May 9, 2013 – Coming this Weekend

Hello again, my geeky friends! Here is a snapshot of some of the films that are coming to the greater Charlotte area this weekend.

 The Great Gatsby     (PG-13   150 Minutes)

Leonardo DiCaprio teams up with Director Baz Luhrmann for the first time since Romeo and Juliet for this lavish adaption of the classic American novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  If it is anything like Luhrmann’s other films on this scale, it will be beautiful to look at and will be almost exhausting by the end. It also holds the distinction of being the first non-action or fantasy film shot in 3D. It co-stars Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton.  2D, RealD 3D, and Digital 3D.    Select shows start on Thursday night, everywhere on Friday.



The Peeples    (PG-13  95 minutes)

Craig Robinson and Kerry Washington star in Tyler Perry’s version of Meet the Parents.  Armed with that knowledge, you should know if this film is for you. If it is, help yourself. It’s a little out of my wheelhouse.




Mud     (PG-13  125 minutes)

This film actually opened a couple of weeks back and I forgot to mention it last week. Mathew McConaughey gives an amazing performance as a guy hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. He is discovered by two young boys and he spins an amazing tale to them about the adventures he has been on while trying to reunite with his lost love. Reese Witherspoon costars in this charming independent adventure. Well worth checking out. Now playing at Ballantyne Village 5 and Park Terrace 6.


 Arthur Newman     (R  101 minutes)

Colin Firth stars as a man who has grown tired of his life and all the trappings that make him feel smothered so he buys himself a new identity and hits the road looking for the adventures he thinks he has been missing. Along the way he meets Mike (Emily Blunt) who is running from her own troubled past.  Romance is sure to blossoms along the way.  Exclusive engagement at Ballantyne village 5.



Next week brings the release of Star Trek: Into Darkness.

Until then, keep the projector threaded.