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Movies with Sean Means for February 4th 2016

Artsies:

45 Years (R) 1 HR 33 MIN (3.5 Stars)

There is just one week until Kate Mercer’s forty-fifth wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the party is upon them, five days later, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate.

Directed By: Andrew Haigh

Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James

Oscar Live Action Shorts (3.5 Stars)

The films that will be shown are:

Ave Maria (Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont) – 15 minutes

Day One (Henry Hughes) – 25 minutes

Everything Will Be Okay? (Alles wird gut) (Patrick Vollrath) – 30 minutes

Shok (Jamie Donoughue) – 21 minutes

Serbian Stutterer (Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitaget) – 12 minutes/UK/English

Oscar Animated Shorts (4 Stars)

Bear Story (Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala) – 11 minutes

Sanjay’s Super Team (Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle)

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos (Konstantin Bronzit) – 16 minutes

World of Tomorrow (Don Hertzfeldt) – 17 minutes

Fartsies:

The Choice (PG-13) 1 HR 49 MIN (1.5 Stars)

When feisty medical student Gabby Holland moves in next door to perennial ladies’ man Travis Shaw, it sends them both on a romantic journey neither ever dreamed possible. Travis has always believed a serious relationship with a woman would cramp his easygoing lifestyle, while Gabby is all set to settle down her long-term boyfriend-until an irresistible attraction between the unlikely couple upends both of their well-planned lives. After a whirlwind courtship, Gabby and Travis wed and build a family together, making every decision hand-in-hand until one of them is forced to make the most important choice of their life alone. A poignant and life-affirming celebration of love, marriage and family that explores the most heart-wrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Maggie Grace, Teresa Palmer

Directed By: Ross Katz

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (PG-13) 1 HR 40 MIN – 2.5 Stars

A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Reilly) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield.

Starring: Lily James, Lena Headey

Directed By: Burr Steers

Hail, Caesar! (PG-13) 1 HR 45 MIN – 3 Stars

Four-time Oscar (R)-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

Directed By: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton

Next week:

 – Deadpool

 – How to Be Single

 – Son of Saul

 – Where to Invade Next

 – Zoolander No. 2


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