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Movie Guide | 6-27-14

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June 27, 2014 - 5:14am

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

“Begin Again” — Reeling from a breakup with her musical partner and longtime boyfriend, a songwriter in New York City has a chance encounter with a disgraced record label exec that blossoms into something more. With Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld and Adam Levine. Written and directed by John Carney. (1:44) R.

“Bound by Flesh” — A documentary about the conjoined twins and vaudeville superstars Daisy and Violet Hilton. Directed by Leslie Zemeckis. (1:30) NR.

“The Breakup Guru” — An expert who has helped more than 2,000 couples break up has his skills put to the ultimate test. With Deng Chao, Yang Mi and Liang Chao. Written by Yu Baimei. Directed by Deng and Yu. In Mandarin, with English and Chinese subtitles. (1:54) NR.

“Chaplin of the Mountains” — A young Kurdish-French woman travels to Kurdistan to find her late mother’s village and meets two American film students who are travelling in the remote region screening Charlie Chaplin films. With Estelle Bajou, Zack Gold and Bennet Viso. Written and directed by Jano Rosebiani. In Kurdish with English subtitles. (1:26) NR.

“Citizen Koch” — A documentary about the growing influence of corporate interests in American politics. Directed by Carl Deal and Tia Lessin. (1:26) NR.

“Code Black” — A documentary following a team of young doctors-in-training as they work in the “C-Booth,” the trauma bay of Los Angeles County Hospital. Directed by Ryan McGarry. (1:28) NR.

“A Coffee in Berlin” — A twentysomething law-school dropout drifting through Berlin is forced to reconsider his ways after being cut off financially by his father and rebuffed by his girlfriend. With Tom Schilling, Friederike Kempter and Marc Hosemann. Written and directed by Jan Ole Gerster. In German with English subtitles. (1:25) NR.

“The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz” — A documentary about programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who helped develop the Internet protocol RSS and co-founded the website Reddit. Directed by Brian Knappenberger. (1:45) NR.

“La Bare” — A documentary about the most popular male strip club in the world, La Bare Dallas. Directed by Joe Manganiello. (1:30) R.

“Manakamana” — A documentary about pilgrims traveling via cable car to an ancient Hindu temple in Nepal. Directed by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez. In Nepali and English, with English subtitles. (1:58) NR.

“Nothing Bad Can Happen” — A young man involved with the underground Christian punk movement falls in with a dysfunctional family that tests his seemingly unwavering faith. With Julius Feldmeier, Sascha Alexander Gersak and Annika Kuhl Written and directed by Katrin Gebbe. In German with English subtitles. (1:45) NR.

“One Candle, Two Candles” — A young Kurdish woman rebels against her forced marriage to an elderly businessman and endures brutal punishment. With Enwer Shekhani, Katrin Ender and Hisen Hesen. Written and directed by Jano Rosebiani. In Kurdish with English subtitles. (1:31) NR.

“Postman Pat” — A humble postman competing on a TV talent contest grapples with newfound fame and runs afoul of a devious plot to take over the world in this animated movie. With the voices of Stephen Mangan, Jim Broadbent and Rupert Grint. Written by Kim Fuller and Annika Bluhm. Directed by Mike Disa. (1:25) NR.

“Radio Free Albemuth” — In an alternate reality, a Berkeley record-store clerk experiencing strange visions from an extraterrestrial source uproots his family and becomes a successful music executive with a secret mission to overthrow the government. With Jonathan Scarfe, Shea Whigham and Alanis Morissette. Written and directed by John Alan Simon. (1:51) R.

“Redemption Trail” — The daughter of a murdered Black Panther revolutionary living off the grid on a Sonoma vineyard has her hermetic life interrupted when she gives reluctant shelter to a desperate young woman who has attempted suicide in a nearby forest. With Lily Rabe, LisaGay Hamilton and Hamish Linklater. Written and directed by Britta Sjogren. (1:31) NR.

“Snowpiercer” — In a world where a failed global-warming experiment has killed off most life on the planet and the final survivors reside aboard a train that travels around the frozen globe, the oppressed passengers in the rear section of the train revolt against the elites upfront. With Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and Tilda Swinton. Written by Bong Joon-ho and Kelly Masterson. Directed by Bong. (2:06) R.

“They Came Together” — A corporate executive for a large candy store chain is tasked with shutting down a mom-and-pop sweet shop run by a woman he’s falling for. With Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and Ed Helms. Written by Michael Showalter and David Wain. Directed by Wain. (1:24) R.

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” — Three years after an epic battle has forced the shape-shifting robots known as Transformers into hiding, a garage inventor makes a startling discovery and gets caught up in a battle for the fate of Earth. With Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer and Sophia Miles. Written by Ehren Kruger. Directed by Michael Bay. In 3-D and Imax. PG-13.

“Under the Electric Sky” — A documentary following five individuals journeying to the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, one of the largest music festivals in the U.S. Directed by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz. In 3-D. (1:25) PG-13.

“Violette” — A biopic about the trailblazing French author and feminist Violette Leduc. With Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain and Olivier Gourmet. Written by Martin Provost, Marc Abedelnour and Rene de Ceccatty. Directed by Provost. In French w