A once-promising amateur boxer (Adam Carolla), now a 40-year-old construction worker, goes for the gold when a promoter spots him teaching a class at a local gym — and invites him to try out for the U.S. Olympic team. At Green Valley and Village Square. (90 minutes.) R; brief profanity.
Winner of last year’s Grand Jury Prize at the CineVegas film festival, writer-director Adam Rifkin’s study of high-tech voyeurism returns to Las Vegas, cross-cutting among stories told through footage from surveillance cameras focused on an office, a parking lot, a police car, a women’s dressing room, a convenience store and a stockroom. Part of CineVegas’ screening series at Neonopolis. (98 minutes.) R; profanity, sexuality, nudity, violence, drug use.
MEET THE BROWNS
Laid off from her job, a struggling single mother from inner-city Chicago (Angela Bassett) heads to Georgia for a family funeral — and discovers the down-home Southern relatives she never knew. Tyler Perry once again adapts and directs his own stage hit — and reprises his cross-dressing role as madcap Madea. At multiple locations. (100 minutes.) PG-13; drug content, profanity, sexual references, mature themes, brief violence.
A bond develops between a 30-year-old road worker (Nick Stahl) and his 11-year-old niece (“Bridge to Terabithia’s” AnnaSophia Robb) after her slatternly mother (Charlize Theron) leaves town in this drama featuring Dennis Hopper and Woody Harrelson. At Village Square. (101 minutes.) R; profanity, violence.
UNDER THE SAME MOON
Anxious to reunite with his mother (Kate del Castillo), working as a maid in Los Angeles, 9-year-old Carlitos (Adrian Alonso), who’s been living in Mexico with his grandmother, stows away in a U.S.-bound minivan driven by two Mexican-American students (Jesse Garcia and “Ugly Betty’s” America Ferrera) in this Sundance film festival hit. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. At multiple locations. (109 minutes.) PG-13; mature themes.
— By CAROL CLING