The Five Must See Movies of August 1 – 7, 2014

The Vic Theatre will be showing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this Sunday, August 3, for a small ticket price of $5. If you didn’t get to see the web slinger the first time out or didn’t want to spend full ticket price to see this film, now is your chance.

Cinecenta is currently offering a great package for the movie lover in all of us. From July 27 – August 2, get 10 movies for $50. It is available to Students, Cinemagic Members, UVic Alumni, UVic Faculty & Staff and Seniors. There is a limit of two per customer. Offer is available weekdays at the Munchie Bar and nightly at the Cinecenta Box Office.

There is currently no listings for Salt Spring Island’s, The Fritz, in this article. At time of publish, their official web site had not been updated.

Please check media for local showtimes, ratings and admission rates.


Cinecenta is located in the thriving community of the University of Victoria (UVic) campus in Saanich. The theatre offers more than a reasonable rate for general admission while giving discounted rates for UVic students, faculty, staff and alumi. Discounted rates are also available to seniors and children 12 and under. Matinees are $4.75 for all seats.

The Immigrant
USA – 120 mins

Director: James Gray
Writer(s): James Gray and Ric Menello

Cast: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner

Ewa is plucked from the deportation line by Bruno Weiss (Joaquin Phoenix), who hands the guard a few bills to facilitate Ewa’s hasty transfer to a Manhattan-bound boat. In fact, Bruno runs a bevy of bawdy women in a burlesque hall, offering their supplemental services to men willing to pay. He keeps his “little doves” several flights up in the tenement where he lives. Phoenix plays this guy with a kind of unpredictable, flummoxed charm. He can be wily and confident one minute, needy and pathetic the next.


Star Cinema

Sidney’s Star Cinema is located in the heart of Sidney-by-the-Sea. Equipped with 2 digital projectors and recently outfitted with new comfortable seating, general admission is cheap at $9. Discounts are available to students, seniors and children 3 to 13 years with a low $6 admission for everyone on cheap Tuesdays.

Begin Again
USA – 104 mins

Director: John Carney
Writer(s): John Carney

Cast: Kiera Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, James Corden, Hailee Steinfeld, and Mos Def

A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.

Guardians of the Galaxy
USA – 121 mins

Director: James Gunn
Writer(s): James Gunn, Nicole Perlman (written by), Dan Abnett, and Andy Lanning (comic book)

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, and Djimon Hounsou

In the far reaches of space, an Earth pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.


The Vic Theatre

Located across from the historical Empress Hotel and a short walk from Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour, The Vic Theatre has been entertaining movie-goers since 1993. The theatre shows a wide range of films from foreign to art house, and from rereleases to festival award winners. And Vic Theatre is one of the yearly purveyors of Victoria Film Festival and Victoria Foodie Fim Festival movies.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
USA – 142 mins

Director: Marc Webb
Writer(s): Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner (screenplay), Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, James Vanderbilt (screen story), Stan Lee, and Steve Ditko (Marvel comic book)

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, and Paul Giamatti

When Electro attacks, only Spider-Man can protect NYC from his rage. But having sworn to keep his girlfriend out of danger, can Spidey balance living an ordinary and extraordinary life?

South Korea/Czech Republic/USA/France – 126 mins

Director: Joon-ho Bong
Writer(s): Joon-ho Bong, Kelly Masterson (screenplay), Joon-ho Bong (screen story), Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette (based on Le Transperceneige by)

Cast: Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, and Octavia Spencer

Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges.


Trailer Credit(s): The Weinstein Company, Movieclips Trailers, CBM Trailers, and Sony Pictures Entertainment..


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