Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)
Chris Evans goes the superhero route as Steve Rogers, a pilot who volunteers for a top-secret project that turns him into Captain America, dedicated to defending America's ideals — such as making lots of money at the box office.
Indie alert! This poignant comedy-drama boasts wonderful performances by Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer (who will most likely get Oscar attention) in this story about a son who is rocked when his elderly father tells him that he has terminal cancer — and that he is gay.
Also opening today
Friends with Benefits (R)
Wasn't this movie already made earlier this year with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher? Oh, wait that was "No Strings Attached," about two pretty people who decide to throw sex into their relationship with messy results. This is "Friends with Benefits," about two pretty people (Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis) who decide to throw sex into their relationship with messy results. See? Huge difference.
This Academy Award nominee for best foreign-language film follows brother-and-sister twins who discover in their mother's will that the father they thought was dead is still alive, and that they have a brother they didn't know existed. Showing Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. Tickets are $7.
Raising Arizona (PG-13)
Tallgrass' Cinema Alfresco series presents this hilarious 1987 Coen brothers classic about an ex-con (Nicolas Cage) and a cop (Holly Hunter) who decide to kidnap one of another family's quintuplet babies and keep him as their own. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Rock Island Studios, 338 N. Mead. It's free.
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