Thursday, July 17, 2008

Cinema Salem's Current Line Up

If you are coming to Salem, or live here, you may want something to do in the evening, or even as a break from sightseeing. I can highly recommend Cinema Salem, from first-hand experience.

They always have first-run movies at the most reasonable prices around, popcorn with REAL BUTTER, and interesting snacks at the snackbar.

Here is this week's newsletter from their owner, Paul Van Ness:

Dear Juli,

Last year, it was ONCE, the achingly beautiful musical with a small budget and a big heart. When I finished watching it I said, "That was my favorite film of the year."

I had the exact same reaction Saturday night (and again last night) when I saw the beguiling SON OF RAMBOW, a tale of two British youngsters whose somewhat bleak lives are permanently brightened by their friendship and love of film. The movie epitomizes human-scaled storytelling (much like WALL·E, ironically), with a liberal seasoning of wit and physical comedy.

You can still catch SON OF RAMBOW for the next three days at CinemaSalem, or as it happens, at the Cabot Street Theater, if that's more convenient. In Salem, it's showing at (12:15), (2:20), (4:45), 7:30 and 9:45. Although it's rated PG- 13, it seems perfectly appropriate for kids 10 and up, if you don't mind five swear words, and is a marvelous movie for kids and parents to watch and talk about together.

Thursday evening, at midnight, CinemaSalem proudly presents the premiere of the latest Batman adventure, THE DARK KNIGHT (PG13 - 150 minutes), still boasting a tremendous positive rating from critics as compiled at RottenTomatoes.com. Heavy hitter Richard Roeper of Ebert and Roeper writes, "This is a rich, complex, visually thrilling piece of pop entertainment, as strong as any superhero epic we've ever seen." Heath Ledger's turn as The Joker inspired Owen Gleiberman in Entertainment Weekly to write, "In this, the last performance he completed before his death, Ledger had a maniacal gusto inspired enough to suggest that he might have lived to be as audacious an actor as Marlon Brando, and maybe as great."
Besides the Thursday midnight show (which is technically on Friday morning), THE DARK KNIGHT will play Friday-Thursday at (11:45 AM), (3:15), 6:45 and 10:00.

The aforementioned WALL·E (G - 103 minutes) has been called Pixar's best film ever, which is saying something. The Montreal Film Journal notes, "This love story moved me more than any other in years." WALL·E plays Friday-Thursday at (11:30 AM), (2:00), (4:30), 7:00 and 9:15.

HANCOCK (PG13 - 121 minutes) has impressed Will Smith fans, such as Uruguay Total: "Una buena idea no hace necesariamente una gran película, y Hancock está lejos de ser perfecta. Aún así vale la pena y Will Smith está perfecto en su rol titular." HANCOCK will screen Friday-Thursday at (12:00), (2:20), (5:15), 7:30 and 9:40.

Thanks for supporting CinemaSalem!

Paul Van Ness

1 comment:

  1. Wall-E totally looks like the robot from "Short Circuit"... minus the cheesy 80's style of course

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