This Week at the Reel Deal

Column By JIM O’DONNELL
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This week we are opening The Giver.  Into the Storm, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Guardians of the Galaxy (great film!) will hold for another week. Lucy will end Thursday.

I did see Into the Storm and despite poor review, I enjoyed the film. It kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.

Next week on Aug. 22, we are confirmed to open The Hundred Foot Journey and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. That leaves two remaining screens. If Guardians is still doing well, we will have to hold it another week and choose between When the Game Stands Tall and If I Stay, for the remaining screen. Any feedback or recommendations on these two films is appreciated.

Two films we will definitely open in the very near future are Boyhood and A Most Wanted Man Let’s Be Cops is a strong consideration also, but the jury is still out on that one. Although it looks stupid, it may turn out to be hilarious. We’ll see how it opens. Unfortunately, And So it Goes and Hercules most likely will not make it to the Reel Deal anytime soon.

Movie poster for ‘The Giver.’ Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

The haunting story of The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past.

With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. The Giver is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. (C) Weinstein

Coming attractions include: A Most Wanted Man, Let’s be Cops, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Boyhood, If I Stay, When the Game Stands Tall, and Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

The large LED sign on the east wall has been fixed! Allen Hayward, an engineer and now our friend, came out on Monday and fixed it in one evening for us, pro-gratis. Thank you Allen!

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 who use these random sites including Google. For correct show times, visit www.reeldealtheater.com or use the Los Alamos Daily Post listings for show times. If you have any requests, email me at odonnell455@gmail.com 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 www.reeldealtheater.com.

 

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