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Thursday, April 25,2013

Reel to reel | Week of April 25, 2013

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a movie called Mud.

VII UNCOMMISSIONED

Members of the acclaimed photo agency showcase their their award-winning short documentary films. Features the films Photojournalisms, Blanco, On the Line, Mirror, Massacre at Utoya, Syrian Spring, Siberian Supermodels, Obama’s War, Went the Games Well. Part of Double Exposure series at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

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Jackie Robinson challenged prejudices when Branch Rickey signed him to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and 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.

ALL ABOUT EVE

Winner of six Oscars, including Best Picture of 1950, this quintessential depiction of ruthless ambition in the entertainment industry stars Bette Davis in what Roger Ebert considered her best role ever. Part of the Classic series at Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

THE BIG WEDDING

This wedding comedy will surely provide plenty of family antics and an excuse to see Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams and Susan Sarandon in a movie together. Rated R. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

BLANCANIEVES

Once upon a time there was a little girl who had never known her mother. She learned the art of her father, a famous bullfighter, but was hated by her evil stepmother. One day she ran away with a troupe of dwarves and became a legend. But you’ve never heard the tale quite like this! At Chez Artiste. –– Landmark Theatres

THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

See full review page 45. Rated R. At Esquire and Century.

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.

DISCONNECT

Jason Bateman and Hope Davis team up in this tale about the destructive power of the Internet and what happens when the digital world goes crazy. Rated R. At Century.

EVIL DEAD

The Book of the Dead possesses and mutilates five friends trapped in a cabin in this bloody remake of the classic cult horror film. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

FIELD OF DREAMS

“If you build it, he will come.” With these words, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) is inspired by a voice he can’t ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe, building a baseball diamond on his land. At Esquire. –– Landmark Theatres

GI JOE: RETALIATION 3D

With COBRA on the brink of world domination, it’s up to the GIs to do some stunts, blow stuff up and save the day. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

GIMME THE LOOT

Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they must hatch a plan to get revenge. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

GIRL RISING

These are the stories from around the world of nine girls who face arranged marriages, child slavery and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

GRACELAND

An unthinkable predicament emerges when a chauffeur gets ambushed while driving both his boss’s 12-year-old girl and his own daughter home from school. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

THE HOST

There are no vampires or werewolves in the newest teen-romance series from the author of Twilight. This time, there are aliens. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

THE ICEMAN

Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than 100 men. Part of GATHR Previews at Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

IN YOUR DREAMS

With her bewitching, emotionally charged songs — from “Rhiannon” to “Landslide,” “Dreams” to “Gypsy” — singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks cemented her status as one of the most distinctive female voices in rock history as a member of Fleetwood Mac and through her own solo career. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

J’ADORE! FOCUS ON FRENCH-LAN- GUAGE CINEMA 2013

Denver Film Society is hosting this collection of French-language films April 25–28. The following films will be showing: All That You Possess, Augustine, Bad Seeds, Calvaire, Gimme the Loot, Irreversible, Operation Libertad, Rendez-vous a Kiruna, Tango Libre,Therese, Three Worlds, Zarafa. At SIE Film Center.

JURASSIC PARK 3D

What could make the velociraptor kitchen scene even more heart-stopping? 3-D, apparently! Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE

In Tokyo, a young prostitute develops an unexpected connection with a widower over a period of two days. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

LORDS OF SALEM

From the mind of metal musician Rob Zombie. A DJ in Salem gets a wooden box, and after listening to some tunes she figures out that the lords of evil are making a return to this town with a troubled past. Evil, blood and death abound. Rated R. At Century.

MUD

When two boys discover a mysterious stranger hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River, their lives and those of everyone in their small town are changed forever. Rated PG 13. At Century.

MY FAVORITE DIRECTOR NO.13 — DAVID O. RUSSELL

We’ve culled a list of our members’ favorite filmmakers to begin an ongoing monthly program, free and exclusively for Denver Film Society and Reel Social Club members. Which David O. Russell film will it be? Part of members-only free screening series at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

NO

In director Pablo Larraín’s political drama NO, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is forced by international pressure to call a plebiscite on his presidency in 1988. At Boedecker. — Landmark Theatres

OBLIVION

Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman star in this visually amazing film. As for plot, Cruise battles to save the entire planet Earth, of course, in some far-off future time. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

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.

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.

PAIN & GAIN

Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson star in this action comedy flick about bodybuilders who have more brawn than brains when it comes to crime. Rated R. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

Director Derek Cianfrance’s new film starring Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling pits a cop against a man who committed a crime to support his child. Both of their lives will be changed forever. Rated R. At Mayan and Century.

REALITY

Luciano is a charismatic Neapolitan fishmonger who supplements his meager income by pulling off little scams with the help of his wife, Maria. Luciano never misses an opportunity to perform for his customers and his countless relatives. They urge him to apply to the popular TV reality show Big Brother. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

RENOIR

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos’ lushly atmospheric drama Renoir tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health at age 74, and his middle son Jean, who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At SIE FilmCenter and Chez Artiste. — Denver Film Society

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing “transsexual from Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

ROOM 237

Rodney Ascher’s wry and provocative Room 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with cultists and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick’s still-controversial classic, The Shining. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

THE SAPPHIRES

Inspired by a true story, the dramatic comedy The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. At Century and Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

SCARY MOVIE V

In this latest installment of the Scary Movie franchise, we get to see Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan and Snoop Dogg, er, Lion, in their natural habitat. Now that’s scary. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

SIDE EFFECTS

After her husband returns home from jail, a woman takes pills for anxiety that may cause her to murder. Rated R. At Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Everything is sanitized and clichéd enough to make this a feel-good romance. Rated R. At Century.

STARBUCK

The French Canadian comedy Starbuck stars Patrick Huard as David Wosniak, a lovable but perpetual screw-up who finally decides to take control of his life. A habitual sperm donor in his youth, this 42-year-old eternal teenager discovers that he’s the biological father of 533 children. At Chez Artiste. –– Landmark Theatres

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION —THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Originally aired as a season-ending/season-opening two-part series on the television show, this double dose of good guys versus the Borg is playing in select theaters. If you are a Star Trek fan, be there. NR. At Century.

TEATRO LICEU’S IL TROVATORE

Fiorenza Cedolins, Marco Berti, Luciana D’Intino and Vittorio Vitelli all shine in this operatic classic, which features the popular “Anvil Chorus” hit. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

TO THE WONDER

Parisian single mother Marina (Olga Kurylenko) and Midwestern tourist Neil (Ben Affleck) fall madly in love in France and relocate to Oklahoma with Marina’s young daughter to start a life together. Rated R. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

TRANCE

Simon, a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars, but after suffering a blow to the head during the heist he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting. At Century and Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

UPSTREAM COLOR

A young woman is abducted and seemingly brainwashed via an organic material harvested from a specific orchid. She later meets a man, and after the two fall for each other, they come to realize he may also have been subjected to the same process. At SIE FilmCenter and Muenzinger Auditorium. — Denver Film Society

WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

A film following the world’s top freeride mountain bikers as they search for unridden terrain around the globe, ultimately shaping the future of big mountain freeriding. At The Performance Space in The Dairy Center. — Boedecker Theater

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