CITY OF MEN
A gang war in Rio de Janeiro’s drug-infested slums provides the backdrop for this drama about two teenage buddies (Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha), who discover secrets about their missing fathers’ pasts that threaten to shatter their friendship. In Portuguese with English subtitles. At Suncoast. (110 minutes.) R; violence, profanity, sexuality.
THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL
In 16th-century England, two sisters from the powerful Boleyn family — ambitious Anne (Natalie Portman) and naive Mary (Scarlett Johansson) — vie for the affections of King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) in this adaptation of Phillppa Gregory’s best-seller. At multiple locations. (115 minutes.) PG-13; mature themes, sexual content, violent images.
Returning to Las Vegas after its U.S. premiere at 2007’s CineVegas film festival, this modern-day fairy tale focuses on a lovely young woman (Christina Ricci), cursed with a pig’s snout for a nose, and a charming gambler (“Atonement’s” James McAvoy) who poses as a potential suitor. Reese Witherspoon (one of the movie’s producers), Catherine O’Hara and Peter Dinklage co-star. At multiple locations. (102 minutes.) PG; profanity, innuendo, mature themes.
After “Talladega Nights” and “Blades of Glory,” goofball Will Ferrell hits the court for this ’70s comedy, set in the waning days of the American Basketball Association, about an owner-coach-player (Ferrell) who brings in a former hot shot (Woody Harrelson) so his team can survive the ABA’s coming absorption into the NBA. André “3000” Benjamin, “ER’s” Maura Tierney, Jackie Earle Haley and Ferrell’s “Blades of Glory” co-stars Will Arnett, Rob Corddry and Andy Richter join the fun. At multiple locations. (90 minutes.) R; profanity, sexual content.
“Semi-Pro’s” Woody Harrelson and “The Other Boleyn Girl’s” Kristin Scott Thomas headline this drama from “American Gigolo” writer-director Paul Schrader, about an escort who caters to the society wives of Washington, D.C. — and becomes embroiled in a murder case to save the reputation of one of his ladies. Willem Dafoe, Lily Tomlin and Lauren Bacall co-star. Part of the CineVegas screening series at Neonopolis. (108 minutes.) R; profanity, violence, nudity.
— By CAROL CLING