Lord of Illusions
(R) When something goes fatally wrong during a magic show, detective Harry D'Amour gets his first taste of the supernatural in Clive Barker's new horror-thriller. The movie, starring Scott Bakula, receives its local premiere at the Edwards South Coast Plaza theater in conjunction with an exhibit of Barker's paintings at the Laguna Art Museum Gallery at South Coast Plaza. Screens Sunday at 5 p.m. at 685 S. Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa. $35 to $50; proceeds go to the museum. (714) 494-8971.
(PG) Can a boy and a whale be pals? That's what this popular family movie from 1993 is all about. It also has a nice environmental message as the kid works overtime to spring the orca from captivity. Screens Friday at dusk (8-8:30 p.m.) as part of Golden West College's outdoor family film series. In GWC's amphitheater, 15744 Golden West St., Huntington Beach. $2 each, $8 per family (maximum of six). (714) 891-3991.
Wake of the Red Witch
(NR) John Wayne is the featured attraction in this 1948 seaworthy flick about broad-shouldered men fighting over luminous pearls and even more luminous women. The movie rambles, but the cinematography has its striking moments. Edward Ludwig directed. Screens Friday at 12:45 p.m. at the Cypress Senior Citizen Center, 9031 Grindlay St., Cypress. FREE. (714) 229-6776.