Thursday, Nov. 18
7:30 10 12:30
Insomnia is a 2002 thriller remake of the 1997 Norwegian film by the same name. Al Pacino plays an LAPD detective — has Pacino been playing a detective for the last decade or is it just me? — who assists local police with an investigation into the murder of a young woman. Robin Williams steps out of his comedy comfort zone for a couple hours by playing a creepy crime writer who may be involved in the murder. This smart psychological thriller was well received by critics and moviegoers alike.
Friday, Nov. 19
7 10 1
Inception was this past year’s big blockbuster to say the least. Hyped for about a full year prior to its release, the movie stars some of the best names in show business today, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, to name a few. We follow DiCaprio’s attempt to perform “inception,” wherein a memory is planted into the mind of a man or woman to make them think what you want them to think... I think. The plot may be somewhat confusing, but the movie is worth it. It’s an imaginative piece of cinema from a fantastic director with great casting. Go see it.
Saturday, Nov. 20
7:30 10 12:30
Before the 2009 blockbuster The Dark Knight, there was Christopher Nolan’s 2005 movie Batman Begins. Starring Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne, the movie documents the origins of Bruce’s Batman persona. After watching his millionaire parents get brutally murdered as a child, Bruce travels the globe to learn about the world of organized crime, and ends up training in Asia with the vigilante group League of Shadows. He returns to his hometown of Gotham City, a cesspool of corruption and fear, to clean up the town and become the kick-butt billionaire superhero we all know and love.
Sunday, Nov. 21
8 10 12
The 2006 drama The Prestige has it all: magic, mystery, romance, and a star-studded cast, including Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, and David Bowie. A friendly rivalry between two young magicians soon turns vicious and obsessive as each struggles to top the other’s tricks, sabotaging and spying on one another, until their competition culminates with a violent and tragic end. This beautifully shot film was well received by critics, and the surprise ending will shock even the most careful movie watchers — and even if the magic doesn’t interest you, perhaps the lovely Johansson will.