‘X-Men’ opens on big screens Friday

By From page A7 | May 21, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The mutant superheroes get their time at movie theaters beginning Friday with the arrival of “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen star in the action film, partially set in an alternate future where surviving mutants have been penned in concentration camps. Giant robots patrol America in the future and most of the X-Men have been killed.

In the present day, the X-Men are forced to stop a key event from unfolding in order to keep that future from becoming a reality.

It’s rated PG-13.

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore pair up again in “Blended,” a PG-13 comedy about two single parents who, after a blind date, decide they never want to see each other again. Fate intervenes and the two, along with their children, are stuck sharing a suite at a safari resort.

Opening in limited release are:

“The Angriest Man in Brooklyn,” which stars Robin Williams as a man who has a bad day, every day. A doctor, also having her own bad day, diagnoses him with a brain aneurysm and tells him he has 90 minutes to live. Mila Kunis and James Earl Jones also star. It’s rated R.

“Tracks,” the true story of a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. One dog and four unpredictable camels are her companions. It’s rated PG-13.

“Words and Pictures,” a comedy-drama about a prep school English teacher who begins drinking heavily to deal with his despair. He then meets an artist who is dealing with the onset of arthritis. Juliette Binoche and Amy Brennerman star in the PG-13 movie.

“Accident,” a re-release of a 1967 film about a married Oxford don, played by Dirk Bogarde, who lusts for a student, portrayed by Jacqueline Sassard. Michael York is also featured. It’s not rated.

“Cold in July,” which centers on a man whose life unravels into corruption and violence after he kills a home intruder. It’s not rated.

“Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia,” which uses interviews with Vidal to trace his early years on the screen. It’s not rated.

“Stand Clear of the Closing Doors,” which tells the story of a man who hides in the subway as Hurricane Sandy closes in on New York City. 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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