En­ter­tain­ment: Movies open­ing this week, now play­ing and spe­cial screen­ings.

Los Angeles Times - - THE GUIDE - All movies are in gen­eral re­lease un­less noted. Also in­cluded: the film’s run­ning time and rat­ings. MPAA cat­e­gories: (G) for gen­eral au­di­ences; (PG) parental guid­ance urged be­cause of ma­te­rial pos­si­bly un­suit­able for chil­dren; (PG-13) par­ents are strongly

MOVIES

Cap­sule re­views are by Ken­neth Tu­ran (K.Tu.), Mark Olsen (M.O.) and other re­view­ers. Com­piled by Oliver Get­tell.

Open­ings

FRI­DAY

An­ar­chy Par­lor The pro­pri­etor of a Lithua­nian tat­too par­lor prac­tices a dark art form that en­snares a group of Amer­i­can col­lege stu­dents. With Robert LaSardo, Sara Fa­bel and Jor­dan James Smith. Writ­ten and di­rected by Devon Downs and Kenny Gage. (1:39) NR.

Bury­ing the Ex A young man who’s afraid to break up with his over­bear­ing girl­friend is seem­ingly bailed out when she’s killed in a freak ac­ci­dent, but she doesn’t stay dead for long. With An­ton Yelchin, Ash­ley Greene and Alexan­dra Dad­dario. Writ­ten by Alan Trezza. Di­rected by Joe Dante. (1:29) R.

Cha­gall-Male­vich A dra­ma­tized ac­count of the ri­valry be­tween the Rus­sian pain­ters Marc Cha­gall and Kaz­imir Male­vich. With Kristina Sch­nei­der­mann, Leonid Bichevin and Ana­toliy Beliy. Writ­ten and di­rected by Alek­sandr Mitta. In Russin with English sub­ti­tles. (1:57) NR.

Char­lie, Trevor and a Girl Sa­van­nah A trou­bled young man tries to res­cue his kid­napped girl­friend with the help of a fast-talk­ing play­wright. With Ty Hodges, Eric Roberts and Toby Hem­ing­way. Writ­ten and di­rected by Hodges. (1:35) NR.

Dope For a trio of geeky In­gle­wood teens, a chance in­vi­ta­tion to an un­der­ground party sets them on a drug-deal­ing adventure. With Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Cle­mons. Writ­ten and di­rected by

Rick Fa­muyiwa. (1:43) R. Story on

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Eden A garage DJ nav­i­gates 20 years in the French un­der­ground dance mu­sic scene. With Felix De Givry, Pauline Eti­enne and Vin­cent Ma­caigne. Writ­ten by Mia Hansen-Love and Sven Hansen-Love. Di­rected by Mia Hansen-Love. In French and English, with English sub­ti­tles. (2:11) R.

The Face of an An­gel A film­maker com­mis­sioned to make a movie about the con­tro­ver­sial mur­der trial of an Amer­i­can stu­dent in Italy be­gins to ques­tion the mo­tives of the peo­ple around him, and of him­self. With Daniel Bruhl, Kate Beck­in­sale and Cara Delev­ingne. Writ­ten by Paul Vi­ragh. Di­rected by Michael Win­ter­bot­tom. (1:37) NR.

I Be­lieve in Uni­corns An imag­i­na­tive teenage girl car­ing for her dis­abled mother looks for sal­va­tion in a new re­la­tion­ship with an older boy. With Natalia Dyer, Peter Vack and Ju­lia Gar­ner. Writ­ten and di­rected by Leah Mey­er­hoff. (1:20) NR.

In­fin­itely Po­lar Bear Af­ter a ner­vous break­down lands him in a men­tal hos­pi­tal, a bipo­lar 1970s fa­ther be­comes the pri­mary care­taker for his two young daugh­ters while his wife gets her MBA. With Mark Ruf­falo, Zoe Sal­dana and Imo­gene Wolo­darsky. Writ­ten and di­rected by Maya Forbes. (1:28) R.

In­side Out An 11-year-old girl and her fam­ily move to a new city, prompt­ing her five per­son­i­fied emo­tions help guide her through the tran­si­tion, in this an­i­mated film. With the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black and Mindy Kal­ing. Writ­ten by Pete Doc­ter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Coo­ley. Di­rected by Doc­ter and Ron­nie del Car­men. (1:35) PG.

Man­gle­horn A reclu­sive small-town lock­smith who has never re­cov­ered from los­ing the love of his life cau­tiously ap­proaches the pos­si­bil­ity of mov­ing on. With Al Pa­cino, Chris Messina and Holly Hunter. Writ­ten by Paul Lo­gan. Di­rected by David Gor­don Green. (1:37) PG-13. Story on

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The New Ri­jksmu­seum A doc­u­men­tary chron­i­cling the 10-year ren­o­va­tion of Am­s­ter­dam’s Ri­jksmu­seum. Di­rected by Oeke Hoogendijk. In Dutch, English, French and Span­ish, with English sub­ti­tles. (2:11) NR.

The Overnight In an at­tempt to ac­cli­mate to Los An­ge­les, a young cou­ple spend an in­creas­ingly bizarre evening with the par­ents of their son’s new friend. With Tay­lor Schilling, Adam Scott and Ja­son Schwartzman. Writ­ten and di­rected by Pa­trick Brice. (1:20) R.

Phantom Halo Two broth­ers scrape to get by and cope with their drunken mess of a fa­ther, and one of them tries to fix things with a coun­ter­feit­ing scheme that goes awry. With Thomas Brodie-Sang­ster, Luke Klein­tank and Se­bas­tian Roche. Writ­ten by An­to­nia Bog­danovich and Anne Hef­fron. Di­rected by Bog­danovich. (1:29) R.

Re­venge of the Mekons A doc­u­men­tary about the long-run­ning Bri­tish punk rock band the Mekons. Di­rected by Joe An­gio. (1:35) NR.

Rub­ble Kings A doc­u­men­tary about New York street gangs of the 1970s. Nar­rated by John Leguizamo. Di­rected by Shan Ni­chol­son. (1:10) NR.

Set Fire to the Stars A bi­o­graph­i­cal drama about the New York aca­demic John Mal­colm Brin­nin bring­ing the ac­claimed but al­co­holic Welsh poet Dy­lan Thomas to the U.S. for a tour in 1950. With Eli­jah Wood, Ce­lyn Jones and Kelly Reilly. Writ­ten by Jones and Andy God­dard. Di­rected by God­dard. (1:33) NR.

The Wanted 18 A doc­u­men­tary about the Is­raeli army’s pur­suit of 18 cows whose in­de­pen­dent milk pro­duc­tion on a Pales­tinian col­lec­tive farm was de­clared a threat to na­tional se­cu­rity dur­ing the first in­fi­tada. Di­rected by Paul Cowan and Amer Shomali. In Ara­bic, He­brew and English, with English sub­ti­tles. (1:15) NR.

The Wolf­pack A doc­u­men­tary about seven sib­lings who grew up in vir­tual iso­la­tion in a low-in­come devel­op­ment on New York’s Lower East Side and learned about the out­side world al­most en­tirely through watch­ing movies. Di­rected by Crys­tal Moselle. (1:29) R.

The Yes Men Are Re­volt­ing A doc­u­men­tary about the con­tin­u­ing ex­ploits of the an­ti­co­po­rate prankster ac­tivists the Yes Men. Di­rected by Laura Nix and the Yes Men. (1:32) R.

Crit­ics’ Choices

Ex Machina Shrewdly imag­ined and per­sua­sively made, this is a spooky piece of spec­u­la­tive fic­tion about ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence that’s com­pletely plau­si­ble, ca­pa­ble of think­ing big thoughts and pro­vid­ing pulp thrills. But even say­ing that doesn’t do full jus­tice to this qui­etly un­nerv­ing Alex Gar­land film star­ring Domh­nall Glee­son, Os­car Isaac and Ali­cia Vikan­der. (K.Tu., April 10) (1:50) R.

The Farewell Party This Is­raeli film not only thinks the un­think­able, it laughs at the un­laugh­able. Nom­i­nated for 14 Is­raeli Academy Awards, this is a gen­tle but pointed work, a warm and comic film about an un­mis­tak­ably se­ri­ous sub­ject, the end of life it­self. (K.Tu., June 5) In He­brew with English sub­ti­tles. (1:30) NR.

Iris The late Al­bert Maysles was one of Amer­ica’s great doc­u­men­tar­i­ans, a force in the field for nearly six decades, but his lat­est film has got to be one of his most charm­ing. With her trade­mark huge round glasses and her ge­nius for cos­tume jew­elry, the 93year-old Iris Apfel could qual­ify as the world’s old­est fash­ion­ista. But when she talks, you want to lis­ten. (K.Tu., May 6) (1:18) PG-13.

Mad Max: Fury Road Words are not re­ally the point when it comes to deal­ing with this barn-burner of a postapoc­a­lyp­tic ex­trav­a­ganza in which siz­zling, un­set­tling images are the or­der of the day. Tom Hardy and Char­l­ize Theron are the leads, but the real star is film­maker Ge­orge Miller. (K.Tu., May 15) In 3-D. (2 hrs.) R.

Spy reteams writer-direc­tor Paul Feig with his “Brides­maids” and “The Heat” star Melissa McCarthy in an af­fec­tion­ate sendup of globe-hop­ping es­pi­onage movies. With strong sup­port from Ja­son Statham and Rose Byrne, “Spy” may not be a great movie, but it is great fun. And at times it will have you won­der­ing if there’s that much of a dif­fer­ence. (M.O., June 5) (2 hrs.) R. Story on Page E4

Tes­ta­ment of Youth Star Ali­cia Vikan­der sweeps you away in this pas­sion­ate World War I ro­man­tic drama based on Vera Brit­tain’s cel­e­brated mem­oir. Un­apolo­get­i­cally emo­tional and im­pec­ca­bly made in the clas­sic man­ner, it tells the kind of po­tent, many-sided story whose un­fore­seen com­plex­i­ties can only come cour­tesy of a life that lived them all. (K.Tu., June 5) (2:09) PG-13.

When Marnie Was There This story of two lonely girls and the strange bond be­tween them, the lat­est an­i­mated fea­ture from Ja­pan’s Stu­dio Ghi­bli does not fall neatly into any con­ven­tional nar­ra­tive cat­e­gory. But that doesn’t get in the way of it be­ing vis­ually spec­tac­u­lar. (K.Tu., May 22) (1:43) PG.

Also in The­aters

The 11th Hour A busi­ness ex­ec­u­tive who suf­fers yet an­other mis­car­riage is told she’s too old to carry a child but re­fuses to ac­cept her fate. With Kim Basinger, Jor­dan Pren­tice and Peter Stor­mare. Writ­ten and di­rected by An­ders Morgenthaler. (1:37) NR.

Aloha Per­ceived as strug­gling and dam­aged, “Aloha” de­serves bet­ter than all that. Even with its off-bal­ance, over­stuffed sto­ry­telling, the films main­tains a charm and en­ergy that never flags, with brisk pac­ing and gen­er­ally en­gag­ing per­for­mances from its deep-bench cast. (May 29, M.O.) (1:45) PG-13.

Avengers: Age of Ul­tron It would be

silly to pre­tend that this lat­est Marvel su­per­hero epic isn’t good at what it does, or that the evil Ul­tron isn’t a fine vil­lain. How­ever, as the ideal ve­hi­cle for our age of in­stant grat­i­fi­ca­tion, it dis­ap­pears with­out a trace al­most as soon as it’s con­sumed. (K.Tu., April 30) In 3-D and Imax. (2:21) PG-13.

The Cain Com­plex Three years af­ter a fam­ily tragedy, a man strug­gling with PTSD has to fight off a home in­va­sion. With Billy Blair, Sue Rock and Sam Eid­son. Writ­ten and di­rected by Mar­cello Za­mar­ripa. (1:26) NR.

En­tourage Whether cre­ated be­cause of fan ser­vice or con­trac­tual obli­ga­tion, the “En­tourage” movie has none of the fizz of the HBO se­ries’ ear­li­est sea­sons, and watch­ing it sum­mons that vague blank fa­mil­iar­ity of dis­cov­er­ing a show you used to watch is un­ex­pect­edly still on the air. (M.O., June 3) (1:44) R.

Ev­ery Last Child A doc­u­men­tary fol­low­ing five peo­ple af­fected by the po­lio cri­sis in Pak­istan, where the Tal­iban is­sued a ban against vac­ci­na­tions. Di­rected by Tom Roberts. (1:25) PG-13.

Gemma Bovery As a bored baker with an over­ac­tive imag­i­na­tion, the won­der­ful French ac­tor Fabrice Lu­chini is the only rea­son to see “Gemma Bovery,” a mildly amus­ing riff on Flaubert. His char­ac­ter’s baguettes, brioches and crois­sants have far more sub­stance than this Gal­lic pif­fle’s day-old satire. (Sheri Lin­den, May 29) (1:39) R.

Hun­gry Hearts A young mother’s ob­ses­sion with pro­tect­ing her baby from the out­side world forces her hus­band to rec­og­nize the true dan­ger to the child. With Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher and Roberta Maxwell. Writ­ten and di­rected by Save­rio Costanzo. (1:48) NR.

I’ll See You in My Dreams There is some­thing about Blythe Danner’s on­screen essence that is per­fect for the gen­tly aged widow she plays in her first lead­ing role in years. The 72-yearold actress uses her mix of flinty, flighty and frag­ile to draw us into a story and a life shaken and stirred by a death. It is a film that gets to the heart of things like loss and love with­out pa­tron­iz­ing or par­ody. (Betsy Sharkey, May 15) (1:35) PG-13.

In­sid­i­ous Chap­ter 3 To en­joy “In­sid­i­ous: Chap­ter 3” — and it is en­joy­able — you needn’t have seen the first two films in this hor­ror se­ries. Although this third in­stall­ment is a pre­quel set years be­fore those ear­lier shock­ers, which in­volved the haunted Lam­bert fam­ily (not re­turn­ing here), it stands well on its own as a jumpy spook­fest. (Gary Gold­stein, June 5) (1:37) PG-13.

Juras­sic World At an is­land theme park where dinosaurs have been res­ur­rected through science, a new ge­net­i­cally en­gi­neered spec­i­men es­capes con­fine­ment and plunges the park into chaos. With Chris Pratt, Bryce Dal­las Howard and Vin­cent D’Onofrio. Writ­ten by Derek Con­nolly and Colin Trevor­row. Di­rected by Trevor­row. In 3-D. (2:04) PG-13.

Live From New York A doc­u­men­tary trac­ing the early years of the latenight sketch show “Satur­day Night Live” and its evo­lu­tion into a com­edy in­sti­tu­tion. Di­rected by Bao Nguyen. (1:22) NR.

Love & Mercy Paul Dano and John Cu­sack do fine work play­ing Brian Wil­son of the Beach Boys at two dif­fer­ent times in his life, but they are not enough to res­cue this un­even biopic. (K.Tu., June 5). (2 hrs.) PG-13.

Love at First Fight In a small French town, a mild-man­nered car­pen­ter en­lists in an army boot camp to pur­sue a tough-minded young woman. With Adele Haenel, Kevin Azais and An­toine Lau­rent. Writ­ten by Thomas Cail­ley and Claude Le Pape. Di­rected by Cail­ley. In French with English sub­ti­tles. (1:38) NR.

Madame Bo­vary Des­per­ate to es­cape the dull­ness of pro­vin­cial life, a young mar­ried woman in 19th-cen­tury France pur­sues a se­ries of in­dis­creet af­fairs. With Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller and Rhys Ifans. Writ­ten by Felipe Marino and So­phie Barthes. Di­rected by Barthes. (1:58) R.

Me and Earl and the Dy­ing Girl An awk­ward high-school se­nior is forced by his mom to spend time with a class­mate he hasn’t spo­ken to since kinder­garten, a girl who has just di­ag­nosed with can­cer. With Thomas Mann, Olivia Cook and R.J. Cyler. Writ­ten by Jesse An­drews. Di­rected by Al­fonso Gomez-Re­jon. (1:44) PG-13. Story on Page E8

Mon­doManila A young man makes his way through the slums of Manila, cross­ing paths with char­ac­ters in­clud­ing a crip­pled pimp, a lonely house­wife and a small-time politi­cian. With Ti­mothy Ma­balot, Mar­ife Ne­ce­sito and Alex Tiglao. Writ­ten and di­rected by Khavn De La Cruz. In Filipino with English sub­ti­tles. (1:15) NR.

One Cut, One Life A doc­u­men­tary about non­fic­tion direc­tor Ed Pin­cus who teams with a col­lab­o­ra­tor make one last movie af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with a ter­mi­nal ill­ness. Di­rected by Pin­cus Lu­cia Small. (1:45) NR.

Pitch Per­fect 2 The com­edy choir wars are more in­tense, more ab­surd and more low-brow fun than ever in this se­quel, still se­curely an­chored by Anna Ken­drick, Rebel Wil­son and Brit­tany Snow as the defin­ing mem­bers of a top-ranked col­lege a cap­pella group. Hailee Ste­in­feld proves a very good ad­di­tion to the cho­rus line; her Emily is key to fresh­en­ing up a fairly pre­dictable plot. And El­iz­a­beth Banks is im­pres­sive in her fea­ture di­rect­ing de­but. (Betsy Sharkey, May 15) (1:56) PG-13.

Poltergeist Di­rected by Gil Ke­nan, this re­make is a dis­con­cert­ingly un­even out­ing, not quite con­nect­ing in the man­ner of the 1982 orig­i­nal while also never stand­ing firmly on its own two feet. The new “Poltergeist” is a pleas­ant enough di­ver­sion, bet­ter as a low-sim­mer sus­pense story than a full-blown ef­fects ex­trav­a­ganza. (M.O., May 23) In 3-D. (1:31) PG-13.

Rebels of the Neon God A new restora­tion of the 1992 film about a cram-school stu­dent in Taipei who be­comes ob­sessed with a petty thief. With Chen Chao-jung, Jen Chang-ben and Lee Kang-sheng. Writ­ten and di­rected by Tsai Ming-liang. In Man­darin with English sub­ti­tles. (1:46) NR.

Redeemer An ex-hit­man seeks re­demp­tion for his sins by ex­act­ing vig­i­lante jus­tice and crosses paths with a drug lord. With Marko Zaror, Loreto Aravena and Jose Luis Mosca. Writ­ten and di­rected by Ernesto Diaz Espinoza. In Span­ish and English, with English sub­ti­tles. (1:30) NR.

San An­dreas Woe­fully by-the-num­bers from a dra­matic point of view, this story of a mas­sive quake flat­ten­ing Cal­i­for­nia knows how tomake the most of its 1,300 vis­ual-ef­fects shots. (K.Tu., May 29). In 3-D. (1:54) PG-13.

The Stranger A mys­te­ri­ous man ar­rives in a small Canadian town seek­ing his wife, but his un­wel­come pres­ence and what he finds plunges the com­mu­nity into blood­shed. With Ariel Levy, Ni­co­las Du­ran and Lorenza Izzo. Writ­ten and di­rected by Guillermo Amoedo. (1:33) NR.

To­mor­row­land As­much as you wish it were oth­er­wise, the Ge­orge Clooney-star­ring fu­tur­is­tic tale di­rected by Brad Bird only works in fits and starts. Sum­mer tent­poles are rarely guilty of over­reach­ing, but this one is fi­nally more am­bi­tious than ac­com­plished. (K.Tu., May 22) In Imax. (2:10) PG.

Vendetta When his wife is killed by a crim­i­nal he put away, a hard-nosed de­tec­tive de­lib­er­ately gets ar­rested to get re­venge. With Dean Cain, Paul “The Big Show” Wight and Michael Ek­lund. Writ­ten by Justin Shady. Di­rected by Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska. (1:30) R.

Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val

“THE WOLF­PACK,”

di­rected by Crys­tal Moselle, is a doc­u­men­tary about seven New York sib­lings who learned about the out­side world through watch­ing movies.

Dis­ney

JOY (VOICED by Amy Poehler) is one of a girl’s Emo­tions in “In­side Out.”

Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures / Am­blin En­ter­tain­ment

BRYCE DAL­LAS HOWARD and Chris Pratt, cen­ter, are in “Juras­sicWorld.”

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