open­ing this week

Pasatiempo - - Moving Images - — com­piled by Robert Ben­ziker

JUST WRIGHT The NBA play­offs are on, so who is in the mood for a ro­man­tic com­edy about a New Jersey Nets player (Com­mon) who falls in love with his trainer (Queen Lat­i­fah) af­ter sus­tain­ing an in­jury? He shoots — he scores! The real-life Nets were 12-70 this last sea­son. Re­gard­less of how good the movie is, it’s safe to say that it will still be more en­ter­tain­ing than watch­ing a Nets game. Rated PG. 111 min­utes. Re­gal

Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

LETTERS TO JULIET In Verona, there is a wall where peo­ple leave their ques­tions of love to Juliet Ca­pulet — be­cause, you know, her ro­mance with Romeo ended so well. So­phie (Amanda Seyfried), a young Amer­i­can, an­swers a let­ter writ­ten 50 years ear­lier and helps its author (Vanessa Red­grave) find the true love she left be­hind. And So­phie lands a hot­tie, too. Rated PG. 104 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Re­gal

DeVargas, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed)

ROBIN HOOD The ti­tle char­ac­ter of this film has been in­ter­preted in many ways and em­bod­ied by many thes­pi­ans, from Kevin Cost­ner to Daffy Duck. Now, Glad­i­a­tor di­rec­tor Ri­d­ley Scott and star Rus­sell Crowe do their thing with him. They treat the myth semi-se­ri­ously, de­pict­ing Robin as a ma­cho, ma­cho man lead­ing a vi­o­lent up­ris­ing against a cor­rupt king. Er­rol Flynn is no doubt do­ing some highly ac­ro­batic cart­wheels in his grave. Cate Blanchett and Wil­liam Hurt costar. Rated PG-13. 140 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Re­gal DeVargas, Santa Fe;

Dream Catcher, Es­pañola; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed)

VIN­CERE Marco Bel­loc­chio’s movie tells the story of Mus­solini’s se­cret wife and son, whom the Fas­cist dic­ta­tor had com­mit­ted to asy­lums when they proved in­con­ve­nient. Giovanna Mez­zo­giorno plays the re­jected Ida Dalser with sear­ing in­ten­sity, and Filippo Timi is pow­er­ful and ver­sa­tile in dual roles as Mus­solini and his son. The film is op­er­atic, some­times hope­lessly con­fus­ing, and over the top but still com­pelling and vis­ually sump­tu­ous. It is not so much in­her­ently great as it de­mands to be great. That makes for an un­even ride but earns its right to our at­ten­tion. Not rated. 128 min­utes. In Ital­ian with sub­ti­tles. The Screen, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards) See re­view, Page 44.

THE WIND JOUR­NEYS Against the back­drop of Colom­bia’s jun­gles, moun­tains, and desert, Ig­na­cio (Mar­ciano Martínez) and his teenage ta­ga­long Fer­min (Yull Núñez) travel, pen­ni­less, to re­turn a cursed ac­cor­dion. Shot in more than 80 lo­ca­tions in Colom­bia, the film serves as a sur­real Na­tional Geo­graphic-style guide to the coun­try, set to a blis­ter­ing sound­track of Caribbean

val­lenato and cumbia. Not rated. 117 min­utes. In Span­ish, Palen­quero, Ikun, and Wayu­u­naiki with sub­ti­tles. CCA Cine­math­eque, Santa Fe. (Casey Sanchez) See re­view, Page 44.

Boy nets girl: Com­mon and Queen Lat­i­fah in

Just Wright, at Re­gal Sta­dium 14

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.