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Tickets sales open for Sundance Cinemas 608

Advance tickets sales for Sundance Cinemas 608 are now available online and at theater kiosks. The new movie theater at Hilldale Mall -- featuring six screens, stadium seating, a cafe, two bars and a restaurant -- opens officially to the public on Friday, May 11. >More
 Miss Potter lives happily ever after on DVD

But Miss Potter, the delightful new movie from Chris Noonan, the director of Babe, suggests that Potter was more like Peter than like Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail. She was always getting into scrapes, somehow managing to wriggle free just in time. >More
 Out of hiding

Cats of Mirikitani dredges up a homeless man's past Kent Williams on Thursday 05/03/2007, Dec. 7, 1941, and Sept. 11, 2001 - two dates that will live in infamy. And it's hard to imagine anyone whose life has been more affected by those two infamous dates than Jimmy Mirikitani, the subject of Linda Hattendorf's fascinatingly moving documentary, The Cats of Mirikitani. >More
 Street of dreams

"You get what you want and then you don't want it anymore." That's how French writer-director Danièle Thompson has summed up the theme of her bouncy boulevard comedy, Avenue Montaigne. >More
 Looking ahead

Groundhog Day meets Minority Report in Next, a time-loop thriller starring Nicolas Cage as a Vegas magician who can see two minutes into the future. Knowing what's coming allows him to make adjustments, thereby altering the future. But wouldn't you know it, he can see that future, too. >More
 Getting the story straight

Lasse Hallstrom's The Hoax, which is loosely - very loosely - based on Irving's book, doesn't exactly clear things up. On the contrary, it adds whole new layers of obfuscation, layers that Irving himself might have trouble sorting out. >More
 Pretty lethal weapon

Police Academy, Super Troopers, Reno 911 ' there isn't exactly a shortage of cop-shop spoofs, but Hot Fuzz has a couple of things to recommend it. One, it's set in England, where cops are called bobbies and wear those cute little helmets. Two, it's made with a lot of wit and intelligence. >More
 Sundance 608 nearly ready, announces films for opening

Sundance 608 hosted another tour for media Wednesday afternoon, revealing the slate of films planned for its grand opening on Friday, May 11 in the process. Sundance's Nancy Gribler, who is supervising the theater's opening, also confirmed that popcorn served at Sundance 608 will feature "real Wisconsin butter!" >More
 30 is the new 20 in Everything's Gone Green

I'm not sure we needed another movie about how turning 30 means waving bye-bye to all that twentysomething je ne sais quoi. But here's Everything's Gone Green, Paul Fox's winsome (and then some) account of turning 30 in Vancouver, which is like turning 30 anywhere else, only with better scenery. >More
 Madison plays host to its first 48 Hour Film Project

The 7:30 p.m. deadline for the inaugural Madison edition of the 48 Hour Film Project was strictly adhered to on Sunday night at the High Noon Saloon. Participating filmmaking teams scrambled to deliver their entries to the drop-off party at the near east side venue. In the end, though, only seven completed films were submitted in time for official consideration in the international competition. >More
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