Davis: Mixed bag of movies this week
What an incredibly eclectic week in movies.
A movie about cancer is usually a pretty serious outing, but with stars like Seth Rogen (Knocked Up) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception), 50/50 brings some good laughs as well as tears. An original story but inspired by personal experiences, it is about best friends whose lives are changed after one of them is diagnosed with cancer.
Also starring Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anjelica Huston, early reviews have been excellent.
Rated 14A with a warning of coarse and sexual language.
Breakaway, also known as Speedy Singhs, is the perfect example of multiculturalism in Canada: A Bollywood-type movie, including singing and dancing, set in the hockey world.
Rajveer Singh has the talent to be one of the nation’s top hockey players but his father forbids him to play. Now, with the help of an unlikely new coach (Rob Lowe), not even an “off-limits” romance with the coach’s kid sister (Camilla Belle) and an entitled cousin (Russell Peters) who undermines his every move is going to stop him from hockey success.
The perfect movie for anyone looking for music, dance, romance, comedy and hockey, Breakaway is rated PG with a warning of violence.
What’s Your Number? is a comedy starring Anna Faris (Scary Movie) who embarks on a no-holds-barred quest to find the best “ex” of her life before she misses her chance at true love.
Also starring Chris Evans (Captain America), Ed Begley Jr., Joel McHale, Zachary Quinto and Andy Samberg, it is rated 14A with coarse and sexual language.
Don’t you hate it when your Dream House turns out to be the murder scene of a mother and her children?
After Daniel Craig and Naomi Watts move into their new, quaint New England home, they discover the tragedy and find out that the killer is still at large.
Also starring Rachel Weisz and directed by Jim Sheridan (Brothers), Dream House is rated PG with a warning of violence and coarse language.
Courageous is a faith-based movie about four men with one calling: To serve and protect. They are law enforcement officers who have numerous challenges daily on the job but at the end of the day they face something much more challenging—fatherhood.
While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. When tragedy hits home, good enough is not enough and the men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith and their fathering.
From the creators of Fireproof, Courageous is rated PG with a warning of violence.
The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall will be shown at the Paramount Theatre Monday Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.
Shredders will want to check out a special presentation of two snowboarding movies showing Thursday, Oct. 6 at 8. p.m. at the Paramount Theatre: Twe12ve and Yes. It’s a Movie will showcase some of the world’s most talented and insane snowboarders in the world.
Rick Davis is the manager of the Capitol Theatre in West Kelowna.