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)
Admission. HH Tina Fey is a Princeton admissions officer, Paul Rudd is her former classmate who now is a teacher at an alternative high school. They engage in romantic comedy. (See review this page.) Rage PG-13.
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.
Durango Stadium 9
(Next to Durango Mall, 247-9799, www.allentheatresinc.com)
Knife Fight. HHH (Wednesday only; no Ebert/Roeper rating.) Rob Lowe plays a clean-up guy for politicians in trouble and then helps a decent candidate make a run for governor. Not rated.
Olympus Has Fallen. (No Ebert/Roeper rating.) A terrorist takes the White House, kidnaps the president and its up to one man to save the country, the world, etc. What a man. Rated R.
The Croods. (No Ebert/Roeper rating; in standard format and digital 3-D with surcharge.) An animated thing in which a family of prehistoric people go on an adventure. Fortunately for us, they were among the few English-speaking Cro-Magnons. Rated PG.
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. 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.
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