9—After being destroyed by our own robotic inventions, the fate of humanity falls upon an inventors group of rag dolls to which he has given life. In this post-apocalyptic existence, it is not until 9 (Elijah Wood), finds the small community that they band together under his leadership and come out of hiding to take an offensive stance against the machines. As they fight to survive, the team searches for the reason why these machines are hunting and destroying the world in which we all live, and finding that the future of Earths civilization may depend on them. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 21
D TOUR—Community Cinema presents an exclusive screening about aspiring indie rock musician Pat Spurgeon, who suffers a setback in his music career when one of his kidneys begins to fail. The movie follows Spurgeon's challenge to balance his health and a rock 'n' roll lifestyle. After the screening, hear from speakers Veronica Marshall, the mother of an organ donor, Rebecca Simon, Family Services coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank in Portland, Ore., and YES Idaho. Parking is available for $1/hour in the garage across the street at Lincoln and University Drive. For more information, call 208-426-4317. The screening is presented by Boise State, Idaho Public Television and the Independent Television Service. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 5:30-7 p.m., FREE, www.pntb.org/index.html. Student Union Jordan Ballroom, Boise State, Boise, 208-426-1000.
PAPER HEART—The story of how one-time, real-life sweethearts Charlyne Yi and Michael Cera (Juno, Superbad) fell in love while Yi was making a documentary about the subject. Yi and her film crew took off on a journey across the country to interview people in love, children on the playground and random strangers to ask them what their idea of love entails. One little girl proclaimed the perfect date is being taken to Applebee's for chicken wings and she chides Yi for not being able to admit she's in love. Others share different ideas about the fairy tale versus reality, and in the middle of it all, the cameras turn to Yi and Cera who unwittingly provide the sweetest subject matter. (PG-13) Flicks
RIVERS OF A LOST COAST—The powerful documentary, shot from the perspective of some big names in fly fishing, details the tragic demise of California's North Coast River and one of the country's most beautiful fisheries. After the vivid lesson in protecting rivers, Idaho River United leads a discussion on Idaho's endangered salmon and native fisheries. For more information, visit idahorivers.org. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., $10, The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., theflicksboise.com.
SORORITY ROW—What's better than a shotgun-toting Carrie Fisher with a dirty mouth? A shotgun-toting Carrie Fisher as den mother to a sorority full of the self-proclaimed "hottest girls on campus". In what will undoubtedly be the intellectual thriller of the year, Sorority Row showcases a tire iron-wielding serial killer with a grudge against a group of sorority sisters screamers who accidentally kill one of their peers. The sisters are played by the likes of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's little girl Rumer Willis (who nails the screaming parts), Audrina Patridge of The Hills and Katie Cassidy, daughter of 70s teen icon David Cassidy. Predictably, the killer holds a grudge against the girls for covering up their crime. Cheesy horror film? Yeah, but it's got Princess Leia. With a shotgun. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21
TYLER PERRY'S I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF—In the current installment of Tyler Perry as bad-ass grandma Madea, the gray-haired matriarch finds 16-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers attempting to rob her house. Taking matters into her own capable hands, Madea delivers the delinquents to their only family member—their Aunt April—a nightclub singer who soothes her vocals chords with heavy drinking. April wants nothing to do with the youth because she is to busy wallowing in her own sad life and living off a married man. When a handsome Mexican immigrant named Sandino moves into April's building, he may be the only one who can convince April to mend her ways and open her heart and home to her niece and nephews. (PG-13) Edwards 21
WHITEOUT—U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) is called in to investigate a first—a murder in Antarctica. While braving the wind-torn, frozen landscape, she discovers a shocking cover-up. With winter quickly approaching, Stetko must find the truth before the continent is submerged in darkness leaving her and the killer stranded. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21
WORK IN SANITY—The brave souls who work in telemarketing always seem to ring during the dinner hours and face some colorful expletives coming from the person on the other end of the phone line. The target audience isn't always listening but the bosses are via quality control phone taps to make sure the telemarketers are not spending too much time chatting with customers. The workers have to be able to handle rejection on a daily basis and it's too bad they don't have a group looking out for them like The Idaho Movie House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving screen time to films made in Idaho. This week's film about telemarketing is hosted by Idaho filmmakers Chad and Celia Rinn of Full Tilt Boogie, and is directed and written by Chad Rinn. The main character, Allen, finds his work on the telephone more than a little dull, so to stimulate his own mind, he writes short stories about the characters in the cubicles around him in between hang ups. Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 p.m., $5, The Falcon Tavern, 705 W. Bannock St., idahomoviehouse.com, ftbproductions.com.