Week of August 29 - September 4
Greetings from Rialto Cinemas Elmwood!
Opening today we have Life of Crime. Based on Elmore Leonard's novel The Switch, Life of Crime is a dark caper comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, John Hawkes, yasiin bey, Isla Fisher and Will Forte. The wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Tim Robbins) is kidnapped by two common criminals (Yasiin Bey and John Hawkes), who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off an unbelievable sequence of double crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of Elmore Leonard.
We are delighted to continue with The One I Love, an original tale with keen observations of human relationships and a distinct and comedic voice. On the brink of separation, Ethan (Mark Duplass) and Sophie (Elisabeth Moss) escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future. Kate Erbland says, "A tightly constructed and cleverly designed take on the modern love story" in her Film.com review; read it here.
The wonderful The Hundred-Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri and Lucy continue this week! Enjoy Scarlett Johansson in an thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
We commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I with two additonal FREE BBC screenings because of the robust response! This Saturday, August 30 at 10am we screen 37 Days. 37 Days follows the catastrophic chain of events which led from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June 1914, to the declaration of war between Britain and Germany on 4th August. Set amongst the corridors of power in Whitehall and Berlin, it tracks the unfolding crises through the eyes of leading politicians and civil servants struggling to prevent the world's first global war. And on Sunday, August 31 at 10am we screen Royal Cousins at War. At the outbreak of the First World War three cousins reigned over Europe's greatest powers - Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and King George V of Britain. Royal Cousins at War looks at the role played by the three monarchs, and their relationships with each other, in the outbreak of war, arguing that it is far greater than historians have traditionally believed.
Tickets are on sale now for the 2014/15 National Theatre season! Our first presentation is Euripides' Medea starring Helen McCrory; starting September 15. Here is what the London critics are saying: "Thrilling and merciless. Helen McCrory gives the performance of her career!" - The Daily Telegraph; "Takes no prisoners. A remorselessly gripping 90 minutes!." - Time Out, London; "Helen McCrory triumphs! A piercing, painful vision of passion and betrayal." - The Evening Standard; "The score by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp gets right under your skin." - The Independent. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.