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F R I D AY A U G U S T 9 — T H U R S D AY A U G U S T 1 5 M ovie summaries by M at t hew St af for d ● Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (1:23) Documentary follows the legendary rock drummer into the studio as he crafts his first album in 25 years. ● Alvin and the Chipmunks (1:32) Rambunctious rodents Alvin, Simon and Theodore dominate the big screen with their distinctive a cappella phrasing. ● Before Midnight (1:48) Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke together again, this time grappling with this and that against the backdrop of the Greek isles. ● Blackfish (1:23) Documentary examines the inadvisability of keeping a killer whale in captivity, specifically the infamous orca Tilikum, who’s offed three humans all by himself. ● 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. ● Dirty Dancing (1:40) Sweetie-pie Jennifer Grey grows up fast when she falls for hunky summer camp dance instructor Patrick Swayze. ● The Conjuring (1:51) Yet another family in yet another remote farmhouse is menaced by yet another evil presence; Vera Farmiga plays a paranormal investigator. ● Despicable Me 2 (1:38) Gru returns just in time to take on a powerful supervillain; Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig vocalize. ● Elysium (1:49) Fritz Lang-ish glimpse into the future (present?) about a luxury space station whose xenophobic inhabitants rule over a polluted, overpopulated Earth; Jodie Foster and Matt Damon star. ● Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 (2:30) Legendary rock, blues and country gitbox-pickers deliver the goods direct from Madison Square Garden. ● Fruitvale Station (1:25) Gripping docudrama follows the last day in the life of Oscar Grant before he was handcuffed and killed by a BART transit cop. ● Grown Ups 2 (1:41) Rock, Sandler and Spade together again, grappling with fatherhood on the first day of summer vacation. ● Hannah Arendt (1:53) Biopic of the seminal German philosopher concerns her controversial coverage of the trail of Adolf Eichmann for the New Yorker; Barbara Sukowa stars. ● Hava Nagila (The Movie) (1:13) The classic Jewish folk ditty is the subject of this toe-tapping documentary; Harry Belafonte, Danny Kaye, Bob Dylan and Lena Horne (among others) offer their interpretations. ● The Heat (1:57) Buddy comedy about a straitlaced FBI agent and a foulmouthed Boston cop who team up to take down a drug lord; Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy star. ● The Hole 3D (1:30) Joe Dante chiller about three kids and the spooky bottomless pit in their suburban basement. ● Monsters University (1:42) Prequel tells the story of Sullivan’s and Wazowski’s college days and how they became BFFs; Billy Crystal and John Goodman vocalize. ● National Theatre London: The Audience (2:15) Peter Morgan’s new play imagines the weekly conversations Elizabeth II has had with every PM from Churchill to Cameron during the 60 years of her reign; Helen Mirren revisits her Oscar-winning role as the Queen. ● Pacific Rim (2:11) Video gaming writ large as

❋ New Movies This Week

* Ain’t In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (Not Rated) * Alvin and the Chipmunks (PG) Before Midnight (R) Blackfish (PG-13) Blue Jasmine (PG-13)

The Conjuring (R) Despicable Me 2 (PG)

* Dirty Dancing (PG-13) * Elysium (R)

‘Dancing in Jaffa’ is just one of the highlights of the 33rd annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, coming to the Rafael Saturday through Monday. giant remote-controlled robots combat voracious sea monsters. ● Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (1:46) The adventure-prone schoolboy is back, heading this time to the Bermuda Triangle to battle zombies (natch) for the Golden Fleece. ● Planes (1:32) Disney cartoon about a little airplane with a fear of heights who dreams of being a daredevil air racer. ● Rebels with a Cause (1:12) Inspiring documentary about the environmental activists who helped create the GGNRA and Point Reyes National Seashore half a century ago. ● Red 2 (1:56) Old-school CIA spooks Willis, Mirren and Malkovich are back and in search of a misplaced nuclear weapon; Paris, London and Montreal costar. ● Rifftrax Live: Star Troopers (2:00) The popcorn-scarfing wiseguys of Mystery Science Theater 3000 take on Paul Verhoeven’s campy, sneakily subversive Denise Richards-Casper Van Dien sci-fi epic. ● San Francisco Jewish Film Festival The 33rd annual fest celebrates the best in Jewish documentaries, comedies, dramas and thrillers; call 621-0523 or visit sfjff.org for info and schedule. ● The Smurfs 2 (1:42) Clumsy, Grouchy and the other aqua-hued cutie-pies return, searching Paris for Smurfette before she becomes a Naughty! ● Turbo (1:36) Cartoon about a garden snail who pursues an unlikely dream to compete in the Indy 500. ● Twenty Feet from Stardom (1:30) Pop music’s greatest backup singers are the subject of Morgan Neville’s toe-tapping documentary; Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and others pay tribute to their support systems. ● 2 Guns (1:49) Undercover narcs Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg have to take it on the run when the Pentagon leaves them hanging after a botched drug bust. ● Unfinished Song (1:33) Grumpy old Terence Stamp gets a new lease on life when he joins the local village choir; Vanessa Redgrave costars. ● The Way Way Back (1:43) A teen’s dismal summer vacation takes an unexpected turn when he strikes up a friendship with the manager of a local water park. ● We’re the Millers (1:49) A makeshift suburban “family” (stripper, pot dealer, runaway, nerd) head to Mexico to scam and score; Jennifer Aniston stars. ● The Wolverine (2:09) Hugh Jackman stars as the lonesome comic-book hero, facing down a samurai warrior from his troubled past.

Rafael: Fri, Tue-Thu 8:45 Rowland: Tue, Thu 10am Fairfax: 7:15, 9:30 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:30, 9:55 Sun 11:50, 4:50, 7:30 MonWed 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:30 Thu 11:50, 2:20, 4:50 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:10, 12:20, 1:45, 3, 4:20, 5:40, 7, 8:15, 9:40 Sun-Thu 11:10, 12:20, 1:45, 3, 4:20, 5:40, 7, 8:15 Sequoia: Fri-Sat 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:10 Mon-Thu 2:45, 5:15, 7:45 Northgate: 11:25, 2:05, 5:10, 7:50, 10:25 Northgate: 11:40, 4:40, 9:50; 3D showtimes at 2:10, 7:20 Rowland: FriMon, Wed 10, 12:25, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15 Tue, Thu 12:25, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15 Regency: Sun 2 Wed 2, 7 Sequoia: Sun 2 Wed 2, 7 Cinema: Fri-Wed 11:20, 2, 4:40, 7:30, 10:15 Fairfax: 12, 2:25, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45 Northgate: 11:15, 12:35, 2, 3:20, 4:45, 6:05, 7:30, 8:50, 10:10 Rowland: 10:45, 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40

* Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 (PG-13) Fruitvale Station (R)

Regency: Tue 7:30 Regency: Fri-Sat 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 8, 10:20 Sun-Tue, Thu 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 8 Wed 11:30 Grown Ups 2 (PG-13) Northgate: 11:55, 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:05 Hannah Arendt (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri, Mon-Thu 6:30, 9 Sat-Sun 1:45, 6:30, 9 * Hava Nagila (The Movie) (Not Rated) Rafael: Wed-Thu 4:30, 6:30 The Heat (R) Lark: Fri-Sat 8:45 Sun-Thu 8 Northgate: 10:55, 1:50, 4:35, 7:35, 10:15 * The Hole 3D (PG-13) Rafael: Fri, Tue 4:30, 6:45 Monsters University (G) Lark: Fri-Sat 4 Sun-Thu 5:30 National Theatre London: The Audience (Not Rated) Lark: Sat 11 Pacific Rim (PG-13) Northgate: 1:25, 7:25; 3D showtimes at 4:15, 10:20 * Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG) Marin: Fri-Sat 4:25, 9:35; 3D showtimes at 1:45, 7 Sun 4:25; 3D showtimes at 1:45, 7 Mon-Thu 4:25; 3D showtime at 7 Northgate: Fri-Tue 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 3D showtimes at 12:20, 3, 5:40, 8:20 Rowland: 11:25, 4:40, 7:20; 3D showtimes at 2, 10 * Planes (PG) Fairfax: 11:50, 2:10, 4:35, 6:50, 9:10 Northgate: 12, 4:50, 9:35; 3D showtimes at 2:25, 7:15 Rowland: 10:05, 2:55, 5:25, 10:25; 3D showtimes at 12:30, 7:55 Rebels With a Cause (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri-Sun 4:15 (filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto in person) Mon-Thu 4:15 Red 2 (PG-13) Northgate: 7:55, 10:30 * Rifftrax Live: Starship Troopers (R) Marin: Thu 8 Regency: Thu 8 * San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (Not Rated) Rafael: Sat-Mon Call 621-0523 or visit sfjff.org for schedule The Smurfs 2 (PG) Marin: Fri-Sat 2, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45 Sun 2, 4:40, 7:15 Mon-Wed 4:40, 7:15 Thu 4:40 Northgate: Fri-Tue 10:45, 1:20, 3:55, 6:30, 9; 3D showtimes at 12:05, 2:40, 5:20 Wed-Thu 10:45, 1:20, 3:55, 6:30, 9 Rowland: 11:20, 4:30, 7:10; 3D showtimes at 1:55, 9:50 Turbo (PG) Fairfax: 12:05, 2:40, 5 Northgate: 11:20, 1:55, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30 Twenty Feet from Stardom (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri, Mon-Thu 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sat-Sun 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 2 Guns (R) Fairfax: 1, 4:15, 7:05, 9:50 Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:50, 10:30 Sat-Sun 11:45, 2:25, 5:15, 7:50, 10:30 Mon-Tue 6:45, 9:20 Marin: Fri-Sat 2:15, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05 Sun 2:15, 4:55, 7:30 Mon-Thu 4:55, 7:30 Playhouse: FriSat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40 Sun-Thu 1:30, 4:15, 7 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:20, 2:10, 4:55, 7:45, 10:25 Sun-Thu 11:20, 2:10, 4:55, 7:45 Rowland: 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 Unfinished Song (PG-13) Lark: Fri-Sat 6:30 Sun-Thu 3:15 The Way Way Back (R) Fairfax: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:40 Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:20, 8, 10:35 Sat-Sun 12, 2:45, 5:20, 8, 10:35 Mon-Tue 7:15, 9:40 Playhouse: Fri-Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50 Sun-Thu 1:45, 4:30, 7:20 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:15, 1:55, 4:35, 7:15, 10 Sun-Mon, Wed 11:15, 1:55, 4:35, 7:15 Tue 11:15, 1:55, 4:35 Thu 1:55, 4:35, 7:15 * We’re the Millers (R) Fairfax: 1:15, 4:25, 7, 9:55 Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:40, 10:25 Sat-Sun 11:30, 2:10, 5, 7:40, 10:25 Mon-Tue 7, 9:35 Northgate: 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:30 Playhouse: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4, 6:40, 9:30 Sun-Thu 1:15, 4, 6:40 Rowland: 11:35, 2:15, 4:55, 7:40, 10:20 The Wolverine (PG-13) Larkspur Landing: Fri 10:20; 3D showtime at 7:30 Sat-Sun 11, 4:40, 10:20; 3D showtimes at 1:50, 7:30 Mon-Tue 9:30; 3D showtime at 6:30 Northgate: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 10 Rowland: 10:10, 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 10:05

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 AUGUST 9 - AUGUST 15, 2013 PACIFIC SUN 21


Marin Movie Times: 08.09.2013  

Marin Movie times for Thursday, August 09, 2013 - Wednesday, August 15, 2013

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