After missing screenings of Beginners (Focus Features, 6.3) for nearly two months I’ll finally get to see it tonight at a 7:30 pm screening. Partly, I mean, because I also have to attend a 9 pm showing of X-Men: First Class (20th Century Fox, 6.3). A shame to duck out of any film, but especially one that’s said to be better-than-okay. (Ditto X-Men, I’m hearing.) I didn’t arrange the schedules. I had to blow off tonight’s Super 8 IMAX screening in Burbank to do this.

For whatever reason Fox publicity labored mightily to keep this kind of straight-on photo of Jennifer Lawrence-as-Mystique out of circulation until two or three days ago.