Coming to theaters this week ...
Robert Pattinson (left) and Kevin Durand appear in a scene from "Cosmopolis." The movie follows a 28-year-old financial whiz kid as he unravels during a limo ride through the city.
Based on the novel by Don Delillo, “Cosmopolis” follows billionaire asset manager Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) as he rides in his stretch limo to get a haircut from his father’s old barber, while remotely wagering his company’s fortune on a bet against the Chinese Yuan. During his trip, he encounters riots and a parade of provocative visitors.
The buzz: Viewers find director David Cronenberg’s adaptation cold and claustrophobic — which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The film is centered more on ideas, rather than plot or character, and Pattinson, of “Twilight” fame, has a hard time compelling audiences to care.
Length: 108 min.
Showtimes: 7 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. Friday; 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. Saturday; 4:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday.
SNbS “The Words”
When shallow wannabe-writer Rory Jensen (Bradley Cooper) finds an old manuscript tucked away in a bag, he decides to pass the work off as his own. The book brings Rory great acclaim, until the real author (Jeremy Irons) shows up and threatens to destroy Rory’s reputation.
The buzz: About the only thing that stands out about this film is the talented cast. Billed as both a thriller and a romantic drama, it somehow fails at both.
Length: 96 min.
Show times: 12:25 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:05 p.m.