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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.

All Is Lost

Robert Redford stars in All Is Lost, an open-water thriller about one man’s battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

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. Soon, the con artists are in over their heads, helping to take down corrupt politicians while the ambitious FBI agent spearheading the whole thing aims even higher. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence shine in this supremely well-acted film. Rated R. At Colony Square and Century.

August: Osage County

Oscar regulars Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Sam Shepard lead an extraordinary cast in this play-turned-film about a family reuniting in Oklahoma that none of us will ever forget. Don’t miss it. Rated R. Century and SIE Film Center.

Carmen: Paris Opera

Carmen has lust, betrayal, murder — not to mention some of the most famous music in the history of opera. Anna Caterina Antonacci is “in her prime … a musically intelligent and vocally splendid singer” (New York Times); she tackles the title role with fire and intensity, also starring Nikolai Schukoff. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

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 Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.


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. There is also a Frozen sing-along.

Girl on a Bicycle

An Italian who drives a Paris tour bus has just proposed to his true love, a German stewardess, when a young French beauty pulls up beside his bus on her bicycle — and, in short order, following some very bad advice from his friend, he finds himself with a German fiancée, a French “wife,” two Australian children who call him “Papa,” and his life upside-down. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater


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). Their intense passion, to which Gloria gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair — until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that, in her golden years, she can shine brighter than ever. Rated R. At Esquire and Century. — Landmark Theatres


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.

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 Mayan.

The Invisible Woman

Ralph Fiennes (who also directs) shines as the most famous writer of his day, novelist Charles Dickens, who had a secret affair with 18-year-old actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones, Like Crazy). Dickens was 45 and at the top of his fame when he met the beautiful young actress, performing in a troupe with her sisters, and was immediately struck. Her pragmatic mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) encouraged Nelly to welcome the interest of such a famous man, even if she can never become his wife. Rated R. At Century. — Landmark Theatres

Labor Day

A 13-year-old and his mom go shopping only to get abducted and taken back to their home by an escaped and wounded convict. They all grow into a happy family and have to dodge the heat looking for the escaped fellow. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square and Century.

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.

Like Father Like Son

Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama) is a hardworking architect in Tokyo taking care of his 6-year-old son and wife Midori (Machiko Ono). All is going well until Ryota learns that his son was switched at birth with another baby. At Chez Artiste.

Lone Survivor

If you still have the stomach for such tales, this film finds Mark Wahlberg telling the story of a group of Navy SEALs on a covert mission gone wrong trying to kill a big-shot Taliban operative. The SEALs get ambushed in Afghanistan. The film is based on a bestselling book. Rated R. 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.


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

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 a four-year separation and at his estranged French wife Marie’s (Bérénice Bejo, The Artist) request, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa, Leila) returns to Paris from Tehran to finalize their divorce procedure so she can marry her new boyfriend Samir (Tahar Rahim, A Prophet). During his tense brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie’s relationship with their teenage daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet), and his efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past. NR. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres


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.

Ride Along

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


The year is 2028 and a good cop, Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman), has been all but killed doing his job. To save Murphy and advance their technology, OmniCorp turns him into a human/robot we all know as Robocop. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

Romeo & Juliet on Broadway

This is as good as it gets. NR. At 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 Twin Peaks and Century.

Science on Screen: CU Wizard Dr. Nesbitt and ‘Contact’

Dr. David Nesbitt is the winner of the 2013 Science Pacesetter Award. He is the director of the CU Wizards program, which is dedicated to entertaining youngsters while teaching them about science. The program has presented free shows each month for the past three decades. This film is based on a Carl Sagan novel about an astronomer (played by Jodie Foster) who, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine. With the help of a rich entrepreneur she mounts an international project to build the machine and send someone in it, even though they are unsure what will happen. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

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

Vampire Academy

Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) is a nice vampire living among us mortals who is charged with protecting her kind and the rest of us from bad vampires. Rated PG- 13. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

Weekend of a Champion

In 1971, motor racing fan Roman Polanski spent a weekend with world champion driver Jackie Stewart as he attempted to win the Monaco Grand Prix. Polanski was given intimate access to Stewart’s world for three days, both on the track and off. The result is an extraordinarily rare glimpse into the life of a gifted athlete at the height of his powers. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

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. The film stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint and Russell Crowe. Rated PG-13. At 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: Boogie Nights; Showgirls; The Last Tango in Paris; Oscar-Nominated Shorts; The Past; The Square; Broken Circle Breakdown; Raze; The Great Beauty; Alice in Wonderland; The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies; Johnny Minotaur; Moebius; King: A Filmed Record; A Labor of Love; Let My Puppets Come; Deep Throat; Inside Deep Throat; Act of Killing.