MOVIES

14 days of film. Updated every second Thursday.

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Well folks, the summer blockbuster season is upon us. Soon, theatre screens will be awash in explosions, CGI effects, one-liners and counter-programming — with the added irony that two of the most talked about trailers recently are for movies (Thor: Ragnarok and Star Wars: The Last Jedi) that won’t hit theatres until November/December. /Shane Hnetka

Opening

Friday 28

THE CIRCLE Emma Watson gets hired and climbs the ranks of a powerful Internet company run by probably evil Tom Hanks who seems intent on taking over the world in this adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel.

HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER A bad looking comedy about discovering the meaning of family. A notorious lothario (Eugenio Derbez) gets kicked out of his home and stays with his sister (Salma Hayek), where he teaches his nephew how to pick up women while trying to hit on Raquel Welch.

SLEIGHT Jacob Latimore stars as a street musician who runs drugs to support himself and his younger sister. He ends up crossing his gangster boss and is forced to fight. Fortunately, judging by the trailer, he’s got superpowers!

Friday 5

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Yes, the crew from the original is back for what looks like another fun film. Plus, baby Groot! Early reviews have been extremely positive. Upping the nerd quotient even more, Free Comic Day is on May 6.


Broadway Theatre

Thursday 27

7:00 ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS This documentary follows two Polish art students over two party-filled summers in Warsaw.

9:00 I CALLED HIM MORGAN Doc about jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan who was tragically gunned down by his wife while performing at a New York club in 1972.

Saturday 29

11:59 THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE Italian giallo thriller from legendary director Dario Argento about a writer being stalked by a serial killer.

Monday 1

9:30 ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

Tuesday 2

7:00 ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

Wednesday 3

6:45 SHE HAS A NAME Hosted by Hope Restored Canada, this Canadian thriller sees a lawyer take on a human trafficking organization.

9:00 ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

Friday 5

7:00 DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE Kicking off One Weird Week of David Lynch is this documentary that looks at the life and career of the surrealist master.

9:00 MULHOLLAND DRIVE Naomi Watts stars in this neo-noir mystery which Lynch has described as “a love story in the city of dreams”.

Saturday 6

7:00 DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE

9:00 ERASERHEAD Released in 1977, Lynch’s first full length film sees a man try to survive in an industrial wasteland with his girlfriend, their weird baby dinosaur thing, and a strange girl who lives in the radiator and tap dances on a bunch of wriggly snake things.

Sunday 7

7:00 DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE

9:00 LOST HIGHWAY Bill Pullman and wife Patricia Arquette are haunted by a mysterious man who is filming them. Arquette ends up dead, with Pullman in jail for the crime. Then things get weird.

Tuesday 9

7:00 DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE

9:00 WILD AT HEART Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern are lovers who have been separated while Cage has been in jail for murder. When he gets out, the two go on a road trip while Dern’s mother hires some men to go after them. Sounds normal, but it’s far from it.

Wednesday 10

7:00 DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE

9:00 BLUE VELVET Kyle MacLachlan is walking home one night and finds a severed ear. From there, he falls into a mystery involving a very messed-up Isabella Rossellini and a very sadistic Dennis Hopper.


Roxy Theatre

April 28

A QUIET PASSION Cynthia Nixon stars in this biopic about the reclusive American poet Emily Dickinson (1830–1886).

RIVERSDALE SILENT CLASSICS Screening is the 1927 WWI drama Wings, with live score by Rick Friend (piano), Brian Unverricht (trombone), Brenda Moats (flute), Terry Heckman (trumpet) and Bryan Allen (percussion). Curtain is at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $25 advance and $28 door.

April 29–May 3

CHOKESLAM Shot in Regina, this comedy sees a man try to hook up with his high school crush who has become a professional wrestler.

May 2–7

FESTIVAL CINERGIE Saskatoon’s French Film Festival returns with a mix of short and feature-length French language films from across Canada and around the world. There are English subtitles, and line-up information can be found at cinergiesk.ca.