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52 LASVEGASWEEKLY.COM MARCH 612, 2014 SPECIAL SCREENINGS Banf Mountain Film Festival World Tour 3/13, short ilms showcasing outdoor travel and action sports, 7 pm, free. Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 5073400. Cinemark Classic Series Sun, 2 pm; Wed, 2 & 7 pm, $7-$10. 3/9, 3/12, Chicago. Theaters: ORL, ST, SF, SP, SC Cinema Society of Las Vegas Mon, independent ilms with post- screening discussion, 4 pm, $55 season membership. 3/10, award-winning short ilms. Theaters: GVL. Info: cinemaso- ciety.com. Maximum Midnight Movies Sat, midnight, free. 3/8, Clueless. Theaters: TS. Info: maximumcomics. com. Movies That Matter 3/10, documentary The Institute, 7 pm, free, refreshments provided. UNLV Beam Hall 241, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Saturday Movie Matinee 3/8, Gravity, 2 pm, free. Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 507- 3400. Sci Fi Center Mon, Cinemondays, 8 pm, free. 3/8, The Blob (1958), The Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadow cast, 8 pm, $7. 600 E. Sahara Ave. Ste. 12, 7924335, thesciicenter.com. Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou Tue, 1 pm, free. 3/11, Doll Face. Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 5073400. NEW THIS WEEK 300: Rise of an Empire AACCC Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey. Directed by Noam Murro. 102 minutes. Rated R. See review Page 44. Theaters: AL, CAN, CH, DI, FH, GVL, GVR, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SF, SHO, SP, SS, ST, TS, TX, VS Mr. Peabody & Sherman AAACC Voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter. Directed by Rob Minkof. 92 minutes. Rated PG. See review Page 44. Theaters: AL, CAN, CH, COL, DI, FH, GVL, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SF, SHO, SP, SS, ST, TS, TX, VS NOW PLAYING 12 Years a Slave AAABC Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o. Directed by Steve McQueen. 133 minutes. Rated R. Based on a true story, McQueen's harrowing third feature (following Hunger and Shame) stars Ejiofor as a free black man in 1841 who's kidnapped and sold into slavery. As both drama and cinema, the ilm is merely solid, impres- sive. As a cultural object, however, it's essential. –MD Theaters: BS, FH, TS, VS 3 Days to Kill (Not reviewed) Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld. Directed by McG. 113 min- utes. Rated PG13. A secret agent has to complete one last mission. Theaters: AL, BS, CH, FH, GVL, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SC, SF, SHO, SP, SS, TS, TX 47 Ronin (Not reviewed) Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kô Shibasaki. Directed by Carl Rinsch. 119 minutes. Rated PG13. A band of samu- rai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master. Theaters: TC About Last Night AAACC Michael Ealy, Joy Bryant, Kevin Hart, Regina Hall. Directed by Steve Pink. 100 minutes. Rated R. Ealy and Bryant take over for the original movie's Rob Lowe and Demi Moore as urban singles Danny and Debbie, whose yearlong relationship unfolds over the course of the movie. They have a relaxed, natural chemistry, and it's easy to buy into their burgeoning romance. –JB Theaters: AL, CAN, DI, ORL, PAL, RP, SHO, SP, ST, TS, TX American Hustle AAACC Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper. Directed by David O. Russell. 138 minutes. Rated R. Russell's follow- up to Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter stars most of their actors—Bale, Adams, Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence— in a ictionalized depiction of the Abscam sting of the late '70s. They're all enormous fun, but Russell's eforts to mimic Scorsese only prove that he lacks Marty's propulsive sense of rhythm. –MD Theaters: PAL, TX, VS Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues AAACC Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd. Directed by Adam McKay. 119 minutes. Rated PG13. Arrogant, boorish newsman Ron Burgundy (Ferrell) returns as a cable- news pioneer in this funny but lawed sequel. The pacing is a mess, with digressions and subplots that never pay of. Yet the laughs keep going all the way to the abrupt non sequitur of an ending. –JB Theaters: FH, PAL, VS August: Osage County AACCC Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis. Directed by John Wells. 121 minutes. Rated R. When the patriarch of the Weston family dies, his wife Violet (Streep) presides over the world's most unpleasant family reunion, bringing together 10 conten- tious relatives. Wells lets his actors run wild with the script, and whatever emo- tional resonance might exist on the page is subsumed by the sheer volume of the performances. –JB Theaters: VS Dallas Buyers Club AAACC Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner. Directed by Jean- Marc Vallée. 117 minutes. Rated R. McConaughey's live-wire energy as an unconventional AIDS activist in the late 1980s gives this otherwise convention- al biopic some kick. He lost 50 pounds for the role, but the performance is more than just a stunt—he takes his twangy charisma to an unexpected destination. –MD Theaters: COL, VS Devil's Due (Not reviewed) Allison Miller, Zach Gilford, Sam Anderson. Directed by Matt Bettinelli- Olpin and Tyler Gillett. 89 minutes. Rated R. A newlywed couple experi- ences mysterious changes when the wife gets pregnant. Theaters: TC Endless Love (Not reviewed) Alex Pettyfer, Gabriella Wilde, Bruce Greenwood. Directed by Shana Feste. 103 minutes. Rated PG13. Two teens in love are kept apart by their parents. Theaters: SC Frozen AAAAC Voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Grof, Josh Gad. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. 102 minutes. Rated PG. Based loosely on the fairy tale The Snow Queen, Frozen is Disney's best animated movie in years, combining all the charms of the classic princess formula while tweak- ing them in clever, forward-thinking ways, accompanied by stunning anima- tion and wonderful, Broadway-caliber songs. –JB Theaters: AL, CH, COL, DI, ORL, RP, RR, SF, SS, ST, TS, TX, VS Gravity AAAAC Sandra Bullock, George Clooney. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón. 90 min- utes. Rated PG13. From the moment that two astronauts (Bullock, Clooney) receive an urgent message that lying debris is headed their way, Cuarón keeps the suspense at a breathless level for nearly the entire running time. As a story of survival, Gravity is nearly unparalleled, although some sappy backstory-illuminating speeches threaten to undermine the intensity. –JB Theaters: COL, DI, SS A& E | SHORT TAKES > BEST PICTURE Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave returns to theaters this week. THEATERS (AL) REGAL ALIANTE 7300 Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas, 2212283 (BS) REGAL BOULDER STATION 4111 Boulder Highway, 2212283 (PAL) BRENDEN THEATRES AT THE PALMS 4321 W. Flamingo Road, 5074849 (CAN) GALAXY CANNERY 2121 E. Craig Road, North Las Vegas, 6399779 (CH) CINEDOME HENDERSON 851 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, 5661570 (COL) REGAL COLONNADE 8880 S. Eastern Ave., 2212283 (DI) LAS VEGAS DRIVEIN 4150 W. Carey Ave., North Las Vegas, 6463565 (FH) REGAL FIESTA HENDERSON 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson, 2212283 (GVR) REGAL GREEN VALLEY RANCH 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson, 2212283 (GVL) GALAXY GREEN VALLEY LUXURY+ 4500 E. Sunset Road, Henderson, 4420244 (ORL) CENTURY ORLEANS 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., 8891220 (RP) AMC RAINBOW PROMENADE 2321 N. Rainbow Blvd., 8882624386 (RR) REGAL RED ROCK 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., 2212283 (ST) CENTURY SAM'S TOWN 5111 Boulder Highway, 5471732 (SF) CENTURY SANTA FE STATION 4949 N. Rancho Drive, 6558178 (SHO) UNITED ARTISTS SHOWCASE 3769 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 2212283 (SP) CENTURY SOUTH POINT 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 2604061 (SC) CENTURY SUNCOAST 9090 Alta Drive, 8691880 (SS) REGAL SUNSET STATION 1301A W. Sunset Road, Henderson, 2212283 (TX) REGAL TEXAS STATION 2101 Texas Star Lane, North Las Vegas, 2212283 (TS) AMC TOWN SQUARE 6587 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 3627283 (TC) REGENCY TROPICANA CINEMAS 3330 E. Tropicana Ave., 4383456 (VS) REGAL VILLAGE SQUARE 9400 W. Sahara Ave., 2212283 52_Short_Takes_20130000.indd 52 3/5/14 4:03 PM

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