This Week At The Reel Deal

By JIM O’DONNELL
Real Deal Theater

This Friday we are opening Spectre and The Peanut Movie. Bridge of Spies, The Martian, and Burnt will hold limited for another week. Sicario will end Thursday.  

I and saw Burnt Monday evening and I disagree with the critics reviews. I thought Bradley Cooper gave another fine performance as an elite but troubled chef. If you like Cooper and Sienna Miller and food, put it on your to do list. We will hold it limited for another week.

I have been trying to get Steve Jobs for a couple weeks now but Universal has not released it wide enough for us yet. It has had very good reviews but its box office numbers are unremarkable. We have told them that this movie is perfect for our town and we’ve had lots of requests but we’ve been denied again. At this point we have a lot of “tent-pole movies coming up and I’m not sure we’ll have room for it but I hope to get it in two weeks for a one-week run if they will accommodate us. If they insist on two weeks they are out of luck. Their marketing strategy is a puzzle. I should have an answer by this coming Monday and will pass it on to you.

Movie poster for ‘Spectre.’ Courtesy Reel Deal Theater

Spectre: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. Rating:

PG-13 (for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, sensuality and language)
Genre:    Action & Adventure Directed By: Sam Mendes
Written By: Ian Fleming, John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
 
Movie poster for ‘The Peanuts Movie.’ Courtesy Reel Deal Theater
 
The Peanuts Movie: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age films, “The Peanuts Movie” will prove that every underdog has his day. (C) Fox
Rating: G Genre: Animation, Kids & Family Directed By: Steve Martino
Written By: Brian Schulz, Cornelius Uliano, Craig Schulz, Charles M. Schulz
 
Movie poster for ‘Burnt.’ Courtesy Reel Deal Theater
 
Burnt: Chef Adam Jones had it all – and lost it. A two-star Michelin rock star with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star though, he’ll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene. This remarkably funny and emotional story is about the love of food, the love between two people, and the power of second chances.
Rating:    R (for language throughout)
Genre:    Comedy
Directed By:  John Wells
Written By:  Steven Knight, Michael Kalesniko
 
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
 
Movie poster for ‘Bridge of Spies.’ Courtesy Reel Deal Theater
 
Bridge of Spies: 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
 

Coming Attractions: By the Sea, The 33, Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2, The Good Dinosaur, 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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