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INTO THE WOODS

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Advance Screening December 24!
INTO THE WOODS
December 24 - December 25
Wednesday: 7:00
Thursday: (2:00, 4:45) and 7:30
124 minutes / Rated PG
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Starring: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman and Johnny Depp

Into the Woods is a modern twist on several beloved fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. Directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), based on the Tony-winning original musical by legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics, and James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay.

- Three Golden Globe Nominations -
Wolves howl, giants roar and a cast of fairytale all-stars seeks enlightenment in this solid, satisfying film version of Stephen Sondheim's beloved Broadway musical.
Mostly, though, the second-act doozies are still here: the deaths, the betrayals, and the buck-passing standoff with a very angry female giant (Frances de la Tour). All of that should send wise children and their parents out into the night mulling the complex nature of love and loss, taking responsibility for one’s own actions, and the things both good and ill we pass on from one generation to the next. “Anything can happen in the woods,” goes one Sondheim lyric, and the same might be said of Hollywood musicals. Sometimes, by happy luck, they manage to get one right. - Scott Foundas - Chief Film Critic - Variety

MR. TURNER

Coming Soon
Opens January 16
MR. TURNER
149 minutes / Rated R
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Starring: Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Paul Jesson, Marion Bailey, Ruth Sheen and Lesley Manville

This film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2014 - - - Best Actor - Timothy Spall - Cannes Film Festival 2014
Mike Leigh takes on the topsy-turvy life of J.M.W. Turner in an exquisitely detailed, brilliantly acted biopic.
English painting’s renowned master of light, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), gets a suitably illuminating screen biography in Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner,” an ecstatically beautiful and exquisitely detailed portrait of the artist as a cantankerous middle-aged man whose brilliance with the brush overshadows his sometimes appalling lack of social graces. Returning to the large-canvas period filmmaking of his 1999 Gilbert & Sullivan bio “Topsy-Turvy,” Leigh has made another highly personal study of art, commerce and the glacial progress of establishment tastes, built around a lead performance from longtime Leigh collaborator Timothy Spall that’s as majestic as one of Turner’s own swirling sunsets. - - Scott Foundas / Variety - -