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Friday August 10 -Thursday August 16

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

Isabelle Huppert and Sandrine Bonnaire in ‘La Cérémonie,’ playing Sunday at the Rafael as part of author Mick LaSalle’s tribute to French film actresses. O Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (1:31) The globally renowned Chinese dissident artist is the subject of Alison Klayman’s insightful documentary. O The Amazing Spider-Man (2:16) Prequel reveals how teen screw-up Peter Parker became everyone’s favorite human arachnid; Andrew Garfield stars. O Les Ambitieux (1:30) French dramedy about the complex affair between a Parisian book editor and one of her (junior) authors. O Beasts of the Southern Wild (1:33) Highly acclaimed film fest fave about life in a Louisiana bayou as seen through the eyes of a six-year-old girl. O The Bourne Legacy (2:05) A novice secret agent with dreams of being the next Jason Bourne is forced to go on the run, spooks on his tail; Rachel Weisz and Albert Finney star. O Brave (1:35) Disney cartoon about an impetuous princess, an eccentric witch, troublemaking triplets and an ancient curse that threatens their kingdom. O The Campaign (1:37) Political farce about the sleazy, slimy, mud-slinging congressional battle between unlikely foes Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. O La Cérémonie (1:52) Claud Chabrol’s edgy Ruth Rendell adaptation about the cat and mouse relationship between rural postmistress Isabelle Huppert and country maid Sandrine Bonnaire. O Charlotte’s Web (1:53) Cartoon version of E.B. White’s timeless tale about the friendship between a spider and a pig features the voices of Dakota Fanning, Oprah Winfrey and John Cleese. O The Dark Knight Rises (2:45) Bruce (Batman) Wayne emerges from self-imposed exile to take on a ruthless terrorist as well as the fabulously feline Catwoman; Christopher Nolan directs Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway. O Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (1:34) Wimpy little Greg Heffley tries to navigate the shoals of summer vacation (camp, parttime jobs, public swimming pools) with the expected horrific results. O Didine (1:43) An impulsive mademoiselle finds love and friendship in the course of returning a teddy bear to its owner. O The Expendables 2 (1:42) Sly Stallone, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude van Damme, Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li and the Arnold…any questions? O Farewell, My Queen (1:40) Sumptuous

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French costume drama about Marie Antoinette’s clever if coldblooded plot to escape the encroaching mob by switching places with her lady in waiting. O La Fille Mal Gardee (1:58) London’s Royal Ballet presents Dauberval’s timelessly frothy tale of love, bumbershoots and cranky widows. O Hope Springs (1:40) Longtime marrieds Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones try to reignite that long-lost spark and spice at a cutting-edge couples retreat; Mimi Rogers and Steve Carrell costar. O Ice Age: Continental Drift (1:34) Manny, Diego and company find the long trek home beset by high seas and rambunctious pirates! O The Imposter (1:35) Docu-thriller about a 13-year-old Texas boy who vanished and reappeared three years later in a Spanish village with a different face, a new accent and many unanswered questions. O The Intouchables (1:52) True tale of the bond that developed between a disabled French aristocrat and his caretaker, a black Muslim ex-con. O Moonrise Kingdom (1:33) An island community is turned upside down when two 12-year-olds run off into the wilderness to make a life of their own; Bruce Willis, Bill Murray and Frances McDormand are among the clueless grownups. O Nitro Circus: The Movie (1:28) Nitro Circus’s death-defying daredevils perform an array of awe-inspiring stunts for the amusement of you, the audience. O ParaNorman (1:33) A weird little kid on speaking terms with the dearly departed is the only guy in town who can vanquish a battalion of ghosts, witches and zombies bent on destruction. O The Queen of Versailles (1:40) Documentary focuses on Florida billionaires David and Jackie Siegel and their obsession to build the biggest, most ostentatious mansion in the USA. O RiffTrax Live: “Manos” The Hands of Fate (2:00) The interplanetary wiseasses of Mystery Science Theater 3000 aim their verbal stilettos at what is often considered the worst film ever made. O Ruby Sparks (1:44) A novelist with writer’s block creates a character so lively and inspirational, she appears out of thin air and in the (comely) flesh. O Step Up: Revolution (1:39) The dancing demons of a cutting-edge flash mob take on a real estate tycoon who wants to level a historic Miami neighborhood! O To Rome With Love (1:52) Woody Allen kaleidoscope about interconnecting lives in the Eternal City; Ornella Muti, Judy Davis, Penelope Cruz and Roberto Benigni star. O Total Recall (1:58) Remake of the Schwarzenegger sci-fi classic stars Colin Farrell as a blue-collar dreamer whose life is upended when he goes on a brain-implant fantasy vacation; Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel costar. O The Watch (1:38) Four middle-aged suburbanites are all that stand between planet Earth and total annihilation at the hands of cleverly disguised alien invaders; Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughan star. <

›› MOViE TiMES NAi Weiwei: Never Sorry (R) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 Sat 2, 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 Sun 2, 4:15 Mon-Tue 4:15, 9 Wed-Thu 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13) +++ Century Northgate 15: 3:45; 3D showtimes at 12:25, 7:05 Beasts of the Southern Wild (PG13) ++++ Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:45, 7, 9:30 (producer Josh Penn in person at 7pm show) Sat-Sun 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Mon-Thu 4:45, 7, 9:15 The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) Century Cinema: Fri-Wed 12:40, 3:50, 7, 10:10 Century Regency 6: 10:30, 12, 1:35, 3:10, 4:45, 6:20, 7:55, 9:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:30, 12:40, 2:40, 3:50, 5:50, 7, 9, 10:10 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1, 4, 7, 10 Sun-Thu 1, 4, 7 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Tue 12:40, 3:50, 6:45, 9:45 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 3:50, 6:45, 9:40 Sat 12:30, 3:50, 6:45, 9:40 Sun 12:30, 3:50, 6:45 Mon-Thu 3:50, 6:45 Brave (PG) +++1/2 Century Northgate 15: 11:15, 1:45, 4:20, 6:55, 9:30 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 5:45 Sun-Thu 4:45 NThe Campaign (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:25, 8, 10:20 Sat-Sun 12:15, 2:50, 5:25, 8, 10:20 Mon-Thu 7, 9:25 Century Northgate 15: 10:50, 12:05, 1:25, 2:40, 4, 5:15, 6:35, 7:50, 9:10, 10:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Tue 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7, 9:15 Charlotte’s Web (G) ++1/2 Century Rowland Plaza: Tue, Thu 10am CinéArts at Marin: Tue noon The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) ++++ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 10:30 SatSun 11:45, 3:20, 7, 10:30 Mon-Thu 6:30, 10 Century Northgate 15: 11:45, 3:25, 7, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:50, 3:25, 7, 10:30 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Tue 12, 1:30,

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3:45, 5:15, 7:20, 9 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) ++ Century Northgate 15: 11:10, 12:30, 1:50, 3:05, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:20, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25, 9:50 Tue, Thu 10:05, 12:20, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25, 9:50 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 12:10, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Sun-Thu 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Tue 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:15, 9:30 NDidine (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Mon 7 (author Mick LaSalle in person) NThe Expendables 2 (R) Century Northgate 15: Thu 11:59pm Century Rowland Plaza: Thu 11:59pm Farewell, My Queen (R) Century Northgate 15: 11:55, 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:15 NHope Springs (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:35, 10:10 Sat-Sun 12, 2:25, 5, 7:35, 10:10 Mon-Tue 7:15, 9:50 Century Regency 6: 11, 12:20, 1:40, 3, 4:20, 5:40, 7, 8:20, 9:40 Century Rowland Plaza: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 Sat 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 Sun 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10 Mon-Thu 4:50, 7:10 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) Century Northgate 15: 11:50, 4:40, 9:40; 3D showtimes at 2:15, 7:15 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Tue 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:35 The Imposter (R) +++1/2 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 5, 7:30, 10 Sat 2:15, 5, 7:30, 10 Sun 2:15, 5, 7:30 Mon-Wed 5, 7:30 The Intouchables (R) ++ Century Regency 6: 11:05, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05 Sun 4:35, 7:20, 10:05 Tue 11:05, 1:50, 10:05 Thu 11:05, 1:50, 4:35 NLa Ceremonie (Not Rated) +++1/2 Rafael Film Center: Sun 7 (author Mick LaSalle in person) NLes Ambitieux (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Tue 7 Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)

+++1/2 Century Northgate 15: 12, 2:20, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55 CinéArts at Marin: Fri, Sat 12:20, 2:40, 4:50, 7:15, 9:30 Sun, Mon, Wed 12:20, 2:40, 4:50, 7:15 Tue 4:30, 7:30 Thu 1:30, 4:30 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Tue 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 8 Sun-Thu 7 Nitro Circus: The Movie (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 12:40; 3D showtimes at 3, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10 NParaNorman (PG) Century Northgate 15: Thu 11:59pm The Queen of Versailles (PG) Rafael Film Center: Fri, Wed, Thu 4:30, 6:45, 9 Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9 Mon-Tue 4:30, 6:45 NRiffTrax Live: ‘Manos’ The Hands of Fate (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Thu 8 CinéArts at Marin: Thu 8 CinéArts at Sequoia: Thu 8 Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal Gardee (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Sun noon Tue 7 Ruby Sparks (R) +++1/2 Century Regency 6: 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 Step Up: Revolution (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 11:35, 4:50, 10:05; 3D showtimes at 2:10, 7:20 To Rome With Love (R) ++ Century Northgate 15: 11:05, 1:55, 4:45, 7:35, 10:20 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:30, 7:10, 9:55 Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:10, 9:55 Sun 1:45, 4:30, 7:10 Mon-Wed 4:30, 7:10 Total Recall (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:05, 7:45, 10:25 Sat-Sun 11:30, 2:15, 5:05, 7:45, 10:25 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:40 Century Northgate 15: 10:45, 12:15, 1:40, 3:10, 4:35, 6:10, 7:30, 9:05, 10, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:35, 1, 2:25, 4, 5:30, 7:05, 8:30, 10:05 Tue, Thu 10:10, 11:35, 1, 2:25, 4, 5:30, 7:05, 8:30, 10:05 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Tue 1:20, 4:10, 6:50, 9:40 The Watch (R) ++ Century Northgate 15: 5:50, 8:30

Showtimes can change after we go to press. Please call theater to confirm schedules.

›› THEATERS 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

Film Night in the Park presents Kermit the Frog in ‘The Muppet Movie’ Saturday night at 8pm in San Anselmo’s Creek Park. Donations appreciated; popcorn, candy and soda pop available for purchase. Call 272-2756 or visit filmnight.org for info.

Pacific Sun 08.10.2012 - section 1  

Section of the August 10, 2012 edition of the Pacific Sun Weekly

Pacific Sun 08.10.2012 - section 1  

Section of the August 10, 2012 edition of the Pacific Sun Weekly

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