Based on the novel by C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe follows the Pevensie children—Lucy (Georgie Henley), Edmund (Skandar Keynes), Peter (William Moseley), and Susan (Anna Popplewell)—as they enter a magical world through a wardrobe in World War II stricken London. In Narnia, among an assortment of creatures, including dwarfs, fauns, centaurs, giants, and the Minotaur, the children must battle Jadis (Tilda Swinton), the evil White Witch who holds the land in eternal winter. This year’s Narnia is directed and co-written by Adam Adamson (Shrek 2).
In Loggerheads, three stories intertwine. Grace (Bonnie Hunt), a mother who goes on a journey to find the son she gave up for adoption, stars in the first. The second is about the encounter between Mike (Kip Pardue), a man obsessed with saving loggerhead sea turtles, and George (Michael Kelly), a hotel owner. The third tells the story of a minister’s wife (Tess Harper), who confronts her husband (Chris Sarandon) about their estranged son.
Finally, Paradise Now gets into the minds of two Palestinian suicide bombers who must decide whether or not to follow through with the mission that will immortalize them. `See “Paradise Lost,” November 17-23, 2005.`
Local premiere dates for limited-release films are tentative and can change at the last minute. Please check your local theater listings to confirm showtimes.
The Holiday Laser Show
Urban-15 Group presents its second annual Holiday Laser Show, December 4-10. Showtimes are 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. Saturday. All shows are held at the Urban-15 theater, 2500 S. Presa. Admission is $10 adult, $5 student, $4 children under 12. Seating is limited. 533-2912. For more info on the laser show, visit laserspectacles.com.
Based on a true story and filmed in the Texas Hill Country, The Separated paints a portrait of two brothers, one raised by austere Texas Rangers, the other by a nomadic band of Comanche Indians `see “Indie indecision,” October 27-November 2, 2005`.. Premieres in San Antonio December 11 at the Alamo Drafthouse. For showtimes and info, call 677-8500 or visit alamodrafthouse.com
Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team
The story of the 20-year struggle of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team to win fans and respect at home as they kicked their way to the world championship. Premieres on HBO at 7 p.m. Sunday, December 11. For more info, visit hbo.com/sports/daretodream/. Follow this link to read Nicole Chavez’ review, “Dare to Kick Ass.”