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Thursday, February 27,2014

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Movies playing the Boulder area this week

About Last Night

An updated version of the classic romantic comedy. This film follows two couples from pickup line to bedroom. Rated R. At Century.

American Hustle

When the FBI decides to recruit con artists to infiltrate the Jersey mob and crooked power brokers, things get interesting in a hurry. Rated R. At Colony Square and Century.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Super-Sized R-Rated Version

Ron Burgundy and his pals are back in this all new cut of the movie that manages to be even more foul and sophomoric than the original foul and sophomoric version. Oh boy. Rated R. At Twin Peaks.

The Armstrong Lie

In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong’s confession. As sportswriter Dan Coyle says in the film, “It’s not a story about doping, it’s a story about power.” At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

The Best Offer

Virgil Oldman is an antiques dealer who has never been close to another human being, not even Robert, his only friend. But he meets a mysterious young woman who changes everything. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

The Boulder Jewish Film Festival

The following films will be showing at the festival. Check with the theater for days and times. Sukkah City; Orthodox Stance; When Comedy Went to School; Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story; In the Shadow; Natan; Fill the Void; The Sturgeon Queens: Russ and Daughters; Aftermath. At Boedecker.

Captain Phillips

Tom Hanks gives a commanding performance in this film based on the true story of a freighter that was highjacked by modern day pirates off the coast of Somalia. Rated PG-13. At Century.

Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey stars in Dallas Buyers Club as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose freewheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

Endless Love

Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde star as two teens having a love affair of which their parents don’t approve. This creates drama as the parents try to keep them apart. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

Frozen

When the snow queen traps a tiny kingdom in eternal winter, Anna and Kristoff, accompanied by Sven the reindeer and a comical snowman that has trouble keeping his head, set out to end the spell. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks and Century.

Gloria

Gloria (Paulina García) is a “woman of a certain age” but still feels young. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo (Sergio Hernández). Rated R. At Esquire and Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

Gravity

Like George Clooney’s character in this Oscar-nominated film about Sandra Bullock being stranded in space, this film just keeps coming back. Rated PG-13. At Century, Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

Her

Only Spike Jonze could come up with a comedy flick wherein a shy writer (Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love with his computer’s sexy-voiced operating system. Rated R. At Century.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Another entertaining installment in the Lord of the Rings series. This one has a giant dragon guarding treasure. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square.

If You Build It

This documentary follows activist educators Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller as they fight a change-resistant school and school board to improve a high school in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. NR. At Mayan.

In Secret

This film is a tale of obsessive love turned to crime and revenge in the lower depths of 1860s Paris. Rated R. At Chez Artiste and Century. — Landmark Theatres

Inside Llewyn Davis

The Coen brothers craft this story of a homeless young folk singer trying to create a name for himself in the Greenwich Village of the 1960s. Rated R. At SIE Film Center and Mayan.

The LEGO Movie 3D

Emmet is a normal, nerdy LEGO dude. So when he is mistakenly identified as the only LEGO who can topple an evil tyrant, things get pretty funny. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

The Monuments Men

Based on the true story, this film follows a special platoon of art experts and soldiers charged with finding and saving the art that has been stolen by the Nazis before it is destroyed and lost forever. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

Nebraska

After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern) thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

NT Live: War Horse

National Theatre of Great Britain performs the stage version of this touching tale live from London’s West End. Rated PG-13. At Century.

Non-Stop

Liam Neeson plays an air marshal on a flight from New York to London on which a passenger is being murdered every 20 minutes by someone demanding $150 million by text. All is not as it appears is this action thriller. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

The Nut Job 3D

This animated film is an action-packed comedy starring a mischievous squirrel named Surly (voiced by Will Arnett). Rated PG. At Twin Peaks.

The Oscar-Nominated Short Films of 2014: Animated and Action

The animated shorts and action shorts have different showtimes, so check in with the theater. At Mayan and SIE Film Center.

The Past

After four years apart, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) leaves Tehran for Paris to meet up with his estranged French wife Marie (Berenice Bejo) so they can finalize their divorce so she can marry her new boyfriend. Their daughter and secrets from their past throw a wrench into their plans. NR. At Century.

Philomena

The unparalleled Dame Judi Dench brings to life the story of a woman who gave away the child she conceived out of wedlock for adoption in the United States and her search, decades later, to find that son with the help of a BBC reporter. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square and Chez Artiste.

Pompeii 3D

Milo (Kit Harington) is a slave turned gladiator who has to hurry up and fight his way out of the arena in order to save Cassia (Emily Browning) before the volcano wipes out everything. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

Ride Along

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube star in this latest tale about misfit cops as partners. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks.

Robocop

The year is 2028 and a good cop, Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman), has been all but killed doing his job. Technology gives him a new lease on life. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

Son of God

This story of the life and death of Jesus is appropriate for families. Mel Gibson is nowhere to be found. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

That Awkward Moment

Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan star in this film about three friends who find themselves confused by their dating situation. Rated R. At Century.

They Live

Aimless drifter John Nada (Roddy Piper) finds work as a construction worker in Los Angeles, where a wide gulf separates the upper classes from the working classes. After donning a pair of special sunglasses, Nada discovers that many of society’s elite are not humans, but aliens who control humanity through subliminal messages. Now he’s the only one who can save the Earth from these villainous invaders. An unusually clever, fascinating sci-fi thriller from director John Carpenter. Rated R. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

3 Days to Kill

Kevin Costner plays a spy who wants out of the racket but has to do one more hit job while watching his teenage daughter and rushing around trying not to die. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

Tim’s Vermeer

Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor and the visionary behind the desktop video revolution, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically — 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning eight years, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney and even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen. Rated PG-13. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

12 Years a Slave

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man, is abducted and sold into slavery. The heart-wrenching film has Oscar potential, and it landed nine nominations. Rated R. At Colony Square and Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

Visitors

Thirty years after Koyaanisqatsi, writer, producer and director Godfrey Reggio — with the support of composer Philip Glass and editor, producer and associate director Jon Kane — once again leapfrogs over earth-bound filmmakers and creates another stunning, wordless portrait of modern life. Presented by Steven Soderbergh in black and white digital projection, Visitors reveals humanity’s trance-like relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu)

Writer Director Hayao Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi in this epic tale set in 1927. Rated PG- 13. At Mayan and Century.

Winter’s Tale

In this film that spans more than a century, the age-old battle of good and evil plays out in New York City. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

The Wolf of Wall Street

Martin Scorsese directs Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Jean Dujardin in this adaptation of 1990s banker-gone-bad Jordan Belfort’s memoir. Rated R. At Century.

Additional films showing at the Denver Film Society’s SIE Film Center in Denver: Oscar-Nominated Shorts; The Square; August: Osage County; Dirty Wars; The Hunt; The Great Beauty; Cutie and the Boxer; Inside Llewyn Davis; The Best Offer; Fifth Element.

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