‘Captain America’ returns to the big screen

By From page A7 | April 02, 2014

FAIRFIELD — “Avengers” is the buzzword for this weekend’s box office.

Chris Evans returns to the title role in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D,” which opens Friday.

Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, is adjusting to modern times in the nation’s capital. An attack on a SHIELD colleague throws him into a web of intrigue that places the world at risk. He joins forces with the Black Widow and a new ally, the Falcon.

Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson also star in the PG-13 movie.

Opening this week in limited release:

“10 Rules for Sleeping Around,” which centers on two couples, one married and one planning to be, dealing with the temptation of infidelity. It’s rated R.

“Afflicted,” a thriller about two best friends on a trip around the world. An encounter with a woman in Paris leaves one of them undergoing a disturbing transformation. It’s rated R.

“Alan Patridge,” which features Steve Coogan as a national television broadcaster known for killing a guest on live TV. It’s rated R.

“Dom Hemingway,” which has Jude Law playing a safecracker with a short fuse. Fresh from a 12-year stint in prison, he sets out to collect what he’s owed for keeping a secret. Soon he finds himself drawn back into the only world he knows. Richard E. Grant also stars. The film is rated R.

“Flex is Kings,” a documentary about a growing dance style on the streets of Brooklyn. It’s not rated.

“Frankie & Alice,” which stars Halle Berry as a go-go dancer with multiple personalities. Among them is a 7-year-old child and a Southern white racist woman. Phylicia Rashad and Chandra Wilson also star. It’s rated R.

“Goldfrapp: Tales of Us,” a film that features the musical duo with the same name followed by a live performance exclusively for cinema audiences. It’s not rated.

“Islands of Lemurs: Madagascar,” which takes a look at the primate in its environment. Morgan Freeman narrates. It’s rated G.

“Jinn,” a thriller about the third race, those born of smokeless fire, named the jinn. It’s rated PG-13.

“Nymphomaniac: Volume II,” which continues the story of an adult woman’s sexually dictated life. It’s not rated.

“On the Other Side of the Tracks,” a comedy with Nils and Bertrand Tavernier as two mismatched cops investigating a murder. It’s rated R.

“The Players,” a series of short films centered on infidelity. It’s not rated.

“Under the Skin,” which stars Scarlett Johansson as woman in search of isolated or forsaken men. They are seduced, stripped of their humanity and never heard from again. It’s rated R.

“The Unknown Known,” director Errol Morris’ look at former Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld. It’s rated PG-13.

“Alien Abduction,” which tells the story of a family that encounters an alien threat. It’s based on the Brown Lights Mountain phenomenon in North Carolina. The film is not rated.

“In the Blood,” which stars Gina Carano as a trained fighter with a dark past. Then her husband disappears on their honeymoon. It’s rated R.

For showtimes, call the Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0180 or visit http://www.fandango.com/94533_movietimes.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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