Adventures in babysitting on Halloween, Tom Hanks sporting some funky hair styles, Jim from The Office caught in a love triangle, Surfers, same-sex marriage, a Silent Hill, and one of the scariest depictions of the outback ever depicted on film! What do all these people and things have in common? They’re all featured in new films opening this week in San Francisco. Follow the jump to what these films actually are and where you can see them
Chasing Mavericks (AMC Van Ness/AMC Metreon)
When young Jay Moriarty discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.
Cloud Atlas (AMC Van Ness/Century Centre/Sundance Kabuki Cinemas/Presidio Theatre/CineArts @ Empire/Balboa Theatre)
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Fun Size (AMC Van Ness/AMC Metreon)
Wren’s Halloween plans go awry when she’s made to babysit her brother, who disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. With her best friend and two nerds at her side, she needs to find her brother before her mom finds out he’s missing.
Masquerade (AMC Metreon)
A kingdom in the hands of a layman for 15 days.
Nobody Walks (Bridge Theatre)
Question One (Vogue Theatre)
Silent Hill: Revelation (AMC Van Ness/AMC Metreon)
Wake in Fright (Opera Plaza Cinema)
Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But his one night stretches to five and he plunges headlong toward his own destruction.