The Back Space Theatre
(1120 Main Ave., 259-7940)
Life in a Day. (Through Wednesday) A documentary shot simultaneously by YouTube filmmakers all over the world will let future generations see what life on Earth was like on July 24, 2010.
Happy. (Begins Thursday) This is one of those “name says it all” things; a documentary about what makes people happy, all over the world.
Durango Stadium 9
(Next to Durango Mall, 247-9799)
Bucky Larson: Born to Be A Star. (No Ebert rating.) A dimwit learns that his parents were porn stars and heads west to follow in their footsteps. Or so he hopes. Rated R.
Contagion.HHH Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow star in a worst-case scenario film about an airborne global virus that threatens to wipe out humanity. (See review this page.)Rated PG-13.
Warrior.HHH A Marine returns home to Philadelphia and starts doing MMA fighting. Then he has to fight his brother. Rated PG-13.
Apollo 18. (No Ebert rating) This film posits the idea that there was a final secret mission to the moon, and it didn’t end well. Rated PG-13.
Shark Night 3D. (In digital 3-D with surcharge; no Ebert rating) I have no idea how a lake gets stocked with man-eating sharks, but such is the dilemma facing these kids. Rated PG-13.
The Debt.HH½ Chronicling the legendary 1965 raid by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad into East Berlin to snag a Nazi war criminal. (See review this page.) Rated R.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. HHH Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes buy a fixer-upper only to have their daughter open the gate to a hellish underworld in the basement. Rated R.
Our Idiot Brother.HHH Paul Rudd is the ultimate black sheep in the lives of his three sisters. (See review this page.) Rated R.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes.HHH There had to be an explanation, and it turns out it was an Alzheimer’s drug gone horribly wrong. Rated PG-13.
(102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot, 247-8133)
The Help.HHH Set in 1960s Mississippi, three women who aren’t supposed to be friends become friends. Rated PG-13.
Cowboys & Aliens.HHH Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford star in a Western/Sci-Fi when a New Mexico town is invaded by extraterrestrials in 1875. Rated PG-13.
Crazy, Stupid, Love.HHH Steve Carell plays a successful fellow with a comfortable life forced back into the dating pool after his wife (Julianne Moore) cheats on him, then divorces him. Ouch. Rated PG-13.
Ted holteen and roger ebert