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F R I D AY M AY 2 3 — T H U R S D AY M AY 2 9 M ovie summaries by M at t hew St af fo r d l The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2:22) The conflicted arachnid-esque superhero is back and defending New York against a powerful super-villain named Electro; Jamie Foxx and Andrew Garfield star. l Anita (1:35) Acclaimed bio-doc of Anita Hill, her fight against sexism and her landmark appearance before the Senate 22 years ago. l Back to the Future (1:56) Surly teen Michael J. Fox reverses his family’s fortunes when he jets back to the 1950s in a hyper-powered DeLorean; Huey Lewis cameos. l Belle (1:45) Sumptuous biopic of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a mixed-race aristocrat of preabolition 18th century England. l Blended (1:57) Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler as romantic antagonists thrown together on an African safari. l Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2:15) The defrosted WWII hero (Chris Evans) takes on new earth-shattering challenges with a little help from the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). l Chef (1:55) Superstar chef Jon Favreau gives up his luxe L.A. eatery to launch a Miami food truck with John Leguizamo and Sofia Vergara. l Chinese Puzzle (1:57) Romantic comedy about a French father who follows his children and ex-wife to exotic New York; Audrey Tatou and Romain Duris costar. l Divergent (2:20) Sci-fi thriller about a futuristic society of rigidly controlled cliques and an adolescent girl who just doesn’t fit in with any of them. l Fading Gigolo (1:38) John Turturro directs and stars as an aging wannabe male escort; Woody Allen plays his pimp, Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara are among his clients. l Fed Up (1:32) Eye-opening Katie Couric documentary about the American food industry and the dangerous and unhealthy swill they’re feeding us. l The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2:00) An unlikely (and doomed) utopian colony of Weim eserted isle is the subject of Dayna Goldfine’s and Dan Geller’s Hitchcockian documentary. l Godzilla (2:00) The big green lizard is back and badder than ever; Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche and David Strathairn star, believe it or not. l The Grand Budapest Hotel (1:40) Wes Anderson directs a star-studded cinemazation of Stefan Zweig’s stories about a palatial European hotel between the wars; Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Léa Seydoux, Harvey Keitel, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray are among the guests. l Heaven Is for Real (1:50) A child’s neardeath voyage past the Pearly Gates convinces his pastor father that there really is an afterlife. l Ida (1:20) Polish drama about a teenage nunto-be who discovers that she’s the daughter of Jewish parents killed by the Nazis. l The Immigrant (1:57) Ellis Island period piece about the adventures and tribulations of

a Polish émigré in Jazz Age Manhattan; Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix star. l Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (1:28) Cartoon sequel finds Dorothy heading back to the Emerald City for further adventures with the scarecrow, the tin man and the lion; Dan Aykroyd, Martin Short, Patrick Stewart and Lea Michele vocalize. l The Lunchbox (1:45) Two strangers in bustling Mumbai establish an intimate correspondence via notes delivered by lunchbox. l Maleficent (1:38) Angelina Jolie stars in the untold story of Sleeping Beauty’s wicked nemesis; Elle Fanning costars as Beauty. l Million Dollar Arm (2:04) Down-and-out sports agent Jon Hamm and cantankerous baseball scout Alan Arkin try to turn two Indian cricket players into MLB phenoms; Bill Paxton costars. l A Million Ways to Die in the West (1:56) Sergio Leone sendup about a cowardly sheepman, a mysterious stranger and a notorious outlaw; Seth MacFarane, Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson star. l Neighbors (1:37) Newlyweds Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen are forced to take lodging next door to a frat house; Zac Efron and Andy Samberg costar. l NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (1:37) Backstage look at the hard work and camaraderie required to bring the Bridge Project’s production of Richard III to fruition; Sam Mendes and Kevin Spacey star. l The Other Woman (1:49) Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann cook up the perfect revenge on the three-timing lover who betrayed them more or less concurrently. l Palo Alto (1:38) James Franco’s dovetailing stories of four disaffected teens reaches the big screen under the guidance of phenom writerdirector Gia Coppola. l Rio 2 (1:41) Blu the Minnesota macaw is back and trying to adapt to his new home, the wilds of the Amazon jungle; Sergio Mendes and Bebel Gilberto add a bit of bossa nova authenticity to the proceedings. l Tim’s Vermeer (1:20) Documentary follows inventor Tim Jenison on his 10-year search for the secret of Johannes Vermeer’s photorealistic artistry; R.J. Teller (of Penn & Teller) directs. l Le Week-End (1:33) Astringent comedy of manners about a long-married couple’s attempt to recapture the past on a trip to Paris; Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent and Jeff Goldblum star. l Words and Pictures (1:51) Boozing English teacher Clive Owen and abstract painter Juliette Binoche flirt and spark in Fred Schepisi’s romantic comedy. l X-Men: Days of Future (2:10) The original X-Men join forces with their younger selves in a time-altering mission to save Earth; Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage and Michael Fassbender star.

k New Movies This Week

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG-13)

Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:50, 7:10, 10:25 Rowland: Fri-Wed 12:40, 3:55, 7:10, 10:25 kAnita (Not Rated) Lark: Fri, Wed 1 Sun 3:30 kBack to the Future (PG) Regency: Sun 2 Wed 2, 7 Belle (PG) Rafael: Fri 4, 6:30, 8:45 Sat-Mon 1:45, 4, 6:30, 8:45 Tue-Thu 6:30, 8:45 kBlended (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:50, 3:50, 6:45, 9:30 Sun-Thu 12:50, 3:50, 6:45 Larkspur Landing: Fri-Mon 7:15, 10 Tue-Thu 6:45, 9:30 Marin: Fri 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sun-Mon 1:30, 4:15, 7 Tue-Thu 4:15, 7 Northgate: Fri-Wed 10:35, 12, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6, 7:30, 9, 10:20 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:10, 2, 4:50, 7:40, 10:35 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 1:10, 6:55 Chef (R) Regency: Fri-Sat 11:20, 2:05, 4:50, 7:40, 10:25 Sun-Thu 11:20, 2:05, 4:50, 7:40 kChinese Puzzle (R) Regency: Fri-Sat 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 Sun-Thu 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 Divergent (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 9:45 Fading Gigolo (R) Larkspur Landing: Fri 6:45 Sat-Mon 11:15 Tue-Thu 7 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:45, 2:15, 4:35, 7, 9:25 Sun-Tue, Thu 11:45, 2:15, 4:35, 7 Wed 11:40, 4:40 kFed Up (PG) Regency: Fri-Sat 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:20 Sun-Thu 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50 The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (NR) Rafael: Sat-Mon 2 Godzilla (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55 Sun-Thu 1:30, 4:30, 7:15 Larkspur Landing: Fri 9:40; 3D showtime at 6:30 Sat-Mon 3:30, 9:40; 3D showtimes at 12:30, 6:30 Tue-Thu 9:20; 3D showtime at 6:30 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:30, 2:20, 3:30, 5:10, 7:55, 8:55; 3D showtimes at 10:30, 12:35, 1:20, 4:05, 6:05, 7, 9:50 Playhouse: Fri 4:15, 7:10, 9:50 Sat 1, 4:15, 7:10, 9:50 Sun 1, 4:15, 7:10 Mon-Wed 4:15, 7 Thu 4:15 Rowland: Fri-Wed 10:45, 1:40, 4:35, 7:30, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 12:15, 3:10, 6, 9 Sequoia: Fri 4 10; 3D showtime at 7 Sat 4, 10; 3D showtimes at 1, 7 Sun-Mon 4; 3D showtimes at 1, 7 Tue-Wed 4; 3D showtime at 7 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Lark: 8:30 daily Marin: Fri 4:45, 7:30, 8:55 Sat 2, 4:45, 7:30, 9:55 Sun-Mon 2, 4:45, 7:30 Tue-Thu 4:45, 7:30 Regency: Fri-Sat, Mon-Thu 2:10, 7:20 Sun 7:20 Heaven Is for Real (PG) Northgate: Fri-Wed 10:40, 4:20, 10:05 kIda (PG-13) Rafael: Fri 4:15, 6:15, 8:15 Sat-Mon 2:15, 4:15, 6:15, 8:15 Tue-Thu 6:15, 8:15 kThe Immigrant (R) Marin: Fri 4:30, 7:15, 10 Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10 Sun-Mon 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 Tue-Thu 4:30, 7:15 Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (PG) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:35, 5:05, 7:20 The Lunchbox (PG) Lark: Fri-Sun, Wed-Thu 6 Mon 3:30 kMaleficent (PG) Fairfax: Thu 7 Northgate: Thu 7, 9:30; 3D showtimes at 8, 10:30 Playhouse: Thu 7 Rowland: Thu 7:30, 9:55; 3D showtimes at 7, 9:25 Million Dollar Arm (PG) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:10, 4, 7:05, 9:40 Sun-Wed 1:10, 4, 7:05 Thu 1:10, 4 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:15, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:30 Playhouse: Fri 4, 6:45, 9:20 Sat 12:45, 4, 6:45, 9:20 Sun 12:45, 4, 6:45 Mon-Wed 4, 6:45 Thu 4 Rowland: Fri-Wed 10:30, 1:30, 4:25, 7:20, 10:15 kA Million Ways to Die in the West (R) Fairfax: Thu 8 Northgate: Thu 8 Playhouse: Thu 8 Neighbors (R) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12, 2:35, 4:50, 7:10, 9:45 Sun-Wed 12, 2:35, 4:50, 7:10 Thu 12, 2:35, 4:50 Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 9:30 Sat-Mon 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Tue-Thu 7:15, 9:35 Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:10 Rowland: Fri-Wed 10:05, 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:50, 10:20 kNOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (NR) Lark: Fri, Thu 3:30 Sat 1:15 Tue 6 The Other Woman (PG-13) Larkspur Landing: Fri 9:20 Sat-Mon 1:30, 4:05, 6:45 Tue-Thu 9:15 Regency: FriSat 11:55, 4:55, 9:50 Sun-Thu 11:55, 4:55 Palo Alto (R) Rafael: Fri-Mon 4:30, 6:45, 9 Tue-Wed 6:45, 9 Thu 9 Rio 2 (G) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:10, 1:40, 4:15, 7:05, 9:40 Tim’s Vermeer (PG-13) Lark: Sat 3:45 Mon, Tue, Thu 1:15 Le Week-End (R) Lark: Sun 1 Mon 6 Tue-Wed 3:30 kWords and Pictures (PG-13) Regency: Fri-Sat 11:15, 1:55, 4:40, 7:25, 10:15 Sun-Thu 11:15, 1:55, 4:40, 7:25 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG-13) Cinema: Fri-Wed 3:50, 10:10; 3D showtimes 12:40, 7 Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:10, 3:30, 6:40, 9:35; 3D showtimes at 1:20, 4:20, 7:45 Sun-Thu 12:10, 3:30, 6:40; 3D showtimes at 1:20, 4:20, 7:45 Northgate: Fri-Wed 10:50, 1:50, 4:50, 6:30, 8, 9:35; 3D showtimes at 11:35, 12:20, 1:05, 2:40, 3:25, 4:10, 5:45, 7:15, 8:50, 10:15 Playhouse: Fri 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Sat 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Sun 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 Mon-Thu 3:30, 6:30 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:30, 2:30, 5:30, 8:30; 3D showtimes at 10, 1, 4, 7, 10 Sequoia: Fri 4:25, 10:30; 3D showtime at 7:30 Sat 4:25, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 1:20, 7:30 Sun-Mon 4:25; 3D showtimes at 1:20, 7:30 Tue-Wed 4:25; 3D showtime at 7:30

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 MAY 23 - MAY 29, 2014 PACIFIC SUN 27

Pacific Sun Movies Page May, 23, 2014  

The May 23, 2014 edition of the Pacific Sun Weekly

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