14 days of film. Updated every second Thursday.
If you didn’t get a chance to make it down to Regina to see Dunkirk at the Saskatchewan Science Centre’s IMAX you’re out of luck as it’s left the theatre. With the majority of the movie shot on IMAX cameras, it was THE best way to see it. But don’t despair, as Star Wars: The Last Jedi will likely be coming to the IMAX this December. So start making those winter travel plans. /Shane Hnetka
ALL I SEE IS YOU Switching gears from making bad zombie movies, Marc Forster trots out this romantic thriller about a blind woman (Blake Lively) who miraculously recovers her sight. That causes her to take a second “look” at her marriage to hubbie Jason Clarke which results in some disturbing revelations.
AMERICAN ASSASSIN Dylan O’Brien is an American who becomes an assassin after terrorists kill his girlfriend. He ends up working with Michael Keaton for the CIA where he fights an evil protégé of Keaton’s who’s gone rogue. Standard issue looking action movie.
MOTHER! Darren Aronofsky returns to form with this movie about a married couple (Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem) whose lives are disrupted by a couple coming to stay with them. Don’t ask me how their lives are disrupted, because I don’t know, and I don’t want to know either. I want to see this movie for myself spoiler free. But whatever does happen has freaked movie critics out.
FRIEND REQUEST A low budget horror movie about a young girl who seeks vengeance against a pretty girl who unfriends her on Facebook. To do that, she uses [spoiler alert] evil magic! So sort of a horror version of Ingrid Goes West which I wrote about last issue.
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE A sequel to the surprise hit Kingsman: The Secret Service — which in turn was based on Mark Millar’s comic book The Secret Service. Director Matthew Vaughn has made a career out of directing comic book movies (i.e. Kick Ass and X-Men: First Class). But unless Vaughn signs with Netflix it might be his last Mark Millar adaptation as Millar has sold his remaining comic book titles to Netflix.
THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE Well, it’s time for another animated Lego movie. After the success of the first one in 2014 Warner Bros. has started to bombard theatres with Lego movies. Mind you, The Lego Batman Movie that was released in February was pretty damn good. The trailer for this Lego property about ninjas looks pretty funny too so this might be OK. Or it could be crap. Who can tell with movies that get released in September?
7:00 RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD Directed by Catherine Bainbridge, this documentary examines the impact of Indigenous musicians such as Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Robbie Robertson on rock ’n’ roll.
9:00 A BAG OF MARBLES A new adaptation of the biographical novel of the same name about a boy who has to flee Nazi occupied France because his family is Jewish.
7:00 WHOSE STREETS? A documentary about how the shooting death of 18-year-old Mike Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014 started a protest movement that became Black Lives Matter. Additional screenings Sept. 16, 19, 24 and 26 at 9 p.m., Sept. 17, 23, 25 and 27 at 7 p.m.
9:00 MENASHE A divorced Hasidic Jewish man in New York City tries to get custody of his son in this drama shot entirely in Yiddish. Additional screenings Sept. 16, 19, 22, 24 and 26 at 7 p.m., Sept. 17, 21, 23, 25 and 27 at 9 p.m.
7:00 DRIVING WITH SELVI This documentary looks at a former child bride who fled a violent marriage to create her own life and become South India’s first female taxi driver. Presented by the University of Saskatchewan’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity.
7:00 GROUND ZERO To celebrate its 20th anniversary, this award-winning Saskatchewan documentary about global warming, which includes appearances by Richard Chamberlain and John Denver, gets a special screening.
THE TRIP TO SPAIN Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon star in the latest installment of their road trip series where they travel around eating great food, talking and cracking jokes.
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN After an so-so debut with the original Star Trek movie in 1979 the franchise hit warp speed with this 1982 sequel where the crew of the Enterprise face off against an old adversary. An excellent movie which is getting a special 35th anniversary screening.
GOOD TIME Robert Pattinson stars as a man trying to help his brother out by stealing some money. Unfortunately, that only lands him in more trouble.