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Movies opening Friday, Aug.5

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Cable One Movie Night--Bring your lawn chairs, snacks (or purchase some there), blankets and the family to watch a flick on an inflatable screen in the park. The movie this week is Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Trader (PG). Friday, Aug. 5. FREE, Settlers Park, corner of Meridian and Ustick roads, Meridian, meridiancity.org/movienight.

Movies for a Cause--Show your support for Special Olympics Idaho by joining others for Raiders of the Lost Ark in the park at dusk. Food vendors will offer up their specialties, with all proceeds benefiting Special Olympics Idaho. Visit moviesforacause.org for more info. Saturday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m. FREE. Camel’s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St., Boise.

Singin’ In the Rain--Enjoy food from local vendors before the classic film starring Gene Kelly begins at dusk. Monday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m. FREE members, $5 nonmembers. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

OPENING

The Change-Up--Lifelong pals (Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds) unwittingly switch lives in a drunken moment and discover that their own lives really aren’t that bad after all. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

Rise of the Planet of the Apes--Will Rodman (James Franco) works to find a cure for Alzheimer’s and ends up with an extraordinarily intelligent chimp who comes to represent a threat to humanity. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

Snow Flower and The Secret Fan--Based on the novel by Lisa See, this film tells the story of the friendship of two girls in 19th century China and their descendants. (PG-13) Flicks

The Trip--Best friends and comic duo Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a road trip to visit the country’s finest restaurants on assignment for The Observer, the paper where Coogan works. Along the way they find out more about relationships than food. See review, this page. (NR) Flicks

17 Miracles--Producer T.C. Christensen tells the story of Mormon pioneers who travel across the country to start a new life. (NR) Edwards 22

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Now Playing

17 Miracles, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and The Trip are not showing in any theaters in the area.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Rated NR · 2011
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Writer: Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa, Jamie Moss and Pierre Boulle
Producer: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa
Cast: James Franco, Tom Felton, Andy Serkis, Brian Cox, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, David Hewlett, Tyler Labine, Leah Gibson and Jamie Harris
The Trip
Rated NR · 172 min. · 2011
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Writer: Steve Coogan and Margo Stilley
Producer: Andrew Eaton and Melissa Parmenter
Cast: Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, Margo Stilley and Claire Keelan
17 Miracles
Rated NR · 113 minutes · 2011
Director: T.C. Christensen
Producer: T.C. Christensen
Cast: Travis Eberhard, Chantel Flanders, Nathan Mitchell, Jasen Wade, Bailee Johnson, Tomas Kofod and Antonio Lexerot
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Rated PG-13 · 103 minutes · 2011
Official Site: www.foxsearchlight.com/snowflowerandthesecretfan
Director: Wayne Wang
Producer: Wendi Murdoch, Florence Sloan, Hugo Shong and Ron Bass
Cast: Gianna Jun, Li Bingbing, Vivian Wu, Jiang Wu, Russell Wong, Coco Chiang, Hu Jingyun, Archie Kao, Hugh Jackman, Guo Congmeng and Dai Yan
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