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Opening today

“The Immigrant”

(Romance, R)

In James Gray’s “The Immigrant,” Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cottilard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released on to the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Orlando (Jeremy Renner), a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno’s cousin, restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future, becoming her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself. Summary from official website

Zinema 2

“Jersey Boys”

(Music biography, R)

At times this adaptation captures the electric excitement of the hugely entertaining Broadway musical, but for every soaring moment, there are 10 minutes of bickering or brooding. Though he seems indecisive about the right way to tell the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, director Clint Eastwood gives us a nice feel for their era. (Richard Roeper) 2 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere

“Think Like a Man Too”

(Romantic comedy, PG-13)

Though filled with energy and a likable cast, the quick-turnaround sequel to the 2012 hit inspired by a Steve Harvey book suffers from a tired, uninspired, derivative screenplay that incorporates nearly every weekend-in-Vegas clich explored in dozens of previous films. (Richard Roeper) 2 stars

Duluth 10

Special features

“Citizen Koch”

(Documentary, unrated)

Last year, public television officials pulled $150,000 they had committed to the documentary and canceled plans for the film’s broadcast premiere, as reported by Jane Mayer in the New Yorker, in fear of losing financial backing of major PBS donor David Koch, the ultra-conservative billionaire industrialist and WGBH and WNET trustee. In this stunning turn of events, “Citizen Koch” was effectively censored from the public airwaves. After completing one of the most successful crowdsourcing fundraising campaigns of all time to make up for the lost production fund, “Citizen Koch” is now set to hit theaters nationwide.

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

7 p.m. Tuesday, Zinema 2

“Weird Science”

(Sci-fi/fantasy, PG-13)

From the John Hughes files: Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell Smith) are a pair of high school nerds who cannot possibly get a date. So they create a woman using Wyatt’s computer and, per 1980s cinema, she comes to life. Lisa teaches the boys a few lessons.

This screening is part of Zinema 2’s Date Night series, which includes dinner at Zeitgeist Arts Café.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Zinema 2

Also playing

“22 Jump Street”

(Comedy, R)

When this buddy cop parody with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum hits its sweet spots — “22,” the sequel to “21,” only “exactly the same” as the first film (a running gag) — produces the biggest, loudest laughs of any movie this summer. (Roger Moore) 3 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere


(Comedy, PG-13)

The third comedy pairing Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore is so much worse than the others, it’s difficult to put into words beyond something along the lines of: This is a cliched, cynical, occasionally offensive, pandering, idiotic film that redefines shameless. (Richard Roeper) 1 star

Lakes 10


(Comedy, R)

By the time this colorful, great-looking film with an infectious soundtrack remembers it’s a movie and not a narrative-free montage, we get two late plot developments I didn’t buy. Maybe it doesn’t matter. This is about the characters, the food and the music. (Richard Roeper) 3 stars

Zinema 2

 “Edge of Tomorrow”

(Sci-fi action, PG-13)

“Groundhog Day” is the most obvious influence as Tom Cruise plays a novice warrior who dies in battle, but keeps waking up to relive the day. That said, this movie has its own merits as an ingenious, wicked-smart and thrilling sci-fi adventure. This is one of my favorite movies of the year so far. (Richard Roeper) 4 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere

“The Fault in Our Stars”

(Drama, PG-13)

With lesser source material, an average director and an OK cast, the adaptation of John Green’s novel about the glory and unfairness of life could have lost me. But everyone involved, from director Josh Boone to transcendent star Shailene Woodley and beyond, has talents way beyond the average. This is a lovely work. (Richard Roeper) 4 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere


(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

“How to Train Your Dragon 2”

(Animated, PG)

The charms of this sequel are thinned a bit, a cartoon with better animation and livelier action, if fewer jokes. And if there’s one thing these sweet-message/great flying sequence movies don’t need, it’s fewer jokes. (Roger Moore) 2.5 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere


(Fantasy, PG)

“Maleficent” is an admittedly great-looking, sometimes creepy, often plodding and utterly unconvincing re-imagining of “Sleeping Beauty” as a female empowerment metaphor. Angelina Jolie looks great, but she delivers a one-note performance as the villain from the 1959 Disney classic. Sometimes it’s best to let Sleeping Beauty lie. (Richard Roeper) 1.5 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premeire

“X-Men: Days of Future Past”

(Sci-fi thriller, PG-13)

Thanks to first-class special effects, a star-packed cast taking the material seriously and director Bryan Singer’s skilled and sometimes electrifying visuals, this time-travel sci-fi thriller is flat-out, big-time, big summer movie fun. (Richard Roeper) 3.5 stars

Duluth 10, Lakes 10

Superior Cinema


(Action/adventure, PG-13)


(Sci-fi action, PG-13)

“The Lego Movie”

(Animation, PG)

“A Million Ways to Die in the West”

(Comedy, R)

“Mr. Peabody & Sherman”

(Family animation, PG)

“Muppets Most Wanted”

(Family, PG)


(Comedy, R)


(Action, PG-13)

“Rio 2”

(Family animation, G)