American, The: George Clooney is an assassin holed up in Italy, where he befriends a priest and has a “torrid liaison” with a gorgeous woman. Critics are divided on Anton Corbijn’s follow-up to the Joy Division biopic Control; The New York Times says “The American is never less than gorgeous.” R. 105 min. Movies 12. (9/9)
Catfish: The peculiar doc purports to explore what happens when one of the filmmakers’ brothers goes to meet a girl he’s fallen in love with online. Is it real? Is it exploitation? “I say this with a heavy sigh: this is, by far, one of the most intriguing movies of the year,” wrote A.O. Scott in The New York Times. PG-13. 86 min. VRC Stadium 15.
International Documentary Film Challenge: In March, 130 filmmakers from 11 countries were assigned a genre and a theme with which they’d work to make a documentary in five days. A selection of the resulting films — including four from Oregon and four winning films — screens at 5 pm and 7 pm Friday, Oct. 15, DIVA. $5-$7 ss.
Jackass 3D: You can tell me it’s tacky, tasteless, absurd, idiotic, sophomoric, downright offensive — you can tell me I’m an idiot for wanting to see this — but nothing’s going to keep me from the new Jackass film. I still say I should’ve given Jackass: Number Two four stars. So yes. I’m expecting to laugh until I cry again. R. 94 min. Cinemark. VRC Stadium 15.
Never Let Me Go: Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan star in Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo)’s adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s wrenching novel about what makes us human. R. 103 min. Bijou.
Nothing Sacred: William Wellman’s 1937 film, about a reporter working on a problematic story in order to redeem himself after a hoax, screens as part of the DIVA/LCC Behind the Lens seminar. 7 pm Tuesday, Oct. 19, DIVA. $3.
Red: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren (that’s DAME Helen Mirren to you, punk), Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich are former CIA agents currently being targeted for assassination because of all the old secrets they know. Other than the badass women in the cast (Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker), one key thing makes this (hopefully) worth seeing: The foulmouthed, evilly creative Warren Ellis wrote the comic book on which the film is based. PG-13. 111 min. Cinemark. VRC Stadium 15.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: The 1954 film adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel stars Kirk Douglas and Peter Lorre, among others. 1 pm Wednesday, Oct. 20, Willamalane Adult Center, Springfield. Free.
Bijou Art Cinemas
Bijou Theater 686-2458 | 492 E. 13th
David Minor Theater
David Minor Theater and Pub 762-1700 | 180 E. 5th
VRC Stadium 15 342-6536 | Valley River Center
Movies 12 741-1231 | Gateway Mall
Cinemark 17 741-1231 | Gateway Mall