THE AFRICAN QUEEN
A religious spinster who lost her brother in WWI in Africa persuades a steamer captain, who offers her safe passage, to destroy a German gunboat. At Century.
International provocateur Mads Brügger exposes a global scheme of political corruption in the Central African Republic. At Muenzinger. –– Denver Film Society
Two young Dominican baseball players confront competition and corruption to achieve their Big-League dreams. At Boedecker –– Boedecker Theater
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Forget concerns about star power and familiarity. We have never needed a coming-of-age fable set against environmental and poverty concerns as much as we need this. Rated PG-13. At Century and Mayan. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.
BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING
Beauty Is Embarrassing chronicles the highs and the lows of a commercial artist struggling to find peace and balance between his work and his art. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. –– Denver Film Society
The story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. At Boedecker –– Boedecker Theatre
BIOPHILLIC DESIGN: THE ARCHITECTURE OF LIFE
A new concept of design reconnects us to the natural world and decreases environmental impact. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax –– Denver Film Society
A college student, cabaret singer, detective’s daughter and psychotic killer all come together in a dark and sensuous mystery. Rated R. At Esquire. –– Landmark Theatres.
THE BOURNE LEGACY
As the Bourne series continues minus its star, Matt Damon, we find out about another super-secret spy program that produced super-secret super spies. Rated PG-13. At Century and Colony Square.
BROOKLYN BROTHERS BEAT THE BEST
Recently dumped, Alex embarks on an impromptu road trip with his new bandmate, Jim. By channeling their inner children and giving a new meaning to the term “lofi,” Alex and Jim find their own unique style. At Boedecker. –– Boedecker Theater
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis play dueling politicians who are only slightly more addled and alarming than our real ones. Rated R. At Century. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.
CRAZY AND THIEF
A 7-year-old girl takes her 2-year-old brother on a voyage of chance and fantasy. At Muezinger and Denver FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Director Christopher Nolan’s D.C. superhero legacy comes to an end as unwelcome and reluctant hero Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) dons his cape and deepens his voice once more. Rated PG-13. At Century.
Detroit’s story encapsulates America over the last century — the migration of African Americans, the rise of the middle class, the flowering of the American dream and now the collapse of the economy. At Denver Film Society/Colfax –– Denver Film Society
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS
The latest installment in this series based on the popular books sends the wimpy kid off on appropriately wimpy summer misadventures. Rated PG. At Colony Square.
DR. STRANGELOVE: OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB
A maniacal warrior mounts his singular campaign against Communism by ordering a squadron of B-52 bombers to attack the Soviet Union. At Denver Film Center/Colfax –– Denver Film Center
See full review. Rated R. At Century, Twin Peaks and Colony Square.
END OF WATCH
Two young police officers patrol the dangerous streets of south central Los Angeles and capture the action through handheld HD cameras. Rated R. At Century, Twin Peaks and Colony Square.
FINDING NEMO 3D
A re-release in 3D of the 2003 film about a clown fish on a mission to save his son from a life of captivity. Rated G. At Colony Square, Century and Twin Peaks.
For the young dancers at one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions, lifelong dreams are at stake. At Boedecker. –– Boedecker Theater
In the midst of a low period in his life, an aspiring rock star agrees to sign divorce papers with his estranged wife to see money from the sale of their home, only to discover that by signing, he will forfeit all custody of his 6-year-old daughter. At Denver Film Center/Colfax –– Denver Film Society
Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones play a married couple seeking to rekindle a big romance in the hands of a couples counselor (Steve Carell) in a small town. Tommy Lee at his most endearingly gruff and Meryl at her most blushingly flustered. Rated PG-13. At Century and Colony Square.
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3D
Dracula invites some of the world’s most famous monsters to celebrate his daughter’s 118th birthday at Hotel Transylvania, a lavish resort where humans will not be able to bother them. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.
HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET
A divorced woman and her daughter move into a house in a small, upscale, rural town. Soon, they learn of the town’s chilling secret. Rated PG-13. At Century, Twin Peaks and Colony Square.
HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE
An average teenage girl finds her life thrown ino turmoil by a handsome by mysterious wizard named Howl. At Denver Film Society/Colfax –– Denver Film Society
The Intouchables is the inspiring true story of two men who should never have met — a quadriplegic aristocrat and a young man from the projects. Rated R. At Century and Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres
70 million U.S. viewers tuned in to watch Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice-President Richard M. Nixon as this debate marked television’s grand entrance into presidential politics. At Denver Film Society/Colfax –– Denver Film Society
LAST OUNCE OF COURAGE
The mayor of a small town stands up against big-money Washington. Rated PG. At Colony Square and Twin Peaks.
Because when the law says you can’t drink, only criminals will have alcohol. Based on the true story of the bootlegging Bondurant brothers. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.
A “looper,” a hired gun, is told to assassinate his future self. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.
Filmgoers join 300 cities to choose 10 short films as finalists for Manhattan Shorts. At Boedecker –– Boedecker Theatre
See full review. Rated R. At Century and Esquire.
MILE HIGH SCI-FI: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
The ’90s classic about a cheerleader who slays armies of vampires. At Denver Film Society/Colfax. –– Denver Film Society
Once more, writer/director Wes Anderson dips his stylish pen into murky, melancholy tales of whimsy. A “Khaki Scout” flees from his troop to unite with his troubled gal pal. At Mayan. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.
MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS
Director Isao Takahata wryly tweaks the everyday activities of family life with his depiction of an irresponsible, slovenly and lazy family. At Denver Film Center/Colfax. –– Denver Film Center
OPERA: LA TRAVIATA
On a floating stage in the Sydney Harbour. At Boedecker –– Boedecker Theatre
THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN
A young couple learns to expect the unexpected when it comes to children in this frolicky romp of a story. Rated PG. At Century, Twin Peaks and Colony Square.
ONE MILLION YEN GIRL
A young girl is swept up by forces beyond her control. At IFS at Muenzinger.
A bored 20-something heads for the countryside that sets her on a journey of reflection and self-discovery. At Denver Film Center/Colfax –– Denver Film Society
Norman sees dead people,which comes in handy when a witch haunts his hometown. Rated PG. At Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
A funny and touching coming-of-age story, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. At Century and Mayan. — Landmark Theatres
Becca joins a mix of very different girls who can sing together and leads them to the top of college music competitions. Rated PG-13. At Century and Twin Peaks.
PLANET OF SNAIL
A documentary about the love between a deaf and blind poet and his wife, who has a spinal condition that keeps her height at that of an adolescent. At IFS at Muenzinger.
Ponyo centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish named Ponyo. At Denver Film Center/ Colfax –– Denver Film Society
The film follows the life of a world-weary flying ace turned bounty hunter. At Denver Film Center/Colfax. –– Denver Film Center
A little girl buys a box full of trouble at a yard sale. The spirit inside is determined to inhabit and then eat her. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks.
A bike messenger is at risk from more than texting drivers. Rated PG-13. At Century and Colony Square.
THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES
Business mogul David Segall and his family are forced to give up their charmed life. At IFS at Muezinger.
RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION 3D
Alice returns to battle the Umbrella Corporation, and more zombies. At Colony Square. Century and Twin Peaks.
ROBOT & FRANK
Against his wishes, a retired cat burglar receives a walking, talking humanoid designed to help his physical and mental health. At Chez Artiste. –– Landmark Theatres
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Dr. Frank N. Furter and cast are back to thrill and entertain in this classic musical spoof of Hollywood horror movies. Rated R. At Esquire –– Landmark Theatres
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED
An unusual classified ad leads three Seattle Magazine employees to discover Kenneth, a likable but paranoid store clerk. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society
“Samsara” is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life,” and it is the point of departure for filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson (Baraka, Chronos). At Century. — Landmark Theatres
SLEEPWALK WITH ME
Unable to confront his anxieties, a struggling stand-up comedian finds them manifesting in surreal bouts of sleepwalking in which his sub-conscious runs whild. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres
STARS IN SHORTS
This short film features stars like Colin Firth, Keira Knightley and Kenneth Branagh in their smallest roles yet. At Denver Film Society/Colfax –– Denver Film Society
STEP UP TO THE PLATE
French chef Michel Bras has won many awards. In 2009, he decides to hand over his legendary restaurant to his son. At Chez Artiste. –– Landmark Theatres
TOYS IN THE ATTIC
A teddy bear, a mechanical mouse and a marionette team up to save their friend, Buttercup the doll, from the Land of Evil. Rated PG. At Colony Square
TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE
An aging baseball scout refuses to quit and accepts help from his daughter to check a hot batting prospect. Rated PG-13. Century, Twin Peaks and Colony Square.
WAITING TO INHALE
A closer look at how Hollywood has tended to view marijuana use. At Denver Film Society/Colfax. –– Denver Film Society
WILD HORSE WILD RIDE
A handful characters set out on a 100-day quest to tame a totally wild mustang for a Texas competition. At Denver Film Center/ Colfax. –– Denver Film Center
WON’T BACK DOWN
Two mothers are unwavering in their efforts to transform their children’s failing school. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.
Those lessons about plagiarism just didn’t stick, but now guilt has a firm hold on a ripoff writer. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.