21 AND OVER
In this comedy from the writers of The Hangover, one beer inevitably turns into many more the night before Jeff Chang’s medical school interview. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.
Starting in 1964 with Seven UP, the UP series has followed 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England during their lifetimes, asking them about their experiences and their dreams for the future. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres
Georges and Anne are a couple in their 80s about to experience one of the perils of mortality, dementia. Rated PG-13. At Century and Chez Artiste. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.
ANIMATION: ASIFA-COLORADO 2012 MEMBER’S REEL
The Colorado Chapter of Association Internationale du Film d’Animation is showcasing 20 short pieces from members. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater
Ben Affleck’s latest directing project (in which he also stars) is based on true events from the Iranian revolution in 1979. Rated R. At Century and Esquire.
Writer-director Alice Winocour has adapted a true-story case of a progressive 19th century doctor/therapist and his unusual patient. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater
A Romeo and Juliet-esque love story set in a supernaturally charged South. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square and Twin Peaks.
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
A 6-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society
A CONVERSATION WITH EDITH HEAD
This critically acclaimed production is a feast of delicious behind-the-scene stories about Hollywood’s greatest stars and a legendary costume designer. At L2 Arts and Culture Center. — Denver Film Society
A couple begins to fear for the safety of their family after they’re plagued by a series of unexplainable events. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.
Quentin Tarantino does to slave owners what he did to Nazis in Inglourious Basterds. Rated R. At Century and Colony Square. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.
Drop City was an experimental community on the plains of Southern Colorado that blended practices of art, architecture, and resourceful living in ways that came to define a global counterculture. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society
ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH
An animated space hero (voiced by Brendan Fraser) fights to defend his planet, Beeb. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.
FIRST COMES LOVE
Single at age 41, Nina Davenport decides to have a baby on her own, never minding the odds stacked against her or the extra hurdles of living in New York City. At SIE FilmCenter — Denver Film Society
Struggling with the loss of her child to Social Services, a single mother is trapped in the quicksand of her south Texas life. When her path collides with a young girl from Mexico, she begins a journey that will change her life. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society
A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD
See full review page 45. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.
Although he made no effort to see his grandmother in her waning years, Armand must now deal with her funeral arrangements, in a comedy stamped with caustic wit. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater
HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS
The Brothers Grimm fairy tale is the latest victim of the ever-expanding quest to produce a gritty reboot of every franchise or concept in storytelling history. Rated R. At Twin Peaks.
HAPPY PEOPLE: A YEAR IN THE TAIGA
Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Encounters at the End of the World) presents this visually stunning documentary about the people of the small, snowbound village of Bakhtia in the Siberian wilderness. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres
THE HOUSE I LIVE IN
See full review page 45. At Muenzinger Auditorium.
The director of Horrible Bosses returns with an Odd Couple meets Planes, Trains and Automobiles redemption tale. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.
A beautifully acted survival tale based on the 2004 tsunami in Eastern Asia. Rated PG-13. At Mayan. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.
JACK THE GIANT SLAYER 3D
Jack climbs a beanstalk, fights giants and adds to a list of other action fairytale flicks. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.
JOHN DIES AT THE END
Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. But that’s not what it gets. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society
JOURNAL DE FRANCE
Depardon’s brilliant self-portrait takes a surprising point of view on the great documentarian’s life — not only as a filmmaker, but as a photographer of expressive precision. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater
THE KEYMASTER: PATRICK OLWELL’S STORY
Olwell is one of the great wooden flute makers of all time. This documentary weaves together his story; making flutes, music, laughter, tears, and interviews with world famous Irish musicians. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater
After being wrongfully convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young child, a beautiful young woman (Lee Young-ae) is imprisoned for 13 years and forced to give up her own daughter. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society
THE LAST EXORCISM PART II
In this sequel to The Last Exorcism, Nell picks up the pieces after an ordeal she can barely remember. But the force that terrorized her isn’t finished yet. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Century.
As an independent young woman seeking to overcome the restrictive female roles in turn-of-the century America, Leonie Gilmour becomes the editor for the famous Japanese poet, Yone Noguchi. Part of VOICES at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society
LIFE OF PI 3D
A storm ravages a boat carrying a zookeeper’s family and menagerie. The only survivors are the family’s son, Pi, and a Bengal tiger. Rated PG. At Century and Colony Square. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.
Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln during the Civil War trying to pass the 13th Amendment. Rated PG-13. At Century and Colony Square.
NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION
The Griswolds and family head by station wagon for the California fun park Walley World. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres
NEDERLAND’S DANCE THEATER’S AN EVENING WITH CRYSTAL PITE
Renowned for her flowing, organic and poetic style, Crystal Pite has succeeded in bringing her surprising and innovative dance approach to a wide audience. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater
Identical, gleaming white high-rises dominate the skyline, obscuring the nearby ocean and also the urban poverty that has been central to Brazil’s social and cinematic identity for decades. At Muenzinger Auditorium. — International Film Series
Oh Dae-su is an ordinary Seoul businessman who, after a drunken night on the town, is locked up in a strange, private “prison” for 15 years. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society
OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2013: ANIMATED
This year’s program is being hosted by last year’s winners: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres
OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2013: LIVE ACTION
This year’s program will be hosted by last year’s winner: Luke Matheny. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres
The stories of six people are woven together by the excitement of India’s largest kite festival. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater
A brutally intimate close-up of the moment-to-moment dissolution of a love affair. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater
To protect the world from KGB threat during the Cold War, a submarine captain (Ed Harris) must lead a dangerous mission. Rated R. At Colony Square and Twin Peaks.
A singer returns home and shocks everyone. Rated PG-13. At Century and Esquire. — Landmark Theatres
In the latest tearjerker from a novel by Nicholas Sparks, a young woman moves to a small town looking to leave a dark past behind. Doesn’t happen. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN
A musician whose albums bombed in the U.S. unknowingly became an icon in South Africa. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres
After her husband returns home from jail, a woman takes pills for anxiety that may cause her to murder. Rated R. At Century and Colony Square.
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Although the film has the trappings of drama, everything is sanitized and clichéd enough to make this a feel-good romance between attractive people. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays a dad who must become a drug cartel-fighting informant to save his son from a wrongful conviction. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.
This documentary interlaces the lives of four adopted teenaged girls living in the U.S. who are victims of China’s “One Child Policy.” At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater
SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE
Unable to afford proper care for his sister dying from kidney failure, Ryu turns to the black market to sell his own organs. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society
Tabu is a Portuguese drama that begins with a silent movie style prologue about an explorer in the African jungle coming across a melancholic crocodile. At Muenzinger Auditorium. — International Film Series
The late Claude Miller’s final film elegantly adapts François Mauriac’s modern classic of a woman’s growing resistance to her suffocating marriage, and showcases a remarkable Audrey Tautou performance. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater
It’s not so much a movie as it is a feature-length compilation of trailers — gloriously bizarre, gleefully tasteless vintage trailers from low-budget exploitation flicks, in the vein of the old 42nd Street Forever compilations. At Muenzinger Auditorium. — International Film Series
Two lovers (Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette) are thrust into a dangerous game of high-stakes negotiations and adventure. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres
Adding some laughs to the paranormal teen romance genre, Warm Bodies tells the story of zombie R, who meets still-human Julie, and human feelings begin filling his decayed heart. Rated PG-13. At Century and Twin Peaks.
The epic celebration and gentle spoof of the sword-and-sorcery genre screens as part of The Watching Hour series at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society
Yogawoman shows how women have embraced yoga for easing health conditions like breast cancer, infertility, heart disease, and anxiety and depression. At SIE FilmCenter — Denver Film Society
YOU, ME AND US
The tentative nature of relationships is explored in dazzling, three-dimensional fashion in this cleverly written and directed roundelay between current and former lovers. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater
ZERO DARK THIRTY
Have you heard about the time we shot Osama bin Laden? No? Well do we have the movie for you. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.