Must See Movies for Nov 14 – 20, 2014

EternityTheMovieCinecenta is hosting their annual ‘Mystery Movie’. What is so mysterious about it is that it is a film that has yet to be released in Victoria. You pay for the ticket, enter the theatre, and find out what the surprise will be. The film could be a drama, comedy or documentary. It could be in English or in another language with subtitles.

The fun of Mystery Movie is in the not knowing and perhaps you’ll watch a new film you’ll come to love.

Pender Islands ‘Mother Bear’ Community Hall of Bedwell Harbour will be hosting a movie night Saturday, Nov 15th. The film that night will be Calvary starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, and Game of Throne’s Aidan Gillen.

Father James is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral- and often- comic problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.

 

Star Cinema in Sidney and The Victoria Event Centre will have an interesting documentary being screened on Nov 19th, Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story explores the billions of dollars of food farmers, retailers and consumers throw out each year. We follow filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer as they pledge to stop buying their food from grocery stores and start living off of society’s throwaways.

ArtSpring of Salt Spring Island will also be be showing Just Eat It as a presentation of the Salt Spring Film Festival. The screening will take place on November 19th at 7 pm. Tickets to the this event can be purchased by clicking on the link here.

 

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 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.

Eternity: the Movie
(USA – 88 mins)

Director: Ian Thorpe
Writer(s): Joey Abi-Loutfi (writer/screenplay), Eric Staley, and Ian Thorpe (screenplay)

Cast: Barrett Crake, Myko Olivier, Eric Roberts, Martin Kove, Jon Gries

Regrettable fashion, synthesized riffs, and power ballads dominate the 1985 music scene. That’s when Todd Lucas, a young and talented musician, moves to Los Angeles in hopes of making it big. Searching for someone to share his passion for smooth R&B music, Todd meets up with BJ Fairchild, a cocky loner from The Valley who is convinced his life is more glamorous than it is. The two musicians have big dreams but little future until their best friend, Gina Marie, gets them the break of a lifetime. Fate brings them together, love tears them apart, and their songs of heartbreak and loss redefine their genre. Todd and BJ epitomize the awkwardness of an era while becoming R&B’s most mediocre duo – Eternity.

 

How To Train Your Dragon 2
(USA – 102 mins)

Director: Dean DeBlois
Writer(s): Dean DeBlois (screenplay), Cressida Cowell (book series)

Cast: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

 

This is Where I Leave You
(USA – 103 mins)

Director: Shawn Levy
Writer(s): Jonathan Tropper (screenplay/novel)

Cast: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Timothy Olyphant. Dax Shepard

When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.

 

David Foster Foundation Theatre

Equipped with a full stage for live entertainment the Foundation Theatre is located within the historic Oak Bay Beach Hotel. The hotel offers during the film gourmet individual pizzas, house-made buttered popcorn and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. You can also purchase one of Oak Bay’s micro-brews, wine or your favourite alcoholic beverage.

A portion of every dinner theatre ticket sold will go to the David Foster Foundation, helping the families of children awaiting major organ transplants.

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, Kate Hudson, James Avery, Jim Parsons, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad, Allan Rich

‘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.

 

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 matinée and “cheap” Tuesdays.

Interstellar
(USA/UK – 169 mins)

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer(s): Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, Matt Damon, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, David Oyelowo

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

 

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.

Big Hero 6
(USA – 108 mins)

Director(s): Don Hall and Chris Williams
Writer(s): Don Hall (story), Jordan Roberts (story/screenplay), Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson (screenplay), Duncan Rouleau, Steven T. Seagle (based on the comic), Paul Briggs, and Joseph Mateo (head of story)

Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Damon Wayans Jr., and James Cromwell

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

 

Interstellar
(USA/UK – 169 mins)

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer(s): Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, Matt Damon, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, David Oyelowo

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

 

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 and art house films but also screenings of Victoria Film Festival award winners. The Vic Theatre is also one of the annual hosts of Victoria Film Festival and Victoria Foodie Film Festival movies.

Pride
(UK – 120 mins)

Director: Matthew Warchus
Writer(s): Stephen Beresford

Cast: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, George MacKay,

U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

 

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
(Japan – 137 mins)

Director: Isao Takahata
Writer(s): Isao Takahata (story/screenplay), Riko Sakaguchi (screenplay), Mike Jones (English version)

Cast: (Please consult The Vic Theatre to determine if the film is English subbed or dubbed)

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

 

Source(s): The Internet Movie Database, Warner Bros., and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

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