In theaters this week...
Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the role of Jay Gatsby in a scene from "The Great Gatsby."
“The Great Gatsby”
“The Great Gatsby” follows would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922. Nick lands next door to a mysterious millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan). Nick is drawn into the world of the wealthy, their illusions, loves and deceits.
The buzz: Director Baz Luhrmann’s signature style is breathtaking, but overwhelms the subtlety of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, on which the movie is based.
Length: 143 min.
Show times: 12:25 p.m., 3:35 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 9:55 p.m. at Cinemark in Paducah.
“The Place Beyond the Pines”
The new drama from director Derek Cianfrance (“Blue Valentine”) explores the consequences of motorcycle rider Luke’s (Ryan Gosling) decision to commit a crime to support his child. The incident makes him a target of policeman Avery (Bradley Cooper), and the two men become locked on a tense collision course that will impact both their families in the years to come.
The buzz: Ambitious to a fault, “The Place Beyond the Pines” finds writer and director Derek Cianfrance reaching for — and often grasping — thorny themes of family, fatherhood and fate.
Length: 140 min.
Show times: 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and next Thursday at Maiden Alley Cinema.