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Bread and Roses (R)
A young Mexican woman crosses the border into LA to join her sister, who works as a janitor in some of the city's largest corporate offices. Surrounded by the machinations of big business, the sisters seek happiness on a smaller but more human scale as they try to organize a janitorial union. Starring Pilar Padilla, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, George Lopez and Alonso Chavez; directed by Ken Loach.

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Cats and Dogs (PG)
Unbeknownst to their human companions, dogs have been fighting for thousands of years to keep mankind from falling under the rule of cats. When a rogue feline, Mr. Tinkles, initiates a plan to strategically disable the world's dog population and leave humans defenseless against his tyranny, a crack team of dog agents and a loyal puppy named Lou are all that stand between mankind and slavery. Directed by Larry Guterman; starring Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Michael Clarke Duncan, Joe Pantoliano and Susan Sarandon,

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Kiss of the Dragon (R)
Jet Li plays Liu Jian, a mysterious operative who travels from Shanghai to Paris on a mission so sensitive, the details are unclear even to him. When Liu is thrown together with an American woman forced into prostitution (Bridget Fonda), the unlikely duo goes up against the cunning and ruthless adversary who set this trap in motion. Directed by Chris Nahon.

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Legally Blonde (R)
Reese Witherspoon stars as Elle Woods, Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June on her campus calendar and natural blonde. When her boyfriend's parents decide a Harvard classmate would make a better mate for him, Elle goes to Cambridge, bent on winning back her man. Directed by Robert Luketic.

Sneak previews, Friday, July 6, Tinseltown and Chapel Hills

The Third Man (NR)
Set in a bombed-out, post-war Vienna, this film stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime, only to find him dead. Martins develops the ultimate conspiracy theory after learning of a "third man" present at the time of Harry's death, running into interference from investigating British officer Trevor Howard and falling head-over-heels for Harry's grief-stricken lover, Alida Valli. Directed by Carol Reed; also starring Orson Welles, Trevor Howard and Bernard Lee.

Discussion: Tues., July 10, 6 p.m. in Colorado College's Armstrong Hall, Room 348. Screening: Wed., July 11, 7 p.m. in CC's Max Kade Theater.

Scary Movie 2 (R)
A follow-up spoof that picks up from where the original satire left off, which takes aim at supernatural thrillers such as The Exorcist and Stigmata among others, parodying the root of great classic horror movies. Starring Marlon Wayans, Anna Faris, Andy Richter, Shawn Wayans and Tori Spelling. Directed by Keenan Ivory Wayans.

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