With Great Power . . . [Special Screenings, July 11-18]

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. Courtesy Sony Pictures Animation

Kerry Tribe: Double. The artist’s single-channel video work has five women who nominally resemble one another reflecting on subjects ranging from their impressions of Los Angeles to their participation in this project. Grand Central Art Center, 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana; www.grandcentralartcenter.com. Open Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Through Sept. 22. Free.

Midsommar. Ari Aster’s new horror flick has a young American couple and friends going to a remote Swedish village for a midsummer festival—which takes a sinister turn. Various theaters; fandango.com. Thurs., July 11. Visit website for show times and ticket prices.

The Fountain. The monthlong Darren Aronofsky retrospective continues with his 2006 sci-fi drama. A scientist (Hugh Jackman) desperately searches for a medical breakthrough to save his cancer-stricken wife (Rachel Weisz). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs.-Fri., July 11-12, 2:30, 5:30 & 8 p.m. $7-$10.50.

YASSS! Films based on young-adult novels screen. Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., July 11, 6 p.m. Free.

Sound! Euphonium: The Movie. Our Promise: A Brand New Day. First, see an exclusive recap of Sound! Euphonium seasons 1 and 2. Then watch Tatsuya Ishihara’s anime sequel that follows Kumiko Oumae, who is now in her second year of high school and mentoring new band members. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., July 11, 7 p.m. (English subtitles); Mon., 7 p.m. (dubbed in English). $10.50-$12.50.

Dumbo. The 1941 Disney animated classic has a young circus elephant, who is ridiculed because of the size of his ears, teaming with a mouse to achieve his full potential. Victory Park, 3300 Park Ave., Tustin, (714) 573-3326. Thurs., July 11, 8 p.m. Free.

Ralph Breaks the Internet. Phil Johnston and Rich Moore’s 2018 animated comedy picks up six years after Wreck-It Ralph (see below for screening info), when now-friends Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) discover a wi-fi router leads to adventure. Civic Center Sunken Gardens, 8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, (714) 895-2860. Thurs., July 11, 8 p.m. Free; also at Orange Public Library & History Center, 407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, (714) 288-2420. Thurs., July 18, 2 p.m. Free; Placentia Champions Sports Complex, 505 N. Jefferson St., Placentia, (714) 993-8232. Fri., 8 p.m. Free; Orville R. Lewis Park, 3662 Kempton Dr., Los Alamitos, (562) 430-1073. Sat., 6:30 p.m. Free.

The Cure: Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park. The new documentary from Tim Pope, the English rock band’s longtime collaborator, captures a 40th-anniversary show in London’s Hyde Park that Robert Smith called “a fabulous day none of us will ever forget.” The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., July 11 & Sun., 7:30 p.m. $7-$10.50; also at Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Thurs., July 11, 9 p.m. $14.

Miss Arizona. San Clemente writer/director Autumn McAlpin’s 2018 dramedy has trouble showing up at a women’s shelter, where a former beauty queen (Johanna Braddy) leads a life-skills class. She packs four abused women into her Escalade to escape into the streets of Los Angeles. (See Haley Chi-Sing’s “OC Director Autumn McAlpin’s Miss Arizona Opens Nationwide.”) AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, 20 City Blvd. W., Orange, (714) 769-4288. Fri.-Thurs., July 18. Call theater for show times. $6.99-$13.79.

They’re Inside. Courtesy Epic Pictures Group

They’re Inside. John-Paul Panelli’s new found-footage horror flick is about two sisters (Karli Hall and Amanda Kathleen Ward) joining friends in an isolated cabin, where they come to realize they are being filmed by masked strangers (invariably the worst kind). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 2:30, 8 & 11 p.m.; Sat., noon; Sun., 2:30 & 5:30 p.m.; Mon.-Wed., 2:30 & 10 p.m.; Thurs., July 18, noon & 10 p.m. $7-$10.50.

Paddington 2. The 2017 live-action/animated mashup has a young bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) safe with the Brown family and so popular in his community that he takes odd jobs to buy Aunt Lucy (Imelda Staunton) a 100th birthday present—only to have it stolen. Yorba Regional Park, 7600 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, (714) 973-6838. Fri., 6 p.m. Free; also at Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel at Ocean Ranch Village, 32401 Golden Lantern St., Laguna Niguel, (949) 373-7900; Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Rancho Santa Margarita at Santa Margarita Town Center, 30632 Santa Margarita Pkwy., Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 835-1888. Tues. & Thurs., July 18, 10 a.m. $6 (includes movie and snack pack with popcorn, fruit gummies and a small drink).

Little Giants. Rick Moranis and Ed O’Neill play brothers and rival Pee-Wee Football coaches in small-town Ohio. Whichever team has the girl athlete will win. Orange County Great Park, Palm Court, 6950 Marine Way, Irvine; ocgp.org. Fri., doors open, 6:30 p.m.; screening, dusk. Free.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. In Dean DeBlois’ 2019 animated adventure, the third flick from the franchise, Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) races Grimmel (F. Murray Abraham) to find a secret dragon utopia. Lake Forest Sports Park, 28000 Rancho Pkwy., Lake Forest; ca-lakeforest.civicplus.com. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Free; also at Orange County Great Park, (866) 829-3829. Sat., doors open, 6:30 p.m.; screening, dusk. Free.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Mike Mitchell’s recent animated movie takes place five years after everything was awesome. Now, Lego Duplo space invaders are wrecking everything. San Marino Park, 8700 Hoffman St., Buena Park, (714) 562-3860. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Free.

Mirai. The Japanese outdoor-screening series presents Mamoru Hosoda’s 2018 anime about a 4-year-old boy who is jealous of his new baby sister. He storms off to the garden, where he meets strange guests from his past and future, including his sister as a teenager. The Source OC, 6988 Beach Blvd., Buena Park; thesourceoc.com. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wreck-it Ralph. Disney Summer Movies presents Rich Moore’s 2012 animated fantasy, in which arcade-game character Wreck-It Ralph is tired of being the “bad guy” who always loses. So he sets off on a game-hopping trip to prove he’s hero material. Willow Park, 1625 W. Crone Ave., Anaheim; publicaffairs.disneyland.com/community/celebratesummer/. Fri., 7:45 p.m. Free.

The Grinch. In Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier’s 2018 animated family comedy based on the Dr. Seuss book, the grumpy Grinch (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) plots to ruin Whoville’s Christmas. Brio Park, 300 S. Euclid St., La Habra, (562) 383-4205. Fri., 8 p.m. Free.

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. I was genuinely entertained by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman’s fresh 2018 animated take on Your Friendly Neighborhood You-Know-Who. A young teen (voiced by Shameik Moore) actually becomes his hero, crossing paths with Spidey’s counterparts from other dimensions. Stanton Central Park, 10660 Western Ave., Stanton, (714) 890-4270. Fri., 8 p.m. Free.

Incredibles 2. It’s the animated 2018 smash hit from Disney-Pixar and director Brad Bird. Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible (voiced by Craig T. Nelson) takes care of the kids while his wife, Helen/Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), is out saving the world. Arovista Park, 500 W. Imperial Hwy., Brea, (714) 990-7103. Fri., 8 p.m. Free; also at William Peak Park, 7225 El Dorado Dr., Buena Park, (714) 562-3860. Fri., 8:15 p.m. Free.

Up. I want to say I saw this animated entry that Film Club presents and in which Ed Asner was great voicing an old guy (such a stretch!), but damn if I can remember the story. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, near Moe B’s Watersports, 1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 729-3863. Fri., dusk. Free, but there is a fee to park.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The pioneering midnight movie starts with the car of sweethearts Brad and Janet (Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) breaking down near the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). The transvestite scientist’s home also hosts a rocking biker (Meat Loaf), a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien) and assorted freaks, including a hunk of beefcake named “Rocky.” Live shadow-cast troupe K.A.O.S. performs in Santa Ana, while it’s Midnight Insanity in Long Beach. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 11:30 p.m. $7.50-$10.50; also at Art Theatre; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $9-$12.

Breathless. Jean-Luc Godard’s highly influential 1960 crime drama is about a small-time thief (Jean-Paul Belmondo, in his breakthrough performance) who becomes a cop killer and tries to get a hip American journalism student (Jean Seberg) to run away with him to Italy. Art Theatre; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. $9-$10.

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music. Courtesy Warner Bros.

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music: The Director’s Cut. Most of Frida’s “Summer of 1969” series films were released that year, but Michael Wadleigh’s 1971 Best Documentary Oscar winner was actually shot on Max Yasgur’s upstate New York dairy farm over three days in August ’69. Half a million people showed up for memorable sets by the likes of the Who, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Sly and the Family Stone. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat.-Sun., 2:30 & 7 p.m. $7.50-$10.50.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. David Bowers’ 2012 live-action, family comedy has everything still going wrong for young Greg (Zachary Gordon) once school lets out for the summer. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina, (949) 729-3863. Sat., dusk. Free, but there is a fee to park.

The Room. In Tommy Wiseau’s bizarre 2003 indie thriller, the writer/producer/director plays an amiable banker having a grand old time in a gorgeously shot San Francisco with his fiancée (Juliette Danielle)—until his conflicted best friend (Greg Sestero) joins in to form a love triangle. Sestero’s tell-all book about the project inspired James Franco’s film The Disaster Artist. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 10 p.m. $7.50-$10.50.

Easy Rider. Fathom Events and Sony Pictures present a 50th-anniversary screening of the 1969 counterculture classic about Billy (Dennis Hopper, who also directed) and “Captain America” (Peter Fonda, who co-wrote the script with Terry Southern) tripping while road-tripping across the country on choppers. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Sun. & Wed., 4 & 7 p.m. $12.50.

Coco. The 2017 computer-animated Disney-Pixar hit is about a 12-year-old (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) who is sent to the Land of the Dead. He will remain there forever unless he can return to the Land of the Living before Day of the Dead ends. Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, (949) 498-2139; casaromantica.org. Sun., 8 p.m. Free.

The Wild Bunch. Frida’s “Summer of 1969” series presents a 50th-anniversary screening of Sam Peckinpah’s influential shoot-’em-up. William Holden leads a cast of veteran actors playing aging outlaws looking for one last big score as the “traditional” American West disappears around them. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Mon.-Tues., 2:30, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. $7.50-$10.50.

Smallfoot. Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig’s 2018 animated comedy is about a Yeti (voiced by Channing Tatum) who is convinced those elusive “human” creatures are real. Various Regal/Edwards theaters; regmovies.com. Tues., 10 a.m. $1.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Elliott, little Drew Barrymore’s scream and dudes in space suits are back for the ultimate going-home flick. Steven Spielberg’s classic family film was released in September 1982. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $8.

The Secret Life of Pets. It’s a 3D-animated tale about a terrier (voiced by Louis C.K.) enjoying a comfortable life in New York until his owner adopts a giant, unruly canine. Various Regal/Edwards theaters; regmovies.com. Wed., 10 a.m. $1.

The Met: Live in HD: Aida. It’s a Summer Encore performance from the 2018-19 season, when soprano Anna Netrebko sang the title role with the Metropolitan Opera for the first time. Verdi’s opera is sung in Italian with English subtitles. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Wed., 1 & 7 p.m. $10.50-$12.50.

The Wrestler. Courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures

The Wrestler. The Darren Aronofsky retrospective continues with his 2008 character study and Mickey Rourke comeback picture. He plays an aging wrestler struggling to fit into normal life after being forced into retirement by health issues. Along with Rourke, who deservedly earned multiple awards and an Oscar nomination for his performance, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood shine. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Wed.-Thurs., July 18, 2:30, 5:30 & 8 p.m. $7.50-$10.50.

Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury. Matt Hinton’s 2018 rockumentary is about an alt-rock band was reaching for national fame in the 1990s when a tour-bus crash changed everything. Now led by three orthodox priests, Luxury rocks on. Stick around afterward for an audience Q&A with Hinton. (See “Parallel Love Is Unlike Any Rockumentary You’ve Seen.”) Art Theatre; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Wed., 7 p.m. $9-$12.

Oliver! Carol Reed’s 1968 musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic is about an orphan sold to an undertaker because he asked for more food, glorious food. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.

American Graffiti. George Lucas’ 1973 dramedy is about high-school grads spending the last night of their 1962 summer vacation cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. Like cruising the strip with your buddies, this movie is overrated, although it did kick-start a wave of late 1950s-early ’60s nostalgia that was capitalized on by TV’s Happy Days. Fullerton Public Library, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., July 18, 1 p.m. Free.

The Breaking Point. Janet Black, Laguna Art Museum’s curator of historical art, introduces Michael Curtiz’s 1950 film noir that includes scenes filmed in Newport Beach. A charter-boat captain (John Garfield), who is honest but facing hard times, takes on dangerous cargo to save his boat, support his family and preserve his dignity. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, (949) 494-8971. Thurs., July 18, 6 p.m. Free with museum admission, but advance tickets are recommended.

Romeo & Juliet. Carlo Carlei’s 2013 take on Shakespeare (with an adaptation co-written by Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes) stars Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld  as the couple that secretly marries despite their families hating one another. Peppertree Park, 230 W. First St., Tustin, (714) 573-3326. Thurs., July 18, 7:50 p.m. Free.

OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the alternative newsweekly’s first calendar editor.

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