open­ing this week

Pasatiempo - - Moving Images - — com­piled by Robert Ben­ziker

DEATH AT A FU­NERAL Frank Oz’s 2007 Bri­tish com­edy gets an Amer­i­can re­make — or, more specif­i­cally, a mostly African Amer­i­can re­make. Chris Rock, Tracy Mor­gan, Danny Glover, Martin Lawrence, Regina Hall, Peter Din­klage, and Luke Wil­son play var­i­ous fam­ily and friends who lay a loved one to rest, and then all sorts of crazi­ness breaks out at the wake. Rated R. 90 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe;

Dream Catcher, Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

THE JONE­SES Every­one wants to keep up with the Jone­ses — so much so that ev­ery prod­uct the Jone­ses own cre­ates a spike in lo­cal sales not long af­ter they show it off. If this sounds like a scam, that’s be­cause it is. The Jone­ses are not a real fam­ily, just four sales­peo­ple pre­tend­ing to be one. But the fake daddy (David Du­chovny) re­ally has the hots for the fake mommy (Demi Moore). Rated R. 93 min­utes. Re­gal

DeVar­gas, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

KENNY CH­ES­NEY: SUM­MER IN 3D What would sum­mer be without arena-ready coun­try mu­sic in three rootin’-tootin’ di­men­sions? Ch­es­ney, who has sold roughly a gajil­lion con­cert tick­ets, brings his live con­cert ex­pe­ri­ence to the­aters with this lim­ited-en­gage­ment film. Opens Wed­nes­day, April 21. Not rated. 99 min­utes. Screens in 3-D at Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed)

KICK-ASS Wanted was the first adap­ta­tion of a story by comic-book writer Mark Mil­lar, and it was a big, R-rated hit. Kick-Ass, the col­or­ful sec­ond adap­ta­tion of Mil­lar’s work, earns its R with some con­tro­ver­sial ul­tra­vi­o­lence per­pe­trated by a pre-teen girl (Chloë Grace Moretz). Aaron John­son plays the wannabe su­per­hero of the ti­tle, while Christo­pher Mintz-Plasse ( Su­per­bad’s McLovin) and Ni­co­las Cage round out the cast. Rated R. 117 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream Catcher, Es­pañola; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed)

THE LIT­TLE TRAITOR Al­fred Molina plays a Bri­tish sol­dier dur­ing the last days of his coun­try’s oc­cu­pa­tion of Pales­tine, just be­fore Is­rael be­came a state. He meets a young Is­raeli boy (played by Ido Port), and they form a friend­ship. In English and He­brew with sub­ti­tles. Not rated. 89 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

OCEANS The lat­est film in the Dis­ney­na­ture doc­u­men­tary line (af­ter last year’s Earth) takes us un­der the sea, and dar­ling it’s bet­ter down where it’s wet­ter — take it from me. De­spite the big mouse ears on the ti­tle screen, there are no singing crabs down here, though; just nar­ra­tion by Pierce Bros­nan, count­less sea crit­ters, and a whole lot of ma­jes­tic footage of the planet that hu­mans are swiftly de­stroy­ing. Co-di­rected by Jac­ques Cluzaud and Jac­ques Per­rin, the guys who gave us Winged Mi­gra­tion. Opens Thurs­day, April 22. Rated G. 103 min­utes. Re­gal

Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

THE PER­FECT GAME It’s of­fi­cially base­ball sea­son, and here’s the first in­spi­ra­tional (and based-on-a-true-story) hard­ball movie of the spring. Clifton Collins Jr. plays a coach who re­turns to ru­ral Mex­ico af­ter leav­ing the U.S. due to dis­crim­i­na­tion. There he is per­suaded to coach a Lit­tle League team, and what do you know? He brings the kids to­gether, wins games against all odds, takes the team to Texas to com­pete, and finds a lit­tle re­demp­tion for him­self. Play ball! Rated PG. 118 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed) THE SONG OF THE LIT­TLE ROAD The films of In­dian di­rec­tor Satya­jit Ray have the stand­ing among crit­ics of those by Kuro­sawa, Fellini, or Bergman, but in re­cent decades, few have seen them. That’s be­cause prints of Ray’s films (in­clud­ing the beloved Apu tril­ogy of the 1950s) were in piti­ful con­di­tion as a re­sult of care­less han­dling and stor­age. Santa Fe-based film­maker Priyanka Ku­mar’s doc­u­men­tary bears wit­ness to the power and beauty of Ray’s work and the im­por­tance of film preser­va­tion. In­ter­view sub­jects in­clud­ing Martin Scors­ese and Ravi Shankar (who scored the Apu films) speak elo­quently amid mon­tages of still pho­tos, while plen­ti­ful clips from Ray’s oeu­vre of­fer brief im­mer­sion into the worlds of his char­ac­ters. 7 p.m. Thurs­day, April 22, only; Q&A with Ku­mar fol­lows screen­ing. Ad­vance tick­ets avail­able on­line at www.store.nehst.com/soofliroscti.html. Not rated. 70 min­utes. In English and Ben­gali with sub­ti­tles.

The Screen, Santa Fe. ( Jeff Acker)

McBruisin’: Christo­pher Mintz-Plasse in Kick-Ass, at Re­gal Sta­dium 14 in Santa Fe

and Dream­Catcher in Es­pañola

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