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F R I D AY jan u ary 1 7 — T H U R S D AY jan u ary 2 3 Movie summaries by M at t hew St af fo r d l American Hustle (2:18) Docudramatic look at the Abscam scandal of the seventies stars Amy Adams and Christian Bale as grifters blackmailed by the FBI into taking down a New Jersey politico; Louis C.K. and Robert De Niro costar. l Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2:00) Ron Burgundy is back and as fatuous as ever as he heads to New York and stardom on the country’s first 24-hour news channel; Will Ferrell stars, of course. l August: Osage County (1:59) Dysfunctional family shenanigans as acid-tongued, newly widowed cancer patient Meryl Streep takes on daughter Julia Roberts and sundry other wellmeaning types. 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 Dallas Buyers Club (1:57) Biopic of Ron Woodroof, the HIV-positive Texas cowboy who established a clearing house for legal and illegal alternative AIDS treatments from around the world. l Devil’s Due (1:29) Rosemary’s Baby redux as a newlywed finds herself impregnated by an evil force (not her husband) on her wedding night. l Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1:30) Amy Heckerling-Cameron Crowe comedy classic about teen angst and frolic stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards, Judge Reinhold and Sean Penn as Spicoli. l Frozen (1:42) The kingdom of Arendelle is trapped in an eternal winter, so Anna sets off to find her sister Elsa, who has isolated herself to protect her family from her frosty powers. l The Girls in the Band (1:27) Ear-filling documentary about the rich yet neglected history of female jazz instrumentalists features insights from Marian McPartland, Toshiko Akiyoshi and other giants. 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 The Great Beauty (2:22) Felliniesque satirical dramedy about an aging writer’s bittersweet adventures in beautiful, bizarre Rome. l Her (1:59) Lonesome social-network nerd Joaquin Phoenix falls truly, madly, deeply for his new computer operating system; Spike Jonze directs Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Scarlett Johansson as Samantha the robot. l The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2:41) Bilbo Baggins is back, joining 13 dwarves and a wizard in their quest to reclaim a lost kingdom; Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee and Orlando Bloom star. l The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2:26) Jennifer Lawrence is back as Games top dawg Katniss Everdeen, whose victory lap is met with angry, violent rebellion; Lenny Kravitz costars. l Inside Llewyn Davis (1:44) Joel and Ethan Coen’s dark dramedy about a Dylan-era Greenwich Village folksinger hustling his way up the show biz ladder; Carey Mulligan, John Goodman and Oscar Isaac star. l The Invisible Woman (1:51) Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in the story of Charles Dickens’ lifelong muse and mistress, Nelly Wharton Robinson (Felicity Jones).

l Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (1:47) Prequel to Tom Clancy’s CIA thrillers stars Chris Pine as Ryan in his pre-spook days; Kenneth Branagh directs! l The Legend of Hercules (1:38) The son of Zeus endures slavery, bloodshed and gladiator school as he muscles his way to glory. l Lone Survivor (2:01) Four Navy SEALs head to Afghanistan to take out Taliban leader Ahmad Shah and find themselves outmanned and outgunned; Mark Wahlberg stars. l Nebraska (1:54) Alexander Payne dramedy follows a cantankerous old coot and his estranged son on a Midwestern road trip to claim a million-dollar grand prize; Bruce Dern and Will Forte star. l The Nut Job (1:26) Cartoon caper comedy about two rascally rodents and their plan to heist a nut store; Liam Neeson and Brendan Fraser vocalize. l The Past (2:10) Acclaimed Iranian drama about the looming divorce between a French woman and her estranged Iranian husband. l Philomena (1:37) Stephen Frears’ docudrama about an unwed mother’s attempts to track down her long-lost son; Judi Dench stars. l Ride Along Action comedy follows two cops on an unexpectedly wild night cruising the mean streets of Atlanta; Ice Cube stars. l Saving Mr. Banks (2:05) Behind-the-scenes look at Mary Poppins’ long and tumultuous journey from page to screen; Tom Hanks stars as Walt Disney, Emma Thompson as curmudgeonly adversary P.L. Travers. l The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1:54) James Thurber’s timeless tale of a nebbish everyman with a penchant for chronic daydreaming stars Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine and Sean Penn. 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. l Walking the Camino (1:24) Award-winning documentary follows six pilgrims as they trek Spain’s ancient 500-mile Camino de Santago Trail in search of spiritual awakening. l The Wolf of Wall Street (2:45) Leo DiCaprio stars as Jordan Belfort, the securities-fraud king of the 1990s; Martin Scorsese directs Matthew McConaughey, Spike Jonze, Rob Reiner and Fran Lebowitz.

k New Movies This Week

American Hustle (R)

Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:20, 3:25, 6:40, 9:55 Sun-Thu 12:20, 3:25, 6:40 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Tue-Thu 6:30, 9:35 Sat-Mon 11:40, 3:20, 6:30, 9:35 Marin: Fri-Sat 12:45, 3:55, 7, 10:05 Sun 12:45, 3:55, 7 Mon-Thu 3:55, 7 Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:45, 3:50, 7:15, 9, 10:25

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) August: Osage County (R)

Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:15, 2:10, 5, 8 Fairfax: 12:30, 3:40, 6:45, 9:35 Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:40, 6:45 Marin: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:30, 7:30, 10:15 Sun 1:15, 4:30, 7:30 Mon-Thu 4:30, 7:30 Regency: Fri-Sat 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20 Sun-Thu 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:10, 1:55, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25 Captain Phillips (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 3:10 The Dallas Buyer’s Club (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11, 4:25, 9:45 * Devil’s Due (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:40, 5:20, 7:50, 10:25 Rowland: Fri-Wed 12:40, 3, 5:20, 7:40, 10:05 * Fast Times at Ridgemont High (R) Regency: Sun 2 Wed 2, 7 Frozen (PG) Fairfax: 12:10, 2:45, 5:10 Lark: Fri 5:15, 8 Sat 2:30, 5:15, 8 Sun-Mon 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 Tue 4:30 Wed-Thu 4:30, 7:15 Northgate: Fri-Wed 2:15, 7:30; 3D showtimes at 11:25, 4:45, 10:10 Playhouse: Fri, Tue-Thu 4:15 Sat-Mon 1:40, 4:15 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:15, 4:35, 7:10; 3D showtimes at 1:50, 9:50 * The Girls in the Band (NR) Rafael: Fri 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 Sat 2:45, 4:45, 7 (director Judy Chaikin, producer Nancy Kissock and local musicians Christy Dana, Laura Klein, Destiny Muhammed, Erika Oba and Ellen Seeling in person at 7pm show) Sun-Mon 2:45, 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 Tue-Thu 6:45, 8:45 Gravity (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 1:55, 7:20 The Great Beauty (NR) Rafael: Fri-Mon 4:30, 7:30 Tue-Thu 7:30 Her (R) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12, 3:30, 7, 9:45 Sun-Thu 12, 3:30, 7 Regency: Fri-Sat 1, 4:10, 7:20, 10:15 Sun-Thu 1, 4:10, 7:20 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:45, 6:50; 3D showtimes at 3:20, 10:15 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12, 3:25, 6:55, 10:10 Inside Llewyn Davis (R) Larkspur Landing: 10pm Regency: Fri-Sat 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:35, 10:10 Sun-Tue, Thu 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:35 Wed 11:20, 4:20 * The Invisible Woman (R) Marin: Fri-Sat 1, 4:14, 7:15, 9:45 Sun 1, 4:14, 7:15 Mon-Thu 4:14, 7:15 * Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:50 Sun-Thu 1:10, 4, 6:50 Northgate: FriWed 11:55, 2:35, 5:25, 7:55, 10:30 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:05, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 The Legend of Hercules (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:15, 5:15, 10; 3D showtimes at 2:50, 7:40 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:55, 5; 3D showtimes at 2:30, 7:30, 10 Lone Survivor (R) Cinema: Fri-Wed 1, 4, 7, 9:50 Regency: Fri-Sat 1:20, 4:15, 7:10, 10:05 SunThu 1:20, 4:15, 7:10 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 Sequoia: Fri 4:15, 7:15, 10:10 Sat 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:10 Sun 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 Mon-Thu 4:15, 7:15 Nebraska (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 10:40, 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:50 * The Nut Job (PG) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:20, 2:40, 4:55, 7, 9:10 Sun-Thu 12:20, 2:40, 4:55, 7 Northgate: Fri-Wed 2:45, 5:05, 7:25; 3D showtimes at 12:20, 9:40 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11, 3:25, 7:55; 3D showtimes at 1:10, 5:40, 10:15 The Past (NR) Rafael: Fri 3:45, 6:30, 9:10 Sat-Sun 1, 3:45, 6:30, 9:10 Mon 1, 3:45 TueThu 6:30, 9:10 Philomena (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:35, 9:55 Playhouse: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:20 Sat 12:30, 4:30, 7, 9:20 Sun-Mon 12:30, 4:30, 7 Tue-Thu 4:30, 7 Ride Along (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:25, 5:10, 7:45, 10:20 Rowland: Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:50, 10:20 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) Larkspur Landing: Fri, Tue-Thu 7, 9:50 Sat-Mon 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:50 Regency: Fri-Sat 12:40, 4, 7, 10 Sun 7 Mon-Thu 12:40, 4, 7 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG) Larkspur Landing: Fri, Tue-Thu 7:20 Sat-Mon 11, 1:40, 4:30, 7:20 Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:25, 6:15 12 Years a Slave (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:40, 3:55, 7:05, 10:05 Playhouse: Fri-Sat 6:45, 9:30 Sun-Thu 6:45 Walking the Camino (NR) Rafael: Sat-Mon 2:30 The Wolf of Wall Street (R) Fairfax: 7:35 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Tue-Thu 8 Sat-Mon 12, 4, 8 Playhouse: Fri, Tue-Thu 4, 7:45 Sat-Mon 12, 4, 7:45 Regency: 11:45, 3:45, 7:45 Sequoia: Fri 4, 7:45 Sat-Sun 12:15, 4, 7:45 Mon-Thu 4, 7:45

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

Clora Bryant is just one of the sassy, swingin’ ‘Girls in the Band,’ opening Friday at the Rafael.

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 january 17 - january 23, 2014 Pacific Sun 21

Pacific Sun January 17, 2014- Section 1  

Section 1 of the January 17, 2014 edition of the Pacific Sun Weekly

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