PHX Film News for January 18th

PHX Film News
January 18th, 2013

It's a fairly quiet week with three wide releases and just one new exclusive at Harkins. There's also an interesting film playing at FilmBar this weekend.

Here's this week's updates.....

Pic of the week - The Last Stand

The Last Stand

This week we checked out the latest Arnold Schwarzenegger film, “The Last Stand” directed by Jee-woon Kim. This is Schwarzenegger’s first leading film since 2003’s “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”, so the question beckons, Does the Governator still have what it takes to be an action hero?

Click here to read our review

Other new releases

Opening this weekend at Harkins Valley Art Theatre is The Blue Jewel, a new documentary from director, Oliver Hauck. You can meet the filmmakers during Q&As after the 7:30pm show on Friday, January 18 and after the 4:20pm show on Saturday, January 19. Read more about it here

Another new release that's intriguing is the new supernatural thriller Mama which stars recent Golden Globe winner, Jessica Chastain.

The last wide release this week is Broken City which stars Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe.

Upcoming film events - Only the Young at FilmBar

Only the Young

This weekend be sure to catch this film over at FilmBar in downtown Phoenix.

Here's the synopsis: ONLY THE YOUNG follows the story of three teenagers that live in a small desert town in Southern California – a town dominated by foreclosed homes and underpasses, unfilled swimming pools and skate parks. These kids must find things to do in a place that offers nothing – yet in the course of observing their day-to-day lives, we see them discover friendship, first love, heartbreak, and what it means to be young. Tippet and Mims’ delicate, ethereal filmmaking and ONLY THE YOUNG’s innocent yet rebellious subjects collectively embody the very essence of adolescence.

Click here for more information and tickets.

In the news - 2013 Academy Awards

Now that the Golden Globes have been dished out, it's time to turn our focus towards the Oscars. The big date is February 24 and it's time to start watching all the films to start picking your favorites. As we get a little closer keep an eye out here for details on an upcoming Oscar contest.