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New movies, special showings in Bloomington and surrounding area

September 5, 2013


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(R, 119 min.) Vin Diesel reprises his role as Riddick, an escaped convict who is left for dead on what is believed to be a lifeless planet. But soon Riddick is fighting for his life against alien predators. To save himself, he must set off an emergency beacon that will also bring mercenaries who want to capture Riddick for the bounty. This movie is the latest chapter that includes "Pitch Black" and "The Chronicles of Riddick."



"Blackfish" is showing at the Ryder. The documentary challenges our relationship with nature as it tells the story of Tilikum, a SeaWorld killer whale responsible for the deaths of three people including a whale trainer. Also showing is "Museum Hours." Tickets to Ryder films are $5. Call 339-2002 or visit for show times and locations.

'Ain't Them Bodies Saints'

At the IU Cinema, an outlaw couple on a crime spree are finally taken into custody. Although Ruth (Rooney Mara) wounds a police officer, Bob (Casey Affleck) takes the blame. Four years later, Bob escapes from prison and sets out to find Ruth and their daughter. Also showing is NFB of Canada Animated Shorts Program, "F for Fake," "Hoax," "Black Gold" and "The Social Network." The cinema is located at 1213 E. Seventh St. For more information, check out or call 855-7632.


The 1982 movie "Tootsie" features a cross-dressing Dustin Hoffman who plays an unemployed actor. Known for being difficult, Hoffman disguises himself as a woman and lands a role in a soap opera. The PG-rated movie will be shown at dusk Friday in Bryan Park, sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Ryder Film Series. Prior to the screening, Wii games and other activities will take place starting around 8:30 p.m. Rain date is Saturday. For more, call the events hotline at 349-3754.

'Much Ado About Nothing'

Joss Whedon's version of Shakespeare's classic comedy will be shown at the Union Board. The movie shows at 8 and 11 p.m. today through Saturday at the Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St. Admission is free for students with ID and $2 for nonstudents. Learn more at


The Tivoli Theatre will play it again, Sam, with a showing of the 1942 classic, "Casablanca." Set in Africa during World War II, American expatriate Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) meets his former lover Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman.) Movie will be shown today at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. The movie is part of the theatre's Throwback Thursday series. The Tivoli Theatre is located at 24 N. Washington St. in Spencer. For more information, call 812-714-8069 or go online to


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