‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman,’ ‘300’ open Friday

By From page A7 | March 05, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Animation and action head to the big screen this weekend.

“Mr. Peabody and Sherman” is based on the 1960s characters featured on TV’s “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.” In this 2014 version, Sherman takes the time machine to impress his friend. He rips a hole in the universe and wreaks havoc on world history. It’s up to Mr. Peabody to save the world in this PG-13 film, which is also being shown in 3D.

A bloody battle at sea is the setting for “300: Rise of an Empire.” When a Greek general sees a threat from Persia, he knows he must unite all of Greece to stand a chance of repelling a Persian invasion. It’s rated R and is also being shown in 3D.

Opening in limited release are:

“Bethlehem,” a drama about a relationship between an Israeli secret service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. It’s not rated.

“The Face of Love,” which features Annette Bening, Ed Harris and Robin Williams in a romantic comedy about a widow who falls in love with a man who is a near-perfect double for her late husband. It’s not rated.

“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” which shares the story of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel and his friendship with a young employee. Saoirse Ronan, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton star. It’s rated R.

“Grand Piano,” which stars Elijah Wood and John Cusack in the story of a Tom Selznick, a talented pianist, who deals with stage fright. It’s rated R.

“Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons,” set in a world plagued by demons who cause human inhabitants unspeakable suffering. It’s rated PG-13.

“Special ID,” about an undercover cop deep inside China’s most ruthless crime syndicate. It’s rated R.

“Particle Fever,” a documentary that follows six scientists during the launch of Large Hadron Collider, one of the most expensive experiments in the history of the planet.

“A Farewell to Fools,” which features Gerard Depardieu and Harvey Keitel in a World War II drama about a German soldier found dead near a village in Romania. A suspect must be named by the next morning or local authorities will be shot by the Nazis. It’s rated PG-13.

“In Fear,” which centers on a young couple’s fight to make it through the night as they are tormented while traveling a maze of country roads. 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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