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CEN­TRAL IN­TEL­LI­GENCE

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)

FIND­ING DORY

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)

GE­NIUS

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.

SUN­SET SONG

Rated R. 135 min­utes. In Scots di­alect with sub­ti­tles. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. See review, Page 32.

THE WIT­NESS

Not rated. 89 min­utes. The Screen. See review, Page 30.

One fish, two fish: Find­ing Dory, at Regal Sta­dium 14, Vi­o­let Crown, and DreamCatcher

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