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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 10, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE D5 winnipegfreepress. com ARTS & LIFE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015 D 5 VALID APRIL 10, 2015 - APRIL 16, 2015 IT FOLLOWS ( 14A) ( Sexual Contact, Language May Offend, Frightening Scenes) Fri 12: 30, 2: 50, 5: 20, 7: 55, 10: 35; Sat 11: 00, 1: 25, 5: 20, 7: 55, 10: 35; Sun 12: 30, 2: 55, 5: 30, 7: 55, 10: 35; Mon 2: 40, 5: 20, 7: 55, 10: 25; Tue 12: 30, 2: 55, 5: 20, 7: 55, 10: 35; Wed 1: 15, 5: 20, 7: 55, 10: 25; Thurs 1: 15, 4: 20, 9: 20 DANNY COLLINS ( 14A) ( Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Coarse Language) Fri 2: 00, 4: 50, 7: 40, 10: 35; Sat 2: 10, 4: 50, 7: 40, 10: 35; Sun, Tue 1: 55, 4: 50, 7: 40, 10: 35; Mon, Thurs 1: 55, 4: 50, 7: 40, 10: 20; Wed 4: 50, 7: 40, 10: 20; Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1: 30 DO YOU BELIEVE? ( PG) ( Violence, Mature Theme) Fri- Sat 2: 30, 5: 15, 8: 00, 10: 45; Sun- Tue, Thurs 1: 50, 4: 45, 7: 30, 10: 15; Wed 1: 50, 4: 45, 10: 15 THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: IOLANTA / DUKE BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE ENCORE ( STC) Sat 11: 00 AIR BUD ( STC) Sat 11: 00 KING JOHN “ STRATFORD FESTIVAL” ( PG) ( Not Rec. For Young Children, Mature Theme) Sun 12: 55 EXHIBITION ONSCREEN: VINCENT VAN GOGH ( STC) Wed 7: 30 PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 ( PG) Thurs 7: 00, 9: 25 UNFRIENDED ( 18A) ( Adverse Psychological Impact, Gory Scenes, Coarse Language) Thurs 9: 30 NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: THE HARD PROBLEM ( STC) Thurs 7: 00 SILVERCITY ST. VITAL 110- 1225 ST. MARY’S RD. 204- 256- 3901 HOME ( G) Fri 1: 35, 4: 10, 6: 50; Sat 11: 00, 1: 35, 2: 55, 4: 10, 6: 50; Sun 12: 00, 1: 35, 2: 55, 4: 10, 6: 50; Mon- Thurs 1: 00, 1: 35, 4: 10, 6: 50 HOME 3- D ( G) Fri, Mon- Thurs 2: 40, 5: 05, 7: 35, 10: 00; Sat 12: 15, 2: 40, 5: 05, 7: 35, 10: 00; Sun 12: 20, 2: 40, 5: 05, 7: 35, 9: 55 THE LONGEST RIDE ( PG) ( Sexual Content, Disturbing Content, Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend) Fri 2: 00, 3: 55, 7: 10, 10: 30; Sat 12: 40, 3: 55, 7: 10, 10: 30; Sun 12: 40, 3: 55, 7: 10, 10: 25; Mon- Wed 2: 00, 3: 50, 7: 05, 10: 20; Thurs 3: 50, 7: 05, 10: 20; Star & Strollers Screening, Thurs 1: 30 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE ( 14A) ( Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes, Brutal Violence) Fri- Sat 1: 20, 4: 20, 7: 15, 10: 10; Sun 1: 20, 4: 20, 7: 15, 10: 15; Mon- Wed 1: 05, 4: 00, 7: 00, 10: 10; THurs 1: 05, 4: 00 FURIOUS 7 ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend) Fri 2: 30, 3: 45, 5: 45, 7: 00, 9: 00, 9: 30, 10: 15; Sat 11: 05, 12: 30, 2: 30, 3: 45, 5: 45, 7: 00, 9: 00, 9: 30, 10: 15; Sun 12: 15, 2: 30, 3: 30, 5: 45, 6: 45, 9: 00, 9: 30, 10: 00; Mon- Wed 2: 15, 3: 20, 5: 30, 6: 35, 8: 45, 9: 15, 9: 50; Thurs 3: 20, 5: 30, 6: 35, 8: 45, 9: 15, 9: 50; Star & Stroller Screening Thurs 1: 30 GRANT PARK 8 CINEMAS 1120 GRANT AVE. 204- 453- 4084 THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL ( PG) ( Mature Theme) Fri- Sun 12: 45, 3: 45, 6: 45, 9: 40; Mon- Thurs 3: 45, 6: 45, 9: 40 HOME ( G) Fri- Sun 12: 40, 4: 00; Mon- Thurs 4: 00 HOME 3- D ( G) Fri- Thurs 6: 40, 9: 00 WOMAN IN GOLD ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend) Fri- Sun 12: 55, 3: 50, 6: 55, 9: 55; Mon- Thurs 3: 50, 6: 55, 9: 55 FURIOUS 7 ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend) NO PASSES Fri 12: 50, 3: 55; Sat- Sun 12: 50, 3: 55, 7: 05, 10: 05; Mon, Wed- Thurs 3: 55, 7: 05, 10: 05; Tue 3: 55 DANNY COLLINS ( 14A) ( Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Coarse Language) Fri- Sun 1: 00, 4: 05, 7: 00, 10: 00; Mon- Thurs 4: 05, 7: 00, 10: 00 THE LONGEST RIDE ( PG) ( Disturbing Content, Sexual Content, Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend) NO PASSES Fri- Sun 12: 20, 3: 40, 6: 50, 9: 50; Mon- Wed 3: 40, 6: 50, 9: 50; Thurs 3: 40, 6: 50 THE RIOT CLUB ( 14A) ( Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Coarse Language, Brutal Violence) Fri- Sun 1: 10, 4: 10, 7: 10, 10: 10; Mon- Thurs 4: 10, 7: 10, 10: 10 BOYCHOIR ( G) Fri, Sun 12: 30, 3: 30, 6: 30, 9: 30; Sat, Mon- Thurs 3: 30, 6: 30, 9: 30 SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE ON SCREEN: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM ( STC) NO PASSES Sat 11: 00 CINEPLEX ODEON McGILLIVRAY & VIP CINEMAS 2190 MCGILLIVRAY BLVD. 204- 269- 9981 HOME ( G) Fri, Tue 4: 15; Sat- Sun 2: 30, 5: 10; Mon, Wed- Thurs 5: 00 HOME 3- D ( G) Fri, Tue 6: 45, 9: 20; Sat- Sun 12: 00, 7: 40, 10: 10; Mon, Wed- Thurs 7: 30 THE LONGEST RIDE ( PG) ( Sexual Content, Disturbing Content, Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend) Fri, Tue 3: 55, 7: 15, 10: 25; Sat- Sun 12: 40, 3: 55, 7: 15, 10: 25; Mon, Wed- Thurs 5: 35, 9: 00 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE ( 14A) ( Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes, Brutal Violence) Fri, Tue 3: 45, 7: 00, 10: 05; Sat- Sun 12: 35, 3: 45, 7: 00, 10: 05; Mon, Wed- Thurs 5: 10, 8: 15 FURIOUS 7 ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend) Fri, Tue 3: 45, 7: 05, 10: 15; Sat- Sun 12: 30, 3: 45, 7: 05, 10: 15; Mon, Wed- Thurs 5: 05, 8: 30 FURIOUS 7 ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend) Fri 4: 15, 6: 25, 7: 40, 9: 50, 11: 00; Sat- Sun 12: 15, 1: 00, 2: 55, 4: 15, 6: 25, 7: 40, 9: 50, 11: 00; Mon, Wed- Thurs 7: 15, 8: 10, 9: 15; Tue 6: 25, 7: 40, 9: 50, 11: 00 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT ( PG, VIP 18+) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence) Fri- Sun, Tue 4: 30, 7: 20; Mon, Wed- Thurs 5: 30, 8: 20 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence) Fri, Tue 10: 20; Sat- Sun 1: 30, 10: 20 CINDERELLA ( G) Fri, Tue 4: 00, 6: 40, 9: 30; Sat- Sun 1: 15, 4: 00, 6: 40, 9: 30; Mon, Wed- Thurs 5: 20, 8: 05 GET HARD ( 14A) ( Sexual Contact, Coarse Language, Crude Content) Fri, Tue 5: 05, 7: 30, 10: 00; Sat- Sun 2: 35, 5: 05, 7: 30, 10: 00; Mon, Wed- Thurs 5: 45, 8: 45 FURIOUS 7 ( PG, Ultraavx) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend) Fri- Sat 1: 00, 4: 15, 7: 30, 10: 45; Sun 12: 45, 4: 00, 7: 15, 10: 30; Mon- Thurs 1: 00, 4: 05, 7: 15, 10: 25 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence) Fri- Sat, Mon- Wed 4: 30, 7: 20; Sun 4: 30, 7: 25; Thurs 4: 30 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence) Fri- Sat, Mon- Wed 1: 30, 10: 20; Sun 1: 30, 10: 15; Thurs 1: 35, 10: 20 CINDERELLA ( G) Fri- Sat 1: 40, 4: 40, 7: 45, 10: 30; Sun 1: 40, 4: 40, 7: 40, 10: 20; Mon- Wed 1: 40, 4: 40, 7: 30, 10: 15; Thurs 1: 10, 3: 50, 7: 30, 10: 15 GET HARD ( 14A) ( Sexual Contact, Coarse Language, Crude Content) Fri 1: 15, 5: 25, 8: 00, 10: 35; Sat 12: 25, 5: 25, 8: 00, 10: 35; Sun 12: 25, 5: 25, 7: 55, 10: 25; Mon- Thurs 1: 15, 5: 10, 7: 40, 10: 05 AIR BUD ( STC) Sat 11: 00 PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 ( PG) Thurs 7: 00, 9: 30 TOWNE CINEMA 8 301 NOTRE DAME AVE. ( 204)- 947- 2848 FURIOUS 7 ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence, Language May Offend) Fri, Mon- Thurs 6: 50, 9: 30; Sat- Sun 12: 45, 3: 45, 6: 50, 9: 30 GET HARD ( 14A) ( Crude Content, Sexual Content, Coarse Language) Fri, Mon- Thurs 7: 10, 9: 45; Sat- Sun 12: 50, 4: 05, 7: 10, 9: 45 RUN ALL NIGHT ( 18A) ( Brutal Violence, Coarse Language) Fri- Wed 7: 15, 9: 50; Sat- Sun 1: 15, 3: 50 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence) Fri, Mon- Thurs 6: 35; Sat- Sun 1: 00, 6: 35 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence) Fri, Mon- Thurs 9: 40; Sat- Sun 4: 10, 9: 40 HOME ( G) Fri, Mon- Thurs 9: 20; Sat- Sun 3: 40, 9: 20 HOME 3- D ( G) Fri, Mon- Thurs 7: 05; Sat- Sun 1: 05, 7: 05 CHAPPIE ( 14A) ( Violence, Coarse Language) Fri- Wed 6: 40, 9: 25; Sat- Sun 1: 10, 3: 55 CINDERELLA ( G) Fri, Mon- Thurs 6: 45, 9: 15; Sat- Sun 1: 25, 4: 00, 6: 45, 9: 15 THE LONGEST RIDE ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Sexual Content, Language May Offend) Fri, Mon- Thurs 7: 00, 9: 55; Sat- Sun 12: 40, 3: 30, 7: 00, 9: 55 UNFRIENDED ( 18A) ( Coarse Language, Gory Scenes, Adverse Psychological Impact) Thu 8: 00 PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 ( PG) Thu 7: 05, 9: 35 CINEMATHEQUE WINNIPEG FILM GROUPS 100 ARTHUR ST. 204- 925- 3456 THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT Fri 7: 00; Sat 3: 00, 7: 00; Sun 3: 00 A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT Fri 9: 00; Sat 9: 00; Sun 7: 00 ARCH + DESIGN FILM FEST: STRAGE & FAMILIAR: ARCHITECTURE OF FOGO ISLAND Wed 7: 00; Wed 9: 00; Thurs 7: 00, 9: 00 BANDWIDTH THEATRE 585 ELLICE AVE. 204- 505- 8644 CUT BANK Fri 5: 30, 7: 30, 9: 30; Sat 3: 30, 5: 30, 7: 30, 9: 30; Sun 3: 30, 5: 30, 7: 30, 9: 30; Mon 5: 30, 7: 30, 9: 30; Tues 5: 30, 7: 30, 9: 30; Wed 5: 30, 7: 30, 9: 30; Thurs 5: 30, 7: 30, 9: 30 THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL ( PG) ( Mature Theme) Fri, Tue 3: 40, 6: 35, 9: 25; Sat- Sun 12: 45, 3: 40, 6: 35, 9: 25; Mon, Wed- Thurs 5: 15, 8: 05 WOMAN IN GOLD ( PG, VIP 18+) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend) Fri 3: 45, 7: 00, 10: 25; Sat- Sun 3: 30, 7: 00, 10: 25; Mon, Wed- Thurs 6: 25; Tue 7: 00, 10: 25 CINEMA CITY NORTHGATE 1399 MCPHILLIPS ST. 204- 334- 6234 BIG HERO 6 3- D ( G) Fri- Sun 4: 10; Mon- Thurs 5: 25 PADDINGTON ( G) Fri 4: 55; Sat- Sun 2: 20, 4: 55; Mon- Thurs 5: 50 THE BOY NEXT DOOR ( 18A) ( Sexual Content, Brutal Violence) Fri 4: 25, 7: 00, 9: 50; Sat- Sun 1: 35, 4: 25, 7: 00, 9: 50; Mon- Thurs 5: 35, 8: 30 FOCUS ( 14A) ( Coarse Language) Fri 4: 35, 7: 05, 10: 00; Sat- Sun 1: 30, 4: 35, 7: 05, 10: 00; Mon- Thurs 5: 45, 8: 40 TAKEN 3 ( PG) ( Frightening Scenes) Fri- Sun 7: 30, 9: 55; Mon- Thurs 8: 10 MORTDECAI ( PG) ( Sexual Contact, Language May Offend, Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri- Sun 4: 15, 9: 35; Mon- Thurs 8: 35 THE DUFF ( PG) ( Language May Offend) Fri 4: 45, 7: 10, 9: 45; Sat- Sun 1: 45, 4: 45, 7: 10, 9: 45; Mon- Thurs t5: 40, 8: 05 SELMA ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend) Fri 6: 45; Sat- Sun 1: 25, 6: 45; Mon- Thurs 5: 30 AMERICAN SNIPER ( 14A) ( Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes, Coarse Language) Fri- Sun 6: 50, 9: 30; Mon- Thurs 8: 00 BIG HERO 6 ( G) Sat- Sun 2: 10 DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY ( 14A, Hindi W/ E. S. T.) ( Not Recommended For Children, Brutal Violence) Fri 3: 50, 6: 40, 9: 15; Sat- Sun 1: 15, 3: 50, 6: 40, 9: 15; Mon- Thurs 5: 20, 7: 50 YOU’RE MY BOSS ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri 4: 05, 7: 20, 9: 40; Sat- Sun 1: 55, 4: 05, 7: 20, 9: 40; Mon- Thurs 5: 55, 8: 20 FAMOUS PLAYERS KILDONAN PLACE 1555 REGENT AVE. W. 204- 663- 2166 HOME ( G) Fri 5: 20; Sat- Sun 12: 15, 5: 20; Mon- Thurs 5: 50 HOME 3- D ( G) Fri 7: 50, 10: 20; Sat- Sun 2: 50, 7: 50, 10: 20; Mon- Thurs 8: 15 FURIOUS 7 ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend) Fri 3: 10, 3: 40, 6: 30, 7: 00, 9: 45, 10: 15; Sat- Sun 12: 00, 12: 30, 3: 10, 3: 40, 6: 30, 7: 00, 9: 45, 10: 15; Mon- Thurs 5: 20, 5: 50, 8: 30, 9: 00 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence) Fri 4: 00, 7: 10, 10: 00; Sat- Sun 1: 00, 4: 00, 7: 10, 10: 00; Mon- Thurs 5: 30, 8: 20 THE Movies CINDERELLA ( G) Fri 3: 50, 6: 50, 9: 40; Sat- Sun 12: 45, 3: 50, 6: 50, 9: 40; Mon- Thurs 5: 45, 8: 25 GET HARD ( 14A) ( Sexual Contact, Coarse Language, Crude Content) Fri 4: 20, 7: 20, 9: 55; Sat- Sun 1: 15, 4: 20, 7: 20, 9: 55; Mon- Thurs 6: 00, 8: 40 SILVERCITY POLO PARK 815 ST. JAMES ST. 204- 774- 1001 HOME ( G) Fri, Sun- Tue, Thurs 1: 45, 4: 15, 6: 50; Sat 11: 20, 1: 45, 4: 15, 6: 50; Wed 4: 15, 6: 50; Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1: 30 HOME 3- D ( G) Fri, Sun, Tue 12: 30, 2: 50, 5: 15, 7: 45, 10: 10; Sat 12: 15, 2: 45, 5: 15, 7: 45, 10: 10; Mon, Wed- Thurs 2: 50, 5: 15, 7: 45, 10: 10 THE LONGEST RIDE ( PG) ( Sexual Content, Disturbing Content, Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend) Fri- Sun, Tue 12: 35, 3: 50, 7: 15, 10: 25; Mon 3: 50, 7: 15, 10: 25; Wed 1: 40, 3: 50, 7: 15, 10: 25; Thurs 1: 05, 3: 50, 7: 15, 10: 25 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE ( 14A) ( Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes, Brutal Violence) Fri- Sat 1: 05, 4: 05, 7: 15, 10: 20; Sun 4: 05, 7: 25, 10: 20; Mon- Thurs 1: 05, 4: 05, 7: 25, 10: 20 FURIOUS 7 ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend) Fri- Sat 12: 30, 3: 45, 7: 00, 10: 15; Sun, Tue 12: 25, 3: 35, 6: 45, 10: 00; Mon, Wed- Thurs 3: 35, 6: 45, 10: 00 FURIOUS 7 ( PG) ( Closed Caption & Descriptive Video) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend) Fri 2: 15, 3: 15, 5: 30, 6: 30, 8: 45, 9: 45; Sat 11: 00, 11: 30, 12: 00, 2: 15, 3: 15, 5: 30, 6: 30, 8: 45, 9: 45; Sun- Wed 2: 00, 3: 00, 5: 15, 6: 15, 8: 30, 9: 30; Thurs 2: 00, 3: 00, 5: 15, 6: 15, 8: 30 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence) ( Closed Caption & Descriptive Video) Fri, Sun- Wed 3: 45, 6: 45; Sat 6: 45; Thurs 4: 30, 7: 30 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( PG) ( Not Rec. For Young Children, Violence) Fri, Sun, Tue 12: 50, 9: 40; Sat 3: 55, 9: 40; Mon 9: 40; Wed 1: 00, 9: 40; Thurs 10: 25 CINDERELLA ( G) Fri 1: 30, 4: 20, 7: 10, 10: 00; Sat 10: 55, 1: 35, 4: 20, 7: 10, 10: 00; Sun- Thurs 1: 30, 4: 20, 7: 10, 9: 50 GET HARD ( 14A) ( Sexual Contact, Coarse Language, Crude Content) Fri 12: 45, 2: 50, 5: 20, 7: 50, 10: 30; Sat 12: 20, 2: 50, 5: 20, 7: 50, 10: 30; Sun 12: 35, 1: 35, 5: 20, 7: 50, 10: 30; Mon 1: 40, 4: 25, 7: 00, 9: 45; Tue 12: 35, 2: 50, 5: 20, 7: 50, 10: 30; Wed 1: 40, 4: 25, 7: 25, 9: 45; Thurs 1: 40, 4: 15 FURIOUS 7: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE ( PG) ( Violence, Language May Offend, Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri- Sat 1: 00, 4: 15, 7: 30, 10: 45; Sun, Tue 12: 50, 4: 05, 7: 15, 10: 30; Mon, Wed- Thurs 1: 00, 4: 05, 7: 15, 10: 30 THE GUNMAN ( 18A) ( Brutal Violence, Coarse Language) Fri- Wed 9: 25 “ THEBESTHORROR MOVIE IN OVER A DECADE .” — BOING BOING “ I’VE RARELY BEEN AS SCARED AS I WAS AT IT FOLLOWS .” — NEW YORK MAGAZINE — THE TELEGRAPH .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. — NATIONAL POST — NOW MAGAZINE .. .. .. .. .. “ REMARKABLY INGENIOUS AND SCALP- PRICKLINGLY SCARY.” EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT NOW PLAYING! Check theatre directories for showtimes CINEPLEX ENTERTAINMENT SILVERCITY POLO PARK 817 ST. JAMES ST. • 204- 774- 1001 SEXUAL CONTENT, FRIGHTENING SCENES, LANGUAGE MAY OFFEND “ A TENSE AND CAPTIVATING THRILLER” TWITCH FILM EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT STARTS TODAY Check Theatre Directory for Showtimes. FACEBOOK. COM/ EONEFILMS YOUTUBE. COM/ EONEFILMS E S C A P I N G A S M A L L T O W N C A N B E M U R D E R ALSO AVAILABLE ON DEMAND WINNIPEG THEATRES BANDWIDTH THEATRE 585 ELLICE AVENUE • ( 204) 505- 8644 BRUTAL VIOLENCE, DISTURBING CONTENT, COARSE LANGUAGE Providing free support and services for women and children • Programs • Counselling • Workshops • Resources D ANNY Collins may be the closest Al Pacino ever gets to playing Pacino the Legend on the big screen. Perma- tanned under that vast black mane and Mephistophelian goatee, blinged in the Jersey Italian style, effortlessly larger than life and bowlyou- over charming, this is the post “ Hoo- hah” Pacino that he’s presented to the press and the public since Scent of a Woman . And he’s never been more engaging at being, well, himself. Credit writer- director Dan Fogelman for putting the real Pacino into this “ kind of based on a true story... a little bit.” Danny Collins is about a rich and super- famous singer- songwriter sellout in the Neil Diamond mould, a guy cruising for decades on hits the singalong audience basically performs for him. Then, like the real- life singer we see in the closing credits, he’s gifted with a letter John Lennon once wrote to him back at the beginning of his career, a little advice about “ riches” and “ fame” that might have served him well 40 years ago. Danny quits his tour, ditches the “ coked- up teenager who can’t keep her nipples covered” ( his fiancée, played by Katarina Cas) and heads to Jersey to meet the son he never knew. That son, played by Bobby Cannavale with an exhausted, weary rage that long ago lost its heat, wants nothing to do with him. Nor does his slightly more sympathetic wife ( Jennifer Garner, glorious). Their adorable ADHD daughter ( Giselle Eisenberg) is another story. Danny turns on the twinkle for the staff of the Hilton where he’s staying, especially the “ age- appropriate” manager ( Annette Bening in a pasted- on grin that isn’t falling for anything). He sparkles for his “ family.” And he drinks, even as he tries to stop sniffing the coke he keeps in the garish crucifix he wears beneath his open shirt wrapped in an omnipresent scarf. Danny Collins is entirely too on- thenose to be much of a challenge, but it is about something, about taking stock, trying something hard and then wondering if the easy thing that’s gotten you by all these years is what you should go back to. Bening and Pacino make their banter work. Fogelman laces the soundtrack with Lennon songs, gets Christopher Plummer to play the saucy old manager/ father confessor to Danny and Josh Peck to play a star- struck doorman. And in this F- bomb laced showbiz dramedy, he makes sure the only F- bombs that matter are from that crusty agent and the saintly “ best daughter- in- law ever.” It’s cute, with an R- rated edge that doesn’t insult the sensibilities of the AARP audience this should appeal to. And the gekko- eyed, leathery grin of Pacino holds it all together, whether it’s croaking Danny’s biggest hit on stage, dancing the “ moves” that made the groupies swoon back in the last century or hinting at the lonely vulnerability of a guy who gets — almost too late — the affirmation from his idol that could have changed his life. — The Associated Press Al Pacino hits all the right notes as aging pop star By Roger Moore Other voices A completely charming comedy- drama. Al Pacino is mesmerizing as always, and Bobby Cannavale is the standout in an excellent supporting cast. — Clint O’Connor, Cleveland Plain Dealer Like its hero, the movie is flawed, but hard to resist. — Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times If Danny Collins did a little more getting down to earth, and a little less hamhandedly reminding you that that’s what it was trying to do, it’d really be something to sing about. — David Berry, National Post Legendary as Al Pacino’s skills are, he wouldn’t be the first actor I’d cast to play a 70ish pop star who still fills mid- sized arenas some 40 years after he last charted a hit single. Yet Al Pacino sells the heck out of his performance as Danny Collins. — Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun- Times How bad could a movie be that features talent as serious as Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale and Jennifer Garner? This bad, alas. — Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune Movie Review Danny Collins . Starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening and Bobby Cannavale . Grant Park, Polo Park . 14A . 107 minutes š š š out of five RECENTLY, producer- director Ridley Scott announced his intention to create a movie franchise around George MacDonald Fraser’s legendary Victorian war hero/ womanizer/ coward Harry Flashman. As I’m a fan, that got me to thinking who would be cast in the role. As it happens, the movie The Riot Club functions as a virtual casting call, as it offers a few likely candidates doing excellent work portraying handsome, entitled, amoral cads. The film, by director Lone Scherfig ( An Education ), is an adaptation of Laura Wade’s play Posh set at Oxford University, specifically amid the ultra- exclusive numbers of the titular boy’s club, a centuries- old institution catering to the depraved appetites of its upper- crust scions. Because the membership must always number 10, two new members are recruited. Miles ( Max Irons) is the rich but fundamentally decent chap who innocently accepts the notion that the gang is just in it for fun. His opposite, Alistair ( Sam Clafin, whom I hereby nominate for Flashman), is the dark, angry, possibly psychopathic freshman who holds the poor and the bourgeoisie in equal degrees of boiling hate. “ In a few years, these boys will be behind some very big desks... important desks,” the club president explains to Miles. “ College is the last time we get to disport ourselves without anyone watching. Let’s not waste it by being squeamish.” But as it turns out, there is plenty to get squeamish about, especially when the lads take off for a dinner at a distant pub ( they’ve been banned by all the eateries in the vicinity of Oxford) and things get predictably out of control. The Riot Club is based on Oxford’s notorious Bullingdon Club, whose membership includes British Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson, two men who do indeed sit behind big, important desks. As such, the film makes for a pertinent indictment of white- male privilege still clinging here in the 21st century. It’s somewhat less satisfying as a movie thanks to a heavy, sombre tone that might have been well served by a little satiric leavening. Any rich jerk knows: a contemptuous laugh is so much more effective than just contempt alone. randall. king@ freepress. mb. ca ELEVATION PICTURES Al Pacino in Danny Collins. Rich boys will be bad boys in dour look at upper crust By Randall King Movie Review The Riot Club . Starring Max Irons and Sam Clafin . Grant Park . 14A . 107 minutes š š š out of five D_ 05_ Apr- 10- 15_ PP_ 01. indd D5 4/ 9/ 15 3: 04: 12 PM

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