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FOOD REVIEW: ROSE. RABBIT. LIE.

Jan 29, 2014 3:41pm

You have probably seen the billboards, the blogger posts, the banner ads, the news spots, and maybe even the TV commercials (apparently people still watch TV?). Even a faux demonstration of grammarians protesting the gross...

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NEW RELEASES

Arthur Newman (R, 111 mins) A man (Colin Firth) assumes a new identity for a lif reboot, and falls for a woman (Emily Blunt) also escaping who she really is.

The Big Wedding (R, 90 mins) A divorced couple (Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton) pretends to be married for a family wedding.

The Company You Keep (R, 125 mins) See review, this issue.

Disconnect (R, 115) The story about how technology ruins a man’s (Jason Bateman) social life.

From Up on poppy hill (PG, 91 mins) Friends go head to head with Japanese officials in preparation of the 1964 Olympics. Animated. Foreign.

PICK - Mud (PG-13, 130 mins) See review, this issue.

Pain and Gain (129 mins) Bodybuilders (Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson) become wrapped up in extortion and kidnapping.

PICK - Starbuck (R, 109 mins) See review, this issue.

NOW PLAYING

42 (PG-13, 128 mins) Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) ignores white folk shenanigans to kick ass in baseball. This societal film is more or less just a turnstile of a feel-good sports picture. (CB: 4.10.13)

Admission (PG-13, 117 mins) A Princeton admissions officer (Tina Fey) visits the school overseen by an old classmate (Paul Rudd), and risks her career to help his student (Nat Wolff), who is possibly her lost son.

The Call (R, 95 mins) 911 operator Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) must face a killer from her past when she receives a call from an abducted girl.

The Croods (PG, 98 mins) The world’s first family (Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone) takes a road trip. Animated.

Dark Skies (PG-13, 95 mins) Once again, a white family (Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton) is terrorized by something that lurks within their suburban home.

Evil Dead (R. 91 mins) Evil Dead (R, 91 mins) Five young people go to a cabin in the woods to help one of them get off heroin, discover unspeakable evil. Grim depressing torture porn, like watching video evidence at a war crimes tribunal. (JE: 4.4.13)

Filly brown (R, 80 mins) A Los Angeles rapper (Gina Rodriguez) faces slut-shaming from her manager and family when ascending to stardom.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13, 110 mins) Big name action stars (Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum) shoot machine guns and strut away from explosions in a sequel to a film based on a toy.

The Girl Rising (PG-13, 141 mins) Nine girls from nine cultures facing child slavery, arranged marriages and oppression seek education to overcome obstacles.

A Haunted House (R, 86 mins) A couple (Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins) face demons and possession when they move into their dream home. A parody of modern horror films like “Paranormal Activity.”

The Host (PG-13, 125 mins) Watch out: Aliens will invade your body and steal your boyfriend. Just ask Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) after she encounters the invaders when searching for her family. From the author of “Twilight.”

Identity Thief (R, 107 mins) A dude named Sandy (Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”) has his identity stolen and exploited by a woman played by the big, crass chick from “Bridesmaids.”

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13, 100 mins) Aging Las Vegas magicians (Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi) attempt to salvage their career after an obnoxious street performer (Jim Carrey) gains popularity. There are no surprises in this formulaic comedy. (MK: 3.13.13)

It Takes a Man and a Woman (NR) Hopefully not Filipino Star Cinema’s stance on gay marriage, this movie is the third installment of Laida and Miggy’s love story, which, again, looks to be headed for disaster.

Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13, 114 mins) Jack (Nicholas Hoult) slaughters giants and scores the hot princess, despite looking mildly like a troll himself.

Jurassic Park 3D (PG-13, 127 mins) See the 1993 movie about a couple of dumb scientists and dinosaurs in 3D.

PICK - Lore (NR, 109 mins) A girl (Saskia Rosendahl) raised by Nazi parents leads her siblings across war-torn Germany. If a film about the Holocaust could be described as beautiful, then this is a beautiful film. (TR: 4.17.13)

The Lords of Salem (R, 101 mins) An old record rocks a radio DJ (Sheri Moon Zombie) so hard that she witnesses the horrors from her town’s past. A Rob Zombie creation. Sam’s Town.

Mama (PG-13, 100 mins) A couple (Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) must raise two girls who lived ferally in a forest and are now followed by a sinister being. Despite containing great genre atmosphere, the excessive plot and familiar scares demonstrate the weakening Guillermo del Toro brand. (CB: 1.17.13)

No (R, 110 mins) A daring ad man (Gael Garcia-Bernal) goes head to head with Dictator Pinochet, while sporting a patchy beard and avoiding capture by the Chilean military. This film is a good vintage which, for better or worse, reminds you of Europe. Village Square (TR: 4.10.13)

Oblivion (PG-13, 126 mins) A futuristic repairman (Tom Cruise) is forced to face the real reasons behind Earth’s destruction after warfare with aliens. Director Joseph Kosinki’s imagination plays the dual role of hero and villain, to the detriment of the movie. (CB: 4.17.13)

Olympus Has Fallen (R, 200 mins) The President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) is kidnapped, and the only person who can save him is Gerard Butler.

Oz the Great and Powerful (PG, 130 mins) A circus magician (James Franco) is catapulted into the magical world of Oz. No, the magician doesn’t dabble in any of Oz’s CGI intoxicants. That’s just Franco’s acting.

Parental Guidance (PG, 104 mins) Old-fashioned grandparents (Bette Midler and Billy Crystal) struggle to take care of their spoiled grandkids.

The Place Beyond the Pines (R, 140 mins) Ryan Gosling is Luke, a motorcycle stunt rider with plans to settle down with an old flame in upstate New York, but gets recruited by his new boss to use his talents robbing banks.

Run Home (PG-13) Good things happen when a talented but drug-using ballplayer coaches a dysfunctional Little League team, proving that people with substance abuse problems have feelings, too.

Safe Haven (PG-13, 115 mins) A widower (Josh Duhamel) uncovers the truth about the mysterious woman (Julianne Hough) he falls for in a North Carolina town.

The Sapphires (PG-13, 103 mins) An Aboriginal girl group escapes Australian white people to entertain U.S. troops in Vietnam. Did you know Indigenous Australians were only guaranteed the right to vote in 1962? Village Square.

Scary Movie 5 (PG-13, 85 mins) Another “Scary Movie” ruination, this time riffing on Paranormal Activity, Mama, Sinister, The Evil Dead, Inception and Black Swan. Damn it.

Snitch (PG-13, 95 mins) A father (Dwayne Johnson) goes undercover to infiltrate a drug cartel to save his son.

Stuck in Love (R) A family of writers (Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins) struggles with love after the parents divorce.

PICK - Trance (R, 101 mins) An auctioneer (James McAvoy) hooks up with a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson) to recover a stolen Goya painting. Director Danny Boyle unfurls a narrative that initially underwhelms and exasperates but ultimately ties together its loose ends. Green Valley Ranch. (MP: 4.10.13)

Tyler Perry’s Temptation (PG-13, 111 mins) A career woman (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) is punished for not accepting her lame hubby (Lance Gross), especially when she begins an affair with a man (Robbie Jones) who has his own private jet.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

The Best of Both Worlds (PG, 120 mins) The “Star Trek: The Next Generation” season three finale and season four premiere will be fused together to create one long episode, along with clips from the episode’s creation, “Regeneration: Engaging the Borg.” Thursday, 7p. See www.fathomevents.com for ticket and location info.

bringing in da spirit (PG-13) A film about African American midwives. Saturday, 3p. West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 229-4800.

C.O.G. (NA) A film about a dude working on an Oregon apple farm. Based on a story by David Sedaris. Monday, 5:30p. UNLV, CBC-A, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, 895-4627.

Dr. Who Night (NR) Episodes from the BBC television show, chronicling the adventures of the eccentric time-traveling alien and his friends. Friday, 8p. The Sci-Fi Center, 600 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 12, 792-4335, www.thescificenter.com. $5.

Larceny, Inc. (NR, 95 mins) A criminal’s (Edward G. Robinson) plan to quietly funnel money is disrupted when his pseudo business hits it big. Tuesday, 1p. 1301 E. Flamingo Road, 503-2400, free.

The Met: Live in HD: Giulio Cesare (NR, 275 mins) An opera about Julius Caesar’s conquests and romance with Cleopatra. Saturday, 9a. See www.fathomevents.com for ticket and location info. $18-$24.

Slumber Party Massacre (R) Featuring original horror films “Friday the 13th” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Saturday, 9p. The Sci-Fi Center, 600 East Sahara Avenue ste 12, 792-4335, www.thescificenter.com. $10.

Tron (PG, 96 mins) A hacker is sucked into a computer and must fight others to survive, in the original 1982 Disney film. Saturday, 3p. The Sci-Fi Center, 600 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 12, 792-4335, www.thescificenter.com. $5.

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