What's Playing 02/22/08

This weekend sees some great things happening on the big screen and some not so great things. For some humor and wit, there’s the musings of Charlie Bartlett. If you’re looking for action with some mystery and all the great touches of a thriller, then check out Vantage Point. If you’re lucky enough to have it open this weekend near you, then be sure to catch The Signal. And if you’d like to waste your money, then there’s always Witless Protection.

Wide Release

Vantage Point – Starring Matthew Fox, Sigourney Weaver, Forest Whitaker, Dennis Quaid, William Hurt, and many more. Eight strangers with eight different points of view try to unlock the one truth behind an assassination attempt on the president of the United States.

Charlie Bartlett – Starring Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr. Hope Davis, and more. A rich kid by the name of Charlie Bartlett doesn’t really fit in anywhere and it is even more apparent when he ends up in a new school. But a little ingenuity and some smarts make him the “self-appointed” psychiatrist to all the kids’ problems.

Witless Protection – Starring Larry The Cable Guy and Jenny McCarthy. During a routine day spent patrolling his small town, sheriff Larry witnesses a beautiful, high-class woman, Madeleine, being held against her will by four mysterious, black-suited men. Recognizing the opportunity to save the day, Larry “kidnaps” her, only to learn that Madeleine is actually a key witness in a crime case and her captors are FBI agents assigned to protect her.

Limited Release

Be Kind, Rewind – Starring Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, and more. Jerry is a man whose brain becomes magnetized and unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend’s video store. In order to satisfy the store’s most loyal renter, a little crazy old lady, the two men set out to remake the lost films which include Back to the Future, The Lion King, and Robocop.

The Counterfeiters – Witness the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936. Salomon “Sally” Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a mischievous life of cards, booze, and women in Berlin during the Nazi-era. Suddenly his luck runs dry when arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. Immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills there and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Berhard.

The Duchess Of Langeais – Antoinette is the Duchess of Langeais, a married coquette who frequents the most extravagant balls in 1820’s Paris during The Restoration, where hypocrisy and vanity reign. Upon the handsome general, Armand de Montriveau’s first meeting with her, he realized it was true love from that moment on. Flattered by his attentions, the alluring Antoinette orchestrates a calculating game of seduction, but she repeatedly refuses Montriveau. Despite his sincere romantic declarations, Montriveau’s passion remains unfulfilled. When the humiliated Montriveau eventually seeks his revenge, Antoinette’s love awakens. But it may well be too late for the star-crossed lovers.

The Signal – Starring AJ Bowen, Cheri Christian, and countless others. All forms of communication have been jammed by an enigmatic transmission that preys on fear and desire driving everyone in the city to murder and madness. In a place once marked by conformity but now sent into complete anarchy, Ben must save the woman he loves from the bedlam in the streets as well as her crazed sadistic husband. But in order to do so, he must first recognize who has been affected by the signal and what’s causing it.

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