The Five Must See Movies of Aug 29 – Sept 4, 2014

AMostWantedManFor 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, Earth to Echo, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show will delight all at the little theatre located on the University of Victoria campus.

Cinecenta will also be celebrating their 5th Latin America and Spanish film week with such films as 7 Boxes, The Amazing Catfish, The Delay, and A Gun in Each Hand.

Coming soon to The Fritz will be Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight, Lucy, and the National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

September 3rd will be a matinée of The Peace Makers, a film created by Words of Peace Global. Admission will be by donation.

The Vic Theatre will be showing films for five dollars between August 30th and September 1st; Godzilla, Neighbors, and A Million Ways to Die in the West. All five dollar films start at 7pm.

Sidney’s Star Cinema has tickets on sale for the 2014-15 season of The Metropolitan Opera. Tickets are $24 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $185 for a series pass.

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 alumni. Discounted rates are also available to seniors and children 12 and under. Matinées are $4.75 for all seats. Second evening shows at Cinecenta are $4.75 for all UVic undergrads.

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 matinées and “cheap” Tuesdays.

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.


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.

A Most Wanted Man
(UK/USA/Germany – 122 mins)

Director: Anton Corbijn
Writer(s): Andrew Bovell (screenplay) and John le Carré (book)

Cast: Grigoriy Dobrygin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Homayoun Ershadi, and Nina Hoss

When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity – oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist?


Magic in the Moonlight
(USA – 97 mins)

Director: Woody Allen
Writer(s): Woody Allen

Cast: Colin Firth, Antonia Clarke, Natasha Andrews

A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.


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 screenings of the Victoria Film Festival award winners. The Vic Theatre is one of the yearly purveyors of Victoria Film Festival and Victoria Foodie Film Festival movies.

Wish I Was Here
(USA – 106 mins)

Director: Zach Braff
Writer(s): Adam J. Braff and Zach Braff

Cast: Zach Braff, Joey King, Pierce Gagnon, and Kate Hudson

‘Wish I Was Here’ is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public school is on its last legs. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn’t find.


Credits: Roadside Attractions


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