Families favorite topic at weekend box office

By From page A9 | February 19, 2013

FAIRFIELD — Families are the focus of this weekend’s nationwide box office openings.

“Dark Skies,” rated PG-13, is about a young family in suburbia being targeted by a deadly force. Think “Paranormal Activity” and “Insidious.” Keri Russell stars.

In “Snitch,” Dwayne Johnson is a dad whose teen son is falsely accused of a drug distribution crime and faces years in prison. Johnson goes undercover and infiltrates a drug cartel in hopes of rescuing his son. The PG-13 movie also stars Barry Pepper and Susan Sarandon.

Opening Thursday is the Daniel Craig-narrated “One Life,” a wildlife documentary. It’s not rated.

Opening in limited release Friday are:

“11 Flowers,” not rated, which centers on a young boy whose life becomes intertwined with a fugitive who faces murder charges.

“Bless Me, Ultima,” rated PG-13, tells the tale of a young boy growing up in New Mexico during World War II and the mysterious healer who makes him grapple with his own destiny.

Marisa Tomei and Oded Fehr star in “Inescapable,” about a father who has to confront his past to save the life of his daughter during a time of unrest in Syria. It’s not rated.

The art house film “Kai Po Che” is about three pals who decide to start a training academy that could produce India’s next sporting superstars. It’s not rated and is shown in Hindi with English subtitles.

“Rubberneck,” not rated, centers on a research scientist who lets his obsession with a co-worker take over his life.

For showtimes, call the Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0180 or visit 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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