The Five Must See Movies of Oct 3rd – 9th, 2014

TwoFacesOfJanuaryCinecenta’s list of films is looking mighty tasty for the month of October. In a tribute to the late Robin Williams, the films of Jumanji starring David Alan Grier and Mrs. Doubtfire with Pierce Brosnan will be featured this month.

Other films on Cinecenta’s list are Ira Sachs’ Love Is Strange starring Alfred Molina and John Lithgow about Two New Yorkers who are married after gay marriage is made legal in the state. But both of them learn that small steps for gay rights doesn’t wipe away the discrimination that still exists in a modern society.

Newer films on show will be Woody Allen’s Magic In the Moonlight, Disney’s Planes: Fire and Rescue, Begin Again with Mark Ruffalo and Kiera Knightley, Calvary starring Brendan Gleeson, and The Trip to Italy with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.

For Halloween you can be sure Cinecenta has it covered. There’ll be tales of ghosts when Cinecenta plays The Innocents, a film about innocent children (or are they) who might be posessed by ghosts. Innocents is adapted by Truman Capote from the Henry James novel “Turn of the Screw“. And to get your fill of both vampires and some cool 80’s movies, The Lost Boys, co-starring Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, and Corey Haim may find a whole new generation of fans in the little theatre at UVic. And why not, the 80’s weren’t really as scary as people make it out to be.

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.

Level Five
(France – 106 mins)

Director: Chris Marker
Writer(s): Chris Marker

Cast: Catherine Belkhodja, Kenji Tokitsu, and Nagisa Ôshima

The French computer programmer Laura inherits the task of making a computer game of the Battle of Okinawa in Japan during World War 2. She searches the Internet for information on the battle, and interviews Japanese experts and witnesses. The extraordinary circumstances of the Battle of Okinawa lead Laura to reflect deeply on her own life and humanity in general, particularly the influence of history and memories.


(USA/UK – 97 mins)

Director: Robert Stromberg
Writer(s): Linda Woolverton (screenplay)

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, and Juno Temple

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.


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.

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?


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 Boxtrolls
(USA – 165 mins)

Director(s): Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi
Writer(s): Irena Brignull, Adam Pava (screenplay), and Alan Snow (novel)

Cast: Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Elle Fanning, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, and Steve Blum

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.


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.

The Two Faces of January
(UK/France/USA – 96 mins)

Director: Hossein Amini
Writer(s): Hossein Amini (screenplay), Patricia Highsmith (noveL)

Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac

A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective.


Credit(s): Brian Rawnsley and Internet Movie Database.


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