The Back Space Theatre
(1120 Main Ave., 259-7940)
Friends with Kids.HH½ (Saturday and Sunday only) Platonic pals feel they need to keep up with their married friends, so they have a baby. What a terrible idea. Rated R.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi.HHH (Friday-Monday) The world’s greatest Sushi chef set up shop in a Tokyo subway. (See review this page.)
Strong. (Tuesday only; Durango Community Cinema/PBS Independent Lens selection) A 300-pound American female weight lifter prepares for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
They Call it Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain.HHH (Wednesday only) A documentary that explains why Burma is now Myanmar and how that’s affected the people who live there. A special presentation of The Shanta Foundation.
Bill Cunningham New York.HHHH (Thursday only) A documentary on the bike-riding New York Times columnist who covers the worlds of fashion and celebrities. Presented by TOP, our local fundraiser of all things fashion.
Durango Stadium 9
(Next to Durango Mall, 247-9799)
The Five Year Engagement. (No Ebert rating) Not much to add to the title - a couple gets engaged and finds all kinds of reasons to keep it that way. Rated R.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits. (No Ebert rating. In standard and digital 3-D with surcharge) I got as far as “Laugh your booty off” on the film’s official website and decided to call it good. Rated PG.
The Raven.HH A psycho starts acting out the macabre stories of E.A. Poe (played by John Cusack) and it’s up to the author and a Baltimore detective to do something about it. Rated R.
Safe. (No Ebert rating) When one is an MMA fighter and one agrees to throw a fight on behalf of the Russian mob, one should not renege on that. The consequences can be grisly. Rated R.
The Lucky One.HH½ A Marine finds a photo of a woman in a combat zone and miraculously finds her upon his return to the states. What are the odds? Rated PG-13.
Think Like a Man.HH This doesn’t happen often, but they made a comedy of sorts out of a best-selling self-help book by Steve Harvey. Rated PG-13.
The Three Stooges.HH½ Screenplay regurgitation has reached critical mass. Hollywood must be stopped. Rated PG.
Wrath of the Titans. HH (In digital 3-D with surcharge.) Don’t worry if you get confused about who’s on Zeus’ team and who’s on Kronos’ team. Most of the budget for this one went into the visuals, which are pretty cool. Rated PG-13.
The Hunger Games.HHH Best-seller hits the big screen; young folks in the future are forced to compete in Roman-esque fights to death. Fun. Rated PG-13.
(102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot, 247-8133)
Chimpanzee. (No Ebert rating) In which we meet Oscar, a baby chimp who frolics in the African jungle without a care in the world. Then he gets a taste of the real world. Rated G.
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. Rated R.
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