This Week At The Reel Deal

By JIM O’DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater

This Friday we are opening Bridge of Spies and Goosebumps. The Martian and Pan will hold another week. Everest, The Intern, and Hotel Transylvania 2 will end Thursday.  

Don’t miss our showing of Meru at 7 p.m. today. This is a fundraising event for our favorite nature center, PEEC. Tickets are now on sale at the Reel Deal Theater; $12.

Movie poster for ‘Bridge of Spies.’ Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Bridge of Spies: This film is going to be great-especially in this town. We were not sure we were going to get it until last week-I’m ecstatic we did. It already has an Oscar buzz around it.

I went to high school with Tom Hanks, now I’m showing his films. I remember him a skinny kid who loved the Oakland A’s and was always at a game with a bunch of us Skyline High kids watching the likes of Catfish Hunter, Reggie Jackson, and Joe Rudi. I was more popular than he was but I think that’s changed.  I remember Hanks as a goofy, funny, nice kid, who once clipped a couple of our beers out of a fridge at an Oakland party. Funny how life works…

Tom Hanks stars as the American attorney tasked with negotiating the release of a U-2 spy plane pilot who was shot down over Russia at the height of the Cold War in this historical drama from DreamWorks Studios. Steven Spielberg and Mark E. Platt produce a film written by Matt Charman. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Rating:    PG-13 (for some violence and brief strong language)
Genre:    Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Steven Spielberg
Written By:  Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
In Theaters:  Oct 16, 2015 Wide
Runtime:  1 hr. 35 min.
Dreamworks – Official Site
 
Movie poster for ‘Meru.’ Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Meru: One showing only at the Reel Deal- 7 p.m.Thursday, Oct 15. In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the mountain’s perversely stacked obstacles make it both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for some of the world’s toughest climbers. In October 2008, renowned alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk arrived in India to tackle Meru. Their planned seven-day trip quickly declined into a 20-day odyssey in sub-zero temperatures with depleting food rations. Despite making it to within 100 meters of the elusive summit, their journey, like everyone before them, was not a successful one. Heartbroken and defeated, the trio returned to their everyday lives, where the siren song of Meru continued to beckon. By September 2011, Anker had convinced his two lifelong friends to undertake the Shark’s Fin once more, under even more extraordinary circumstances than their first attempt. MERU is the story of that journey, an expedition through nature’s harshest elements and one’s complicated inner demons, and ultimately on to impossible new heights. (C) Music Box Films Runtime 1:27/  Rating:R (for language) Genre: Documentary Directed By:Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Movie poster for ‘Goosebumps.’ Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Goosebumps: Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong. Note: Scholastic has sold over 400 million Goosebumps books worldwide in 32 languages since the series introduction in 1992, earning critical acclaim and dominating global best seller lists. R.L. Stine has been recognized as one of the bestselling children’s authors in history. (c) Sony

Rating:    PG (for scary and intense creature action and images, and for some rude humor)
Genre:    Horror, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:          Rob Letterman
Written By:            Mike White, Darren Lemke
In Theaters:           Oct 16, 2015 Wide
Runtime:               1 hr. 43 min.
Sony Pictures

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

The Martian: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover. (C) Fox

Rating:    PG-13 (for some strong language, injury images, and brief nudity) Genre:Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Ridley Scott/ Written By: Drew Goddard

Pan: The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny — to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

From director Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”) comes “Pan,” a live-action feature presenting a wholly original adventure about the beginnings of the beloved characters created by J.M. Barrie. Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a fantastical world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland. There, he finds amazing adventures and fights life-or-death battles while trying to uncover the secret of his mother, who left him at the orphanage so long ago, and his rightful place in this magical land. Teamed with the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and a new friend named James Hook (Garrett Hedlund), Peter must defeat the ruthless pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) to save Neverland and discover his true destiny—to become the hero who will forever be known as Peter Pan.

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, in Association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, a Berlanti Production, a Joe Wright film, “Pan.”  Filmed at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, “Pan” is set for a worldwide release in 3D and 2D beginning October 9, 2015.

Rating:    PG (for fantasy action violence, language and some thematic material)
Genre:    Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:          Joe Wright
Written By:            Jason Fuchs, J.M. Barrie

 Coming Attractions: Burnt, Spectre 007, Peanut Movie, Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2, and Star Wars: Episode VII- The Force Awakens are all on our short list.

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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