Back Space Theatre
1120 Main Ave., www.thebackspacetheatre.org
Beasts of the Southern Wild. HHHH A settlement off the New Orleans coast lives like a Third World country. Which, it turns out, ain’t so bad. Quvenzhane Wallis could be the youngest Best Actress winner in Oscar history. Rated PG-13.
(102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot, 247-8133)
Les Misérables. (No Ebert rating) Yes, they sing every line for 160 minutes and somehow it works. Will Golden Globe success translate to Oscar gold? Rated PG-13.
The Impossible. HHHH Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star as a couple caught in Thailand when the 2004 tsunami struck. Not a good day. Rated PG-13.
Durango Stadium 9
(Next to Durango Mall, 247-9799)
Liberal Arts. HHH½ (Wednesday only.) A 30-something guy (Josh Radnor of “How I Met Your Mother”) returns to campus for a favorite prof’s retirement party and falls in love with a young coed (Elizabeth Olsen). Who’d want to go back to the real world after that? (See review this page.) Rated PG-13.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. (No Ebert rating. In standard format digital 3-D with surcharge) For those who don’t believe that childhood trauma can affect adult behavior ... Rated PG-13.
Movie 43. (No Ebert rating) Peter Farrelly and Charles Wessler put one of those crazy ensembles of stars together, à la “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” in a disjointed deluge of comedic sketches and scenes. Rated R.
Parker. (No Ebert rating) Jason Statham and J-Lo star in a film adaptation of Donald E. Westlake’s series of crime novels set in posh Palm Beach. Rated R.
Broken City. HHH Things unravel when an ex-cop P.I. (Mark Wahlberg) is hired by the mayor (Russell Crowe) to spy on his cheating wife. Rated R.
Mama. HHH Two girls live on their own for a few years after Dad kills Mom. But someone, or something, has been raising them and isn’t about to accept an empty nest. Rated PG-13.
Silver Linings Playbook. HHH½ Bradley Cooper plays a man down on his luck when he meets a young gal (Jennifer Lawrence) and positive things start happening for both. It’s good, really. Rated R.
The Last Stand. HHH Ol’ Ham-and-egger takes what we hope will be his final stab at an action–adventure flick. He plays a sheriff in a sleepy border town that’s about to be awakened by an über-criminal and his minions. Rated R.
Gangster Squad. (No Ebert rating.) A bunch of cops ditch their badges and go vigilante on the Mob in 1940s Los Angeles. Rated R
Zero Dark Thirty. HHH Kathryn Bigelow’s controversial retelling of the hit on Osama bin Laden. Rated R.
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