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In Theaters for May 16, 2014
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Opening today

“Fading Gigolo”

(Comedy, R)

Writer-director John Turturro casts himself as the lead in this offbeat and sometimes just plain nutso story about a florist who takes money to service beautiful women, including Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara, and gives a cut to his pimp (Woody Allen). This improbable film is all over the map, veering from pathos to absurdist comedy to romance to weirdness for the sake of weirdness. (Richard Roeper) 2 stars


Zinema 2

“God’s Pocket”

(Drama, R)

Directed by John Slattery (“Mad Men”), this is a film about third-rate criminal Mickey (Philip Seymour Hoffman), hard-

drinking construction workers, casually corrupt business owners and gun-toting florists. In the wrong hands it might have come across as condescending, but “God’s Pocket” is unblinking without pandering. (Richard Roeper) 3.5 stars

Zinema 2


(Sci-fi action, PG-13)

While this reboot has its baffling plot developments and the human characters aren’t exactly Shakespearean in depth, there’s some pretty impressive CGI monster destruction here. It’s leaps and bounds ahead of the two main “Godzilla” movies that Americans have seen in the past. (Richard Roeper) 3 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere

“Million Dollar Arm”

(Sports, PG)

Nearly everything in “Million Dollar Arm” feels borrowed from other sports movies and ever so slightly reshaped, and almost never for the better. It’s more interested in the redemption of a broken-down sports agent (Jon Hamm) than the amazing adventure of two Indian cricket players he brings to America to pitch baseball. (Richard Roeper) 2 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere

Special features

“The Flowers of St. Francis”

(Art house & international, drama)

This movie by Roberto Rossellini, with help from Fellini, from the 1950s follows the life of St. Francis. The Chicago Reader called it “buoyant” and a “masterpiece” and a “glorious hallucination of perfect harmony between man and nature.” The New York Times said it “sends one forth from the theater feeling kindlier towards his fellow man.”

This screening is part of the Art House of God series at Zinema 2.

2 p.m. Sunday, Zinema 2

Also playing

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”

(Superhero action, PG-13)

Gorgeous special effects highlight this energetic, sometimes thrilling sequel, and Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have terrific chemistry, but the plot of this superhero movie is a bit of an overstuffed mess, with at least one villain too many. (Richard Roeper) 3 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere


(Documentary, G)

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new true life adventure, “Bears,” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end, and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. Summary by Disney


“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

(Superhero action, PG-13)

The more screen time Chris Evans accrues as Captain America, the more engaging the performance. He’s terrific in this adventure, more complex and more compelling than in his 2011 debut. Amid well-choreographed action sequences and a couple of nifty twists and turns, we get another rock-solid chapter in the big-screen story of Marvel. Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford co-star. (Richard Roeper) 3.5 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10


(Sci-fi, PG-13)

“Divergent” is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James), and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth. Summary by Summit

Lakes 10

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

(Comedy/drama, R)

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. Directed by Wes Anderson. Summary by Fox Searchlight

Zinema 2

“Heaven is for Real”

(Drama, PG)

Based on the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, “Heaven is for Real” brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s life-changing experience with the world. The film stars Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited heaven during a near-death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event. Summary by Sony

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere

“Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s


(Animation, PG)

A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, “Legends of Oz” finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short). Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. Summary by Clarius Entertainment

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere

“Moms’ Night Out”

(Comedy, PG)

All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation … a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours — what could go wrong? Summary by Sony/


Duluth 10


(Comedy, R)

New parents (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) go to war against the party-all-night fraternity next door. About 40 percent of “Neighbors” falls flat. About 60 percent made me laugh hard, even when I knew I should have known better. (Richard Roeper)

3 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere


(Drama, PG-13)

This is not your father’s father’s father’s father’s father’s father’s father’s father’s father’s father’s father’s father’s Noah. This is a “Noah” for the 21st century, one of the most dazzling and unforgettable biblical epics ever put on film. Director and co-writer Darren Aronofsky has delivered a bold, visually stunning, emotionally involving and sometimes just plain loony interpretation of the legendary tale from the Book of Genesis of the man and the ark and the two-of-every-kind animals and the 40 days and nights of rain. (Richard Roeper)

Zinema 2

“The Other Woman”

(Comedy, PG-13)

This would-be comedy is so tone-deaf, so excruciatingly awful, it’s a minor miracle the studio didn’t confiscate the original print and lock it up. None of the stars — Cameron Diaz, Nikolaj Coster-

Waldau or especially the big and broad Leslie Mann — escapes this mess with a shred of dignity. (Richard Roeper) 1 star

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere

“Rio 2”

(Family animation, G)

It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in “Rio 2,” after they’re hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all — his father-in-law.

Summary by Fox

Lakes 10

Superior Cinema

“300: Rise of an Empire”

(Action, R)


(Animation, PG)


(Sci-fi, PG-13)

“The Lego Movie”

(Animation, PG)

“Mr. Peabody & Sherman”

(Family animation, PG)

“Need for Speed”

(Action, PG-13)

“The Nut Job”

(Animation, PG)


(Drama, PG-13)


(Sci-fi/fantasy, PG-13)