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MOVies

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Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

Gourmet (but apparently not vegan) rabbits threaten the hood in ‘Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit,’ Sunday at the Lark. Admission (1:57) The straitlaced world of Princeton admissions officer Tina Fey goes kerblooey when the kid she gave up for adoption years ago reappears as one of her applicants. l American Beauty (2:02) Sam Mendes domestic dramedy about a put-upon suburbanite giving in to an all-encompassing midlife crisis; Kevin Spacey, Annette Beaning and Mena Suvari star. l The Call (1:35) 911 operator Halle Berry’s emergency call from freshly abducted Abigail Breslin plunges her into a disturbing confrontation with her violent past. l The Croods (1:31) Dazzling animation highlights the story of a prehistoric family emerging from their cave to behold the wide world; Emma Stone and Nic Cage vocalize. l Django Unchained (2:45) Quentin Tarantino über-Western about a slaveturned-bounty hunter (Jamie Foxx), his still-enslaved wife (Kerry Washington) and the plantation owner (Leo DiCaprio) who stands in their way. l Escape from Planet Earth (1:29) Cartoon comedy about a dashing extraterrestrial astronaut, his nerdy brother and their dangerous mission to violent, crazy faraway planet Earth. l G.I. Joe: Retaliation (1:50) Dogfaces Flint, Snake Eyes and Lady Jaye take on arch-enemy Cobra and—egad—their own government! l Ginger & Rosa (1:30) British period drama about the complex relationship between two inseparable teenage girls; Sally Potter directs. l The Host (2:05) Extraterrestrial bodysnatchers meet their match in plucky l

homo sapiens Saoirse Ronan; William Hurt plays Unca Jeb. l Identity Thief (1:51) Denver ad exec Jason Bateman’s savings and self spiral out of control when Miami grifter Melissa McCarthy taps into his virtual-plastic soul. l InAPPropriate Comedy (1:24) Collection of comic sketches rife with sexual content, drug use, pervasive language and graphic nudity stars Lindsay Lohan, Adrien Brody and Michelle Rodriguez. l The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (1:41) Vegas flash-and-glitter illusionists Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi face stiff competition from flashy street magician Jim Carrey. l In Search of Beethoven (2:18) Documentary examines the life and art of the 18th century composer through interviews, insights and performances by some of the world’s outstanding musicians. l Jack the Giant Slayer (1:55) Turns out there’s an entire race of giants at the top of the beanstalk, all of them mean, ugly and absolutely ravenous. l Life of Pi (2:05) Ang Lee’s adaptation of the Yann Martel novel about an Indian teenager’s challenging odyssey: navigating across the Pacific in a life raft with a hyena, an orangutan and a Bengal tiger. l Les Miserables (2:38) All-star adaptation of the Victor Hugo musical extravaganza stars Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert and Anne Hathaway as the lovely Fantine. l No (1:50) Acclaimed Chilean drama about the 1988 grassroots campaign to oust longtime dictator Augusto Pinochet. l Olympus Has Fallen (2:00) Secret Service agent Gerard Butler gets all heroic when the president and the White House are

k New Movies This Week kAdmission (PG-13)

Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:50, 4:25, 7:05, 9:30 Sun-Thu 12:50, 4:25, 7:05 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:15, 1:55, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 Sun-Thu 11:15, 1:55, 4:45, 7:30 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:45, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05 Sequoia: Fri 5, 7:30, 10 Sat 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Sun 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30 MonTue, Thu 5, 7:30 Wed 2:30, 5, 7:30 kAmerican Beauty (R) Regency: Wed 2, 7 Sequoia: Wed 2, 7 The Call (R) Northgate: Fri-Tue 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:05 Rowland: Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:55, 10:20 kThe Croods (PG) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1, 3:40, 6:10, 8:30; 3D showtimes at 12, 2:10 SunThu 1, 3:40, 6:10; 3D showtimes at 12, 2:10 Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 10; 3D showtime at 7:30 Sat-Sun 12, 5, 10; 3D showtimes at 2:25, 7:30 Mon-Thu 9:20; 3D showtime at 7 Marin: Fri 4:45; 3D showtimes at 7:30, 9:55 Sat 2; 3D showtimes at 4:45, 7:30, 9:55 Sun 2; 3D showtimes at 4:45, 7:30 Mon-Thu 4:45; 3D showtime at 7:40 Northgate: Fri-Tue 10:45, 12:25, 1:20, 3:55, 5:35, 6:30, 9:05, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 11:35, 2:10, 3, 4:40, 7:20, 8:10, 9:55 Playhouse: Fri 4, 6:30, 8:40 Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:40 Sun 1:30, 4, 6:30 Mon-Thu 4, 6:30 Rowland: Fri-Tue 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8, 10:25; 3D showtimes at 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Wed 12:30, 3; 3D showtimes at 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Django Unchained (R) Regency: 11:50, 3:35, 7:20 Emperor (PG-13) Sequoia: Fri 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Sat 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Sun 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15 Mon-Tue, Thu 4:45, 7:15 Escape from Planet Earth (PG) Northgate: Fri-Tue 1, 5:30; 3D showtimes at 10:45, 3:15 kG.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13) Cinema: Wed 3D showtimes at 7, 9:45 Northgate: Wed 7:05, 10:05; 3D showtimes at 7, 10 Thu 3D showtimes at 11:15, 2, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 Rowland: Tue 3D showtime at 7 Wed 7:05, 10:05; 3D showtimes at 7, 10 kGinger & Rosa (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri 4:30, 6:45, 8:45 Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 8:45 Mon-Thu 6:45, 8:45 kThe Host (PG-13) Northgate: Thu 9 Rowland: Thu 9, midnight Identity Thief (R) Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:10, 4:45, 10:25 kInAPPropriate Comedy (R) Northgate: Fri-Tue 10:50, 1:10, 3:30, 5:50, 8, 10:20 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:40, 4:30, 7, 9:35 Sun-Thu 1:40, 4:30, 7 Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:45, 10:25 Sat-Sun 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:25 Mon-Thu 7:15, 9:45 Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:25, 12:45, 2, 3:20, 4:35, 5:55, 7:10, 8:30, 9:45 Rowland: Fri-Mon, Wed 11:50, 2:25, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Tue 11:50, 2:25, 4:50, 9:50 kIn Search of Beethoven (Not Rated) Lark: Fri 7:30 (director Phil Grabsky in person with work-in-progress sneak preview of new doc, “In Search of Chopin”) Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:15, 4:55, 10:15; 3D showtimes at 2:05, 7:35 Life of Pi (PG) Lark: Fri 4:30 Sat-Thu 5 Northgate: Fri-Tue 1:45; 3D showtime at 7:25 Les Miserábles (PG-13) Lark: Sat-Thu 8 No (R) Rafael: Fri 3:45, 6:30, 9 Sat-Sun 1:15, 3:45, 6:30, 9 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9 kOlympus Has Fallen (R) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:40, 3:30, 4:20, 6:05, 7, 9, 9:45 Sun-Thu 12:40, 3:30, 4:20, 6:05, 7 Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15, 10:15 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:20, 7:15, 10:15 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:35 Marin: Fri 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7 Mon-Thu 4:30, 7:20 Northgate: Fri-Tue 11, 12:30, 1:55, 3:25, 4:50, 6:20, 7:45, 9:15, 10:30 Playhouse: Fri 4:10, 7, 9:40 Sat 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:40 Sun 1:15, 4:10, 7 Mon-Thu 4:10, 7 Rowland: Fri-Tue 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:30 Wed 11:30, 2:15 Oz: The Great and Powerful (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:40 Sun-Thu 1:10, 4, 6:50 Larkspur Landing: Fri 10:10; 3D showtime at 7 Sat-Sun 4, 10:10; 3D showtimes at 1, 7 Mon-Thu 9:30; 3D showtime at 6:30 Northgate: Fri-Tue 12:55, 4, 7:05, 10:10; 3D showtimes at 11:30, 2:35, 5:40, 8:45 Playhouse: Fri 3:50, 6:45, 9:35 Sat 1, 3:50, 6:45, 9:35 Sun 1, 3:50, 6:45 Mon-Thu 3:50, 6:45 Rowland: Fri-Wed 1, 7:05; 3D showtimes at 4, 10 Quartet (PG-13) Rafael: Fri 4, 6:15, 8:30 Sat-Sun 1:45, 4, 6:15, 8:30 Mon-Thu 6:15, 8:30 Silver Linings Playbook (R) Northgate: Fri-Tue 10:55, 1:40, 4:30, 7:15, 10 Snitch (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Tue 7:55, 10:30 kSpring Breakers (R) Cinema: Fri-Tue 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Wed 2, 4:30 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:40, 12:55, 2:15, 3:25, 4:40, 5:55, 7:10, 8:25, 9:40 Sun-Thu 11:40, 12:55, 2:15, 3:25, 4:40, 5:55, 7:10 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:40, 2:10, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Stand Up Guys (R) Regency: Fri-Sat 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:45, 10:10 Sun-Thu 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:45 Stoker (R) Marin: Fri 4:30, 7:15, 9:40 Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:40 Sun 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 Mon-Thu 5, 7:30 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:45, 2:20, 4:35, 7:35, 10:05 Sun-Tue, Thu 11:45, 2:20, 4:35, 7:35 k Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of Lark: Sun 3 the Were-Rabbit (G)

seized seized by by terrorists; terrorists; Ashley Ashley Judd Judd and and MorMorgan Freeman costar. gan Freeman costar. l Oz: The Great and Powerful (2:07) l Oz: The Great and Powerful (2:07) Fantastical Fantastical Sam Sam Raimi Raimi prequel prequel about about the the young young wizard’s wizard’s arrival arrival in in Oz Oz stars stars Michelle Michelle Williams Williams as as Glinda Glinda and and James James Franco Franco in in the title role. the title role. l Quartet (1:38) The cozy elegance of a rel Quartet (1:38) The cozy elegance of a retired tired musicians’ musicians’home home isis torn torn asunder asunder when when an ex-wife/diva arrives to open an ex-wife/diva arrives to open old old wounds; wounds; Dustin Dustin Hoffman Hoffman directs directs Maggie Maggie Smith, Smith, Tom Courtenay and Michael Tom Courtenay and Michael Gambon. Gambon. l Silver Linings Playbook (2:02) David O. l Silver Linings Playbook (2:02) David O. Russell Russell comedy comedy about about aa down-and-outer’s down-and-outer’s attempts to rebuild attempts to rebuild his his life life after after losing losing his his wife and his job and moving in with wife and his job and moving in with his his parents; parents; Bradley Bradley Cooper, Cooper, Robert Robert De De Niro Niro and Jennifer Lawrence star. and Jennifer Lawrence star. l Snitch (1:35) Angry dad Dwayne Johnl Snitch (1:35) Angry dad Dwayne Johnson son tracks tracks down down and and turns turns in in aa top-shelf top-shelf drug drug dealer dealer to to reduce reduce his his recreationally recreationally mellow mellow teenage teenage son’s son’s three-strikes three-strikes 10-year 10-year prison sentence. prison sentence. l Spring Breakers (1:32) Girls go wild when l Spring Breakers (1:32) Girls go wild when four four BFFs BFFs knock knock over over aa bank bank to to finance finance aa bitchin’ spring break and end up bitchin’ spring break and end up in in thrall thrall to to rapper/arms dealer James Franco. rapper/arms dealer James Franco.

l Stand Up Guys (1:35) Alan Arkin, Chrisl Stand Up Guys (1:35) Alan Arkin, Christopher topher Walken Walken and and Al Al Pacino Pacino as as very very old old buddies trying to recapture their buddies trying to recapture their glory glory days days of of sex, sex, drugs drugs and and criminal criminal malfeasance. malfeasance. l Stoker (1:38) Chan-Wook Park thriller l Stoker (1:38) Chan-Wook Park thriller about about the the twisted twisted family family dynamic dynamic between between aa lonely girl, her widowed mother and lonely girl, her widowed mother and aa mysmysterious, terious,alluring alluring uncle; uncle; Nicole Nicole Kidman Kidman stars. stars.

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Showtimes Showtimes can can change change after after we we go go to to press. press. Please Please call call theater theater to to confirm confirm schedules. schedules. CinéArts CinéArts at at Marin Marin 101 101 Caledonia Caledonia St., St., Sausalito Sausalito •• 331-0255 331-0255 CinéArts at Sequoia 25 Throckmorton CinéArts at Sequoia 25 Throckmorton Ave., Ave., Mill Mill Valley Valley •• 388-4862 388-4862 Cinema 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera • 924-6505 Cinema 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera • 924-6505 Fairfax Fairfax 99 Broadway, Broadway, Fairfax Fairfax •• 453-5444 453-5444 Lark 549 Magnolia Ave., Lark 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur Larkspur •• 924-5111 924-5111 Larkspur Larkspur Landing Landing 500 500 Larkspur Larkspur Landing Landing Cir., Cir., Larkspur Larkspur •• 461-4849 461-4849 Northgate 7000 Northgate Dr., San Rafael • 800-326-3264 Northgate 7000 Northgate Dr., San Rafael • 800-326-3264 Playhouse Playhouse 40 40 Main Main St., St., Tiburon Tiburon •• 435-1234 435-1234 Rafael Film Center 1118 Rafael Film Center 1118 Fourth Fourth St., St., San San Rafael Rafael •• 454-1222 454-1222 Regency 80 Smith Ranch Rd., Terra Linda Regency 80 Smith Ranch Rd., Terra Linda •• 479-5050 479-5050 Rowland Rowland 44 44 Rowland Rowland Way, Way, Novato Novato •• 800-326-3264 800-326-3264

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Elle Fanning and Alice Englert in ‘Ginger & Rosa,’ opening Friday at the Rafael.

Marin Movie Times: 03.22.2013  

Marin Movie Times for Thursday, March, 21, 2013 - Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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