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Chef

Jon Favreau (now famous as the director of Iron Man) returns to his indie film roots, writing, directing and starring in this humble comedy about a famous chef who loses his fancy restaurant job and starts over with a food truck. John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Sofía Vergara, Amy Sedaris and Robert Downey Jr. drop by to help out their pal. 115 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 10:05

Daawat-e-Ishq

A shoe-sales girl, disillusioned with love, meets a cook who can charm anybody with the aroma of his Biryani. This East Indian romantic comedy is described as a "clash of diametrically opposite but equally spicy cultures of Hyderabad and Lucknow." In Hyderabadi Urdu. 119 minutes Unrated.
Movies West Fri-Sun 7:00

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) was a not-half-bad attempt to reboot a classic film series without really rebooting it. The sci-fi actioner fits neatly in amongst the '60s and '70s Planet of the Apes films. Now things get a little more ... ape-like, with Caesar and his army of genetically modified apes threatening to wipe out the last surviving band of humans. Bottom line: Apes with machine guns riding horses=good times. 130 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:30, 7:00
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:30, 6:50

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D

Movies 8 Fri-Thu 3:50, 10:10
Movies West Fri-Thu 3:40, 10:00

Earth to Echo

This well-meaning but entirely uninspired family sci-fi flick glues the entire plot to E.T. the Extraterrestrial onto the handheld, found-footage style of Chronicle. The result is a cheap, nostalgic imitation of mid-'80s Steven Spielberg-inspired wonderment. J.J. Abrams' Super 8 did the exact same (and I mean, exact same) thing 50 times better. 91 minutes PG.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:05am, 1:40, 4:20, 6:50, 9:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:10, 2:40, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10

Hercules

Wrestlin' thespian Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars as legendary demigod Hercules, hired to protect the King of Thrace and his daughter from a tyrannical warlord. Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Peter Mullan and Joseph Fiennes mill around in the background trying to look Greek. Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Rush Hour 3) directs this musclebound fantasy based on the comic book Hercules: The Thracian Wars. The trailers are sort of false advertising, but the film does a semi-commendable job of bringing the mythical hero down to earth. 98 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:20am, 4:40, 7:20
Movies West Fri 12:00, 5:10, 10:20; Sat 12:00, 5:10; Sun-Thu 12:00, 5:10, 10:20

Hercules 3D

Movies 8 Fri-Thu 2:10, 10:00
Movies West Fri 2:35, 7:45; Sat 2:35, 7:45,10:20; Sun-Thu 2:35, 7:45

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Viking teen Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his best dragon friend Toothless discover a hidden ice cave, home to hundreds of new wild dragon species. Having only recently made peace with their fire-breathing allies, the dragonriders must now deal with a whole new monstrous threat. This sequel to DreamWorks' surprisingly solid CGI hit from 2010 ups the ante, turning the original boy-and-his-dog variation into a full-blown fantasy war epic. 102 minutes PG.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:00am, 2:00, 4:50
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:40, 4:20
SUB Theater Tue 8:00; Wed 4:00, 7:00; Thu 3:30

Maleficent

Disney reboots Sleeping Beauty with this live-action fairy tale concentrating more on the (apparently not-so-)evil sorceress (played by Angelina Jolie) and her tragic backstory. Elle Fanning (Super 8) is our soon-to-be-somnolent princess. Jolie is mesmerizing, and the film does a credible and ultimately quite likeable job melding Disney sentiment with certain aspects of the original fairy tale. But it's an odd fantasy that takes a long time to find its tone. 97 minutes PG.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:10am, 4:30, 7:10
Movies West Fri-Sat 12:00, 2:35, 5:10; Sun-Thu 12:00, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45, 10:20

Maleficent 3D

Movies 8 Fri-Thu 1:50, 9:50
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:35

Step Up All In

If you're a massive fan of the Step Up series ... (I really feel I should stop there, but I'll forge on) then this fifth film in the "classically trained dancers vs. hip-hop street dancers" series should prove very exciting for you. "All-stars" from the previous Step Up installments (I'm unable to identify them, but I'm sure they're there) come together for one massive, ab-bearing dance-off-to-end-all-dance-offs in glitter-filled Las Vegas. 112 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 7:40, 10:30
Movies West Fri-Sun 9:55; Mon-Thu 7:00, 9:55

Tammy

Melissa McCarthy, riding high after Bridesmaids and The Heat, plays a white trash woman who loses her job and finds out her husband has been cheating. In response she hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking granny (Susan Sarandon). Hijinks ensue. 96 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:40am, 2:20, 5:00, 7:50, 10:20

Transformers: Age of Extinction

In his most restrained film to date, Michael Bay ... just kidding. This thing's 2 hours and 45 minutes' worth of exploding and screaming. The original cast has been ditched. (How will we ever survive without Shia LaBeouf?) Mark Wahlberg takes over human hero duties as a poor mechanic who buys a smashed-up semi, only to discover it's a Transformer. This would be more fun to watch at home where you can play the drinking game: Take a shot every time there's a giant fireball, an expensive piece of actual US military hardware races by or an American flag waves in slow motion. 165 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:30am, 7:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:05, 3:45, 7:25

Transformers: Age of Extinction 3D

Movies 8 Fri-Thu 3:30

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