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Reel to Reel | Week of March 6

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 foul and sophomoric original. Oh boy. Rated R. At Century and Twin Peaks.

Big Trouble in Little China

Kurt Russell stars in this action fantasy about a wisecracking trucker, Jack Burton, who attempts to rescue his friend’s fiancee from a 2,000-year-old magician (James Hong) who lives beneath San Francisco’s Chinatown. He must battle demons, goblins and other terrors as he makes his way through the magician’s dark domain. Also starring Kim Cattrall and Suzee Pai. Directed by John Carpenter. Rated PG-13. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

The Boulder Jewish Film Festival

The following films will be showing at the festival. Check with the theater for days and times. Natan; Alyiah; Fill the Void; The Sturgeon Queens: Russ and Daughters; Lenin in October; The Ballad of Weeping Spring. At Boedecker.

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 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 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 Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

Gravity

Like George Clooney’s character in this Oscar-winning film about Sandra Bullock being stranded in space, this film just keeps coming back. Rated PG-13. At 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.

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. — 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.

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.

Maidentrip

14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out — camera in hand — on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom, adventure and distant dreams of her early youth at sea. Jillian Schlesinger’s debut feature amplifies Laura’s brave, defiant voice through a mix of Laura’s own video and voice recordings at sea and intimate vérité footage from locations that include the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, Australia and South Africa. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

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.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (also in 3D)

The movie version of the old cartoon featuring a genius dog and a less accomplished young man who travel time and encounter great adventures. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

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 Colony Square and Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

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 in 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 a mischievous squirrel named Surly (voiced by Will Arnett) Rated PG. At Twin Peaks.

Omar

This is a tense, gripping thriller about betrayal, suspected and real, in the Occupied Territories. Omar (Adam Bakri) is a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the separation wall to meet up with his girl Nadja (Leem Lubany). By night, he’s either a freedom fighter or a terrorist — you decide — ready to risk his life to strike at the Israeli military with his childhood friends Tarek (Eyad Hourani) and Amjad (Samer Bisharat). Arrested after the killing of an Israeli soldier and tricked into an admission of guilt by association, he agrees to work as an informant. So begins a dangerous game — is he playing his Israeli handler (Waleed F. Zuaiter) or will he really betray his cause? And who can he trust on either side? NR. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

The Oscar-Nominated Short Films of 2014: Animated

Check in with the theater for details and showtimes. At Boedecker, Mayan and SIE Film Center.

The Oscar-Nominated Short Films of 2014: Action

Check in with the theater for details and showtimes. At Mayan and SIE Film Center.

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 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.

Stranger by the Lake

This film is an erotic thriller that tests the lengths and limits of sexual desire. Frank (Pierre Deladonchamps) spends his summer days hopelessly searching for companionship at a popular cruising spot on the shores of a lake in rural France. His only friend there is Henri (Patrick D’Assumçao), an older married man who insists he comes to the lake for the views, not the men. One day, Frank meets Michel (Christophe Paou), an attractive yet darkly mysterious man and falls blindly in love. They quickly become lovers, yet something remains off about Michel. When a death occurs at the lake, Frank and Michel become the primary suspects, but despite constant inquiries from the area’s detective, they choose to ignore the danger and instead continue to engage in their passionate and potentially lethal relationship. NR. At Mayan. — 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.

300: Rise of an Empire 3D

If you liked the strange and bloody effects in the original, you’ll probably like the strange and bloody effects in this 3-D gorefest as well. Rated R. 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 Century and 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 won the Oscar for best picture. 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 trancelike 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.

Additional films showing at the Denver Film Society’s SIE Film Center in Denver: Running the Edge: The Colorado Trail; The Great Beauty; Cutie and the Boxer; Jimmy P; Love and Airsex; Visitors; The Best Offer; Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony.

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