We've got a nice slate of films this week, so let's get right to the lineup!
We're going to sneak in The Hangover Part III this Friday for a week or so, the final episode of the film series that made history. This is London: "They've obviously decided just to put Alan centre-stage and see what happens. Luckily, because the character is genuinely bizarre, and Galifianakis is such a smart actor, it works." Twitch: "The third Hangover film provides an epic, worthy finale for the Wolf Pack, with Ken Jeong's Chow again stealing the show in his inimitable way." New York Daily News: "The pleasant surprise of "The Hangover Part III" is a belated bout of adulthood has only made the extended-adolescent characters funnier. The result is a more traditional but more hysterical crowd-pleaser."
The Hangover Part III will screen on Friday at 7:00 and 9:20; Saturday at (2:10), (4:30), 7:00 and 9:20; Sunday at (2:10), (4:30) and 7:00; and Monday-Thursday at 7:00.
Opening in the Screening Room this week is The Painting (Le Tableau), a wildly inventive parable of a film. The Boston Globe: "Creative, colorful, and unexpectedly wise, The Painting is the latest offshore animation to show to kids burned out on computer-generated Hollywood toons." Variety: "Helmer Jean-Francois Laguionie's consistently enjoyable, inventive and beautifully crafted tale is a color riot suitable for all ages." Blu-ray.com: "t's sophisticated and stunning, amusing and harrowing, and quite possibly one of the most interesting pictures of the year, raising the bar for CG-animated pursuits."
If it does indeed rain this weekend, this is the perfect film for your school-age kids to watch. The Painting will screen on Friday at (4:45), 7:15 and 9:00; Saturday at (12:15), (2:45), (4:45), 7:15 and 9:00; Sunday at (12:15), (2:45), (4:45) and 7:15; and Monday-Thursday at (4:45) and 7:15.
We're holding over the epic Epic for another week on a reduced, kid-friendly schedule. The Hollywood Reporter loves it: "With its secret, magical worlds and legions of evil-battling leafy warriors, there's plenty here to engage young audiences of both genders." Epic is screening on Friday at (4:30 ); Saturday and Sunday at (11:45 AM); and Monday-Thursday at (4:30).
And we're definitely hanging onto Star Trek into Darkness since it's stupendous and I haven't had a chance to see it yet! Entertainment Weekly gives it a huge rave: "Into Darkness is a sleek, thrilling epic that's also a triumphantly witty popcorn morality play. It's everything you could want in a Star Trek movie."
The 87% positive-rate Star Trek Into Darkness will screen on Friday at (4:00), 6:45 and 9:30; Saturday at (12:30), (4:00), 6:45 and 9:30; Sunday at (12:30), (4:00) and 6:45; and Monday-Thursday at (4:00) and 6:45.
Last week's big draw, the unique Now You See Me, is back for another mesmerizing week. Movieline provides the big rave: "Pure summer movie magic - literally. More fun than Ocean's 11, 12 and 13 combined. You won't believe you eyes - and that's the point."
Now You See Me will screen on Friday at (5:00), 7:30 and 9:50; Saturday at (12:00), (2:30), (5:00), 7:30 and 9:50; Sunday at (12:00), (2:30), (5:00) and 7:30; and Monday-Thursday at (5:00) and 7:30.
Our CinemaSalem original films keeping getting their own raves each week. The Spirit of Salem will play Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am; and Monday-Thursday at 5:00 pm.
This Perfect Place: A Natural History of the Massachusetts North Shore, featuring Kristina Lindborg, will screen Saturday and Sunday at noon; and Monday-Thursday at 4:00 pm. The True 1692 will screen Friday at 6:30, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 and 6:30; and Monday through Thursday at 6:30.
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