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and the Facebooks, oy vey! Also starring the forever beautiful Marisa Tomei. Rated PG. Pharaohplex and Showboat.

BROKEN CITY Framed by the mayor of NYC, a cop goes off the rails on the crazy train to catch the scoundrel and prove himself innocent. Starring the cast from the past, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Rated R. Carmike 12, Village 6 and Pharaohplex.

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN In this documentary, a couple of South Africans seek out the “Latin Bob Dylan,” Sixto Rodriguez, a ’70s rocker who blew up in the African nation after a bootleg recording found its way there 20 years after its recording. Starring Rodriguez, Steve Segerman and Dennis Coffey. Rated PG13. Wilma.

THE IMPOSSIBLE A family of white people escape a tsunami in Thailand and we all learn just how important family is. Starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and Tom Holland. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12.

THIS IS 40 Men are from Mars and women are into toilet humor in this follow up to Judd Apatow’s film Knocked Up, which follows the continuing lives (and lack of sex and sexy, sexiness!) of characters Pete and Debbie. Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and Jason Segel. Rated R. Carmike 12, Pharaohplex and Showboat.

THE LAST STAND So there’s this sheriff who used to be governor of California or something, and, like, a drug cartel leader escapes from prison in this crazy unstoppable car, so, like, the sheriff is going to try and stop him and stuff using totally any means necessary. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker and Johnny Knoxville. Rated R. Carmike 12 and Pharaohplex. A LATE QUARTET A string quartet struggles to stay together amidst lusty loins, egoism and sticky fingers. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener. Rated R. Wilma. MAMA So you’ve got to raise your nieces after they’ve lived alone in the woods for five years. Something is bound to go wrong, very wrong. Especially with creepmeister Guillermo del Toro directing. Starring Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Megan Charpentier. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12 and Village 6. SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Based on the novel by Matthew Quick, this is the story of a former teacher returning home to his wife and parents after a stint in a mental institution. But things aren’t all turkey and stuffing cuz there is a mysterious woman in the picture, too. Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. Rated R. Carmike 12.

NOW PLAYING ANNA KARENINA Does the world’s finest literary labor measure up in movie form? Will Anna leave her husband for Count Vronsky? Will you love Keira Knighley’s outfits? Jude Law’s “acting?” Also starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Rated R. Wilma. ARGO Based on a true story, crafty CIA dudes try to bust some Americans out of the not-so-hos-

“My friend, take this card. It is the number of Bogota’s finest plastic surgeon.” The Last Stand opens at the Carmike 12 and Pharaohplex. pitable country of Iran circa 1979. Ayatollah rock and roll-a! Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman. Rated R. Village 6.

friends will be heroes for a millennia! Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12.

DJANGO UNCHAINED Django, a slave-turned-bounty hunter, seeks out his wife in the antebellum south. It’s about to get real violent up in here. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson and Leonardo DiCaprio. Rated R. Village 6.

JACK REACHER Jack Reacher knows you best be as ruthless and cunning as your opponent. And he is. This dude is the kind of crime investigator that makes the bad guys’ sheets sweaty. Starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike and Richard Jenkins. Rated PG13. Carmike 12.

GANGSTER SQUAD With no love for East Coast mafiosos, a group of LAPD detectives decide that they are going to go to all lengths to keep them out of their town. Starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Rated R. Carmike 12, Pharaohplex and Entertainer. A HAUNTED HOUSE A man’s wife is possessed by a demon so the man can’t have relations with her until he casts out that demon. Oh lordy, somebody call the Ghostbusters. Starring Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins and Marlene Forte. Rated R. Village 6. HITCHCOCK Alfred Hitchcock and his wife fall in love during the filming of Pyscho, ‘nuff said. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson. Rated PG-13. Pharaohplex. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Reclaim the treasure stolen by that old dragon Smaug, Bilbo Baggins, and you and your elven

LES MISERABLES After a lifetime on the run in 19th century France, Jean Valjean agrees to care for a young girl and lives are forever changed. Plus, you know, singing. Starring the enchanting Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. Rated PG13. Carmike 12 and Pharaohplex. LINCOLN Steven Spielberg directs Daniel Day-Lewis in this biopic about the United States’ greatest president as he struggles with the war, emancipation of the slaves, his cabinet and his family. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and David Strathairn. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12, Pharaohplex and Showboat.

WRECK-IT RALPH Certain to appeal to folks of a certain age and their children, this animated film tells the story of a video game character seeking to be something more, all the while reeking havoc on the entire arcade where he dwells. Starring the voices of John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch. Rated PG. Village 6. ZERO DARK THIRTY Zero Dark Thirty, retells the story of the military operation that resulted in Osama bin Laden’s death. If this were a Jerry Bruckheimer film, Navy recruiters would be creaming their jeans, but this one, directed by Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), confronts issues of morality in wartime and the demons wrought by interrogation. Starring Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt. Rated R. Carmike 12. Capsule reviews by Jason McMackin. Moviegoers be warned! For show times please visit missoulanews.com or contact the theaters in order to spare yourself any grief and/or parking lot profanities. Theater phone numbers: Carmike 12 and Village 6 at 5417469; Wilma at 728-2521; Pharaohplex in Hamilton at 961-FILM; Showboat in Polson and Entertainer in Ronan at 883-5603.

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Missoula Independent  

Western Montana's weekly journal of people, politics and culture

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Western Montana's weekly journal of people, politics and culture