We found Les Miserables to be shatteringly beautiful and deeply inspiring. I personally was a Les Mis neophyte, having never seen the musical in any of its 6000 forms, nor read the book back in French class, and I confess I was expecting a "show", based on some of the reviews. Instead, we get a deeply moving documentary of injustice and inequity, made all the more affecting by being sung. Anne Hathaway is simply unforgettable.
I also caught The Hobbit: An Unexpected Adventure and loved it, especially its message about the power of kindness, friendship, and loyalty -- mundane, everyday values -- when life confronts us with great challenges. As with all the Peter Jackson/JRR Tolkien film adaptations, it made me yearn to tour New Zealand!
I hope your week is also relaxing and stimulating, and you get a chance to connect with friends and family.
Here's this coming week's CinemaSalem showtime lineup!
A Royal Affair will screen on Friday at (11:15 AM), (2:45), 7:20 and 9:50; Saturday at (11:15 AM), 7:20 and 9:50; Sunday and Monday at (11:15 AM), (2:45) and 7:20; Tuesday at (2:45) and 7:20; and Wednesday and Thursday at (4:10) and 7:30.
The aforementioned Les Mis will screen on Friday and Saturday at (12:00), (3:15), 6:50 and 10:00; Sunday and Monday at (12:00), (3:15) and 6:50; Tuesday at (3:15) and 6:50; and Wednesday and Thursday at (4:00) and 7:00.
Tom Cruise's fun and thrilling Jack Reacher will screen on Friday and Saturday at (11:00 AM), (1:40), (4:30), 7:15 and 10:00; Sunday and Monday at (11:00 AM), (1:40), (4:30) and 7:15; Tuesday at (1:40) and (4:30), 7:15; and Wednesday and Thursday at (4:30) and 7:15.
The Hobbit will screen on Friday and Saturday at (11:30 AM), (3:00), 6:30 and 9:40; Sunday and Monday at (11:30 AM), (3:00) and 6:30; Tuesday at (3:00) and 6:30; and Wednesday and Thursday at (3:30) and 6:45.
The True 1692, our popular 3D film which presents the actual events of the Salem Witch Ordeal, will screen on Friday-Tuesday at 2:00 and 6:30; and Wednesday-Thursday at 6:30.
Also screening is This Perfect Place: A Natural History of the Massachusetts North Shore, Friday-Monday at noon; and Tuesday-Thursday at 4:00.
Thanks for supporting CinemaSalem!
I'm going to guess that the insane fellow is on the right in this picture from A Royal Affair, Denmark's official nomination for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.
I hope to see you here, or there,