This Week at the Reel Deal

Column by JIM O’DONNELL                                 
Reel Deal Theater

In general,  I thought the 86th Academy Awards went well. I think everyone who won a golden statue deserved it although I was disappointed that American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street and August:Osage County went home empty handed.

It was a shock really, but I guess there are only so many Oscars to go around. If the Oscars were to include more categories for Best Picture and Actors as the Golden Globes do, they would have won one.

Poster for ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman.’ Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

This week we are opening Mr. Peabody and Sherman and 300: Rise of an Empire. Lego and Son of God will hold for another week.

Upcoming special, one-time screenings are as follows:

  • 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, Jewish Film Festival: We will be screening the critically acclaimed film, Precious Life, a story of compassion among enemies and cruelty among neighbors set against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, Rising from the Ashes:  This film is a feature length documentary about two worlds colliding, when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda, Africa to help a group of struggling genocide survivors pursue their dream of a national team. As they set out against impossible odds, both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past.

Poster for ‘300: Rise of Empire.’ Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Coming attractions include: Divergent, Muppets Most Wanted, Madagascar, Rio 2, Noah, Bears, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return.

I’m still having trouble deciding on Need for Speed. The only reason I’m considering it is because Aaron Paul, who played Jesse in Breaking Bad, is in the lead role. What do you think?

Note: Do not trust other websites for Reel Deal Theater movie times as they are often incorrect and we’ve been getting a lot of confused patrons lately who use these random sites including Google. For correct showtimes please go to our website at or use the Los Alamos Daily Post listings for show times. If you have any requests, please email me at and I will respond when I know something.

Don’t forget, if it’s your birthday, the movie of your choice is free!

You can see our full schedule, show times, and trailers at