Irish invasion at the box office

By From page A7 | February 26, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The Irish are coming – to Friday’s box office.

Irish actor Liam Neeson stars in the action/adventure flick, “Non-Stop,” about three losers brought together by fate with disastrous results. Julianne Moore also stars in the PG-13 film.

Irish actress Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett (TV’s “Survivor”) bring “Son of God” to the big screen Friday. The film follows Jesus from his birth to crucifixion and resurrection. It’s footage from the couple’s 10-hour miniseries “The Bible” which aired in March 2013, on the History Channel.

Downey stars along with Diogo Morgado, who trended as “Hot Jesus” on Twitter when the mini-series aired. The movie is PG-13.

Those needing to get a heavier dose of Ron Burgundy can check out a new, super-sized cut of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” as it hits theaters Friday.  It’s rated R.

Opening in limited release Friday are:

“The Lunchbox,” PG, a drama that centers on a lonely housewife hoping to add some spice to her marriage by preparing a special lunch for her neglectful husband. It’s mistakenly delivered to an irritable widower. An unusual friendship develops between the two.

“Two Lives,” features Liv Ullmann in a story set in Europe 1990, after the fall of the Berlin wall. The plot centers on a woman raised in East Germany, now living in Norway. Her world starts to crumble when she is asked to be a witness in a trial that pits the Norwegian state against “war children,” the result of a love affair between a Norwegian woman and German occupation soldier during World War II. It’s not rated.

“Repentance” stars Forest Whitaker and Mike Epps in a thriller about a life coach whose new client is a profoundly troubled man. It’s rated R.

“Shaadi Ke Side Effects” is a comedy with a husband and wife living out each other’s fatasies. It’s not rated.

“HairBrained,” rated PG-13, features Brendan Fraser and Parker Posey in the tale of a 14-year-old genius and a 41-year-old who become friends at college.

“Stalingrad: An IMAX 3D Experience” is set in World War II in Stalingrad, Russia, during one of the war’s most important battles. It’s rated R.

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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