Favorite

Movie Picks 

*The 11th Hour (PG)
Leonardo DiCaprio narrates this sober, straight-on documentary designed to wake us all up to the multi-pronged ecological and social disasters looming over humanity. This is the kind of film that should be broadcast on prime-time TV, not relegated to arthouse cinemas. MaryAnn Johanson

Kimball's Twin Peak

*3:10 to Yuma (R)
A remake of the 1957 western, this solid adaptation of an Elmore Leonard short story stars Christian Bale and Russell Crowe on opposite sides of the law. Jeff Sneider

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Balls of Fury (PG-13)
Christopher Walken plays an obviously-not-Chinese Chinese gangster in this ping-pong flick and he becomes the walking incarnation of the film's hit-and-miss understanding of what's funny only in theory. Scott Renshaw

Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*The Bourne Ultimatum (PG-13)
The third installment in Bourne's story improves upon a franchise that just keeps getting better. The badass with a grudge may be an action movie staple, but few play it with this kind of resigned, single-minded determination. Scott Renshaw

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

The Brave One (R)
This drama, starring Jodie Foster, could have been a smart, complex study of feeling impotent in the face of evil, but it takes an idiotic walk down a dark alley and never comes back. Scott Renshaw

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Daddy Day Camp (PG)
In this sequel to Daddy Day Care, bumbling dads run a summer camp. Not reviewed

Picture Show

Death at a Funeral (R)
Frank Oz directs this comedy about family secrets in a dysfunctional English family that threaten to come to light after a death. Not reviewed

Kimball's Twin Peak

Dragon Wars (PG-13)
Based on a legend from Korea, a man and a young girl try to save the planet from mythical creatures. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Eastern Promises (R)
The film's bumpy, uncomfortable ride of unpredictability constantly forces the viewer to reconsider everything that it is and everything that it says. And that's a wonderful thing for a movie about gangsters to offer. MaryAnn Johanson

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Evan Almighty (PG)
In this comedy, Steve Carell plays a congressman who is told by God to build an ark to ready himself for a great flood.

Not reviewed

Picture Show

The Game Plan (PG)
A professional football player and confirmed bachelor discovers that he has a 7-year-old daughter as the result of an earlier fling. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Good Luck Chuck (R)
In order to be with his dream woman, Charlie Logan must break a curse that makes every woman he dates fall in love with the next man she meets. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Hairspray (PG)
There are sprigs of bitter irony, but, mostly, Hairspray wears its tender heart on its sleeve, singing itself hoarse on chipper tunes about being nice, being in love and being yourself no matter what anyone thinks. MaryAnn Johanson

Chapel Hills 15

Halloween (R)
This remake of the horror classic about Michael Myers, a man on a murderous rampage, was written and directed by Rob Zombie. Not reviewed

Tinseltown

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (PG-13)
Adam Sandler and Kevin James play New York City firemen who masquerade as a gay couple in order to qualify for benefits as domestic partners. Not reviewed

Picture Show

Knocked Up (R)
In this movie from the makers of 40-Year-Old Virgin, a one-night stand results in an unexpected pregnancy with comic results for the father. Not reviewed

Picture Show

Laugh Factory (R)
Watch stand-up comedy from the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, Calif. Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15

Live Free or Die Hard (PG-13)
Bruce Willis plays detective John McClane, who goes after a terrorist group planning to use the Internet to shut down the entire U.S. infrastructure. Not reviewed

Picture Show

*Meet the Robinsons (G)
A 12-year old with a penchant for wild inventions unintentionally wreaks havoc with his latest science fair project in this solid, energetic Disney story designed for older kids and their parents. Scott Renshaw

Picture Show

Mr. Woodcock (PG-13)
In this comedy, a man returns to his hometown to stop his mother (Susan Sarandon) from marrying his dreaded high school gym teacher (Billy Bob Thornton). Not reviewed

Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (PG-13)
Last summer Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man's Chest phenomenally followed up the 2003 original. At World's End, however, turns out overstuffed, over-plotted and, most surprisingly, just plain dull. Scott Renshaw

Picture Show

Resident Evil: Extinction (R)
Survivors of the apocalypse must cross the desert of Nevada and fight killer zombies and other creatures to avoid extinction. Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Roar 3D: Lions of the Kalahari (NR)
View the life of lions in the wild in this 3D adventure. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16 IMAX

Rush Hour 3 (PG-13)
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker accidentally get themselves involved with the Chinese Triad crew. Not reviewed

Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Shrek the Third (PG)
It's ... fine. It's fine. But it's not Shrek. Or Shrek 2. This effort exists on only one level as fluff. MaryAnn Johanson

Picture Show

The Simpsons Movie (PG-13)
Homer Simpson causes a toxic waste spill at the nuclear plant necessitating a potentially permanent evacuation of Springfield. Not reviewed

Picture Show

Superbad (R)
There's a thin line between smart juvenilia and plain silliness and Superbad weaves back and forth across it like Lindsay Lohan at a traffic stop. Scott Renshaw

Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Surf's Up (PG)
Because of its penguin lineage, you might feel like you've seen Surf's Up before. But there's no doubt this is a wave worth riding. Jeff Sneider

Picture Show

Sydney White (PG-13)
This modern Snow White tale follows a beautiful college co-ed and her life with seven "dorks." Not reviewed

Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Transformers (PG-13)
It's busy, it's silly but the Transformers truly are kick-ass movie creations, an amazing combination of organic fluidity and mechanized bulk. Scott Renshaw

Cinemark 16 IMAX, Picture Show

  • Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Film

Popular Events

  • Pottery by the Pound @ Commonwheel Artists Co-op

    • Jan. 6-31
  • Arati Gallery Celebrating 40 Years @ Arati Artists Gallery

    • Through Dec. 30
  • A Holiday Evening @ Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

    • Sat., Dec. 17, 4-8 p.m. $5-$8
    • Buy Tickets
  • Teens' Answers to "What is your Light in the Darkness?" @ Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership

    • Through Dec. 9
  • Eugenia Williams @ Art 111

    • Dec. 9-30

Recent Comments

All content © Copyright 2016, The Colorado Springs Independent   |   Website powered by Foundation