Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Dir: Edgar Wright
When lanky, apathetic Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) meets the literal girl of his dreams, the chromatically coifed Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), he doesn’t realize the lengths he’ll have to go to win her affections. Let the battle of the Seven Deadly X’s begin! Break-neck, deadpan humor and hyperbolically ADD action sequences decorate director Edgar Wright’s whirling dervish adaptation of the popular graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley. With Jason Schwartzman, Anna Kendrick and Kieran Culkin.
Dir: Henry Selick
Based on the award-winning book by Neil Gaiman, this Oscar-nominated stop-motion animated hit from director Henry Selick (THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS) is a remarkably effective fusion of kids movie and horror film. When young Coraline (Dakota Fanning) discovers a passageway to a parallel universe in her new home, what at first seems like the ideal world for the adventurous girl turns out to have dark secrets and sinister intentions. Costarring Teri Hatcher, and featuring a score by Bruno Coulais that greatly enhances the often-creepy atmosphere
Dir: Richard Bowen
Based on the earliest known version of “Cinderella,” the Chinese tale “Ye Xian” from 768 A.D., cinematographer Richard Bowen’s wonder-filled feature debut is a gorgeous and enchanting fairytale, with exquisitely ornate costumes, dazzling scenery shot in Yunnan Province, and an underlying message that is as timely today as it was 13 centuries ago. In a mythical kingdom, a girl is born. The village shaman had foretold a boy and Mei Mei’s father is sorely disappointed. Years later, with her mother gone, Mei Mei is left with nothing but a pair of bejeweled slippers and the hope that one day she will get to dance at the Festival of the Full Moon. Meanwhile, the kingdom has been thrown out of balance - the moon is stuck in the sky - and the handsome young king is commanded by his mother to take a wife to restore the celestial harmony. But the king refuses to have a child with a woman he does not truly love. One day, peering through a telescope from his island home, the king spies Mei Mei floating on air in her magical slippers. Convinced that he’s seen an angel, he sets out in search for her - but she runs off, losing one bejeweled slipper along the way. Recommended ages: 7 and up. In English.