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Reel to reel | April 26, 2012

21 JUMP STREET

Two young police officers and ex-classmates go undercover at a local high school to investigate a dangerous drug ring. Rated R. At Century and Colony Square. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

AMARCORD

This foreign language Oscar winner is a semi-autobiographical story of growing up in a coastal town of strange characters in 1930s fascist Italy. Rated R. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

AMERICAN REUNION

A decade after their teen adventures in American Pie, a group of lifelong friends return to their hometown for a high school reunion. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

THE ARTIST

Hollywood 1927. Silent movie matinee idol George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is enjoying the good life, although he seems fonder of his faithful dog than of his trophy wife (Penelope Ann Miller). He meets funny, sexy young extra Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), a dancer set for a big break, and sparks fly. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Landmark Theatres

BALLET: THE BRIGHT STREAM

A story of members of a Russian farm collective in the 1930s, and what happens when a group of visiting performers descend upon their harvest festival. At Boedecker Theater — Boedecker Theater

BULLY

More than 13 million American kids will be bullied this year, making it the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation. The new film Bully, directed by Sundance and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, brings human scale to this startling statistic, offering an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched five kids and their families. At Century and Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

Writer Joss Whedon and writer/director Drew Goddard play footsie with stale horror movie tropes and themes in one of the most entertaining genre movies in recent memory. As a quintet of teenagers face clichéd terror, the result is surprisingly refreshing. So see it before a spoiler-peddler ruins it for you. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.

CASABLANCA

The classic, back on the big screen. At Century.

CHICO AND RITA

See full review, page 35. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

CHIMPANZEE

This nature documentary follows a baby

chimpanzee and his family as they survive in the African forest. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE

Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Landmark Theatres

DAMSELS IN DISTRESS

Writer/director Whit Stillman’s (Barcelona, Metropolitan) comically deadpan and charming film Damsels in Distress follows a trio of beautiful girls who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast College. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

DARLING COMPANION

Beth (Diane Keaton) saves a lost dog from the side of the freeway on a wintry day in Denver. Struggling with her distracted, self-involved husband Joseph (Kevin Kline) and an empty nest at home, Beth forms a special bond with the rescued animal. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Writer/director Terence Davies master chronicler of post-War England, returns with a timeless romantic drama starring Rachel Weisz as a woman whose overpowering love threatens her well-being and alienates the men in her life. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

DETACHMENT

Oscar winner Adrien Brody stars as a sub stitute

teacher who conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form bonds.

At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

DISH — WOMEN, WAITRESSING AND THE ART OF SERVICE

Dish delves into North American classic diners, the “sexy restos of Montreal,” Paris’ haute eateries, and Tokyo’s fantasy “maid bars” in an insider’s look at gender, power, and the art of service. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Landmark Theatres

DR. SUESS’ THE LORAX 3D

In this animated film, a 12-year-old boy searching for the key to winning over his dream girl must confront a mysterious grumpy creature who is protective of his homeland. Rated PG. At Colony Square. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT

Most romantic comedies give up once the girl, or guy, has been gotten. This movie shows why. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks

FOOTNOTE

Footnote is the tale of a great rivalry between a father and son. Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are both eccentric professors who have dedicated their lives to their work in Talmudic Studies. The father, Eliezer, is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. Meanwhile his son, Uriel, is an up-and-coming star in the field who appears to feed on accolades. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES

Two American showgirls in the mood for love board a luxury liner to Paris. Engaged

to be married, fair-haired Lorelei (Marilyn Monroe) is unknowingly tracked by a private investigator who was hired by her future father-in-law. But the detective only has eyes for her brunette friend, Dorothy (Jane Russell). At Denver FilmCenter/ Colfax. — Denver Film Society

THE GODFATHER, PART II

We’ll make you deal... No, just go see the movie. Rated R. At Century.

GOON

From writers Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg (Superbad) and Canadian cult director Michael Dowse (Fubar I and II) comes this hilarious tale that just may knock Slap Shot off its skates as the best comedy ever to tackle the topic of hockey. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

HUNGER GAMES

In the post-apocalyptic ruins of North America, a teenage girl competes in a nationally televised battle to the death against 23 of her peers. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

THE HUNTER

Review unavailable. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI

For most of his 85 years, Jiro Ono, the most famous sushi chef in Tokyo, has been perfecting the art of making sushi. He works from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation. Rated PG. At Mayan and Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

THE KID WITH A BIKE

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, the deeply moving new film by brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (L’Enfant, Rosetta) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril. When his father abandons him, Cyril at first refuses to admit it, claiming his father just forgot to say where he was going. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

LOCKOUT

A wrongly convicted ex-government agent can regain his freedom by saving the president’s daughter from rioting inmates at an outer-space prison. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

THE LUCKY ONE

A Marine returns home from his third tour of duty in Iraq with his good-luck charm: a found photo of a woman he’s never met but intends to find and thank. At Century and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

MARLEY

Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on

music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. Director Kevin Macdonald’s (One Day In September, The Last King of Scotland) documentary Marley is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

MIRROR MIRROR

An exiled princess enlists the help of a group of diminutive bandits to take back her usurped throne from an evil queen in this retelling of the Snow White fairy tale. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/ MCT

MY REINCARNATION

Filmed over 20 years, this film follows Tibetan Buddhist Master Ch gyal Namkhai Norbu’s rise to greatness as a Buddhist teacher in the West, while his son, Yeshi, recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual master, breaks away from his father’s tradition to embrace the modern world. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

OSS 117 CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES

Colorful and action-packed, this jubilant film endearingly spoofs James Bond-style spy adventures from the 1960s. The setting is Egypt, 1955. Cairo is a veritable nest of spies, with everyone wary of everyone and plotting against everyone: the English, French, Soviets — even the radical Eagles of Kheops brotherhood. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS 3-D

The Pirate Captain tries to beat out a bitter rival for Pirate of the Year Award in Hugh Grant’s animated film debut. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks

THE QUEEN AND I

When Nahid Persson Sarvestani, an Iranian activist in exile, set out to make a documentary about Empress Farah Pahlavi, the wife of the Shah of Iran, she expected to encounter her opposite. Surprisingly, Empress Farah welcomes her as a fellow refugee from their beloved homeland, granting unprecedented access. Over the next year and a half, Sarvestani enters Queen Pahlavi’s world, planning to challenge the Shah’s ideology; instead, she must rethink her own. Not rated. At Boedecker Theater — Boedecker Theater

THE RAID: REDEMPTION

See full review, page 35. At Century and Mayan. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.

THE RAVEN

In The Raven, a killer stalks the streets of early-1800s Baltimore, committing murders modeled after the tales of author Edgar Allen Poe. Poe himself (John Cusack) teams with a Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) to find the killer before he targets Poe’s love (Alice Eve). This suspenseful thriller co-stars Brendan Gleeson and Kevin McNally. Rated R. At Century and Twin Peaks.

SAFE

A cage fighter and mixed martial artist swoops in to avenge his family and protect a 12-year-old girl. Jason Statham continues to impress … or not. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen stars Ewan McGregor as Dr. Alfred Jones, a fisheries scientist who one day receives an unusual request. A businesswoman named Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emily Blunt, The Adjustment Bureau) wants his help in fulfilling a wealthy sheikh’s (Amr Waked) desire to bring sport fishing to Yemen. At Century and Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

THE SALT OF LIFE

In his warm and witty follow-up to the 2010 sleeper hit Mid-August Lunch, writerdirector-actor Gianni Di Gregorio has created another sparkling comedy — this time with a dash of the bittersweet. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

A SEPARATION

Set in contemporary Iran, this is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Rated PG-13. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

SWEET LUNACY: A SHORT HISTORY OF BOULDER ROCK

Sweet Lunacy looks back at the music scene in Boulder from roughly 1960-1990. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

TITANIC 3D

A new 3-D version of the 1997 romance film about two star-crossed lovers aboard the doomed ocean liner. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

THINK LIKE A MAN

Four men have their love lives shaken up when the women they are pursuing read a relationship-advice book and take its lessons to heart. At Century and Colony Square. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

THE THREE STOOGES

Three infants left on a nun’s doorstep grow up to be knuckleheads who get embroiled in a strange murder plot and stumble into a reality TV show. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

A gripping psychological thriller from director/co-writer Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar), We Need to Talk About Kevin explores the fractious relationship between a mother and her evil son. Rated R. At Denver FilmCenter/ Colfax. — Landmark Theatres

WRATH OF THE TITANS 3D

Ten years after defeating the Kraken, the demigod Perseus must leave his quiet life to aid his father, Zeus, in a battle against the Titans. Rated PG. At Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/ MCT

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