Intrusive relatives, boarding school ghosts, relationship woes, paraNorman happenings, expendable action stars, Motown drama, plus a poverty-stricken and revenge driven samurai from the highly prolific Takashi Miike. What do all these things and people 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
2 Days in New York (Embarcadero Center Cinema)
The Awakening (Embarcadero Center Cinema)
In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the ‘missing’ begin to show themselves.
Beloved (Lumiere Theatre)
In London, a mother and daughter navigate their respective romances; Madeline rekindles an affair from thirty years earlier, while her daughter Vera is caught between a musician who cannot commit and her ex, who still pines for her.
The Expendables 2 (AMC Van Ness/AMC Metreon)
Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (4-Star Theatre)
A tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
Love in the City (SF Film Society Cinema)
ParaNorman (AMC Metreon)
Sparkle (AMC Van Ness/AMC Metreon)