At the movies: Now showing
Showtimes: 5 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2, 5 and 8 p.m. Sunday; 5 and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Speakeeasy Movie Theatre in Breckenridge; ALSO, 1:30, 4:15, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Friday through Wednesday; and 1:30, 4:15 and 7 p.m. on Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
Llewelyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a sentry of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back trunk. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law ” namely aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell ” can contain. Moss tries to evade his pursuers, in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives. Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Beth Grant and Garret Dillahunt. 122 min.
Showtimes: 1, 1:15, 4, 4:15, 6:45, 7, 9:15 and 9:30 p.m. Friday through Wednesday; and 1, 1:15, 4, 4:15, 6:45 and 7 p.m. Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
Nicole Kidman’s presence in this elaborate fantasy flick is emblematic of the movie itself: aesthetically lush but ultimately cold to the touch. This adaptation of the first novel in British writer Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy has some fanciful moments but never achieves the sense of awe-inspiring wonder of the “Lord of the Rings” films, to which comparisons will be inevitable. It’s also probably too scary for a lot of kids, with its themes of totalitarianism and mind control; adults, meanwhile, may find it hard to take seriously, despite how seriously it takes itself. The visual highlight is supposed to be the battle between two powerful, armored polar bears, voiced by Ian McKellen and Ian McShane. But it’s all a bit of a drag, even given the sprightly energy of our heroine, 12-year-old orphan Lyra Belacqua, played by newcomer Dakota Blue Richards. PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence. 114 min.
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Showtimes: 1, 4:30 p.m. Friday through Wednesday; and 1 p.m. Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
Lars Lindstrom is a loveable introvert whose emotional baggage has kept him from fully embracing life. After years of what is almost solitude, he invites Bianca, a friend he met on the internet to visit him. He introduces Bianca to his brother Gus and his wife Karen and they are stunned. They don’t know what to say to Lars or Bianca ” because she is a life-size doll, not a real person and he is treating her as though she is alive. They consult the family doctor Dagmar who explains this is a delusion he’s created ” for what reason she doesn’t yet know but they should all go along with it. What follows is an emotional journey for Lars and the people around him. Starring Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Kelli Garner and Paul Schneider. 106 min.
Showtimes: 8 p.m. Friday through Wednesday; and 7 p.m. Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
In the complex, magical and sensual city of Cartagena, Colombia, a man waits more than 50 years for his one true love. Florentino Ariza, a poet and telegraph clerk, discovers his life’s passion when he sees Fermina Daza through the window of her father’s villa. Through a series of passionate letters, Florentino gradually awakens the young beauty’s heart, but her father is furious when he learns of the affair, and vows to keep them apart forever. Starring Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Catalina Sandino Moreno and John Leguizamo. 138 min.
Showtimes: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Friday through Wednesday; 1:15, 3:15, 5:15 and 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
During surgery, more than 60,000 people domestically each year experience “anesthetical awareness,” a condition when anesthesia fails during surgery, leaving one completely conscious and feeling every incision, but paralyzed and incapable of doing anything about it. This is what happens to Clay. Starring Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Lena Olin, Terrence Howard and Sam Robards. R for language, an intense disturbing situation, and brief drug use. 84 min.
Showtimes: 1:30, 4:15, 6:45 and 9:30 p.m. Friday through Wednesday; and 1:30, 4:15 and 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
Twelve years ago, on a moonlit rooftop above Washington Square, Lyla Novacek, a sheltered young cellist, and Louis Connelly, a charismatic Irish singer-songwriter, were drawn together by a street musician’s rendition of “Moondance” and fell in love. After the most romantic night of her life, Lyla promised to meet Louis again but, despite her protests, her father rushed her to her next concert ” leaving Louis to believe that she didn’t care. Disheartened, he found it impossible to continue playing and eventually abandoned his music while Lyla, her own hopes for love lost, was led to believe months later that she had also lost their unborn child in a car accident. Starring Freddie Highmore, Robin Williams, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Terrence Howard. PG for some thematic elements, mild violence and language. 113 min.
Showtimes: 1:30, 4, 6:45 and 9:15 p.m. Friday through Wednesday; and 1:30, 4 and 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
The tale follows the beautiful princess Giselle as she is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land ” and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Starring Amy Adams, James Marsden, Idina Menzel, Susan Sarandon and Patrick Dempsey. PG for some scary images and mild innuendo. 108 min.
Showtimes: 4:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday through Wednesday; and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
The “Hitman” is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47. His hallmarks are lethal grace, unwavering precision, and resolute pride in his work. But even 47 couldn’t anticipate a “random equation” in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. Starring Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Robert Knepper and Ulrich Thomsen.
Showtimes: 1:15 and 7:15 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.
Fred Claus has lived his entire life in his brother’s very large shadow. Fred tried, but could hardly live up to the example set by the younger Nicholas, who was just a perfect, well, saint. True to form, Nicholas grew up to be the model of giving, while Fred became the polar opposite: a fast-talking repo man who’s run out of luck and money. Starring Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Spacey, John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks. PG for mild language and some rude humor.
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