Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cinema Salem Weekly Newsletter

I love the chatty style of the CinemaSalem newsletter.  I hope you do too!  Here is this weeks news:

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Thanks to great films -- and rain -- we had a nice holiday weekend at CinemaSalem. You could walk into any of our auditoriums and see a great film, but the most popular this weekend by far was the family-rated Epic, a beautiful and refreshing break from the blockbuster bombast. It makes you wonder why the studios don't make more movies like that!

We're bringing in two more great films this week, so let's get right to the raves!

Now Playing: Now You See Me (PG13); Koch (NR); Epic (PG); Star Trek into Darkness (PG13); The Spirit of Salem 3D; This Perfect Place; and The True 1692 in 3D!.

Now You See Me looks like a modern combination of Reds, The Prestige, and Robin Hood, and features an amazing cast including Michael Caine, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher (last seen here in The Great Gatsby), Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, and Melanie Laurent. The story pits an elite FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against "The Four Horsemen", a super-team of the world's greatest illusionists. "The Four Horsemen" pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law. Sounds fascinating and the buzz is very high. However, we have no reviews to share with you since the studio is rolling out the film unconventionally, like a magic trick, without advance screenings. Sounds intriguing!

Now You See Me will screen on Friday at (5:00), 7:30 and 10:00; Saturday at (12:00), (2:30), (5:00), 7:30 and 10:00; Sunday at (12:00), (2:30), (5:00) and 7:30; and Monday-Thursday at (5:00) and 7:30.

Another awesome film opens in the Screening Room on Friday, about which we've received tons of inquiries. Koch, a doc about the inimitable New York City mayor is wowing the critics. Entertainment Tell: "A fascinating, multi-faceted look at a very complicated man, a quintessential New Yorker who was both an uncommonly skilled politician and, at times, a tremendous jerk." Wall Street Journal: "The film advances no theories to explain his contradictions, only a thrilling, sometimes affecting account of what he did." New York Post: "Koch presents an uncommonly juicy subject for a documentary, and filmmaker Neil Barsky makes the most of the opportunity."

Koch will screen on Friday at (4:35), 7:40 and 9:45; Saturday at (11:50 AM), (2:40), (4:35), 7:40 and 9:45; Sunday at (11:50 AM), (2:40) and (4:35); Monday at 7:40; and Tuesday-Thursday at (4:35) and 7:40.

Here's a late rave for Epic from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: "Epic may be the thinking family's best Saturday matinee of the summer. And the date movie of the season." Epic will screen on Friday at (4:45), 7:00 and 9:30; Saturday at (11:45 AM), (2:00), (4:45), 7:00 and 9:30; Sunday at (11:45 AM), (2:00), (4:45) and 7:00; and Monday-Thursday at (4:45) and 7:00.

And a late review for Star Trek into Darkness from Rolling Stone: "Abrams boldly goes into Star Trek Into Darkness, and crushes it again. It's more fun and more intense, without giving less to the characters." Star Trek into Darkness will screen Friday at (4:30), 7:15 and 9:50; Saturday at (12:30), (4:30), 7:15 and 9:50; Sundayat (12:30), (4:30) and 7:15; and Monday-Thursday at (4:30) and 7:15.

Perhaps you have family or guests coming to town, and they're interested in the history of Salem, the history of the witchcraft trials, or a beautiful and informative tour of the natural wonders and mysteries of the North Shore. What a coincidence! We've got exactly those subjects covered in original CinemaSalem films! The Spirit of Salem will play Sunday and Monday at 11:00 am; and Tuesday-Thursday at 5:00 pm.

This Perfect Place: A Natural History of the Massachusetts North Shore, featuring Kristina Lindborg, will screen Saturday-Monday at noon; and Tuesday-Thursday at 4:00 pm. The True 1692 will screen Friday at 6:30, Saturday-Monday at 2:00 and 6:30; and Tuesday through Thursday at 6:30.

Thanks for supporting CinemaSalem!

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