On the Reel
Rated PG-13, running time 92 minutes. Starts Friday, Oct. 14 at Sierra Cinemas. Sixteen-year old MAX MCGRATH has just moved to a new town–and is desperately trying to fit in–when he discovers his body can generate the universe’s most powerful energy. Unbeknown to Max, a slightly rebellious and hilarious techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel has been keeping an eye on him, hungry for his super-human energy. When they finally meet, they discover that together they form MAX STEEL, a superhero possessing powerful strength beyond anything in our world. These two unlikely friends soon find themselves hunted by sinister forces who want to control Max’s powers, as well as an unstoppable enemy from another galaxy.
Queen of Katwe
Rated PG, running time 124 minutes. Starts Friday, Oct. 14 at Sutton Cinemas. “Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
Rated R, running time 128 minutes. Starts Friday, Oct. 14 at Sierra Cinemas. Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.
The Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age
Shows Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at Sierra Cinemas. (See page 18)
Southside With You
Rated PG-13, running time 84 minutes. Shows Sunday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at The Nevada Theatre. Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, Southside With You recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing to the site of their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor. “With strong performances and engaging dialogue, it adds up to a romance that makes for a pretty good date movie in its own right.” -Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus. “A tender, unrushed love story.” – Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly.
Rated PG-13, running time 110 minutes. Shows Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at Del Oro Theatre. It’s Winona Wednesdays on the Big Screen at Del Oro Theatre for the whole month of October. A scientist (Vincent Price) builds an animated human being — the gentle Edward (Johnny Depp). The scientist dies before he can finish assembling Edward, though, leaving the young man with a freakish appearance accentuated by the scissor blades he has instead of hands. Loving suburban saleswoman Peg (Dianne Wiest) discovers Edward and takes him home, where he falls for Peg’s teen daughter (Winona Ryder). However, despite his kindness and artistic talent, Edward’s hands make him an outcast.
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