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F R I D AY A P R I L 2 5 — T H U R S D AY M AY 1 M ovie summaries by M at t hew St af fo r d Alan Partridge (1:30) The BBC comedy hits the screen with Steve Coogan as everybody’s favorite pompous, narcissistic talk-show host. l The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2:22) The conflicted arachnid-esque superhero is defending New York against a super-villain named Electro; Jamie Foxx and Andrew Garfield star. l Bad Words (1:29) Jason Bateman directs and stars as a middle-aged misanthrope who gleefully crushes the competition at a junior spelling bee. l Bears (1:17) Disney documentary follows a year in the lives of an Alaskan brown bear and her two cubs; John C. Reilly narrates. l Bicycle Thieves (1:33) Vittorio De Sica’s gripping, timeless neorealist classic about a poor Roman whose livelihood and self-identity are taken away when his bicycle is stolen. l Brick Mansions (1:30) The Raid redux as undercover cops infiltrate a walled city-within-acity to take down a nasty crime lord. l Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2:15) The defrosted WWII hero (Chris Evans) takes on new earth-shattering challenges with help from the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). l Divergent (2:20) Sci-fi thriller about a futuristic society of rigidly controlled cliques and a girl who just doesn’t fit in with any of them. l Draft Day (1:50) Browns GM Kevin Costner pursues gridiron perfection at any cost during a particularly hectic NFL Draft. l Finding Vivian Maier (1:23) Documentary looks at the life of a secretive New York nanny whose recently unearthed snapshots reveal her as one of the 20th century’s greatest photographers. l The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2:00) An unlikely (and doomed) Utopian colony of Weimar Republic freethinkers on a deserted isle is the subject of Dayna Goldfine’s and Dan Geller’s Hitchcockian documentary. l Gladiator (2:35) Ridley Scott historical epic about a Roman general-turned gladiator who takes on his hated emperor in the ring; Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix star. l The Grand Budapest Hotel (1:40) Wes Anderson directs a star-studded cinemazation of Stefan Zweig’s stories about a palatial European hotel between the wars; Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Léa Seydoux, Harvey Keitel, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray are among the guests. l A Haunted House 2 (1:30) Marlon Wayans horror spoof takes on the happy-family-in-asuburban-haunted-house genre; Jaime Pressly and Cedric the Entertainer costar. l Heaven Is for Real (1:50) A child’s near-death voyage past the Pearly Gates convinces his pastor father that there really is an afterlife. l The Jewish Cardinal (1:36) Acclaimed docudrama about Jewish-Catholic priest Jean-Maries Lustiger, who confronted his two belief systems when he mediated on behalf of nuns building a convent at Auschwitz. l Journey of the Universe (1:00) Documentary interweaves astronomy, biology, ecology and geology to examine the story and nature of the cosmos and Earth’s and humanity’s evolution. l Life Is Beautiful (2:02) Roberto Benigni’s tragicomic tale of a Jewish man who uses humor to shelter his son from the realities of life in a Nazi l

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concentration camp. l The Lunchbox (1:45) Two strangers in bustling Mumbai establish an intimate correspondence via notes delivered by lunchbox. l The Metropolitan Opera: Cosi fan Tutte (4:05) Catch Mozart’s billowing soufflé of love, lust and mistaken identity live from New York in gorgeous big-screen high definition. l National Theatre London: King Lear (3:48) Simon Russell Beale stars as Shakespeare’s aging, deluded, tragic monarch; Sam Mendes directs. l Noah (2:19) Russell Crowe stars as the biblical ark-builder and deluge-survivor; Anthony Hopkins is Methuselah. l Only Lovers Left Alive (2:02) Jim Jarmusch takes on the vampire genre with a rambling hipster romance about the centuries-old love affair between an indie musician and his enigmatic tootsie. l The Other Woman (1:49) Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann cook up the perfect revenge on the three-timing lover who betrayed them more or less concurrently. l The Princess Bride (1:39) William Goldman’s hip fairy tale hits the big screen with swordplay, ogres and beautiful princess intact; Rob Reiner directs Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal and Peter Falk. l The Quiet Ones (1:38) Scientists get more horrifying data than they bargained for when they conduct paranormal experiments on a disturbed woman. l The Railway Man (1:48) True story of a former POW who finds and confronts the Japanese soldier who tortured him decades earlier; Colin Firth stars. l Rio 2 (1:41) Blu the Minnesota macaw is back and trying to adapt to his new home, the wilds of the Amazon jungle; Sergio Mendes and Bebel Gilberto vocalize. l Rome, Open City (1:40) Neorealist classic about life, struggle and rebellion during the Nazi occupation of Rome; Roberto Rossellini directs. l Super Duper Alice Cooper (1:26) Acclaimed documentary examines the life and legend of the over-the-top rock icon and his alter ego, preacher’s son Vincent Furnier. l Tim’s Vermeer (1:20) Documentary follows inventor Tim Jenison on his 10-year search for the secret of Johannes Vermeer’s photo-realistic artistry; R.J. Teller (of Penn & Teller) directs. l Transcendence (1:59) Crazed techno-geek Johnny Depp forsakes friends and family in his quest to create—or become—a perfect robot. l Under the Skin (1:48) Jonathan Glazer’s surreal thriller stars Scarlett Johansson as a shape-shifting space creature who preys on horny hitchhikers in the Scottish Highlands. l Le Week-End (1:33) Astringent comedy of manners about a long-married couple’s attempt to recapture the past on a trip to Paris; Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent and Jeff Goldblum star. l The Wrecking Crew (1:35) Tuneful documentary looks at the backup studio musicians who played on some of the greatest hits of the ’60s; Herb Alpert, Glen Campbell, Brian Wilson and other luminaries share insights.

k New Movies This Week kAlan Partridge (R)

Rafael: Fri 4:45, 7, 9 Sat-Sun 2, 4:45, 7, 9 Mon 9 Tue-Thu 7, 9

kThe Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG-13)

Fairfax: Thu 7; 3D showtime at 7:15 Northgate: Thu 7, 9, 11; 3D showtimes at 8, 10 Rowland: Thu 7:30, 10:40, midnight; 3D showtimes at 7, 10:10, midnight

Bad Words (R)

Regency: Fri 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:50, 10:10 Sat 2:45, 5:10, 7:50, 10:10 Sun-Thu 12:20, 2:45, 5:10,

Bears (G)

Northgate: Fri-Sat 11, 1:05, 3:15, 5:25, 7:35, 9:45

kBicycle Thieves (NR)

Lark: Fri 8:15 Sat 6 Sun 5:30

kBrick Mansions (PG-13)

Northgate: Fri-Sat 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35 Rowland: 12:45, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45, 10:10

7:50

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13)

Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1, 4:10, 7:05, 9:55 Sun-Thu 1, 4:10, 7:05 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 6:30, 9:35 Sat-Sun 12:15, 3:25, 6:30, 9:35 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:10, 12:35, 3:45, 5:20, 6:55, 10:05;

3D showtimes at 2:15, 8:30 Rowland: 1:10, 4:15, 7:20, 10:25 Divergent (PG-13)

Northgate: Fri-Sat 12:25, 3:40, 7, 10:05

Draft Day (PG-13)

Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 7, 9:40 Sat-Sun 1:45, 4:25, 7, 9:40 Northgate: Fri-Sat 11:20, 1:55, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:15 Thu 11:30, 2:10, 4:50

Finding Vivian Maier (Not Rated)

Rafael: Fri 4:30, 6:30 Sat 2:30, 4:30, 6:30 Sun 2:30, 4:30 Mon-Wed 6:30

The Galapagos Affair: Rafael: Fri, Mon-Thu 6:15, 8:45 Sat-Sun 1:30, 6:15, 8:45 kGladiator (R)

Regency: Sun 2 Wed 2, 7

The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Satan Came to Eden (NR)

Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:25, 2:50 5:10, 7:20, 9:40 Sun-Thu 12:25, 2:50 5:10, 7:20 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 7:15, 9:45 Sat-Sun 2, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Playhouse: Fri 4:45, 7:20, 9:35 Sat 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:20, 9:35 Sun 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:20 Mon-Thu 4:45, 7:20 Regency: Fri 11:25, 1:55, 4:35, 7:10, 9:45 Sat 4:35, 7:10, 9:45 Sun-Thu 11:25, 1:55, 4:35, 7:10 Sequoia: Fri 5:05, 7:35, 10:05 Sat

A Haunted House 2 (R)

Northgate: Fri-Sat 11:45, 2:20, 4:50, 7:30, 9:55 Rowland: 10:50, 1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:55, 10:20

Heaven Is for Real (PG)

Northgate: Fri-Sat 11:15, 1:55, 4:35, 7:25, 10 Rowland: 12:05, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10

The Jewish Cardinal (Not Rated)

Lark: Fri 5:45 Sat 3:30 Sun 7:45 Mon 5 Tue-Wed 3:45 Thu 4:45

kJourney of the Universe (Not Rated)

Rafael: Mon 7 (filmmakers Catherine Butler, Patsy Northcutt, Neal Rogin and Brian Thomas

kLife Is Beautiful (PG-13)

Lark: Mon 7:30

The Lunchbox (Not Rated)

Rafael: Fri-Sat, Mon-Wed 8:30 Thu 9

kThe Metropolitan Opera: Cosi fan Tutte (NR)

Lark: Sat 9:55am Wed 6:30 Marin: Sat 9:55am Wed 6:30 Regency: Sat 9:55am Wed 6:30 Sequoia: Sat 9:55am Wed 6:30

kNational Theatre London: King Lear (NR)

Lark: Thu 7:30

Noah (PG-13)

Northgate: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:40, 7:50

kOnly Lovers Left Alive (R)

Regency: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:20, 7:20, 10:15 Sun-Thu 1:15, 4:20, 7:20

kThe Other Woman (PG-13)

Cinema: Fri-Sun 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 Mon-Wed 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12, 1:20, 2:40, 4:15, 5:15, 7, 7:45, 9:30 Sun-Thu 12, 1:20, 2:40, 4:15, 5:15, 7, 7:45 Playhouse: Fri 3:30,

2:45, 5:10, 7:35, 10:05 Sun 12:05, 2:45, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05 Mon-Tue 5:05, 7:35 Wed 4

Swimme in person)

4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:15 Sat 12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:15 Sun 12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30 Mon-Thu 3:30, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:30, 12:50, 2:10, 3:35, 4:50, 6:15, 7:40, 9:05, 10:20 Sun-Thu 11:30, 12:50, 2:10, 3:35, 4:50, 6:15, 7:40 Rowland: 11:10, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50 Sequoia: Fri 4:40, 7:15, 10 Sat 11:25, 2, 4:40, 7:15, 10 Sun 11:25, 2, 4:40, 7:15 MonThu 4:40, 7:15

kThe Princess Bride (PG)

Lark: Sun 3

kThe Quiet Ones (R)

Northgate: Fri-Sat 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10

The Railway Man (R)

Regency: Fri-Sat 1:10, 4:05, 7, 9:55 Sun-Thu 1:10, 4:05, 7

Rio 2 (G)

Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40 Sun-Wed 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20 Thu 12:05, 2:30, 4:55 Northgate: Fri-Sat 11:05, 1:40, 4:20, 7:05, 9:40; 3D showtimes at 3, 5:40 Rowland: Fri-Wed

kRome, Open City (Not Rated)

Lark: Sat 8:15 Sun 12:30

kSuper Duper Alice Cooper (NR)

Rafael: Thu 7

Tim’s Vermeer (PG-13)

Marin: Fri 4:45, 7:30, 9:40 Sat 2:30, 4:45, 7:30, 9:40 Sun 2:30, 4:45, 7:30 Mon-Thu 4:45, 7:30

Transcendence (PG-13)

Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:50, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30 Sun-Wed 12:50, 3:50, 6:40 Thu 12:50, 3:50 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 6:45, 9:30 Sat-Sun 1, 3:50, 6:45, 9:30 Marin: Fri 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sat 10:45, 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7 Mon-Thu 4:15, 7 Northgate: Fri-Sat 12, 1:25, 2:55, 4:15,

Under the Skin (R)

Marin: Fri 4:30, 7:15, 9:50 Sat 11:10, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:50 Sun 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 Mon-Thu 4:30,

Le Week-End (R)

Rafael: Fri-Sun 4

kThe Wrecking Crew (PG)

Rafael: Sun 7 (filmmaker Denny Tedesco in person)

11, 1:35, 4:20, 7, 9:40 Thu 11, 1:35, 4:20

5:50, 7:20, 8:40, 10:15 Rowland: 10:55, 1:40, 4:25, 7:15, 10:05 7:15 Northgate: Fri-Sat 11:40, 2:25, 5:05, 7:45, 10:20

Showtimes can change after we go to press. Please call theater to confirm schedules. CinéArts at Marin 101 Caledonia St., Sausalito • 331-0255 | CinéArts at Sequoia 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley • 388-4862 | Cinema 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera • 924-6505 | Fairfax 9 Broadway, Fairfax • 453-5444 Lark 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur • 924-5111 | Larkspur Landing 500 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur • 461-4849 Northgate 7000 Northgate Dr., San Rafael • 800-326-3264 | Playhouse 40 Main St., Tiburon • 435-1234 Rafael Film Center 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael • 454-1222 | Regency 80 Smith Ranch Rd., Terra Linda • 479-5050 Rowland 44 Rowland Way, Novato • 800-326-3264

Pacific Sun April 25, 2014 Movie Page  

Section 1 of the Pacific Sun Weekly Movie Page

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