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Movies: Ant-Man, Infinitely Polar Bear, Mr. Holmes

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Wide-release film synopses from the Los Angeles Times. For full reviews of movies opening this weekend, see the Today section. 

OPENING FRIDAY

‘Ant-Man’ **1/2

A master thief (Paul Rudd) seeking redemption dons a suit that allows him to shrink in size but increase in strength to face down a new generation of threats. With Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and Corey Stoll. Written by Rudd and Adam McKay. Directed by Peyton Reed. (PG-13, 1:57)

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ (Not reviewed)

A man (Salman Khan) helps a young mute Pakistani girl (Harshaali Malthotra), who is lost in India, find her way home to her motherland. With Kareena Kapoor. (Not rated, 2:34) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

‘Infinitely Polar Bear’  ***

After a nervous breakdown lands him in a mental hospital, a bipolar 1970s father (Mark Ruffalo) becomes the primary caretaker for his two young daughters while his wife (Zoe Saldana) gets her MBA. With Imogene Wolodarsky. Written and directed by Maya Forbes. (R, 1:28) At Kahala 8

‘Mr. Holmes’ ***

In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes faces the end of his days in a remote seaside farmhouse, where he begins to rely on his housekeeper’s young son and revisits the unsolved case that forced him into retirement. With Ian McKellen, Laura Linney and Milo Parker. Written by Jeffrey Hatcher. Directed by Bill Condon. (PG, 1:34) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kahala 8

‘Northern Limit Line’  ***

A South Korean naval thriller based on the Second Battle of Yeonpyeong in 2002. Stars Kim Moo-Yeol, Jin Goo, Lee Hyun Woo and Lee Wan. Directed by Kim Hak-soon. (Not rated, 2:10) At Pearlridge West

‘Trainwreck’ ***1/2

A hard-living men’s magazine writer (Amy Schumer) who doesn’t believe in monogamy is thrown for a loop when she starts to fall for her latest profile subject, an endearing sports doctor (Bill Hader). With Brie Larson. Written by Schumer. Directed by Judd Apatow. (R, 2:02)

NOW PLAYING

‘Amy’ ***1/2

A documentary about the late singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, including her rise to fame and her struggles with relationship troubles, media attention and substance abuse. Directed by Asif Kapadia. (R, 2:01) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kahala 8

‘The Breakup Playlist’ (Not reviewed)

Piolo Pascual and Sarah Geronimo star in a Filipino romantic drama about an aspiring singer and rock band leader who develop feelings for each other when they work together on a song. In Filipino with English subtitles. (Not rated, 1:30) At Kapolei and Pearlridge West

‘The Gallows’ **

Twenty years after an accident killed the lead actor of a high school play, students at the same small-town school resurrect the failed stage production, but things don’t go as planned. With Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos and Reese Mishler. Written and directed by Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff. (R, 1:20)

‘Inside Out’ ***1/2

An 11-year-old girl and her family move to a new city, prompting her five personified emotions to 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. (PG, 1:35)

‘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. (PG-13, 2:04)

‘Magic Mike XXL’ **

The strip-dancing guys go on a road trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., where they plan to give their last performance. With Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Strahan and Amber Heard. (R, 1:55)

‘Max’ **1/2

When his handler (Robbie Amell) is killed on the front lines in Afghanistan, a troubled military dog is shipped back to the U.S. and taken in by the soldier’s family, and both begin to heal. With Josh Wiggins, Lauren Graham and Thomas Haden Church. Written by Boaz Yakin and Sheldon Lettich. Directed by Yakin. (PG, 1:51)

‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’  ***1/2

 A weaselly liar of a movie — that’s also very good — this film comes on full of self-deprecating bluster, professing no interest in jerking tears a la "The Fault in Our Stars," as it lays out its tale of a Pittsburgh high school senior’s friendship with a fellow classmate diagnosed with cancer. But gradually, as the narrator-

protagonist learns to lower his emotional guard, the film lunges, sensitively, for the jugular. (PG-13, 1:44) At Kahala 8

‘Minions’ **1/2

The capsule-shaped creatures known as Minions search for a new evil mastermind to follow in this spinoff of the "Despicable Me" animated films. With the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm. Written by Brian Lynch. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. In 3-D. (PG, 1:28)

‘Self/less’ *

A wealthy man dying of cancer (Ben Kingsley) undergoes a radical medical procedure to transfer his consciousness into a healthy young body (Ryan Reynolds), but all is not as it seems when he digs into the origin of his new frame. With Natalie Martinez. Written by David Pastor and Alex Pastor. Directed by Tarsem Singh. (PG-13, 1:57)

‘Spy’ **1/2

When her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and other top agents are compromised, a deskbound CIA analyst (Melissa McCarthy) is sent into the field to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer. With Jason Statham and Rose Byrne. Written and directed by Paul Feig. (R, 2:00) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

‘Ted 2’ *1/2

A potty-mouthed teddy bear that’s been magically brought to life wages a legal battle to prove his humanity in this sequel to 2012’s "Ted." With Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried and the voice of Seth MacFarlane. Written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. Directed by MacFarlane. (R, 1:48) At Ward Stadium 16

‘Terminator Genisys’ *1/2

Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as the Terminator in a reboot of James Cameron’s sci-fi classic. With Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke and Jai Courtney. Directed by Alan Taylor. (PG-13, 1:59)

‘Testament of  Youth’ ***1/2

A young Englishwoman (Alicia Vikander) comes of age during World War I and experiences the horrors of war firsthand as a military nurse. With Kit Harington and Taron Egerton. Written by Juliette Towhidi. Directed by James Kent. (PG-13, 2:09) At Kahala 8

 

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Turner Classic Movies Presents ‘Double Indemnity’

Billy Wilder’s acclaimed 1944 film noir stars Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson. (PG-13) 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $13.09

‘All Work All Play: The Pursuit of Esports Glory Live’

Go behind the scenes of Season 9 of the Intel Extreme Masters, a pro video game tour. The documentary is followed by a panel discussion with Michael "Carmac" Blicharz, managing director of Pro Gaming at Turtle Entertainment. 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $15.70

Met Summer Encore: ‘The Merry Widow’

Five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman makes her Metropolitan debut with Lehar’s operetta. Also stars Renee Fleming, Nathan Gunn and Kelii O’Hara. 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $13.09

‘Faberge: A Life of Its Own’

A documentary on the origin of the prestigious Faberge name, featuring exquisite objects in stunning detail — including the brand’s first new creation in almost 100 years and a recently rediscovered lost treasure. 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kahala 8, $20

‘Dalai Lama Awakening’

Harrison Ford narrates director Khashyar Darvich’s "poetic revision" of his award-winning documentary "Dalai Lama Renaissance." 7 p.m. Thursday at Kahala 8, $8-$12

‘Night on the Towns’

Be the first to see "Paper Towns," starring Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff and opening July 24, followed by a live simulcast with the actors, filmmakers and author John Green. Attendees will receive a commemorative locket and poster. 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Dole Cannery Stadium 16; $26.18

Courtesy Beyond the Surface International

ARTHOUSE

DORIS DUKE THEATRE
Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. (532-8768, honolulumuseum.org); $10, $8 for members

HONOLULU SURF FILM FESTIVAL 2015
Through Aug. 1, $10, $8 for members.

‘Breaking the Wave’ (‘Rompiendo la Ola’)

1 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

One of the first documentaries out of Panama, this film recounts the struggles of Alejandro "El Cholito" Alfonso, Deivis Godoy and Juan Carlos "Oli" Gonzalez. In Spanish with English subtitles. (2014, Panama/Brazil, 1:14) 

Screens with:

>> ‘The Fisherman’s Son: The Spirit of Ramon Navarro’

Thanks to a surfer who gave him his board, Ramon makes his way to the top of the big-wave surfing world. In Spanish with English subtitles. (2015, U.S./Chile, 0:29)

>> ‘Deja Vu’

A surf journey along the Basque Coast. (2014, Spain, 0:04)

>> ‘Rail to Rail’

A Salvadoran grows up with a borrowed bodyboard. In Spanish with English subtitles. (2014, Australia/Guatemala, 0:04)

 

‘Expencive Porno Movie’

7:30 p.m. Friday

Tin Ojeda’s movie, shot entirely on 16 mm film, features surfers including Dane Peterson, Kassia Meador, Alex Knost and Ryan Burch. Winner of the Factor Award at the London Surf Film Festival. (2014, 0:45)

Screens with:

>> ‘The Fortune Wild’

Explores the shores off British Columbia. (2014, Canada, 0:22)

>> ‘De Passage: Just Passing Through’

Stars surfers Taylor Knox, Alana Blanchard, Shane Dorian, Paige Maddison, Rob Machado, Kai Otton, Luke Davis, Nick Rozsa, Mick Fanning and Mikala Jones. Directed by Russell Brownley and Mark Tesi. (2014, 0:23)

>> ‘Invasion. The Right Pointbreak: Safi’

This sci-fi surf adventure finds Jerome Sahyoun and Axi Muniain taking on night surfing in Morocco. (2014, France, 0:06)

>> ‘If In Doubt, Paddle Out’

Andrew Blackman’s Scandinavian take on the cult classic "Point Break." (2014, New Zealand/Denmark/Portugal, 0:08)

 

‘Beyond the Surface’

1 p.m. Saturday

This surf documentary follows India’s first female surfer, Ishita Malaviya, and fellow wave riders Crystal Thornburg-Homcy, Liz Clark, Lauren Hill, Emi Koch and Kate Baldwin, who journey through southern India. (2014, U.S./India, 0:46)

Screens with:

>> ‘Saturday 6:27 a.m.’

A collection of animated events that could take place at any given break on any given day. Winner of Best Short Film at the San Diego Surf Film Festival. (2014, Australia, 0:03)

>> ‘A Rising Tide: The India Surf Story’

India’s first documentary surf film. (2014, India, 0:13)

 

‘Pacific Vibrations’

4 p.m. Saturday, with a film introduction by director-filmmaker-surfer John Severson. 

Classic surf film finds surfing legends Bill Hamilton, Corky Carroll and Severson searching for the perfect wave from California to Hawaii. (1970, 1:32)

’70 E Tal”

7:30 p.m. Saturday

Modern surfers rip on classic boards. In Portuguese with English subtitles. (2014, Brazil, 1:10)

Screens with:

>> ‘Surf’s Up in the Algarve’

Highlights the little-known surf region within Europe. (2014, Portugal, 0:05)

>> ‘Endless Ocean’

A surfer and his grandson seek the mythical waves off the Azores. In Portuguese with English subtitles. (2014, 0:24)

 

‘iON the Barrel Vol. 2’

4 p.m. Sunday

Filmmaker Tony Harrington captures beautiful tubes in Hawaii, Australia, Indonesia and California. (2014, Australia, 1:05)

Screens with:

>> ‘North to Noosa’

An Australian road trip. (2015, Australia, 0:20)

>> ‘Behind the Seen’

Wave riders as seen from below the surface. (2013, Micronesia, 0:07)

>> ‘The Beaten Track’

Maz Quinn tracks the best waves in New Zealand. (2015, New Zealand, 0:07)

 

‘What the Sea Gives Me’

7:30 p.m. Sunday

Pierce and Petra Kavanagh showcase man’s relationship with the sea through the eyes of 12 individuals whose destinies are connected to the ocean. Winner of Best Cinematography at the London Surf Film Festival. (2014, 1:03)

Screens with:

>> ‘Surf Town’

Matt Luttrell, editor of the surf magazine called trim, directs this short film that focuses on Todd Pinder. (2015, 0:07)

>> ‘Into the Mind of Greg Long’

Showcases the decorated big-wave surfer. (2010, 0:05)

>> ‘The Coast’

Surfer Hayden Peters awaits the diagnosis of his life-threatening condition. (2015, 0:07)

>> ‘ICON: Mike Coots on Loving the Tiger Shark That Took His Leg’

Even after being attacked by a tiger shark, Mike Coots continues living graciously. (2014, 0:05)

>> ‘Ode to California’

The ocean off Northern California is not always what it seems. (2010, 0:08)

 

‘Behind the Tide’

7:30 p.m. Monday

Director Romain Juchereau meets photographers, artists, shapers and surfers on a two-year road trip. (2014, France/U.K./Australia, 1:06)

Screens with:

>> ‘Fiore de Maggio: The Flower of May’

Highlights Mediterranean surfer Sebastiano Concas. (2015, Italy, 0:03)

>> ‘El Chino’

The story of Jonathan Wong, heir to the oldest grocery store and wholesaler in Boston’s Chinatown, who seeks to step away from the family business to chase waves. Winner of the Spirit of the Festival Award at the San Diego Surf Film Festival. (2015, 0:15)

>> ‘Against the Grain: Shaping an Alaia’

Explore the wonders of using simple tools to create an alaia surfboard like the ones ridden by Hawaiians of old. Directed by Alessandro Rodrigues. (2014, 0:06)

>> ‘The Involvement Dream’

Surfer Belinda Baggs catches waves on a surfboard designed in 1968 by Wayne Lynch. (2014, Australia, 0:05)

 

‘Into the Sea’

1 p.m. Tuesday

Three women — Irish surfer Easkey, Iranian snowboarder Mona and Iranian diver Shalha — use the sport of surfing to break down barriers and bridge cultural and gender divides in remote Iran. (2014, France, 0:52)

Screens with:

>> ‘Worm’

Features longboarder Erin Ashley. (2015, 0:05)

>> ‘Brianna Cope’

Action footage of the professional surfer from Kauai. (2014, Hawaii, 0:03)

>> ‘Frankie’

Teen surfer Frankie Harrer rides Teahupoo. (2014, 0:03)

>> ‘Julune’

Longboarder Leah Dawson surfs Indonesia. (2014, 0:05)

>> ‘Girl Go Big’

Alena Ehrenbold is towed into big waves at Roca Puta. (2015, Switzerland, 0:10)

 

‘Oney Anwar: Chasing the Dream’

7:30 p.m. Tuesday

The inspiring story of the Indonesian pro surfer. (2014, Australia/U.K./Indonesia, 0:41)

Screens with:

>> ‘Gathering’

Dave Rastovich rides the far-north coast of New South Wales, (2014, Australia, 0:20)

>> ‘Still Swell at 85’

The story of Australia’s oldest competitive surfer, Barry "Magoo" McGuigan. Winner of Best International Short at the London Surf Film Festival. (2014, Australia, 0:04)

>> ‘Chasing Unicorns’

Maori-Australian-Indonesian surfer Tai "Buddha" Graham chases swells, or "unicorns," throughout the archipelago. (2014, Indonesia, 0:07)

>> ‘Black + Blue’

Director Eugenio Barcelloni offers an interesting perspective that contrasts nature, pollution, culture and surf on the island of Bali. Multiple award winner at the Recco International Surf Film Festival. (2014, Indonesia, 0:10)

 

‘The Search for Freedom’

1 p.m. Wednesday

Legends, visionaries and champions extoll the virtues of surfing, snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, mountain biking and more. (2014, Canada, 1:32)

Screens with:

>> ‘The Northern Sky’

Pipeline master Gerry Lopez and "snowsurf" pioneer Taro Tamai are showcased. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2015, U.S./Japan, 0:10)

>> ‘Edges of Sanity’

Shot off Scotland’s frigid northwest coast, Chris McClean’s short features Charles Dance reading a poem by Dan Crockett. (2014, U.K., 0:08)

MOVIE MUSEUM

3566 Harding Ave. (735-8771); $5, $4 members

‘Fort Graveyard’ (‘Chi to suna’)

11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday; 1 and 5:15 p.m. Monday

In the final days of World War II, a rebellious Japanese sergeant leads a group of young, inexperienced recruits, newly graduated from music school, on a dangerous mission in remote Manchuria. With Toshiro Mifune. For ages 13 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1965, Japan, 2:12)

‘The Rickshaw Man’

2, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday

Comedy-drama set in Japan about a poor rickshaw man who secretly falls in love with a beautiful upper-class widow. With Toshiro Mifune. For ages 8 and older. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1958, Japan, 1:43) 

’71’

11:30 a.m. and 3, 4:45 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday

Thriller about a young British soldier who must fight for survival after he is trapped behind enemy lines during a riot in Northern Ireland in 1971. Berlin Film Festival award winner. Rated R. (2014, U.K., 1:39)

‘The Devil’s Agent’

1:15 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday; 11:15 a.m. and 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday

Cold War-era spy tale about a Viennese wine merchant who gets tangled in a game of espionage between the U.S. and Soviet Union. With Christopher Lee. For ages 10 and older. (1962, W. Germany/U.K./Ireland, 1:28)

‘Deli Man’

Noon, 3:30, 7 and 8:45 p.m. Sunday

Documentary about the kosher deli. In the 1940s there were thousands in the U.S.; today only 150 remain. Rated PG-13. (2014, 1:30)

‘5 Flights Up’

1:45 and 5:15 p.m. Sunday

A married couple of 40 years, tired of climbing up five floors each day, finally decides to put their Brooklyn apartment on the market, having seen its value rise from a mere $5,000 to a whopping $1 million. With Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman and Cynthia Nixon. Rated PG-13. (2014, 1:32)

‘Pure’

9 p.m. Monday

A 20-year-old is inspired after hearing Mozart’s "Requiem" and envisions a new life. In Swedish with English subtitles. For ages 15 and older. (2009, Sweden, 1:38)

‘Jinnah’

11:30 a.m., and 4 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday

Christopher Lee portrays the controversial Mohammed Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, who is considered a key architect of the partition of India. For ages 13 and older. (1998, U.K./Pakistan, 1:50)

‘Hitokiri’ (‘Tenchu’)

1:30 and 6 p.m. Thursday

At the end of the Tokugawa shogun period, many factions are left struggling for power, except for the loyalist Tosa clan. While leader Takechi has his own agenda, his best assassin is torn between two factions after hearing of his master’s plans. For ages 15 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1969, Japan, 2:15)

 

Fresh CAFE downtown

"Monday Dinner Theatre," 

7 p.m. Monday, 1111 Nuuanu Ave. (436-4326); $5 at the door

 

‘SPARK: A Burning Man Story’

Behind-the-scenes look at the weeklong celebration of art, self-expression and music, which brings in more than 60,000 people from around the world to the dusty Nevada desert. (2013, 1:30)

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