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Movies opening this week in Columbia: Dear White People, St. Vincent, Ouija, John Wick & more

This is a good week for movies. A thought-provoking satire, a movie with Bill Murray AND Melissa McCarthy, and Keanu Reeves is back in a movie that is getting great reviews. Plus the Found Footage Fest brings VHS goodies and comedy to the Nick.

Dear White People

This looks like a very funny and thought-provoking satire. Having only seen the trailer, it reminds me of a much smarter and deeper PCU, a movie I happen to like without reservations.

 

John Wick

So Keanu is back and hopefully he’s not sad anymore. I’m not sure what to think about this, but it’s currently sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

 

St. Vincent

I’m not sure how ‘good’ this movie is going to be, but with Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray you’re guaranteed at least a few good laughs.

 

Ouija

I was never sure how something with the words ‘Parker Brothers’ on it was supposed to be connection to dead people, but they made a movie about it anyway. And just in time for Halloween.

 

My Old Lady

A light and sweet dramedy set in France with Kevin Kline. Starting Friday at the Nickelodeon.

 

Found Footage Fest

This should be a hoot. Saturday at 11. One night only at the Nick. Check out our write-up on the blog.

 

Pompeii from the British Museum

Can’t get to England anytime soon to see this exhibit? This film “explores the homes and lives of the inhabitants of the thriving industrial hub of Pompeii and the small seaside town of Herculaneum nearly 2,000 year ago when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD.”

Special Movie Events in Columbia: God Help the Girl, Addicted Live, Sundance Short Films

In addition to the preponderence of movies opening this week, there are a few showings of interest you might want to check out.

God Help The Girl »

This is only showing once at the Nickelodeon at 11pm on Friday night. Fans of twee indie-pop are probably familiar with Stuart Murdoch, who fronts the band Belle Sebastian. Murdoch also also wrote and directed this. It looks a lot like their music. Sweet, maybe a little saccharine, light and fun.

Addicted: Live with Zane

This is a live-stream screening followed by a Q&A with the actors and director. Get times »

Sundance Fiction/Documentary Shorts »

On Monday and Tuesday nights, the Nickelodeon will be showing these two collections of short films as part of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour.

Tim Rice’s From Here to Eternity »

Tonight is the last screening of the live recording of this Broadway musical

Movies opening in Columbia: Duran Duran, The Drop, Dolphin Tale 2, No Good Deed

I really feel like movie studios are just releasing their dead weight before the fall kicks in. I don’t see much in the way of anything really great or a potential blockbuster until The Boxtrolls come out on September 26. At any rate, here’s what’s coming out this week.

Wednesday Night Only

Duran Duran: Unstaged

Let’s be honest, unless you’re over 40 you probably have little desire to see this. But what if I told you it was directed by David Lynch? Ok, probably same. I’ve been trying to figure out why this live concert film from 2011 is being released now. Turns out Duran Duran is releasing a new album soon. So I guess that explains it? It’s showing tonight at 7:30 at Carmike 14.

Opening Thursday

Dolphin Tale 2

Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick, Jr. and Ashley Judd star in this family sequel.

Opening Friday

The Drop

Magic in the Moonlight ends its short run at The Nick to make way for this crime drama. From Belgian director Michael R. Roskam, this movie stars James Gandolfini and John Hardy wrapped up in some mob-like action.

 

No Good Deed

Idris Elba is usually great, whether as Heimdall in Thor or as Detective John Luther in the British series Luther. Hopefully this is no exception, but it does look like a dark and scary movie and he definitely is not playing a good guy.

 

Saturday

Mayhem: Mayweather vs Maidana

This is a one-time event showing at Regal Sandhill and Columbiana. If you like boxing then you probably want to see it on the big screen.