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.


Just Posted

Open houses regarding transit between Penticton and Kelowna

The meetings will be held in Summerland, Princeton, Penticton, Peachland and Osoyoos on Dec. 4 and 5

Kelowna Rockets aim to start win streak in return to home ice

The Rockets are coming off a 6 game road trip, and face the Regina Pats Wednesday night

The Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra returns with winter concert

The performance will include a tribute to Amanda Todd

Your guide to winter light ups around the Okanagan

From Vernon to Summerland, with a stop in Kelowna, we’ve found some activities for you to enjoy

VIDEO: B.C. legislature clerk, sergeant at arms suspended for criminal investigation

Clerk of the House Craig James, Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz on administrative leave

Former NHL player and coach Dan Maloney dies at 68

Maloney coached the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead under B.C. bridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

Otter makes a snack out of koi fish in Vancouver Chinese garden

Staff say the otter has eaten at least five fish

B.C. lumber mills struggle with shortage of logs, price slump

Signs of recovery after U.S. market swings, industry executive says

25% of Canadians still won’t say they use pot, survey says

Statistics Canada poll says Canadians on average were 18.9 years old when they first tried pot.

Canucks’ 50/50 jackpot expected to surpass $1 million

The guaranteed prize for one lucky winner will be $500,000 minimum when Vancouver hosts LA Nov 27

Most Read