The Back Space Theatre
(1120 Main Ave., 259-7940)
Hello Lonesome. A film of three very different interwoven stories of love involving six very different people.
Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged. A look at how accurate the 1957 novel was in predicting a future – now the present – of big government run amok.
Durango Stadium 9
(Next to Durango Mall, 247-9799)
LA Phil Live: Gustavo Dudamel and Herbie Hancock Celebrate Gershwin. (Sunday only) A simulcast of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s tribute to the music of George Gershwin, which was pretty awesome.
Casablanca. (Wednesday only) A 70th anniversary screening of the wartime classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, which was also pretty awesome.
The Hunger Games. (Opens at midnight Thursday night/Friday morning, March 22-23) Rated PG-13.
21 Jump Street.HHH Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are nothing like Johnny Depp and Peter DeLuise in the TV show. They’re still undercover cops in high school, but this is a comedy where the show was serious stuff. I think comedy was a good choice. (See review this page.) Rated R.
John Carter.HH½ (In standard and Disney digital 3-D with surcharge) A new action hero is born in this retelling of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ sci-fi novel. Rated PG-13.
Silent House.HH Filmed as one long, scary, uninterrupted shot, a girl is trapped alone inside a lake house where bad things happen. Rated R.
A Thousand Words.H½ Eddie Murphy is a fast-talker who finds a new tree in his yard. With every word he speaks the tree loses a leaf; when all the leaves are gone, so is Eddie. Rated PG-13.
Dr. Suess’ The Lorax. (No Ebert rating. In standard and digital 3-D with surcharge) Danny DeVito provides the voice of whatever kind of creature the Lorax is in this CGI spectacle. Rated PG.
Project X. (No Ebert rating) Some teens get in way over their heads with a party to end all parties. Shot in a documentary style. Rated R.
The Artist. HHHH Best picture, actor and three more Oscars cement this silent film as a neo-classic. Rated PG-13.
Act of Valor. HH½ Real Navy SEALs star in a dramatized rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative. Some may interpret this as a promotional film for the Armed Services, while others may think those people unpatriotic cynics. You decide. Rated R.
This Means War.H½ Two CIA tough guys fall for the same girl (Reese Witherspoon) and use spy stuff to try to win her. It’s a romantic comedy. Rated PG-13.
(102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot, 247-8133)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.HHH Gary Oldman nails LeCarre’s George Smiley in this slick version of the classic spy flick. Good stuff. Rated R.
A Separation.HHHH The Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film provides a rare look at everyday life in Iran. Rated PG-13.
Ted holteen and roger ebert