Thursday, April 08, 2010

Another Interesting Week of Films at Cinema Salem


I think I now fully realize how much I enjoy going to movies, especially really good ones like they usually show at Cinema Salem. I argued with myself for a little while before putting this blog post together, but I think you deserve to know what is going on in Salem all of the time, and our great local, independently-owned movie theater. So, once again, here is the line-up:


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Dear Juli,


I've been looking forward to DATE NIGHT since I first saw the trailer last summer. Using a Hitchcockian premise of an everyman (and woman) unwittingly thrown into dark and dangerous circumstances, this comedy also apparently serves as a paean to marriage and the sort of bond that only years of loving/tolerating each other can produce. Variety writes: "A romantic comedy with action, edge and genuine chemistry between its leads, Date Night scores a home run." And Urban Cinefile adds: "Everything works in Date Night, a brilliantly conceived comedy in which boring, everyday reality morphs into a thrilling fantasy drenched in danger"


DATE NIGHT will screen on Friday at (5:00), 7:00 and 9:15; Saturday at (12:00), (2:30), (5:00), 7:00 and 9:15; Sunday at (12:00), (2:30), (5:00) and 7:00; and Monday-Thursday at (5:00) and 7:00.


In the Screening Room this week is HARLAN, IN THE SHADOW OF JEW SUSS, the untold story about the notorious Nazi filmmaker and the family that lives with his legacy. Veit Harlan was so influential in the spread of Hitler's ideas through powerful images, he was the only artist from the Nazi era to be charged with war crimes. How do his children and grandchildren make lives for themselves in the shadow of this monstrous legacy? NYC Film Guru: "A provocative, illuminating and intriguing documentary." Louis Proyect adds: "A stunning portrayal of the Third Reich cultural and political rot that got a fictionalized treatment in "Inglourious Basterds"". Sly Fox writes: "Exhibit A as to why every generation needs to be reminded about the horrors of the Holocaust afresh."


HARLAN screens on Friday at (5:15), 7:30 and 9:30; Saturday at (12:15), (2:45), (5:15), 7:30 and 9:30l Sunday at (12:15), (2:45), (5:15) and 7:30; and Monday-Thursday at (5:15) and 7:30.

The best-reviewed movie of the year is back! HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON will screen on Friday at (4:30), 6:45 and 9:00; Saturday at (11:30 AM), (2:00), (4:30), 6:45 and 9:00; Sunday at (11:30 AM), (2:00), (4:30), and 6:45; and Monday-Thursday at (4:30) and 6:45.


Also back for more is the number one film in America, CLASH OF THE TITANS, screening on Friday at (4:45), 7:15 and 9:40; Saturday at (11:45 AM), (2:15), (4:45), 7:15 and 9:40; Sunday at (11:45 AM), (2:15), (4:45) and 7:15; and Monday-Thursday at (4:45) and 7:15.


Don't forget that you have two more evenings to catch the gripping SEVERE CLEAR, showing tonight at 5:00 and 7:30, and Thursday at 5:00.


Thanks for supporting CinemaSalem!


Paul Van Ness

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