Davis: Watch Oscars in style on big screen

The Academy Awards are being handed out this Sunday and if you are looking for a different experience than just watching at home, you may want to check them out at the Paramount Theatre, which is again hosting its own Oscar party.  

For $7 (proceeds to charity), you get to watch the ceremony on the big screen and enjoy the social atmosphere and some appies as well. 

Contact the Paramount for more details.

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Are the Farrelly brothers ready for a comeback? The creators of such classics as Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin and There’s Something About Mary have fallen on hard times—their last movie being The Heartbreak Kid four years ago grossing only $40 million in North America (however it over doubled that internationally). And other filmmakers like Judd Apatow have taken over the crude and outrageous comedy genre that the Farrellys had cornered in the late ’90s. 

This weekend, we get to see if they can still make us laugh. 

Hall Pass stars Owen Wilson and Saturday Night Live’s Jason Sudeikis as best friends who each have been married to their wives for many years. But when the two men begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives take a bold approach to revitalize their marriages by granting them a “hall pass”—one week of freedom to do whatever they want with no questions asked.  

To the men, it seems like a dream come true, but they soon find out that their expectations are out of sync with reality. 

Hall Pass also stars Christina Applegate and Jenna Fischer (The Office) and is rated 14A with a warning of sexually suggestive scenes, nudity and coarse language.

Watching the trailer for Drive Angry, I get the feeling that the producers wanted to give it the feel of a cheesy drive-in classic with over-the-top violence, almost like what Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez did for exploitation movies with Grindhouse a few years back. 

Nicolas Cage (in a similar role to Ghost Rider) plays a vengeful man who breaks out of Hell to prevent the cult that murdered his daughter from sacrificing his infant granddaughter. Pursuing him is an operative exploitation of Satan who has been sent to bring him back to hell. 

Drive Angry will provide action fans with eye candy, especially since it was filmed in 3D and it sounds like it richly deserves its 18A rating for explicit violence and sexually suggestive scenes.

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The West Kelowna Film Festival continues on Thursday, March 3 with the British comedy-drama Made in
Dagenham
, based upon the 1968 Ford sewing machinists strike where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination and the desire for equal pay. 

Starring Miranda Richardson, Rosamund Pike and Bob Hoskins, it was nominated for four British Academy Awards and is described as a cross between Milk and Mad Men. 

Check www.westkelownamovies.com for more details on the film festival.

Rick Davis is the manager of the Capitol Theatre in West Kelowna. 

capitol_wes@
landmarkcinemas.ca


 

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