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Category: Book Movies

Pixels, Mr. Holmes, Southpaw, & Paper Towns open this week in Columbia + Blaktastik Festival

A good variety of movies opening this week. Most of them seem decent, except for Pixels. As a child of the 80’s I want it to be good but the presence of Adam Sandler surely seals its fate.


Also, the Nickelodeon is featuring the Blaktastik film festival which features a full slate of interesting events involving film, live music and art.


Opening this week

Mr. Holmes



Paper Towns

Movies Opening in Columbia this week: Fury, Land Ho!, Book of Life & The Best of Me

Most of movies opening this week seem like things we’ve seen before. A war movie, a mildly interesting animated feature and a Nicholas Sparks vehicle. And as usual, something actually interesting at the Nickelodeon.

Land Ho!

This movie about two old friends on a road trip in Iceland seems like charming, if light, fun. Starting on Friday at the Nick.



Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf (and Shane from the ‘Walking Dead’!) star in this World War 2 movie about a small band of soliders up against long odds.


The Book of Life

If you’ve been to an animated or family movie in the last year or so you’ve probably seen the trailer for this one. I don’t know what to expect, but it seems like a competently made animated feature with some interesting Day of The Dead type art.


The Best of Me

Nicholas Sparks


A documentary about the tour that followed Dan Harmon’s firing from Community. Looks like a hoot.
This one is only showing at 11pm Friday at the Nick so don’t miss it!


Movies Opening In Columbia: The Maze Runner, This Is Where I Leave You, A Walk Among the Tombstones & Fat, Sick, And Nearly Dead 2

I think we might be over the last month or so of, shall we say, a less than exciting string of movies. Both The Maze Runner and This Is Where I Leave You should be entertaining and popular.

Thursday Night Only

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2

I’m assuming this sequel is fatter, sicker and nearly dead-er than the first one. Actually, this documentary focuses on how to make a healthy lifestyle realistic and long-lasting. Showing at Columbiana Grande and Sandhills.

Opening Thursday

The Maze Runner

Another post-apocalyptic movie based on a yound-adult book series.

This Is Where I Leave You

Looking like an Altman version of TV’s Parenthood, there are a lot of funny people in this movie, from Tina Fey to Jason Bateman. Let’s hope that all adds up to a funny movie.

A Walk Among The Tombstones

This looks like a noir-ish crime thriller. Lots of double-crossing and Liam Neeson on a phone.


From Kevin Smith comes a horror movie starring Justin Long with a perhaps ill-advised mustache.


The New Black

This is a documentary about how the African-American community is currently dealing with the gay-rights issue. Showing at 2:00 at the Nickelodeon, there will also be a post-film discussion.

Angels and Demons

New pictures released on USA Today Tootsie dvdrip for the upcoming Ron Howard Directed Angels and Demons A Secret Handshake full movie movie. Looking forward to this one, honeslty I thought this was a much better book than The Da Vinci Code.

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Movie Review: Twilight

You may have heard about Twilight’s failures. It’s true, the shaky visual effects, caused by a low budget, and the outpouring of high school angst, coupled with one too many cheesy lines, can be downright annoying, even to book lovers. But get past the oh-so-obvious wigs on several key characters and the “You are my life now” lines, and you might enjoy Twilight’s unique vampires, talented lead actors, and amazingly awkward (and therefore real) and endearing young romance.

In the interest of full disclosure, I should probably admit that I have read all four books in the Twilight  saga, and I am a fan. I am not an adolescent girl, and while I have found myself feeling a little overwhelmed by the sometimes over-the-top “high schoolness” of the series, I have managed to enjoy it as a twenty-something, despite its drawbacks. I went into the movie in fear, wondering if everything I had pictured in my head while reading the books would be destroyed. (more…)