Back Space Theatre
(1120 Main Ave., 259-7940, www.thebackspacetheatre.org)
Where the Yellowstone Goes. (Saturday only.) A film chronicling a 30-day drift boat journey down the longest un-dammed river in the contiguous U.S. The filmmakers will attend the screening. Not rated.
(102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot, 247-8133, www.allentheatresinc.com)
Admission. HH Tina Fey is a Princeton admissions officer, Paul Rudd is her former classmate who now is a teacher at an alternative high school. They engage in romantic comedy. Rage PG-13.
Bless Me, Ultima. HHHH Rudolfo Anaya’s story of the bond between a boy and his elderly relative set in New Mexico during World War II. Rated PG-13.
Life of Pi. HHHH Ang Lee’s dreamy take about a boy marooned at sea with a bunch of animals. Rated PG.
Durango Stadium 9
(Next to Durango Mall, 247-9799, www.allentheatresinc.com)
Leonie. (Wednesday only; no Ebert/Roeper rating.) A film that educates and entertains: it’s the true story of early 20th century American educator, editor and journalist Leonie Gilmour, the mother of artist and architect Isamu Noguchi. Rated PG-13.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation. H½ (In standard format and digital 3-D with surcharge.) Wow. This one’s got Bruce Willis and The Rock in it. Guess everyone else in Hollywood took the winter off? Rated PG-13.
The Host. HH½ In a twist on the “Body Snatcher” theme, an alien takes over a human hosts body, but she becomes nice instead of enslaving the human race. (See review this page.) Rated PG-13.
Tyler Perry’s Temptation. (No Ebert/Roeper rating.) Doesn’t seem to be a comedy, but it’s hard to tell with these things. In this one, a married marriage counselor has an affair that leads to issues in her own marriage. Rated PG-13.
Olympus Has Fallen. (No Ebert/Roeper rating.) A terrorist takes the White House, kidnaps the president and it’s up to one man to save the country, the world, etc. What a man. Rated R.
The Croods. (No Ebert/Roeper rating; in standard format and digital 3-D with surcharge.) An animated thing in which a family of prehistoric people go on an adventure. Fortunately for us, they were among the few English-speaking Cro-Magnons. Rated PG.
The Call. (No Ebert/Roeper rating) Halle Berry plays a 911 operator who keeps answering calls from victims of the same serial killer, with mixed results. Rated PG-13.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. HHH Steves Carell and Buscemi play a magician duo vying for Vegas supremacy against an upstart street magician played by Jim Carrey. Rated PG-13.
Oz the Great and Powerful. HH½ (In standard format and digital 3-D with surcharge.) In a backstory of the classic tale, the three witches are among the first to suspect that the “wizard” (James Franco) might not be all he claims to be. Rated PG.
Jack the Giant Slayer. HHH½ (In standard format and digital 3-D with surcharge.) If Hansel and Gretel can grow up to kill witches, then Jack can grow up to kill giants. Rated PG-13.
Ted Holteen, Richard Roeper and roger ebert