Reel to reel | Week of October 03, 2013

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Army of Darkness

Through a magic spell, Ash (Bruce Campbell), a modern-day discount-store employee, finds himself back in the Middle Ages with a chainsaw and a ’73 Oldsmobile. Given the key to return home by an alchemist, he bungles the incantation and instead releases the forces of darkness. Rated R. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

Blue Jasmine

After everything in her life falls to pieces, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger’s modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again. Rated PG. At Boedecker, Esquire, Colony Square and Century. — Landmark Theatres

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

If you and the kids liked the first version, then you’ll no doubt like number 2. It starts where the first story ended and inventor Flint Lockwood is at his best trying to better mankind. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

Despicable Me 2

It’s time for more Minion madness in this animated sequel. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

Don Jon

Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is addicted to porn. His pals refer to him as Don Jon because he scores with a different woman every week. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is addicted to romantic Hollywood movies. When the pair’s fantasy worlds collide, it gets interesting. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.


In the future, two classes of people exist: the very rich who live a beautiful life on a space station called Elysium, and the very poor who carry on a dreadful existence down on Earth. Rated R. At Colony Square and Century.

Enough Said

Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is a divorced, single parent masseuse whose daughter is about to fly the nest, much to her chagrin. Then she meets Albert (James Gandolfini), a nice guy in the same boat. Love and laughs follow. Rated PG-13. At Esquire and Century. — Landmark Theatres

The Family

An offbeat action comedy starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert DeNiro, who play mobsters in the witness protection program and revert to their old ways when they are moved to France and find themselves threatened. Rated R. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

Free the Mind

Professor Richard J. Davidson, one of the world’s leading neuroscientists, took the Dalai Lama’s advice to apply the same rigorous methods he used to study depression and anxiety to the study of compassion and kindness. Dr. Davidson, who was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2006, did just that, and the results of his studies at Wisconsin’s Center for Investigating Healthy Minds are portrayed in this fascinating new documentary. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Grace Unplugged

Grace Trey (AJ Michalka) is 18 and a great singer and wants to do more than sing in the church choir led by her dad, Johnny (James Denton). Tension rises when she decides to be a pop star. Rated PG. At Century.


Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this visually stunning film that strands two astronauts in space when a routine spacewalk goes wrong. Also in 3D. Rated PG- 13. At Century, Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

In a World…

Carol, a struggling vocal coach, strikes it big in the cutthroat world of movie-trailer voiceovers, only to find herself in direct competition with the industry’s reigning king: her father. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Inequality for All

In this timely and entertaining documentary, noted economic policy expert Robert Reich takes on the enormous question of what has been happening to our economy. In the wake of the financial crisis and the recent rise of the Occupy movement, the issue of income inequality has gained unprecedented public awareness. Rated PG. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

Insidious: Chapter 2

Director James Wan gives us a terrifying sequel to his original horror film. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks and Century. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. 

Instructions Not Included

Valentin (Eugenio Derbez) is a playboy in Acapulco until someone leaves a baby on his doorstep telling him it’s his. This begins a journey that leads him to Hollywood where he becomes a stunt-man while raising his daughter alone. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Forest Whitaker stars as a White House butler whose 34-year tenure sees incredible social change. Based on the life of Eugene Allen. Rated PG-13. At Century and Colony Square.

Manhattan Short Film Festival

An extraordinary global event will take place when more than 100,000 people in more than 300 cities across six continents gather in cinemas, galleries, universities, museums and cafes for one purpose: to view and vote on finalists’ films in the annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. This year’s 10 finalists: Irish Folk Furniture (Ireland), Pale of Settlement (USA), Friday (England), #30 (Australia), Do I Have to Take Care of Everything (Finland), No Comment (France), Faces from Places (France), I Am a Big Ball of Sadness (USA), Kizmet Diner (England) and Black Metal (USA). At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

A hundred years after its creation, the power of the Federal Reserve has never been greater. Markets around the world hold their breath in anticipation of the Fed Chairman’s every word. Yet the average American knows very little about the most powerful financial institution on Earth. Narrated by acclaimed actor Liev Schreiber, Money For Nothing is the first documentary to take viewers inside America’s central bank and reveal the impact of Fed policies — past, present and future — on our lives. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Percy teams up with his other-worldly friends to go after the Golden Fleece. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks.


Spring 1958: 21-year-old Rose Pamphyle lives with her grouchy widower father, who runs the village store. Engaged to the son of the local mechanic, she seems destined for the quiet, drudgery-filled life of a housewife. But that’s not the life Rose longs for. Rated R. At SIE Film Center — Denver Film Society


How far would you go to save your kid? What would you be willing to do? These are the questions that Hugh Jackman’s character Keller Dover is forced to answer when his 6-year-old daughter mysteriously disappears.


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 Andrée, who will be Renoir’s last model. Their beautiful home and countryside grounds reverberate with the enchanting and headstrong young muse. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater


The latest installment in the story of escaped convict Riddick (Vin Diesel) picks up where The Chronicles of Riddick left off — on a sun-baked planet with Riddick battling aliens and bounty-hunting mercenaries for a chance at surviving. Rated R. At Twin Peaks. 

Runner Runner

A Princeton college student who earns his tuition money by gambling online winds up in Costa Rica trying to get back his losses from the gambling sites owner who he thinks swindled him. The two team up, but when things go bad they turn on each other. Rated R. At Century, Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde

An incredible documentary directed by Suzanne Mitchell and executive produced by two-time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple. Running Wild follows the remarkable life of author, photographer, activist and cowboy Dayton O. Hyde as he maintains his sanctuary for wild horses and works tirelessly to protect the vanishing landscape of the American West. Director Mitchell captures the beauty, soul and spirituality of this American hero as he continues his endless work in conservation and saving the wild mustang. At SIE Film Center and Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater


Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard creates a visual masterpiece that recreates the well-documented 1970s rivalry between race-car drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Rated R. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.


This film features interviews with 150 subjects, including J.D. Salinger’s friends, colleagues and members of his inner circle who have never spoken on the record before, as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen. Rated PG-13. At SIE Film Center — Denver Film Society

Short Term 12

Director Destin Daniel Cretton has turned his 2008 short film of the same name into a feature. A compassionate 20-something who works with troubled kids runs into her own troubles when her life starts spinning out of control. Rated R. At Mayan.

The Spectacular Now

With sly humor and an intensity of feeling, The Spectacular Now creates a vivid, three-dimensional portrait of youth confronting the funny, thrilling and perilous business of modern love and adulthood. At SIE Film Center and Colony Square.

The Summit

In August 2008, 22 climbers from several countries comprising several separate expeditions wound up at High Camp on K2. This documentary shows what happened next on this mountain where one in four climbers never make it down. NR. At Century.

Teatro Antico’s RIGOLETTO

The love between a deformed and ridiculed court jester, Rigoletto, and his daughter Gilda, is pushed to the limit in Verdi’s dark tale of betrayal and vengeance. In honor of Verdi’s bicentennial, director Enrico Castiglione sends the audience on a dramatic journey of passionate love and sacrifice, set on the stunningly beautiful open-air stage in Taormina, Sicily. With a score much loved for such arias as ‘La donna e mobile’ sung by womanizing Duke and the virtuosic ‘Caro nome’ performed by the innocent Gilda, Rigoletto is considered one of the greatest operatic masterpieces. Starring Carlos Almaguer, Gianluca Terranova and Rocio Ignacio. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Thanks for Sharing

At first it’s hard to imagine what an environmental consultant, a small-business owner and a doctor have in common, but as this film unfolds we learn it is addiction and that it is taking a toll on all of their lives and relationships. Rated R. At Century.

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

A documentary on the struggles of the world’s greatest fighter. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres


Eirick, a forgotten king, is tasked with killing Thor, the God of Thunder. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

The Way, Way Back

A lonely and awkward yet intelligent teenage boy begins his transition into adulthood. At Colony Square and Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

We’re the Millers

Everything that can go wrong does in this comedy when a small-time pot dealer to the soccer mom world decides to help out some local kids. Rated R. At Twin Peaks and Century.

The World’s End

A pub crawl aiming for a long-awaited pint at the World’s End pub draws a group of middle-aged friends into a battle to save the world. Rated R. At Century and Colony Square.

You Will Be My Son (Tu seras mon fils)

Paul is the passionate, demanding proprietor of his prestigious family wine estate. But he has no faith in his son, Martin, who works at the vineyard. Can Paul turn against his own blood and turn Philippe, the son of the estate’s manager, into the rightful heir of his family estate? Rated R. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Additional films showing at the Denver Film Society’s SIE FilmCenter include the following: Arise; C.O.G.; Therese; Haute Cuisine; Blue Caprice; Hey Girl: The Craft.