Reel to reel | Week of June 13, 2013

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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

This classic features Errol Flynn and Olivia de Haviland, but it won the Oscar for its score composed by Erich Korngold, widely considered one of the best ever written. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

After Earth

In the future, a father and son (Will and Jaden Smith) crash land on Earth 1,000 years after the last human was forced to evacuate the planet. The dad is badly injured and the son must face many obstacles and odd animals to try to save him. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

Before Midnight

See full review page 48. Rated R. At Century and Mayan.


Once upon a time there was a little girl who had never known her mother. She learned the art of her father, a famous bullfighter, but was hated by her evil stepmother. One day she ran away with a troupe of dwarves and became a legend. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater


When a virus causes a pandemic, the city must figure out how to contain the disease and create a vaccine to stop it. At Boedecker.

The East

This thriller stars co-writer Brit Marling as former FBI agent Sarah Moss, who’s starting a new career at an elite private intelligence firm that ruthlessly protects the interests of its A-list corporate clientele. Sarah goes deep undercover to infiltrate The East, an elusive anarchist collective seeking revenge against major corporations guilty of covering up criminal activity. At Century and Esquire. — Landmark Theatres


When Mary Katherine visits her father, she gets lost in the forest near his house and discovers tiny warriors that her father has been studying. She joins them in a war against evil while trying to find her way home. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

Fast and Furious 6

In the series’ sixth installment, the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service offers to clear the gang’s criminal records in return for their help taking down a mercenary organization. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

Frances Ha

Living in New York and apprenticing at a dance company, Frances struggles with maintaining her relationship with her best friend Sophie and following her dreams to be a dancer. Rated R. At Mayan.

From Up on Poppy Hill

From the legendary Studio Ghibli comes an inspired coming-of-age story set in 1960s Japan. In a lovingly hand-drawn tale, two students develop a budding romance as they join forces to save their high school’s ramshackle clubhouse from demolition. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Gimme the Loot

Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they must hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Ginger and Rosa

London, 1962. Two teenage girls are inseparable. They skip school together, talk about love, religion and politics and dream of lives bigger than their mothers’ domesticity. But the growing threat of nuclear war casts a shadow. Ginger is drawn to poetry and protest, while Rosa shows Ginger how to smoke cigarettes, kiss boys and pray. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

The Great Gatsby

Set in New York during the roaring ’20s, Nick Carraway is thrust in to Jay Gatsby’s world of lavish parties and disposable wealth. But as the writer pieces together the truth about his dazzling neighbor’s unrequited love, Carraway’s vision of the American Dream begins to crumble. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square and Century.

The Hangover Part III

After the death of Alan’s father, the guys get together to help Alan with his mental issues. Of course, things don’t go as planned, and Doug is kidnapped. The wolfpack must find the gangster behind the kidnapping to save their friend. Rated R. At Century.

The Internship

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are teaming up again. This time they are pals trying to get internships at Google. Rated PG. At Colony Square, Century and Twin Peaks.

Iron Man 3

When his enemy leaves Tony Stark’s personal life in shambles, he must suit up once again as Iron Man. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

The Kings of Summer

This film got great reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It’s a comedy about three teenage friends who decide to build their own house and live off the land. Rated R. At Century and Mayan.


This film recreates the amazing adventure of explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s Pacific Ocean crossing in 1947 in a balsa wood raft with five men. Rated PG-13. At Esquire.

Love is All You Need

Things are a bit backwards in this film, which follows the struggles of a man and woman who fall in love in a world where homosexuality is the norm. Rated R. At Chez Artiste and Century.

The Love of Beer

Is craft brewing still a man’s world? From farm to consumption, women are learning to become some of the most influential people in the craft beer world. Follow some inspirational women as they struggle to end stereotypes, handle their rising fame and raise families in a 21-and-over lifestyle. They’re not doing it for feminism or equality — they’re doing it for the love of beer. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Man of Steel

The reboot of the Superman series focuses on Clark Kent’s childhood and transformation into a superhero after being transported to Earth from Krypton. Rated PG- 13. At Century, Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

Metropolis (1927)

Fritz Land’s sci-fi masterpiece is one of the most celebrated movies in cinema history and to this day is the touchstone for futuristic and fantasy films. The film dramatizes the conflict between wealthy uber-capitalists and rebellious subterranean laborers. At Chautauqua. — Colorado Chautauqua Association

Midnight’s Children

At the stroke of midnight on Aug. 15, 1947, as India proclaims independence from Great Britain, two newborn babies are switched by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres


When two boys discover a 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 Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

Now You See Me

The world’s greatest illusionists take to robbing corporate bad guys and giving the spoils to their fans, all the while avoiding capture by the feds. Think magic Robin Hoods. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

The Painting

A kingdom is divided into the three castes: the impeccably painted Alldunns, who reside in a majestic palace; the Halfies, who the Painter has left incomplete; and the untouchable Sketchies, simple charcoal outlines. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Pandora’s Promise

Filmmaker Robert Stone’s controversial new film dares to tackle the emerging divide within the environmental movement over the desirability of nuclear power as the solution for the world’s energy crisis. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

The Purge

If you lived in a world where on one night every year, you could commit
any crime and know with certainty that you would suffer no
consequences, what would you do? Rated R. At Colony Square, Century and
Twin Peaks.

The Sapphires

Inspired by a true story, the dramatic comedy The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres


Bond’s loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. While MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat. At Boulder Public Library. — Boulder Public Library

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 Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

Stories We Tell

Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who’s telling it. Stories We Tell explores the elusive nature of truth and memory, but at its core is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Tattoo Nation

For years people saw tattoos as a sign of rebellion. A middle finger salute to the rest of the world. Outlaw bikers got tattoos. Sailors on leave in Singapore got tattoos. Lifers in the joint got tattoos. But now in the United States one out of every three adults under 40 has a tattoo! So what happened? Tattoo Nation tells the story of a few people who helped transform the world of tattoo, and the way we think about tattoos, forever. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

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, Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

Troll 2

This low-budget, B-horror film is consistently ranked on the Internet Movie Database as one of the worst movies of all time. Hailed by its fans as the Best Worst Movie, it tells of a family trip in which a young boy named Joshua is chased by man-eating goblins in a town called Nilbog (“Goblin” backwards). At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney traces the roots of Julian Assange’s activism, creating a complex portrait of a canny, technologically sophisticated but sometimes self-important individual. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

Wish You Were Here

Four friends indulge in a carefree Southeast Asian holiday, but their sun-soaked retreat quickly takes a horrific turn when one of the travelers disappears. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

The following films are showing at the Denver Film Society’s SIE Film Center:

A Girl Like Her; Girl 6; The Iran Job; Java Heat; Post Tenebras Lux; Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s; The Snows of Kilimanjaro