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Here is the newsletter from CinemaSalem for this week. I had a chance to see The Hundred-Foot Journey last weekend, and I can tell you that it is a lovely movie -- one that will make you smile when you think about it, and will certainly make you crave some great Indian food. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Two more wonderful films open this week at CinemaSalem, so let's get right to the raves and showtimes!
Starting Friday: Dolphin Tale 2 (PG): The Congress (NR); If I Stay (PG13); The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG); Guardians of the Galaxy (PG13); The Spirit of Salem; This Perfect Place; and The True 1692 in 3D!
Dolphin Tale was a quiet hit when it came out in 2011, a heartwarming and human-scale antidote to the typical snarky "family films". The UK Daily Express called it "the true story of a lonely, underachieving young lad's special bond with a disabled dolphin seems guaranteed to make you teary-eyed.." View London concurs: "Engagingly directed and superbly written, this is a heart-warming feel-good drama with likeable characters and some impressive dolphin wrangling."
Dolphin Tale 2 continues the tale, and early reviews look promising. This underwater sequel will screen on Friday at (4:25 AM), 6:45 and 9:15; Saturday at (11:30 AM), (2:00), (4:25), 6:45 and 9:15; Sunday at (11:30 AM), (2:00), (4:25) and 6:45; and Monday-Thursday at (4:25) and 6:45.
You'll definitely want to stop in at the Screening Room this week in order to see The Princess Bride, Robin Wright, in her latest, deeply-beautiful film, The Congress. The Advocate: "It's a drama, it's a cartoon. It's playful and sad, satirical and moving. All these things and a chaotic visual feast as well." RogerEbert.com describes it as "a roll call of the orgiastic pleasures and bountiful comforts that art provides, and, a reminder of what waits for us when we leave the theater." San Diego Union-Tribune: "[Director Ari] Folman has so much to say, and he does it in ways that are smart and beautiful, creating a work that evokes intense emotions that are, at times, difficult to define." New York Times: " This dense Jabberwocky-ish word salad is a political allegory about a populace that's been pharmaceutically duped into believing its wretched world is wonderful."
The Congress will screen on Friday at (4:15), 7:15 and 9:40; Saturday at (11:45 AM), (4:15), 7:15 and 9:40; Sunday at (11:45 AM), (4:15) and 7:15; and Monday-Thursday at (4:15) and 7:15.
The wonderful The Hundred-Foot Journey returns for another week of delicious flavors and international accord (eventually). 100' will screen on Friday at 7:00 and 9:40; Saturday at (1:45), 7:00 and 9:40; Sunday at (1:45) and 7:00; and Monday-Thursday at 7:00.
If I Stay will also stay another week, screening on Friday at (4:40 PM); Saturday and Sunday at (11:15 AM) and (4:40); and Monday-Thursday at (4:40).
It keeps winning the North American Box Office crown, as well as the hearts of people who like superhero movies to have an excellent sense of humor. Guardians of the Galaxy will be at CinemaSalem for another week, screening on Friday at (4:00), 6:30 and 9:30; Saturday at (12:30), (3:30), 6:30 and 9:30; Sunday at (12:30), (3:30) and 6:30; and Monday-Thursday at (4:00) and 6:30.
There are just two more weeks to catch our home-grown documentaries before three of them disappear for the month of October. 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 Friday-Sunday at 2:00 and 6:30; and Monday-Thursday at 6:30.
Thanks for supporting CinemaSalem!
Everyone loved her as The Princess Bride. Now Robin Wright is back in The Congress.