Week of May 16 - May 22
Greetings from Rialto Cinemas!
An explosive action thriller blasts onto our screens this week with Star Trek: Into Darkness in 3-D & 2-D. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. Ty Burr of the Boston Globe says, "The movie presses forward with a high-spirited wit and sense of purpose that makes other action extravaganzas look backward." While Colin Covert of the Minneapolis Star Tribune says, "A note-perfect blend of escapist fun and thought-provoking commentary, ensemble drama, comic relief, daredevil action and senses-shattering spectacle." Treat yourself, come see it opening weekend!
Continuing in all its spectacle and glamor is The Great Gatsby! The story follows the Fitzgerald-like Nick Carraway as he comes to New York in "the roaring 20s." Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband. Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. Who better than stylist Baz Luhrmann to render such a story? Lou Leminick in the New York Post says, this is a "...must-see... surprisingly satisfying... stellar work by Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role and Tobey Maguire as his neighbor and only true friend..." read the complete review here.
Rialto Classics are back with The French Connection! This thriller directed by William Friedkin won the Academy Award for Best Picture as well as Best Actor (Gene Hackman), Best Director, Best Film Editing, and Best Adapted Screenplay. It tells the story of two tough New York City cops trying to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. In addition to all the awards Friedkin provides one of the most gripping and memorable car chase sequences ever filmed! Join us and relive the experience - all seats $8, Wednesday, May 22, 7pm.
We are so happy to continue Iron Man 3 in 2-D & 3-D. In this action packed adventure about Tony Stark we find him on a quest to revenge the enemies (Ben Kingsley at the top of the list) responsible for destroying his personal world. Joe Neumaier writing in the New York Daily News says, "...sharply fuses the humor and heart of the earlier films with a satisfyingly heavy-metal strength -- and a darkness that's more than earned.... it's a blast." Enjoy the review here.
The Sapphires is absolutely charming! Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. G. Allen Johnson of the i>San Francisco Chronicle says, "There's nothing surprising about this feel-good Australian musical comedy-drama focusing on four singing Aboriginal soul sisters who entertain U.S. troops in 1968 Vietnam. But don't let that stop you. It's a delight, packed with classic Motown covers and based on a true story. The film may be predictable and formulaic, but it is a winning formula." Don't miss this one!
Held over this week is Mud a drama about two young boys who agree to help a fugitive (Matthew McConaughey) hiding out on an island near their small Mississippi town reunite with his true love (Reese Witherspoon). Also continuing is The Company You Keep! A wanted man (Robert Redford) and former member of the revolutionary militant group the Weather Underground goes on the run after a journalist (Shia LaBeouf) outs him and the fabulous biopic of Jackie Robinson, 42: The True Story of an American Legend.
This House a new play by James Graham which comes to us from National Theatre, London is enjoying a huge success in London and is a don't miss presentation for us this summer! Set in 1974 as the corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain's political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on by a thread. Votes are won and lost by one, fist fights erupt in the bars, and ill MPs are hauled in to cast their votes. It's a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and age-old traditions and allegiances are thrown aside in the struggle for power. This House strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes within the Mother of all Parliaments. Variety says, "Aided by helmer [director Jeremy] Herrin's pedal-to-the-floor pace, Graham kicks off with the kind of action-packed exposition for which The West Wing was celebrated." Tickets available here.
As always, we are thankful for your support. We look forward to seeing you at the movies!