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10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU

Inspired by the classic Shakespeare play The Taming of the Shrew, and as satirical as it is romantic, this is one teen film that is wide enough to span generations in its appeal. Rated PG-13 At International Film Series. — IFS

21 JUMP STREET

Two young police officers and ex-classmates go undercover at a local high school to investigate a dangerous drug ring. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

ACT OF VALOR

After the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of Navy Seals is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt to foil the attack. Rated R. At Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

ALL IN: THE POKER MOVIE

All In: The Poker Movie tells the story of poker’s renaissance in the first decade of the new millennium, from a game once played only by grandparents and teenagers unable to get a date on Friday night to a nationally televised sport played by millions, and watched by millions more. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

AMERICAN REUNION

A decade after their teen adventures in American Pie, a group of lifelong friends return to their hometown for a high school reunion. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

THE ARTIST

Silent movie matinee idol George Valentin meets funny, sexy young extra Peppy Miller, a dancer set for a big break, and sparks fly. PG-13. At Century, Chez Artiste and Colony Square. — Landmark Theatres

BEING FLYNN

Being Flynn is adapted from Nick Flynn’s 2004 memoir Another Bulls—t Night in Suck City, and explores bonds both unbreakable and fragile between parent and child. Nick Flynn (Paul Dano, Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood) is a young writer seeking to define himself. He misses his late mother, Jody (Julianne Moore), and her loving nature, but he has not seen his father, self-styled “master storyteller” Jonathan Flynn (Robert De Niro), in 18 years. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS SAME

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same tracks the adventures and misadventures of three aliens from the planet Zots, sent down to Earth on a mission to rid themselves of romantic emotions, which are considered toxic to their planet’s atmosphere. At Denver FilmCenter/ Colfax. — Denver Film Society

CORIOLANUS

Caius Martius “Coriolanus” (director Ralph Fiennes), a revered and feared Roman general, is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens. Pushed by his controlling and ambitious mother Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave) to seek the exalted and powerful position of Consul, he is loath to ingratiate himself with the masses whose votes he needs in order to secure the office. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

A DANGEROUS METHOD

Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) as his patient. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

DARK TIDE

A shark expert whose business and spirits are down a year after a shark attack killed one of her crew is persuaded by an old flame to lead a wealthy thrill seeker on a dangerous dive. At Denver FilmCenter/ Colfax. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

DELICACY

In the French romantic comedy Delicacy, Audrey Tautou (Amélie) is Nathalie, a beautiful, happy and successful Parisian business executive who finds herself suddenly widowed after a three-year marriage to her soul mate. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

DR. SUESS’ THE LORAX 3D

In this animated film, a 12-year-old boy searching for the key to winning over his dream girl must confront a mysterious grumpy creature who is protective of his homeland. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

FOOTNOTE

Footnote is the tale of a great rivalry between a father and son. Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are both eccentric professors who have dedicated their lives to their work in Talmudic Studies. The father, Eliezer, is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. Meanwhile his son, Uriel, is an up-and-coming star in the field who appears to feed on accolades. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

FORBIDDEN PLANET

Shakespeare’s The Tempest is transformed in this landmark science-fiction film with groundbreaking special effects and thrilling, campy entertainment. At International Film Series. — IFS

HAPPY

This film takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining powerful interviews with leading scientists in happiness research and real-life stories of ordinary and extraordinary people worldwide, the film uncovers the secrets behind our most valued emotion. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

HOW TO START A REVOLUTION

A story of modern revolution, the power of people to change their world and the man behind it all. Unassuming, soft-spoken and barely known to the wider world, 83-year-old Professor Gene Sharp has written the standard textbook for revolutionary leaders. At Denver FilmCenter/ Colfax. — Denver Film Society

HUGO

In 1930s Paris, an orphan living in a train station tries to unlock a mystery left behind by his late father. Rated PG. At Colony Square and Denver FilmCenter/ Colfax. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

HUNGER GAMES

In the post-apocalyptic ruins of North America, a teenage girl competes in a nationally televised battle to the death against 23 of her peers. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT Rated PG-13.

JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME

A 30-year-old man-child hunkered down in his mother’s basement ventures out into the real world on an errand and winds up on an adventure with his brother. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Mayan. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI

For most of his 85 years, Jiro Ono, the most famous sushi chef in Tokyo, has been perfecting the art of making sushi. He works from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation. Rated PG. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

JOHN CARTER

A former military captain is mysteriously transported to Mars, where he becomes involved in an epic conflict among the planet’s inhabitants. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

LA STRADA

Federico Fellini’s wife Giulietta Masina plays Gelsomina, a naive girl sold into the employ of a brutal strongman in a traveling circus in this poetic fable of love and cruelty. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

LET THE BULLETS FLY

In the lawless land that is rural China in the 1920s, legendary bandit “Pocky” Zhang and his gang stage a train robbery. They are quite unhappy to discover that instead of silver, the only thing left on the train is the con man, Tang. At Denver FilmCenter/ Colfax. — Denver Film Society

MACBETH

After Charles Manson’s horrific murder of Roman Polanski’s wife, the director turned to Shakespeare for guidance, and the result was one of the more violent representations of Macbeth ever put on screen. At International Film Series. — IFS

MIRROR MIRROR

See full review page 48. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

NATURAL SELECTION

Devoted Christian housewife Linda White (Rachael Harris, The Hangover) leads a sheltered and childless existence in suburban Texas. Her world is irrevocably altered when her husband Abe (John Diehl) suffers a tragic stroke at a sperm clinic. Abe had been making “donations” for the duration of their marriage and has produced numerous offspring, unknown to Linda, who has never been able to conceive. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

OPERA: BENVENUTO CELLINI - SALZBURG

A rarely performed operatic gem gleams anew in this off-thewall, elaborate production. It was a surprise hit at the Salzburg festival and proved that this opera, considered far too difficult in Berlioz’s lifetime, may be overdue for a revival. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

PINA

“Dance, dance, or we are lost.” Pina Bausch’s final words summarize her life and provide the inspiration for acclaimed director Wim Wenders’ breathtaking tribute to the legendary choreographer. Bausch and her Tanztheater in Wuppertal elevated dance into brilliantly subversive new expressive realms. In this exhilarating film Wenders captures the raw, heartstopping intensity of the movement and transforms it into a transcendent cinematic experience. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

RICHARD III

An imaginative and visceral Shakespeare adaptation set in the 1930s with a mesmerizing performance by Ian McKellen, who also co-wrote this adaptation.Rated R. At International Film Series. — IFS

SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN

The inspirational romantic comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen stars Ewan McGregor as Dr. Alfred Jones, a fisheries scientist who one day receives an unusual request. A businesswoman named Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emily Blunt, The Adjustment Bureau) wants his help in fulfilling a wealthy sheikh’s (Amr Waked) desire to bring sport fishing to Yemen. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

THE SANDLOT

Get warmed up for baseball season with Harrison Rains and the kids in The Sandlot. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

A SEPARATION

Simin wants to leave Iran to provide better opportunities for her daughter. When her husband refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father, Simin sues for divorce. Rated PG-13. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

THIS MEANS WAR

Two deadly CIA partners and best friends fall for the same woman and employ their arsenals against each other to win her. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

TITANIC 3D

A new 3-D version of the 1997 romance film about two star-crossed lovers aboard the doomed ocean liner. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/ MCT

THE TROUBLE WITH BLISS

Morris Bliss is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father. When he finds himself

wrapped up in an awkward relationship with the sexually precocious, 18-year-old daughter of a former classmate, Morris quickly discovers his static life unraveling and opening up in ways that are long overdue. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

THE TURIN HOUSE

So bold are both the conception and execution of Tarr’s darkly cinematic elegy that the final scenes are as sobering as anything in his, or indeed anyone else’s, body of work. At International Film Series. — IFS

THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the Molly Brown House and the Denver Film Society present The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Reception with drinks and Irish music to follow. At Denver FilmCenter/ Colfax. — Denver Film Society

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller from director/co-writer Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar), We Need to Talk About Kevin explores the fractious relationship between a mother and her evil son. Rated R. At Boedecker Theater and Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

WRATH OF THE TITANS 3D

Ten years after defeating the Kraken, the demigod Perseus must leave his quiet life to aid his father, Zeus, in a battle against the Titans. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

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