Reel to reel | Week of May 16, 2013

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Star Trek: Into Darkness


Jackie Robinson challenged prejudices when Branch Rickey signed him to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

All Together

Five aging friends decide to move in together in Stéphane Robelin’s crowd-pleasing comedy starring Jane Fonda in her first French-language film since Godard’s 1972’s Tout va bien. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater


After an earthquake erupts in Chile, tourists discover that all of the inmates from a nearby prison have escaped. That’s when the fear really sets in. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

The Angels’ Share

The latest film from legendary filmmaker Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Lavery, The Angels’ Share is a bittersweet comedy about a young man from Glasgow with a criminal past who wants a way out. At SIE FilmCenter and Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

At Any Price

A firm believer in the big-agribusiness mantra “Expand or die,” ambitious Henry Whipple (Dennis Quaid) wants his rebellious son Dean (Zac Efron) to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional racecar driver. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

The Big Wedding

This wedding comedy will surely provide plenty of family antics and an excuse to see Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams and Susan Sarandon in a movie together. Rated R. At Century and Colony Square.

The Company You Keep

The world of Jim Grant (director Robert Redford), a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, N.Y., is turned upside down when a brash young reporter named Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf) exposes his true identity as a former 1970s antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder. At Esquire and Century. — Landmark Theatres

The Croods 3D

A caveman family road-trips to a colorful world in this Flintstones-meets-Avatar animated kids movie. Rated PG. At Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

Escape from Planet Earth

An animated family movie with many wacky space characters rescuing each other and fun things like that. Rated PG. At Colony Square.

The Great Gatsby

Set in New York during the roaring ’20s, Nick Carraway is thrust into 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, Twin Peaks and Century.

The Iceman

This film was inspired by a true story and follows a contract killer, Richard Kuklinski, from his first days as a young mobster until his arrest for having killed more than 100 people. His family had no idea of what he did for a living. Bet his wife was surprised. Rated R. At Century and Mayan.

In The House

Sixteen-year-old Claude insinuates himself into the house of fellow high school student Rapha, writing about his family in essays that perversely blur the lines between reality and fiction for his jaded literature teacher Germain. Intrigued by this gifted and unusual student, Germain rediscovers his taste for teaching, but the boy’s intrusion sparks a series of uncontrollable events. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Iron Man 3 3D

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.

Jurassic Park 3D

What could make the velociraptor kitchen scene even more heart-stopping? 3-D, apparently! Rated PG-13. At Colony Square.


This documentary on New York City mayor Ed Koch thrillingly chronicles the personal and political toll of running the world’s most wondrous city in a time of upheaval and reinvention. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society


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.


Set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast — the very waters that once inspired Moby Dick — the film captures the harsh, unforgiving world of the fishermen in starkly haunting, yet beautiful detail. At SIE FilmCenter and Boedecker. — Denver Film Society


Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, staunch Nazi believers, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents’ actions. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater


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 Century.


Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman star in this visually amazing film. As for plot, Cruise battles to save the entire planet Earth, of course, in some far-off future time. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das

In 1970, Jeffrey Kagel walked away from the American dream of rock ’n’ roll stardom, turning down the chance to record as lead singer for the band soon-to-be the Blue Oyster Cult. Instead, he sold all his possessions and moved from the suburbs of Long Island to the foothills of the Himalayas in search of happiness and a little-known saint named Neem Karoli Baba. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Oz the Great and Powerful 3D

We know all about Dorothy and have heard the Wicked Witch’s take. Now it’s the Wizard of Oz’s turn. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks.

Pain & Gain

Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson star in this action comedy flick about bodybuilders who have more brawn than brains when it comes to crime. Rated R. At Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

Paul McCartney and Wings: Rockshow

In 1975 and 1976 Paul McCartney and Wings undertook the epic Wings over the World tour, the largest-scale tour they would ever undertake as a band. From this tour came both the legendary “Wings over America” triple live album and the concert film Rockshow. No rating. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

The Place Beyond the Pines

Director Derek Cianfrance’s film starring Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling pits a cop against a man who committed a crime to support his child. Both of their lives will be changed forever. Rated R. At Mayan, Century and Colony Square.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

At an outdoor café a Pakistani man named Changez tells Bobby, an American journalist, about his experiences in the United States. Roll back 10 years, and we find a younger Changez fresh from Princeton, seeking fortune and glory on Wall Street. At SIE FilmCenter and Esquire. — Landmark Theatres


Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos’ lushly atmospheric drama Renoir tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health at age 74, and his middle son Jean, who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At Chez Artiste. — Denver Film Society

Royal Ballet’s “Giselle”

Giselle is one of the most influential of all Romantic ballets, and one of the greatest and most popular works of the dance canon and of The Royal Ballet’s repertory. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

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 Century and Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Science on the Screen: Drone Tech and Sleep Dealer

“Drone Tech” is the science lecture by Skip Miller and Sleep Dealer is the film being screened. at Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

The Simpsons Movie

Homer has to to save his family and town from a horrible fate that, of course, is all his fault. Rated PG-13. At Esquire.

Something in the Air

It’s 1971, and in the wake of the revolutionary fervor of May 1968 a group of youthful Paris radicals are trying to live their ideals, contributing to the revolution they believe is just beginning. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

Star Trek Double Feature

For fans of Star Trek, this is a combo of the season-ending and new season premier episodes of Next Generation, the TV series. No rating. At Century.

Star Trek Into Darkness

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