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GUARANTEED FRESH as of Wednesday May 27, 2015 at 1:28 pm Times and listings are for Friday 5/29 through Thursday 6/4

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American Sniper

Reliable but rarely more than workmanlike director Clint Eastwood helms this biopic based on the biography of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. Bradley Cooper is excellent, running through all the emotions of our main character as he goes from front-line shellshocked to home-front rehabilitated. But Eastwood waffles too much between gung-ho patriotism and a more reasoned examination of the horrors our modern military men and women are asked to endure. It wants to tackle some big moral issues, but unlike Eastwood's Unforgiven, it can't break the Hollywood formula long enough to find the metaphorical weight behind the story. 132 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 6:10, 2:50
Movies West Fri-Thu 6:45, 9:55

Do You Believe?

From the creators of God's Not Dead comes some more preaching to the choir. Like a Jesus-based version of Crash, this film consists of a bunch of random, seemingly unconnected characters (a pastor, a pregnant teenage girl, a nurse, a paramedic, an ex-soldier, a homeless mother, a suicidal young man, a lawyer), all of whose lives are "interconnected by the hand of God." Ted McGinley ("Married with Children"), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), Delroy Lindo (Get Shorty), Lee Majors ("The Six Million Dollar Man"), Brian Bosworth (former NFL linebacker and star of Stone Cold) and Cybill Shepherd (The Last Picture Show) are among the odd cast. 115 minutes PG-13.
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:25, 4:20, 7:15, 10:10

The DUFF

A young woman (Mae Whitman, "Arrested Development") shakes up the social order of high school after discovering she's been labeled a "DUFF" (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by her more popular pals. Naturally, this is accomplished though the time-honored magic of the cinematic makeover. As in all Pygmalion-inspired romcoms, this is easily accomplished, since our "fat" and "ugly" heroine is clearly neither. Think John Hughes with hashtags ... and you're trying a lot harder than this formulaic tween comedy is. 101 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:10, 2:50

Get Hard

Will Ferrell and the clearly overworked Kevin Hart (six films last year and two so far in 2015) star in this racial comedy. Ferrell is millionaire James King, busted for fraud and bound for San Quentin. On the run from police, James ends up in the South Central LA home of family man Darnell Lewis (Hart). Mistaking him for a street thug (because, you know, racial humor), James offers to pay the man to school him in the art of being a gangsta--so he can survive in prison. Needless to say, this mismatched buddy comedy doesn't try very hard. 100 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:40am, 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:00, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45, 10:20

It Follows

In this innovative, flashback-'80s-style horror flick, teenagers who have sex are hunted down by a nameless, faceless and completely unstoppable monster. The only way to fend it off? Pass the curse on to some other poor victim by ... you know, sleeping with them. It sounds outlandish, but writer-director David Robert Mitchell (The Myth of the American Sleepover) has crafted one of the purest, scariest horror films in years with this one. 100 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 3:20, 10:20

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake, X-Men: First Class) directs this fast, funny, impossibly kinetic action flick based on the comic book by Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted). Newcomer Taron Egerton stars as a trendy British street kid who gets recruited to a top-secret spy agency that's, like, James Bond cranked up to 11. Colin Firth is the young spy's perfectly aloof bad-ass of a trainer. Samuel L. Jackson is the high-tech baddie. 129 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:50am, 3:00, 6:20, 9:30

Little Boy

This faith-based parable (produced by Hollywood super-Christians Roma Downey and Mark Burnett) ups the ante by hiring a bunch of name-brand actors (including Michael Rapaport, Emily Watson, Kevin James, Ben Chaplin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ali Landry and Toby Huss). It's set during World War II and concerns a diminutive kid in a coastal California town who worries for his soldier dad's safe return. The local priest assures the boy that God will end the war if he fulfills the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy (stuff like "feeding the hungry," and "visiting the sick"). Writer/director Alejandro Monteverde (2006's Bella) is obviously sincere, but the film is way too sugary and sentimental to take seriously. 100 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:30, 6:30, 9:40
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:45, 4:25, 7:05, 9:45

The Longest Ride

Clint Eastwood's studly son Scott Eastwood stars in this extremely Nicholas Sparks-esque adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel. Eastwood is a rodeo rider sidelined by injury who falls for a sweet, artsy college girl (Britt Robertson from "Under the Dome"). At some point they rescue an old man (Alan Alda) from an auto accident. The sweet, artsy college girl helps the old dude recover in the hospital by reading a bunch of his love letters from the 1940s. So, yup, we get a flashback-filled B-story with more romance. 139 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:20, 3:30, 6:50, 10:00
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:35, 3:40, 6:50, 9:55

McFarland, USA

This Disney-produced "based on the inspirational true story" sports flick is pure formula. But it's a formula that works. Kevin Costner is a high school coach exiled to a dirtwater farming community in California. There, he creates a winning cross country running team with some of the ragtag local migrant worker kids. It's all very familiar, but director Niki Caro (Whale Rider) shows considerable sympathy to the impoverished farm workers depicted here. 129 minutes PG.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:00, 3:10, 7:00, 10:10
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:45, 3:50, 6:55, 10:00

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel gave audiences the exact dose of twee elderly romance, exotic locals and faintly inuendo-filled comedy they were looking for. So everybody from director (Shakespeare in Love's John Madden) to cast (Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy) have returned for more of the same. Seems the now successful retirement hotel in Jaipur, India, has only one vacancy left, prompting newcomers (including Richard Gere) to fight for space. 122 minutes PG.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:50
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

When the secret formula for Krabby Patties goes missing, SpongeBob and his pals (Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, Mr. Krabs) venture into the real world (featuring a mix of live-action and 3D animation) to recover it from a dastardly pirate (Antonio Banderas ... no, really). Also, they become superheroes. Yeah, SpongeBob doesn't make a lot of sense. But it's awesome. 93 minutes PG.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:30am, 7:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:05, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D

Movies 8 Fri-Thu 2:10, 4:50

The Theory of Everything

'Tis the season for high-toned biopics. Eddie Redmayne (The Pillars of the Earth, Les Misérables) stars as world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking. This inspirational romantic drama concentrates on Hawking's pre-talking-wheelchair relationship with his college girlfriend-cum-wife Jane (Felicity Jones, Like Crazy). It's beautifully performed and perfectly bittersweet, but occasionally feels too expertly crafted for Academy Award appeal. 123 minutes Unrated.
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:45, 3:45

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