What's Playing 12/29/06

Wide Release

Dreamgirls – Starring Beyoncé, Eddie Murphy, and Jamie Foxx. Based on a Broadway musical, it tells the story of three black female soul singers who are trying to make it big and onto the billboard charts back in the sixties. — Opened Christmas Day and is expanding this weekend.

Black Christmas – Starring Lacey Chabert, Katie Cassidy, and more in this remake of the 1974 cult classic. A sorority has taken residence in a house filled with horrible legends of murder and lunacy, yet when a stranger starts haunting them with weird phone calls and the girls start dying one by one”¦the stories now seem to be more then just legend. — Opened Christmas Day

Limited Release

Children Of Men – Clive Owen and Julianne Moore star in this futuristic thriller where humans can no longer procreate and have children. Somehow though a woman ends up pregnant and is in desperate need to get to sanctuary for her own safety and for scientists to perhaps discover how to save all mankind.

Pan’s Labyrinth – A young girl goes with her mother and stepfather to live in rural Spain in the 1940’s. The girl is living in a time of post-war Fascist repression and must simply come to terms with so many changes in her life. As most children do, she creates her own dream world in which she can live, learn, and love in ways that only she can imagine.

Notes On A Scandal – Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett star as two women who are not quite sure where they want their lives to go or if they are living them to their utmost appeal. When one gets into an affair with one of her young students, it begins to cause trouble not only in her professional life but personal as well.

The Painted Veil – Starring Catherine An, Edward Norton, and Bin Li. A man gets so involved in his work and research that it leads his wife to have an affair thinking he has made a choice of his career over her. Through this affair, she finds a remarkable self-discovery that leads her to the Far East. — Expanding but still very limited.