PHX Film News for 11/16/12


PHX Film News
November 16, 2012
Spotlight Pic of the week - LincolnHow could we not bring up the latest from Spielberg? When you've got the beloved director working with Daniel Day-Lewis, it's definitely worth talking about.The film features an all-star cast including Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon Levitt, David Strathairn, James Spader and Lee Pace among others.The reviews so far have been generally positive with the film not totally meeting everyone's high expectations. Because of the film's magnitude, we bring you two reviews.

First up our very own Lisa Minzey gives her take on it, Here

And then our guest critic, Colin Boyd gives us this thoughts,Here

Other new releases - A Royal Affair and Twilight lead the rest of the releasesWhile Lincoln and Twilight are getting the most press this week, there's a little film that's picking up all kinds of great reviews. A Royal Affair was named this week's Phoenix Film Critics Society movie of the week has received great reviews nationally that you can read about here.We also had a chance to see the film and you can click here to read our reviewSelling lots of tickets as we write is The Twilight Saga:Breaking Dawn - Part 2. We won't shock anyone when we say this film won't be winning any Oscars, but people love the series which ends with this film. We had a chance to see it and we've got a review chock full of spoilers. You've been warned. Click here to read on

This week is not just about presidents, Denmark and vampires. There are a few other releases out. You've got La Rafle, This Must Be the Place and Harkins is also doing a retro Hitchcock series this week at Valley Art. (read more below about this)

Not quite as retro, but also fun will be the screenings ofPlanes, Trains and Automobiles at Harkins. Click here to find out where it's screening on 11/20.

Upcoming film events - Film Festival passes to go on saleMark your calendars now for the 2013 Phoenix Film Festival. The 2013 festival runs from April 4th to 11th and you'll want to block out time to enjoy the film event of the year.Next week, you'll be able to purchase passes at a 25% discount for a limited time. It's a great way to save some money plus festival passes make great gifts. So you've already got an idea for the movie lover in your life.
In the news - See Hitchcock Classics at Harkins Valley ArtFor one week only, Harkins Theatres presents some of Alfred Hitchcock’s most celebrated films exclusively at Harkins Valley Art Theatre. Beginning Friday, November 16, Hitchcock fans can relive the intensity of Rear Window, Vertigo and Psycho on the big screen.All three films will show each day throughout the run, in anticipation of the new feature film, Hitchcock, opening Friday, November 23 exclusively at Harkins Camelview 5 Theatres.Click here for more info