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On the reel: American Ultra opens at Sierra Cinemas

American Ultra starts Friday at Sierra Cinemas.
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American Ultra

Rated R, running time 96 minutes.

Starts Friday, Aug. 21 at Sierra Cinemas.



American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.

Sinister 2




Rated R, running time 97 minutes.

Starts Friday, Aug. 21 at Del Oro Theatre.

The sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in “Sinister,” a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death.

Hitman: Agent 47

Rated R, running time 96 minutes.

Starts Friday, Aug. 21 at Sierra Cinemas.

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.

When Marnie Was There

Rated PG, running time 103 minutes. Shows Friday-Sunday, Aug. 21-23 at 7 p.m. at The Nevada Theatre

Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Japan, 12-year-old Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she’s outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong – and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her “ordinary face.” Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend… Based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson, When Marnie Was There is the newest film from Studio Ghibli, and the second feature film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the director of The Secret World of Arrietty. “4 Stars. Highest Rating. With its latest release, the Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli has once again created a world where magic and imagination don’t just rule but are transformative. It’s a kid’s movie that grown-ups will like. As Marnie does on Anna, the movie casts a spell.” –Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post.

No Escape

Rated R, running time 96 minutes. Starts Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Sierra Cinemas.

An intense international thriller, NO ESCAPE centers on an American businessman (Wilson) as he and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia. Suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, they must frantically look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city. Directed by John Erick Dowdle and written together with his brother Drew, NO ESCAPE stars Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell.


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