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SUNDAY MAY 3
  • Big Trouble in Little China

    Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

    Rated PG-13, 99 min. Directed by John Carpenter. Starring Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall.

    Cinemark Classics: Carpenter's jokey adventure tale pits good against evil in San Francisco's Chinatown.

    2PM Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., 800/326-3264

  • The Death of

    The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? (2015)

    Not rated, 104 min. Directed by Jon Schnepp.

    In-the-know luminaries discuss what happened to the proposed Superman Lives film, directed by Tim Burton and starring Nic Cage. Director Jon Schnepp and Producer Holly Payne will be present for a Q&A following the film.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Qui Vive (Insecure) (2014)

    Not rated, 83 min. Directed by Marianne Tardieu. Starring Reda Kateb and Adèle Exarchopoulos.

    Austin Film Society: A Weekend of New French Cinema: A French man in his 30s tries to better his lot in life, but real-life complications get in his way. Director Marianne Tardieu will be in attendance. See "Trois Couleurs," April 30, for more on the series.

    2PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

  • Tonnerre (2014)

    Not rated, 102 min. Directed by Guillaume Brac. Starring Vincent Macaigne, Solène Rigot, Bernard Menez and Jonas Bloquet.

    Austin Film Society: A Weekend of New French Cinema: A star-crossed love affair gets a compelling naturalist treatment. See "Trois Couleurs," April 30, for more on the series.

    5PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

  • 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 141 min. Directed by Joss Whedon. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Cobie Smulders, Andy Serkis and Julie Delpy.

    When arms dealer-turned-do-gooder Tony Stark (Downey Jr.), aka Iron Man, creates an artificial intelligence designed to maintain global peace – after narrowly fending off intergalactic invaders in 2012's The Avengers, along with hammer-wielding Thor (Hemsworth), super-soldier Captain America (Evans), assassin Black Widow (Johansson), rage-prone Hulk (Ruffalo), and ace archer Hawkeye (Renner) – said A.I. quickly determines that nothing could protect the human race quite like an extinction-level reset. Sounds like a bunch of nonsense, huh? To its credit, Avengers: Age of Ultron is impressively orchestrated nonsense. A mostly coherent assembly of globe-trotting, gadgets, and glib one-liners – as swell as it is swollen – writer/director Joss Whedon’s sequel operates on a larger scale while retaining the same planet-saving stakes, with mortality hardly ever more than an inconvenience. Ultron may never muster any real sense of novelty to rival its billion-dollar predecessor, but, ultimately, it’s a hearty helping of fine. Read a full review of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

  • Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

    Not rated, 47 min. Directed by Brian J. Terwilliger. Narrated by Harrison Ford.

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