What’s playing in Madison theaters, June 14-20, 2013


All week

Man of Steel” (Point, Eastgate, Star Cinema, Sundance) — Less than a decade after “Superman Returns,” DC Comics tries another “Superman” reboot, this one noticeably bearing the stamp of writer-producer Christopher Nolan as well as director Zach Snyder. Is it “The Clark Knight”?

This is the End” (Point, Eastgate, Star Cinema) — My full review is here. Everyone else is destroying the planet at the movies this summer, so why shouldn’t Seth Rogen? In this raunchy, gross and funny comedy, Rogen and several of his Hollywood friends (all playing themselves) are stuck in James Franco’s house when the apocalypse hits, and must contend with demons, cannibals and their own pampered ineptitude.

Before Midnight” (Star Cinema, Sundance) — Jesse and Celine of “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset” return in this long-awaited third installment, as the pair are now in their 40s and questioning the choices they made that got them to this point.


The Short Films of Miranda July” (9:30 p.m., Madison Museum of Contemporary Art rooftop, 227 State St.) — MMOCA’s cool Rooftop Cinema series presents a series of shorts from filmmaker and artist Miranda July, all pre-dating her first feature “You and Me and Everyone We Know.” FREE for museum members, $7 for everyone else. If it’s raining, the movie will take place in MMOCA’s screening room indoors.

How to Train Your Dragon” (7 p.m., Warner Park Duck Pond) — It’s the Madison Mallards vs. the Dragons, as Moonlight Movies uses the Mallards’ stadium to screen the action-packed and clever animated hit about a boy and his dragon. Concessions will be available for purchase. Visit cityofmadison.com to check on weather updates. FREE!


Mars Attacks” (9 p.m., UW Memorial Union Terrace) — Aliens attack and many celebrities are caught in the cross fire in Tim Burton’s kinda mean-spirited adaptation of the trading card series. FREE!


“Earth” (10 a.m. Point, Eastgate) — Marcus Theatres’ Kids Dream film series powers up for the summer, offering family films for only a $2 admission Tuesday through Thursday morning. This week it’s the Disney nature documentary “Earth,” following three animal families on their journeys.


“E.T. The Extraterrestrial” (1:15 and 6:50 p.m., Sundance Cinemas) — This is the third time in about a month that you can see “E.T.” in Madison, following Moonlight Movies and Memorial Union Terrace screenings. This week’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark” screening was sold out, so I’d still get there early if you want to seee it.

“Earth” (10 a.m. Point, Eastgate) –See Tuesday listing.


New Belgium Clips of Faith Film Festival” (7:30 p.m., Olin-Turville Park) — The popular annual traveling festival mixes short films with limited-edition batches of craft beer, all in a venue that encourages audiences to bike in. Salvatore’s Tomato Pies and the Good Food Truck will be serving up food, and the event is a benefit for the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin.

“Earth” (10 a.m. Point, Eastgate) –See Tuesday listing.

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