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WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER, 2015

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7TH

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (2006)

Based on the hilarious best-selling novel, this sinfully funny movie starring Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep (1979: Best Supporting Actress – Kramer vs Kramer; 1982: Best Actress – Sophie’s Choice) and Anne Hathaway is “sensationally entertaining in every way” (MAXIM). As assistant to impossibly demanding New York fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Streep), young Andy Sachs (Hathaway) has landed a job that “a million girls would die for”. Unfortunately, her heaven-sent appointment as Miranda’s personal whipping girl just might be the death of her! Featuring stand-out performances by Stanley Tucci and Emily Blunt, plus a closetful of must-have DVD “accessories”, The Devil Wears Prada is “a fresh, funny, fabulous masterpiece” (Liz Smith).

 RATED PG

Coarse language

 

Monu

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14TH

THE MONUMENTS MEN (2014)

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men centres around an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. In a seemingly impossible mission, the Monuments Men, as they were called, find themselves risking their lives in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1,000 years of culture. Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville and Cate Blanchett.

 

RATED PG

Mature theme; language may offend

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER, 2015

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PATCH ADAMS (1998)

Meet Patch Adams (Academy Award® winner Robin Williams), a doctor who doesn’t look, act or think like any doctor you’ve met before. For Patch, humour is the best medicine and he’s willing to do just about anything to make his patients laugh – even if it means risking his own career. Based on a true story, Patch Adams combines side-splitting humour with an inspiring story that transcends the traditional comedy. RATED PG

 

002JawsWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH

JAWS (1975)

That’s right, folks. It may be 40 years old, but who can forget the excitement of watching this classic for the first time? Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense, quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history. RATED 14A – NOT RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

 

003NightWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH

NIGHTS IN RODANTHE (2008)

When Adrienne Willis (Diane Lane) arrives at the coastal town of Rodanthe, N.C., her life is in chaos. There, she hopes to sort through the trouble surrounding her, while tending a friend’s inn for the weekend. The only guest at the inn is Dr. Paul Flanner (Richard Gere), a man tormented by a crisis of conscience. As a storm approaches the coast, Paul and Adrienne find comfort and a life-changing romance. RATED PG-13 – PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13, some sensuality

 

004 womanWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD

WOMAN IN GOLD (2015)

Woman in Gold is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren) starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Gustav Klimt’s famous painting “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I”. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way. RATED PG Violence, coarse language

 

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MILLION DOLLAR BABY (2004)

“I don’t train girls,” trainer Frankie Dunn growls. But something’s different about the spirited boxing hopeful who shows up daily at Dunn’s gym. All she wants is a fighting chance. Clint Eastwood plays Dunn and directs, produces and composes music for this acclaimed, multi-award winning tale of heart, hope and family. Hilary Swank plays resilient Maggie, determined not to abandon her one dream. And Morgan Freeman is Scrap, gym caretaker and counterpoint to Dunn’s crustiness. Grab your dreams and come out swinging. Million Dollar Baby is an absolute knockout. Winner of 4 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Director (Eastwood), Best Actress (Swank) and Best Supporting Actor (Freeman). RATED PG Violence, coarse language

July Movie Schedule

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8TH

UNBROKEN (2014)

Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces this epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived on a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII – only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Adapted from Laura Hillebrand’s (Seabiscuit: An American Legend) enormously popular book, it’s the inspiring true story about the resilient power if the human spirit.

RATED PG – lViolence, disturbing content, coarse language

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15TH

 

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (2008)

“I was born under unusual circumstances…”

Thus begins The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, the Academy Award® winning film starring Brad Pitt as a man who is born in his eighties and ages backward, and Cate Blanchett as the woman he is destined to love forever. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a monumental journey – as unusual as it is epic – that follows Benjamin’s remarkable adventure of romance and redemption from the end of World War I through the 21st Century. Winner of three Academy Awards®, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is “one of the best movies of the decade!” (Karen Durbin, Elle)

RATED PG – NOT RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNG CHILDREN Mature theme, coarse language
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22ND


RAY (2004)

Jamie Foxx (Collateral) stars as the one-of-a-kind innovator of soul who overcame impossible odds to become a music legend. Ray is the triumphant and remarkable story of one of America’s true musical geniuses, Ray Charles. From his humble beginnings in the South through his meteoric rise to the top of American music charts, Ray’s inspirational journey is a tale of hope, redemption and the power of the human spirit. “Ray is Electrifying” hails Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. Witness the incredible true story of a musician who fought harder and went further than anyone could imagine.

RATED 14A Coarse language, substance abuse

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29TH


THE GUARDIAN (2007)

Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher star in The Guardian, the powerful, action-packed drama that takes you inside the never-before-seen world of the elite Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers. Reeling with grief in the wake of a mission gone tragically wrong, legendary Rescue Swimmer Ben Randall (Costner) is given a mission he doesn’t want – training raw recruits. Once there, he knocks heads with cocky Jake Fischer (Kutcher), a swimming champ driven by a painful secret, who’s more interested in breaking Ben’s records than saving lives. But Ben also sees Jake has what it takes to be the best of the best. Filled with spectacular rescues in the lethal waters of the Bering Sea, The Guardian is a riveting and compelling story that dives straight into the heart and soul of real heroes, the unsung guardians of the sea.

 

RATED PG – NOT RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Wednesday Night at the movies …. Starting in June!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
SCHEDULE FOR JUNE 10, 2015

Thanks to Peter and Hélène for getting the movies and hosting the movie nights.

Showing in the community room.

Special showing in honour of D-Day!

Bring your own snacks and drinks. Please leave cell phones at home.

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)

Internationally acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan is an unforgettable film achievement that has had profound and lasting impact throughout the world. Winner of five Academy Awards® including Best Director, the film also captured Oscars® for Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound and Sound Effects Editing. Saving Private Ryan was the top-grossing motion picture of 1998.

Seen through the eyes of a squad of American soldiers, the story begins with World War II’s historic D-Day invasion, then moves beyond the beach as the men embark on a dangerous special mission. Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer – and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage. Also starring Edward Burns, Matt Damon and Tom Sizemore.

In honour of the 71st anniversary of D-Day, we are proud to present this unforgettable film.

Note: As this film is 169 minutes long, for this showing only, we will start the movie at 6:30 pm.

RATED R

intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence, and for language