Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Screening: UglyDolls

In theaters May 3, 2019

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Cast: Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton, Wanda Sykes,
Gabriel Iglesias, Wang Leehom, Emma Roberts and Pitbull. Bebe Rexha,
Charlie XCX, and Lizzo
Director: Kelly Asbury
Producers: Jane Hartwell, Robert Rodriguez, Oren Aviv
Unconventionality rules in UGLYDOLLS, STXfilms’ new animated musical adventure starring the acting and singing voices of Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton and Pitbull. The film is inspired by the unique and beloved global plush toy phenomenon launched in 2001.
In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDoll friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities. The endearingly unique residents of Uglyville occasionally look to the sky above the town, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community.
Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) loves her square-peg life in this round-hole town, but her curiosity about all things leads her to wonder if there’s something – anything – on the other side of the mountain which nestles Uglyville. Moxy gathers a group of her closest friends and sets off to find what’s on the other side. They discover another world – Perfection – a town where more conventional dolls are trained in protocols before they graduate and are sent to the “real”
world to find the love of a child.
In Perfection, Moxy and her crew are subject to the manipulations of Lou (Nick Jonas), the perfect doll in charge of training recruits. Here, the UglyDolls will confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.

 Screening Details
Wednesday, May 1st
Regal Majestic
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Screening: POMS

Release Date: May 10, 2019

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, Celia Weston, and Rhea Perlman

Story By: Zara Hayes and Shane Atkinson

Screenplay By: Shane Atkinson

Director: Zara Hayes

Producers: Kelly McCormick, Alex Saks, Andy Evans, Ade Shannon, Celyn Jones, Sean Marley, Rose Ganguzza

POMS is an uplifting comedy about Martha (played by Diane Keaton) a woman who moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, Sheryl (Jacki Weaver), Olive (Pam Grier) and Alice (Rhea Perlman), proving that it’s never too late to follow your dreams.
Phyllis Somerville, Charlie Tahan, Alisha Boe and Bruce McGill also star. Zara Hayes directed the script by Shane Atkinson. Producing are Kelly McCormick (Atomic Blonde); Alex Saks (Book Club); Mad as Birds Films’ Andy Evans, Ade Shannon, Celyn Jones, Sean Marley and Rose Pictures’ Rose Ganguzza.

 Screening Details

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Screening #1 Details:
Thursday, May 2nd
Regal Majestic

Screening #2 Details:
Wednesday, May 8th
AMC Mazza Gallerie

Screening: The Hustle


opens in theaters on May 10

Synopsis: In the hilarious new comedy THE HUSTLE, Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them.

Rating: PG-13

 Screening Details
Regal Majestic
8:00 PM
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Monday, April 29, 2019



In 3d and 2D in select theaters May 10

(Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros. Pictures/The Pokémon Company) 

Rated PG for action/peril, some rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements

Director: Rob Letterman 

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton 

Ryan Reynolds stars in the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokémon phenomenon—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and the most successful media franchise of all time. The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim (Justice Smith) to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds): a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

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 Screening Details
Monday, May 6 – 7:00 pm
AMC Mazza Gallerie
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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Screening: TOLKIEN


Release Date: May 10, 2019
Genre: Biography, Drama
Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Ferris and Derek Jacobi
Directed By: Dome Karukoski
Produced By: Peter Chernin p.g.a., Jenno Topping p.g.a., David Ready p.g.a., Kris Thykier p.g.a
TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.

Screening Details

 We are giving out passes to “TOLKIEN: Live from The Montclair Film Festival with Steven Colbert” event. The film will feature a live simulcast Q&A with stars Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collings and director Dome Karukoski, moderated by Tolkien super-fan Stephen Colbert. 

Tuesday May 7 – 7:30 PM
Regal Majestic

To enter, please send an email to watchorpass [at] gmail with the subject "TOLKIEN SCREENING" and include your name, email address, and the answer to the following question: " Who is your favorite author and why?"

Winners will be notified 
Friday May 3rd

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

Friday, April 12, 2019

Review: Missing Link

Release date: April 12, 2019
Running time: 95 minutes
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, Zoe Saldana

Explorer Sir Lionel Frost is about to make his greatest discovery, leading to the adventure of a lifetime.  Missing Link is the new movie from Laika Studios, the animation house that specializes in stop motion animation.  I love these types of movies and relish every time a new one comes out.  In our world of increasingly digital movies, there is something unique and refreshing about the craft of stop motion animation.  

As with all Laika Studios movies, the animation is the first thing you notice.  And thankfully, Missing Link does not disappoint.  The animation is beautifully done with painstaking attention to detail for the variety of characters and landscapes.  With stop motion animation, there is always a fear that the set variety will be lacking due to time and resources, but thankfully Missing Link spans desserts, lush forests, snowy mountains, rough oceans, and everything else in between.  And to populate these various locales, the film introduces a menagerie of characters from the human, to the animal, and somewhere in between.  The voice acting makes these characters come alive, with the chemistry between the main characters evident from the get go.  

And as you would expect from a movie geared towards a younger generation, the various characters develop throughout the film, with fairly simple motivations and learning important lessons throughout.  That being said, even though it is a film geared towards kids, there are plenty of jokes and situations that will keep older audiences entertained.  And despite the whimsical trailers, there are several fight scenes and situations that might be too intense or scary for very young kids.  

Missing Link is another lovingly-crafted Laika original, that will take viewers on a beautifully animated journey.  The animation is a treat for the eyes and if you are a fan of this type of film making, make sure to see it.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Screening: The Curse of La Llorona

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The Curse Of La Llorona
In Theaters and IMAX on April 19
Rated: R
Run time: 93 minutes

Cast: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Marisol Ramirez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Roman Christou, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, Tony Amendola
Producer: Michael Chaves

Horror. This timeless Hispanic legend comes to terrifying life in “The Curse of La Llorona.” La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations. In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain. Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying. In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a curandero, and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom. Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul. And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.

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Screening Details

Tuesday, April 16 – 7:00 PM
AMC Mazza

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