Now Showing for May 4-10

The Back Space Theatre

(1120 Main Ave., 259-7940)

They Come to America. (no Ebert rating) A very balanced look at the issue of illegal immigrants in the U.S. Not rated.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi.HHH The world’s greatest Sushi chef sets up shop in a Tokyo subway and there’s a 3-month wait to get a seat.

Durango Stadium 9

(Next to Durango Mall, 247-9799)

Marvel’s The Avengers.HHH (In standard and digital 3-D with surcharge) It takes a lot of superheroes to save the planet. Good thing there are a lot of superheroes out of work. (See review this page.) Rated PG-13.

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.

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.

Gaslight Cinema

(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.

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.

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