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Reel to reel | Week of May 2, 2013

In Iron Man 3, Rober Downey Jr. as Tony Stark puts the suit on and blows stuff up.

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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.

THE AVIATION COCKTAIL

Three World War II veterans learn that life back home can also be hell. When a girl is kidnapped by a serial killer in the Nebraska Sandhills, Sheriff Henry Fisher asks his pilot brother, Jack, to fly to the scene where the kidnapper has been discovered hiding in a barn. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

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.

MY BROTHER THE DEVIL

My Brother the Devil stars James Floyd as Rashid, a young man from a traditional Arab family who runs with a gang that rules the streets of Hackney, one of London’s most ethnically-mixed and historically volatile neighborhoods. At Chez Artiste. –– Landmark Theatres

THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

The world of Jim Grant (director Robert Redford), a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, New York, is turned upside down when a brash young reporter named Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf) exposes his true identity as a former 1970s antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder. At Esquire and Century. — Landmark Theatres

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.

THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE...

Without telling him, Madame de... sells a pair of earrings given to her by her husband in order to pay some debts. That act sets off a circular wave of suspicions as well as financial and marital difficulties. Presented by Tattered Cover at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

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.

THE GATEKEEPERS

This Oscar-nominated documentary is built around interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

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, and Colony Square.

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 and Colony Square. — 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.

IRON MAN 3 3D

When his enemy leaves Tony Stark’s personal life in shambles, he must suit up once again as Iron Man. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

IT’S A DISASTER

Eight friends meet for their monthly “couples brunch.” But what starts as an impromptu therapy session/airing of domestic grievances takes a sudden, catastrophic turn when the city falls victim to a mysterious attack. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

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.

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

Tom Hanks stars as Jimmy Dugan, a washed-up ballplayer whose big league days are over. Hired to coach in the All-American Girls Baseball League of 1943, while the male pros are at war, Dugan finds himself drawn back into the game by the heart and heroics of his all-girl team. Part of Hey Girl series at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

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.

THE NET

Sandra Bullock was coming off a hot streak when she did this movie but as we all know, nothing good lasts forever. Part of Mile High Sci-Fi 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. AtTwin Peaks.

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, Century and Colony Square.

THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST

At an outdoor café a Pakistani man named Changez tells Bobby, an American journalist, about his experiences in the United States. Roll back ten years, and we find a younger Changez fresh from Princeton, seeking fortune and glory on Wall Street. 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 Chez Artiste. — Denver Film Society

ROYAL BALLET’S ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

The whole company is drawn into the fun, dancing a myriad of quirky characters: a twitchy White Rabbit, a tap dancing Mad Hatter, a sinuous caterpillar and so many more. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

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 Colony Square.

SILVER CIRCLE

It’s 2019. The dollar is dead. The Federal Reserve brutally clings to the power it has gathered for more than a hundred years. Zoe Taylor stands in their way, with a cunning plan, a scrappy group of Rebels, an insider’s help, and a competing currency made of pure silver. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

SIMON KILLER

Recently heartbroken, Simon travels to Paris to clear his head. After several days of wandering aimlessly, Simon finds himself drawn into a sex parlor and has a sexual encounter with an exotic prostitute, Victoria. At Mayan. –– Landmark Theatres

SPACE JAM

Michael Jordan slams, Bugs Bunny jams and the Looney Tunes stars hoop it up in Space Jam, one of the cleverest and funniest animation/live-action capers ever made. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

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

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 Esquire. — 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

WAIT WAIT...DON’T TELL ME! LIVE

NPR’s quiz show is filmed live. Hosted by Peter Sagal with official judging done by Carl Kasell. At Century.

WAR WITCH

Komona, a 14 year-old girl in Sub- Saharan Africa, tells the story to her unborn child about her kidnapping by rebels. When she discovers a valuable intuition about the presence of the enemy, she is elevated as a witch and favored by the rebel leader. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

 

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