Now Showing for July 27-Aug. 2

The Back Space Theatre

(1120 Main Ave., 259-7940)

People v. the State of Illusion. (No Ebert rating) There’s way too much happening in this flick to explain in a sentence or two, but long story short, you become part of the case of a man imprisoned in New Mexico and separated from his daughter. View the trailer at www.thestateofillusion.com.

Gaslight Cinema

(102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot, 247-8133)

The Dark Knight Rises. HHHHe’s been laying low for about eight years, but a new villain named Bane has the Caped Crusader back in action. Rated PG-13.

Moonrise Kingdom. HHH½ A very well-received story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love on a New England island in 1965 and go missing during a big storm. Rated PG-13.

Durango Stadium 9

(Next to Durango Mall, 247-9799)

Step Up Revolution.HH They have now made four of these. A rich girl’s dad wants to develop the neighborhood where her dance-crazed boyfriend likes to hold flash mobs. This is not an original premise. Rated PG-13.

The Watch. HH Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn apparently think that writing tired, predictable scripts will never fail to produce comedic hits like “Dodgeball” as long as they put themselves in the movie. They are sorely mistaken. (See review this page.) Rated R.

The Dark Knight Rises. HHHSee description above.

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.HH (In standard and digital 3-D with surcharge) I’m not going to pretend like I know what happened in the first three. Surely there are those who do, and for them we present No. 4. Enjoy. Rated PG.

The Amazing Spider-Man. HHH½ I’m doing some research to see why this is different from the one they made just 10 years ago that already has sequels and a Broadway version ... and I’ve got nothing. Rated PG-13.

Magic Mike. HHH Young male strippers need mentors, too, and Channing Tatum shows a young up-and-comer the ropes, based on events from his own life. Rated R.

Ted. HHH½ Mark Wahlberg’s wish for his childhood teddy bear to come to life comes true. But this is a Seth MacFarlane film, so Ted is not a well-behaved companion. Rated R.

Brave.HHH Pixar dreams up a female protagonist in the form of arrow-firing Princess Merida, who brings some sort of doom to the kingdom by being uppity and then has to fix things by being brave. Hence the title. Rated PG.

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