Week of May 23 - May 30
Greetings from Rialto Cinemas!
So many new films this week - The Iceman, At Any Price, Epic, The Hangover 3 and Fast and Furious 6 - and it looks to be that kind of summer, many offerings! When considering a gift for Dad or your favorite graduate consider the gift of movies! Gift cards are available at our Box Office!
Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon) from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than 100 men. Appearing to be living the American dream as a devoted husband and father; in reality Kuklinski was a ruthless killer-for-hire. When he was finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession. Read Stephen Holden's New York Times Critics' Pick review here
We are delighted to bring At Any Price to Sebastopol this week! Ambitious Henry Whipple (Dennis Quaid) wants his rebellious son Dean (Zac Efron) to help expand the family's farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family's entire livelihood. Roger Ebert reviewed the film when it showed at the Toronto International Film Festival and said, "...brave, layered.... Dennis Quaid gives one of the performances of a lifetime.... It is a great film about an American moral crisis." Read the complete review here.
Epic is an animated adventure comedy that reveals a fantastical world unlike any other. Epic tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world - and ours. Slant Magazine says, "Epic is a major aesthetic triumph for Blue Sky Studios." Bring the family and decide for yourself!
We have good high testosterone fun this week with The Hangover 3 and Fast and Furious 6. Hangover 3 is the third and final film of the record-shattering comedy franchise. This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off. Fast and Furious 6 - you know what happens, enjoy the mayhem.
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." 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.
This month's Face to Face Film Series offering is Let My People Go! a sweet and hilarious fusion of gay romantic comedy, Jewish family drama and French bedroom farce. Let My People Go! both celebrates and upends Jewish and gay stereotypes with wit, gusto and style to spare. The result is deeply heartwarming, fabulously kitschy and hysterically funny. Thursday, May 30 at 7:15pm only. In French with English Subtitles.
Explosive action is on the screen with Star Trek: Into Darkness in 3-D & 2-D and Iron Man 3. These action packed adventures bring us new tales from favorite characters and introduce some particularly diabolical and wonderful new villains! Enjoy them with us!
Held over for another 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 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. It's a delight, packed with classic Motown covers and based on a true story. Don't miss this one!
There are still seats for the June 1st presentation of This House a new play from National Theatre, London. This House is enjoying a huge success in London and is a don't miss presentation for us this summer!This House strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes within the Mother of all Parliaments in 1974. 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!