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In Theaters for March 14, 2014

Opening today


(Art house, international, R)

Gloria is a “woman of a certain age,” but still feels young. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo. Their intense passion, to which Gloria gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair — until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that, in her golden years, she can shine brighter than ever. Summary from official site

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“Need for Speed”

(Action, PG-13)

In a last attempt to save his struggling garage, blue-collar mechanic Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), who with his team skillfully builds and races muscle cars on the side,

reluctantly partners with wealthy, arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). Just as a major sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save the business, a disastrous, unsanctioned race results in Dino framing Tobey for manslaughter. Summary by Disney

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere

“The Single Moms Club”

(Drama, PG-13)

Tyler Perry presents his newest creation with “The Single Mom’s Club,” a Lionsgate release. Perry will star and direct from his own script. Summary by Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Duluth 10, Lakes 10

“The Wind Rises”

(Animation, art house and international, PG-13)

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. Summary from official site

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Special features

“F is for Fake”

This is Orson Welles’ final major film. He co-wrote, directed and starred in this mid-1970s recounting of Elmyr de Hory’s career as a professional art forger.

This screening is part of the Duluth Art Institute’s Films about Art series, which runs through May 3.

11 a.m. Saturday, free, Zinema 2.

“The Goonies”

(Family action, PG)

An all-star cast of then-kids — Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Martha Plimpton — goes on a treasure hunt that includes a standoff with a trio of criminals led by Mama Fratelli in this movie from 1985.

This screening is part of Zinema 2’s Saturday Family Films Series.

10 a.m. Saturday, Zinema 2

“A Field in England”

(Drama, horror, unrated)

England: 1648 A.D. A small group of deserters flees from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by two men, O’Neil and Cutler. O’Neil, an alchemist, forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he

believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descends into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.

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Met: Live series

Two of operas greatest stars, Jonas Kaufmann and Elina Garanca, appear together for the first time at the Met in Massenet’s sublime adaptation of Goethe’s revolutionary and tragic romance.

This screening is part of the Met Live series.

11:55 a.m. Saturday,

Duluth 10

Opening Thursday


(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

“Muppets Most Wanted”

(Family comedy, PG)

The Muppets return in this Euro-set adventure, once again directed by James Bobin from a script he wrote with Nicholas Stoller. Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell lead the human cast. Summary by Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Also playing

“12 Years a Slave”

(Drama, R)

Chiwetel Sjiofor stars as Solomon Northup, the New York state citizen who was kidnapped and made to work on a plantation in New Orleans in the 1800s. Steve McQueen directs from a script he co-wrote with John Ridley, based in part by Northup’s memoir. Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson and Paul Giamatti co-star. Summary by Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi.

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“300: Rise of an Empire”

(Action fantasy, R)

If you loved the gloriously and gratuitously blood-spattered visual style of Zack Snyder’s epic “300,” you’ll probably enjoy “300: Rise of an Empire,” which manages to be something of a prequel, a sequel and a parallel story all at once. The performances, especially Eva Green as the warrior Artemisia, are uniformly good, but this epic is foremost a triumph of design and CGI. (Richard Roeper) 3.5 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere

“Dallas Buyers Club”

(Drama, R)

Matthew McConaughey plays Ron Woodroof, a grimy, shady, homophobic, substance-abusing horndog in 1985 Texas who learns he is HIV-positive and procures unapproved means of treatment.

McConaughey’s masterful job of portraying one of the more deeply flawed anti-heroes in recent screen history reminds us why he became a movie star in the first place. We start out loathing this guy and learn to love him. Jared Leto disappears into the role of a transgender drug addict, and Jennifer Garner is Ron’s empathetic doctor. (Richard Roeper) 3.5 stars

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(Animation, PG)

Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey — teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven — to find her sister, Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Duluth 10, Lakes 10

“The Lego Movie

(Family comedy, PG)

“The LEGO Movie” is the first full-length theatrical LEGO adventure. The original 3D computer-animated story follows Emmet (Chris Pratt), an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. Summary by Warner Bros

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere

“The Monuments Men”

(Historical action, PG-13)

One of the most old-fashioned and at times almost breezy World War II films in recent memory is about middle-aged curators recovering art stolen by the Nazis. George Clooney directs himself and his co-stars (including Matt Damon and Bill Murray) as if he had watched “The Dirty Dozen” on a continuous loop for a week. (Richard Roeper) 3 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10

“Mr. Peabody & Sherman”

(Family animation, PG)

The old TV cartoon about a genius dog, his adopted son and their time-traveling adventures becomes a whip-smart, consistently funny and good-natured film with terrific voice performances led by Ty Burrell as Peabody. Lots of sight gags and goofy puns, with some clever one-liners intended for the parents in the audience. (Richard Roeper) 3 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere


(Thriller, PG-13)

I can’t pretend the checklist of cliches didn’t tickle me in this genre thriller about a mysterious terrorist threatening midflight murder. As the federal air marshal onboard, Liam Neeson continues his late middle-age run as the baddest action hero on the planet. (Richard Roeper) 3 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere

“Son of God”

(Historical drama, PG-13)

The first feature in recent memory telling us a life-spanning story of Jesus Christ recounts the events with great reverence but, alas, is not a good movie. The special effects are just OK, and in the title role, Portuguese-born heartthrob Diogo Morgado hits a lot of wrong notes. (Richard Roeper) 1.5 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere

Superior Cinema

“American Hustle”

(Drama, R)

“August: Osage County”

(Comedy, R)

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”

(Family animation, PG)

“Delivery Man”

(Comedy, PG-13)

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

(Fantasy action, PG-13)

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

(Sci-fi/fantasy, PG-13)

“The Nut Job”

(Animation, PG)


(Sci-fi, PG-13)

“Thor: The Dark World”

(Superhero action, PG-13)

“Walking with Dinosaurs”

(Animation, PG)