PHX Film News 12/14/12

PHX Film News
December 14, 2012It's Hobbit Week and the big film opens today. There's a couple of other gems worth a look as well....
Spotlight Movie of the Week - Hyde Park on HudsonOpening in theaters this week is Hyde Park on the Hudson, starring a stellar ensemble cast of Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams, Samuel West and Olivia Coleman. With the 2013 Golden Globe Nominations released this week, one thing on viewers minds will be if Bill Murray walk away with an award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his portrayal of the 32nd president.

You can see this one at Harkins Camelview and you can check out our review here.

Other new releases - The Hobbit and The Central Park FiveThe Hobbit is this week's big release. Tolkien fans should be overjoyed; the long awaited prequel to the Academy Award winning Lord of the Rings Saga is finally here. There have been advances in filmmaking technology since the first Lord of the Rings film was release, so audiences will now be able to experience a more life like viewing of the film, thanks to 48 frames per second projection rate and in 3D. Thank you Peter Jackson & digital projection. Now here's what we thought.

Also opening is The Central Park Five. n 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were arrested and charged for brutally attacking and raping a white female jogger in Central Park. News media swarmed the case, calling it "the crime of the century." But the truth about what really happened didn't become clear until after the five had spent years in prison for a crime they didn't commit. You can catch this one exclusively at Harkins Shea 14.

Saturday is your chance to check out the holiday classic, A Christmas Story at select Harkins Theatres. Click here to find a theatre near you.

Yojimbo at Film BarFor you classic film fans, here's a cool film that is playing at Film Bar this weekend.


Synopsis: The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa’s visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo. To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage. Remade twice, by Sergio Leone and Walter Hill, this exhilarating genre-twister remains one of the most influential and entertaining films of all time.

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