News and Noteworthy
This week we have two new movies opening.
COLD WAR, a drama that has been nominated for 3 Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography
DESTROYER, a gritty cop drama starring Nicole Kidman
Weekday Showtimes: 2:50, 5:10, 7:20
Saturday + Sunday Showtimes: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:20
Cold War is nominated for 3 Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director, and Best Cinematography.
Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it's the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate - an impossible love story in impossible times.
Runtime: 1 hour and 40 minutes
94% on Rotten Tomatoes
Weekday Showtimes: 2:15, 5:00, 7:45
Saturday and Sunday Showtimes: 11:30, 2:15, 5:00, 7:45
Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.
Runtime: 2 hours and 15 minutes
73% on Rotten Tomatoes
Weekday Showtimes: 2:30, 5:00, 7:30
Saturday and Sunday Showtimes: 12:10, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30
Laurel & Hardy, one of the world's great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can't quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy's past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver's failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.
Runtime: 1 hour and 50 minutes
92% on Rotten Tomatoes
Weekday Showtimes: 2:40, 5:20, 8:00
Saturday + Sunday Showtimes: 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00
Nominated for 10 Academy Awards including , Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actress (Olivia Colman), and Best Supporting Actresses (Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone)
Olivia Colman won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical for her role in THE FAVOURITE.
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.
Runtime: 2 hours and 10 minutes
94% on Rotten Tomatoes
Daily Showtimes: 2:10, 4:50, 7:30
There are no shows of Shoplifters on Sunday 1/27
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu's wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them...
Runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes
99% on Rotten Tomatoes