‘How To Be Single’ on Local Screens; Regent Square Theater Showing ‘Son of Saul’ (Tues., 2/16/16)

1) How to Be Single – Dakota Johnson, last seen being whipped in 50 Shades of Grey, is a single woman in Manhattan living without a clue. She’s befriended by a co-worker, played by Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson, who teaches her the ins and outs of being a gal on the go in the Big Apple. The film is based on the 2009 novel by Liz Tuccillo who, maybe not surprisingly, worked on Sex and the City. Tuccillo, along with Greg Behrendt, were the co-authors of the award-winning He’s Just Not That Into You. All in all, we are in serious “chick-flick” territory. Christian Ditter directs and Leslie Mann co-stars. Check Fandango for screens and times. (TH)


2) Son of Saul  This Hungarian entry is a nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards, winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes as well as taking home every major “best of” award at film festival around the globe. It’s the first full-length film from László Nemes, who also wrote the script with Clara Royer, and takes place in Auschwitz. Géza Röhrig plays Saul, a member of the Sonderkommando (inmates forced to burn the corpses of the Nazi victims). Saul believes he’s come across the body of his dead son and goes in search inside the camp for a rabbi who can properly bury him. Interwoven into Saul’s tale is the true story of a revolt at the camp. 8 p.m. Continues through Thursday. Regent Square Theater, 1035 S Braddock Ave., Regent Square. (TH)

3) Getaway to the tropics with a trip to brillobox for Tropical Tuesdays. There you’ll feel the trade winds (breeze from the fans) soothing your overdue vacation bones. Here’s a sampling of their specials: $3 select craft cans, $4 frozen drinks, $10 California bubble bath, $10 Eva Peron, $7 Fernet con cola, and $6 Coronita Margaveza. You can also sop up the island drinks with $7 pineapple soy-glazed chicken or tofu skewers served with Caribbean sweet potato salad. Shoes and shirt required. 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. 4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield.

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