open­ing this week

Pasatiempo - - Moving Images - — com­piled by Robert B. Ker

ARTHUR In this un­nec­es­sary, unin­spired re­make of the medi­ocre 1981 Dud­ley Moore hit, Rus­sell Brand plays the drunken bil­lion­aire man-child, who must choose money and mar­riage (to Jen­nifer Garner) or love (with Greta Ger­wig) and los­ing his for­tune. Most of the movie plays like a string of vi­gnettes de­signed for Brand to de­liver one-lin­ers (some of which are ad­mit­tedly funny), but for the most part Arthur comes across less as an im­ma­ture guy and more as an in­sane one. Like John Giel­gud be­fore her, He­len Mir­ren is a de­light as the acer­bic but con­cerned but­ler Hob­son. I don’t know who Ger­wig did fa­vors for to get her part, but she needs to do us all a fa­vor and take acting lessons. Rated PG-13. 110 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Española; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Laurel Glad­den) CER­TI­FIED COPY Do you like that topsy-turvy feel­ing you get from rid­ing a roller coaster, when down sud­denly be­comes up? Do you pre­fer movies in which noth­ing much hap­pens ex­cept a con­ver­sa­tion be­tween two peo­ple? If so, see this film from es­teemed Ira­nian di­rec­tor Ab­bas Kiarostami. Star­ring Juli­ette Binoche and opera bari­tone Wil­liam Shimell, it’s some­thing like a mid­dle-aged ver­sion of Be­fore Sun­rise, only with a crit­i­cal dis­ori­ent­ing twist. It may be a lit­tle too clever for its own good. Not rated. 106 min­utes. In English, Ital­ian, and French with sub­ti­tles. The Screen, Santa Fe. (Laurel Glad­den) See re­view, Page 40.

THE CON­CERT Thirty years ago, An­drei Filipov (Alek­sey Guskov) was fired from his post as con­duc­tor of the Bolshoi Orches­tra for hir­ing Jewish mu­si­cians. When the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in­vites the Bolshoi to per­form, Filipov (now a clean­ing man) de­cides to get his old band back to­gether, so to speak, and play in the Bolshoi’s stead. This com­edy also stars Mélanie Lau­rent ( Inglourious Basterds). Rated PG-13. 113 min­utes. In French and Rus­sian with sub­ti­tles.

CCA Cine­math­eque, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed) HANNA Saoirse Ro­nan got an Os­car nom­i­na­tion for

Atone­ment, but one thing she hasn’t done is kick butt as an ac­tion star. In Hanna, she gets her chance. She plays the daugh­ter of a rogue CIA agent (Eric Bana), who is trained by daddy to be an as­sas­sin. When a mean lady from the agency (Cate Blanchett) comes for her, the train­ing pays off. Rated PG-13. 111 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Española; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed)

THE MET LIVE IN HD: LE COMTE ORY Juan Diego Flórez stars in this stag­ing of Rossini’s comedic opera, which is broad­cast live from the Met. 11 a.m. Satur­day, April 9, with a 6 p.m. encore. Len­sic

Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

OF GODS AND MEN Writer/di­rec­tor Xavier Beau­vois de­liv­ers a quiet, com­pelling ac­count of real-life drama that took place in Al­giers in 1996, when a brother­hood of French Trap­pist monks was caught up in the Al­ge­rian Civil War. This is a fas­ci­nat­ing, closely ob­served study of tol­er­ance, ex­trem­ism, re­spon­si­bil­ity, cul­pa­bil­ity, and faith per­formed with pow­er­ful un­der­state­ment by a cast headed by Michel Lonsdale and Lambert Wil­son and beau­ti­fully pho­tographed by Caro­line Cham­petier. Rated PG-13. 120 min­utes. In French and Ara­bic with sub­ti­tles. Re­gal DeVargas, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards) See re­view, Page 42.

PER­FOR­MANCE AT THE SCREEN The se­ries of high-def­i­ni­tion screen­ings of per­for­mances from afar con­tin­ues with an encore pre­sen­ta­tion of Caligula, pre­sented by the Paris Opera Bal­let. 12:30 p.m. Sun­day, April 10, only. The Screen, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

SOUL SURFER The lat­est Hol­ly­wood trend seems to be in­spi­ra­tional movies about out­doorsy types who lose their arms in hor­ri­ble ac­ci­dents. On the heels of 127 Hours comes Soul Surfer, a film based on the true story of Bethany Hamil­ton (An­naSophia Robb), a teenage surfer who loses an arm in a shark at­tack and goes on to be­come a cham­pion nev­er­the­less. Rated PG. 106 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe;

Dream­Catcher, Española; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed)

YOUR HIGH­NESS If you know that this com­edy is by the di­rec­tor (David Gor­don Green) of and stars some of the ac­tors (Danny McBride, James Franco) who ap­peared in Pineap­ple Ex­press, then the joke in the ti­tle sud­denly makes sense. The premise only barely makes any: it’s based in a fan­tasy world and in­volves wiz­ards, weed, and damsels in dis­tress. It’s sure to be ter­ri­ble or hi­lar­i­ous, de­pend­ing on your sen­si­bil­i­ties and, well, your high­ness. Natalie Port­man and Zooey Deschanel also star. Rated R. 102 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Española; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed)

Tonight, we feast on swan: Natalie Port­man in Your High­ness, at Re­gal Sta­dium 14

in Santa Fe and Dream­Catcher in Española

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