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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.