Friday, December 28, 2012

More Great Flicks for this Holiday Week

Here is the news for the week from CinemaSalem.  Since this awesome movie theater is located just one block from the Hawthorne Hotel, it makes the TAVERN at the Hawthorne the perfect place to go either before or after the movies for a nice meal or adult beverage.

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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!

Now Playing: A Royal Affair (R): Lis Miserables (PG13); Jack Reacher (PG13); The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D PG13); The Spirit of Salem 3D (NR); This Perfect Place: A Natural History of the Massachusetts North Shore (NR); and The True 1692 3D!

Opening in the Screening Room this Friday is A Royal Affair, the true story of an ordinary man who wins a queen's heart and starts a revolution. Based on the intriguing love triangle between the insane Danish King Christian VII, his royal physician, a man of enlightenment and idealism, and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda, A Royal Affair is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for their people. 89% of the world's critics love it. Washington Post: "Even appreciated simply as a little-known chapter of European history, it proves consistently engrossing, edifying and affecting." Philadelphia Inquirer: "A Royal Affair is historical drama of the highest order - teeming with big ideas, and anchored by the nicely nuanced performances of Vikander and Mikkelsen." LA Times: "This highly polished costume drama is exceptionally well-made and a model of intelligent restraint."


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.

The threesome from A Royal Affair


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I hope to see you here, or there,

Juli

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