Pin It

Opening Films 

by Inlander Staff & r & BLADES OF GLORY

Put two talented physical comedians (Will Ferrell, Jon Heder) in tights. Then put them in on ice. Together. After that setup, the plot is incidental. (It involves two disgraced ice skaters -- both dudes -- teaming up as a skating pair in the Olympics.) Pratfalls and awkward moments will ensue. (MD) Rated PG-13


Chris Pratt (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is damaged goods. Once the big man on his high school campus, he's responsible for a horrifying auto accident that killed some friends and left him a shell of himself. And now some creepy bad guys are trying to use him to commit a crime. This is a slow-moving, quite intense character study, with solid performances from Gordon-Levitt, Matthew Goode as a soft-spoken dangerous fellow, and Jeff Daniels as our hero's only true pal. (ES) Rated R


Animation meets sci-fi meets an adoptee's identity crisis in this vaguely Jimmy Neutron knockoff. Lewis, a boy who lives in an orphanage, is great at concocting inventions but not so good at the getting-adopted part. Lewis' Memory Scanner seems likely to lead him to his birthmother until a crab-like, dim-witted and dastardly villain known as Bowler Hat Guy foils the kid's plans. Time travel follows. Kids may enjoy Robinsons, but adults will miss the wink-wink charms of Toy Story or Shrek. (MB) Rated G


Very few films about gymnastics make it into the "heartwarming sports saga" category, much less ones starring Nick Nolte as "Socrates," the crusty-yet-tenderhearted mentor who helps refine the film's young hunk of malleable manhood (Scott Mechlowicz, most famous for being the guy in the "I Don't Want To Be" music video). But Peaceful Warrior takes at least one additional step towards originality -- Socrates can levitate and such, helped no doubt by director Victor Salva (Powder, Jeepers Creepers), whose films are always a little surreal. (MD) Rated PG-13

  • Pin It

Latest in News

  • Buried in the Headlines
  • Buried in the Headlines

    Big stories largely ignored by the mainstream media
    • Oct 27, 2016
  • A Sense 
of Détente
  • A Sense of Détente

    In only two months, the seemingly intractable battle between mayor and council has turned into an exuberant truce
    • Oct 27, 2016
  • Not Green Enough
  • Not Green Enough

    State says no carbon exemption for Spokane Waste-to-Energy Plant; plus, settlement reached in Priest River high school football concussion lawsuit
    • Oct 27, 2016
  • More »


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Spokane Social Sketch

Spokane Social Sketch @ Boots Bakery & Lounge

Last Sunday of every month, 2-5 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Inlander Staff

Most Commented On

  • Defending North Idaho

    Why Heather Scott must go
    • Oct 20, 2016
  • The Do-Over

    After failing to pass a bus service tax hike last year, Spokane Transit Authority has a plan to get you to vote for it again
    • Oct 6, 2016
  • More »

Top Tags in
News & Comment

election 2016


green zone


trail mix

Readers also liked…

  • Death, Lies* and Videotape
  • Death, Lies* and Videotape

    A Spokane case highlights an American dilemma: Who polices the police?
    • Mar 11, 2015
  • The Virtue of Renee
  • The Virtue of Renee

    After a homeless woman was run over while sleeping outdoors, her family grapples with the events that led her there
    • Mar 11, 2015

© 2016 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation