Davis: Next-gen Hollywood royalty on the silver screen

A younger Eastwood and Huston make it to the movies.

Based on the Nicholas Sparks novel

Scott Eastwood is the son of legendary actor/director Clint Eastwood and although he has appeared in Fury and a number of his father’s movies, The Longest Ride is his first lead role.

Base upon the novel by Nicholas Sparks, it tells the story of the love between Luke (Eastwood), a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia (Britt Robertson) a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in the New York art word. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make unexpected and fateful connections with Ira (played by both Alan Alda and Jack Huston), whose memories of his own romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. The story is told intertwining the stories of the two couples, past and present.

In case you are wondering, Jack Huston is also related to Hollywood royalty as he is the nephew of Anjelica Huston and grandson of the great John Huston.

If you are a horror fan, It Follows is one that critics are calling one of the best in years. It is the story of a young woman who, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone or something is following her. Faced with this burden, she and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

It Follows is playing exclusively at Landmark Cinemas Grand 10.

Another movie getting the attention of movie critics is ’71, the fact-based story set during riots in Belfast in 1971. It follows a single night in the life of a young British soldier accidentally abandoned by his unit. Unable to tell friend from foe, and wary that his comrades might be out there somewhere, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through an unknown and deadly landscape.

’71 is playing exclusively at Landmark Cinemas Paramount Theatre.

Also at the Paramount this weekend is the Globe On Screen presentation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Saturday morning at 10 a.m.  And then on Sunday morning at 10 a.m., art lovers can see London’s National Gallery presentation of Vermeer and Music: Art of Love and Leisure, which looks at the works and life of Johannes Vermeer, most famous for the painting Girl with a Pearl Earring.

For more information, go to www.landmarkcinemas.com/kelowna-paramount.

There is another chance to see two of this year’s most acclaimed dramas at Landmark Cinemas Encore in West Kelowna this weekend at a discounted price. Both American Sniper and Still Alice (for which Julianne Moore won almost every available Best Actress award) are opening at the Encore, as well as the sci-fi adventure Chappie and Sean Penn’s actioner The Gunman.

Go to www.landmarkcinemas.com/west-kelowna to get more information on what the Encore has to offer at discounted prices.


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