Davis: Superhero summer continues with Green Lantern
The superhero summer continues, this time with DC Comics’ Green Lantern.
Ryan Reynolds stars as test pilot Hal Jordan who is the first Earthling chosen to join the Green Lantern Corps, intergalactic protectors of peace and justice. But when a new enemy threatens to destroy both Earth and the Corps, the rookie Green Lantern must save the day.
Directed by Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, Casino Royale & The Mask of Zorro), it also stars Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Angela Bassett. Presented in 3D, it is rated PG with violence.
Based on the 1938 book of the same name, Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a loose and contemporary adaptation of the story of a businessman who inherits six penguins.
Jim Carrey stars and the man whose life is turned upside-down (and whose apartment is turned into a winter wonderland).
Rated General, it also stars Carla Gugino and Angela Lansbury.
The Art of Getting By stars Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who’s made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, who is befriended by Sally (Emma Roberts), a beautiful and complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
The Conspirator is Robert Redford’s latest directorial effort set during the aftermath of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
Seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the president.
It is the story of the young lawyer who must defend the woman whose boarding house was used by the seven men to plan the assassination.
Rated PG with a warning of violence, it stars Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Evan Rachel Wood, Alexis Bledel and Kevin Kline.
Whether it be Mel Gibson’s off-screen behaviour or the movie’s title, Jodie Foster’s latest directorial effort is not finding an audience. The Beaver follows the life of a depressed toy executive (Gibson) who, after being kicked out by his wife (Foster), takes on a new persona in which he communicates through a beaver hand puppet.
This dramedy has not done well at the box office, but critics have been hailing Gibson’s performance as probably the best of his career.
Rated PG with violence, a sexually suggestive scene and coarse language.
The Paramount Theatre is hosting a unique viewing opportunity on Thursday, June 23. David Lea’s Fight Camp is a TV reality show pilot that was filmed locally and takes viewers inside the world of Mixed Martial Arts. It gives an in-depth look at the emotional stories of warriors and their struggles to fulfill their dreams as professional fighters.
This is the only chance for the public to view the TV pilot before it is distributed to networks. The screening of the pilot will start at 7 p.m. on June 23 and will be followed by a Q&A with David Lea, producer Carey Missler and some of the fighters.
Tickets are $10 each at Glaze Tanning, Toshido MMA or through Carey Missler at 250-717-6220.
Rick Davis is the manager of the Capitol Theatre in West Kelowna.