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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 29, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A13 winnipegfreepress. com MOVIES WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015 A 13 VALID MARCH 27, 2015 - APRIL 2, 2015 RUN ALL NIGHT ( 18A) ( Brutal Violence, Coarse Language) Fri- Sat, Mon- Thurs 5: 20, 10: 40; Sun 5: 20, 10: 25 GET HARD ( 14A) ( Sexual Contact, Coarse Language, Crude Content) Fri- Tue, Thurs 12: 30, 3: 00, 5: 30, 8: 05, 10: 40; Wed 12: 20, 2: 50, 5: 20, 8: 05, 10: 40 THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL ( PG) ( Mature Theme) Fri- Tue 9: 15; Wed 10: 35; Thurs 10: 00 THE GUNMAN ( 18A) ( Coarse Language, Brutal Violence) Fri- Tue, Thurs 2: 00, 4: 50, 7: 40, 10: 30; Wed 4: 50, 7: 40, 10: 30; Star & Strollers Screening, Wed 1: 30 IT FOLLOWS ( 14A) ( Sexual Contact, Language May Offend, Frightening Scenes) Fri, Sun- Thurs 12: 15, 2: 45, 5: 20, 7: 55, 10: 35; Sat 11: 35, 1: 55, 5: 20, 7: 55, 10: 35 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT -- AN IMAX 3- D EXPERIENCE ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri- Wed 1: 10, 4: 00, 7: 00, 9: 55; Thurs 1: 10, 4: 00 DO YOU BELIEVE? ( PG) ( Violence, Mature Theme) Fri- Thurs 1: 30, 4: 20, 7: 20, 10: 10 THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN ENCORE ( STC) Sat 11: 00 ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL ( G) Sat 11: 00 THE SOUND OF MUSIC ( STC) Sun 12: 55; Wed 7: 00 WWE WRESTLEMANIA 31 ( STC) Sun 6: 00 FURIOUS 7: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend) Thurs 7: 00, 10: 15 NFINITY CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2 ( STC) Thurs 7: 00 SILVERCITY ST. VITAL 110- 1225 ST. MARY’S RD. 204- 256- 3901 HOME ( G) Fri, Sun 1: 35, 4: 10, 6: 50; Sat 11: 00, 1: 35, 2: 15, 4: 10, 6: 50; Mon- Thurs 11: 00, 11: 25, 1: 45, 2: 15, 4: 10, 6: 50 HOME 3- D ( G) Fri 2: 40, 5: 05, 7: 30, 9: 55; Sat 2: 20, 2: 40, 5: 05, 7: 30, 9: 55; Sun- Thurs 12: 15, 2: 20, 2: 40, 5: 05, 7: 30, 9: 55 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE ( 14A) ( Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes, Brutal Violence) Fri- Tue 1: 20, 4: 15, 7: 10, 10: 10; Wed 1: 20, 4: 15, 10: 15; Thurs 4: 15, 7: 10, 10: 10; Star & Strollers Screening, Thurs 1: 30 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri- Thurs 4: 05, 6: 55 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri- Wed 1: 20, 9: 50; Thurs 1: 20, 7: 35, 9: 50, 10: 25 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( PG, Ultraavx) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri, Sun 1: 50, 4: 35, 7: 25, 10: 20; Sat, Mon- Wed 11: 05, 1: 50, 4: 35, 7: 25, 10: 20; Thurs 12: 40, 3: 35 GRANT PARK 8 CINEMAS 1120 GRANT AVE. 204- 453- 4084 ‘ 71 ( 18A) ( Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes, Coarse Language) Fri- Thurs 12: 30, 4: 00, 7: 05, 10: 00 THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL ( PG) ( Mature Theme) Fri- Thurs 1: 00, 3: 45, 6: 45, 9: 45 CINDERELLA ( G) Fri- Thurs 12: 50, 3: 50, 6: 55, 9: 50 HOME ( G) NO PASSES Fri- Thurs 2: 40 THE GUNMAN ( 18A) ( Coarse Language, Brutal Violence) Fri- Sun 4: 10, 10: 10; Mon- Thurs 10: 10 GET HARD ( 14A) ( Sexual Contact, Coarse Language, Crude Content) Fri- Thurs 12: 55, 3: 55, 7: 10, 9: 55 HOME 3- D ( G) NO PASSES Fri- Thurs 12: 20, 5: 00, 7: 30, 9: 45 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children, Extra Experience) NO PASSES Fri- Wed 1: 10, 4: 05, 7: 00, 10: 05; Thurs 1: 10, 4: 05 STILL ALICE ( PG) ( Mature Theme, Language May Offend, Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri- Sun 12: 40, 3: 20, 6: 40, 9: 40; Mon- Wed 6: 40, 9: 40; Thurs 6: 40 SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE ON SCREEN: MACBETH ( STC) NO PASSES Sat 11: 00 ROYAL OPERA HOUSE: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER ( G) Mon 6: 30 NO PASSES THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children) NO PASSES Thurs 7: 00, 10: 05 DO YOU BELIEVE? ( PG) ( Violence, Mature Theme) Fri, Sun 12: 45, 6: 50; Sat, Tue 6: 50 ANNIE ( G) Mon- Thurs 12: 40, 3: 55 PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR ( G) Mon- Thurs 12: 45, 3: 15 PRETEND WE’RE KISSING ( 14A) ( Sexual Contact, Coarse Language) Wed 7: 00 FURIOUS 7 ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend, Violence) Thurs 7: 00, 10: 05 CINEPLEX ODEON McGILLIVRAY & VIP CINEMAS 2190 MCGILLIVRAY BLVD. 204- 269- 9981 HOME ( G) Fri 4: 30; Sat- Thurs 2: 30, 5: 10 HOME 3- D ( G) Fri 7: 05, 9: 30; Sat- Thurs 12: 00, 7: 40, 10: 10 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE ( 14A) ( Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes, Brutal Violence) Fri 4: 15, 7: 30, 10: 35; Sat- Thurs 1: 00, 4: 15, 7: 30, 10: 35 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE ( 14A, VIP 18+) ( Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes, Brutal Violence) Fri, Mon- Wed 7: 00, 10: 10; Sat- Sun 4: 00, 7: 00, 10: 10 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri- Thurs 5: 10, 8: 05 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri 4: 20, 7: 10, 10: 00, 10: 55; Sat- Thurs 1: 30, 2: 10, 4: 20, 7: 10, 10: 00, 10: 55 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( PG, VIP 18+) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri, Mon- Wed 7: 45, 10: 40; Sat- Sun 4: 30, 7: 45, 10: 40; Thurs 7: 45, 10: 45 CINDERELLA ( G) Fri 1: 15, 1: 40, 4: 00, 4: 40, 7: 00, 7: 40, 9: 45, 10: 25; Sat, Mon- Tue, Thurs 11: 00, 1: 05, 1: 40, 4: 00, 4: 40, 7: 00, 7: 40, 9: 45, 10: 25; Sun 1: 05, 1: 40, 4: 00, 4: 40, 7: 00, 7: 40, 9: 45, 10: 25; Wed 11: 00, 1: 00, 1: 40, 3: 50, 4: 40, 7: 40, 9: 30, 10: 25 THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER ( G) Fri 2: 20; Sat 11: 05; Sun 12: 00; Mon- Thurs 11: 05, 12: 00 THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER 3- D ( G) Fri- Thurs 4: 50 FURIOUS 7 ( PG, Ultraavx) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend, Violence) Thurs 7: 00, 10: 10 CHAPPIE ( 14A) ( Coarse Language, Violence) Fri, Sun 2: 00, 4: 45, 7: 35, 10: 25; Sat, Mon- Wed 11: 30, 4: 45, 7: 35, 10: 25; Thurs 11: 30, 4: 45 RUN ALL NIGHT ( 18A) ( Brutal Violence, Coarse Language) Fri- Tue, Thurs 9: 30; Wed 10: 15 GET HARD ( 14A) ( Sexual Contact, Coarse Language, Crude Content) Fri 2: 55, 5: 25, 7: 55, 10: 30; Sat- Wed 12: 25, 2: 55, 5: 25, 7: 55, 10: 30; Thurs 5: 25, 7: 55, 10: 30; Star & Strollers Screening, No Passes, Thurs 1: 30 THE GUNMAN ( 18A) ( Coarse Language, Brutal Violence) Fri- Thurs 7: 20, 10: 05 ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL ( G) Sat 11: 00 TOWNE CINEMA 8 301 NOTRE DAME AVE. ( 204)- 947- 2848 GET HARD ( 14A) ( Crude Content, Sexual Content, Coarse Language) Fri- Wed 7: 20, 9: 45 Thu 7: 20, 9: 55 Sat- Thu 1: 35, 4: 05 HOME 3- D ( G) Fri- Wed 7: 05, 9: 20 Thu 7: 05 Sat- Thu 1: 00 HOME ( G) Sat- Wed 3: 40; Thu 3: 40, 9: 20 RUN ALL NIGHT ( 18A) ( Brutal Violence, Coarse Language) Fri 7: 15, 9: 50 Sat- Thu 1: 15, 3: 50, 7: 15, 9: 50 THE GUNMAN ( 14A) ( BrUtal Violence, Coarse Language) Fri 7: 00, 9: 35 Sat- Thu 1: 05, 3: 45, 7: 00, 9: 35 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: THE INSURGENT 3- D ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence) Fri 6: 55, 9: 40 Sat- Thu 1: 30, 6: 55, 9: 40 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: THE INSURGENT ( PG) ( Not Rec. For Young Children, Violence) Sat- Thu 4: 10 CHAPPIE ( 14A) ( Violence, Coarse Language) Fri- Wed 6: 50, 9: 30 Thu Eve 9: 45 Sat- Thu 1: 10, 3: 55 THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER ( G) Fri 7: 10 Sat- Thu 1: 20, 3: 30, 7: 10 THE IMITATION GAME ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri- Wed 9: 25 CINDERELLA ( G) Daily 6: 45, 9: 15 Sat- Thu 1: 25, 4: 00 FURIOUS 7 ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence, Language May Offend) Thu 7: 00, 9: 15 CINEMATHEQUE WINNIPEG FILM GROUPS 100 ARTHUR ST. 204- 925- 3456 TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT Fri 7: 00; Sat 3: 00, 7: 00; Sun 3: 00, 7: 00; Wed 7: 00; Thurs 7: 00 THE BABADOOK Fri 9: 00, Sat 9: 00 THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY Thurs 9: 00 BANDWIDTH THEATRE 585 ELLICE AVE. 204- 505- 8644 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS Fri 7: 30; Sat 3: 30, 7: 30; Sun 3: 30, 7: 30; Tues 7: 30; Wed 7: 30, Thurs 7: 30 SECRET TRAIL 5 Fri 9: 30; Sat 5: 30, 9: 30; Sun 5: 30, 9: 30; Tues 9: 30; Wed 9: 30; Thurs 9: 30 CINDERELLA ( G) Fri 5: 30, 8: 10, 10: 50; Sat- Thurs 12: 05, 2: 50, 5: 30, 8: 10, 10: 50 CINDERELLA ( G, VIP 18+) Fri, Mon- Wed 6: 20, 9: 15; Sat- Sun 3: 30, 6: 20, 9: 15; Thurs 6: 20, 10: 20 FURIOUS 7 ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend, Violence, VIP 18+) Thurs 7: 00, 9: 15 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY ( 18A) ( Alcohol Abuse, Substance Abuse, Sexual Content) Fri 5: 00, 8: 00, 10: 45; Sat- Thurs 2: 00, 5: 00, 8: 00, 10: 45 GET HARD ( 14A) ( Sexual Contact, Coarse Language, Crude Content) Fri 5: 20, 7: 55, 10: 30; Sat- Thurs 12: 15, 2: 45, 5: 20, 7: 55, 10: 30 THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL ( PG) ( Mature Theme) Fri 3: 45, 6: 30, 9: 20; Sat- Thurs 12: 45, 3: 30, 6: 30, 9: 20 CINEMA CITY NORTHGATE 1399 MCPHILLIPS ST. 204- 334- 6234 SEVENTH SON 3- D ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Frightening Scenes) Fri- Thurs 4: 15, 9: 40 BIG HERO 6 3- D ( G) Fri- Thurs 4: 40, 7: 15 ANNIE ( G) Fri 6: 45; Sat- Thurs 1: 30, 6: 45 JUPITER ASCENDING 3- D ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children, Frightening Scenes) Fri- Thurs 6: 50, 9: 25 THE WEDDING RINGER ( 14A) ( Coarse Language, Not Recommended For Children) Fri- Thurs 9: 50 INTO THE WOODS ( G) ( Frightening Scenes) Fri 7: 00; Sat- Thurs 1: 15, 7: 00 PADDINGTON ( G) Fri 4: 30; Sat- Thurs 2: 00, 4: 30 HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 ( 18A) ( Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Crude Content) Fri- Thurs 4: 25, 9: 55 TAKEN 3 ( PG) ( Frightening Scenes) Fri 5: 00, 7: 30, 9: 50; Sat- Thurs 2: 10, 5: 00, 7: 30, 9: 50 BIG HERO 6 ( G) Sat- Thurs 1: 40 THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING ( G) Fri 4: 20, 7: 10, 9: 45; Sat- Thurs 1: 20, 4: 05, 7: 10, 9: 45 AMERICAN SNIPER ( 14A) ( Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes, Coarse Language) Fri 4: 00, 6: 40, 9: 35; Sat- Thurs 1: 45, 4: 00, 6: 40, 9: 35 CRAZY BEAUTIFUL YOU ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri 4: 50, 7: 20, 10: 00; Sat- Thurs 2: 20, 4: 50, 7: 20, 10: 00 FAMOUS PLAYERS KILDONAN PLACE 1555 REGENT AVE. W. 204- 663- 2166 HOME ( G) Fri 5: 20; Sat- Thurs 12: 00, 5: 20 HOME 3- D ( G) Fri 7: 50, 10: 20; Sat- Thurs 2: 40, 7: 50, 10: 20 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE ( 14A) ( Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes, Brutal Violence) Fri- Wed 9: 40 THE Movies THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri 4: 00, 7: 00, 9: 50; Sat- Thurs 1: 00, 4: 00, 7: 00, 9: 50 CINDERELLA ( G) Fri 3: 40, 6: 50, 9: 45; Sat- Thurs 12: 45, 3: 40, 6: 50, 9: 45 THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER 3- D ( G) Fri 4: 30, 7: 10; Sat- Wed 2: 20, 4: 45, 7: 10; Thurs 2: 20, 4: 45 GET HARD ( 14A) ( Sexual Contact, Coarse Language, Crude Content) Fri 4: 20, 7: 20, 9: 55; Sat- Thurs 1: 30, 4: 20, 7: 20, 9: 55 THE GUNMAN ( 18A) ( Coarse Language, Brutal Violence) Fri 4: 40, 7: 30, 10: 20; Sat- Thurs 1: 45, 4: 40, 7: 30, 10: 20 THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER ( G) Sat- Thurs 12: 00 FURIOUS 7 ( PG) ( Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend, Violence) Thurs 7: 00, 10: 15 SILVERCITY POLO PARK 815 ST. JAMES ST. 204- 774- 1001 HOME ( G) Fri, Mon 1: 45, 3: 00, 4: 15, 6: 45; Sat 11: 20, 1: 45, 3: 00, 4: 15, 6: 45; Sun 1: 45, 3: 00, 4: 25, 6: 45; Tue 1: 45, 4: 15, 6: 45; Wed 1: 45, 3: 00, 4: 15, 7: 05; Thurs 1: 45, 3: 00, 4: 15, 7: 20 HOME 3- D ( G) Fri, Mon, Wed- Thurs 12: 15, 2: 45, 2: 55, 5: 15, 7: 45, 10: 10; Sat 11: 00, 12: 15, 2: 45, 2: 55, 5: 15, 7: 45, 10: 10; Sun 12: 50, 2: 55, 3: 15, 8: 00, 10: 40; Tue 12: 15, 2: 45, 2: 55, 3: 00, 5: 15, 7: 45, 10: 10 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE ( 14A) ( Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes, Brutal Violence) Fri, Mon- Thurs 1: 05, 4: 05, 7: 15, 10: 20; Sat 11: 55, 4: 15, 7: 15, 10: 20; Sun 4: 05, 7: 15, 10: 20 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT ( PG) ( Violence, Not Rec. For Young Children) Fri- Thurs 3: 45, 6: 40 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children, CC/ DVS) Fri- Thurs 12: 50, 9: 35 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT 3- D ( PG) ( Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children) Fri, Sun- Thurs 2: 10, 5: 00, 7: 50, 10: 45; Sat 11: 20, 2: 10, 5: 00, 7: 50, 10: 45 CINDERELLA ( G) Fri, Sun- Tue, Thurs 12: 20, 1: 15, 4: 05, 5: 15, 7: 00, 8: 00, 9: 45, 10: 45; Sat 12: 20, 1: 20, 4: 05, 5: 15, 7: 00, 8: 00, 9: 45, 10: 45; Wed 12: 20, 4: 15, 5: 15, 8: 00, 9: 45, 10: 45; Star & Strollers Screening, Wed 1: 30 THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER ( G) Fri, Sun- Thurs 12: 20; Sat 11: 10, 12: 20 THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER 3- D ( G) Fri- Thurs 2: 40, 4: 55 CHAPPIE ( 14A) ( Coarse Language, Violence) Fri- Tue 7: 20, 10: 05; Wed- Thurs 10: 05 FOCUS ( 14A) ( Coarse Language) Fri, Mon- Thurs 12: 25, 8: 05; Sat 8: 05; Sun 12: 25 The following movies have been previously reviewed by Free Press movie critic Randall King, unless otherwise noted. NOW PLAYING CINDERELLA Grant Park, Kildonan Place, McGillivray, McGillivray VIP, Polo Park, St. Vital, Towne. G. 106 minutes. Kenneth Branagh directs a ( more or less) live- action rendition of the Cinderella story. 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 Polo Park, St. Vital, Towne. 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 costarring 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 DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT Grant Park, Kildonan Place, McGillivray, McGillivray VIP, Polo Park, Polo Park Imax, St. Vital, Towne. PG. 119 minutes. The second instalment of the Divergent trilogy sees the multi- faceted heroine Tris ( Shailene Woodley) attempting to stem the dictatorial ambitions of Jeanine ( Kate Winslet) while learning she herself holds an important key to Jeanine’s machinations. If the first film built up some goodwill for its concept, this followup squanders it with its ridiculous, non- stop cycle of fight and flight. Coupled with the recent penultimate chapter of The Hunger Games , fans of the young- woman- vs.- dystopian- tyranny genre are in for a serious case of middle- chapter fatigue. š š FIFTY SHADES OF GREY McGillivray. 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 spanked bottoms equals augmented bottom line. Think: Last Tango in Paris as written by a Harlequin romance hack. š 1/ 2 FOCUS Polo Park. 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 GET HARD Grant Park, Kildonan Place, McGillivray, Polo Park, St. Vital, Towne. 14A. 101 minutes. Will Ferrell plays an investment banker faced with hard time at San Quentin when convicted of fraud. So he hires his car- wash guy Darnell ( Kevin Hart) to prepare him for life in prison, under the racist assumption Darnell has done hard time in his past. While the comedy has offended a few critics, it’s a modestly entertaining burlesque, adeptly satirizing racism and, less successfully, homophobia. Remember: All this is within the context of a movie that invites us to laugh at the frequent display of Ferrell’s buttocks. š š š THE GUNMAN Grant Park, Kildonan Place, Polo Park, St. Vital, Towne. 14A. 116 minutes. A sniper ( Sean Penn) with a mercenary task force goes into hiding after assassinating a minister for mines in the Congo, only to have his past come back to haunt him eight years later when he finds himself on a hit list. Directed by Pierre Morel of the guilty- pleasure thriller Taken , this one comes with a heavy layer of social consciousness courtesy of Penn, resulting in a film that’s heavy on the guilt and light on the pleasure. š š HOME Grant Park, Kildonan Place, McGillivray, Polo Park, St. Vital, Towne. G. 94 minutes. This animated comedy follows the adventures of a lonely alien named Oh ( voiced by Jim Parsons) who finds himself on Earth helping a young girl ( Rihanna) on a quest of her own. The bright colour palette and bubble motifs are appealing, but without the magic of superior animated films, the candy colours start to have a numbing effect by the end. Home has a good heart, and yet, much like Oh, its valiant efforts to be fun just fizzle. š š 1/ 2 THE IMITATION GAME Towne. 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 IT FOLLOWS Polo Park. 14A. 101 minutes. Following a sexual encounter, a 19- year- old young woman ( Maika Monroe) finds herself being stalked by terrifying apparitions none of her friends can see. Playing on the horror cliché wherein virgins tend to be the ones spared by the films’ featured maniacs, writer- director David Robert Mitchell makes that implicit component explicit: killer as sexually transmitted disease. It makes for an ambitious, unsettling thriller featuring a supernatural nemesis of many guises, all of which suggest the terrors of adulthood. š š š 1/ 2 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE Kildonan Place, McGillivray, McGillivray VIP, Polo Park, St. Vital. 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 graphicnovel author who gave us Kick- Ass, expect some over- thetop comic book violence and perverse wit, and not just gently goosed Bond tropes. š š š 1/ 2 RUN ALL NIGHT Polo Park, St. Vital, Towne. 14A. 115 minutes. 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, but their efforts are largely wasted. One’s heart should ache a bit for this story of a father’s shot at redemption. Instead, 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 ’ 71 Grant Park. 18A. 101 minutes. In 1971, a young British army recruit ( Jack O’Connell) finds himself alone and the object of a manhunt in a Catholic Nationalist district in Belfast. This grim, gripping film has its action beats, but it’s a breed apart from the rote Hollywood action film where there are clearly defined portrayals between good guys and bad guys, between the innocent and the guilty, and between attack and defence. There are no such easy narrative fallbacks here. š š š š THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER Kildonan Place, 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 fingernailson- an- underwater- blackboard voice aren’t 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 deserved 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 TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT Cinematheque. PG. 95 minutes. Marion Cotillard was nominated for a best actress Oscar for her performance as a worker in a solar- panel factory who is told she will be laid off unless she can convince a majority of her fellow employees to give up a bonus so she can keep her job. What follows is a weekend- long journey into the lives of her peers, who fall into a spectrum from benign generosity to nettled, violent self- interest. š š š 1/ 2 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS Bandwidth. 14A. 86 Minutes. Starring and directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, this mockumentary examines the lives of four flatmates in Wellington, New Zealand, just trying to cope with modern life like anybody else, except they’re immortal vampires. The faux- documentary thing is so over, and the vampire movie is so passé. But, weirdly, the tying together of these two tired tropes yields a rich comic tapestry, off the wall as it may be. š š š 1/ 2 GET HARD A_ 13_ Mar- 29- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A13 3/ 28/ 15 5: 23: 11 PM

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