Must See Movies for December 5 – 11, 2014

Christmas4If you are planning to see a movie at UVic’s Cinecenta, there is just two weeks left before they close for the holidays. Cinecenta will close from Dec 21st until the new year. Some of the final movies shown for the month will be Elsa & Fred, Hundred-Foot Journey, Boyhood, Magic In the Moonlight, Love Actually, and Frank Capra’s Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life.

If you missed the Dec 5th Christmas drive-in movie which was shown around the back of the Archie Browning Sports Centre, then fear not because there is one more movie left this month to see. On Saturday, December 13th at 6:30 pm you’ll have the chance to bring the whole family to watch The Santa Clause.

Starring Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold and Wendy Crewson, Tim plays Scott Calvin, a man who inadvertently kills Santa Claus on Christmas eve and finds that he is recruited to take his place.

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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.

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Must See Movies For Nov 21 – 27, 2014

MockingjayNext week the Archie Browning Sports Centre is hosting something a little special for you movie-goers. Bring your car and perhaps some blankets on the night of Friday, November 28th because you’ll be treated to a trip back in time with a holiday drive-in movie.

The film to be presented will be Tim Burton’s family classic The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993).

Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, and tries his best to get the residents of his town to forsake Halloween in the name of this bright holiday. But Jack and the residents of Hallowentown don’t quite understand the holiday’s concept or its true meaning.

Starring the voices of Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens, and Greg Proops.

This film is rated PG in Canada, the USA, and the UK.

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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.

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Must See Movies for Nov 7 – 13, 2014

BigHero6The Victoria Event Centre will be hosting Secret Cinema as presented by the Rotaract Club of Victoria on November 27th at 6:30 pm. Secret Cinema is an interactive movie experience where the night’s food, scenery, characters, and activities will be based on the movie. When you have purchased your ticket a clue will be given to towards which movie you will be seeing.

Star Cinema in Sidney have an interesting documentary being screened on Nov 19th, Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story explores the billions of dollars of food disposed 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 living off of society’s throwaways.

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Must See Movies for Oct 30 – Nov 6, 2014

FuryPosterThere is plenty to see in the month of November for new releases but if you want to see any the films I consider to be the top ten, you’ll have to bide your time until November 7th when animated features like Disney’s Big Hero 6 rockets into theatres. For those of you who are waiting for animated animals of the cute and cuddly kind, the end of November can’t bring Penguins of Madagascar and Paddington (for those in the UK) fast enough.

But until the new releases appear, there is enough selection to enjoy at your local theatre. Vic Theatre has Rocky Horror Picture Show on October 30th and 31st and according to their website they are allowing toast but not the buttered kind.

Star Cinema in Sidney have an interesting documentary being screened on Nov 19th, Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story explores the billions of dollars of food disposed 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 living off of society’s throwaways.

ArtSpring on Salt Spring Island will be also be screening 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 ArtSpring screening can be purchased by clicking on the link here.

It will also be held at the Victoria Event Center Wed. November 19th, 2014

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