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In Theaters for May 9, 2014

Opening today

“Jodorowsky’s Dune”

(Documentary, sci-fi)

In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose films “El Topo” and “The Holy Mountain” launched and ultimately defined the midnight movie phenomenon, began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12-year-old son Brontis alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including HR Giger and Jean “Moebius” Giraud, Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel “Dune” was poised to change cinema forever. Summary from official site

Zinema 2

“Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s

Return”

(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/AFFIRM Films

Duluth 10

“Neighbors”

(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

Special features

“Casablanca”

(Drama, classics, PG)

Rick Blaine is an ex-freedom fighter turned nightclub owner living in Casablanca. Ilsa, his one true love, re-enters his life when her husband goes to him in search of a way to escape to America.

Noon, Sunday, Zinema 2

New Belgium’s Clips of Faith

New Belgium Brewing shows its touring showcase of short films — and brings beer. Proceeds go to Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores.

This screening is part of Zinema 2’s Explorers Club.

7 p.m. Tuesday

“La Cenerentola”

Met Live series

A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos join forces in “La Cenerentola,” a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce Didonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Florez as her Prince Charming. Summary from the Metropolitan Opera.

11:55 a.m. Sunday,

Duluth 10

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

“Bears”

(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. Summary by Disney

Duluth 10, Premiere

“Blue Ruin”

(Suspense, R)

“Blue Ruin” is a classic American revenge story that won an international critics prize at the Cannes Film Festival. It follows a mysterious outsider whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family. Summary from official website

Zinema 2

“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. (Richard Roeper) 3.5 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10

“Divergent”

(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. Summary by Summit

Lakes 10

“Finding Vivian Maier”

(Documentary, unrated)

Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took more than 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Summary from official website.

Zinema 2

“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. 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. Summary by Sony

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere

“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

“The Quiet Ones”

(Horror, PG-13)

Tucked away in an estate outside of London, Professor Coupland and a team of university students conduct an “experiment” on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets. What dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected. Summary by Lionsgate

Duluth 10

“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

Duluth 10, Lakes 10

“Under the Skin”

(Sci-fi/fantasy, R)

An alien on Earth (Scarlett Johannson) cruises Scotland in a van, hitting on young lads, in a stark mood piece that drills into your psyche and will stay there forever. It’s weird, polarizing work, but the most memorable movie of the first few months of 2014. (Richard Roeper)

4 stars

Zinema 2

Superior Cinema

“300: Rise of an Empire”

(Action, R)

“Frozen”

(Animation, PG)

“Gravity”

(Sci-fi, PG-13)

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

(Fantasy action, PG-13)

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

(Sci-fi/fantasy, PG-13)

“The Lego Movie”

(Animation, PG)

“Mr. Peabody & Sherman”

(Family animation, PG)

“Need for Speed”

(Action, PG-13)

“The Nut Job”

(Animation, PG)

“Philomena”

(Drama, PG-13)

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