Desperate to repay a $17,000 debt, bumbling partners in crime (Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan) plot to rob a neighborhood church in a comedy featuring Chi McBride, Katt Williams, Michael Beach, Loretta Devine, Keith David and Regina Hall. At multiple locations. (98 minutes.) PG-13; profanity, sexual humor, brief drug references.
IN THE NAME OF THE KING: A DUNGEON SIEGE TALE
A family man (Jason Statham) takes up arms when an evil sorcerer (Ray Liotta) unleashes bloodthirsty beasties that destroy his village and abduct his wife (Claire Forlani). Ron Perlman, Will Sanderson, John Rhys-Davies and Burt Reynolds (as the king himself) co-star in this medieval fantasy. At multiple locations. (150 minutes.) PG-13; intense battle sequences.
In this acclaimed Spanish ghost story, a woman (“The Sea Inside’s” Belén Rueda) returns to the orphanage where she lived as a child, only to find herself pulled back into her past when her young son (Roger Princep) disappears. In Spanish with English subtitles. At multiple locations. (100 minutes.) R; disturbing content.
THE PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING: A VEGGIETALES MOVIE
Stranded as busboys at a pirate dinner theater, three animated misfits longing for the spotlight get a chance to play real heroes when a mysterious artifact zaps them back to the 17th century, where they battle to rescue a royal family. At multiple locations. (85 minutes.) G; all ages.
The CineVegas film festival’s Art House Screening Series resumes with this Brian DePalma-directed account of the events surrounding the rape and murder of an Iraqi girl by American solders. At Neonopolis. (90 minutes.) R; strong, disturbing violence (including a rape), pervasive profanity, sexual references and images.
STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING
Broadway legend Frank Langella’s earning raves for his portrayal of an all-but-forgotten novelist whose world is shaken by the attentions of an ambitious graduate student (Lauren Ambrose) hoping to revive interest in his work. Lili Taylor co-stars as the author’s devoted daughter. At Village Square. (111 minutes.) PG-13; profanity, sexual situations.
— By CAROL CLING