Reel to reel | Week of July 25, 2013

Hugh Jackman prepares for another night of slicing sushi rolls.
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20 Feet From Stardom

Director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

American Graffiti

A group of friends about to head to college spend one last night cruising the strip. At Century.

The Attack

Israeli Palestinian surgeon Amin Jaafari’s picture-perfect life is turned upside down when a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves 19 dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem, who also died in the explosion, was responsible. At Chez Artiste.— Landmark Theatres

The Attacks of 26/11

Ten men in inflatable boats attack locations in Mumbai. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Before Midnight

Jesse and Celine first met in their 20s in Before Sunrise, reunited in their 30s in Before Sunset and now, in director/co-writer Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight, they face the past, present and future. Rated R. At Esquire.

Berlin Staasoper: Manon

“Dream team” Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon unite to conquer Massenet’s opera. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feature-length documentary about legendary Memphis band Big Star. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society


A charismatic girl named Skunk is the heart of this story following the interlocking tales of three households on an English cul-de-sac. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Computer Chess

It’s 1982 and a convention of tech nerds are holed up in a run-down hotel for a weekend, trying to win a computer chess tournament with their rudimentary and cumbersome state-of-the-art computer programs. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

The Conjuring

When disturbing things start happening at the Perron family’s farmhouse, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine must step in to help the famiy. Rated R. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

Crystal Fairy

Michael Cera teams up with maverick writer/director Sebastian Silva in an offbeat comedy/drama about young people trying to discover themselves. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Despicable Me 2

It’s time for more Minion madness as this animated sequel starring the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand and others is sure to be a family favorite. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

Dirty Wars

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America’s expanding covert wars. It’s the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: All bets are off, and almost anything goes. This is a battle cry for the soul and conscience of an America few of us know exists. At Boedecker.

Edward Scissorhands

An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful teen girl. At Boulder Library — Boulder Public Library

A Fierce Green Fire

A Fierce Green Fire is the first feature film exploration of the environmental movement’s grassroots and global activism spanning 50 years, from conservation to climate change. At Boulder Library. — Boulder Public Library

Fill the Void

Eighteen-year-old Shira, the youngest daughter in an Orthodox Hasidic family from Tel Aviv, is about to be married off to a promising young man of the same age and background. It is a dream come true, and Shira feels prepared and excited. But on Purim, her 28-yearold sister, Esther, dies while giving birth to her first child, and the pain and grief that overwhelm the family postpone Shira’s promised match. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

Fruitvale Station

Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, wakes up on the morning of Dec. 31, 2008, and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions. At Esquire and Century. — Landmark Theatres

Girl Most Likely

Failed New York playwright Imogene Duncan is forced to move back in with her New Jersey family after both her personal and professional lives hit the skids. At Esquire and Century. — Landmark Theatres

Grown Ups 2

This sequel to Grown Ups features Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade learning lessons from their kids on the last day of school. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

The Heat

A foul-mouthed, dirty methods cop (played by Melissa McCarthy) is forced to team up with a suit-wearing, micro-managing FBI agent (Sandra Bullock) to go after a drug lord. Rated R. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

I’m So Excited

Passengers are put in a precarious situation aboard a plane flying from Spain to Mexico City when a landing gear failure endangers their lives. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

The Lone Ranger

There is much action and killing as the Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) and Tonto (Johnny Depp) take to the Western landscape in this TV to cinema redo. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

Monsters University

This prequel to Monsters, Inc. follows Mike and Sulley through their scare training and their attempts to join the best fraternity. Rated G. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

It’s Square Pegs at the Round Table as England’s zaniest humorists take on the Middle Ages and convert Arthurian legend into uncontrollable lunacy. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

More Than Honey

This new documentary on the fascinating world of bees observes small family beekeepers and industrialized honey farms, and explores the relationship between mankind and honeybees. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Much Ado About Nothing

A series of comic and tragic events conspire to keep two couples from truly finding happiness — but then again, perhaps love will prevail. Rated PG-13. At Esquire and Century. — Landmark Theatres


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 Colony Square.

National Lampoon’s Animal House

Food Fight! A frat war between the drunken losers and the idiot, jock frat boys is the backdrop to this classic comedy. Rated R. At Century

Pacific Rim

When giant monsters rise from the Pacific Ocean, mankind turns to massive robots piloted by soldiers to defeat them. The robots aren’t enough, however, and an unlikely team must find a way to save mankind. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

Red 2

While trying to clear his name, Frank must defuse a Cold War project involving an activated nuclear weapon in Russia. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.


Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, this atmospheric drama lushly tells the story of the celebrated Impressionist painter. In declining health at age 74, his middle son, Jean, returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. Both father and son fall under the spell of the free-spirited young Andree, who will be Renoir’s last model. Their beautiful home and majestic countryside grounds reverberate with the enchanting and headstrong young muse. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater


Detective Nick Walker is recruited into the Rest in Peace Department, which is tasked with protecting the living from evil spirits, after a fatal accident. Rated PG- 13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

This cult classic follows newly engaged couple Brad Majors and Janet Weiss as they find themselves in the world of Dr. Frank N. Furter. At Esquire.

The Secret Disco Revolution

Beneath the reverberating vocals, frenetic strobe lights and four-on-the-floor beat, there was a neon epiphany waiting to emerge. This humorous and insightful investigation into the much-maligned genre takes up the claim that disco was in fact a misunderstood culture of protest and a movement of mass liberation for some of American society’s most marginalized citizens: women, African-Americans and gay men. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

SIE Filmcenter

Ballad of the Weeping Spring, Frankenstein’s Army, G-Dog, The Hot Flashes, Limitless, One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das, Only God Forgives, Terms and Conditions May Apply, This is Martin Bonner, V/H/S 2.

The Smurfs 2

The Smurfs turn to their human friends for help rescuing Smurfette from an evil wizard. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks.

Star Trek Into Darkness

When the crew of the Enterprise returns to earth they find the whole place in chaos. Captain Kirk takes his merry band of space pals to a forbidding prison planet to restore order and exact revenge. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square.

This is the End

When the apocalypse hits, six friends — fictional versions of James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson — find out what true friendship really means. Rated R. At Century.

The To Do List

Determined to lose her virginity before starting college, Brandy makes a summer to do list of all the things she missed out on in high school. Rated R. At Century.


Theo the garden snail’s racing dreams come true when an accident with nitrous oxide gives him the power of incredible speed. His newfound talent inspires him to try to win the Indianapolis 500. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

Unfinished Song

Unfinished Song is a funny and inspiring comedic drama about curmudgeonly pensioner Arthur, who is reluctantly inspired by his beloved wife Marion to join a highly unconventional local seniors choir. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

The Way, Way Back

A lonely and awkward yet intelligent teenage boy, Duncan, begins his transition into adulthood over the course of one transformative summer. At Century and Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

The Wolverine

Logan must travel to Japan to battle an old acquaintance while stripped of his immortality. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

World War Z

As the zombie apocalypse hits, a retired U.N. worker must find a way to stop the pandemic and save the world. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.