Posted at 6:07 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Friday movie openings: "The Guardian," "Open Season"
"The Guardian": Ashton Kutcher plays Jake Fischer, a teenage swimming star who has turned down Ivy League scholarships because he wants to join the Coast Guard to save lives. Also starring Kevin Costner. Opens Friday at Dole Cannery 18 Theatres, Ward Stadium 16, Koko Marina 8-Plex, Pearl Highlands 12, Pearlridge West 16-Plex, Kapolei 16-Plex, Mililani 14-Plex, Ko'olau 10-Plex, Windward Stadium 10, La'ie Cinemas, Prince Kuhio Stadium Cinemas (Big Island), Makalapua Cinemas (Big Island), Maunaloa Town Cinemas (Moloka'i), Kaahumanu Mall 6-Plex (Maui), Kukui Mall 4-Plex (Maui), Lahaina Wharf Cinemas (Maui). (PG-13)
"Open Season": An animated critter-filled feature about a domesticated bear who is returned to the wild. Opens Friday at Dole Cannery, Ward, Koko Marina, Pearl Highlands, Pearlridge West, Kapolei, Mililani, Ko'olau, Prince Kuhio, Makalapua, Maunaloa Town, Kaahumanu Mall, Kukui Mall, Coconut Marketplace Cinemas (Kaua'i). (PG)
"School for Scoundrels": Billy Bob Thornton stars as a wiry, enigmatic figure known only as Dr. P, who teaches a class for insecure men. Opens Friday at Dole Cannery, Ward, Koko Marina, Pearl Highlands, Pearlridge West, Kapolei, Mililani, Ko'olau, Prince Kuhio, Makalapua, Maunaloa Town, Kaahumanu Mall, Front Street Theatres (Maui). (PG-13)
"The Science of Sleep": Boy genius Michel Gondry's hand-crafted fantasy about a little boy in the body of a small young man who confuses waking, sleeping and dreaming. Stephane (Gael Garcia Bernal), a shy would-be graphic artist, sleeps in a child's bed in a room overflowing with toys and inventions, and develops a fitful crush on his across-the-hall neighbor, Stephanie (Charlotte Gainsbourg). Opens Friday at Varsity Twin. (R)
"You Are the One": A cross-cultural romance from the Philippines, this movie delves into coming to grips with one's roots and identity, with bustling Manila as the backdrop. Opens Friday at Dole Cannery. (PG-13)