce Vida, Frankie Faison, Mos Def (PG-13)

The Time Machine
"H.G. Well's classic gets dumbed down"
Dir. Gore Verbinski, Simon Wells; writ. H.G. Wells (novel), David Duncan (earlier screenplay); feat. Yancey Arias, Guy Pearce, Jeremy Irons, Philip Bosco, Phyllida Law (PG-13)

We Were Soldiers
"A good war movie for people who want to see a good war movie."
Dir./writ. Randall Wallace, from the book We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young by Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and Joseph Galloway; feat. Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Sam Elliott, Greg Kinnear, Chris Klein, Keri Russell, and Barry Pepper. (R)

THEATER LOCATIONS

Northwest
Cinemark Movies 16
5063 NW Loop 410,
523-1294 (discount)

Regal CIELO VISTA
Loop 410 btwn. Ingram &
Culebra, 333-FILM #271

Regal Crossroads
Loop 410 at Fredericksburg,
333-FILM (3456) #255

Regal Fiesta 16
De Zavala at Vance Jackson,
333-FILM (3456) #257

AMC Huebner Oaks 24
I-10 W & Huebner Rd.,
558-9988

Santikos Northwest
I-10 at Callaghan,
349-6513

Santikos Westlakes
Loop 410 near Marbach
677-8500 (discount)

Northeast
Santikos Galaxy
Loop 410 at I-35
656-8260

Regal Live Oak 18
I-35 at Pat Booker Rd.,
333-FILM (3456) #269

North
Santikos Embassy
Bitters & West at HWY 281
496-4940

Regal Alamo Quarry
Hwy. 281 at the Quarry Market
333-FILM (3456) #267

Regal Northwoods 14
HWY 281 at 1604,
333-FILM (3456) #268

Downtown
AMC Rivercenter 9
Rivercenter Mall, third floor,
558-9988

Imax
Rivercenter Mall, 225-4629

South
Cinemark Movies 9
4100 S. New Braunfels,
532-8886 (discount)

Santikos Mission IV Drive-In
3100 Roosevelt
532-3259

Santikos Century Plaza
Military at I-35 South
924-6535

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