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Movies Opening February 6, 2015

Artsies:

Oscar-nominated short films – animated – 2.5 stars

ANIMATED SHORT-FILM NOMINEES

The Bigger Picture

Directors: Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees

Synopsis: Tensions arise between two brothers as their elderly mother requires more care.

Country of origin: UK

TRT: 7:27

Language: English

The Dam Keeper

Directors: Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi

Synopsis: A lonely little pig in charge of maintaining the town dam is cruelly bullied by his classmates.

Country of origin: US

TRT: 18:00

Language: English

Feast

Director: Patrick Osborne, producer Kristina Reed

Synopsis: The story of the relationship between a young man and the stray puppy he takes in is told through the

food the dog receives.

Country of origin: US

TRT: 7:00

Language: English

Me and My Moulton

Director: Torill Kove

Synopsis: Three sisters growing up in an unconventional Norwegian family ask their parents for a bicycle.

Country of origin: Canada

TRT: 13:08

Language: English

A Single Life

Director: Joris Oprins

Synopsis: A mysterious vinyl single gives a young woman the power to move back and forth through the years of

her life.

Country of origin: Netherlands

TRT: 2:18

Language: English

Oscar-nominated short films – live-action – 3 stars

LIVE-ACTION SHORT-FILM NOMINEES

Aya

Directors: Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis

Synopsis: A young woman waiting at an airport has an unexpected encounter with an arriving passenger.

Countries of origin: France, Israel

TRT: 39:50

Language: Hebrew, English

Boogaloo and Graham

Directors: Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney

Synopsis: Jamesy and Malachy are presented with two baby chicks to raise by their soft-hearted father.

Country of origin: UK

TRT: 14:00

Language: English

Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)

Directors: Hu Wei and Julien Féret

Synopsis: A photographer and his assistant photograph the inhabitants of a remote Tibetan village.

Countries of origin: France, China

TRT: 15:54

Language: Tibetan

Parvaneh

Directors: Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger

Synopsis: An Afghan teenager living in a refugee center in Switzerland encounters difficulties wiring money to

her family and asks a young Swiss woman for help.

Country of origin: Switzerland
TRT: 24:26

Language: German

The Phone Call

Directors: Mat Kirkby and James Lucas

Synopsis: A woman working for a crisis center phone line receives a call from a suicidal older man.

Country of origin: UK

TRT: 20:56

Language: English

Two Days, One Night (PG-13) – 3.5 stars, 95 mins

Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Actors: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée

 

Fartsies:

Romance in the Outfield (PG) – not screened, 101 mins

http://youtu.be/Gdxn9cJN1zg

Heather an attractive, competitive, softball player, sweet and sassy-who is used to winning…but with guys she tends to strike out once they find out she’s not their type. He’s a competitive baseball player, charming, and saintly, who hasn’t kissed…

So what happens when Heather tries to get his first kiss, and Tyler tries to win her heart to help launch his baseball career?  It results in a head-on competition igniting a series of of light-hearted ploys of cat-and-mouse chase that will keep interested to the end.  To top it off falling in love wasn’t a part of their plan…so now Tyler must choose between his dream, and Heather.  And she must choose between love, and loneliness.

Directors: Randolph and Rebecca Sternberg

Actors: Lauryn Kent, Derek Boone, Shawn Carter, Christie Langendorf, Dannor Gerald

 

Seventh Son (PG-13) – ?, 102 mins

Young Thomas is apprenticed to the local Spook to learn to fight evil spirits. His first great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin escapes her confinement while the Spook is away.

Director: Sergey Bodrov

Actors: Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges

 

Jupiter Ascending (PG-13) – 2 stars, 127 mins

In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by a ruthless son of a powerful family that live on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign.

Director: The Wachowskis

Actors: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne

 

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PG) – 3 stars, 93 mins

SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate.

Director: Paul Tibbett

Actors: Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas, Bill Fagerbakke

Next Week:

  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Mommy
  • Oscar-nominated short films – documentary
  • Song of the Sea
  • Still Alice

Best Bet for This Week:

  • “A Most Violent Year” still playing.

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