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Vail CO, Colorado

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Riverwalk Theatre



MICHAEL CLAYTON

Tony Gilroy, best known for writing credits on all three “Bourne” films, has poured the energy pent-up during a decade and a half in Hollywood into this strong and confident directorial debut about desperate men searching for redemption in a cold and ruthless world of high stakes corporate and legal shenanigans. Gilroy starts with his impressively heightened and dramatic dialogue, his ability to get people to talk articulately while they’re at a fever pitch of anxiety and concern. Added to this is an unlooked for gift for creating intensity on screen. As a director, Gilroy has an unmistakable instinct for the emotional jugular and a breakneck storytelling style that pulls you through his story, no stragglers allowed. (2:07) R for language, including some sexual dialogue.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.



ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE

Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush reprise their roles from the film “Elizabeth,” with Blanchett playing Queen Elizabeth I, struggling to maintain her hold on the throne while dealing with her new love for the seafaring Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen). With Samantha Morton and Abbie Cornish. Screenplay by William Nicholson and Michael Hirst. Directed by Shekhar Kapur . PG-13 for violence, some sexuality and nudity.

RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION



Milla Jovovich returns to her signature role as the zombie-butt-kicking genetic hybrid, Alice, once again separated from her clothing as often as narratively possible and wielding guns, knives and kicks with aplomb. The third installment of the “Resident Evil” franchise picks up several years after the T-virus from the earlier films has spread around the world, turning those infected into the walking dead, and even zombie dogs and a sky full of zombie crows dot the landscape. (1:33) R for strong horror violence throughout and some nudity.

THE HEARTBREAK KID

The 1972 Neil Simon-Elaine May comedy gets a Farrelly brothers do-over with Ben Stiller as the man who meets the woman of his dreams — while honeymooning with his bride, who turns out to be the woman of his nightmares. With Michelle Monaghan, Malin Akerman and Jerry Stiller. Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly. R for strong sexual content, crude humor and language.

THE GAME PLAN

A superstar pro quarterback’s (Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson) dreams of football glory and living the bachelor high life come to a crashing halt when he discovers he is the father of a 7-year-old girl. With Roselyn Sanchez and Kyra Sedgwick. Directed by Andy Fickman. PG for some mild thematic elements.

Capitol Theatre

THE GAME PLAN

THE SEEKER

A schoolboy learns he has a mystical role to play in the age-old struggle against the forces of evil in this effects-laden fantasy based on Susan Cooper’s award-winning children’s book series. With Ian McShane, Christopher Eccleston and Frances Conroy. Directed by David L. Cunningham. PG for fantasy action and some scary images.

THE KINGDOM

Culture clash in the desert as an elite American investigation unit, led by an FBI special agent (Jamie Foxx), attempts to track down a terrorist cell in Saudi Arabia but faces tough resistance from the Saudi government. With Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper, Jason Bateman and Jeremy Piven. Written by Matthew Michael Carnahan. Directed by Peter Berg. R for intense sequences of graphic brutal violence, and for language.

3:10 TO YUMA

What’s most impressive about this new version of the 1957 classic starring Russell Crowe as a charismatic outlaw and Christian Bale as the downtrodden rancher who crosses his path is that James Mangold directs it with such energy and passion it’s as if he didn’t know it’s all been done before. Approaching this material with the enthusiasm of a famished man confronting his first square meal in days, Mangold has brought welcome intensity to the project, giving “3:10 to Yuma” a visceral, immediate quality that makes it realistic and mythic all at the same time. (1:57) R for violence and some language.

WE OWN THE NIGHT

A nightclub owner (Joaquin Phoenix) in 1980s New York is forced to choose a side in the drug war between his cop brother (Mark Wahlberg) and the Russian gangsters who are his best customers. With Robert Duvall, Eva Mendes and Alex Veadov. Written and directed by James Gray. R for strong violence, drug material, language, some sexual content and brief nudity.


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