Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cinema Salem Showtimes for April 15-22 (Rio is nearly here!)

Beginning Friday, CinemaSalem will be showing:

Rio (G)
The Time That Remains (NR)
Arthur (PG13) 
Hanna (PG13)

Here's what CinemaSalem has to say about the films...  
"Rio is a joyful celebration of the great city and the glorious plumage of parrots. It is also the most enjoyable animated film since Toy Story 3D," writes the London Globe and Mail, and HitFix concurs: "With Rio, it feels like this filmmaker (who was born in Rio himself) has made something with that extra added bit of personal passion, and maybe that's why I found it to be one of the most enjoyable things the studio has made."

Rio opens Friday at (4:20), 6:45 and 9:00; Saturday at (11:45 AM), (2:00), (4:20), 6:45 and 9:00; and Sunday-Thursday at (11:45 AM), (2:00), (4:20), 6:45. 

Hanna won over the Denver Post: "Hanna plays out as a visceral fairy tale about a naif discovering a world both fascinating and dangerous," as well as New York Magazine: "What keeps us hooked is Ronan, a young actress of seemingly limitless abilities, and the tension she creates between Hanna's inhumanly agile body and quizzical eyes, which turn cold only when she pulls the trigger."

Hanna will screen on Friday at (5:10), 7:30 and 9:50; Saturday (12:15), (2:45), (5:10), 7:30 and 9:50; and Sunday-Thursday at (12:15), (2:45), (5:10) and 7:30. 

Mr. Katy Perry rules the box office this week as the voice of Hop and as the live-action star of Arthur, which has sparked something of a controversy among critics. Kurt Loder writes in Reason Online: "The most hysterical thing about the new Arthur is the instant wave of hatred it has drawn from the nation's 10 million movie reviewers," while Reeling Reviews dubs it "a perfect remake vehicle for British comic Russell Brand his most winning cinematic performance to date." If all the critic vitriol stems from nostalgia for the original Arthur, we'll let Richard Roeper have the last word: "It would be impossible to top the original Arthur but this modern version is a consistently funny and sweet." 

Opening this week in the Screening Room is the extraordinary The Time That Remains, which has won critical raves from all over the world. If "Israeli-Palestinian conflict" and "slapstick humor" have never been mentioned in the same sentence before, the time has come. The Hollywood Reporter loves it: "Seven years after Divine Intervention, director Elia Suleiman returns with more humorous-sad stories from his native Palestine, couched in the ironic autobiographical language at which he is grandly adept", and the New York Post agrees: "Another Palestinian director dealing with the same events might rant and rave. Not Suleiman. He knows the power of well-conceived humor." 

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