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F R I D AY N ovember 1 — T H U R S D AY N ovember 7 Movie summaries by M at t hew St af fo r d

Jack Kerouac (Jean-Marc Barr) gazes at marvelous Marin in ‘Big Sur,’ opening Friday at the Rafael. l About Time (2:04) A time-traveling doofus Londoner tries to use his unique gift to plan, program and preordain his love life.

l All Is Lost (1:45) Robert Redford in a oneman tour de force about a mariner guiding his damaged yacht though the stormy, shark-infested Indian Ocean with only a map and a sextant. l Bad Grandpa (1:32) Senior citizen Johnny Knoxville and his young grandson head out on a cross-country journey rife with strippers, bikers and other all-American types. l Big Sur (1:40) Jack Kerouac’s 1962 novel hits the big screen with Jean-Marc Barr as a tormented author living a double life in beatific San Francisco and a remote Big Sur cabin. l Blue Jasmine (1:38) Woody Allen dramedy considers the case of a tightly strung New York socialite restructuring her life in the wilds of Marin and S.F.; Cate Blanchett stars. l Captain Phillips (2:13) Paul Greengrass docudrama about the 2009 hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship and the relationship between its captain (Tom Hanks) and the leader of the Somali pirates (Barkhad Abdi). l The Counselor (1:51) Ridley Scott-Cormac McCarthy crime thriller stars Michael Fassbender as a freewheeling lawyer whose casual drug dealing lands him in very big trouble; Brad Pitt, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem costar. l Diana (1:53) Biopic stars Naomi Watts as the post-divorce Princess of Wales and Naveen Andrews as her illicit lover, Dr. Hasnat Khan. l Dirty Harry (1:42) Seminal 1971 crime

thriller stars Clint Eastwood as a rogue San Francisco cop on the trail of a serial killer; Don Siegel directs.

Ender’s Game (1:54) A geeky Earthling takes on an invading force of aliens with a little help from mentor Ben Kingsley; Harrison Ford costars. l Enough Said (1:33) Should single mom Julia Louis-Dreyfus relax and enjoy her new romance with single dad James Gandolfini or let his ex-wife Catherine Keener bring her down to earth? l Escape Plan (1:56) Security expert Sly Stallone, wrongly imprisoned in the world’s best-fortified lockup, plans a daring, impossible exit strategy with none other than fellow con Arnold Schwarzenegger. l Free Birds (1:31) Two terrified turkeys travel back in time to change the course of l

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history and banish their fellow fowl from the holiday table forever. l Gravity (1:31) Venice Film Fest phenom about two astronauts who struggle to survive after they’re cast adrift in outer space; George Clooney and Sandra Bullock star. l Inequality for All (1:25) Economics expert and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich takes on the dangerously widening gap between rich and poor with wit and insight. l Kill Your Darlings (1:42) Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs kick off the Beat Era when a Columbia University murder brings them together in 1944; Daniel Radcliffe stars as Ginsberg. l Last Vegas (1:45) When dedicated bachelor Michael Douglas finally gets hitched, pals Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline whisk him to Vegas for one last wingding…but whither the Rat Pack days of yore? l Muscle Shoals (1:51) Documentary look at the fabled Alabama recording studio and the musicians who made it great; Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin, Gregg Allman and other legends bear witness. l National Theatre London: Macbeth Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston are the Bard’s bewitched lord and lady in an acclaimed new production performed in a deconsecrated Manchester church. l The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun— Hyde Park Live (1:58) Rockin’ concert film of the Stones’ summer 2013 gig in London’s Hyde Park; 100,000 fans costar. l San Francisco Opera: Carmen for Families (1:00) Kids 10 and up will dig this fastmoving one-hour version of the Bizet classic about love and death among the gypsies and bullfighters of old Spain. l Thor: The Dark World (1:51) When Natalie Portman discovers an ancient Norse god weapon, it’s up to Chris Hemsworth to prevent an evil elf from using it to destroy Earth, or something. l Thor Movie Marathon (6:09) Eat popcorn like a Scandinavian at back-to-back 3D screenings of “Thor” (3:15pm), “The Avengers” (5:25pm) and “Thor: The Dark World” (8pm) for one mildly exorbitant price ($25). l 12 Years a Slave (2:14) Steve McQueen directs the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black New Yorker who was abducted and sold into slavery in the pre-Civil War South; Chiwetel Ejiofor stars.

k New Movies This Week

* About Time (R) All Is Lost (PG-13)

Regency: Fri-Sat 1, 4, 7:10, 10:10 Sun-Thu 1, 4, 7:10 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:25, 2:15, 4:50, 7:35, 10:15 Sun-Thu 11:25, 2:15, 4:50, 7:35 Bad Grandpa (R) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:15, 7:10, 9:35 Sun-Thu 1:15, 4:15, 7:10 Larkspur Landing: Fri 6, 8:20, 10:40 Sat-Sun 11, 1:20, 3:40, 6, 8:20, 10:40 MonThu 7:15, 9:45 Rowland: 12:35, 3, 5:30, 7:55, 10:20 * Big Sur (R) Rafael: Fri 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sat-Sun 2:30, 4:45 7, 9:15 Mon-Wed 7, 9:15 Thu 9:15 Blue Jasmine (PG-13) Rafael: Fri-Sun 4:30, 6:45 Mon-Thu 6:45 Captain Phillips (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:45, 3:50, 6:45, 9:40 Sun-Thu 12:45, 3:50, 6:45 Larkspur Landing: Fri 6:45, 9:45 Sat-Sun 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:30 Marin: Fri 4, 7, 10 Sat 1, 4, 7, 10 Sun 1, 4, 7 Mon-Thu 4, 7 Playhouse: Fri 3:45, 6:40, 9:40 Sat 12:30, 3:45, 6:40, 9:40 Sun 12:30, 3:45, 6:40 Mon-Thu 3:45, 6:40 Regency: Fri-Sat 12:55, 4:05, 7:15, 10:20 Sun-Thu 12:55, 4:05, 7:15 Rowland: 12:45, 3:55, 7, 10:05 The Counselor (R) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1, 4, 6:50, 9:45 Sun-Thu 1, 4, 6:50 Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15, 10 Sat-Sun 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:35 Playhouse: Fri 4:15, 7:20, 9:55 Sat 1, 4:15, 7:20, 9:55 Sun 1, 4:15, 7:20 Mon-Thu 4:15, 7:20 Regency: Fri-Sat 12:45, 3:55, 7:05, 9:55 Sun-Thu 12:45, 3:55, 7:05 Rowland: 11:20, 2, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30 * Diana (PG-13) Sequoia: Fri 4:30, 7:30, 10:15 Sat 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:15 Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 Mon, Tue, Thu 4:30, 7:30 Wed 4:25 * Dirty Harry (R) Regency: Sun 2 Wed 2, 7 Sequoia: Sun 2 Wed 2, 7 Ender’s Game (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:50, 4:10, 7, 9:40 Sun-Thu 12:50, 4:10, 7 Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:45, 10:30 Sat-Sun 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:30 Mon-Thu 7, 9:40 Rowland: 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:30 Enough Said (PG-13) Marin: Fri 4:20, 7:15, 9:40 Sat 1:20, 4:20, 7:15, 9:40 Sun 1:20, 4:20, 7:15 Mon-Thu 4:20, 7:15 Escape Plan (R) Rowland: 11:40, 2:25, 5:05, 7:50, 10:25 * Free Birds (PG) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 6:55, 9:10 Sun-Thu 12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 6:55 Lark: Fri 2:30, 4:45, 7 Sat, Mon-Thu 4:45, 7 Sun 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7 Rowland: 12, 4:40, 7:10; 3D showtimes at 2:20, 9:30 Gravity (PG-13) Cinema: Fri-Wed 11:50; 3D showtimes at 2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30 Fairfax: FriSat 3D showtimes at 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:20 Sun-Thu 3D showtimes at 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7 Marin: Fri 4:40; 3D showtimes at 7:30, 9:50 Sat 1:40; 3D showtimes at 4:40, 7:30, 9:50 Sun 1:40; 3D showtimes at 4:40, 7:30 Mon-Thu 4:40; 3D showtime at 7:30 Rowland: 2:50, 9:50; 3D showtimes at 12:30, 5:10, 7:30 Inequality for All (PG) Rafael: Fri 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 Sat-Sun 2, 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 Mon-Thu 6:30, 8:45 * Kill Your Darlings (R) Regency: Fri-Sat 11:40, 2:20, 5:05, 7:45, 10:25 Sun-Thu 11:40, 2:20, 5:05, 7:45 * Last Vegas (PG-13) Playhouse: Fri 4, 7, 9:30 Sat 12:45, 4, 7, 9:30 Sun 12:45, 4, 7 Mon-Thu 4, 7 Rowland: 11:35, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 9:55 Muscle Shoals (PG) Rafael: Fri, Mon-Thu 9 Sat-Sun 1:45, 9 National Theatre London: Macbeth (NR) Lark: Sat 1 * The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun—Hyde Park Live (NR) Rafael: Thu 7 * San Francisco Opera: Carmen for Families (NR) Rafael: Sat 1 (free admission!) * Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) Northgate: Thu 8; 3D showtime at 8:05 Rowland: Thu 8:05, 10:45; 3D showtime at 11:59pm Thor Movie Marathon (PG-13) Northgate: Thu 3:15 Rowland: Thu 3:15 * 12 Years a Slave (R) Regency: Fri-Sat 12:30, 3:50, 7, 10:05 Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:50, 7 Sequoia: Fri 4, 7, 10 Sat 1, 4, 7, 10 Sun 1, 4, 7 Mon, Tue, Thu 4, 7 Wed 1:15, 4:15, 7:15

Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in ‘12 Years a Slave,’ opening at the Regency Friday.

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 11-01-2013- Section 1  

Section 1 of November 1, 2013 edition of the Pacific Sun Weekly

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