Back Space Theatre
(1120 Main Ave., 259-7940, www.thebackspacetheatre.org)
The Trouble with the Truth. HHH½ A man cites his own failed marriage in advising his daughter against the institution, but a reconciliation with his ex (Lea Thompson) has him questioning his own advice. Rated R.
(102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot, 247-8133, www.allentheatresinc.com)
Bless Me, Ultima. HHHH Rudolfo Anayas story of the bond between a boy and his elderly relative set in New Mexico during World War II. Rated PG-13.
Life of Pi. HHHH Ang Lees dreamy take about a boy marooned at sea with a bunch of animals. Rated PG.
Argo. HHHH This mostly true story of a ploy to rescue American hostages in Iran won the Best Picture Oscar. Rated R.
Durango Stadium 9
(Next to Durango Mall, 247-9799, www.allentheatresinc.com)
Struck by Lightning. HHH (Wednesday only.) A high school student blackmails his classmates into writing for his literary magazine. What makes this screenplay different is that said high school student dies in the opening scene after being struck by lightning and we watch it as a flashback, sort of. Not rated.
Snitch. HHH Finally, Duane The Rock Johnson is back on the big screen. This time, he makes a deal with the Feds to infiltrate a drug cartel in exchange for freeing his son from a bogus trafficking conviction. Rated PG-13.
The Call. (No Ebert/Roeper rating) Halle Berry plays a 911 operator who keeps answering calls from victims of the same serial killer, with mixed results. Rated PG-13.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. HHH Steves Carell and Buscemi play a magician duo vying for Vegas supremacy against an upstart street magician played by Jim Carrey. (See review this page.) Rated PG-13.
Dead Man Down. (No Ebert/Roeper rating.) Colin Farrell plays a hitman who infiltrates the Philly mob to avenge the murder of his family. Rated R.
Oz the Great and Powerful. HH½ (In standard format and digital 3-D with surcharge.) In a backstory of the classic tale, the three witches are among the first to suspect that the wizard (James Franco) might not be all he claims to be. Rated PG.
21 and Over. H½ A promising student plans to celebrate his birthday by having a drink with his buddies but things get a bit out of hand. Rated R.
Jack the Giant Slayer. HHH½ (In standard format and digital 3-D with surcharge.) If Hansel and Gretel can grow up to kill witches, then Jack can grow up to kill giants. Rated PG-13.
Escape From Planet Earth. (No Ebert rating; in standard format and digital 3-D with surcharge.) An astronaut is lured into a trap on a dangerous planet in this animated thing. Rated PG.
Identity Thief. HH In this comedy, a man (Jason Bateman) fights back when a woman (Melissa McCarthy) usurps his personal information for her own gain. Rated R.
Ted Holteen, Richard Roeper and roger ebert