Animas City Theatre
(128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com)
Soulful and musical British exchange student Sophie Williams comes to New York in search of inspiration. On the surface, Sophie’s host family seems happy enough, but with her arrival to the Reynolds’ Upstate New York home, the private struggles of each family member begin to bubble. In particular, frustrated musician-turned-piano- teacher Keith Reynolds finds long suppressed dreams and desires reignited by Sophie’s talent and inquisitive nature. While Keith’s wife, Megan and daughter, Lauren focus on Lauren’s final year of high school, Sophie and Keith are drawn ever closer by their mutual longing for creative expression. Ultimately, Sophie and Keith must confront how much they are willing to sacrifice and what they truly want out of life. Rated R.
(102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot, 247-8133, www.allentheatresinc.com)
Heaven is For Real
“Heaven Is For Real” brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The son recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth – things he couldn’t possibly know. Rated PG.
The Railway Man
Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, The Railway Man tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful wife Patti (Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love. Rated R.
Durango Stadium 9
(Next to Durango Mall, 247-9799, www.allentheatresinc.com)
Wednesday only. Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically -- 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning eight years, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen. Rated PG-13.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
After the cataclysmic events in New York with “The Avengers,” Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C., and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. Rated PG-13.
It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in “Rio 2,” after they’re hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law. Rated G.
In an epic story of breathtaking scale, this film showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. Rated G.
The Other Woman
After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman tries to get her ruined life back on track. Then she meets two women who are having an affair with her husband, and the three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB. Rated PG-13.
In 3-D also. This new chapter in The Spider-Man legacy focuses on an untold story that tells a different side of Peter Parker’s story. He was abandoned by his parents as a boy, and raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. As a teenager, Peter is finding out who he is, and how he has become the person he is today. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest regarding his parents’ disappearance. This leads him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s, partner. As Spider-man is set on a collision course with Connor’s alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering decisions to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero. Rated PG-13.
Moms Night Out
All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours--what could go wrong? Moms’ Night Out is an endearing true-to-life family comedy that celebrates the beautiful mess called parenting. Rated PG.
Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne lead the cast of Neighbors, a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. Neighbors is directed by Nick Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek). Rated R.
Legends of Oz: Dorothy Returns
In the latest chapter in the Oz legacy, Dorothy returns to Kansas only to find it devastated by the tornado that had whisked her away to Oz. The home she has been so desperate to return to is severely damaged and the townspeople are packing up and moving out. But shortly after arriving, she is magically transported back to Oz. She finds out that Oz is in trouble and the people there need her help. Dorothy’s old friends have disappeared, and Oz is in a state of decay. As she journeys to find her friends, she encounters a number of new companions (and lots of problems). Rated PG.