This Week At The Reel Deal

By Jim O’Donnell
Reel Deal Theater

Now that school is starting back up we have an opportunity to show films that are geared more toward the adult patrons. We have several films that we didn’t have a screen for when they opened, so we have some catching up to do. Most of these will run for one week only.

On my short list are Ricki and the Flash, The Gift and Papertown. On my wish list are I’ll see you in my Dreams; Love and Mercy; Me, Earl and the Dying Girl and Far from the Madding Crowd.

This Friday we are opening Mr. Holmes, Southpaw, and Fantastic Four. Mission Impossible will hold for one more week.

Movie Poster for ‘Mr. Holmes.’ Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

MR. HOLMES is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late. ~RT (C) Roadside Attractions Rating: PG (for thematic elements, some disturbing images and incidental smoking)

Movie Poster for ‘Mr. Fantastic Four’ Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Fantastic Four: A contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. ~RT (C) Fox Rating:PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence, and language)

Movie Poster for ‘Southpaw’ Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Southpaw: From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”) and screenwriters Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Richard Wenk (“The Mechanic”), “Southpaw” tells the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award (R) nominee Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis (Academy Award (R) winner Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city’s toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick’s guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves.~ RT (C) Weinstein Rating: R (for language throughout, and some violence) Genre: Drama

Movie Poster for ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.’ Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation~ The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization’s name.~ IMDB

Coming attractions include Paper Town, Ricki and the Flash, The Gift, Shaun the Sheep, Man from Uncle, Underdogs, Bridge of Spies, Spectre, and Everest.

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 or use the Los Alamos Daily Post listings for show times. If you have any requests, 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!

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