Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Screening: Check Out Armageddon Time Early And Free!

We have partnered with Focus Features for a screening of the star studded Armageddon Time, starring Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Strong, and Anne Hathaway!

 
ARMAGEDDON TIME
Writer/Director: James Gray 
Producers: Rodrigo Teixeira, Anthony Katagas, James Gray
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Strong, Anne Hathaway, Banks Repeta, Jaylin Webb, Ryan Sell

Synopsis:

From acclaimed filmmaker James Gray, ARMAGEDDON TIME is a deeply personal reflection on the strength of family, the complexity of friendship and the realities of class and privilege, seen through the eyes of a young Jewish boy growing up in 1980s Queens. The film features an all-star cast including Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong. 

Screening Info
ARMAGEDDON TIME
Wednesday, October 26th
7:00 PM
Landmark E-Street Theater

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Screening: See Black Adam Early and Free in DC

We have partnered with Warner Brothers for the exciting follow on to Shazaam, Black Adam!  The screening is in a couple weeks but secure your passes now! 

BLACK ADAM
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

The world needed a hero... It got Black Adam 

From New Line Cinema, Dwayne Johnson stars in the action adventure “BlackAdam.” The first-ever feature film to explore the story of the DC Super Hero comes to the big screen under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra (“Jungle Cruise”). 

Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods— and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world. 

Screening Info
BLACK ADAM
Wednesday, October 19th
7:00pm 
Regal Majestic
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Monday, October 3, 2022

Giveaway: Bring The Family And See Frozen And Encanto on Ice!

We have partnered with Disney for a special event, seeing Disney on Ice Featuring Frozen and Encanto!  Enter below.

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS FROZEN AND ENCANTO

Eagle Bank Arena

4500 Patriot Cir, Fairfax, VA 22030

Date: Thursday, October 6 @ 7:00pm
Full event details: https://www.disneyonice.com/frozen-and-encanto/fairfax-va-eaglebank-arena

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Screening: Check Out Amsterdam With Special Q&A Early And Free!

We have partnered with 20th Century Studios for a screening of the exciting, fan first screening of Amsterdam in IMAX!  This is going to be a special one with a great film followed by an exciting Q&A!

Join Director-Writer-Producer David O. Russell and the cast of 20th Century Studios and New Regency’s AMSTERDAM for an exclusive IMAX Live Q&A on Tuesday, September 27th at 4:00pm PST/7:00pm EST as part of the AMSTERDAM: The IMAX® Live Experience. This exclusive fan-first opportunity provides IMAX® and 20th Century Studios moviegoers the opportunity to screen the upcoming original crime epic in advance of its October 7, 2022 release while connecting with the cast during a live Q&A session (Moderated by TCM host and Entertainment Weekly correspondent, Dave Karger). All attendees will receive a commemorative mini poster.  

Written and Directed By: David O. Russell
Starring: Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe SaldaƱa

Screening Info
AMSTERDAM
Tuesday, September 27th
7:00 PM
AMC Georgetown 14
Washington, DC

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Screening: Check Out The Greatest Beer Run Ever Early And Free!

We have partnered with Apple for a screening of the new Zac Efron and Russell Crowe film based on a true story, The Greatest Beer Run Ever!  

To show support for his neighborhood friends serving in Vietman, Chickie Donohue (Zac Efron) decides to do something totally outrageous:  travel to the frontline by himself to bring the soldiers a little piece of home – their favorite can of American beer.  However, what started as a well-meaning journey quickly turns into the adventure of a lifetime as Chickie confronts the reality of his controversial war and his reunions with the childhood buddies thrust him into the com plexities and responsibilities of adulthood.  Based on an incredible true story, “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” is a heartfelt coming-of-age tale about friendship, loyalty, and sacrifice.  

Director: Peter Farrelly
Writers: Peter Farrelly, Pete Jones, Brian Currie
Starring: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe, Jake Picking, Will Ropp

Screening Info
THE GREATEST BEER RUN EVER 
Wednesday, September 28th
7:00pm 
AMC Tysons Corner 16
McLean, VA

Screening: Check Out My Best Friend's Exorcism Early And Free!

We have partnered with Amazon for a screening of the new horror comedy, My Best Friend's Exorcism!  This is a virtual screening opportunity so you can watch it from the comfort of your own home! 

Surviving the teenage years isn’t easy, especially when you’re possessed by a demon. It’s 1988, and best friends Abby (Elsie Fisher) and Gretchen (Amiah Miller) are navigating boys, pop culture, and a paranormal force clinging to Gretchen like a pair of neon legwarmers. With assistance from overly confident mall exorcist Christian Lemon (Christopher Lowell), Abby is determined to compel the demon back to the pits of hell—if it doesn’t kill Gretchen first. At turns horrifying and hilarious, My Best Friend’s Exorcism pays homage to 1980s pop culture with a totally timeless tale of terror and true friendship. Based on Grady Hendrix’s best-selling novel.

  Directed by: Damon Thomas
Written by: Jenna Lamia
Starring: Elsie Fisher, Amiah Miller, Cathy Ang, Rachel Ogechi Kanu, and Christopher Lowell
Rated: R
Runtime: 96 minutes

Screening Info
MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM
Thursday, September 29th
7:30 pm
Virtual

Friday, September 16, 2022

Goodbye, Don Glees! Review: An Anime Coming of Age Adventure

Release Date: September 14, 2021
Running Time: 95 Minutes
Director/Writer: Atsuko Ishizuka 
OLV Cast: Ayumu Murase, Natsuki Hanae, Yuuki Kaji, Kana Hanazawa 
English Dub Cast: Adam McArthur, Nick Wolfhard, Jonathan Leon, Victoria Grace 

Teen misfits Roma, Toto, and Drop call themselves the “Don Glees,” an informal name for their backyard adventures. One day, when the trio gets blamed for a nearby forest fire, they set off into the woods to prove their innocence. As disaster strikes their expedition, tensions flare between the friends as they realize that growing up has taken them on wildly different paths in life. 

Goodbye Don, Glees! has a Stand By Me feel, with a group of friends adventuring off into the woods to both accomplish a task and grow as friends and individuals.  The first thing you will notice is the beautiful animation.  This anime has a clean, but wholly anime style that is impressive to see.  The film is a set in a small town in the woods, and the animation highlights this perfectly.  From deep forests, to beautiful vistas, to just the overall highlights of their journey, this is a movie that will make you stop and take notice.  And it's not just the inherent beauty of the setting that will make you take notice, the film is set in a town that is too small for any of these personalities, and the animation helps to set that stage.  The town looks old and run down, which is a nice contrast to the beauty and wonder of the world around the Don Glees.  

But the film isn't all about the visuals.  The ambient music that accompanies these visuals is equally beautiful.  It really gives you a sense of wonder and excitement as the journey progresses.  And as with many coming of age films, this movie has a ton of heart throughout.  Despite the turmoil, the bond that these friends share is energetic and infectious.  And the ending of the film keeps this trend going, with a fulfilling climax that really brings it all home. 

However, Goodbye, Don Glees! is not without its faults.  For a film that focuses so much on maturing and growing into your own, there are some surprisingly juvenile moments that set a very different tone than the rest of the film.  And the movie does jump around in the timeline, which makes for a confusing overall story.  I liked it eventually, but it left me scratching my head at the start.  Because of this, it is one of those movies that I will probably have to watch again just to fully understand, but it is also one that I am looking forward to experiencing again.

Goodbye, Don Glees! is an anime coming of age with stunning animation, a wonderful soundtrack, and despite some initial immaturity and confusion, grows into a heartfelt and heart wrenching film.  

Watch it.

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Goodbye, Don Glees! is in theaters on September 14, 2022.   

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