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Now displaying: January, 2015
Jan 27, 2015
It was unexpected that Before Sunrise, the 1995 indie romance film, would get a sequel. Long discussed by stars and director alike, the thought of Céline and Jesse reuniting on screen seemed impossible. Yet in in 2004, nine years after the original's release, audiences were able to reconnect with these two characters. Did the two reunite in Vienna on that train platform, and what are these two like now that they're older? Can they recapture the magic their relationship once held, and can Linklater recapture audience affection for these two lovers? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!
Jan 20, 2015
It is rare for a romance film to get a sequel, but Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise actually got two! Released in 1995, the movie tells of two strangers, Jesse and Céline, and their one night together in Vienna. But nine years later the couple returned in Before Sunset, and then in 2013 their story continued in Before Midnight. What is it about this saga that keeps the actors, director, and audiences coming back for more? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!
Jan 13, 2015
After the box office success of Carrie and The Shining move movies based on Stephen King's writings were a guarantee. And following in the footsteps of Brian DePalma and Stanley Kubrick came other stylistic directors, including John Carpenter, Rob Reiner, and David Cronenberg--director of The Dead Zone. Starring Christopher Walken as a psychic trying to stop nuclear war, the film continued King's success in theaters. Does the film hold up over thirty years later? You don't have to see the future to know--just listen to this episode of Now Playing to find out!
Jan 6, 2015
"You think we need one more? You think we need one more. All right, we'll get one more." That quote, from 2001's Ocean's Eleven, seems like it could be the attitude going into Steven Soderberg's star studded third and final installment in the Ocean's series. The gang has now teamed up with former enemy Terry Benedict to rob a different Vegas casino. As an attempt to end the series on a high note, did this film hit the jackpot? Listen to find out!
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