Must See Movies For Nov 28 – Dec 4, 2014

MommyArtSpring of Salt Spring Island will be hosting a re-broadcast in HD of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Carmen. The broadcast is scheduled for Sunday, November 30th at 10 am.

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

For more information on ticket prices, you can visit ArtSpring’s official website.

 

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.

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.

 

Dr. Cabbie
(Canada – 101 mins)

Director: Jean-François Pouliot

Writer(s): Vinay Virmani (screenplay & story), Manu Chopra, and Ron Kennell (screenplay)

Cast: Vinay Virmani, Adrianne Palicki, Kunal Nayyar, Lillete Dubey, Adrianne Palicki, Micrea Monroe, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Stephen McHattie

An Indian doctor emigrates to Canada in the hope of starting a new life, but bureaucracy confines him to life as a taxi driver. When he cannot suppress his desire to practice medicine, he begins illegally treating patients from his cab.

 

God Help the Girl
(UK – 111 mins)

Director: Stuart Murdoch

Writer(s): Stuart Murdoch (screenplay)

Cast: Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray, Pierre Boulanger

As Eve begins writing songs as a way to sort through some emotional problems, she meets James and Cassie, two musicians each at crossroads of their own.

 

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.

 

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.

Love Actually
(UK/USA/France – 135 mins)

Director: Richard Curtis
Writer(s): Richard Curtis

Cast: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Gregor Fisher, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, Martin Freeman, Rowan Atkinson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Rickman, Kris Marshall, Andrew Lincoln

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

 

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.

Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
(USA – 123 mins)

Director: Francis Lawrence
Writer(s): Peter Craig, Danny Strong (screenplay), and Suzanne Collins (adaptation/novel)

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Banks, Willow Shields, Sam Clafin, Mahershala Ali, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci

When Katniss destroys the games, she goes to District 13 after District 12 is destroyed. She meets President Coin who convinces her to be the symbol of rebellion, while trying to save Peeta from the Capitol.

 

Love Is Strange
(USA/France/Brazil/Greece – 94 mins)

Director: Ira Sachs
Writer(s): Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias

Cast: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Darren E. Burrows

After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing — a situation that weighs heavily on all involved.

 

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.

Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
(USA – 123 mins)

Director: Francis Lawrence
Writer(s): Peter Craig, Danny Strong (screenplay), and Suzanne Collins (adaptation/novel)

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Banks, Willow Shields, Sam Clafin, Mahershala Ali, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci

When Katniss destroys the games, she goes to District 13 after District 12 is destroyed. She meets President Coin who convinces her to be the symbol of rebellion, while trying to save Peeta from the Capitol.

 

The Penguins of Madagascar
(USA – 92 mins)

Director(s): Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith
Writer(s): John Aboud, Michael Colton, Brandon Sawyer (screenplay), Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath (characters)

Cast: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Conrad Vernon, John Malkovitch, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, Andy Richter, Werner Herzog, Peter Stormare

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.

 

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.

Mommy
(Canada – 139 mins)

Director: Xavier Dolan
Writer(s): Xavier Dolan

Cast: Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément

A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.

 

Source(s): The Internet Movie Database.

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