‘Heaven is for Real’ opens Wednesday

By From page B5 | April 16, 2014

FAIRFIELD — “Heaven is for Real” leads this week’s box office openings with its debut Wednesday.

The film, rated PG, centers on a young boy who says he visited heaven during a near-death experience. His statement is backed up with things his parents feel he couldn’t possibly know.

Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly and Thomas Haden Church star.

Friday’s big-screen arrivals run the gamut from brown bears and Godzilla to a dancing Derek Hough and two guys who start trafficking marijuana across the Canadian border.

The documentary “Bears” follows an Alaskan brown bear and her two cubs as they emerge from hibernation and work together to find food and stay safe from predators. It’s rated G.

Marlon Wayans returns as Malcolm for “A Haunted House 2,” the comedic sequel inspired by the latest supernatural horror movie franchises. Jamie Pressly and Gabriel Iglesias are also featured in the R movie.

Johnny Depp stars in “Transcendence” as a terminally ill scientist who downloads his mind into a computer, giving him powers beyond his wildest dreams. Morgan Freeman also stars in the PG-13 flick.

The thriller “13 Sins” sets a down-on-his-luck salesman in a sinister and dangerous risk game. It’s rated R and stars Ron Perlman and Pruitt Taylor Vince.

An ordinary 12-year-old is transformed into an extraordinary superhero in “Antboy.” The boy is bitten by a super ant and inherits its abilities. He is tested when a new adversary, “The Flea,” kidnaps the subject of his affection. It’s rated PG.

Woody Allen, John Turturro, Sofia Vergara and Sharon Stone are featured in “Fading Gigolo,” whose plot centers on a manager and his paid escort who get caught up in the cross currents of love and money. It’s rated R.

Opening in limited release are:

“The Final Member,” about one man’s quest to find the last item for his museum, a human penis. It’s rated R.

“Godzilla: The Complete Japanese Original,” which is being released in celebration of its 60th anniversary. It’s a restored version of Ishiro Honda’s “Godzilla.” It’s not rated.

“Kid Cannabis,” a drama about a high school dropout and 27-year-old who start trafficking marijuana to make money. Ron Perlman and John C. McGinley star. It’s not rated.

“Make Your Move,” which pairs “Dancing with the Stars” dancer Derek Hough with Korean pop singer BoA, on the dance floor. It’s rated PG-13.

“Redwood Highway,” a self-discovery journey for a retired woman who walks 80 miles to attend her granddaughter’s wedding. Shirley Knight and Tom Skerritt star in the PG-13 flick.

“Tasting Menu,” which focuses on a couple who split up a year ago but honor the restaurant reservation made before that. It also happens to be the restaurant’s last night in business. It’s rated PG-13.

“That Demon Within,” which involves a paranoid police detective who is convinced he’s the only one witnessing crimes being committed by an escaped convict. It’s not rated.

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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