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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 15, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A13 winnipegfreepress. com MOVIES WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015 A 13 VALID MARCH 13, 2015 - MARCH 19, 2015 RUN ALL NIGHT ( 18A) ( Brutal Violence, Coarse Language) Fri, Sun- Thurs 2: 00, 4: 50, 7: 40, 10: 30; Sat 11: 15, 2: 00, 4: 50, 7: 40, 10: 30 THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL ( PG) ( Mature Theme) Fri- Thurs 1: 20, 4: 10, 6: 55, 9: 50 THE DUFF ( PG) ( Language May Offend) Fri 12: 00, 2: 30, 5: 05, 7: 35, 10: 10; Sat 11: 05, 1: 30, 5: 05, 7: 35, 10: 10; Sun 3: 30, 7: 15, 10: 00; Mon 2: 00, 4: 30, 7: 35, 10: 10; Tue 2: 30, 5: 05, 7: 35, 10: 10; Wed 2: 30, 5: 05, 8: 00, 10: 10; Thurs 2: 30, 5: 05 AMERICAN SNIPER ( 14A) ( Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes, Coarse Language) Fri, Sun 12: 45, 3: 55, 7: 10, 10: 15; Sat 3: 55, 7: 10, 10: 15; Mon- Tue, Thurs 1: 10, 4: 10, 7: 05, 10: 15; Wed 1: 10, 4: 10, 10: 15 CINDERELLA: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE ( G) Fri- Sun 11: 50, 2: 30, 5: 15, 8: 00, 10: 45; Mon- Wed 1: 45, 4: 30, 7: 15, 10: 00; Thurs 2: 00, 5: 10 THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LA DONNA DEL LAGO ( STC) Sat 11: 55 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 3- D ( PG) ( Frightening Scenes) Sat 11: 00 CASABLANCA ( STC) Sun 12: 55; Mon 7: 00 DRAKE’S HOMECOMING: THE LOST FOOTAGE ( 14A) ( Coarse Language) Wed 7: 30 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT -- AN IMAX 3- D EXPERIENCE ( STC) Thurs 8: 15, 11: 00 SILVERCITY ST. VITAL 110- 1225 ST. MARY’S RD. 204- 256- 3901 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE ( 14A) ( Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes, Brutal Violence) Fri 1: 05, 4: 05, 7: 05, 10: 05; Closed Caption & Descriptive Video Sat 1: 05, 4: 15, 7: 15, 10: 15; Sun 1: 15, 4: 15, 7: 20, 10: 15; Mon, Wed- Thurs 1: 20, 4: 20, 7: 15, 10: 15; Tue 1: 20, 4: 20, 7: 15, 10: 15 CINDERELLA ( G) Fri- Sat, Mon 1: 15, 4: 00, 6: 45, 9: 30; Sun 12: 45, 3: 30, 6: 15, 9: 00; Tue- Wed 1: 15, 4: 00, 6: 45, 9: 35; Thurs 4: 10, 6: 50, 7: 20, 9: 35, 10: 05; Star & Strollers Screening, Thurs 1: 30 CINDERELLA ( G, Ultraavx) Fri- Sat 11: 30, 2: 15, 5: 00, 7: 45, 10: 30; Sun- Mon 1: 45, 4: 30, 7: 15, 10: 00; Tue- Wed 1: 35, 4: 20, 7: 15, 10: 05; Thurs 1: 35, 4: 30 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY ( 18A) ( Alcohol Abuse, Substance Abuse, Sexual Content) Fri 4: 25, 10: 20; Sat- Thurs 4: 30, 10: 20 THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER ( G) Fri 11: 45, 12: 30; Sat 11: 10, 12: 30; Sun 12: 00; Mon- Thurs 2: 45 THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER 3- D ( G) Fri- Sat 2: 55, 5: 10, 7: 35, 9: 55; Sun 2: 20, 4: 45, 7: 05, 9: 35; Mon- Thurs 5: 15, 7: 40, 9: 55 CHAPPIE ( 14A) ( Coarse Language, Violence) Fri 1: 35, 4: 30, 7: 25, 10: 30; Sat- Wed 1: 20, 4: 15, 7: 00, 10: 00; Thurs 4: 20, 7: 10, 10: 00; Star & Strollers Screening, Thurs 1: 30 GRANT PARK 8 CINEMAS 1120 GRANT AVE. 204- 453- 4084 FOCUS ( 14A) ( Coarse Language) Fri- Thurs 10: 10 UNFINISHED BUSINESS ( 18A) ( Sexual Contact, Coarse Language, Nudity) NO PASSES Fri- Sun 1: 05, 4: 05, 7: 15, 10: 05; Mon, Wed- Thurs 4: 05, 7: 15, 10: 05; Tue 4: 05, 7: 15 THE IMITATION GAME ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri- Sun 12: 35, 3: 35, 6: 40; Mon- Thurs 3: 35, 6: 40 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE ( 14A) ( Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes, Brutal Violence) Fri, Sun 12: 55, 3: 55, 7: 05, 9: 50; Sat 9: 50; Mon- Thurs 3: 55, 7: 05, 9: 50 THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL ( PG) ( Mature Theme) NO PASSES Fri- Sun 1: 00, 4: 00, 7: 00, 10: 00; Mon- Thurs 4: 00, 7: 00, 10: 00 CHAPPIE ( 14A) ( Coarse Language, Violence) Fri- Sun 12: 45, 3: 45, 6: 45, 9: 45; Mon- Tue, Thurs 3: 45, 6: 45, 9: 45; Wed 3: 45, 6: 45 STILL ALICE ( PG) ( Mature Theme, Language May Offend, Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri 12: 25, 6: 55, 9: 40; Sat- Sun 12: 25, 3: 20, 6: 55, 9: 40; Mon- Thurs 3: 20, 6: 55, 9: 40 THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL ( PG) ( Mature Theme, Extra Experience) NO PASSES Fri- Sun 12: 30, 3: 30, 6: 30, 9: 30; Mon, Wed 3: 30, 6: 30, 9: 30; Tue 3: 30, 6: 30, 9: 30; Thurs 3: 30 CINDERELLA ( G) NO PASSES Fri- Sun 12: 50, 3: 50, 6: 50, 9: 50; Mon- Thurs 3: 50, 6: 50, 9: 50 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE ( 14A) ( Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes, Brutal Violence) Sat 12: 55, 3: 55, 7: 05 UNFINISHED BUSINESS ( 18A) ( Sexual Contact, Coarse Language, Nudity) Tue 10: 05 CHAPPIE ( 14A) ( Coarse Language, Violence) Wed 9: 45 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( STC, Extra Experience) NO PASSES Thurs 8: 00 STILL ALICE ( PG) ( Mature Theme, Language May Offend, Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri 3: 20 CINEPLEX ODEON McGILLIVRAY & VIP CINEMAS 2190 MCGILLIVRAY BLVD. 204- 269- 9981 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE ( 14A) ( Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes, Brutal Violence) Fri, Tue 3: 55, 6: 50, 9: 50; Sat- Sun 1: 00, 3: 55, 6: 50, 9: 50; Mon, Wed- Thurs 4: 55, 8: 00 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE ( 14A) ( Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes, Brutal Violence, VIP 18+) Fri, Tue 7: 40, 9: 15; Sat- Sun 4: 30, 7: 40, 9: 15; Mon, Wed 7: 15 CINDERELLA ( G) Fri, Tue 4: 30, 7: 30, 10: 15; Sat- Sun 1: 45, 4: 30, 7: 30, 10: 15; Mon, Wed- Thurs 4: 45, 7: 40 CINDERELLA ( G, VIP 18+) Fri, Tue 7: 00, 10: 00; Sat- Sun 4: 00, 7: 00, 10: 00; Mon, Wed- Thurs 6: 30 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY ( 18A) ( Alcohol Abuse, Substance Abuse, Sexual Content) Fri, Tue 5: 05, 7: 50, 10: 35; Sat- Sun 2: 20, 5: 05, 7: 50, 10: 35; Mon, Wed- Thurs 5: 10, 8: 10 CHAPPIE ( 14A) ( Coarse Language, Violence) Fri, Tue 4: 15, 7: 20, 10: 15; Sat- Sun 1: 30, 4: 15, 7: 20, 10: 15; Mon, Wed- Thurs 5: 40, 8: 30 CHAPPIE ( 14A) ( Coarse Language, Violence, VIP 18+) Fri, Tue 6: 20, 10: 45; Sat- Sun 3: 15, 6: 20, 10: 45; Mon, Wed 7: 55; Thurs 7: 15 UNFINISHED BUSINESS ( 18A) ( Sexual Contact, Coarse Language, Nudity) Fri- Sun, Tue 4: 45, 7: 10, 9: 30; Mon, Wed- Thurs 6: 00, 8: 30 UNFINISHED BUSINESS ( 18A) ( Sexual Contact, Coarse Language, Nudity) Fri 12: 10, 4: 55, 7: 40, 10: 10; Sat 1: 15, 3: 30, 5: 45, 8: 00, 10: 15; Sun 12: 30, 2: 55, 5: 25, 7: 50, 10: 05; Mon- Thurs 3: 00, 5: 30, 7: 45, 10: 05 PADDINGTON ( G) Fri 12: 00, 2: 20; Sat 11: 00, 12: 25; Sun 12: 25; Mon- Thurs 1: 45 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( STC, Ultraavx) Thurs 8: 00, 10: 45 FOCUS ( 14A) ( Coarse Language) Fri 11: 55, 2: 25, 5: 00, 7: 50, 10: 20; Sat 4: 10, 7: 10, 10: 10; Sun 12: 00, 2: 30, 5: 15, 7: 45, 10: 10; Mon- Thurs 2: 10, 4: 40, 7: 20, 10: 05 RUN ALL NIGHT ( 18A) ( Brutal Violence, Coarse Language) Fri 2: 00, 4: 50, 7: 40, 10: 25; Sat 1: 25, 4: 50, 7: 40, 10: 30; Sun 2: 00, 4: 50, 7: 40, 10: 20; Mon- Wed 2: 00, 4: 50, 7: 25, 10: 10; Thurs 2: 05, 4: 50, 7: 25, 10: 10 THE DUFF ( PG) ( Language May Offend) Fri 2: 30, 5: 05, 7: 55, 10: 25; Sat- Sun 3: 05, 5: 35, 8: 05, 10: 25; Mon- Wed 4: 15, 7: 05, 9: 40; Thurs 4: 15 AMERICAN SNIPER ( 14A) ( Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes, Coarse Language) Fri 1: 20, 7: 20; Sat- Wed 1: 30, 7: 30; Thurs 1: 25, 7: 30 THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LA DONNA DEL LAGO ( STC) Sat 11: 55 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 3- D ( PG) ( Frightening Scenes) Sat 11: 00 TOWNE CINEMA 8 301 NOTRE DAME AVE. ( 204)- 947- 2848 CINDERELLA ( G) Daily 6: 50, 9: 20 Sat- Sun Mat 1: 25, 4: 00 RUN ALL NIGHT ( 18A) ( Brutal Violence, Coarse) Language Daily 7: 10, 9: 50 Sat- Sun Mat 1: 30, 4: 10 MCFARLAND ( G) Fri- Wed Eve 6: 45 Sat- Sun Mat 12: 55, 3: 45 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE ( 14A) ( Not Recommended For Children, Brutal Violence, Coarse Language) Fri- Wed Eve 9: 30 UNFINISHED BUSINESS ( 18A) ( Nudity, Sexual Content, Coarse Language) Daily 7: 05, 9: 45 Sat- Sun Mat 1: 45, 4: 05 THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER 3- D ( G) Daily 7: 15 Sat- Sun Mat 1: 20 THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER ( G) Sat- Sun Mat 3: 30 FOCUS ( 14A) ( Coarse Language) 9: 25 CHAPPIE ( 14A) ( Violence, Coarse Language) Daily 6: 55, 9: 35 Sat- Sun Mat 1: 10, 3: 55 AFTER THE BALL ( PG) Daily 7: 00, 9: 20 Sat- Sun Mat 1: 00, 3: 25 THE LAZARUS EFFECT ( PG) ( Violence) Daily 7: 20, 9: 40 Sat- Sun Mat 1: 40, 3: 40 DIVERGENT SERIES: THE INSURGENT 3- D ( STC) Thur 8: 00 CINEMATHEQUE WINNIPEG FILM GROUPS 100 ARTHUR ST. 204- 925- 3456 CANADA’S TOP TEN FILMS: FELIX AND MEIRA Fri 7: 00, Sat 7: 00, Sun 3: 00, 7: 00 CANADA’S TOP TEN FILMS: TU DORS NICOLE ( YOU’RE SLEEPING NICOLE) Fri 9: 00, Sat 9: 00 CANADA’S TOP TEN FILMS: IN HER PLACE Sat 3: 00 CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY – MARCH 16 & 17 CANADA’S TOP TEN: BEST STUDENT SHORTS: INTRODUCED BY DAVE BARBER Wed 7: 00 CANADA’S TOP TEN: BEST CANADIAN SHORTS: INTRODUCED BY DAVE BARBER Thurs 7: 00 CANADA’S TOP TEN: VIOLENT Thurs 9: 00 FOCUS ( 14A) ( Coarse Language) Fri, Sun, Tue 4: 25, 7: 00, 9: 40; Sat 1: 55, 4: 25, 7: 00, 9: 40; Mon, Wed- Thurs 5: 40, 8: 25 THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER ( G) Sat- Sun 2: 30 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( STC, VIP 18+) Thurs 8: 00 RUN ALL NIGHT ( 18A) ( Brutal Violence, Coarse Language) Fri, Tue 5: 00, 8: 00, 10: 40; Sat- Sun 2: 15, 5: 00, 8: 00, 10: 40; Mon, Wed- Thurs 5: 30, 8: 15 THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL ( PG) ( Mature Theme) Fri, Tue 3: 55, 6: 45, 9: 35; Sat- Sun 1: 05, 3: 55, 6: 45, 9: 35; Mon, Wed- Thurs 5: 00, 7: 45 CASABLANCA ( STC) Sun 12: 55 CINEMA CITY NORTHGATE 1399 MCPHILLIPS ST. 204- 334- 6234 THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES 3- D ( PG) ( Violence, Not Rec. For Young Children) Fri 3: 55, 6: 40, 9: 35; Sat- Sun 1: 25, 3: 55, 6: 40, 9: 35; Mon- Thurs 5: 20, 7: 50 THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 1 ( PG) ( Violence) Fri- Sat 7: 10, 9: 55; Sun 7: 10, 9: 50; Mon- Thurs 8: 00 BIG HERO 6 3- D ( G) Fri 4: 10, 7: 00; Sat- Sun 4: 35, 7: 00; Mon- Thurs 5: 40 ANNIE ( G) Fri 6: 45; Sat- Sun 2: 00, 6: 45; Mon- Thurs 5: 35 THE WEDDING RINGER ( 14A) ( Coarse Language, Not Recommended For Children) Fri 4: 30, 7: 30, 10: 00; Sat 1: 55, 4: 30, 7: 30, 10: 00; Sun 1: 55, 4: 30, 7: 30, 9: 55; Mon- Thurs 5: 45, 8: 25 PROJECT ALMANAC ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Coarse Language) Fri 4: 00, 9: 45; Sat- Sun 4: 05, 9: 45; Mon- Thurs 8: 20 INTO THE WOODS ( G) ( Frightening Scenes) Fri- Sun 4: 15, 6: 55, 9: 40; Mon- Thurs 7: 40 BIG EYES ( PG) ( Language May Offend, Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri 4: 05, 9: 25; Sat 4: 10, 9: 25; Sun 4: 10, 9: 20; Mon- Thurs 8: 15 BIRDMAN OR ( THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) ( 14A) ( Coarse Language, Not Recommended For Children) Fri 4: 20, 7: 05, 9: 50; Sat 1: 30, 4: 20, 7: 05, 9: 50; Sun 1: 30, 4: 20, 7: 05, 9: 45; Mon- Thurs 5: 30, 8: 10 PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR ( G) Sat- Sun 1: 50; Mon- Thurs 5: 25 BIG HERO 6 ( G) Sat- Sun 1: 20 CRAZY BEAUTIFUL YOU ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri 4: 40, 7: 20, 10: 10; Sat 1: 40, 4: 50, 7: 20, 10: 10; Sun 1: 40, 4: 50, 7: 20, 10: 00; Mon- Thurs 5: 50, 8: 30 STRANGE MAGIC ( G) Sat- Sun 2: 10; Mon- Thurs 5: 20 FAMOUS PLAYERS KILDONAN PLACE 1555 REGENT AVE. W. 204- 663- 2166 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE ( 14A) ( Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes, Brutal Violence) Fri- Sun 1: 30, 4: 25, 7: 20, 10: 15; Mon- Wed 5: 20, 8: 15; Thurs 5: 20 THE Movies CINDERELLA ( G) Fri- Sun 1: 00, 4: 00, 7: 00, 9: 50; Mon- Thurs 5: 30, 8: 20 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY ( 18A) ( Alcohol Abuse, Substance Abuse, Sexual Content) Fri- Sun 3: 50, 9: 30; Mon- Thur 8: 00 THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER ( G) Fri- Sun 2: 00 THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER 3- D ( G) Fri- Sun 4: 30, 7: 30, 10: 00; Mon- Thurs 5: 45, 8: 10 CHAPPIE ( 14A) ( Coarse Language, Violence) Fri- Sun 1: 20, 4: 15, 7: 10, 10: 00; Mon- Thurs 5: 50, 8: 40 FOCUS ( 14A) ( Coarse Language) Fri- Sun 1: 15, 6: 50; Mon- Thurs 5: 30 RUN ALL NIGHT ( 18A) ( Brutal Violence, Coarse Language) Fri- Sun 1: 45, 4: 40, 7: 40, 10: 20; Mon- Thurs 5: 40, 8: 30 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( STC) Thur 8: 20 SILVERCITY POLO PARK 815 ST. JAMES ST. 204- 774- 1001 JUPITER ASCENDING 3- D ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children, Frightening Scenes) Fri- Sun 4: 10, 7: 05, 10: 00; Mon- Thurs 4: 10, 7: 00, 10: 00 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE ( 14A) ( Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes, Brutal Violence) Fri- Sun 1: 05, 4: 05, 7: 15, 10: 20; Mon- Thurs 1: 05, 4: 05, 7: 10, 10: 20 CINDERELLA ( G) Fri- Sun 1: 30, 4: 15, 7: 00, 9: 45; Mon- Tue 1: 15, 4: 00, 6: 45, 9: 30; Wed 4: 15, 7: 30, 9: 30; Thurs 1: 15, 4: 00, 8: 00, 9: 30; Star & Strollers Screening, Wed 1: 30 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY ( 18A) ( Alcohol Abuse, Substance Abuse, Sexual Content) Fri, Sun 2: 10, 5: 00, 7: 50, 10: 40; Sat 11: 15, 2: 10, 5: 00, 7: 50, 10: 40; Mon- Thurs 1: 30, 4: 25, 7: 25, 10: 20 THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER ( G) Fri, Sun 12: 05; Sat 11: 00, 12: 05; Mon- Thurs 2: 30 THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER 3- D ( G) Fri- Sun 2: 30, 4: 55, 7: 30, 10: 05; Mon- Thur 4: 55, 7: 30, 10: 05 CHAPPIE ( 14A) ( Coarse Language, Violence) Fri, Sun 2: 15, 5: 00, 7: 45, 10: 30; Sat 11: 30, 2: 15, 5: 00, 7: 45, 10: 30; Mon- Thurs 2: 00, 4: 45, 7: 30, 10: 15 UNFINISHED BUSINESS ( 18A) ( Sexual Contact, Coarse Language, Nudity) Fri- Sun 1: 00, 3: 25, 5: 50, 8: 15, 10: 40; Mon- Thurs 1: 00, 3: 15, 5: 35, 7: 55, 10: 25 PADDINGTON ( G) Fri, Sun- Tue, Thurs 1: 55; Closed Caption & Descriptive Video Sat 11: 10, 1: 55; Star & Strollers Screening, Wed 1: 30 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( STC) Thurs 8: 00, 10: 45 THE LAZARUS EFFECT ( PG) ( Language May Offend, Frightening Scenes, Violence) Fri, Sun 1: 10, 3: 30, 5: 50, 8: 10, 10: 25; Sat 11: 00, 1: 10, 3: 30, 5: 50, 8: 10, 10: 25; Mon- Tue 1: 10, 3: 30, 5: 50, 8: 10, 10: 30; Wed 1: 10, 3: 30, 5: 50, 10: 30; Thurs 1: 10, 3: 30, 5: 50, 10: 40 FOCUS ( 14A) ( Coarse Language) Fri- Sun 12: 15, 2: 45, 5: 20, 7: 55, 10: 35; Mon 2: 15, 5: 00, 10: 25; Tue- Thurs 2: 15, 5: 00, 7: 45, 10: 25 The following movies have been previously reviewed by Free Press movie critic Randall King, unless otherwise noted. NOW PLAYING AMERICAN SNIPER Polo Park, St. Vital. 14A. 133 minutes. Bradley Cooper portrays the Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the “ deadliest sniper in U. S. history.” The story is very much in director Clint Eastwood’s wheelhouse, springing from his career as an actor portraying a gallery of mythic heroes, and then as a director, deconstructing those figures to reveal tortured flesh- and- blood men. Kyle, whose reputation for heroism and his outsize tally of kills during the war in Iraq earned him the sobriquet “ Legend,” is an Eastwoodian hero if there ever was one. š š š 1/ 2 CINDERELLA Grant Park, Kildonan Place, McGillivray, McGillivray VIP, Polo Park, Polo Park Imax, St. Vital, Towne. G. 106 minutes. Kenneth Branagh directs a ( more or less) live- action rendition of the Cinderella, But the lovely and fundamentally uninteresting Lily James as Cinderella is no match for the venom exuded by Cate Blanchett’s evil stepmother. For all its refinement, Cinderella drags when it should skip as lightly as its title character when she’s late getting home from the ball. š š 1/ 2 ( Reviewed by Ann Hornaday) CHAPPIE Grant Park, Kildonan Place, McGillivray, McGillvray VIP, Polo Park, St. Vital. 14A. 121 minutes. A robot ( played in motion- capture mode by Sharlto Copley) is stolen and reprogrammed to counter an oppressive mechanized police force in this futuristic thriller co- starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Neill Blomkamp. Wrongheaded in conception, eye- rolling in execution, Chappie is a childish blend of the cute robot goofiness of Short Circuit and the bloody- minded mayhem of RoboCop . It never finds its sweet spot and never, for one moment, works. š ( Reviewed by Roger Moore ) THE DUFF Polo Park, St. Vital. 100 minutes. Quirky high school senior Bianca ( Mae Whitman) discovers that she is considered a “ Duff” ( an acronym for “ designated ugly fat friend”) and sets about redefining herself to win the heart of her crush, with the help of the same obnoxious jock next door ( Robbie Amell) who labelled her. As much as the film attempts to follow in the Easy A template, it lacks its satiric edge and its willingness to confront high school hypocrisy head- on. In fact, the whole plot machination wherein Bianca seeks the approval of her abuser is sufficiently unsettling as to give Fifty Shades of Grey a run for its money. š 1/ 2 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Kildonan Place, McGillivray, Polo Park, St. Vital. 18A. 126 minutes. A student ( Dakota Johnson) investigates enigmatic billionaire Christian Grey ( Jamie Dornan) and is seduced into his kinky lifestyle in this adaptation of the potboiler bestseller. Appropriately set in a big- business, corporate milieu, the film has a ruthless obligation to deliver some sado- masochistic thrills for no other reason than that spanked bottoms equals augmented bottom line. Think: Last Tango in Paris as written by a Harlequin romance hack. š 1/ 2 FOCUS Grant Park, Kildonan Place, McGillivray, Polo Park, St. Vital, Towne. 14A. 105 minutes. A seasoned con artist ( Will Smith) takes a promising newcomer ( Margot Robbie) under his wing to teach her the tricks of the trade, only to get them both embroiled in a risky scam involving a dangerous race- car magnate ( Rodrigo Santoro). Co- directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa give the proceedings the high gloss of a luxury- car commercial in an effort to offset the film’s toxic levels of avarice with some visual glamour. The assumption is the combination of Smith’s charm and Robbie’s beauty will somehow con the audience into getting onside with characters who are, on a fundamental level, reprehensible people. š š THE IMITATION GAME Grant Park. PG. 115 minutes. Benedict Cumberbatch gets his best screen role as Alan Turing, the genius credited with breaking the German Enigma code during the Second World War ( as well as being the father of the computer), but who found himself being harassed after the war due to his homosexuality. The shocking story is told in a sombre but dramatically devastating fashion by director Morten Tyldum. š š š š JUPITER ASCENDING Polo Park. PG. 128 minutes. Mila Kunis plays a humble young earthwoman who discovers she is heir to an intergalactic industrial kingdom, and sets about to face the ruthless current ruler ( Eddie Redmayne) with the assistance of a half- canine warrior ( Channing Tatum). While consistently ludicrous, noisy, overproduced and downright campy, there is a certain wackiness about Jupiter Ascending that makes it entertaining in spite of itself. š š KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE Grant Park, Kildonan Place, McGillivray, McGillivray VIP, Polo Park, St. Vital, Towne. 14A. 129 minutes. A street punk ( Taron Egerton) with formidable survival skills comes under the wing of a suave secret agent ( Colin Firth) recruiting just such a likely lad in an impending battle with a crazed tech genius ( Samuel L. Jackson). Since this comes from the director, screenwriter and graphic novel author who gave us Kick- Ass, expect some over- the- top comic book violence and perverse wit, and not just gently goosed Bond tropes. š š š 1/ 2 THE LAZARUS EFFECT Polo Park, Towne. PG. 84 minutes. Medical research into bringing the dead back to life yields horrific results when a scientist ( Mark Duplass) uses an experimental serum on his electrocuted fiancée ( Olivia Wilde) and she comes back... different. Duplass’s presence might fool you into thinking this may be some kind of indie- horror- comedy in the template of Baghead ( 2008), the nerve- scraping comedy Duplass himself co- directed with his brother, Jay. But the story is dismayingly ordinary, and its execution by director David Gelb ( Jiro Dreams of Sushi ) is virtually devoid of invention. š š McFARLAND Towne. G. 129 min. A teacher- coach ( Kevin Costner) attempts to transform a team of promising but disadvantaged athletes into a winning track team in this drama based on a true story. The inspirational sports movie is a reliable genre, and director Niki Caro handles it more competently than usual. But it’s Costner who anchors the film with quiet, dignified work. No other actor out there so effortlessly suggests the game of life is best understood on its playing fields. š š š PADDINGTON Polo Park, St. Vital. G. 96 minutes. Based on the beloved children’s books comes this movie about the adventures of a civilized young bear from “ Darkest Peru” who comes to London in search of a new life. A tentative adoption by a safety- obsessed patriarch ( Hugh Bonneville) helps until our hero becomes an ursine of interest to a wicked taxidermist ( Nicole Kidman). The animation effects may be state- of- the- art, but this is disarmingly charming and very much in the tradition of your more eccentric English family entertainments. š š š 1/ 2 RUN ALL NIGHT Kildonan Place, McGillivray, Polo Park, St. Vital, Towne. 115 minutes. 14A Liam Neeson plays Jimmy, a mobster whose loyalties shift when his longtime friend and associate ( Ed Harris) puts a hit out on Jimmy’s own son. Neeson and Harris deliver considerable gravitas as friends turned mortal enemies. However, one’s head aches a bit from all the tech trickery and a particularly percussive soundtrack. š š 1/ 2 THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Grant Park, McGillivray, Polo Park. PG. 123 minutes . In this sequel to the 2011 hit, the elderly English residents of a hotel in India experience various romantic upheavals simultaneous to the upcoming nuptials of the hotel’s ambitious owner Sonny ( Dev Patel), complicated by the arrival of a mysterious American ( Richard Gere) with designs on Sonny’s beautiful widowed mom ( Lillete Dubey) Very much on par with the original, it’s representative of a certain kind of old- fashioned, handsomely mounted melodrama featuring an array of colourful characters, well performed. As in the first film, when the going gets a little too soapy or overly maudlin, the cast of mostly old pros elevates the material with the sheer force of their collective skill. š š š 1/ 2 THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER Kildonan Place, McGillivray, Polo Park, St. Vital, Towne. G. 93 minutes. Everyone’s favourite phylum Porifera travels to our earthly domain to retrieve a secret recipe, a task that necessitates his defeating a ruthless pirate called Burger- Beard ( Antonio Banderas) in this comedy based on the animated series. If “ nautical nonsense” and SpongeBob’s fingernails- on- an- underwaterblackboard voice are something you wish, drop off the kiddies and give ’ em some cash. š š š ( Reviewed by Roger Moore ) STILL ALICE Grant Park. PG. 102 minutes. Julianne Moore deservedly earned her best actress Oscar prize as Alice, a New York linguistics professor afflicted with early- onset Alzheimer’s. It’s a too- pretty but still affecting drama co- starring Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart. š š š 1/ 2 UNFINISHED BUSINESS Grant Park, McGillivray, Polo Park, St. Vital, Towne. 18A. 91 minutes. A small business owner ( Vince Vaughn) travels to Europe on a make- or- break business deal with his two associates ( Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco), only to get caught up in a whirlwind of misadventure, including a sexfetishist convention and a global economic summit. The movie never works up enough momentum to get us into the anarchic spirit of things, unfolding choppily as a series of half- hearted set pieces written and directed with little flair or commitment and no connective tissue between them. š š ( Reviewed by Jon Frosch ) . . . CANADA’S TOP TEN Cinematheque. Over the next two weeks, Cinematheque will present nine feature films ( Monsoon already played last month) deemed as 2014’ s best by the Toronto International Film Festival panel, including Xavier Dolan’s Mommy , David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars , Harold Crooks’s doc The Price We Pay , Maxime Giroux’s Félix and Meira , Stéphane Lafleur’s Tu dors Nicole , Albert Shin’s In Her Place , Andrew Huculiak’s Violent , Mathieu Denis’ Corbo , and Sol , a documentary look at suicide in the Arctic co- directed by Marie Hélène Cousineau and Susan Avingaq. The complete schedule is at winnipegcinematheque. com. CINDERELLA A_ 13_ Mar- 15- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A13 3/ 14/ 15 6: 47: 54 PM

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