On the reel: Oct. 16, 2014 | TheUnion.com

On the reel: Oct. 16, 2014

This photo released by Sony Pictures Entertainment shows Brad Pitt as Wardaddy in a scene from "Fury." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Giles Keyte)
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Rated R, running time 135 minutes. Special Advance Show Tonight at 7pm at Del Oro Theatre.

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. (C) Sony

Left Behind

Rated PG-13, running time 110 minutes. Starts Friday, Oct. 17 at Del Oro Theatre.

The most important event in the history of mankind is happening right now. In the blink of an eye, the biblical Rapture strikes the world. Millions of people disappear without a trace. All that remains are their clothes and belongings, and in an instant, terror and chaos spread around the world.

The vanishings cause unmanned vehicles to crash and burn. Planes fall from the sky. Emergency forces everywhere are devastated.

Gridlock, riots and looting overrun the cities. There is no one to help or provide answers. In a moment, the entire planet is plunged into darkness.(c) Official Site

Book of Life

Rated PG, Running time 95 minutes. Starts Friday, Oct. 17 at Sierra Cinemas.

Starring Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana, The Book Of Life, a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village. (c) Fox

Best of Me

Rated PG-13, running time 119 minutes. Starts Friday, Oct. 17 at Sutton Cinemas.

Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend.

Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart 20 years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today.

Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances. (c) RelativityMusic

The Met Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro

Shows Saturday, Oct. 18 at 9:55 a.m. at Del Oro Theatre.

Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, with Peter Mattei as the philandering Count they work for, Marina Poplavskaya as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy, Cherubino.

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago

Running time 84 minutes. Shows Sunday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at The Nevada Theatre.

This was one of the most popular films we showed this past summer, so we’re bringing it back for one more showing. 500 miles on foot, Walking the Camino is an up close look at one of humanity’s most time-honored traditions.

From the Spanish/French border westward to the city of Santiago de Compostela, six modern day pilgrims endure blisters, hot searing sun, freezing cold rain, injury, doubt and total exhaustion to experience stunning landscapes, kindness from strangers, unexpected romance and laughing with new friends.

This documentary presents the personal stories of those seeking to deepen their relationship with themselves, and to rediscover their connection with the world in which they live. By following six hiking pilgrims from all walks of life, we witness the Camino’s magnetic and miraculous power to change lives.

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