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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Thursday, December 13, 2001

Movie Openings

"AUDITION": Japanese with English subtitles. An art-house cult horror film from Japan. A shy middle-aged widower falls in love with a woman who has a deadly past and present. Opens tomorrow at Restaurant Row Theatres. Not rated.

"GRATEFUL DAWG": Documentary about the last days of Grateful Dead lead singer Jerry Garcia and the unique musical friendship of Garcia and mandolin player David Grisman. Opens tomorrow at Varsity Twin. (PG-13).

"NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE": A satire that assembles the cliches, obligatory scenes and standard characters from three recent subgenres of the teen movie (prom, cheerleader and tasteless sex). Opens tomorrow at Keolu Center Cinemas, Windward Stadium 10, Kahala 8-Plex, Pearl Highlands 12, Ko'olau 10-Plex, Pearlridge 16-Plex, Dole Cannery 18-Plex, Mililani 14-Plex, Kapolei 16-Plex, Ward 16-Plex, Prince Kuhio Stadium Cinemas (Big Island), Ka'ahumanu 6-Plex (Maui) and Lahaina Cinemas (Maui). (R).

"VANILLA SKY": Tom Cruise stars as a Manhattan publishing exec who has what he thinks is a casual affair with Cameron Diaz. He falls in love with Penelope Cruz, to Diaz's intense anger, and that triggers basic changes in his life — so basic, the very premise of the movie itself is called into question. Puzzles within puzzles within puzzles, in a film you might want to sit through twice, just to be sure you have everything straight. Opens tomorrow at Pearl Highlands 12, Ward 16-Plex, Restaurant Row Theatres, Kahala 8-Plex, Enchanted Lake Cinemas, Dole Cannery 18-Plex, Koko Marina 8-Plex, Pearlridge 16-Plex, Kapolei 16-Plex, Ko'olau 10-Plex, Mililani 14-Plex, Windward Stadium 10, Prince Kuhio Stadium Cinemas (Big Island), Makalapua Cinemas (Big Island), Keauhou 7-Plex (Big Island), Ka'ahumanu 6-Plex (Maui, Kukui Mall 4-Plex (Maui) and Front Street Theatres (Maui). (R).


"KATE & LEOPOLD": A woman executive (Meg Ryan) living in modern-day New York and still looking for love steals the heart of a 19th century duke (Hugh Jackman) who has traveled through time, from 1867 to the new millennium. At 7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at Maui Mall Megaplex Cinemas; 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at Ward 16-Plex, Mililani 14-Plex, Koko Marina 8-Plex and Kahala 8-Plex; and 7:35 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at Pearl Highlands 12 and Dole Cannery 18-Plex. (PG-13).

"JOE SOMEBODY": A single father working in corporate America is humiliated in front of his daughter, leading him on a quest for revenge. At 4 p.m. Sunday at Ward 16-Plex, Koko Marina 8-Plex, Mililani 14-Plex, Kapolei 16-Plex, Dole Cannery 18-Plex, Kahala 8-Plex and Windward Stadium 10. (PG).

"THE MAJESTIC": Jim Carrey stars as a young writer facing the House Un-American Activities Committee blacklist after World War II. Suffering from amnesia, he stumbles into a small town, where he is mistaken for a movie-house owner's son. At 7 p.m. Saturday at Ward 16-Plex, Kahala 8-Plex, Ka'ahumanu 6-Plex (Maui) and Makalapua Cinemas (Big Island); 7:20 p.m. at Mililani 14-Plex; and 7:45 p.m. Saturday at Pearl Highlands 12. (PG).