Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Movies On Thanksgiving Weekend -- A Great Family Holiday Tradition

This is from the CinemaSalem Newsletter.  Sounds like a terrific line-up for this weekend.  And only one block from the Hawthorne Hotel so you can stop by before or after a movie for lunch, dinner or cocktails.


So, here's the lineup!
Now Playing: The Muppets (PG); Arthur Christmas (PG); Happy Feet Two in 3D; The True 1692 (NR); and The Woman (R)!
The new Muppets movie, strangely entitled The Muppets, is sporting a 100% positive rating on, which is virtually unheard of. Rolling Stone: "The challenge Disney has with The Muppets is to show a new generation what the fuss was all about. Slam-dunk. The movie slaps a smile on your face you won't want to wipe off." HitFlix: "The Muppets is not just one of the best films of the year, it is an affirmation that we can indeed occasionally find our way home again, and that some things shouldn't change."

The Muppets will screen Wednesday and Thursday at (4:30) and 7:15, Friday and Saturday at (11:10 AM), (1:40), (4:30), 7:15 and 9:50; Sunday at (11:10 AM), (1:40), (4:30) and 7:15; and Monday-Thursday at (4:30) and 7:15.

Also new this week is Arthur Christmas, also perched like a partridge atop the tote boards at 94%, and the reviews aren't just blandly positive; listen to this from UrbanCinefile: "Arthur Christmas is a deceptive title for one of the best films of the year - no matter what your age or where you are on the Santameter. It is a hero's journey, but it is the funniest film ever made about the hugely popular subject of Santa." The Daily Telegraph of London: "It's playful, observant, sentimental without being slushy, and boasts the kind of jokes that will still sound funny when your children or younger relatives quote them in April."

Arthur Christmas plays Wednesday and Thursday at 4:15 and 6:45; Friday and Saturday at (11:45 AM), (2:10), (4:15), 6:45 and 9:00; Sunday at (11:45 AM), (2:10), (4:15) and 6:45; and Monday-Thursday at (4:15) and 6:45.

The third new movie this week won't open until Friday. It's The Woman, which boasts an 80% positive rating at RottenTomatoes, which is pretty good for an enlightened and intelligent horror movie. PopMatters: "(S)omething of a masterpiece - a weird work of art, but a surreality to celebrate none the less." Dustin Putnam: "Excitingly unique, deeply disturbing, and beautifully macabre. Why can't more films be as proudly one-of-a-kind as this one?" The New York Times: "Like David Cronenberg and Roman Polanski, Mr. McKee is a master at drawing suspense from pregnant silences."

The Woman will screen on Friday and Saturday at (12:15), (2:40), (4:45), 7:40 and 10:00; Sunday at (12:15), (2:40), (4:45) and 7:40; and Monday-Thursday at (4:45) and 7:40.

Of course, the winning Happy Feet 2 will play all week at CinemaSalem, which the Toronto Globe and Mail is thrilled about: "The film reminds viewers young and old that to make a positive change, sometimes the little guy at the bottom of the food chain needs to stomp his feet." Reeling Reviews: "There's no denying its stunning animation, particularly in the service of its two daffiest new characters Will (voice of Brad Pitt) and Bill the Krill (voice of Matt Damon), and its sheer lunacy can be invigorating."

Happy Feet 2 in 3D will screen on Wednesday and Thursday at (5:00) and 7:30, Friday and Saturday at (12:00), (2:30), (5:00), 7:30 and 9:40; Sunday at (12:00), (2:30), (5:00) and 7:30; and Monday-Thursday at (5:00) and 7:30.

Our smash hit 3D historical drama, The True 1692, represents perfect Thanksgiving weekend fare, and will screen Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 and 6:30; and Monday and Tuesday at 6:30.

Again, thanks for supporting CinemaSalem!

I hope to see you here (or there!)


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