This Week At The Reel Deal

By JIM O’DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater  

If you want to see an intense thriller with great acting by Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnon, check out No Escape.

The reviews are mixed, it depends where you look but reviewers who immersed themselves in this film for pure entertainment and action loved it. Those worried about political correctness-not so much. It is big screen entertainment plain and simple.

I’ve been trying to open Love and Mercy for a while now and we finally got it for a one-week run. This film is a portrait of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. It is a journey through Wilson’s music career tangled with both brilliance and madness. The creation of songs in their studio and the film’s soundtrack make it a special, nostalgic film.

This Friday, we are opening Shaun the Sheep, Love and Mercy, and No Escape. The Man from UNCLE, Mission Impossible, and Paper Towns will end Thursday. The Gift will hold for another week. It’s a quiet thriller with a creepy twist.

Movie poster for ‘Shaun the Sheep.’ Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Shaun the Sheep: When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. (C) Lionsgate Rating:          PG (for rude humor) Genre: Comedy, Animation/ Directed By: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak / Written By: Mark Burton, Richard Starza

Movie poster for ”Love and Mercy.’ Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Love and Mercy: Love and Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. (C) Roadside Attractions, Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements, drug content and language) Genre: Drama/ Directed By:Bill Pohlad/ Written By: Michael A. Lerner, Oren Moverman, Michael Alan Lerner

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’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

Coming attractions may include: 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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