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Showtimes: 5 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday; and 5 and 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Speakeasy Movie Theatre in Breckenridge. Young@Heart is a New England senior citizens chorus that has delighted audiences worldwide with their covers of songs by everyone from The Clash to Coldplay. Based in Northampton, Mass., the group is made up of two dozen spirited seniors who specialize in reinterpreting rock, punk and R&B classics from a unique perspective. Their lineup includes former schoolteachers, executives, doctors and food service workers, and the chorus is guided by their longtime director Bob Cilman. With less than two months to go until a one-night-only concert in their hometown, the performers struggle with the new lyrics and unfamiliar melodies of seven new songs. During their thrice weekly rehearsals, they gradually take possession of music ranging from R&B classics like Allen Toussaints Yes We Can Can? to Coldplays emotionally powerful ballad Fix You, upending assumptions about old age, love, sex and death. PG for some mild language and thematic elements. 108 min.
Showtimes: 12:14, 2:45, 4:45, 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.The three-dimensional digital imagery used in Brendan Frasers subterranean adventure nearly defies Hollywood wisdom that no technological innovation can ever turn a bad movie into a good one. In 2-D, as it will play at most theaters for lack of sufficient cinemas equipped to project digital 3-D, the movie probably will come off as a lame bit of hokum thats less a story than a theme-park ride. With crisp images and depth that make you feel you could reach out and stick your hand into the middle of the action, the movie projected in digital 3-D form actually makes that theme-park ride kind of fun. Fraser, Josh Hutcherson as his nephew and Anita Briem as an Icelandic guide star as a threesome that heads down below after discovering Jules Vernes classic sci-fi novel might be based on an actual trip to the Earths center. While there are gimmicky shots, director Eric Brevig restrains the impulse to use the technology for too many cheap jolts. Generally, the 3-D images are fashioned to make fans feel as though theyre sitting inside the movie rather than being assaulted by moving objects within it. PG for intense adventure action and some scary moments. 93 min.
Showtimes: 1, 4, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.Words dont really do justice in attempting to describe the wondrous array of misfits and monsters Guillermo del Toro has concocted here. Truly, his is a world you have to experience for yourself to appreciate fully if you dare, that is. In following up the original Hellboy from 2004 and his Oscar-winning 2006 masterpiece Pans Labyrinth, the director has outdone himself in both absurd humor and wild imagination. At times, theres almost too much to take in all at once everything from hulking trolls with thick tusks to tiny tooth fairies that look delicate but actually delight in feasting on human bones. The visuals are the star, of course. But the sequel, which del Toro scripted from a story he co-wrote with Hellboy comic book creator Mike Mignola, wouldnt be nearly as much fun without Ron Perlman returning as its wisecracking, beer-guzzling, kitten-nuzzling hero. Not only does Perlman completely get del Toros twisted sense of humor, he thrives on it. As the films title character, who grows from boy-devil to man-devil to reluctant, noir-style crime fighter, Perlman shows not just perfect comic timing but also an irresistible ability to laugh at himself. This time, Hellboy and the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense must stop a power-hungry, underground prince (Luke Goss) from awakening a dormant army of indestructible golden soldiers. Also returning are Selma Blair as Liz, Hellboys (literally) fiery girlfriend, and Doug Jones as the sophisticated fish-man Abe Sapien. PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and some language. 110 min.
Showtimes: 12:45, 2:45, 4:45, 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Friday through Thursday at the Skyline Cinema in Dillon.A massive fireball from space hits New Yorks Central Park and an ordinary man emerges unscathed. The man turns out to be a spaceship operated by 100 human-looking aliens who are one-quarter inch tall and seeking a way to save their planet; complications ensue when their captain falls in love with an Earth woman whos always picked losers for previous romances. Starring Eddie Murphy, Gabrielle Union, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Banks and Judah Friedlander. PG for bawdy and suggestive humor, action and some language.
Showtimes: 12:30, 4, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon. Within the rumbling, stumbling hunk of junk that is WALL-E beats the sweetest, warmest heart a robotic representation of humanitys highest potential. And within this futuristic sci-fi adventure lies an artistic truth: that Pixars track record remains impeccable. Following high-concept movies about a superhero family and a gourmet rat, this is the Disney computer animation arms boldest experiment yet. WALL-E is essentially a silent film in which the two main characters, a mismatched pair of robots, communicate through bleeps and blips and maybe three words between them. And yet director and co-writer Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) is resourceful enough to find infinite ways for them to express themselves amusingly, achingly, and with emotional precision. G. 97 min.
Showtimes: 1:15 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.Aspiring reporter Kit Kittredge cant resist bringing home strays, whether its Grace, an abandoned basset hound, or Will and Countee, a pair of young hobos willing to trade work for meals. Bright, inquisitive and generous, Kit is a natural born leader. But her happy childhood is abruptly interrupted when her father loses his car dealership and must leave Cincinnati to look for work. Kit and her mother Margaret are left to manage on their own, growing vegetables, selling eggs and even taking in an assortment of boarders including an itinerant magician, a vivacious dance instructor on the prowl for a husband and a zany mobile librarian. When a crime spree sweeps Cincinnati, all signs point to the local hobo jungle, where Will and Countee live with a group of their impoverished companions. Kit, who always has her antennae out for a good news story, convinces her new friends to take her to see the hobo camp for herself and writes an article that creates a sympathetic portrait of the camps residents. But when Kits mother and their boarders become the latest victims in a string of robberies, Kits loyalties are tested. G. Starring Abigail Breslin, Stanley Tucci, Glenne Headly, Jane Krakowski and Julia Ormond.
Showtimes: 4:15, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.The movie is called Wanted and the star is Angelina Jolie. No, it is not a documentary. It is, in fact, a super-stylized, wildly outlandish action flick that will pick you up, throw you around, drop you back down on the ground and leave you begging for more. Its the ideal, mindless summer thrill ride one that you cant take too seriously, even when it starts to take itself too seriously. Based on the graphic novel by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, Wanted follows the transformation of Wesley Gibson (the increasingly versatile James McAvoy) from miserable cubicle dweller to master assassin. Jolie, as the aptly named Fox, yanks him from his dreary life and introduces him to The Fraternity, a secret society of freakishly skilled, highly trained killers of whom his late father, the man he never knew, was the best of the best. R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality. 110 min.
Showtimes: 1, 4, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.What began life on TV as a classic sitcom that cleverly satirized Cold War espionage has been transformed for the big screen as just another standard action picture. Pity, too. Because Agent Maxwell Smart himself would have made a more entertaining movie, just by picking up a camera and bumbling his way through it. You certainly cant complain about the casting of Steve Carell in the lead role: What other actor has the buttoned-down looks or the self-deprecating sense of humor to fill Don Adams shoe phone? And director Peter Segal (Anger Management, 50 First Dates), working with writers Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember, retains just enough elements of the 1960s TV series to tug at baby boomers sense of nostalgia. PG-13 for some rude humor, action violence and language. 111 min.
Showtimes: 12:30, 1:30, 3:45, 4:45, 6:45, 7:15, 9 and 9:30 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema in Dillon.This is a comedy superhero film directed by Peter Berg and starring Will Smith, Jason Bateman and Charlize Theron. The story was originally written by Vincent Ngo in 1996 and had languished in Hollywood for some time. The project has had various directors attached, including Tony Scott, Michael Mann, Jonathan Mostow, and Gabriele Muccino. Hancock was originally intended to be filmed before I Am Legend, also starring Will Smith. Hancock was filmed in Los Angeles. In the United States, the film was rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America after cuts were made at the organizations behest to avoid a restricted (R) rating, which it had received twice previously.
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