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Cinelist: This week’s movie listings


Bill W. (NR, 103 mins) Documentary about one of Time magazine’s “100 Persons of the 20th Century,” Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder William G. Wilson, creating a chronicle of his near-fatal alcoholism. Village Square

Bol Bachchan (PG) After Abbas (Ajay Devgn) loses his family’s property rights, he moves to a small village where he unwittingly breaks into an ancestral temple. Hindu. Village Square.

Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG, 94 mins) Pirates, continental cataclysm and the constant pursuit of the unattainable acorn — yep, someone is still making these cartoons. Opens wide

Kimmy Dora and The Temple Of Kiyeme (NR) When the woman Kimmy and Dora’s father-in-law was supposed to marry starts haunting the family, the sisters must travel to South Korea to reclaim peace. Those crazy Filipinos. Village Square

OC 87 (NR, 100 mins) A documentary of Bud Clayman’s mental illness and how it initially killed his plans to become a filmmaker. Village Square

PICK - Your Sister’s Sister (R, 90 mins) See review, this issue. Village Square


Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer (R, 105 mins) Relative unknown Benjamin Walker eventually grows the beard and stands beneath the stovepipe hat, but first he must be trained in the fine art of vampire slaying. It’s doubtful we’re see “Calvin Coolidge: Crimefighter” or “Alien vs. Predator vs. George W. Bush” after this misfire. (MK: 6.21.12)

The Amazing Spider-man 3D (PG-13, 136 mins) Still just a guy swinging on webs between buildings. It’s a lot like the others and never really its own film in any way. It was probably smart to reboot the series so safely, because they’re not going to stop with one, and there’s room for improvement. (CB: 7.5.12)

Battleship (PG-13, 131 mins) A film adaptation of the same-named board game, but with hostile aliens and a really expensive cast (Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Liam Neeson). Who paid for this shit? Tropicana

Bernie G-13, 104 mins) When it’s reported Marjorie Nugent (Shirley MacLaine) is dead, the people of Carthage, Texas, try to solve who did it — and why sweet former mortician Bernie (Jack Black) is being charged with murder. Black, MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey may be the stars, but Carthage and its people steal the show. Village Square

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13, 124 mins) Mostly middle-class retirees check into a run-down resort in Jodhpur and experience some sort of self-actualization. None of the subplots feel contrived, and for most of the film it’s entertaining just to watch the cast interrelate. (MK: 5.24.12) Suncoast, Colonnade

Brave (PG, 100 mins) In the Scottish Highlands, Princess Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) defies the wishes of her mother (Emma Thompson) to marry one of three ill-matched suitors. Always her own person, Merida flees the family castle and cuts a deal with a witch in the woods. Outside of merely establishing a positive role model for girls and some nice but not exceptional visual touches, “Brave” doesn’t have much to offer. (CB: 6.21.12)

Dark Shadows (PG-13, 113 mins) Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) is a vampire unearthed in a Maine fishing town, where the town boss Angelique Bouchard (Eve Green) actually is the witch who condemned him to eternal damnation and would like to see him suffer more. Unfortunately, all the best jokes are previewed in the film’s trailer. (MK: 5.10.12) Tropicana

the Hunger Games (PG-13, 142 mins) Although there are a couple missteps in this film adaptation of author Suzanne Collins’ popular young adult trilogy, Gary Ross’ film is a very accomplished one, with a terrific despairing quality. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers in place of her younger sister to perform in the yearly games in which 24 teens fight to the death. A strong performance by Lawrence carries the so-so acting of others, helped out by reliable actors like Woody Harrelson. (CB: 3.22.12) Village Square

Katy Perry: Part of Me (PG, 97 mins) Documentary of singer Katy Perry on tour. Warning: Not at all the Katy Perry film you expected/hoped would come out.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG, 85 mins) The third installation of a bunch of celebrities voicing New York Zoo escapees. No one had the heart to tell Dreamworks where Madagascar is.

Magic Mike (R, 110 mins) Channing Tatum’s ass, Channing Tatum stripping, Matthew McConaughey’s ass … a lingering penis-pump shot. As if Steven Soderbergh needed to create a distraction from how uninteresting his examination of the lives of Tampa Bay-area male strippers had become by that point. (MK: 6.28.12)

Men in Black III (PG-13, 103 mins) Agent J (Will Smith) has to go back in time to prevent Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) from getting killed by an alien. What? Colonnade, Texas Station

Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13, 94 mins) Suzy and Sam are problem children. Suzy has a violent temper and viciously lashes out at her peers. Sam is a flawed little fella with no friends and family besides Scout Master Ward (Edward Norton). It’s when these two would-be lovers light out into the wilds of their New England island that the film lights up. (KC: 6.14.12)

People Like Us (PG-13, 115 mins) After his father dies, Sam (Chris Pine) finds out he has a sister (Elizabeth Banks). The PG-13 rating is for brief sexuality, and we hope it has nothing to do with what we just wrote.

The Pirates: A Band of Misfits (PG, 88 mins) Pirate Captain (the voice of Hugh grant) sees opportunity by winning a science contest with Charles Darwin (David Tennant). The awe inspired by the stop-motion animation can only keep a child entertained for so long, and since the jokes in this film can go right over their heads, most of the time it needs something more. (CB: 4.26.12) Tropicana

Prometheus (R, 124 mins) In Ridley Scott’s prequel to the “Alien” movies, the spaceship Prometheus is heading toward a planet determined as the origin of ancient astronauts that once visited Earth and created humankind. Cocky Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) insists on entering a monolithic structure immediately with a landing party. That’s when the connection to “Alien” manifests. Like it’s ancestor, this is very much a horror film. (MK: 6.7.12)

Rock of Ages (PG-13, 123 mins) A small-town girl hits the Sunset Strip, falls in love with a city dude — and somehow, a cock-rocker Tom Cruise figures in. Pass the cocaine, please. Colonnade, Suncoast

Savages (R, 130 mins) Friends since high school, Chon (Taylor Kitsch) and Ben (Aaron Johnson) turned seeds from Afghanistan into a strain of pot many times more powerful than the vicious Mexican drug gangs can provide. A hostile takeover begins with a proposition that can’t be easily refused or accepted. Gruesome violence is unavoidable. (MK: 7.5.12)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (R, 101 mins) Steve Carell plays a man on a road trip to find his high school sweetheart — while an asteroid plummets toward Earth. Green Valley Ranch

Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13, 127 mins) Instead of honest-wage-earning dwarves, it’s hired hitmen, who betray their hirer and help Snow White seek revenge.

Ted (R, 106 mins) Seth MacFarlane voices Ted, a magical teddy bear brought to life by a little boy’s wish for a best friend. That was 27 years ago and now John (Mark Wahlberg) and the bear are grown up, if not the least bit mature. John’s girl (Mila Kunis) wants him to finally become a man, but can he leave Ted behind for good? It’s hard to believe MacFarlane ran out of insulting things to say about everybody in less than two hours. (CB: 6.28.12)

That’s My Boy (R, 116 mins) After years of absence, Donny (Adam Sandler) visits his soon-to-be-married son (Andy Samberg) and makes his life a living hell — kind of like Sandler movies do to anyone over the age of 14. Sam’s Town

Think Like a Man (PG-13, 122 mins) Four women buy a Steve Harvey relationship book and take the advice to heart. When their pursuers realize what’s going on, they use the same book to exact their revenge. (Tropicana)

To Rome with Love (R, 111 mins) Following up on the magical realism of Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen’s To Rome with Love has Alec Baldwin as John, an architect returning to the place that inspired him at the dawn of his career. Inconsistencies in time and space elements, and a plot that echoes an episode of The Flinstones, makes it tantamount to sitting through an undercooked four-course dinner. (MK: 7.5.12)


Airplane! (PG, 88 mins) The crowning achievement of airplane disaster spoofs, starring Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty. Saturday, sundown. Renaissance Hotel, 3400 Paradise Road, 784-5700, free

Arsenic and Old Lace (NR, 118 mins) Cary Grant is a drama critic who discovers his sweet old aunts are actually poisoning people with wine. Despite that summation, this is actually a comedy, however madcap. Tuesday, 1p. Clark County Library. 1301 E. Flamingo Road, 507-3400, free

Batman (PG-13, 126 mins) Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger and Michael Keaton star in director Tim Burton’s dark tale of the bat-obsessed hero who has more in common with villains than he’d like to think. Monday, 8p. The Boulevard Pool, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, free

Cinemondays (NR) A rotating and seldom-repeating score of classic films from the greats. Mondays, 8p. The Sci-Fi Center, 900 E. Karen Ave., Suite D-202, 792-4335,, free

Dr. Who Night (NR) Episodes from the BBC television show, chronicling the adventures of the eccentric time-traveling alien and his friends. Thursday, 8p. The Sci-Fi Center, 900 E. Karen Ave., Suite D-202, 792-4335,, $5

Friday the 13th Part 3 3D (R, 95 mins) “The best ‘Friday the 13th’ film, with the best death scenes,” says William Powell, owner of The Sci-Fi Center. Friday, 8p. The Sci-Fi Center, 900 E. Karen Ave., Suite D-202, 792-4335,, free

MET Summer Encore: Lucia Di Lammermoor (NR, 145 mins) Gaetano Donizetti’s tragic opera about Lucy Ashton, stuck in a familial spat between her family and the Ravenswoods in 17th-century Scotland. Wednesday, 6:30p. Check for tickets and locations.

North by Northwest (TV-G, 136 mins) Carey Grant stars as a Manhattan ad exec mistaken for a James Bond-like spy by a band of bad dudes. Wednesday, 2p and 7p. Check for tickets and locations.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG, 115 mins) Harrison Ford smolders and goofs around in this tight 1981 action flick about an archeologist hired to keep the sacred Lost Ark of the Covenant out of the hands of the Third Reich before the beginning of World War II. If you watch the desert mesa scene closely, you’ll see a fly crawl right into a Nazi’s mouth. Friday, sundown. Renaissance Hotel, 3400 Paradise Road, 784-5700, free

Rocky Horror Picture Show (R, 90 mins) Tim Curry’s Dr. Frank-N-Furter remains forever young and transsexual in this 1975 rock ’n’ roll/horror/musical freakshow. Live performance. Friday, 9:30p. Motor City Cafe, 4080 Paradise Road, #8, 307-1732, free.

Sci-Fi Singalong Double Feature “Phantom of the Paradise” (PG, 91 mins) Brian De Palma’s ‘70s rock satire of “Phantom of the Opera.” “Rocky Horror Picture Show” (R, 90 mins) Tim Curry’s Dr. Frank-N-Furter remains forever young and transsexual in this 1975 rock ’n’ roll/horror/musical freakshow. Saturday, 8p. The Sci-Fi Center, 900 E. Karen Ave., Suite D-202, 792-4335,, $9

Saturday Morning Cartoons (NR, 120 mins) Rotating childhood favorite cartoons from the ‘60s to the ‘90s. Saturday, 10a. The Sci-Fi Center, 900 E. Karen Ave., Suite D-202, 792-4335,, free

Shut Up and Play the Hits (NR) Documentary of LCD Soundsystem’s last-ever show in 2011 at Madison Square Garden. Wednesday, 7:30p. Rave Town Square 18, 6587 Las Vegas Blvd. South,, $10.50