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September 12, 2013

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A&E | SHORT TAKES SPECIAL SCREENINGS > NIGHT LIGHT Spooky things are afoot in Insidious: Chapter 2. Cinemark Classic Series Sun, 2 pm; Wed, 2 & 7 pm, $7-$10. 9/15, 9/18, To Kill a Mockingbird. Theaters: ST, SF, SP, SC. Clean Guys of Comedy Broadcast of stand-up comedy performance featuring Dave Coulier, Jamie Kennedy, Andy Hendrickson, Ralph Harris, Heather McDonald. 9/19, 8 pm, $10.50-$12.50. Theaters: COL, ORL, SF, SP, ST, VS. 9/26, 7:30 pm, $12.50. Theaters: COL, VS. Info: fathomevents. com. Dive-In Movies Mon, 7:30 & 10 pm, $3, hotel guests free. 9/16, Clueless, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 698-7000. Maximum Midnight Movies Sat, midnight, free. 9/14, Pretty in Pink. Theaters: TS. Info: maximumcomics. com. Midnight Treasures Local feature films plus filmmaker Q&A, local short film, midnight, $7.50. 9/13, Little Monsters. Theaters: GVL. Movies in the Park Sat, 7:30 pm, free, includes popcorn. 9/14, Daddy Day Care. Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd., tivolivillagelv. com. Outdoor Picture Show Fri-Sat, 7 pm, free. 9/13, The Incredibles. 9/14, Pee Wee's Big Adventure. The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2225 Village Walk Drive, Henderson, 5648595. RiffTrax Live 9/12, comedic commentary on Starship Troopers, 7:30 pm, $10.50-$12.50. Theaters: CAN, COL, ORL, SF, SP, ST, VS. Info: fathomevents.com. Saturday Movie Matinee 9/14, Star Trek Into Darkness, 2 pm, free. Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 507-3400. 9/14, Oblivion, 1 pm, free. Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, 507-6036. Sci Fi Center Mon, Cinemondays, 8 pm, free. Fri, Dr. Who Night, 8 pm, $5. 9/14, Flash Gordon (1980), The Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadow cast, 8 pm, $10. 9/17, The Phantom of the Opera (1925) with live musical accompaniment by pianist Michael Shane, 8 pm, $10. 9/18, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) with live musical accompaniment by pianist Michael Shane, 8 pm, $10. 600 E. Sahara Ave. Ste. 12, 7924335, thescificenter.com. Showgirls 2: Penny's From Heaven 9/13, 7 pm, $7-$10. Theatre 7, 1406 S. 3rd St., 568-9663, theatre7lv.com. Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou Tue, 1 pm, free. 9/17, All About Eve. Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 507-3400. The Ultimate Insidious Experience 9/12, Insidious, Insidious: Chapter 2, 7 pm, $15. Theaters: BS, CH, FH, GVR, ORL, RR, SC, SF, SHO, SP, SS, TS, TX NEW THIS WEEK Austenland AACCC Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Bret McKenzie. Directed by Jerusha Hess. 97 minutes. Rated PG-13. See review Page 42. Theaters: SC The Family (Not reviewed) Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones. Directed by Luc Besson. 111 minutes. Rated R. A notorious mafia family is relocated to France under the witness protection program. Theaters: AL, CAN, CH, DI, FH, GVL, GVR, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SF, SHO, SP, SS, ST, TS, TX, VS Flu (Not reviewed) Jang Hyuk, Su Ae. Directed by Kim Sung-soo. 121 minutes. Not rated. In Korean with English subtitles. A deadly epidemic sweeps through a suburb of Seoul, Korea. Theaters: VS Insidious: Chapter 2 (Not reviewed) Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey. Directed by James Wan. 105 minutes. Rated PG-13. A haunted family seeks to uncover the childhood secret that has left them connected to the spirit world. Theaters: AL, BS, CAN, CH, DI, FH, GVR, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SC, SF, SHO, SP, SS, TS, TX Shuddh Desi Romance (Not reviewed) Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra, Vaani Kapoor. Directed by Maneesh Sharma. 150 minutes. Not rated. In Hindi with English subtitles. A man is torn between two women, one free-spirited, the other traditional. Theaters: VS THEATERS (AL) REGAL ALIANTE 7300 Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas, 221-2283 (BS) REGAL BOULDER STATION 4111 Boulder Highway, 221-2283 (PAL) BRENDEN THEATRES AT THE PALMS 4321 W. Flamingo Road, 507-4849 (CAN) GALAXY CANNERY 2121 E. Craig Road, North Las Vegas, 639-9779 (CH) CINEDOME HENDERSON 851 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, 566-1570 A Strange Brand of Happy (Not reviewed) Joe Boyd, Rebecca St. James, Shirley Jones. Directed by Brad Wise. 95 minutes. Rated PG-13. A man learns about faith and romance thanks to a group of retirees. Theaters: SC NOW PLAYING 2 Guns AABCC Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. 109 minutes. Rated R. 2 Guns follows two undercover government agents who team up to rob a bank and end up chased by a competing lineup of bad guys. It's a good thing that Washington and Wahlberg make for such an entertaining pair, because otherwise the movie is pretty much a mess. –JB Theaters: BS, COL, DI, FH, ORL, SC, SP, TX Closed Circuit AAABC Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Ciaran Hinds. Directed by John Crowley. 100 minutes. Rated R. Bana and Hall play a pair of London lawyers assigned to defend a suspected terrorist. The filmmakers keep the suspense going without resorting to cheap fake-outs or absurd twists, and even if the movie doesn't make any big statements, it tells a story well enough that it doesn't need to. –JB Theaters: CAN, COL, GVR, ORL, SC, SP The Conjuring AABCC Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston. Directed by James Wan. 112 minutes. Rated R. Set in 1971, The Conjuring features top-notch period detail and some nice homages to horror movies of that era. But the story of a nice family calling on a pair of ghost hunters to rid their house of evil spirits is formulaic and anticlimactic, and the stylish scares eventually offer diminishing returns. –JB Theaters: BS, ORL, TC, TX beyond that. –JB Theaters: TC Despicable Me 2 AABCC Voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud. 98 minutes. Rated PG. Reformed super-villain Gru (Carell) teams up with a top-secret crime-fighting force and falls for his new partner (Wiig). Gru's little yellow minions can be amusing, but they aren't enough to carry the movie, which has an underwhelming villain and a weak emotional core. –JB Theaters: AL, BS, CH, COL, FH, ORL, SC, SP, TX Elysium AABCC Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. 109 minutes. Rated R. Blomkamp's follow-up to District 9 imagines a future in which the 1 percent live blissfully on an orbiting space station called Elysium while most of Earth's population suffers on the home planet. A heavy-handed allegory for America's immigration debate is all this leaden action flick has to offer. –MD Theaters: AL, DI, GVR, ORL, RR, SF, SHO, SP, SS, ST, TS, TX, VS Blue Jasmine AAACC Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin. Directed by Woody Allen. 98 minutes. Rated PG-13. Blanchett's showy performance in the title role is the highlight of Allen's latest, about a scandalruined widow who moves in with her working-class sister (Hawkins) and tries to start her life anew. It's a loose riff on A Streetcar Named Desire, but Tennessee Williams can rest easy. –MD Theaters: COL, ORL, SP, ST, VS The Croods AABCC Voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds. Directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders. 91 minutes. Rated PG. A family of cavemen must change or face extinction in this inoffensive but unremarkable DreamWorks animated tale. There are some beautiful and inventive creations among the prehistoric animals, but the story is predictable and rote, suitable for keeping kids occupied but not much (COL) REGAL COLONNADE 8880 S. Eastern Ave., 221-2283 (ORL) CENTURY ORLEANS 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., 889-1220 (SC) CENTURY SUNCOAST 9090 Alta Drive, 869-1880 (DI) LAS VEGAS DRIVE-IN 4150 W. Carey Ave., North Las Vegas, 646-3565 (RP) AMC RAINBOW PROMENADE 2321 N. Rainbow Blvd., 888-262-4386 (SS) REGAL SUNSET STATION 1301-A W. Sunset Road, Henderson, 221-2283 (FH) REGAL FIESTA HENDERSON 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson, 221-2283 (GVR) REGAL GREEN VALLEY RANCH 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson, 221-2283 (GVL) GALAXY GREEN VALLEY LUXURY+ 4500 E. Sunset Road, Henderson, 442-0244 (RR) REGAL RED ROCK 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., 221-2283 (ST) CENTURY SAM'S TOWN 5111 Boulder Highway, 547-1732 (SF) CENTURY SANTA FE STATION 4949 N. Rancho Drive, 655-8178 Fruitvale Station AACCC Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer. Directed by Ryan Coogler. 85 minutes. Rated R. This year's winner of the top prize at Sundance tells the sad true story of (TX) REGAL TEXAS STATION 2101 Texas Star Lane, North Las Vegas, 221-2283 (TS) AMC TOWN SQUARE 6587 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 362-7283 (SHO) UNITED ARTISTS SHOWCASE 3769 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 221-2283 (TC) REGENCY TROPICANA CINEMAS 3330 E. Tropicana Ave., 438-3456 (SP) CENTURY SOUTH POINT 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 260-4061 (VS) REGAL VILLAGE SQUARE 9400 W. 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