Sunday, August 25, 2019

Rocketman (14A) Drama

Now Playing Aug 23rd - Aug 29th

Showtimes - 7:15
Fri, Sat, Sun & Tues Matinees - 1:00 & 4:00

Director: Dexter Fletcher 

Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones, Bryce Dallas Howard, Stephen Graham, Tate Donovan

From the time Reginald Dwight was a young boy, he was a musical prodigy. Unfortunately, he was also unloved by his neglectful and absentee parents. After meeting lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell), Reggie changes his name to Elton John (Taron Egerton) and the two songwriters become worldwide hits. However, Elton struggled to find love. Having missed out on it when he was a child, he looks for it in all the wrong places. He forms a relationship in the 1970s with John Reid (Richard Madden), who takes over as his manager, and has a short-lived marriage to Renate Blauel (Celinde Schoenmaker), but turns to drinking and drugs in order to get by. Finally, after years of struggling with substance abuse and depression, he finally comes to accept his sexual orientation. The film includes many classic songs, including "Crocodile Rock," "Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me," and of course, "Rocketman," all performed by Egerton.

The Farewell (PG) Comedy, Drama

Now Playing Aug 23rd - Aug 29th

Showtimes - 7:30
Fri, Sat, Sun & Tues Matinees - 1:30 & 3:45

Director: Lulu Wang

Cast: Awkwafina , Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, Jiang Yongbo

After learning their beloved matriarch Nai-Nai has terminal lung cancer, a family opts not to tell her about the diagnosis, instead scheduling an impromptu wedding-reunion back in China. Headstrong and emotional writer Billi (Awkafina) rebels against her parents' directive to stay in New York and joins the family as they awkwardly attempt to rekindle old bonds, throw together a wedding that only grandma is actually looking forward to, and surreptitiously say their goodbyes.

Yesterday (PG) Comedy

Now Playing Aug 23rd - Aug 29th in Recliner Comfort!

Showtimes - 7:30
Fri, Sat, Sun & Tues Matinees - 1:00 & 4:00

Director: Danny Boyle 

Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran, Ana de Armas

Struggling musician Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) works part time at a warehouse, stocking shelves. He hates his job, but has just about decided to give up his musical career and go back to teaching. As he's riding his bicycle home after a gig, the world suffers a 12-second blackout, during which Jack, unable to see, rides into the path of a bus. He survives, but soon discovers slight changes in the world after waking up. The biggest change for him is that no one seems to know of The Beatles, after he plays one of their hit songs for his friends, including his best friend, Ellie (Lily James). He races home and finds no notice of them on the internet, so he sets about writing down the lyrics for all the songs he can remember. When he begins to play their music in public, he soon attracts attention, including from Ed Sheeran, who hires him as his opening act. As Jack's star rises higher and higher, his fame explodes. However, the higher his star rises, the further he finds himself separated from Ellie, the one friend who believed in him his whole life.

Aladdin (PG) Family

Now Playing Aug 23rd - Aug 29th

Showtimes - 7:15
Fri, Sat, Sun & Tues Matinees - 1:15 & 3:45

  

Director: Guy Ritchie 

Cast: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Numan Acar, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen, Marwan Kenzari

Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) wants to escape the confines of the palace and her father the sultan (Navid Negahban), who wants her to get married to Prince Anders (Billy Magnussen).  Once outside the palace and on the streets of Agrabah she encounters the poor but warmhearted Aladdin (Mena Massoud), who is known as a scoundrel and a thief, but who charms his way into her heart. The evil sorcerer Jafar (Marwan Kenzari), the Grand vizier of Agrabah is the chief advisor to the Sultan, but he is secretly devising a plot to unseat the Sultan and rule Agrabah for himself. In order to stop Jafar, Aladdin discovers the Genie's lamp in a cave, rubs it, and sets the mystical entity free, leading the Genie (Will Smith) to pledge his undying loyalty to the youth. Aladdin begins his quest to defeat Jafar and win the hand of the princess, with the Genie's help.