The Five Must See Movies of August 22 – 28, 2014

LandHoIn 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.”

The Vic Theatre will be showing Gareth Edward’s Godzilla on Saturday, August 30th for a low $5 admission. Film starts at 7pm.

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

Cinecenta

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.

Land Ho!
(Iceland/USA – 95 mins)

Directors: Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens
Writer(s): Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens

Cast: Earl Lynn Nelson, Paul EenHoorn, and Daníel Gylfason

A pair of ex-brothers-in-law set off to Iceland in an attempt to reclaim their youth through Reykjavik nightclubs, trendy spas, and rugged campsites. This bawdy adventure is a throwback to 1980s road trip comedies, as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship.


 

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.

The Giver
(USA – 94 mins)

Director: Phillip Noyce
Writer(s): Michael Mitnick, Robert B. Weide, and Lois Lowry (book)

Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, and Katie Holmes

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world.

 
The Hundred-Foot Journey
(India/United Arab Emirates/USA – 122 mins)

Director: Lasse Hallström
Writer(s): Steven Knight (screenplay) and Richard C. Morais (book)

Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, and Charlotte Le Bon

The Kadam family clashes with Madame Mallory, proprietress of a celebrated French restaurant, after they open their own nearby eatery, until undeniable chemistry causes the Madame to take gifted young chef Hassan under her wing.

 

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.

Jadoo
(UK – 84 mins)

Director: Amit Gupta
Writer(s): Amit Gupta

Cast: Tom Misson, Amara Karan, Adeel Akhtar, and Sophiya Haque

This comedy revolves around two brothers, both wonderful chefs, who fall out catastrophically. At the climax of their dispute they rip the family recipe book in half – one brother gets the starters and the other gets the main courses. They set up rival restaurants, across the road from each other, and spend the next twenty years trying to out-do each other. Neither brother will admit it but they both know they are not entirely successful in the ‘other half’ of the menu. It takes a daughter – a successful corporate lawyer marrying a man from a very different background – to reunite them. She is planning her marriage and is determined that they will both cook the wedding banquet.

 

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