Sunday, December 16, 2018

Screening: Welcome to Marwen


WELCOME TO MARWEN

Cast: Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monáe, Eiza González, Gwendoline Christie, Leslie Zemeckis, Neil Jackson         
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Release Date: December 21, 2019

Description 

This holiday season, Academy Award® winner Robert Zemeckis—the groundbreaking filmmaker behind Forrest Gump, Flight and Cast Away—directs Steve Carell in the most original movie of the year.  Welcome to Marwen tells the miraculous true story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.  

When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery.  Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic.  As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one. 

In a bold, wondrous and timely film from this revolutionary pioneer of contemporary cinema, Welcome to Marwen shows that when your only weapon is your imagination…you’ll find courage in the most unexpected place.

The epic drama is produced by Oscar®-winning producer Steve Starkey (Forrest Gump, Flight), Jack Rapke (Cast Away, Flight), and Cherylanne Martin (The Pacific, Flight) of Zemeckis’ Universal-based ImageMovers banner produce alongside the director.  It is executive produced by Jacqueline Levine, as well as Jeff Malmberg, who directed the riveting 2010 documentary that inspired the film.  www.welcometomarwen.com


Screening Details:

Wednesday, December 19
7:00pm
Regal Majestic

To enter, please send an email to watchorpass [at] gmail with the subject "WELCOME TO MARWEN" and include your name, email address, and the answer to the following question: "What hidden talent do you have?"

As always, screenings are first-come, first-served so please arrive early to ensure you get a seat.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Screening: Aquaman

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From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, "Aquaman," starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be... a king.


AQUAMAN
In 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX on December 21
Warner Bros. Pictures
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.
Run time: 139 mins

Director:      James Wan
Writers:       Screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall
Story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall
Based on characters created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger for DC
Producer:     Peter Safran, Rob Cowan
Executive Producers:  Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns, Walter Hamada

Cast:            Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ludi Lin, Temuera Morrison, and Nicole Kidman 


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Action Adventure“Aquaman” spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas and reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), which takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.


Tickets for this screening are very limited 


Screening details:
Tuesday, December 18 – 7:00pm
AMC Mazza Gallerie


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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Screening: THE UPSIDE

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Cast: Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Julianna Margulies
Writers: Jon Hartmere, Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Director: Neil Burger
Producers: Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch
Release Date: January 11, 2019


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Director Neil Burger’s The Upside is a heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict, Dell (Kevin Hart), who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a quadriplegic billionaire,
Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston). From worlds apart, Dell and Phillip form an unlikely bond,
bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a
renewed sense of passion for all of life’s possibilities.The Upside also stars Nicole Kidman,
Julianna Margulies, and Aja Naomi King. The screenplay for the film is by Jon Hartmere, based
on the motion picture Intouchables by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache.

This film is rated PG-13 for suggestive content and drug use.
 
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Screening Details 

Wednesday, January 9th

7:00pm

 AMC Mazza Gallerie 5300 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington DC, DC 20015 2025379551 

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Review: Anna and the Apocalypse


Release date: November 30, 2018
Running time: 97 minutes
Starring:  Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire

I knew I would love this movie from the moment I heard the combination: Zombie Christmas Musical. If Shaun of the Dead meets Glee sounds remotely interesting to you, you will love it (side note: Glee is a much closer comparison than La La Land, despite the movie poster quote).

Let me set the stage. Take one dash Glee—with its high school drama, spontaneous bouts
of singing, and over the top characters—add in some apocalyptic zombies, and let the ridiculousness ensue. There is not one overarching theme in this movie: zombie gore is broken up by musical numbers, high school drama is broken up by zombie hordes, family tension is met with high school silliness. The themes change enough to keep you from focusing on one movie trope, but there is enough of a through line to keep the story moving.  What you end up with is an interesting combination of movie themes that normally don't go together, yet mesh perfectly.  

The characters are varied enough that the rag tag group of friends play enough off each other to keep you engaged.  You get a mixed set of high school arch types, from outcasts hoping to escape their small town, to popular kids picking on said outcasts, and some that are in between.  As with the themes, the characters have enough variety, and are generally very likable, to keep you engaged throughout the film.  

The film is not without its flaws. Some of the characters are unlikable and many of them are one-dimensional (despite the hamstrung attempts to give these characters additional depth).  There are some attempts at drama that fall flat.  And some of the songs are better than others.  And overall, the movie is too short.  Personally, I could have used a few more musical numbers, high school drama, and zombie actionbasically I just wanted more of this charming, flawed, unique movie.

But at its core Anna and the Apocalypse is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. It is not a flawless movie, but it is one that I loved all the way through its 97 minutes.  It offers something refreshingly different from anything else out now, with the perfect combination of holiday cheer, catchy music, zombie action, funny characters, and high school drama. It’s a movie that as soon as the credits rolled, I wanted to listen to the soundtrack and watch again. Anna and the Apocalypse is one of my favorite movies of the year, and one that has stayed with me since seeing it. If the combination of Shaun of the Dead and Glee sounds interesting to you, go see this excellent holiday treat.

Watch it.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Screening: VICE

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VICE SYNOPSIS:


VICE explores the story of Dick Cheney (CHRISTIAN BALE), a bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as vice president to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. Directed and written by Adam McKay, VICE Stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry, Alison Pill, Lily Rabe and Jesse Plemons.


Trailer:



Screening Details 

LOCATION:
 AMC Mazza Gallerie 5300 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington DC, DC 20015 2025379551 

DATE & TIME: 
December 13, 2018 Thursday 7:00pm (Have your pass ready to show at the door) 

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Screening: FIRST MAN | w/ Talent Q&A Opportunity


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The screening will take place at the National Air and Space Museum, and will have a Q&A following with Academy-Award winner Josh Singer and two-time Pulitzer-Prize nominee, and author of the Armstrong biography First Man, James Hansen.

James and Josh, who adapted the book into the movie’s screenplay, will examine the relationship between writing about history and using history as inspiration for entertainment. Don’t miss this chance to hear them discuss some of the most provocative incidents from the film. Audience participation will be encouraged during a time for questions. Hansen and Singer will sign their First Man books after the program.


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CO-HOSTED WITH THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION


NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM

WASHINGTON, D.C.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018


WHAT:                        Special Screening of FIRST MAN with talent Q&A following

WHO:                          FIRST MAN screenwriter Josh Singer and novelist James R. Hansen

WHERE:                    National Air and Space Museum
                                    Independence Avenue at Sixth Street, Southwest
                                    Washington, D.C.
                                               

WHEN:                      Friday, December 7, 2018

                                    6:00 PM           Screening Begins
                                    8:30 PM           Moderated Q&A Begins
                                    9:00 PM           Book Signing Begins: First Man Annotated Screenplay and First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong

FIRST MAN is in theaters nationwide now.
www.firstman.com




To Attend: Email WatchorPass (Watchorpass [at] Gmail.com) Subject field - "First man Screening" and winners will be notified before 2pm today ! Sorry for late notice !
 

Monday, December 3, 2018

Screening: MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

     
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Opening in DC on December 14th 
Story: MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS is a retelling of the turbulent life of Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan), based on the book “Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart” by Dr. John Guy. Queen of France at 16, at 18 Mary is widowed, defies pressure to remarry and instead returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. By birth, Mary has a rival claim to the throne of Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), who rules as England’s Queen. Contrary to earlier accounts, and based on Dr. John Guy’s research, we see Mary as a capable politician and leader who wanted an alliance with her cousin Elizabeth. Mary fights to govern her unruly kingdom at a time when female monarchs are reviled as monstrous. To secure their thrones, the two Queens make very different choices about marriage and children. Mary’s reputation is under continual attack from her enemies, who construct lies about her sexual conduct. Betrayal, rebellion and conspiracies within each court imperil both Queens–driving them apart, as each woman experiences the bitter cost of power.
Director: Josie Rourke (artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse)
Writer: Beau Willimon (“The Ides of March,” “House of Cards”), based on Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart by John Guy
Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward
Cast:  Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ismael Cordova, Brendan Coyle, Ian Hart, Adrian Lester, James McArdle, with David Tennant, and Guy Pearce
Rating: TBD
Run Time: 123 mins
For more info, please follow the film on social:
#MaryQueenofScots


MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Screening:
Wednesday, December 5
7:00 PM
Landmark E Street Cinema

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