Reel to reel | Week of September 19, 2013

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Afternoon Delight

Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) is a quick-witted and lovable, yet tightly coiled, 30-something steeped in the creative class of Los Angeles’ bohemian, affluent Silver Lake neighborhood. Everything looks just right — chic modernist home, successful husband, adorable child, hipster wardrobe. So why is she going out of her gourd with ennui? At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

After his pregnant wife makes one false move during a bloody shootout, a bank robber faces a 25-year sentence that destroys his dreams of a family life. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater


Thirty-something, single Jane Hayes (Keri Russell, Waitress) is a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her unhealthy obsession with all things Jane Austen. Desperately seeking her own Mr. Darcy, Jane sinks her life savings into a trip to England to stay at an Austen-themed manor ruled by Mrs. Wattlesbrook (Jane Seymour) where everything is Austen, including the actors who court the lady visitors with decorous dalliance. Rated PG-13. At Century, Mayan and Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

Battle of the Year

Drama unfolds as a wealthy hip-hop mogul is determined to put the U.S. back on top when it comes to an international dance crew competition. Rated PG-13. At Century.


See full review on page 49. At Boedecker and SIE Film- Center. — 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 Esquire, Colony Square and Century. — Landmark Theatres


Starring Rinat Shaham, Dmytro Popov and Andrew Jones. Conducted by Brian Castles-Onion. Directed by Gale Edwards. Choreographed by Kelley Abbey (in French). At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Clean Guys of Comedy

This film features stand-up routines appropriate for the whole family from comedians that include Jamie Kennedy and Dave Coulier. Not Rated. Century.

Closed Circuit

After a busy London market is decimated by an explosion, only one member of the suspected terrorist cell survives: Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto), who is arrested and jailed. Preparations begin for what promises to be the trial of the century. But there’s a hitch: The government will use classified evidence to prosecute Erdogan — evidence so secret that neither he nor his lawyers can be allowed to see it. Rated R. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Despicable Me 2

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

Drinking Buddies

Kate and Luke are co-workers at a Chicago brewery, where they spend their days drinking and flirting. They’re perfect for each other, except that they’re both in relationships with other people. SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society


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.

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.

The Future

Two orphans scheme to rob an aging, blind movie star. Rated PG-13. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

In the late ’80s, a new kind of bubblegum card, the Garbage Pail kids, featuring caricature paintings of ugly, unclean moppets with yukky names such as Greaser Greg, Valerie Vomit, Windy Winston and Foul Phil, each with an offensive habit, found popularity. This live-action film — billing itself as a children’s comedy — was hastily assembled to capitalize on that popularity. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

The Grandmaster

Stunning cinematography accompanies this Kung Fu classic by director Wong Kar Wai. Rated PG-13. At Century.

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 and Century. — Landmark Theatres

Insidious: Chapter 2

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

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, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

One Direction: This is Us

This is one of those films that takes you on the road with the band so you get to see them as real people with real emotions, problems and personalities. If that’s not enough, you can watch it in 3-D. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

Paradise: Faith

Ulrich Seidl explores what it means to bear the cross. For Anna Maria, an X-ray technician, paradise lies with Jesus. She devotes her vacation to missionary work, so that Austria may be brought back to the path of virtue. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

The Patience Stone

In an unnamed, war-torn, Middle Eastern country, a
soft-spoken woman whose husband lies in a coma is forced to send their
two children to live with her aunt as she struggles to keep her husband
alive. After falling into a relationship with a young soldier, she begins a secret dialogue with her ailing husband as a means of freeing herself. Rated R. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

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


Kids will love this Disney spinoff of the company’s animated classic Cars. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.


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 Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Prince Avalanche

Prince Avalanche is an offbeat comedy about two men painting traffic lines on a desolate country highway that’s been ravaged by wildfire. Against this dramatic setting, the men bicker and joke with each other, eventually developing an unlikely friendship. At SIE FilmCenter. — 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. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.


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, Colony Square and Century.


This film features interviews with 150 subjects, including 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 Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

The Shining

Ebert gave it four stars, whereas Stephen King has said that it is the
only adaptation of his novels that he “remembers hating.” Rated R. At
Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Short Term 12

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 and Century.

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 Century and
Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

A Teacher

A high school teacher in Austin,
Texas, has an affair with one of her students. Her life begins to
unravel as the relationship comes to an end. At SIE FilmCenter. —
Denver Film Society

and Conditions May Apply

So what happens when you click “I Agree” on
the your favorite service’s Terms of Service agreement? Now that the NSA
and Edward Snowden are trendy talking points, online privacy is again a
subject of interest. Of course, the federal government is not the only entity Web users have to worry about when they are pursuing their favorite online hubs. People may think they know what they give up when they click ‘I Agree’ on companies like Facebook and Google. They’re wrong. Some are saying it should be required viewing before you use the Internet. 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.

This is the End

Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and James Franco star as themselves at a house party facing the end of the world. Rated R. At Colony Square and Twin Peaks. 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, Colony Square 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.

You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

Based on two works by the playwright Jean Anouilh, this film opens with a who’s-who of French acting royalty being summoned to the reading of a late playwright’s last will and testament. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Additional films showing at the Denver Film Society’s SIE FilmCenter include the following: American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art; C.O.G.; A Single Shot; Art & Copy; Larks on a String; Ip Man: The Final Fight; Milton Glaser: To Inform And Delight.