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CineList, 5.23.13

New Releases

At Any Price (R, 105 mins) Dad (Dennis Quaid) wants son (Zac Efron) to continue the family’s farming enterprise. Son would rather be a race car driver, but that may be a pipe dream if a scandal does in the business.

Epic (PG, 103 mins) A good-versus-evil animated fantasy adapted from William Joyce’s kiddie book, “The Leaf Men.”

Fast and Furious 6 (PG-13, 130 mins) Seriously, two hours and 10 minutes? To watch the two most ethnically ambiguous men in Hollywood (Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) trade monosyllabic dialogue lines?

The Hangover Part III (R, 100 mins) See review, this issue.

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s (PG-13, 93 mins) An inside look at the legendary Fifth Avenue fashion emporium. The documentary’s cameos include Joan Rivers and the Olsen twins.

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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)

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

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 Company You Keep (R, 125 mins) An fugitive activist (Robert Redford) is interrogated by a journalist (Shia LaBeouf) who uncovers his identity. The story is as stiff as Redford’s gait, but Julie Christie, above all, may be worth the price of admission. (TR: 4.24.13)

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

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

Escape From Planet Earth (PG) Astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser), a national hero on the planet Baab, responds to a call for help from Earth. Animated.

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 Great Gatsby (PG-13, 143 mins) A stockbroker (Tobey Maguire) is drawn into the wild lifestyle of his neighbors when he meets glamorous Jay Gatsby (Leonardo Dicaprio). This Baz Luhrmann film is a ferocious melodrama with an addictive swagger. (KC: 5.08.13)

The Iceman (R, 106 mins) Michael Shannon gives an expertly controlled, absolutely chilling performance as real-life contract killer Michael Kuklinski, simultaneously a loving family man and a human murder machine, his talents tapped by local independent gangster (Ray Liotta). The double-life aspects represent something of a fresh twist on the usual gangland fare. (PB: 5.16.13)

In the House (R, 105 mins) A teacher (Fabrice Luchini) takes to a compositionally gifted 16-year-old student (Ernst Unhauer), who himself is taken with the mother (Emmanuelle Seigner) of the family he’s staying with. French. (Naturally.)

Iron Man 3 (PG-13, 130 mins) Iron Man must conquer the evil Mandarin with his snark and billions. Every scene is built around how Downey the actor — and less so Tony Stark — will react to it. Under most circumstances, this would fail miserably. (CB: 5.01.13)

Mud (PG-13, 130 mins) Two teens (Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland) run into a fugitive (Matthew McConaughey) and decide to help him get laid. No film since “Stand By Me” has blended a boys’ tale of high adventure, mystery and a sense of place as deftly. (KC: 4.24.13)

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.

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

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.

Star Trek: Into the Darkness (PG-13, 132 mins) A rogue Starfleet ace named Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch, the best addition to the new franchise) has his sights set on destroying Starfleet from within. A fun ride, certainly, but the general setup has barely been developed, and it doesn’t deliver an ending that’s worthy of the anticipation or director J.J. Abrams’ high standards. (CB: 5.16.13)

Special Screenings

The Crow (R, 100 mins) A murdered musician (Brandon Lee) rises up from the grave to avenge his and his fiancee’s death. Friday, 10p. The Sci-Fi Center, 600 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 12, 792-4335,

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, $5.

Dracula Double Feature (NR) Featuring “Dracula” (1931) and “Dracula’s Daughter” (1936). Saturday, 3p. The Sci-Fi Center, 600 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 12, 792-4335,

Korean Double Feature (NR) Featuring “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” and “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” (both 2005). Saturday, 8p. The Sci-Fi Center, 600 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 12, 792-4335, $5.

High Desert Shorts International Film, Art, Wine, & Music Festival (NR) Short films from around the word screened and judged. Thursday-Sunday. Pahrump Nugget, 681 Nevada 160, Pahrump, 89048, (775) 751-6500. See for ticket and schedule info.

Metropolis (NR, 126 mins) Fritz Lang’s 1926 science fiction pillar about the masses, classes and robots in the Modern City. Thursday, 7:30p. The Sci-Fi Center, 600 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 12, 792-4335, $5.

The Women (NR, 133 mins) A group of women (Paulette Goddard, Norma Shearer) come together at a Reno divorce ranch to fight about the men in their lives. For being the first movie to not show a man, this film’s plot is all about men. Tuesday, 1p. 1301 E. Flamingo Road, 503-2400, free.