The Five Must See Movies of August 15 – 21, 2014

GetOnUpIn the month of September, Cinecenta has a treat for film lovers of both old and new. Movies such as Ghostbusters, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Obvious Child, Neighbors, Edge of Tomorrow, Maleficent, and Lawrence of Arabia will delight all at the little theatre located at the University of Victoria campus.

Cinecenta will also be celebrating their 5th Latin America and Spanish film week with movies from such filmmakers as Rodrigo H. Vila, Juan Carlos Maneglia, Shula Erenberg, and Cesc Gay.

Meanwhile, at The Fritz (a theatre located on Salt Spring Island) will offer what every sci-fi fan want. On Agusut 27th and 28th at 7pm, they will be showing Doctor Who, series 8 premiere episode “Deep Breath.”

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.

(United States – 123 mins)

Director: Gareth Edwards
Writer(s): Max Borenstein (screenplay) and Dave Callaham (story)

Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, and Ken watanabe.

The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

(Canada – 86 min)

Director(s): Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu
Writer(s): Marie-Hélène Cousineau

Cast: Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Marianne Farley, and Lukasi Forrest.

Anna is nervous when she and her son, Tomas, arrive in the small, close-knit community of Igloolik, in the Canadian Arctic. Anna had a short-lived affair with Tomas’s Inuk father when she worked in Igloolik. But Tomas, now 14 years old, was born and raised in his mother’s native city of Montreal and never knew much about his origins. Tomas is bright, strong and curious about his father’s culture, but his father is no longer around to show him the way. For his mother and Inuit family, the joy of homecoming is mixed with memories of a brief and painful chapter in their shared history. Over the course of two weeks that seem to blend into one long day under the midnight sun, Anna and Thomas strive to rebuild the family they could no longer ignore.


The Fritz

Located on Salt Spring Island, The Fritz is an up-to-date cinema featuring Dolby Surround Sound, a digital projection system along with everything else you’d expect to find at a cinema in a large city. They offer real butter for their popcorn, Sunday matinees and “cheap” Tuesdays.
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.


Star Cinema

Sidney’s Star Cinema is located in the heart of Sidney-by-the-Sea. They are equipped with two digital projectors and new comfortable seating. General admission is 9. Discounts are available to students, seniors and children 3 to 13 years. Admission is $6 for everyone on Tuesdays.

Get on Up
(USA – 138 mins)

Director: Tate Taylor
Writer(s): Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth (story/screenplay), and Steven Baigelman (story)

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Lennie James, and Craig Robinson

A chronicle of James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.


The Vic Theatre

Located across the historical Empress Hotel and near Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour, The Vic Theatre has been entertaining movie-goers since 1993. The theatre not only shows foreign to art house films but also rescreenings of the Victoria Film Festival award winners. The Vic Theatre is one of the yearly purveyors of Victoria Film Festival and Victoria Foodie Fim Festival movies.

(UK/Ireland – 95 mins)

Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Writer(s): Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Scoot McNairy.

Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.



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