This Week At The Reel Deal

By JIM O’DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater

The Good Dinosaur opened Wednesday and Creed, Mockingjay, Part 2, The Night Before and Spectre will hold for another week.

I originally was not going to open Creed as I was thinking “what another Stallone boxing movie!” Then I looked a little deeper, read some reviews and watched some trailers. This film might just rival the original Rocky (well almost). The critics are going wild over it and it’s getting a 95 percent rating. Warner Bros. made us open it Wednesday and messed up our schedule so be sure and look to our website for the most updated version.

Another film that opened Wednesday is The Good Dinosaur, which also is receiving crazy reviews at 90 percent favorable. This film is Pixar’s second in a year and 16th overall. The short film Sanjay’s Super Team will be attached to the film and will precede the feature. Dinosaur will be the busiest of our Thanksgiving films at the Reel Deal so come early to park, get your tickets-concessions, and get seated. Friday is typically our busiest day of the year ( guess Los Alamos folks don’t do Black Friday like others) so again, come early to your showing.

Movie poster for ‘Mockingjay Part 11.’ Courtesy Real Deal Theater

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II: As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts by the Capitol, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.  Director: Francis Lawrence Writers: Peter Craig (screenplay), Danny Strong (screenplay), Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth ~IMDB

Movie poster for ‘Creed.’ Courtesy Real Deal Theater

Creed: Adonis Johnson never knew his famous father, world heavy weight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo – the fierce rival who became his closest friend.~RT

Rating: PG-13 (for violence, language and some sensuality)
Genre: Drama
Directed By Ryan Coogler
Written By: Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington
 
Movie poster for ‘The Good Dinosaur.’ Courtesy Real Deal Theater
 
The Good Dinosaur: “The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs.

 
Rating: PG (for peril, action and thematic elements)
Genre: Animation
Directed By: Peter Sohn
Written By: Meg LeFauve
Runtime: 1 hr. 40 min.
 
Movie poster for ‘The Night Before.’ Courtesy Real Deal Theater

The Night Before: Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable a…more

Rating: R (for drug use and language throughout, some strong sexual content and graphic nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: Jonathan Levine
Written By: Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, Jonathan Levine, Ariel Shaffir
 
Movie poster for ‘Spectre.’ Courtesy Real 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
 
Coming Attractions: In The Heart of the Sea, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Joy, Point Break, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
 

 

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