Opening Friday

"2014 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Documentary)" NR: Berkeley filmmaker Jason Cohen's moving short "Facing Fear" is one of five films featured. "Fear" recounts how an unexpected partnership came about after a hateful attack. (Opens in San Jose and San Francisco)

"Gloria" (R): The official entry from Chile for best foreign-language film follows the life of a lonely divorced woman whose nightclub excursions result in one complicated relationship. (Opens in Pleasant Hill, Berkeley, San Jose, Palo Alto and San Francisco)

"The Lego Movie" (PG): Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell and Elizabeth Banks provide the voices of Legos in this computer-animated film from the director of "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs." (Opens wide)

"The Monuments Men" (PG-13): George Clooney directs and stars in this true story about a group of non-soldiers who go on the front lines during World War II to save artworks from Nazi destruction. Matt Damon, Bill Murray and John Goodman co-star. (Opens wide)

"Somewhere Slow" (NR): A woman ("Glee's" Jessalyn Gilsig) has problems aplenty after she gets fired, then runs into a robbery and later a teen hustler. (Opens in San Jose)

"Stranger by the Lake" (NR): A gay man gets more than he bargained for at a nude beach when he meets an attractive stranger. (Opens in Berkeley and San Francisco)


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"Vampire Academy" (PG-13): Mark Waters ("Mean Girls") directs this adaptation of the popular teen novel, the first in a series, by Richelle Mead. Zoey Deutch stars as a half-bloodsucker/half-human teen who's in charge of keeping a vampire princess safe. (Opens wide)