This Week At The Reel Deal

By JIM O’DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater  

I went and saw Ricki and the Flash last night. I’m sorry now I didn’t book it for another week. If you like Meryl Streep you will love this film. Among her other talents, that woman can sing! It ends this Thursday along with Fantastic Four, which is no loss.

This Friday we are opening Paper Towns and The Gift. The Man from UNCLE and Mission Impossible will hold for one more week. We will have an early opening of No Escape with Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnon on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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

The Gift: Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones? (C) Styx Rating: R (for language) Genre: Mystery & Suspense

Movie poster for ‘Paper Towns.’ Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Paper Towns: Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”), Paper Towns is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears, leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship ─ and true love. (C) Fox

Movie poster for ‘No Escape.’ Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

No Escape: ICCCC(An intense international thriller, No Escape centers on an American businessman (Wilson) as he and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia. Suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, they must frantically look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city. Directed by John Erick Dowdle and written together with his brother Drew, No Escape stars Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell. (C) Weinstein

Movie poster for ‘The Man from UNCLE.’ Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

The Man from UNCLE: Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe. “The Man from U.N.C.L.E” also stars Alicia Vikander (“Anna Karenina”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby”), with Jared Harris (“Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows”), and Hugh Grant as Waverly. The screenplay was written by Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, who previously collaborated on re-imagining the classic detective Sherlock Holmes in two hit films. The story is by Jeff Kleeman & David Campbell Wilson and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, based on the television series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” John Davis (“Chronicle”), Steve Clark-Hall (“RocknRolla,” the “Sherlock Holmes” films), Wigram and Ritchie produced the film, with David Dobkin serving as executive producer. Ritchie’s behind-the-scenes creative team included two-time Oscar (R)-nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gladiator”), production designer Oliver Scholl (“Jumper,” “Edge of Tomorrow”), editor James Herbert (the “Sherlock Holmes” films, “Edge of Tomorrow”), and Oscar (R)-nominated costume designer Joanna Johnston (“Lincoln”). The music is composed by Daniel Pemberton (“The Counselor”).(c) Warner Bros Rating: PG-13 (for action violence, some suggestive content, and partial nudity) Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy Directed By: Guy Ritchie Written By: Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram

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 may include: Shaun the Sheep, Underdogs, Bridge of Spies, Spectre, Hotel Transylvania 2, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 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 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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