On The Reel
Straight Outta Compton, Rated R, running 135 time minutes. Starts Fri, Aug 14 at Del Oro Theatre.
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.
Man From U.N.C.L.E., Rated PG-13, running time 116 minutes. Starts Fri, Aug 14 at Sierra Cinemas.
Starring In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.
GEMMA BOVERY, Rated R, running time 100 minutes. Shows Sun, Aug 16 at 7pm at The Nevada Theatre.
Life begins to imitate art in uncanny ways when earthy British beauty Gemma (Gemma Arterton) and her husband Charles Bovery (Jason Flemyng) move to the very same Norman village where the classic novel Madame Bovary was written a century earlier. Local baker and Flaubert fan Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) falls for the lovely and charming newcomer and sets out to be her mentor. It doesn’t take long before his wild imagination leads him to draw parallels between the literary and real life woman, as he insinuates himself into her life. She soon finds herself at a crossroads that seems to be fulfilling Joubert’s worst fears. Director Anne Fontaine’s clever adaptation of the graphic novel is at once a cheeky literary mash-up, a sensuous romance, a witty feminist commentary, and a heady celebration of French provincial life. “Downright sensuous! A breezy and enjoyable update of the classic novel.” –The Hollywood Reporter.
Merchants of Doubt, Rated PG-13, running time 96 minutes. Starts Fri, Aug 14 at Sutton Cinemas.
Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change. “Don’t underestimate Robert Kenner’s “Merchants of Doubt.” It may sound like a standard-issue advocacy documentary concerned with the perils of global warming, but it’s a lot more than that.” –Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times .
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