Brüno: Sacha Baron Cohen follows up Borat with this tale of an Austrian model in America. “Baron Cohen is a geniune comic guerilla, charging right to the front lines of the war against prejudice and sanctimony,” says New York magazine. R. Cinemark. VRC Stadium 15.
Dance Flick: How many genres are left for Hollywood to make spoof flicks of? I hope we’re running out. PG13. Movies 12.
Earth: James Earl Jones narrates this Disney nature documentary, which focuses on three animal mothers (elephant, polar bear and humpback whale) and their offspring. So pretty, the trailer makes me well up (though that has a lot to do with the heartstring-tugging use of Sigur Rós, of course). G. 96 min. Movies 12.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Opens Wednesday, July 15. The penultimate Potter tale is a touch complicated: Voldemort is at work in the wizarding and Muggle worlds. Dumbledore needs Harry’s help in many things, including recruiting a new professor to Hogwarts. Students are being attacked, and an old book is full of unexpected information. I so hope this is better than the last one. PG. Cinemark. VRC Stadium 15.
I Love You, Beth Cooper: Chris Columbus directs this adaptation of Larry Doyle’s novel about a lifetime nerd who turns his valedictorian speech into a profession of love — and has a very interesting night afterwards. With Hayden Panetierre (Heroes) and Paul Rust. PG13. Cinemark. VRC Stadium 15.
Moon: Duncan Jones’ feature film debut stars Sam Rockwell as the lone worker on a lunar mining outpost. As his three-year contract draws to a close, things start to get very strange. Intimate in scope but with larger themes under the surface, Moon is a science fiction film that’s not been crossbred with the horror or action genres; it’s a modest delight, but absolutely worth seeing. Bijou. See review this issue.
Mystery of Film Noir: Series screens John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon (1 pm) and Frank Tuttle’s This Gun For Hire (4 pm), July 12, DIVA. $5 for both.
Films open the Friday following EW publication date unless otherwise noted.
Bijou Art Cinemas
Bijou Theater 686-2458 | 492 E. 13th
David Minor Theater
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VRC Stadium 15 342-6536 | Valley River Center
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