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MOViES

F R I D AY J A N U A R Y 3 0 — T H U R S D AY F E B R U A R Y 5 Movie summaries by M at t hew St af fo r d l American Sniper (2:12) Bradley Cooper stars as Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL sniper who became a feared legend in war-torn Iraq; Clint Eastwood directs. l Awake: The Life of Yogananda (1:27) Biodoc of Paramahansa Yogananda, the Indian yogi who brought meditation and yoga to the West in the 1920s; Krishna Das and Deepak Chopra share insights. l Beartrek (2:00) Author/ecologist Chris Morgan presents an evening of fascinating footage from his bear-watching expeditions to Borneo, Peru, Alaska and the Arctic. l Birdman (1:59) Offbeat comedy from “21 Grams” director Alejandro González Iñárritu about a one-time movie superhero (Michael Keaton) trying to get himself some thespian cred by starring in a Broadway play. l Black or White (2:01) True tale of the eyeopening custody battle between a white grandpa and a black grandma; Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner star. l Black Sea (1:55) Kevin Macdonald suspense thriller about a troupe of misfits who swipe a submarine and plunge into the Black Sea in search of sunken treasure; Jude Law stars. l Boyhood (2:44) Richard Linklater’s intimate epic, filmed with the same cast over the course of 12 years, focuses on one boy’s evolving life from age 6 to 18; Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette star. l The Boy Next Door (1:31) Psychological thriller examines the dangerous attraction between two ripe-to-bursting suburban neighbors; Jennifer Lopez stars. l Cake (1:32) Character study of an acerbic, grieving woman in a chronic-pain support group; Jennifer Aniston stars. l Funny Girl (2:31) William Wyler directs the Oscar-winning musical biopic of Ziegfeld Follies legend Fanny Brice; Barbra Streisand stars and sings Jule Styne’s memorable score. l Hermitage Revealed (1:23) Take an eye-filling tour through the 250-year-old St. Petersburg museum and its priceless collection of everything from prehistoric artifacts to Old Masters to Catherine the Great’s private jewels. l The Humbling (1:52) Philip Roth’s acerbic novel hits the big screen with Al Pacino as an aging actor whose affair with sprightly lesbian Greta Gerwig upends his life; Barry Levinson directs. l The Imitation Game (1:53) Benedict Cumberbatch as ace cryptologist Alan Turing, leader of Britain’s top code-breakers, who raced against time to crack the Nazis’ Enigma Code during World War II. l Into the Woods (2:05) Stephen Sondheim’s twisted musical fairy tale gets the Disney treatment; Rob Marshall directs Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Chris Pine. l The Loft (1:43) Five dudes rent a smokin’ penthouse where they can indulge in their fratboy fantasies; trouble is, the place comes with an inconvenient corpse. l The Metropolitan Opera: Les Contes d’Hoffman (3:50) Catch Offenbach’s operatic bio of the amorous yet tormented German scribe, live from New York in all its high-def big-screen glory. l Mr. Turner (2:29) Mike Leigh biopic stars Timothy Spall in a prize-winning performance as the great yet eccentric 19th century British painter J.M.W. Turner. l Mommy (2:20) Canadian drama about the

twisted relationship between a partying single mom, her hyperactive teenage son and their odd next-door neighbor. l Mortdecai (1:47) Madcap spy spoof follows international rogue Johnny Depp around the globe in search of a stolen masterwork; Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Goldblum co-star. l A Most Violent Year (2:05) Critically acclaimed drama about a young entrepreneur’s pursuit of the American Dream and the crime and corruption that stand in his way. l Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts Catch five cartoons from around the world up for this year’s Academy Awards. l Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts Program of five minimalist documentaries on a wide range of subjects with one thing in common: a shot at Academy bling. l Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Shorts The Academy’s picks for the year’s top five live-action short subjects screen at the Rafael this week. l Paddington (1:29) Michael Bond’s lovable little bear hits the big screen, wandering London in search of a home; Sally Hawkins and Hugh Bonneville oblige him. l Project Almanac (1:46) A group of nerdy teens discover the blueprints for a dangerous, mysterious ultra-gizmo. l Selma (2:08) Biopic recounts the events leading up to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery and the passage of the Voting Rights Act; David Oyelowo stars. l Song of the Sea (1:34) Eye-filling hand-drawn cartoon about the last of the selkies (seals-turnedIrish lassies) who runs away to the seashore to be with her people. l Spare Parts (1:40) True tale of four Hispanic high schoolers/robotics nerds who took on the champion robotics geekazoids of MIT. l Still Alice (1:41) Drama stars Julianne Moore in an acclaimed performance as a college professor grappling with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. l Strange Magic (1:39) Lucasfilm musical cartoon based on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” features a forest-full of elves, imps, goblins and fairies. l Taken 3 (1:49) Liam Neeson is back as chronically beleaguered ex-spook Bryan Mills; this time he’s taking on the cops, the FBI and the CIA in pursuit of justice. l The Theory of Everything (2:03) Biopic focuses on the young-yet-degenerating Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) as he woos and wins his future wife (Felicity Jones) and breaks new ground in physics and medicine. l Two Days, One Night (1:35) Belgian Cannes-winner stars Marion Cotillard as a single mother whose coworkers have voted to lay off in exchange for fat salary bonuses. l UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz (3:00) Catch all the raucous action as middleweight “Spider” Silva takes on welterweight Nick Diaz live from the MGM Grand in Vegas. l The Wedding Ringer (1:41) Clueless groomto-be Josh Gad hires Kevin Hart to pose as his suave, confident best man; hilarity ensues. Whiplash (1:46) Indie sleeper about the edgy, ferocious mentor-pupil relationship between a gifted young jazz drummer and his exacting taskmaster. l Wild (1:55) True tale of a spiraling young woman’s thousand-mile trek along the Pacific Crest Trail in search of strength and healing; Reese Witherspoon stars.

k New Movies This Week

American Sniper (R)

Cinema: Fri-Wed 12:45, 3:50, 7, 10:10 Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:10, 4:05, 7, 9:15, 9:55; Sun-Thu 1:10, 4:05, 7 Northgate: 11:35, 1:15, 2:40, 4:15, 5:40, 7:15, 8:45, 10:15 Playhouse: Fri 3:45, 6:45, 9:45; Sat 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45; Sun 12:45, 3:45, 6:45; Mon-Thu 3:45, 6:45 Rowland: Fri-Tue 11, 2, 5, 8 Sequoia: Fri 5:30, 8:30; Sat-Sun 11, 2:30, 5:30, 8:30; Mon-Wed 5, 8 Awake: The Life of Yogananda (Not Rated) Lark: Sun 3:10; Tue 8:30 k Beartrek (Not Rated) Rafael: Mon 2 Birdman (R) Fairfax: 12:45, 6:45 Lark: Fri 2:50; Sat, Thu 8:30; Sun 5:20; Mon 12:20; Tue 3 Marin: Fri 4:30, 7:15, 9:55; Sat 11, 1:40, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55; Sun 1:40, 4:30, 7:15; Mon-Thu 4:30, 7:15 Northgate: 10:50, 1:35, 4:20, 7:05, 9:50 Rowland: Fri-Tue 1, 7:05 k Black or White (PG-13) Northgate: 10:45, 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 Rowland: Fri-Tue 1:15, 4:15, 7:10, 10:05 k Black Sea (R) Northgate: 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:15 Boyhood (R) Rafael: Sat-Sun 1 The Boy Next Door (R) Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 7:15, 9:35; Sat-Sun 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:35 Northgate: 10:45, 1:05, 3:25, 5:45, 8:05, 10:30 Rowland: Fri-Tue 12:10, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20, 9:50 Cake (R) Northgate: 12:40, 3, 5:25, 7:40, 10 k Funny Girl (G) Regency: Sun 2; Wed 2, 7 Hermitage Revealed (Not Rated) Lark: Sun 1 The Humbling (R) Lark: Fri 12:15; Mon 8:30; Wed 3:35; Thu 12:30 The Imitation Game (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:10, 7:15, 9:45; Sun-Thu 1:15, 4:10, 7:15 Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:20, 10; Sat-Sun 11:15, 1:55, 4:35, 7:20, 10; Mon-Wed 6:45, 9:25 Regency: Fri-Sat 10:40, 1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 10:05; Sun-Thu 10:40, 1:30, 4:15, 7:10 Sequoia: Fri 4:45, 7:35, 10:15; Sat 2, 4:45, 7:35, 10:15; Sun 11:15, 2, 4:45, 7:35; Mon-Tue 4:45, 7:35; Thu 3:45 Into the Woods (PG) Lark: Fri, Tue 5:40; Sat 2:45; Mon, Thu 3; Wed 12:45 k The Loft (R) Northgate: 11:50, 2:30, 5:15, 7:50, 10:20 k The Metropolitan Opera: Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Not Rated) Lark: Sat 9:55am; Wed 6:30 Marin: Sat 9:55am; Wed 6:30 Regency: Sat 9:55am; Wed 6:30 Sequoia: Sat 9:55am; Wed 6:30 Mr. Turner (R) Rafael: Fri-Sun 4:15, 7:15; Mon-Thu 7:15 Mommy (R) Rafael: Fri 4:30, 7:30; Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30; Tue-Thu 7:30 Mortdecai (R) Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 7, 9:40; Sat-Sun 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 Northgate: 11:15, 4:45, 10:05 Rowland: Fri-Tue 2:30, 7:50, 10:25 A Most Violent Year (R) Regency: Fri-Sat 10:30, 1:25, 4:30, 7:30, 10:25; Sun-Thu 10:30, 1:25, 4:30, 7:30 k Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri-Sun 4, 6; Mon-Thu 6 k Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts (Not Rated) Rafael: Sat-Sun 12:45 k Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Shorts (Not Rated) Rafael: 8 daily Paddington (PG) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12, 2:15, 4:35, 6:55, 9:15; Sun-Thu 12, 2:15, 4:35, 6:55 Northgate: 11:30, 2, 4:25, 7, 9:30 Playhouse: Fri 5, 7:15, 9:25; Sat 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:15, 9:25; Sun 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:15; MonThu 5, 7:15 Rowland: Fri-Tue 11:15, 1:45, 4:25, 7, 9:25 k Project Almanac (PG-13) Northgate: 11:45, 2:25, 5, 7:45, 10:25 Rowland: Fri-Tue 11:30, 2:10, 4:45, 7:40, 10:20 Selma (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1, 4, 7:05, 9:50; Sun-Thu 1, 4, 7:05 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 6:30, 9:30; Sat-Sun 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Marin: Fri 4, 6:50, 9:40; Sat 10:20, 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:40; Sun 1:10, 4, 6:50; Mon, Tue, Thu 4, 6:50 Regency: Fri 10:25, 1:20, 4:25, 7:25, 10:30; Sat 4:25, 7:25, 10:30; Sun-Tue, Thu 10:25, 1:20, 4:25, 7:25; Wed 4:25, 7:25 Rowland: Fri-Tue 4, 10 k Song of the Sea (PG) Regency: Fri-Sat 12, 2:30, 5, 7:40, 10:10; Sun-Thu 12, 2:30, 5, 7:40 Spare Parts (PG-13) Northgate: 1:55, 7:25 Still Alice (PG-13) Regency: Fri-Sat 10:35, 1:10, 4:05, 7, 9:45; Sun-Thu 10:35, 1:10, 4:05, 7 Strange Magic (G) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 7 Northgate: 11:40, 2:10, 4:35, 7:10, 9:40 Rowland: Fri-Tue 12, 5:15 Taken 3 (PG-13) Northgate: 2:45, 7:55, 10:30 The Theory of Everything (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 3:45, 9:30; Sun-Thu 3:45 Marin: Fri-Sat 4:15, 7, 9:45; Sun 1:25, 4:15, 7; Mon-Thu 4:15, 7 Northgate: 11:25, 2:20, 5:10, 8 Playhouse: Fri 4, 7, 9:35; Sat 1, 4, 7, 9:35; Sun 1, 4, 7; Mon-Thu 4, 7 Two Days, One Night (PG-13) Regency: Fri 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:50, 10:25; Sat 2:40; Sun 12:10, 5:10, 7:50; Mon-Tue, Thu 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:50; Wed 11:30 k UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz (PG-13) Regency: Sat 7 The Wedding Ringer (R) Northgate: 12:05, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05 Rowland: Fri-Tue 11:45, 2:20, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 Whiplash (R) Northgate: 12:10, 5:20 Wild (R) Lark: Fri 8:30; Sat 5:45; Sun 8:10; Mon, Thu 5:50; Tue 12:20

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