Movies showing in Eagle County
Ryan Summerlin January 26, 2012
“ONE FOR THE MONEY”Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl) can’t catch a break. At 30, she finds herself newly-divorced, recently laid-off, and living with her hamster in Trenton, N.J. Broke and desperate, she lands a job working for her slimy cousin and his bail bond business. In need of fast cash she latches on to his biggest case a local cop wanted for murder who just happens to be the guy that broke her heart in high school. Stephanie gets resourceful and tough, as she is swept up in a suspenseful world of murder, deceit, with a bit of romance. (1:40) PG-13. “THE GREY”In The Grey, Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt before their time runs out. (2:05) R.”WAR HORSE”Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, “War Horse” begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets – British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter – before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land. (2:35) PG-13.”HAYWIRE”Mixed martial arts star Gina Carano (“American Gladiators”) makes her feature film debut, starring and performing her own high-adrenaline stunts. In “Haywire,” an electrifying tale of espionage and betrayal, a female covert ops specialist (Carano), who works in the deadly world of international operatives, strikes back after discovering she’s been double-crossed by someone close to her in the agency. (1:40) R.”UNDERWORLD AWAKENING”Kate Beckinsale returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. (1:35) R.” ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED”
“EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE”Oskar is convinced that his father (Hanks), who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a final message for him hidden somewhere in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother (Bullock) and driven by a relentlessly active mind that refuses to believe in things that can’t be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father’s closet. (2:15) PG-13.”THE IRON LADY””The Iron Lady” is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom. One of the 20th century’s most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world. (1:50) PG-13.”THE DESCENDANTS”Set in Hawaii, The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries. (2:00) R. “WE BOUGHT A ZOO”Filmmaker Cameron Crowe (“Jerry Maguire,” “Almost Famous”) directs a true story about a single dad who decides his family needs a fresh start, so he and his two children move to the most unlikely of places: a zoo. (2:15) PG.”CONTRABAND”Mark Wahlberg leads the cast of “Contraband,” a fast-paced thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he works so hard to leave behind and the family he’ll do anything to protect. (2:00) R.