OPENING THIS WEEK
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart have starred in several buddy comedies each, but never together — until now. Hart plays Calvin, a man who looks up an old classmate named Bob Stone on Facebook. Back in school, Bob was overweight and teased. Now, he looks like The Rock, and he’s a CIA agent. When the mismatched friends reunite, they get drawn into some international-espionage shenanigans. Rated PG-13. 114 minutes. Regal Stadium 14; Violet Crown; DreamCatcher. (Not reviewed)
DRAGON INN AND A TOUCH OF ZEN
Taiwanese director King Hu is considered to have done for kung-fu movies what John Ford did for Westerns. Two of his classics are back in new restorations, and Jean Cocteau Cinema has them both (with separate showtimes and admissions). A
Touch of Zen (1971, not rated, 200 minutes) is about a princess (Hsu Feng) on the run, who is aided by a shiftless artist (Shih Chun) and some masterful monks. Dragon Inn (1967, not rated 111 minutes) centers on a group of swordsmen who attempt to save the last of a bloodline from the crooked eunuch of the emperor. Both films in Mandarin with subtitles. Jean Cocteau Cinema. (Not reviewed)
This sequel to the 2003 smash Finding Nemo centers on Dory, the forgetful blue fish voiced by Ellen DeGeneres. In a rare instance when Dory’s memory works properly, she recalls that her family lives in the Monterey area, and sets out to find them. Along the way, she is aided by old friends such as the clownfish Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence), and the gnarly sea turtle Crush (Andrew Stanton). Rated PG. 103 minutes. Screens in 3-D and 2-D at Regal Stadium 14; Violet Crown; DreamCatcher. (Not reviewed)
Jude Law plays Thomas Wolfe in this movie about the writing of his 1929 novel Look Homeward, Angel, and focuses on his relationship with his editor, Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth). Perkins, the famed Scribner’s editor who oversaw work by Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others, attempts to coax a great novel from Wolfe. Laura Linney and Nicole Kidman also star. Rated PG-13. 104 minutes. Regal DeVargas. (Not reviewed)
PATHS OF THE SOUL
Not rated. 115 minutes. In Tibetan with subtitles. Center for Contemporary Arts. See review, Page 31.
Rated R. 135 minutes. In Scots dialect with subtitles. Center for Contemporary Arts. See review, Page 32.
Not rated. 89 minutes. The Screen. See review, Page 30.
One fish, two fish: Finding Dory, at Regal Stadium 14, Violet Crown, and DreamCatcher