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F R I D AY june 1 4 — T H U R S D AY june 2 0 M ovie summaries by M at t hew St af fo r d

‘The Kings of Summer, opening Friday at the Regency and the Sequoia. After Earth (1:40) M. Night Shyamalan directs Will and Jaden Smith as a father and son who find themselves stranded on a futuristic Earth made barren by a cataclysmic apocalypse. l Becoming Traviata (1:53) Tuneful backstage documentary follows diva extraordinaire Natalie Dessay and director Jean François Sivadier as they mount a production of Verdi’s opera at France’s Aix-en-Provence Festival. l 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. l Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! (1:28) The good doctor’s classic story about a noble elephant who will do anything to save a teeny tiny town that only he can hear; vocals by Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Carol Burnett. l The East (1:56) An undercover intelligence agent infiltrates an anarchist collective and finds herself torn between her duty to her corporate masters and the idealism of her new comrades. l Epic (1:43) Animated tale of a teenage girl who teams up with a band of warriors to save the world from the forces of evil; Christoph Waltz and Beyoncé Knowles vocalize. l E.T. The Extraterrestrial (1:55) A friendly critter from outer space upends the lives of a group of suburban youngsters; Steven Spielberg directs Drew Barrymore and company. l Fast & Furious 6 (2:08) The expat road warriors reunite in London to take down a mob of mercenary motorists; Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker star, of course. l Fill the Void (1:30) Insightful Israeli drama about the teenage daughter of an ultra-Orthodox Hasidic rabbi and her tenuous hopes for a traditional wedding. l 42 (2:08) Biopic of the great Jackie Robinson, the Brooklyn Dodger who broke baseball’s color line in 1947; Chadwick Boseman stars. l Frances Ha (1:26) Truffaut-esque portrait of a wannabe dancer (Greta Gerwig) and her search for a real actual grownup sort of life; Noah Baumbach directs. l The Great Gatsby (2:23) Baz Luhrmann takes on the great American novel with his signature razzle-dazzle; Leo DiCaprio is the shadowy Long Island millionaire, sure, but Carey Mulligan as Daisy? l The Internship (1:59) Two fun-loving victims of the digital devolution meet the enemy head on when they intern their way l

into smug, sterile Google HQ; Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson star. l Iron Man 3 (2:10) Robert Downey, Jr. is back as the genius superhero inventor, pitted this time against a destructive nemesis with a personal axe to grind; Don Cheadle and Gwyneth Paltrow costar. l Journey to Italy (1:26) Acclaimed and influential Roberto Rossellini drama about an English couple’s disintegrating marriage as encompassed on a trip to Naples; Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders star. l The Kings of Summer (1:33) Sundance fave about three teens who cast off the bonds of familyhood by building a house in the woods and living off the land. l Man of Steel (2:23) Yet another comic-book reboot follows young Kal-El as he grows into Superman and nerd newsman Clark Kent; costarring Amy Adams as Lois Lane! l The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen (3:00) Bizet’s sexy saga of a saucy, spirited señorita is presented direct from New York in glorious big-screen high definition. l 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. l Much Ado About Nothing (1:49) Joss Whedon’s slapdash update of the Bard’s saucy comedy (original text and all) stars Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof as sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick. l Mud (2:10) Man-on-the-run Matthew McConaughey awaits girlfriend Reese Witherspoon on a remote Mississippi island as bounty hunters close in. l

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. l Now You See Me (1:56) A band of elite magicians employ their talents to rob from the rich and give to the poor; Isla Fisher and Woody Harrelson star. l The Purge (1:25) Futuristic thriller about a mysterious intruder who breaks into a gated community during a government-sanctioned day of population-thinning crime and terror. l 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. l Star Trek Into Darkness (2:12) Kirk, Spock and the gang take on a weapon of mass destruction that’s crippled Star Fleet and everything it stands for! l This Is the End (1:47) The friendship of six real-life pallies (Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and James Franco) is severely tested when they’re trapped together in the same house during a global apocalypse. l World War Z (1:55) Globetrotting actioner finds Brad Pitt racing against time to halt a pandemic before it wipes out the human race. Y

k New Movies This Week

After Earth (PG-13) kBecoming Traviata (Not Rated)

Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 10 Rafael: Fri, Mon-Thu 4, 6:30, 9:15 Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9:15 Sun 1:30, 4:15 (star Natalie Dessay in person), 7:15 Before Midnight (R) Fairfax: 12:50, 3:50, 6:45, 9:20 Regency: Fri-Sat, Mon-Tue 11, 1:55, 4:30, 7:45, 10:25 Sequoia: Fri-Sat 12, 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:20 Sun 12, 5:05, 7:40 Mon, Thu 2:30, 5:05, 7:40 Wed 4:25 kDr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! (G) Rowland: Tue, Thu 10am The East (PG-13) Regency: Fri-Sat, Mon-Tue 10:55, 1:40, 4:25, 7:15, 10:10 Epic (PG) Northgate: Fri-Wed 10:55, 4:20, 9:35; 3D showtimes at 1:30, 7 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11, 4:30, 9:45; 3D showtimes at 1:45, 7:10 Thu 11, 4:30; 3D showtime at 1:45 kE.T. The Extraterrestrial (PG) Regency: Sun 2 Wed 2, 7 Sequoia: Sun 2 Wed 2, 7 Fast & Furious 6 (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 10:45, 1:40, 4:35, 7:35, 10:30 Fill the Void (PG) Rafael: Fri-Tue, Thu 4:30, 6:45, 8:45 Wed 6:45 42 (PG-13) Lark: Fri-Sat 5 Sun-Thu 4:30 Rafael: Fri, Mon, Tue 4:45, 7, 9 Sat, Sun 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9 Wed, Thu 4:45, 9 Frances Ha (R) The Great Gatsby (PG-13) Lark: Fri-Sat 8, Sun-Thu 7:30 Northgate: Fri-Wed 4, 10:25; 3D showtimes at 12:40, 7:20 The Internship (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Wed 1, 4:10, 6:55, 9:45 Thu 1, 4:10 Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:30, 10:20 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:20 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:35 Marin: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10 Sun-Thu 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 Playhouse: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:30, 7:25, 10:05 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4:30, 7:25 Thu 1:30, 4:30 Regency: Fri-Sat, Mon-Tue 11:10, 12:30 2, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8:05, 9:30 Rowland: 10:20, 1:20, 4:20, 7:25, 10:20 Iron Man 3 (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 4:10, 10:10; 3D showtimes at 1:05, 7:05 kJourney to Italy (Not Rated) Rafael: Thu 7 kThe Kings of Summer (R) Regency: Fri-Sat, Mon-Tue 10:45, 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:45 Sequoia: FriSat 11:55, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:55 Sun 11:55, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20 Mon, Wed, Thu 2:20, 4:50, 7:20 Man of Steel (PG-13) Cinema: Fri-Wed 3:40, 10:15; 3D showtimes at 12:25, 7 Fairfax: 12:15, 3:30, 6:50, 9:50; 3D showtimes at 1:15, 4:25, 7:30 Marin: Fri-Sat 3:50, 10:10; 3D showtimes at 12:50, 7 Sun-Thu 3:50; 3D showtimes at 12:50, 7 Northgate: 10:50, 2:05, 3:10, 5:20, 8:35, 9:40; 3D showtimes at 11:55, 1, 4:15, 6:25, 7:30, 10:35 Playhouse: Fri-Sat 12:45, 1:45, 3:45, 4:45, 6:45, 7:45, 9:50 Sun-Thu 12:45, 1:45, 3:45, 4:45, 6:45, 7:45 Rowland: 10:55, 2:15, 5:30, 8:45; 3D showtimes 12:30, 3:45, 7, 10:15 The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen (Not Rated) Regency: Wed 7 kMonsters University (G) Fairfax: Thu 8 Northgate: Thu 8; 3D showtime at 8:05 Playhouse: Thu 8 Rowland: Thu 8, 10:30, midnight; 3D showtimes at 8:01, 10:31, 12:01 kMuch Ado About Nothing (PG-13) Regency: Fri-Sat, Mon-Tue 11:05, 1:50, 4:35, 7:30, 10:15 Mud (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11, 1:55, 4:50, 7:50 National Theatre London: The Audience (Not Rated) Lark: Sat 1 Now You See Me (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Wed 1:15, 4, 6:50, 9:35 Thu 1:15, 4 Northgate: Fri-Wed 10:45, 12:10, 1:35, 3, 4:25, 5:50, 7:15, 8:40, 10:05 Rowland: 10:45, 1:35, 4:25, 7:20, 10:05 The Purge (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:05, 1:15, 3:25, 5:40, 7:55, 10:15 Rowland: 10:35, 12:50, 3:05, 5:20, 7:35, 9:50 Rebels With a Cause (Not Rated) Rafael: Sat-Sun 2 (filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto in person) Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13) Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15; 3D showtime at 10:15 Sat-Sun 1:15, 7:15; 3D showtimes at 4:15, 10:15 Mon-Thu 6:30; 3D showtime at 9:25 Northgate: Fri-Wed 4:05, 10:20; 3D showtimes at 12:55, 7:10 Rowland: Fri-Wed 10:15, 4:15, 10:15; 3D showtimes at 1:15, 7:15 Thu 4:15; 3D showtime at 1:15 This Is the End (R) Fairfax: 12:15, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:40 Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 8, 10:35 Sat-Sun 11:45, 2:30, 5:15, 8, 10:35 Mon-Tue 7:15, 9:55 Marin: FriSat 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:05 Sun-Thu 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 Northgate: FriWed 11:30, 12:50, 2:15, 3:35, 5, 6:20, 7:45, 9:05, 10:30 Rowland: Fri-Tue 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 kWorld War Z (PG-13) Fairfax: Thu 8

George Sanders and Ingrid Bergman try to work it out in Rossellini’s ‘Journey to Italy,’ playing at the Rafael Thursday.

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


Marin Movie Times: 06.14.2013