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Showtimes through Thursday, April 23rd 2015

 


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THE NICK
210 Lincoln St. Santa Cruz

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Based on True Events!

Starring James Franco & Jonah Hill

Daily: (2:20pm), (4:50), 7:20, 9:30

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ADVANCE SCREENING

New York Film Critics Series presents

Russell Crowe's Directorial Debut

Thurs 4/23 @ 7:30pm

with post-film live captured discussion broadcast with

Star and Dir. of Film, Russell Crowe

Starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren & Ryan Reynolds

Daily: (2:00pm), (4:30), 7:00, 9:20

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Based on a true story!

Starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Michael Caine & Jennifer Garner

Daily: (2:10pm), (4:40), 7:10*

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*No 7:10pm show on Wed 4/22 & Thurs 4/23

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"the unsung heroes of rock history"

- SF Station

Daily: (1:50pm), (4:20) + Sat, Sun (11:20am)

"One of the flat-out funniest films in ages" - Los Angeles Times

Nightly: 9:40

ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! Celebrate Earth Day!

ONE-OF-A- KIND Documentary - SXSW

Wed 4/22 @ 7:00pm

 

"A smart, relentlessly chilling thriller" - LA Times

Daily: 7:30, 9:45*

*No 9:45pm show on Thurs 4/23

DEL MAR THEATRE
1124 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz

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Tina Fey narrates this Disney Doc

"The cheekiest, funniest, and most purely entertaining entry in the Disneynature series."- Variety

Daily: (2:40pm), (4:50), 6:50, 8:45

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A FILM PRODUCED BY RIDLEY SCOTT

Adapted from the Award Winning Best Selling Novel!

Starring Tom Hardy & Gary Oldman

Daily: (1:20pm), (4:10), 7:00, 9:45*

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A FILM BY NOAH BAUMBACH

Starring Ben Stiller & Naomi Watts

Daily: (2:20pm), (4:40), 7:10*, 9:30

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National Theatre Live presents

An HD Live Captured Broadcast

LAST SHOW!

Sun 4/19 @ 11:00am

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Stratford Festival presents

an HD Live Captured Broadcast

Thurs 4/23 @ 7:30pm

Sun 4/26 @ 11:00am

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MIDNIGHTS at THE DEL MAR presents

Fri 4/17 @ Midnight

Sat 4/18 @ Midnight

in Japanese with English subtitles

APTOS CINEMAS
122 Rancho Del Mar. Aptos

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Tina Fey narrates this Disney Doc

"offers a valuable life lesson in the powers of determination and timing, but most of all it's darned entertaining." - LA TImes

Daily: (12:50pm), (2:50), (4:50), 6:50, 8:45

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Based on the Best Selling Novel starring Alan Alda, Oona Chaplin and Scott Eastwood

Daily: (1:20pm), (4:10), 7:00*, 9:40*

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ADVANCE SCREENINGS

Starring

Blake Lively, Harrison Ford & Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn

Thurs 4/23 @ 7:00 & 9:20pm

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MONKEY KINGDOM

Tina Fey narrates this Disney doc about the monkeys of Sri Lanka.

Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in MONKEY KINGDOM, Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up on the social ladder.

 

Running Time: 89

Rated: G

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"MONKEY KINGDOM Review: Tina Fey Puts Her Stamp on Winsome Disneynature Doc"    -The Wrap

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"The cheekiest, funniest, and most purely entertaining entry in the Disneynature series."

- Variety

 

 




CHILD 44

Produced by Ridley Scott

 

Starring Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman

 

From the best selling and award winning novel Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith comes a film adaption by producer Ridley Scott. A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, CHILD 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov [Tom Hardy], who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa [Noomi Rapace], as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov [Gary Oldman] to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo's psychopathic rival Vasili [Joel Kinnaman], who insists "There is no crime in Paradise."

 

Running Time: 137

Rated: R (for violence, some disturbing images, language and a scene of sexuality)

 

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"Hardy is immaculate as Leo, from accent to demeanour. Now on his fourth film with Hardy, Oldman is a pleasure to watch, and even the smallest of roles have been carefully cast ..." - Total Film

 

 




WHILE WE'RE YOUNG

A Film by Noah Baumbach

Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver

Noah Baumbach's comedy WHILE WE'RE YOUNG stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-forties. As their other friends all start having children, the couple gravitates toward a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). He's an aspiring documentary filmmaker, a vocation Josh already has. Soon the older couple begins enjoying the energy they feel hanging out with the younger generation, but eventually Josh begins to suspect his new best friend might not be as straightforward and trustworthy as he thought. WHILE WE'RE YOUNG screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Running Time: 94

Rated R (for language)

 

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"Baumbach has become a master of the pithy punchline, and he's loaded his latest with plenty of hilarious sideline gags."- AV Club

 

 

"Baumbach's own acutely observed this-is-life laffer features his most relatable characters yet." - Variety

 

 




National Theatre Live presents

THE HARD PROBLEM

 

An HD Live Captured Broadcast

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.

Running Time: 180

Rated: NR

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LAST SHOW!

Sun 4/19 @ 11:00am

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STRATFORD FESTIVAL presents

KING JOHN

An HD Live captured broadcast.

War is the inevitable result when the King of France demands that John relinquish his crown in favour of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. Excommunication, attempted atrocity, rebellion and assassination all contribute to a political and personal turmoil that finds devastating expression in an anguished mother’s grief for her son. KING JOHN by William Shakespeare and directed by Tom Carroll.

 

Running Time: 171 including interval

Rated: NR

 

 

 

Thursday, April 23 at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS

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Two Shows Only!!

Thurs 4/23 @ 7:30pm

Sun 4/26 @ 11:00am

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"Truly electric...the political machinations are delicious!"

- Toronto Star

"Grabs and holds attention"
"an impressive and compelling production"
 - Broadway World

 

 




Midnights at The Del Mar presents

HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE

In Japanese with English subtitles

Hayao Miyazaki, the Japanese animation director who wowed audiences worldwide with his award-winning film Spirited Away, brings another visually spectacular tale of imagination to the screen. Sophie is an 18-year-old girl who toils in the hat shop opened years ago by her late father. Often harassed by local boys, one day Sophie is unexpectedly befriended by Howl, a strange but flamboyant wizard whose large home can travel under its own power. However, the Witch of the Waste is displeased with Sophie and Howl's budding friendship, and turns the pretty young woman into an ugly and aged hag. Sophie takes shelter in Howl's castle, and attempts to find a way to reverse the witch's spell with the help of Calcifer, a subdued but powerful demon who exists in the form of fire, and Markl, who protects the four-way door which can instantly take visitors to other lands and dimensions.

 

Running Time: 120

Rated PG (for frightening images and brief mild language)

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Fri 4/17 @ Midnight

Sat 4/18 @ Midnight

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TRUE STORY

Starring James Franco and Jonah Hill

Based on the memoirs of Michael Finkel

When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) meets accused killer Christian Longo (James Franco) - who has taken on Finkel's identity - his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat-and-mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel's relentless pursuit of Longo's true story encompasses murder, love, deceit and redemption.

 

Running Time: 100

Rated:R (for language and some disturbing material)

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"TRUE STORY Is A Tightly Made Slice Of True Crime"

-IndieWire

 

 




Advance Screening

New York Film Critics Series presents THE WATER DIVINER

 

See the new drama THE WATER DIVINER before its national theatrical release at this special New York Film Critics Series preview screening, featuring a captured-live post-film discussion with the film’s Oscar-winning director/star Russell Crowe, moderated by Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers!

-Regular run opens on Friday 4/24-

Russell Crowe Directorial Debut

Academy Award winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator) makes his directorial debut on The Water Diviner, an epic and inspiring tale of one man’s life-changing journey of discovery.

Crowe also stars in the film as Australian farmer Joshua Connor, who, in 1919, goes in search of his three missing sons, last known to have fought against the Turks in the bloody Battle of Gallipoli.

Arriving in Istanbul, he is thrust into a vastly different world, where he encounters others who have suffered their own losses in the conflict: Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), a strikingly beautiful but guarded hotelier raising a child alone; her young, spirited son, Orhan (Dylan Georgiades), who finds a friend in Connor; and Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdoğan), a Turkish officer who fought against Connor’s boys and who may be this father’s only hope. With seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his path, Connor must travel across the battle-scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth… and his own peace.

Running Time: 111

Rated: R for war violence including some disturbing images.

 

Thursday, April 23 at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

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Thurs 4/23 @ 7:30pm

 

"Making his directorial debut with the brawny and big-hearted Australian war drama The Water Diviner, Russell Crowe taps a deep well of symbolism, cultural empathy and good old-fashioned storytelling."  - The Hollywood Reporter

 

 




WOMAN IN GOLD

 

Starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds

WOMAN IN GOLD is the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting 'The Lady in Gold'. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.

 

Running Time: 109

Rating:PG-13 (for some thematic elements and brief strong language)

 

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Lost Art is reclaimed in Woman in Gold - NPR

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DANNY COLLINS

Starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Josh Peck, Bobby Cannavale and Michael Caine.

Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.

 

Running Time: 106

Rating:R (for violence, some nudity and language)

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Daily: (2:10pm), (4:40), 7:10*

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Variety Film Review: DANNY COLLINS

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"A familiar late-in-life redemption narrative, made surprisingly palatable by Pacino's winning comic bravado, a superb supporting cast, and currents of real feeling that cut through the expected bromides about the emptiness of fortune and fame."

-Variety

 

 

 




THE WRECKING CREW

Starring Brian Wilson, Cher, Hal Blaine, Nancy Sinatra, Roger McQuinn and Lou Alder.

What the Funk Brothers did for Motown...The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast Sound. Six years in a row in the 1960's and early 1970's, the Grammy for "Record of the Year" went to Wrecking Crew recordings. And now, THE WRECKING CREW tells the story in pictures and that oh, so glorious sound. The favorite songs of a generation are all here, presented by the people who made them for you.

THE WRECKING CREW is a documentary film produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco. The film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960's.

Running Time: 95

Rated PG (for language, thematic elements and smoking images)

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"It's astounding to consider how many eternal earworms are in our brains, courtesy of this accomplished group of West Coast musicians."  - Toronto Sun

 

"The Wrecking Crew' sheds fascinating new light on pop music history"

 - San Jose Mercury News

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that's not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series "Flight of the Conchords," co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that's filming them, the details of their daily - make that nightly - routine. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. The film stars Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, and Jackie Van Beek, and was produced by Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley and Emanuel Michael.

Running Time: 86

Rated: NR

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"…when the aging vampires hit the town to party with werewolves, zombies and humans, you won't be able to wipe the smile off your face." - Rolling Stone

 

"What happens when the haywire hits the humdrum? How should the dead, or the undead, adjust to the rhythms of the quick? The quest for answers is what drives this tale, guards its deadpan mood, and guarantees the blast of its finale." -The New Yorker

 

 

 




PLANETARY -- April 22 ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Celebrate EARTH DAY and see this documentary by the creators of the award-winning short film OVERVIEW

PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call – a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift our perspective. PLANETARY asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us – to remember that we are PLANETARY.

Running Time: 102

Rated: NR

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Celebrate Earth Day!

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Wed 4/22 @ 7:00pm

 

ONE-OF-A- KIND Documentary

- SXSW

 

 

 




IT FOLLOWS


For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

 

Running Time: 94

Rated: R (for disturbing violent and sexual content including graphic nudity and language)

 

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Daily: 7:30, 9:45*

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ROLLING STONE REVIEW: 'It Follows': The Story Behind the Year's Creepiest Film

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: "Go into It Follows oblivious to what you’re about to see, and you’ll exit terrified."  - Consequence of Sound

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CANNES REVIEW: "tender, ingenious and scalp-prickingly scary"  - The Telegraph U.K.

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MONKEY KINGDOM

Tina Fey narrates this Disney doc about the monkeys of Sri Lanka.

Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in MONKEY KINGDOM, Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up on the social ladder.

 

Running Time: 89

Rated: G

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Daily: (12:50pm), (2:50), (4:50), 6:50, 8:45

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"MONKEY KINGDOM Review: Tina Fey Puts Her Stamp on Winsome Disneynature Doc"    -The Wrap

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"The cheekiest, funniest, and most purely entertaining entry in the Disneynature series."

- Variety

 

 




THE LONGEST RIDE

Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks.

Starring Alan Alda, Scott Eastwood, Oona Chaplin and Brittany Roberston

THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City's art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and feateful connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, THE LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.

 

Running Time: 128

Rating:PG-13 for some sexuality, partial nudity, and some war and sports action.

 

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THE AGE OF ADALINE

 

Starring Blake Lively, Harrison Ford and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn

 

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.

 

Running Time: 109

Rated: PG-13 (for a suggestive comment)

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"Blake Lively Looks Gorgeous In Every Decade Of 'Age Of Adaline" - The Huffington Post

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