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Showtimes through Thursday, April 2nd 2015

 


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THE NICK
210 Lincoln St. Santa Cruz

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***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26***

"Sequel to much-cherished Hope and Glory...well worth the wait." -WSJ

Thru 3/26: (1:30pm), 6:40

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26***

 

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26***

"highly entertaining portrait of James “the Amazing” Randi, a magician-cum-escape artist" - Variety

Thru 3/26: (2:50pm), (5:00), 7:10*

*No 7:10pm show on Tues 3/24

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26***

 

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26***

"Suspenseful, wonderfully acted, emotionally jarring." - Newsday

Once Daily thru 3/26: (4:00pm)

in Hebrew with English subtitles

ONE WEEK ONLY! ***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26***

 

Produced by Pedro Almodovar

2015 Academy Award Nominee for

Best Foreign Language Film

Thru 3/26: (1:40pm), 4:20, 7:00

in Spanish with English subtitles

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3/27 -4/2: (2:10pm), 6:40

in Spanish with English subtitles

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26***

"It's a riveting, man-on-the-run genre movie"   -Salon.com

Once Nightly thru 3/26: 6:50

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26***

 

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26 at THE NICK,

STARTS 3/27 AT THE DEL MAR***

2015 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE

for BEST ANIMATION

Once Daily thru 3/26: (1:50pm)

 

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26***

"An inspiring, fleet-footed tale"

- L.A. Times

Starring Kevin Costner

Once Daily thru 3/26: (3:50pm)

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26***

 

***OPENS FRIDAY 3/27***

Starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence &  Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper

3/27 - 4/2: (1:50pm), (4:10), 6:50, 9:10

**OPENS FRIDAY 3/27***

Based on true events!

"potent in its moments of sheer animal panic" - AV Club

3/27 - 4/2: (4:40pm), 9:10

**OPENS FRIDAY 3/27***

"intelligent, vital, and enraging."

- Entertainment Weekly

3/27 - 4/2: (1:30pm), (4:00), 7:10, 9:20

***STARTS FRIDAY 3/27***

Starring Dame Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy & Richard Gere

3/27 - 4/2: (1:40pm), (4:20), 7:00, 9:30

DEL MAR THEATRE
1124 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz

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***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26***

"Phenomenal....a hybrid of Richard Linklater & H.P. Lovecraft" - Rogerebert.com

Thru 3/26: (2:20pm), (4:50), 7:20*, 9:40

*No 7:20pm show on Thurs 3/26

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26***

 

"One of the flat-out funniest films in ages" - Los Angeles Times

Thru 3/26: (3:10pm), (5:10), 7:10*, 9:20

*No 7:10pm show on Thurs 3/26

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3/27 - 4/2: (3:10pm), (5:10), 7:10*, 9:20

*No 7:10pm show on Sun 3/29

 

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26 &

STARTS FRIDAY 3/27 AT THE NICK***

Starring Dame Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy & Richard Gere

Thru 3/26: (1:40pm), (4:20), 7:00, 9:30*

*No 9:30pm show on Thurs 3/26

Young Vic Live presents

starring Mark Strong

Two Shows only!!

Thurs 3/26 @ 7:30pm

Sun 3/29 @ 11:00am

 

***SPECIAL SCREENING***

30th ANNIVERSARY with

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN BREWERY

Two Shows Only!!

Thurs 3/26 @ 7:00pm

with Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery serving in the mezzanine 5:30-7p

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Encore show on

Sun 3/29 @ 7:00pm

***OPENS FRIDAY 3/27***

"A smart, relentlessly chilling thriller" - LA Times

3/27 - 4/2: (2:30pm), (5:00), 6:00*, 7:20, 8:20*, 9:40 + Sat, Sun (12:15pm) + Fri, Sat 10:40pm

*No 6:00pm and 8:20pm show on Thurs 4/2

No passes

***STARTS FRIDAY 3/27***

"Sweet, aesthetically breathtaking"

- Boston Globe

3/27 - 4/2: (1:40pm), (3:50)

 

Globe on Screen presents

Thursday 4/2 @ 7:30pm

Midnights at The Del Mar presents

Fri 3/27 @ Midnight

Sat 3/28 @ Midnight

APTOS CINEMAS
122 Rancho Del Mar. Aptos

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Starring Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Theo James

and Naomi Watts

Thru 3/26: (1:50pm), (4:30), 7:10,

9:40pm in 3D

No Passes

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3/27 - 4/2 in 2D: (1:50pm), (4:30), 7:10, 9:40

+ Sat, Sun (11:10am)

No passes

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26***

Starring Dame Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy & Richard Gere

Thru 3/26: (1:30pm), (4:10), 7:00, 9:30

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26***

***OPENS FRIDAY 3/27***

Dreamworks Animation

3/27 - 4/2 in 2D: (2:40pm), (4:50), 7:00, 9:10

+ Sat, Sun (12:30pm)

No passes

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•    THIS WEEK AT THE DEL MAR    •

 




SPRING


"A beautiful and unique love story… a real accomplishment of genre and tone." - Richard Linklater, director of BOYHOOD and BEFORE SUNRISE trilogy

Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci, Evil Dead, Thumbsucker) is a young American fleeing to Europe to escape his past. While backpacking along the Italian coast, everything changes during a stop at an idyllic Italian village, where he meets and instantly connects with the enchanting and mysterious Louise. A flirtatious romance begins to bloom between the two — however, Evan soon realizes that Louise has been harboring a monstrous, primordial secret that puts both their relationship and their lives in jeopardy.

A beautiful, fluid genre-bender from directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution), Spring is an unforgettable romance of mythical proportions.

Running Time: 109

Rating: NR

 

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"Horror-Romance Spring Dares to Be About People, Not Splatters" 

-Village Voice

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***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26***

Thru 3/26: (2:20pm), (4:50), 7:20*, 9:40

*No 7:20pm show on Thurs 3/26

 

 

 

"SPRING is an ambitious work and really sticks the landing, with a phenomenal final scene. It also features great work from its two leads, and some really remarkable creature feature dynamics without overplaying those elements."

- RoberEbert.com

 

"SPRING is a unique, engaging and utterly beguiling feature; one that smartly defies genre conventions at every turn."  -IGN Movies

 

 

 

 




WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that's not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series "Flight of the Conchords," co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that's filming them, the details of their daily - make that nightly - routine. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. The film stars Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, and Jackie Van Beek, and was produced by Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley and Emanuel Michael.

Running Time: 86

Rated: NR

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Thru 3/26: (3:10pm), (5:10), 7:10*, 9:20

*No 7:10pm show on Thurs 3/26

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3/27 - 4/2: (3:10pm), (5:10), 7:10*, 9:20

*No 7:10pm show on Sun 3/29

 

 

"…when the aging vampires hit the town to party with werewolves, zombies and humans, you won't be able to wipe the smile off your face." - Rolling Stone

"What happens when the haywire hits the humdrum? How should the dead, or the undead, adjust to the rhythms of the quick? The quest for answers is what drives this tale, guards its deadpan mood, and guarantees the blast of its finale." -The New Yorker

 

 

 




The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

 

Starring Dame Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel and Bill Nighy

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.

Running Time: 122

Rated: PG (for some language and suggestive comments) 

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***ENDS THURSDAY 3/26 &

STARTS FRIDAY 3/27 AT THE NICK***

Thru 3/26: (1:40pm), (4:20), 7:00, 9:30*

*No 9:30pm show on Thurs 3/26

 

 

 




Young Vic Live presents

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

 

A View from the Bridge transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season, with a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game, Before I Go To Sleep). Don’t miss this "magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold" production which sold out even before it opened at the Young Vic last spring.

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, ahead of his adaptation of Antigone with Juliette Binoche at the Barbican.

 

Running Time: 120

Rated: NR

Thursday, March 26th at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, March 29th at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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Two Shows only!!

Thurs 3/26 @ 7:30pm

Sun 3/29 @ 11:00am

 

 

 

 

★★★★★ 
"One of the most powerful Miller productions I have ever seen" - The Telegraph

 

 

 




THE BREAKFAST CLUB "30th Year Anniversary Special Screening"

Newly restored version, including bonus featurette titled The Breakfast Club A Retrospective that takes a look back at the film that defined a genre.

 

THE BREAKFAST CLUB, the John Hughes film, defined an entire generation of pop culture and included such talent as Molly Ringwald “the princess,” Anthony Michael Hall “the brain,” Emilio Estevez “the jock,” Judd Nelson “the rebel,” and Ally Sheedy “the outcast.” This 30th Anniversary release includes the newly restored feature that has never been seen before on the big screen plus a newly remixed bonus content featurette titled The Breakfast Club – A Retrospective that takes a look back at the iconic film. Featuring personal insights from cast members as well as contributions from filmmakers, this featurette is a must see for all Rebels, Princesses, Outcasts, Brains and Jocks.

Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think, including a contempt for adult society. "When you grow up, your heart dies," Allison proclaims in one of the film's many scenes of soul-searching, and, judging from the adults depicted in the film, the teen audience may very well agree.

Running Time: 97

Rated: R (adult situations/language)

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Two Shows Only!!

Thurs 3/26 @ 7:00pm

with Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery serving in the mezzanine 5:30-7p

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Encore show on

Sun 3/29 @ 7:00pm

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL SCREENING ON THURS. MARCH 26TH @ 7PM

 

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN BREWERY will be serving their very popular ORGANIC BEER in the mezzanine from 5:30pm - 7pm prior to the

7pm screening of THE BREAKFAST CLUB!

 

$5 Pints - You couldn't have a beer then, but you can now!

- 21 years and older designated area (mezzanine) -

 

 

 




IT FOLLOWS


For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

 

Running Time: 94

Rated: R (for disturbing violent and sexual content including graphic nudity and language)

 

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*****OPENS FRIDAY 3/27****

3/27 - 4/2: (2:30pm), (5:00), 6:00*, 7:20, 8:20*, 9:40 + Sat, Sun (12:15pm) + Fri, Sat 10:40pm

*No 6:00pm and 8:20pm show on Thurs 4/2

No passes

 

 

 

ROLLING STONE REVIEW: 'It Follows': The Story Behind the Year's Creepiest Film

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: "Go into It Follows oblivious to what you’re about to see, and you’ll exit terrified."  - Consequence of Sound

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CANNES REVIEW: "tender, ingenious and scalp-prickingly scary"  - The Telegraph U.K.

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SONG OF THE SEA

 

2015 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film

From the creators of the Academy Award nominated "The Secret of Kells" comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, "Song of the Sea" tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch, Macha, and a host of ancient and mystical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as for children young and old, "Song of the Sea" is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.

"Song of the Sea" features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny. Music is by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, both of whom previously collaborated on "The Secret of Kells."

Running Time: 93

Rated: PG

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***STARTS FRIDAY 3/27***

3/27 - 4/2: (1:40pm), (3:50)

 

 

"SONG OF THE SEA is a wonder to behold. This visually stunning animation masterwork, steeped in Irish myth, folklore and legend, so adroitly mixes the magical and the everyday that to watch it is to be wholly immersed in an enchanted world." - Los Angeles Times

 

 




Globe on Screen presents

TITUS ANDRONICUS

 

Experience the Globe on Screen production of TITUS ANDRONICUS captured in high definition. Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus' sacrifice of Tamora's eldest son to appease the ghosts of his 21 dead sons, and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor, initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder, At the centre of the nightmare moves the self-delighting Aaron.

Spectacularly, even grotesquely violent and daringly experimental, Titus was the smash hit of Shakepeare's early career, and is written with a ghoulish energy he was never to repeat elsewhere.

 

Running Time: 185

Rated: NR

 

Thursday, April 2 at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

Encore show:

Sunday, May 31 at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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                    Thursday 4/2 @ 7:30pm

 

 

 

 




Midnights at The Del Mar presents

GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

Grave of the Fireflies opens on an evening in 1945, after Japan's surrender at the end of World War II; and in a train station, the young Seita dies alone. The rest of the movie tells us, in flashback, how things have come to this. Seita and Setsuko are two young Japanese children growing up in the waning days of World War II. Much to Seita's pride, their father is in the Japanese navy, and they live fairly content lives in Kobe despite rationing and the other privations of war. When their mother dies from burns suffered during an American fire-bombing raid, a distant aunt takes them in -- and conflict eventually forces the children to try to survive on their own. At first, Seita and his little sister enjoy their idyllic lives in the country, but harsh reality eventually settles in as Seita begins to understand the difficulties of taking care of a young child when both food and compassion are scarce.

Running Time: 88

NR

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Sat 3/28 @ Midnight

 

"An emotional experience so powerful that it forces a rethinking of animation."  - Chicago Sun Times

 

 

•    THIS WEEK AT THE NICK    •

 




QUEEN AND COUNTRY

 

Follow Up film to HOPE AND GLORY

QUEEN AND COUNTRY is the hilarious follow-up to John Boorman's HOPE AND GLORY (5 Academy Award nominations). QUEEN AND COUNTRY picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill (Boorman's alter-ego), played by a charming Callum Turner is conscripted into the Army during the Korean war. Instead of being sent into battle he ends up teaching typing to recruits while battling his superiors on base and chasing girls in town. Based entirely on Boorman’s own experience ( He has made it a point to emphasize the characters in the film are not composites but exactly as he remembers the people) there is beautiful subtext of a young man’s growing fascination with films and filmmaking culminating in a remarkable final shot in this his final film. The young actors playing Boorman and his best mate Percy ( Callum Turner and Caleb Landry- Jones are terrific but the incredible array of British character actors ( David Thewlis, Richard E Grant, Brian F. O Byrne) all give truly great performances.

Running Time: 115

Rated: NR

 

 

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Thru 3/26: (1:30pm), 6:40

 

 

“A deeply personal memoir, so well written and carefully observed that it draws the viewer into the ambience of postwar England with a persuasive power that makes you feel you're part of the same experience.”  -Rex Reed, New York Observer

 

“It has taken John Boorman almost three decades to make the sequel to his much-cherished "Hope and Glory," but "Queen and Country" turns out to be well worth the wait.”  - Wall Street Journal

 

 




AN HONEST LIAR

AN HONEST LIAR is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James 'The Amazing' Randi. The film brings to life Randi's intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi's personal life is discovered, it isn't clear whether Randi is still the deceiver - or the deceived.

 

Running Time: 90

Rated: NR

 

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Thru 3/26: (2:50pm), 5:00, 7:10*

*No 7:10pm show on Tues 3/24

 

 

 

"Directors Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein turn a standard bio-doc about an extraordinary man into a rumination on the blurred line between trickery and truth."

-Toronto Star

 

 




GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM

 

ONE WEEK ONLY

2015 Golden Globe nominee for

Best Foreign Language Film

An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) seeking to finalize her divorce from her cruel and manipulative husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country's religiously-based marriage laws, in this riveting drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz (Late Marriage and The Band's Visit) who is also one of Israeli cinema's most acclaimed actresses. In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce; only rabbis can legalize a marriage or its dissolution, which is only possible with the husband's full consent. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for a divorce for three years but her husband Elisha (Simon Ebkarian of Casino Royale and Persepolis), will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and where everything is brought out for judgment, apart from the initial request.

Running Time: 115

Rated: NR

in Hebrew with English subtitles

 

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FOR ONE WEEK ONLY

Once Daily thru 3/26: (4:00pm)

in Hebrew with English subtitles

 

 

"Gripping cinema from start to finish, almost implausibly so."  - New York Times

 

"In the hands of sister-brother co-directors Ronit Elkabetz (who also co-stars) and Shlomi Elkabetz this patriarchal legal loophole becomes the wellspring for densely rich drama, told with stringent austerity but also humor and judicious empathy." - The Hollywood Reporter

 

 




WILD TALES

2015 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign-Language Film

Produced by Pedro Almodovar

Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of WILD TALES cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.

Spanish with English subtitles

 

Running Time: 115

Rated: R (for violence, language and brief sexuality)

 

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Thru 3/26: (1:40pm), 4:20, 7:00

in Spanish with English subtitles

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3/27 -4/2: (2:10pm), 6:40

in Spanish with English subtitles

 

 

"Smart, tart, beautifully performed mini-epics of grievance escalating to a kind of sanctified madness"     - Time

 

The Making of WILD TALES an Oscar Nominee - NY Times

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'71

A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape.

Running Time: 100

Rated: R (for strong violence, disturbing images, and language throughout)

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****ENDS THURSDAY 3/26***

Once Daily thru 3/26: 6:50

"Rapidly rising star Jack O’Connell’s terse but galvanizing performance in the lead should further guarantee widespread distributor interest, though the unstinting filmmaking on show here would still turn heads without him." - Variety

 

 




SONG OF THE SEA

 

2015 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film

From the creators of the Academy Award nominated "The Secret of Kells" comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, "Song of the Sea" tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch, Macha, and a host of ancient and mystical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as for children young and old, "Song of the Sea" is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.

"Song of the Sea" features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny. Music is by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, both of whom previously collaborated on "The Secret of Kells."

Running Time: 93

Rated: PG

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***END THURSDAY 3/26 AT THE NICK, STARTS FRIDAY 3/27 AT THE DEL MAR***

Once Daily thru 3/26: (1:50pm)

 

"SONG OF THE SEA is a wonder to behold. This visually stunning animation masterwork, steeped in Irish myth, folklore and legend, so adroitly mixes the magical and the everyday that to watch it is to be wholly immersed in an enchanted world." - Los Angeles Times

 

 




MCFARLAND, USA

 

Starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello

MCFARLAND, USA is a Disney live-action sports drama film. Based on a true story of a Latino high school track team from McFarland, California. The film stars Kevin Costner as Jim White, the school's coach who lead the team through a number of 1980s social issues to win a championship.

Running Time: 129

Rated: PG (for thematic material, some violence and language)

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****ENDS THURSDAY 3/26***

Once Daily thru 3/26: (3:50pm)

 

 

Variety Film Review: MCFARLAND, USA

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SERENA

Starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence

Academy Award Nominee Bradley Cooper

The North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s - George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man's life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. However, once Serena discovers George's hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pemberton's passionate marriage begins to unravel leading toward a dramatic reckoning.

 

Running Time: 109

Rating: R (for some violence and sexuality)

 

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"SERENA is an undoubtedly handsome production with some beautiful cinematography from Morten Soborg."

- Daily Express

 

 




BACKCOUNTRY

 

Based on a true story, BACKCOUNTRY follows an urban couple who go camping in the Canadian wilderness - where unimaginable beauty sits alongside our most primal fears. Alex (Jeff Roop) is a seasoned outdoorsman while Jenn (Missy Peregrym from ABC's Rookie Blue), a corporate lawyer, is not. After much convincing, and against her better judgment, she agrees to let him take her deep into a Provincial Park to one of his favorite spots - the secluded Blackfoot Trail. On their first night, deep in the forest, they have an unsettling encounter with Brad (Eric Balfour), a strange alpha male with eyes for Jenn who may or may not be following them. Alex's desire to quickly reach Blackfoot Trail only intensifies. They push further and further into the woods, Alex stubbornly insisting that he remembers the way. After three days their path disappears; they are hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they struggle to find their way back, the harsh conditions bringing out the best and worst in them, pushing their already fragile relationship to the breaking point. When they realize they have entered a bear's territory, being lost suddenly becomes the least of their problems. Terror, horror, will, and survival become paramount.

 

Running Time: 92

Rating:NR

 

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"As in Open Water and Black Water, nature is a hulking, roaring reality rather than a CGI imitation, brought into alarming contact with the two human characters via skilled wrangling and clever compositing."

- Verite

 

NEW YORK TIMES Review:

BACKCOUNTRY a Wilderness Survival Thriller

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MERCHANTS OF DOUBT

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities - yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.

 

Running Time: 96

Rated: PG-13 (for brief strong language)

 

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*****OPENS FRIDAY 3/27*****

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"It may sound like a standard-issue advocacy documentary concerned, as so many are, with the perils of global warming, but it's a lot more than that." - LA Times

 

"This is a movie so intrigued by its designated villains that it almost conveys a perverse form of admiration, and the fascination proves contagious." - Variety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

 

Starring Dame Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel and Bill Nighy

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.

Running Time: 122

Rated: PG (for some language and suggestive comments) 

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****STARTS FRIDAY 3/27****

3/27 - 4/2: (1:40pm), (4:20), 7:00, 9:30

 

 



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INSURGENT

The Divergent Series

 

Starring Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Naomi Watts

 

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris's family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

 

Running Time: 120

Rated: PG-13 (for intense violence and action throughout, some sensuality, thematic elements and brief language.)

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3/27 - 4/2 in 2D: (1:50pm), (4:30), 7:10, 9:40

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

 

Starring Dame Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel and Bill Nighy

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.

Running Time: 122

Rated: PG (for some language and suggestive comments) 

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*****ENDS THURSDAY 3/26*****

Thru 3/26: (1:30pm), (4:10), 7:00, 9:30

 

 

 

 




HOME

 

When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.

 

Running Time: 93

Rating: PG (for mild thematic elements)

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*****OPENS FRIDAY 3/27*****

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+ Sat, Sun (12:30pm)

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