Love, a legend, come to theaters

By From page A7 | August 20, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A hefty dose of love mixed with a legend make up the box office debuts this week.

Chloe Moretz stars in “If I Stay,” a PG-13 drama in which she’s faced with deciding between her musical dreams and the love of her life. Then, her life changes in an instant and she has only one decision left.

Jim Caviezel and Laura Dern star in “When The Game Stands Tall,” a PG sports drama about legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak. Michael Chiklis and Alexander Ludwig are also featured.

Josh Brolin is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved in the adventure flick, “Sin City: A Dame to Die For.” Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba and Michael Madsen are also in the movie. It’s rated R.

Opening in limited release are:

  • “14 Blades,” which tells the story of man on a mission to rally the loyalists to return their emperor to power. It’s not rated.
  • “The Possession of Michael King,” a horror flick about a documentary filmmaker who doesn’t believe in God or the devil. After the death of his wife, he decides to make his next movie on religion and spirituality. It’s rated R.
  • “Love is Strange,” which features John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a couple who have been together almost 40 years who finally marry. Then, one of them is fired from his teaching job because of it. It’s rated R and also features Marisa Tomei.
  • “The One I Love,” which examines a relationship on the brink. To further complicate matters, there’s an unexpected discovery. It’s rated R.
  • “Are You Here,” which features Owen Wilson as a glib weatherman who spends his time picking up women or getting stoned. When a friend’s father dies, he begins to romance the father’s girlfriend. Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler also star. It’s rated R.
  • “To Be Takei,” a documentary about George Takei, from the original “Star Trek,” who has gone on to become an activist for gay rights. It’s not rated.
  • “The Prince,” which features Bruce Willis as a retired assassin returning to the business and facing off with his rival, after his daughter is kidnapped. Jason Patric and 50 Cent also star. It’s rated R.
  • “Abuse of Weakness,” which centers on a con man who borrows huge sums of money from a disabled director. It’s not rated.
  • “Kink,” a documentary about the world of sexual domination and bondage. It’s not rated.

For showtimes, call the Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0190 or visit www.fandango.com/94533_movietimes.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

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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