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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini (Susan Sarandon) has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne), a successful but still single screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when Lori is forced to demand personal boundaries, Marnie is left to find new ways to channel her eternal optimism and generosity. In so doing she changes the lives of others and along the way enriches her own life when she develops a relationship with a new male friend played by J.K. Simmons (Oscar winner for Whiplash). (PG13, 100 min)
"The Meddler belongs to Sarandon, a famously no-bull actress who digs in deep, showing us how moms aren't one thing, they're all things. How else can they make you laugh from love and cry from crazy? The Meddler knows how. Listen up." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"A diminutive and misleading title for such an affecting, often profound film." – Matt Zoiller Seltz, RogerEbert.com
In the tense, edge-of-your-seat thriller Eye in the Sky, Helen Mirren stars as Colonel Katherine Powell, a U.K.-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year-old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of U.S. and British government over the moral, political and personal implications of modern warfare. Also starring Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox, Eye in the Sky is directed by Gavin Hood. (R, 102 mins)
"This is the rare military drama that conveys both the graphic physical effects of war and its lingering psychic cost." – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis (Don Cheadle) virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications, his mind haunted by unsettling ghosts from the past. (R, 100 mins)
"The story can shift from uproarious to heartbreaking in the span of a scene, but Cheadle, in his feature directorial debut, controls the tone like a veteran.' – Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"To give a performance this layered and complex and unstinting while also directing the film around it, which is risky and imaginative and full of life, testifies to impressive powers of concentration." – Andrew O'Heir, Salon.com
Director John Carney (Once, Begin Again) returns to his Irish roots in his new comedy. Set in Dublin during the 1980s, 14-year-old Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) tries to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised - calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of that decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. There's a great original score along with music by The Clash, The Cure, Duran Duran, Genesis, and more. (PG13, 106 mins)
"Sing Street is the most romantic movie you'll find anywhere these days, brimming over with music, fun and the thrill of first love." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The charms of Sing Street should not be underestimated. Partly because its manner is unassuming and its story none too original...it’s easy to overlook Mr. Carney’s ingenuity and sensitivity." – A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Admission now just $8. The comedy/horror/musical turned cult classic stars Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon. All shows feature live cast performances by Norfolk's own Fishnet Inc. No props allowed--throw your imagination! Tickets go on sale about 1/2 hour before showtime; plenty of seats always available. Shows every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month and, of course, Halloween night each year, and additionally showing on the 5th Friday (if there is one) with proceeds benefiting Fishnet Inc. (R, 99 mins)
Wednesday matinee, June 1 at 1:00pm
Presented with Virginia Opera
Royal Opera House in London presents two short Italian operas in one: 'Cavalleria Rusticana', Mascagni’s greatest opera, a tragic tale of forsaken love and jealous revenge; and 'Pagliacci', Leoncavallo’s thrilling tragic opera of a violent jealousy. Directed by Damiano Michieletto who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold. (186 mins)
Doors open at 12:40pm
All seats are $10. Tickets available at the box-office 20 minutes before showtime. No advance ticket sales.
With an introduction by Dr. Glenn 'Doc Opera' Winters.
A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules. The stellar cast includes Colin Farrell, John C. Reilly, Rachel Weisz, and Ben Whishaw. (R, 118 mins)
Friday, June 3... Join us for our first FlickIt! Fridays event, a new monthly movie series that combines having a great time with supporting your local community.
In addition to catching a beloved flick (this one is FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, 1982, PG13, 90 mins) and snacking on our fabulous concessions, we're letting loose and will be selling beer from one of our neighborhood faves, Smartmouth Brewery. And the best part is, proceeds from beer sales go to support our good friends at the Muse Writers Center. It's a win-win!
So come say "Aloha" to Mr. Hand while catching some tasty waves and a cool buzz. We have some totally awesome surprises in store for you...