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Thursday, October 25,2012

Reel to reel | Week of October 25

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20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

This 1954 Disney production tells the tale of a professor and a stout-hearted sailor who have been taken captive by Captain Nemo. Rated G. At Century.

ALEX CROSS

A young homicide detective/psychologist, Alex Cross, finds out that a member of his family has been murdered by a serial killer. His pursuit for revenge pushes him to the edge of his moral and psychological limits. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA

In this “Need to Know” Election 2012 special, Maria Hinojosa visits one of the country’s most surprisingly diverse communities, a home to residents from more than 40 countries who speak more than 60 languages and dialects. At Denver Film Center/ Colfax. –– Denver Film Society

ANTICHRIST

A grieving couple retreat to ‘Eden,’ their isolated cabin in the woods, where they hope to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse. At Esquire. –– Landmark Theatres

ARGO

Ben Affleck’s latest directing project (in which he also stars) is based on true events from the Iranian revolution in 1979. Militants storm the U.S. embassy and take 52 Americans hostage, six Americans escape to the home of a Canadian ambassador. A CIA agent comes forward to get them out of the country before they’re found. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 2

In the continuation of the film adaptation of the Ayn Rand book, the global economy is on the brink of collapse and brilliant creators are disappearing mysteriously. Rated PG-13. At Century.

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB

This documentary follows a group of aging Cuban musicians whose once-famous talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro’s takeover. At Boedecker. –– Boedecker Theater

CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING

A pair of young women are literally lost in the stories they tell each other and ultimately become the heroines of the story that first imprisoned them. At IFS in Muenzinger.

CHASING MAVERICKS

When 15-year-old Jay discovers that one of the biggest waves on Earth, the mythic Mavericks, exists just miles from his home in Santa Cruz, he seeks the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to conquer it. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

CHICKEN WITH PLUMS

Since his beloved violin was broken, a renowned musician has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. Rated PG-13. At Chez Artiste. –– Landmark Theatres

CLOUD ATLAS

Cloud Atlas transcends time and shows how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another through the past, present and future. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

COSMOPOLIS

Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager’s day devolves into a surreal odyssey. At Boedecker. –– Boedecker Theater

DECODING DEEPAK

Filmmaker and journalist Gotham Chopra spends a year following his father and spiritual icon Deepak Chopra, separating the man from the myth with a raw honesty only a son can have. At Denver Film Center/Colfax. –– Denver Film Society

DETROPIA

Detroit’s story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century — the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. At IFS in Muenzinger, Boedecker and Denver Film Center/Colfax. –– Denver Film Society

DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL

This documentary chronicles international fashion and Diana Vreeland as a visionary with the ability to invent and discover fashion ideas, designers, personalities and photographers. Rated PG-13. At Esquire. ––Landmark Theatre

FRANKENWEENIE 3D

Tim Burton applies his brilliant and grim creative palette to the story of a young boy who brings his dog back to life. Rated PG. At Colony Square, Century and Twin Peaks.

FREE MEN

A young unemployed Algerian, Younes, decides to cooperate to spy on a Paris mosque when he is arrested as a black marketeer. At Denver Film Center/Colfax. –– Denver Film Society

FUN SIZE

Wren, a high school senior, is forced to babysit her little brother on Halloween. Her brother goes missing in a crowd of trick-or-treaters and Wren seeks the help of her nerdy friends to find her brother before her mother finds out. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

HALLOWEEN

Michael Myers has spent the last 15 years locked inside a sanitarium under the care of a child psychiatrist. On Halloween in 1978, Myers escapes and makes his way back home, turning a night of fun into something much more sinister. At Century and Esquire. –– Landmark Theatres

HARA KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI

A mysterious samurai arrives at the doorsteps of his feudal lord, asking for an honorable death by ritual suicide in his courtyard. The lord threatens him with a brutal tale of a desperate young ronin who made the same request, only with ulterior motives. At Denver Film Center/Colfax. –– Denver Film Society

HERE COMES THE BOOM

A high school biology teacher turns to mixed martial arts to save his failing school’s soon-to-be-closed music program. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3D

Dracula invites some of the world’s most famous monsters to celebrate his daughter’s 118th birthday at Hotel Transylvania, a lavish resort where humans cannot bother them. Rated PG. At Century and Colony Square.

THE HOUSE I LIVE IN

Filmed in more than 20 states, the documentary captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. At Chez Artiste. –– Landmark Theatres

INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION DAY

As part of the 10th Annual International Animation Day, ASIFA-Colorado (the local chapter of the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA) is proud to present a collection of short animated films from around the world. At Denver Film Center/Colfax. –– Denver Film Society

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON

Documentary filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul meet on a cruising chat line, but soon find a deeper connection and become a couple. At Mayan. –– Landmark Theatres

LAST CALL AT THE OASIS

Last Call at the Oasis is a powerful new documentary that shatters myths behind our most precious resource. Rated PG-13. At Boedecker. –– Boedecker Theater

LIBERAL ARTS

Uninspired and 35, Jesse Fisher meets a beautiful young girl when he is given the chance to speak at his favorite college professor’s retirement dinner. At Denver Film Center/Colfax. –– Denver Film Society

LOOPER

This time-travel tale features Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a young Bruce Willis. In the future, the mob sends victims back in time to be killed by special assassins, called loopers. But when “old Joe” (Willis) is sent back to be killed by “young Joe” (Gordon-Levitt), all hell breaks loose. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.

MAD LOVE (1935)

This classic horror film was Peter Lorre’s American film debut. A CU English and film professor and the director of the International Film Series will be present for a discussion. At Boedecker. –– Boedecker Theater

THE MASTER

Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest challenging character sketch is set against a backdrop of pseudo-Scientology, as Joaquin Phoenix plays a troubled soldier fresh out of WW2, and Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a quasi-L Ron Hubbard. Depressing, challenging and muted, it’s guaranteed to spark discussion and mainstream teeth-gnashing. Rated R. At Century and Esquire. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.

THE OTHER DREAM TEAM

This film tells the story of the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic basketball team, a group of trailblazing athletes who won the bronze at the Barcelona Olympics. At Chez Artiste. –– Landmark Theatres.

OUTSIDE SATAN

A girl from a local farm takes care of a strange traveler. They spend time together in the dunes and woods, taking part in private prayers at the edge of the ponds, where the devil lurks. At IFS in Muenzinger.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4

In the fourth installment of this popular horror franchise, a suburban family witnesses strange events in their home and neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

THE PAPERBOY

Lured by imploring letters from the beautiful siren Charlotte, handsome, hard-nosed reporter Ward James and his partner, Yardley Acheman, return to Ward’s hometown in Florida to investigate the seemingly unjusted imprisonment of Charlotte“s lover, alligator hunter Hillar Van Wetter. Rated R. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

PAT METHENY: THE ORCHESTRION PROJECT

Based on a childhood fascination with his grandfather’s player piano, Pet Metheny commissioned and built the Orchestrion, a mechanically controlled mini-orchestra capable of responding to his touch on the guitar. At Boedecker –– Boedecker Theater

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

See full review. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square, Century and Mayan.

PITCH PERFECT

Itty-bitty pretty Anna Kendrick stars as a college freshman sucked into the world of competitive college singing. With the aid of a group of misfits, an all-female group hopes to make it to the final bout and gain redemption and respect. And along the way ladies make snow angels in pools of vomit and talk a lot about sex. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. —The Reader of Omaha, Neb.

POSSESSION

A man learns that his wife is obsessed with another lover and wants a divorce. He hires the help of a private investigative firm and learns that his wife’s true obsession is somewhat gruesome and nothing will stop her from reaching her goal. At IFS in VAC.

RIFFTRAX: BIRDEMIC

Join the stars of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” for a spoof on the mockable thriller Birdemic. Rated PG-13. At Century.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Our favorite interactive Halloween movie experience returns this year with Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing “transvestite from Transylvania” that promises harmless musical fun. At Esquire. –– Landmark Theatres

SAMSARA

“Samsara” is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life,” and it is the point of departure for filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson (Baraka, Chronos). At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS

See full review. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D

A young girl’s father disappears on the eve of her 18th birthday and she discovers that she is not who she thinks she is. This revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever. Rated R. At Colony Square, Century and Twin Peaks.

SINISTER

A true crime novelist moves his wife and kids into the home of a murdered family  hoping to find clues about the family’s missing daughter. Instead, he finds a box of home movies in the attic that calls a supernatural horror back into the house. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

SLEEPWALK WITH ME

We are thrust into the tale of a burgeoning stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship threatening to race out of his control, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. At Mayan and Boedecker Theater. –– Boedecker Theater

TAKEN 2

In this sequel, Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills. He and his wife are captured in Istanbul by the father of one of the kidnappers he’d killed back in Europe while saving his daughter. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

TEATRO REGIO DI TORINO’S UN BALLO IN MASCHERA

This tragic tale of a politician in love with someone else’s wife was banned by the Italian censors for several years before its debut, but once the public saw and heard this gem, it’s been a solid favorite ever since. At Boedecker. –– Boedecker Theater

V/H/S

A group of criminals has to sift through an endless number of horrifying videos from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere to retrieve a rare piece for a mysterious party that hired them. At Denver Film Society. –– Landmark Theaters

THE WALKING DEAD

Season 3 of The Walking Dead premieres, commercial free and complete with a full bar. At Denver Film Center/Colfax. –– Denver Film Society

WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Wuthering Heights is an excitingly fresh and distinct take on the classic novel by Emily Brontė, an epic love story that spans childhood well into the young adult years. At Esquire. –– Landmark Theatres

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