The Back Space Theatre
(1120 Main Ave., 259-7940)
Occupy Unmasked. (No Ebert rating.) This documentary starring the late Andrew Breitbart (Ill let that sink in) takes a different look at the Occupy Wall Street movement and who is really behind it. (Not rated, but things get pretty dicey, so proceed with discretion.)
(102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot, 247-8133)
The Master. HH½ Set in the years after World War II, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays an L. Ron Hubbard-like character and Joaquin Phoenix is an alcoholic who becomes his ardent follower. Rated R.
Atlas Shrugged: Part II. (No Ebert rating.) The inevitable consequences of regulation result in a world of rampant inflation, unemployment and the devaluing of the individual. Ayn wouldve been proud of this one. Rated PG-13.
Durango Stadium 9
(Next to Durango Mall, 247-9799)
To Rome with Love. HHH (Wednesday only) Woody Allens latest is a kind of mishmash of comedic subplots surrounding people in Rome, locals and foreigners, with mixed results. Rated R.
Alex Cross. HH A questionable casting decision has Tyler Perry in James Pattersons title role made famous by Morgan Freeman. This is a prequel of sorts, a la Batman Begins, in which we see how Cross became a widower, among other things. (See review this page.) Rated PG-13.
Paranormal Activity 4. (No Ebert rating) If I had to bet, Id guess that Paranormal Activity 5 will be out sometime around mid-October 2013. Rated R.
Argo. HHHH Ben Affleck yes, Ben Affleck kills as a CIA guy who conjures up a trick to get six hostages out of Iran in 1979. Also based on a true story, but with far fewer pregnant teens. Rated R.
Here Comes the Boom. (No Ebert rating.) This just sounds insulting. Kevin James stars as a former high school wrestler who becomes an MMA fighter to save the music teachers job. The music teacher is played by Henry Winkler. Rated PG.
Sinister. HHH A scary one about a guy who finally figures out why everyone whos ever lived in his house has been murdered. But does he realize it in time ... ? Rated R.
Taken 2. HHH Liam Neeson returns as a retired spy who must rescue himself from kidnappers this time around. Rated PG-13.
Frankenweenie. HHH Tim Burton morphs Frankenstein and Pet Sematary in this animated feature about a boy trying to reanimate his beloved dog. Rated PG.
Pitch Perfect. HH An all-girl college singing group takes on their rival male counterparts in yet another formulaic and predictable romp. Rated PG-13.
Hotel Transylvania. (No Ebert rating; in standard format and digital 3-D with surcharge.) An animated movie with Adam Sandler voicing Dracula as the owner of a high-end resort. Ive heard worse premises, unfortunately. Rated PG.
Looper. HHH½ In the year 2074, when the mob wants to put a hit on someone they do it right, sending a hitman back 30 years in the past to kill em at the root, so to speak. Rated PG-13.
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