New This Week
ENTOURAGE Once upon a time there was an HBO series that everyone agreed was good, but not quite as good as The Sopranos. But it did have Jeremy Piven as agent Ari Gold, and after the show was over everybody kind of missed seeing him play that guy, so that’s probably why we now have an Entourage movie. The whole gang is back as we once again follow Adrian Grenier’s Vince, who is apparently still chasing fame and fortune in Hollywood. (R) 104 minutes. Starts Friday.
INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 Now with 60 percent more insidiousness! Unlike the other films in this series of low-budget horror hits, though, this prequel isn’t about the Lambert family and their haunting problems. Instead, it has the psychic character Elise Rainier saving a different family from the supernatural. (PG-13) 97 minutes. Starts Friday.
LOVE & MERCY Reviewed this week. (PG-13) 120 minutes. Starts Friday.
RESULTS After becoming newly divorced and recently rich, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) grapples with the old adage that money can’t buy happiness in Andrew Bujalski’s romantic indie comedy. Danny’s life quickly becomes enmeshed with a self-styled guru Trevor (Guy Pearce) and trenchant trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders) when they meet at a local gym. (R) 105 minutes. Starts Friday.
SAINT LAURENT As one of history’s most iconic fashion designers, Yves Saint Laurent was a man cloaked in as much perfumed mystery and lustrous allure as his creations. Chronicling his life from 1967 to 1976, this biography drama film stars Gaspard Ulliel as the master artist and depicts a man grappling with his own legacy, a prisoner of his own genius. Bertrand Bonello directs. Gaspard Ulliel, Jérémie Renier and Louis Garrel co-star. (R) 150 minutes. Starts Friday.
SPY Melissa McCarthy plays a suave, cold-as-ice secret agent in this film from writer-director Paul Feig. Just kidding! She’s goofy and loveable again, and Feig is doing his same action-comedy shtick from The Heat, only for spy movies. Jude Law and Jason Statham co-star. (R) 120 minutes. Starts Friday.
WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE Based on the novel by Joan G.Robinson, director Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s latest Japanese anime film follows 12-year old Anna Sasaki who one day collapses at school from an asthma attack. In response, her parents send her to the countryside where Anna meets Marnie, and an unlikely friendship forms. (PG) 103 minutes. Starts Friday.
CONTINUING SERIES: MIDNIGHTS @ THE DEL MAR Eclectic movies for wild and crazy tastes plus great prizes and buckets of fun for only $6.50. This week: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) You haven’t seen Nazis melt until you’ve seen them melt in this groundbreaking action film from Steven Spielberg that set the standard for vintage-hero-cool. Its sheer awesomeness will make you hate the infamously lame “nuke the fridge” scene in Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull all the more. (SP) At the Del Mar, Friday-Saturday midnight only.
CONTINUING EVENT: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE MOVIES Film buffs are invited Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. to downtown Santa Cruz, where each week the group discusses a different current release. For our location and discussion topic, go to https://groups.google.com/group/LTATM.
ALOHA Bradley Cooper stars in this romantic comedy-drama from Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) about a military contractor returning home to Hawaii to find an old girlfriend—but finds himself falling for the female Air Force officer assigned to watch him. Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, and Alec Baldwin co-star. (PG-13)
THE 100 YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED This darkly absurdist Swedish comedy, based on an international bestseller, follows an iconoclastic senior who sneaks out of a nursing home for one last adventure, while reflecting on his Forrest Gump-like participation in famous cultural and political moments from his century of life. Robert Gustafsson stars for director Felix Herngren. (R) 114 minutes.
SAN ANDREAS Dwayne Johnson stars in the first big disaster movie of the summer season, as a chopper pilot on a mission to save his daughter after the famous fault line goes kablooey and rips up the state of California. Carla Guigino, Alexandra Daddario, and Ioan Gruffudd co-star for director Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island). (PG-13) 114 minutes.
SUNSHINE SUPERMAN If jumping off of high places is your idea of a good time, don’t miss Marah Strauch’s documentary about Carl Boenish, founder of the extreme sport known as BASE jumping (freefalling off of cliffs or skyscrapers with a parachute pack), and his wife, Jean. The story is told via archival footage, some re-enactments, and plenty of aerial photography. (PG) 100 minutes.