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Thursday, March 21,2013

Reel to reel | Week of March 21, 2013

Oscar, Oscar, Oscar ... not so much.

21 AND OVER

In this comedy from the writers of The Hangover, one beer inevitably turns into many more the night before Jeff Chang’s medical school interview. Rated R. At Century.

ADMISSION

Starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. Need more? Fey plays an admissions officer at Princeton. Rudd talks her into taking on that role at his school. They get happy and funny together. Rated PG. At Century and Colony Square.

AMERICAN HISTORY X

Derek Vineyard (Edward Norton), the charismatic leader of a group of young white supremacists, lands in prison for a brutal, hate-driven murder. Part of Breaking the Fourth Wall series with Curious Theatre Company at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

ARGO

Ben Affleck’s latest directing project (in which he also stars) is based on true events from the Iranian revolution in 1979. Rated R. At Century.

BARBARA

Barbara Wolff is a young doctor who has applied for an exit visa from the GDR and, as punishment, has been transferred from her prestigious post in Berlin to a small pediatric hospital in the country. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

BELLE DE JOUR

Luis Bunuel directs Catherine Deneuve as a housewife turned prostitute. Part of Classics series at Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

BLOOD RUNS COLD

In the dead of winter, Winona, a successful musician looking to relax and find creative inspiration, returns to her hometown to stay in a cabin rented by her manager. Part of The Watching Hour series at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

THE CALL

Halle Berry plays a 911 operator who takes a call from a kid that launches her into a suspense-filled quest to track down a killer. Rated R. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

THE CROODS 3D

A caveman family road-trips to a colorful world in this Flintstones-meets-Avatar animated kids movie. Rated PG. At Colony Square, Twin Peaks and Century.

DEAD MAN DOWN

Colin Farrell is a man who has lost everything, or rather has had everything taken from him. Now he’s out for revenge. He doesn’t have much to say in this high-octane action thriller, but his message comes through loud and clear. Rated R. At Colony Square, Twin Peaks and Century.

DICKENS’ GREAT EXPECTATIONS FROM LONDON’S WEST END

For the very first time, the Dickens classic Great Expectations will be staged in London’s West End. At Boedecker and Chez Artiste. — Boedecker Theater

DJANGO UNCHAINED

Quentin Tarantino does to slave owners what he did to Nazis in Inglourious Basterds. Rated R. At Colony Square. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.

EMPEROR

General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation after Emperor Hirohito’s World War II surrender. At Chez Artiste and Century. — Landmark Theatres

THE END OF LOVE

When the mother of his 2-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance as Mark grapples with his ability to grow up. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH

An animated space hero (voiced by Brendan Fraser) fights to defend his planet, Beeb. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

FOURPLAY

A cross-dressing sex-worker faces a challenging assignment with a quadriplegic man. As the pressure mounts, an awakening begins. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

THE GATEKEEPERS

The head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service, is present for every decision made. Six former heads share their insights and reflect on their actions and decisions. At Century and Chez Artiste. –– Landmark Theatres

GINGER AND ROSA

Two teenage girls — Ginger and Rosa (Elle Fanning and Alice Englert) — are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers’ frustrated domesticity. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

John McClane (Bruce Willis) is out to get the bad guys in Moscow, but this time his son is helping him do it. Believe it or not, a whole bunch of people get shot and blown up, and at some point, Bruce is so banged up you just can’t believe that he can win in the end. But we won’t spoil it, maybe this time the bad guys get the best of him. Rated R. At Colony Square.

GREEDY LYING BASTARDS

Filmmaker and political activist Craig Rosebraugh investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but a growing problem placing us on the brink of disaster. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE

When three crazy, dysfunctional magicians try to outdo each other in their effort to be the top dog on the Vegas strip, funny things happen. Starring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

IDENTITY THIEF

The director of Horrible Bosses returns with a redemption tale. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER 3D

Jack climbs a beanstalk, fights giants and adds to a list of other action fairytale flicks. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES

In the summer of 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. The film explores this Midwestern city by meeting those surrounding Dahmer during and after his hidden spree. Part of The Watching Hour series at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

THE LAST EXORCISM PART II

Nell picks up the pieces after an ordeal she can barely remember. But the force that terrorized her isn’t finished. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks.

LIFE OF PI 3D

A storm ravages a boat carrying a zookeeper’s family and menagerie, and the only survivors are the family’s son, Pi, and a Bengal tiger, Richard Parker. Rated PG. At Century and Colony Square. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.

LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE

Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor and a beautiful sociology student who moonlights as a high-end escort. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

LORE

Left to fend for themselves, five German children undertake a harrowing journey. At Esquire. –– Landmark Theatres

THE MANSON FAMILY

An average group of kids, the “Family,” become engulfed in a delusional world where torment and slaughter is considered the path to righteousness. At Esquire. –– Landmark Theatres

MY AMITYVILLE HORROR

In this documentary, oldest son Daniel Lutz, now in his 40s, seems to have been affected for life by the incident in Amityville. Part of The Watching Hour series at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

NAIROBI HALF LIFE

The Feature Film Project was designed to discover one film that otherwise might not have had the opportunity to find an audience and gain distribution. Nairobi Half Life has been chosen as the winning Feature Film. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN

The White House is captured by terrorists and the President is kidnapped. So the Secret Service has no choice but to use a former agent who left the service in disgrace to get them inside. Rated R. At Century, Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2013: ANIMATED

Featuring nominees Head over Heels, Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare,” Paperman, Fresh Guacamole and Adam and Doc. At Boedecker.

OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2013: LIVE ACTION

Featuring nominees Asad, Buzkashi Boys, Curfew, Death of a Shadow and Henry. At Boedecker.

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL 3D

We know all about Dorothy and have heard the Wicked Witch’s take. Now it’s the Wizard of Oz’s turn. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

A PLACE AT THE TABLE

Forty-nine million people in the U.S. — one in four children — don’t know where their next meal is coming from. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

Luke is a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer who travels with the carnival from town to town. While passing through Schenectady in upstate New York, he tries to reconnect with a former lover, Romina, only to learn that she has given birth to their son Jason in his absence. At Muenzinger Auditorium. — International Film Series

QUARTET

Beecham House is abuzz when an unexpected singer returns home. Rated PG-13. At Century and Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE’S TOSCA

The story of the love of the beautiful diva Tosca, the idealism of her lover Cavaradossi and the deadly, destructive obsession of the malevolent Chief of Police, Scarpia. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

SAFE HAVEN

Boy meets girl. Girl is screwed up because she once met another boy. Boy must convince girl to love again. You’ll have to go if you want to know how it all works out. Rated PG-13. At Century.

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

How is it possible that a musician named Rodriguez could bomb with two albums in the U.S., disappear into obscurity for years and then be unknowingly resurrected as a successful, inspirational hero in totally different country? Searching for Sugar Man tells the uplifting, almost unbelievable true mystery of Rodriguez, a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about him. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

SIDE EFFECTS

After her husband returns home from jail, a woman takes pills for anxiety that may cause her to murder. Rated R. At Century.

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Everything is sanitized and clichéd enough to make this a feel-good romance. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

SNITCH

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays a dad who must become a drug cartel-fighting informant. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks.

SPRING BREAKERS

Brit, Candy, Cotty and Faith are best friends. They wear bikinis and go on spring break. An Oscar is surely just around the corner. Rated R. At Century.

STOKER

When India becomes infatuated with her weird uncle Charlie, strange things happen. Rated R. At Century and Mayan.

UPSIDE DOWN

Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man, Melancholia) and Jim Sturgess star in Upside Down, an interplanetary dystopian romance that puts a twist on the classic tale of forbidden love. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

 

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