Movie Guide | 6-20-14
Editor’s note: Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted.
Opening in Hollywood this week
“The Amazing Catfish” — A twentysomething woman bonds with an ailing matriarch during a hospital stay and is welcomed into her chaotic household. With Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala and Sonia Franco. Written and directed by Claudia Sainte-Luce. In Spanish with English subtitles. (1:35) NR.
“American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” — A documentary about the 98-year-old Chinese American writer, activist and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs. Directed by Grace Lee. (1:22) NR.
“Borgman” — An enigmatic vagrant enters the lives of an upper-class family and unravels their comfortable lifestyle. With Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis and Jeroen Perceval. Written and directed by Alex van Warmerdam. In Dutch with English subtitles. (1:53) NR.
“Coherence” — On the night of an astrological anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party become subject to a troubling chain of strange occurrences. With Emily Foxler, Maury Sterling and Nicholas Brendon. Written and directed by James Ward Byrkit. (1:29) NR.
“Hellion” — In southeast Texas, the 13-year-old son of an alcoholic widower partakes in increasingly delinquent behavior. With Josh Wiggins, Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis. Written and directed by Kat Candler. (1:38) NR.
“Jersey Boys” — Four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey come together to form the ’60s rock group the Four Seasons in this adaptation of the Tony-winning musical. With John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza. Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Directed by Clint Eastwood. (2:14) R.
“The Last Sentence” — A biographical drama about Swedish newspaper editor Torgny Segerstedt, who waged a one-man battle against Nazism and his country’s policy of appeasement. With Jesper Christensen, Pernilla August and Ulla Skoog. Written by Klaus Rifbjerg and Jan Troell. Directed by Troell. In Swedish with English subtitles. (2:06) NR.
“Le Chef” — A self-taught cook with haute-cuisine ambitions and a celebrated chef in danger of losing his restaurant form an uneasy alliance. With Jean Reno, Michael Youn and Raphaelle Asogue. Written by Daniel Cohen and Olivier Dazat. Directed by Cohen. In French and English, with English subtitles. (1:25) PG-13.
“Miss Lovely” — In 1980s Mumbai, two brothers who turn out trashy C-grade movies have their partnership put to the test when they encounter an ingenue with a shady past. With Niharika Singh, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anil George. Written by Ashim Ahluwalia and Uttam Sirur. Directed by Ahluwalia. In Hindi with English subtitles. (1:53) NR.
“The Moment” — After a tumultuous affair between a photojournalist and a troubled writer ends in the latter’s disappearance, the former lands in a mental hospital, where she reconnects with her daughter and befriends a patient who bears an uncanny resemblance to her former lover. With Jennifer Jason Leigh, Martin Henderson and Alia Shawkat. Written by Gloria Norris and Jane Weinstock. Directed by Weinstock. (1:30) NR.
“No Tears for the Dead” — A cold-blooded hitman is stricken by guilt after killing a young girl and then is tasked with taking out her mother, whom he falls in love with. With Jang Dong-gun, Kim Min-hee and Brian Tee. Written and directed by Lee Jeong-Beom. In Korean with English subtitles. (1:56) NR.
“The Only Real Game” — A documentary about the unlikely passion for baseball in the strife-torn border state of Manipur, in northeast India. Narrated by Melissa Leo. Directed by Mirra Bank. (1:20) NR.
“Think Like a Man Too” — A group of couples gather for a wedding in Las Vegas, but their plans for a romantic weekend go awry in this sequel to the 2012 movie “Think Like a Man.” With Michael Ealy, Kevin Hart, Meagan Good and Taraji P. Henson. Written by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman. Directed by Tim Story. (1:45) PG-13.
“Third Person” — Three stories of love, passion, trust and betrayal play out in New York, Paris and Rome. With Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody and James Franco. Written and directed by Paul Haggis. (2:16) R.
Also in theaters
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” — The wall-crawling superhero Spider-Man tries to balance his ordinary life as Peter Parker with his extraordinary responsibilities, while confronting powerful new enemies. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan. Written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner. Directed by Marc Webb. In 3-D and Imax. (2:22) PG-13.
“Blended” — After a disastrous blind date, two single parents hope to never see each other again but end up stuck on the same family vacation with their respective children. With Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Nealon and Terry Crews. Written by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera. Directed by Frank Coraci. (1:57) PG-13.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” — While still adjusting to the modern world, the superhero Captain America returns to action alongside the Black Widow and a new ally, the Falcon, to thwart a conspiracy orchestrated by a formidable new enemy, the Winter Soldier. With Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie. Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. (2:16) PG-13.
“Chef” — Having quit his job at a prominent restaurant over refusing to compromise his creative integrity, a chef teams with his ex-wife and son to start his own food truck. With Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo. Written and directed by Favreau. (1:55) NR.
“Edge of Tomorrow” — During an alien invasion in the near future, an inexperienced soldier is dropped into battle and promptly killed, only to wake up in a time loop and relive the battle over and over again, inching closer to victory each time. With Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton and Brendan Gleeson. Written by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. Directed by Doug Liman. In 3-D and Imax. (1:53) PG-13.
“Godzilla” — The titanic monster Godzilla rises to restore balance to the natural order as humanity stands defenseless in this reboot of the famous kaiju franchise. With Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and Juliette Binoche. Written by Max Borenstein. Directed by Garteh Edwards. In 3-D and Imax. (2:03) PG-13.