McGregor, Duchovny coming to a theater near you

By From page B5 | February 26, 2013

FAIRFIELD — A handful of movies open nationwide Friday.

“Jack the Giant Slayer,” rated PG-13, is a science fiction flick about a young farm hand who is swept into the realm of legend and finds himself defending his land from giants. Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci star.

It’s also being show in 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D.

From the writers of “The Hangover” comes “21 and Over,” about a straight A college student who celebrates his milestone birthday with a little too much alcohol. It’s rated R.

“The Last Exorcism Part II,” rated PG-13, picks up where the first film left off, with Nell trying to start a new life only to discover that the evil force she thought was gone has returned.

Ed Harris and David Duchovny star in “Phantom.” The plot centers on a Cold War Soviet missile submarine captain challenged by a rogue KGB group. It’s rated R.

Opening in limited release are:

“The Sweeney,” which centers on old-school crime fighters enforcing the law. A bank heist in progress pits the legendary detective against his no-nonsense boss. Ray Winstone and Damian Lewis star. It’s rated R.

“Hava Nagila,” not rated, focuses on the Jewish journey over the past 150 years.

In “The End of Love,” a struggling actor is given a heavy dose of reality when the mother of his 2-year-old suddenly dies. Amanda Seyfried and Michael Cera are featured in the drama, which is not rated.

Nicole Kidman and Dermot Mulroney star in “Stoker,” about a friendless girl who becomes infatuated with an uncle she never knew existed. It’s rated R.

“The Attacks of 26/11” is a docudrama about terrorist attacks on Mumbai. It’s not rated.

Children in a foster home get a time-travel story with a message about how they are loved in “The Lost Medallion.” It’s rated PG.

“The Frankenstein Theory,” not rated, tells the story of a professor who sets out to prove Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” is nonfiction disguised as fantasy.

The documentary, “A Place at the Table,” rated PG, takes a look a hunger in America.

“Welcome to Pine Hill” focuses on a reformed drug dealer who has to make peace with his past. It’s not rated.

Antonio Banderas stars in “Day of the Falcon,” about two rival leaders who agree to end their fighting. Then, oil is discovered between their territories. It’s rated R.

“The Battles of Pussy Willow Creek,” not rated, is a mockumentary about a misfit Union regiment that prevented a much larger army from conquering Washington.

“Here I Learned to Love,” not rated, is a documentary about two brothers who were saved from death by their mother, an aunt and a stranger in a concentration camp. They grew up unsure they were even related.

Inspired by the book of the same name, “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet,” is a documentary about environmentalism. It’s not rated.

“Future Weather,” not rated, focuses on a 13-year-old girl worried about global warming. Amy Madigan stars.

Family relationships are examined in “The Playback Singer,” not rated, about an aimless adult male whose life is upended when his father-in-law, a B-movie playback singer, visits.

“War Witch,” not rated, is about a girl kidnapped by rebel soldiers and enslaved to a life of guerrilla warfare.

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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