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94 - CAPE GAZETTE 6" - Friday, Feb. 24 - Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 I I I By Rob Rector Special to the Cape Gazette Perhaps it was the curse of Cuba Gooding Jr.'s opus "Snow Dogs," or maybe the incredibly abysmal trailer for the Tim Allen- starring remake of "The Shaggy Dog" that preceded the film, but hope for "Eight Below: Inspired by a True Story" was as slight as Paul Walker's acting ability. The whole "Inspired by a True Story" tagline (which is actually part of the title), is getting as tired as author James (A Million Little Pieces) Frey's pleas for forgive- Movie Review ness. And the poster for the flick is certainly not short on hyperbole: "The Most Amazing Story of Survival, Friendship and Adventure Ever Told." Wow. I bet those rugby guys who had to eat each other to stay alive in the Andes are feeling a bit slighted about this time. Anyway, Walker plays Jerry, an Antarctic expedition guide who, against his better judgment, takes a scientist to find a tiny meteorite in the snow. For fear that the ice may crack, Jerry and the scientist take a sled led by eight Huskies who tug their tired butts across the tundra. A storm is forecast, and the expedition must come to a quick close, which means shuttling the crew out of its gussied-up igloo and back to civilization. There is only one problem. Well, eight problems, actually. Continued on page 97 Snowbound: Paul Walker and company Submitted photo battle the elements Continued from page 93 Something New: While a lit- tle less than half of African- Americans have never been mar- ried, Kehya, a professional African-American woman is determined to do something about it. She is shocked to discover, however, that she's falling in love with a white landscaper. Features Blair Underwood. Rated PG-13. Big Momma's House 2: The continuing adventures of master- of-disguise FBI special agent Malcolm Turner. This time he must go undercover as Big Momma to nail his ex-partner's murderer. While undercover in the house of the suspected criminal, Malcom grows attached to the suspect's three children. Rated PG-13. Nanny McPhee: A new nanny enters the household of the recently widowed Mr. Brown and attempts to tame his seven exceedingly ill-behaved children. The children, led by the oldest boy, Simon, have managed to drive away 17 previous nannies and are certain that they will have no trouble with this one. Stars Emma Thompson and Colin Firth. Rated PG. The Producers: A shady Broadway producer and his nerdy accountant concoct a scheme to overfinance a huge flop and pock- et the excess budget, but the show unexpectedly becomes a smash. Stars Will Ferrell, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and Uma Thurman. Rated PG- 13. Chicken Little: It's one y ar after the "unfortunate acorn inci- dent" when Chicken Little caused big-time havoc in his hometown of Oakey Oaks by proclaiming that the sky was falling after being conked on the head by what appeared to be an acorn. Rated G. Rumor Has It : Jennifer Aniston plays a woman who learns that her family was the inspiration for the book and film "The Graduate" -- and that she just might be the offspring of the well-documented event. Rated PG-13. ignites the skies at the Quidditch campsite - the Dark Mark, the sign of the evil Lord Voldemort. Rated PG-13. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Beset by nightmares, Harry Potter is all too happy to escape his disturbing dreams by attending the Quidditch World Cup. But something sinister Last Holiday: Queen Latifa is a woman on a mission, after given a short time to live from her doctor. Rated PG- 13. 14CCll +++++++++++++++++++++++ $5.00 LUNCH SPECIALS Homemade Soups Fresh Salads fit for a Queen Creative Sandwiches on Fresh Baked Bread Affordable catering from Soup to Nuts Mention this ad for 10% off catering through May Carry-out - Catering Open Mon. - Fri. for lunch 11-4 20200 Coastal Highway 227-0447 Brokeback Mountain: Based on the E. Annie Proulx story about a forbidden and secretive relation- ship between two cowboys and their lives over the years. Stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. Rated R. Hoodwinked: An updated re-telling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood." The satire begins where the fable last left off, as there's always more to every tale than meets the eye. Rated PG. King Kong: Flamboyant, foolhardy documentary filmmak- er, Carl Denham, sails off to remote Skull Island to film his lat- est epic with leading lady, Ann Darrow. Native warriors kidnap Ann to use as a sacrifice as they summon "Kong" with the local witch doctor. But instead of devouring Ann, Kong saves her. Kong is eventually taken back to New York. Rated PG-13. 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