What’s playing in Madison theaters: Nov. 8 to Nov. 14, 2013

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All week

Thor: The Dark World” (Point, Eastgate, Star Cinema) — My full review is here. The golden-maned prince of Asgard returns to fight Dark Elves to save the universe and propel the Marvelverse relay race forward to “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” next spring.

About Time” (Point, Eastgate, Star Cinema) — My full review is here. Richard “Love Actually” Curtis tells the sweetly preposterous tale of a young man who can travel back in time to previous moments in his life. Either you’ll fall for it or you won’t — I did.

All Is Lost” (Sundance) — My full review is here. Finally, Robert Redford’s new movie is playing at his house, in a gripping survival drama about a sailor lost in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

Friday

In The Year of the Pig” (7 p.m., UW Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall) — The Cinematheque’s four-film series of the documentaries of contrarian filmmaker Emile de Antonio begins with his scathing look at the true motives of the Vietnam War. FREE!

Like Someone in Love” (7 p.m., Union South Marquee Theatre, 1208 W. Dayton St.) — My full review is here. Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami’s first film outside his homeland was the sublime “Certified Copy,” but the follow-up, looking at an elderly professor and a young prostitute in a gleaming Japan, is something of a letdown. FREE!

The Heat” (9:30 p.m., Union South Marquee Theatre) — My full review is here. The buddy comedy gets fresh life thanks to the raunchy comic chemistry of Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, playing rival cops out to catch a drug dealer. FREE!

Being John Malkovich” (midnight, Union South Marquee Theatre) — With “Her’ about to open in theaters, it’s time to take a welcome look back at Spike Jonze’s dazzlingly strange comedy of indie puppeteers, ageless pirates, and a portal into John Malkovich’s head. FREE!

Saturday

The Crowd Roars” (7 p.m., UW Cinematheque) — It’s “Rush” in 1932, as James Cagney and Eric Linden play rival racecar drivers going full throttle on and off the track in this early film by Howard Hawks. FREE!

The Heat” (7 p.m., Union South Marquee Theatre) — See Friday listing.

Top Gun” (9:30 p.m., Union South) — Return to the highway to the danger zone in this 1986 high-flying action film, starring Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer as rival pilots trying to out-swagger each other. Poor Goose. FREE!

Being John Malkovich” (midnight, Union South) — See Friday listing.

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Sunday

Risky Business” (1:35 p.m., Sundance Cinemas) — It’s a weekend for classic Cruise, as he plays a Chicago teenager who gets involved with a high-class call girl. Hijinks (and a Tangerine Dream soundtrack) ensure.

The True Story of Jesse James” (2 p.m., Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Ave.) — It just wouldn’t be a tribute to Cinemascope without a Western, and this 1957 retelling of the legend of the James Gang is from director Nicholas Ray, making a film about another Rebel Without a Cause. FREE!

The Heat” (3 p.m. Union South) — See Friday listing.

Monday

Honor Flight” (12:35 p.m., 2:35 p.m., 7 p.m., Point and Eastgate) — This documentary follows World War II vets traveling to Washington D.C. to see the World War II Memorial. For Veterans Day, all screenings will be free for veterans and active service members.

Smokey and the Bandit” (4:40 p.m., 9:05 p.m., Point and Eastgate) — Burt Reynolds and Jerry Reed head eastbound and down with sheriff Jackie Gleason in tow in the mother of all car-chase comedies.

DMT: The Spirit Drug” (5 p.m., Union South Marquee Theatre) — This documentary delves into the effects of a powerful hallucinogen found in a tradition Amazonian brew, ayahuasca, and its role in expanding human consciousness. FREE!

Tuesday

Honor Flight” (1:35 p.m., Point and Eastgate) — See Monday listing

Smokey and the Bandit” (3:40 p.m, Point and Eastgate) — See Monday listing

Wednesday

Smokey and the Bandit” (1:35 p.m, Point and Eastgate) — See Tuesday listing

Risky Business” (2 p.m., 7:15 p.m., Sundance Cinemas) — See Sunday listing.

Honor Flight” (3:55 p.m., Point and Eastgate) — See Monday listing

The House I Live In” (7 p.m., Union South) — This award-winning documentary takes a look at the incredible toll that the War on Drugs has exacted on poor American families, with interview subjects including “The Wire” creator David Simon. FREE!

Thursday

“Honor Flight” (2:45 p.m. and 4:50 p.m., Point and Eastgate) — See Monday listing

Afternoon Delight” (7 p.m., Union South Marquee Theatre) — As a special Cinematheque presentation, filmmaker Jill Soloway will present her new comedy-drama, starring Kathryn Hahn as a bored housewife who befriends a sex worker. FREE!

Bastards” (7 p.m., Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 227 State St.) — The final film in MMoCA’s Spotlight Cinema series is this thriller from Claire Denis (“White Material”), about a sea captain who exacts revenge on a family. FREE for members, $7 for all others.

Smokey and the Bandit” (7 p.m. and 9:20 p.m., Point and Eastgate) — See Monday listing

The Way, Way Back” (9:30 p.m., Union South) — My full review is here. An awkward teen stuck on a family beach vacation befriends the owner of a water park in this warm comedy-drama. FREE!

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