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F R I D AY d e c e m b e r 2 8 — T H U R S D AY januar y 3

Argo (R)

Larkspur Landing: Fri-Tue 2, 7:45 Wed-Thu 7:15 Northgate: Fri-Mon

Chasing Ice (Not Rated) Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (PG)

10pm Rafael: Fri-Mon 1:45, 6:15 Tue-Thu 6:15 Regency: Fri-Tue, Thu 12:15; 3D showtimes at 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15

The Guilt Trip (PG-13)

Fairfax: 12:40, 4:05, 7:20 Larkspur Landing: Fri 3:20, 7, 10:30 Sat-Tue 11:40, 3:20, 7, 10:30 Wed-Thu 6:30, 10 Playhouse: 12, 3:40, 7:20 Regency: Fri-Tue, Thu 10:25, 12:25, 2:20, 4:05, 6:10, 7:55, 10 Rowland: 11:30, 3:15, 7:10, 10:40 Sequoia: Fri-Tue, Thu 11:45, 3:25, 7, 10 Northgate: Fri-Mon 11:20, 1:55, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45

Hitchcock (PG-13)

Northgate: Fri-Mon 2, 7:20

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG)

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

Django Unchained (R)

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

16th president’s four tumultuous years in office features a screenplay by Tony Kushner and stars Daniel Day-Lewis under the direction of Steven Spielberg. l

Cirque du Soleil welcomes you to 2013. l Argo (2:00) Ben Affleck directs and stars in the true-life story of the Iran hostage crisis and an unbelievable covert operation to rescue six American prisoners. l Chasing Ice (1:15) Eye-opening documentary follows National Geographic photographer James Balog as he captures the reality of climate change with stopmotion photography of melting glaciers. l Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (1:31) Enter the weird and wonderful world of the mesmerizing aerial dance troupe through the wonders of 3D technology. 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 The Guilt Trip (1:36) La Streisand is back as an overbearing mama who teaches nebbish son Seth Rogen what life’s all about on a cross-country road trip. l Hitchcock (1:38) Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson re-enact the making of “Psycho” by the renowned director. l

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

(2:46) Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Balin, Smaug and others return to the big screen; major must-see for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien or facial hair. l Hyde Park on Hudson (1:34) Behind-thescenes peek at George VI’s historic 1939 visit to FDR’s Hudson River estate as the president (Bill Murray) juggled wife and mistress; Olivia Williams plays Eleanor. l The Intouchables (1:52) True tale of the bond that developed between a disabled French aristocrat and his caretaker, a black Muslim ex-con. l Jack Reacher (2:10) Lee Child’s enigmatic shamus comes to the big screen in the person of Tom Cruise; Werner Herzog co-stars! 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 Lincoln (2:29) High-pedigree look at the

The Matchmaker

(1:52) Charming period piece about an unconventional Haifa matchmaker and his lovelorn teenage apprentice. 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 Monsters, Inc. 3D (1:32) Pixar fave about a troupe of affable corporate spooks returns in three vivid dimensions; John Goodman and Billy Crystal vocalize. l My Worst Nightmare (1:40) French comedy about the unique, oblique relationship between aristocratic art broker Isabelle Huppert and boozing bourgeois contractor Benoit Poelvoorde. l Parental Guidance (1:36) Comedy ensues when groovy 20th century couple Bette Midler and Billy Crystal find themselves babysitting their nerdy, entitled 21st century grandkids. l Rise of the Guardians (1:37) Fantastical family-friendly fare about a group of ultra-powerful good guys who team up to protect the planet’s children from a marauding evil spirit. l The Sessions (1:38) True story of poet Mark O’Brien, who was determined to lose his virginity despite his confinement to an iron lung; John Hawkes and Helen Hunt star. l Silver Linings Playbook (2:02) David O. Russell comedy about a down-and-outer’s attempts to rebuild his life after losing his wife and his job and moving in with his parents; Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence star. l This Is 40 (2:14) Judd Apatow’s “Knocked Up” sequel finds Pete and Debbie dealing with the realities of married bliss; Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd and Albert Brooks star. l 2001: A Space Odyssey (2:19) Stanley Kubrick’s complex, confounding, often tedious sci-fi epic about the first manned mission to Jupiter and the monolith that makes it all happen. l Wreck-It Ralph (1:38) Disney flick about a disgruntled video-game villain who wants to be the good guy for a change and hops from arcade game to arcade game to establish his heroic cred. Y

Hyde Park on Hudson (R) The Intouchables (R) Jack Reacher (PG-13)

Life of Pi (PG)

Fairfax: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20 Larkspur Landing: Fri 4:25, 7:30, 10:25 Sat-Tue 1:20, 4:25, 7:30, 10:25 Wed-Thu 7, 9:55 Northgate: Fri-Mon 11:15, 2:35, 4:10, 5:40, 7:25, 8:45, 10:20 Rowland: 10:30, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:35 Larkspur Landing: Fri 4:45; 3D showtime at 10:35 Sat-Tue 11:15; 3D showtimes at 4:45, 10:35 Wed-Thu 3D showtime at 10:15 Northgate: Fri-Mon 1:10; 3D showtimes at 4:20, 7:05 Rowland: 11:35, 2:35

Lincoln (PG-13) The Matchmaker (Not Rated)

Fairfax: 1:50, 5:10, 8:25 Regency: Fri-Tue, Thu 12, 3:25, 7, 10:20 Rafael: Fri-Sun 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Mon 1:30, 4, 6:30 Tue 4, 6:30, 9 WedThu 6:30, 9

Les Miserables (PG-13)

Fairfax: 12, 3:40, 7:05 Larkspur Landing: Fri 3:45, 7:15, 10:40 Sat-Tue 12:15, 3:45, 7:15, 10:40 Wed-Thu 6:45, 10 Marin: Fri-Tue 12:10, 3:35, 7, 10:25 Wed-Thu 12:10, 3:35, 7 Playhouse: 12:30, 3:50, 7:05 Regency: Fri-Tue, Thu 10:30, 12:20, 2:10, 3:55, 5:50, 7:30, 9:30 Rowland: 12, 3:30, 7, 10:30

Monsters, Inc. 3D (G)

Fairfax: 12:30, 5, 7:15, 9:30 Northgate: Fri-Mon 11:35; 3D showtimes at 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:10 Rowland: 10, 5:15; 3D showtimes at 12:25, 2:50, 7:40, 10:05 Rafael: Fri-Sun 2, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 Mon 2, 4:15, 6:45 Tue 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 Wed-Thu 6:45, 9:15

k My Worst Nightmare (Not Rated)

Parental Guidance (PG)

Rise of the Guardians (PG) Silver Linings Playbook (R) This Is 40 (R) 2001: A Space Odyssey (G) Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

Lark: Fri-Mon, Wed-Thu 1, 3:20, 5:40, 8 Tue 3:20, 5:40, 8 Northgate: Fri-Mon 10:45, 12, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 5:55, 7:35, 9, 10:25 Rowland: 9:55, 12:20, 2:55, 5:25, 7:55, 10:25 Northgate: Fri-Mon 12:20, 5:20, 10:05; 3D showtimes at 2:55, 7:45 Marin: Fri-Tue 12:40, 4, 7:30, 10 Wed-Thu 12:40, 4, 7:30 Northgate: Fri-Mon 10:40, 1:20, 4, 6:55, 9:55 Northgate: Fri-Mon 11:40, 1:15, 2:40, 4:25, 5:50, 7:30, 8:55, 10:30 Rowland: 10:05, 1:10, 4:10, 7:15, 10:20 Regency: Wed 2, 7 Sequoia: Wed 2, 7 Northgate: Fri-Mon 11:25, 4:35, 9:40

k New Movies This Week

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 Isabelle Huppert and Benoit Poelvoorde in ‘My Rowland 44 Rowland Way, Novato • 800-326-3264 Worst Nightmare,’ opening Friday at the Rafael.


Marin Movie Times 12.28.2012