news Week of July 26 - July 31

Week of July 26 - July 31

Greetings from Rialto Cinemas Elmwood!

We have three new films opening this week and you will want to see them all!

We have some fabulous action for you in Lucy from writer/director Luc Bresson; he brings us yet another fabulous female protagonist - some are saying this is his best film since The Professional! Here Bresson directs Scarlett Johansson in an action-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. Roger Moore loves Scarlett Johansson in this role, he says she's found "the sweet spot in her acting range and really delivers the goods" read the complete review here.

We loved Garden State and are delighted to bring Zach Braff's second feature, Wish I Was Here to Berkeley this week! Braff is Aidan, a thirtysomething man who finds himself at major crossroads - which forces him to examine his life, his career, and his family. G. Allen Johnson writing in the San Francisco Chronicle says, "Wish I Was Here is a funny, touching movie that features one of Kate Hudson's best performances as well as a curmudgeonly good one from Mandy Patinkin," his complete review is here.

We just can't wait to experience Iceland with the characters in Land Ho!. We follow the story a pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law as they set off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picaresque adventures, from trendy Reykjavik to rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship. Manhola Dargis names Land Ho! a New York Times Critics' Pick! Read her review here.

Snowpiercer continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

If you are unaware of Monty Python here is some information from wikipedia to help you realize that you must see Monty Python Live (Mostly) which will be presented here Wednesday, August 6th and 20th. "Monty Python were a British surreal comedy group that created Monty Python's Flying Circus, a British television comedy sketch show that first aired on the BBC in 1969. The group's influence on comedy has been compared to The Beatles' influence on music." Don/t miss this show, tickets are on sale now!

We look forward to seeing you at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood - Berkeley's Best Neighborhood Movie Theatre!

Best regards,