Not rated, 93 min. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Slim Pickens, Sterling Hayden, Kennan Wynn and James Earl Jones.
50th Anniversary: More lethal than a nuclear-waste dump, Kubrick's komedy at least kills us with laughter. It's one of the greatest – and undoubtedly the most hilarious – anti-war statements ever put to film. See it before the world ends.
Rated PG-13, 121 min. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino, Diane Venora, Harold Perrineau, Jesse Bradford, Christina Pickles, Miriam Margolyes, M. Emmet Walsh, Vondie Curtis-Hall and Paul Rudd.
Not rated, 44 min. Directed by Mike Slee. Starring Gordon Pinsent and Patricia Phillips.
The life cycle of a monarch butterfly and its long-distance migration from Canada to Central Mexico is captured in this 3-D nature documentary that also focuses on the decades of fieldwork conducted by Canadian scientist Fred Urquhart.
Rated PG-13, 161 min. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, Orlando Bloom, Graham McTavish, William Kircher and Dean O’Gorman.
Not rated, 39 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Tom Selleck.
The history of human attempts to re-create the effortless flight of birds is ably recounted before the film turns to the dizzying aerobatics of the Blue Angels, the flight demonstration squadron of the U.S. Navy. Read a full review of The Magic of Flight.