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July 2, 2014

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Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana: July 2

by HELEN GEIB

Begin Again (2014)

Listing changes at the multiplex today for the holiday weekend. Snowpiercer at the south side AMC and Begin Again at the Keystone Art look interesting.

Note: Theaters and other venues are Indianapolis except where otherwise noted. For trailers, cast and crew, and suchlike follow the title link to the movie’s official website. For more information on venues, follow the links under “Outside the Multiplex” in the sidebar.

OPENING THIS WEEK IN LIMITED RELEASE

Hellion (2014)

Begin Again– Romantic drama set in New York’s music scene from the director of Once. Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and Adam Levine. Landmark Keystone Art Cinema

Hellion– From the theater’s website: “Hard-drinking Texas single dad Hollis (Aaron Paul) struggles to raise his two boys, including rebellious teenager Jacob (first-time actor Josh Wiggins in a stunning breakthrough performance). Seething with anger, Jacob finds release in the high-risk, white-knuckle world of motocross—but his increasingly reckless behavior threatens to spin out of control. Academy Award nominee Juliette Lewis co-stars in this thrilling saga of fathers and sons that builds towards a heart-stopping climax, all set to an electrifying heavy metal soundtrack.” Shows tomorrow through Saturday. IMAX at the Indiana State Museum

Snowpiercer– From the AMC website: “In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon-Ho (The Host, Mother) a new ice age forces humanity’s last survivors to live aboard a futuristic train, The Snowpiercer. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster.” Starring Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, and Jamie Bell. AMC Indianapolis

THEATRICAL HOLDOVERS

Belle (2014)

Belle– From the Landmark’s website: “Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.” Landmark Keystone Art Cinema

Obvious Child– Indie dramedy about a twentysomething aspiring stand-up comedian forced by life circumstances to finally grow up. Landmark Keystone Art Cinema

Punjab 1984– Drama based on true events of anti-Sikh riots in the titular year. The Cinemark website claims it has English subtitles, unusual for a non-Bollywood (in this case, Punjabi) Indian movie. Cinemark Greenwood

FESTIVALS AND REPERTORY SCREENINGS

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The AMC’s “Classic Series” continues this week at the AMC Indianapolis 17 on the south side with The Godfather Part 2; today at 2 and 7. Next week’s movie is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; Sunday at 2 and Wednesday at 2 and 7.

The Studio Movie Grill regularly shows an older movie on a weeknight for $2. This week’s selection is Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; tonight at 7:30. A week from tonight is Footloose.

The Keystone Art’s occasional midnight movie series- with Friday and Saturday shows- continues this weekend with Jaws.

Next Thursday at 8, the RiffTrax crew takes on Sharknado in a Fathom Event presentation. Event page for participating theaters and other details.

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  1. Jul 2 2014

    I watched Snowpiercer more than half a year ago and I can say without conceit that it’s a terrible film, which is a shame because I love the director’s previous films. And Snowpiercer also features one of the worst endings I’ve seen in many years.

  2. Jul 2 2014

    @Nir: That’s too bad. I was thinking of giving it a chance based on the director and cast (despite the dopey premise).

  3. Jul 6 2014

    @Helen, you might like it. On Rottentomatoes it has a Fresh score of 94%, and on IMDB it has a score of 7/10; it actually fell from 8+. But for me the film is head-scratchingly goofy, graphically violent, and leaves you with many, may questions. Mainly, the concept doesn’t even work.

    I recommend that you watch it at rental or matinee prices because if you really like it, or even love it, you can watch it at those cheap prices again. I do not recommend a full price viewing.

    I really, really dislike the film.

  4. Mike
    Jul 9 2014

    A note just for the record, since I forgot to call about this until just tonight, but apparently the Malayalam-language Indian film Bangalore Days (Recreo) has English subtitles. Cinemark’s page for the film says it is not subtitled, but since the Greenwood Cinemark has one showing per day, I called them up, and after being put on hold for a while, I was told that the film is indeed subtitled. So if anyone wants to see it, you still have one chance, on Thursday night.

    Oh, and the IMDb says that Bangalore Days is a drama/romance.

  5. Mike
    Jul 9 2014

    A link to the Facebook page for Bangalore Days:

    https://m.facebook.com/BangaloredaysMovie

    And the film’s Wikipedia page says it was shown with English subtitles at about 200 theaters in India, for whatever that’s worth….

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