In theaters this week...
Hugh Jackman appears as Keller Dover in "Prisoners," opening at Cinemark in Paducah this weekend.
Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) faces a parent’s worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing. The only lead is an old motorhome that had been parked on their street.
The head of the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal), arrests the driver (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces Loki to release his only suspect. Dover, knowing that his daughter’s life is at stake, decides that he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands.
The buzz: Though the premise is familiar, “Prisoners” works as an effective thriller.
Length: 153 min.
Show times: 11:40 a.m., 3 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 9:40 p.m. Opens Friday at Cinemark.
“The Act of Killing”
In this documentary, produced by Errol Morris (The Fog of War) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), the filmmakers examine Indonesia, where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, and challenge them to re-enact their real-life mass killings in the style of the American movies they love.
The buzz: This raw, chilling film is difficult to watch, but proves a testament to the power of documentary cinema.
Length: 115 min.
Show times: 4 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at Maiden Alley Cinema.