Coming to San Francisco Theatres Starting Friday, October 12th

Hellboy in drag, Affleck acting all beardy, some atlas shrugging, a spiritual icon and his son get to bonding, a charming suicidal druggie, a Lithuanian basketball team, Tom Waitts and a bunny, Ethan Hawke getting all scary, a bunch of kids in their skivvies fighting over some buttons or something, and a Frankie goes boom while a Kevin James brings the boom.  What do all these things have in common?  They’re all featured in new films opening this week in San Francisco theatres.  To see the full list of films, trailers, and where they’re playing, follow the jump

3,2,1… Frankie Go Boom (Roxie Theatre)

Frank Bartlett has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated by his brother Bruce — usually on film — his entire life. Now that Bruce is finally off drugs and has turned his life around, things should be different. They are not.

Argo (AMC Van Ness/Century San Francisco/Sundance Kabuki Cinemas/Vogue Theatre/Marina Theatre/VineArts @ Empire/4-Star Theatre)

As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA ‘exfiltration’ specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

Atlas Shrugged Part II (AMC Metreon)

With the global economy on the brink of collapse, Dagny Taggart discovers what might be the answer to a mounting energy crisis and races against the clock to prevent the motor of the World from being stopped for good.

Decoding Deepak (Roxie Theatre)

Deepak Chopra’s son, Gotham, spends a year traveling with this father in an attempt to resolve the spiritual icon he is to the world with the man known to his family.

Excuse Me for Living (AMC Van Ness)

A charming, suicidal druggie must obey his rehab-clinic’s demand to lead a seniors men’s group or face incarceration and lose the love of his psychiatrist’s daughter.

Here Comes the Boom (AMC Van Ness/Century San Francisco)

A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.

The Other Dream Team (Embarcadero Center Cinema)

The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania’s independence movement, and – with help from the Grateful Dead – triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.

Seven Psychopaths (AMC Van Ness/Sundance Kabuki Cinemas/AMC Metreon)

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu.

Sinister (AMC Van Ness/AMC Metreon)

Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

War of the Buttons (Bridge Theatre)

In occupied France, Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but his feelings for Violette, a Jewish girl in danger of being discovered by the Nazis, encourage Lebrac to face the reality of what’s happening around him.


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