Dollar Movie

Andie Park Apr 20, 2014

Where Do We Go Now
Thursday, April 24
7:30, 10

Set in a small Lebanese village inhabited by both Muslims and Christians, Where Do We Go Now dives right into the religious tension amongst the civilians in the village through a female perspective. In response to the rising threat of a religious way, the town’s women unite in order to keep the sectarian violence at bay through a series of borderline-comical plans (one of which includes a group of Ukrainian showgirls). Tragedy strikes, bringing the women closer together in this ruthless yet emotional film about a struggle that is all too real in the world.

Her
Friday, April 25 — 8, 10:30
Saturday, April 20 — 2:30

In the days of the Internet, social media, and Netflix, who isn’t in love with their computer nowadays — especially if your computer has the beautifully husky voice of Scarlett Johansson? Her is the story of lonesome writer Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), who purchases an operating system named Samantha (Johansson) who can organize his emails, wake him up in the morning with a charming voice, and have incredibly deep conversations with him in the middle of the night. Soon enough, the pair’s relationship becomes more intimate, spurring an intensely romantic relationship. The story, although seemingly kooky, is incredibly believable as Sam develops a conscience and connects with Theodore on a human level. Taking place in the the slightly futuristic city of Los Angeles, Her is a dazzling film that explores relationships and the devices that are inevitably taking over our lives.

The Lego Movie
Saturday, April 26
7, 9:30, 12

In the first-ever full-length Lego feature film, The Lego Movie takes on the movie industry by full force with its brilliant plot and imagination. When Emmet Brickowski (voiced by Chris Pratt), an ordinary construction worker, gets mistaken for the “Special” (a.k.a. the Lego Prophet), he gets recruited to join a league of superheroes to stop an evil tyrant, Lord Business (Will Ferrell), from dominating the Lego universe. The Lego Movie isn’t your average family movie only targeted to make the kids laugh — it’s a hilarious blast for everyone with its crazily imaginative story and characters from start to finish. It’s as if the movie marvels at how amazing everything is by showing the audience that it’s all right to break the rules and let one’s imagination run wild. The Lego Movie is unexpectedly one of the best movies of the year and, if you don’t revel in its awesomeness, you might just have a heart of plastic.