Two new films to get (super) excited about


My Week With Marilyn

The Ridge Theatre; Showtimes for the week of Nov 25 to Dec 1
Daily at: 4:00, 7:00, 9:10 Plus: Saturday & Sunday at 1:45

Note: I saw this before the official launch date and I enjoyed it immensely. I’d love to hear what you think.

In 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant for six months on the set of “The Prince and the Showgirl.” The film famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was at the same time, on a honeymoon with her new husband, playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott).

When Arthur Miller left England, Colin had the opportunity to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a celebrity desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work. Based on Clark’s memoir book, My Week with Marilyn.

Director: Simon Curtis

The Descendants

Fifth Avenue Cinemas; Showtimes for the week of Nov 25 to Dec 1
Daily at: 1:45, 4:30, 7:05, 9:40

Matt King (George Clooney), an indifferent husband and father of two girls, is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

Director: Alexander Payne

Last modified: November 26, 2011

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