Thursday, July 10, 2014
Cinema Salem Continually the Best!
Here is Cinema Salem's weekly newsletter, so you will know what is happening there this week. We LOVE our locally owned first-run and more little theater here in Salem. It is located one short block from the Hawthorne Hotel, making the combination of a dining experience at Cinema Salem and a movie the perfect thing for visitors or locals.
I hope to see you here, or there.
Last month's CinemaSalem Lobby Art Exhibit featured the marvelous work of Richard Flynn -- 200 pieces, actually -- a mesmerizing and endlessly-captivating collection of humor and creativity.
We're just as excited about the July show, "Primal" by Faria&Darc", which is already attracting attention on our walls. You're all invited to the free Opening Reception tomorrow night, Thursday, July 10, 7:00-8:30. "Primal" is a collection of photographs, wearable garments, accessories, and graphic design elements put together by Faria&Darc, a design pairing of Delia R Faria and Drew Darcangelo. "Primal" is the result of several photo shoots with a team of regular collaborators. The series of earth toned garments, ranging from raw animal materials of feathers, fur bone, and leather to abstract knit garments plays off of the architecture of the human body. These items are modeled entirely by Salem area locals in North Shore locations.
Speaking of special events, don't forget about the free Kickstarter/Friend of CS screening of Jaws on July 24 at 7:00 pm.
We've got eight movies screening on our four screens, so let's get right to the showtimes!
Starting Friday: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG13); We are the Best! (NR); Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (R): Tammy (R): Transformers: Age of Extinction (PG13); The Spirit of Salem; This Perfect Place; and The True 1692 in 3D!
There's a palpable buzz around Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, with some critics calling it the best movie of the year, and an average positive rating of 95% on RottenTomatoes.com. Hollywood Reporter: "In the annals of sequels, Dawn is to Rise of the Planet of the Apes what The Empire Strikes Back was to Star Wars -- it's that much better." The Movie Show: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has smarts, gorgeous innovation and pure, arresting entertainment." Film School Rejects: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes isn't just a great time at the theater, but a genuinely great movie without a single dull moment."
DOTPOTA is playing in 2D Friday-Thursday at (12:30) and 6:45. It screens in 3D Friday and Saturday at (3:30) and 9:45; and Sunday-Thursday at (3:30).
Did you catch Ty Burr's article about the best movies of the first half of 2014? If so, you may have spotted We are the Best! on his list. Among the 97% positive reviews is this from the Dallas Morning News: "The whole thing is very smart and sweet, as are the performances." The New Yorker: "There just aren't enough films about teen-age girl punk bands made by left-wing feminist Swedish Christian males." Christian Science Monitor: "One of the funniest and happiest movies I've ever seen about early adolescent girls and their wayward, fitful joyousness." New York Post: " No film I've seen so far this year has provided the sheer moviegoing pleasure of We Are the Best!''
We are the Best! will play in the Screening Room Friday-Thursday at (2:45) and 7:20.
We hardly ever stack movies in the Screening Room, but we had to this week in order to fit in Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, the excellent doc about Boston's most notorious gangster. The New Yorker: "Complicated beyond imagining, and, in the end, a genuine shocker." Reeling Reviews: "While Whitey will have direct appeal to us in the Boston area, it is a documentary of importance to the rest of the country, too." Metro: "At times Whitey plays like David Fincher's Zodiac: a mass of dead ends and bureaucratic incompetence that makes you wonder how justice is ever achieved, if at all."
Whitey will screen on Friday at (12:00), (4:35) and 9:20; Saturday at (4:35) and 9:20; and Sunday-Thursday at (12:00) and (4:35).
Transformers: Age of Extinction in 2D is back for another week, screening on Friday and Saturday at (11:30 AM), (2:45), 6:15 and 9:30; and Sunday-Thursday at (11:30 AM), (2:45) and 6:15.
Also back is the fabulous Tammy, which Now Toronto loves: "Melissa McCarthy once again plays a trashy, foul-mouthed terrorist against civility. But now she's dropping those luxurious f-bombs in what tries to be a sensitive road dramedy that wouldn't be entirely out of place at Sundance." The film will screen on Friday and Saturday at (12:00), (2:15), (4:30), 7:15 and 9:50; and Sunday-Thursday at (12:00), (2:15), (4:30) and 7:15.
Or if you prefer your films local and pick-your-own, try one of our home-grown flicks: The Spirit of Salem will screen Monday-Thursday at 5:00. This Perfect Place: A Natural History of the Massachusetts North Shore will screen Monday-Thursday at 4:00. The True 1692 will screen every day at 2:00 and 6:30.
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