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Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Selma'

on January 26, 2015 - 5:17am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Selma” is the new feature film about the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to force southern states to adapt to the 1964 Voting Rights Act.

Selma is not a documentary. It is a film meant to remind us what folks sacrificed to get a universal right to vote not only enacted but respected throughout this country.

Movie poster of  'Selma.' Courtesy/rottentomatoes.com

David Oyelowo (Interstellar, The Butler) plays Dr. King with the depth of faith, sensitivity and gravitas necessary to be convincing.

In And Around Town: Jan. 22

on January 22, 2015 - 11:49am
Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published Thursdays in the Los Alamos Daily Post, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the red button at the top right of this page.
 
ONGOING EVENTS
 
Weekly Events for Entrepreneurs and Innovators
 
February Events at the New Mexico History Museum
 
January Events at Mesa Public Library
 
January

This Week At The Reel Deal

on January 21, 2015 - 7:05am
By JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater

This Friday we are opening Strange Magic and Mortdecai. We are holding American Sniper for another week. Big Eyes and Unbroken will end this Thursday. We have booked The Imitation Game for Jan. 30. Again we hope you can wait to see it at the Reel Deal Theater. I wish I could have gotten it sooner but that’s the best I can do.

We are hosting our third annual PEEC event, Back Country Film Festival at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22. Hope you can make it. There will be fun raffles and Pajarito Brew Pub will be there serving up some nice brews.

Die Laughing At LALT's 'Murdered to Death'

on January 17, 2015 - 1:05pm
The full cast of 'Murdered to Death.' Photo by Laurie Tomlinson
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Some (okay all) of my family members are continually telling me I have no sense of humor. I prefer to think of myself as discerning where comedy is concerned. In any case, I’m generally a hard sell with comedy, so when I tell you I was rolling in the aisles and laughing my head off along with the rest of the full house at Los Alamos Little Theatre Friday for opening night of “Murdered to Death” it’s quite a compliment to the play and the performers.

The first of Peter

Dan Guerrero’s ¡Gaytino! Coming To NHCC

on January 15, 2015 - 9:33am

Dan Guerro. Photo by Luther Orrick-Guzman

NHCC News:

  • Mariachi to Merman, Sondheim to César Chávez—A True Fable in Story and Song

A gay Chicano moves from the back of the bus to the front of American pop culture in ¡Gaytino!, chronicling Dan Guerrero’s remarkable life journey from East LA in the 1950s to New York’s Broadway in the 60s and 70s and back again to Hollywood.  

Guerrero’s riveting solo show, touching, provocative, hilarious, and absolutely one-of-a-kind, comes to the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Jan. 23-24 as the fourth production in the NHCC’s Siembra: Latino Theatre

This Week At The Reel Deal

on January 14, 2015 - 1:13pm
By JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater

At 7 p.m. this Thursday,we are opening American Sniper. Friday we are opening Paddington and Big Eyes. Amy Adams won a Golden Globe for her performance in Big Eyes.

We are holding Unbroken for another week. The Hobbit, Night at the Museum and Into the Woods will end this Thursday.

We have booked The Imitation Game for Jan. 30. Again, we hope you can wait to see it at the Reel Deal Theater. I wish I could have gotten it sooner but that’s the best I can do.

We are hosting ourthird annual PEEC event, Back Country Film Festival, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan.

Backcountry Film Festival Will Inspire Adventurers To Seek Snow Less Traveled

on January 14, 2015 - 8:06am

Film clip from Backcountry Film Festival. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal Theater are teaming up again to bring the popular Backcountry Film Festival to Los Alamos for a fourth year in a row.

Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, the touring Backcountry Film Festival will make its way to more than 100 locations around the world. The screening at the Reel Deal at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, will be the only one in New Mexico.

The Pajarito Brewpub will be selling beer and wine before the show and at

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Unbroken'

on January 11, 2015 - 10:38am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Unbroken” shows the very best and the very worst humans do to one another in times of war.

It is the true story of an ordinary American soldier who, before the war, was an extraordinary Olympic runner. Flashbacks show his journey to greatness from early childhood attempts at being a hoodlum.

Louis Zamperini was the son of Italian immigrants living in Torrance, Calif. His older brother encouraged him to channel his anger at bullies into working hard at running. He ran in high school, broke speed records and represented the U.S.

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Into the Woods'

on January 10, 2015 - 7:55am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Into the Woods” is a Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim brought to film by Director Rob Marshall and Disney Studio. The music is often jaunty, sometimes catchy, with thoughtful, introspective lyrics.

This musical is a fairy tale parodying fairy tales. It is a satire, exploring the role of “Prince Charming” in the dreams of young females as well as the hopes of prospective princesses.

The storyline pulls together the fairy tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel with an original story about a baker and his wife

This Week At The Reel Deal

on January 7, 2015 - 10:07am
By JIM ODONNELL
Reel Deal Theater

This Friday we are opening Unbroken. Thanks to all of you who waited to see it at the Reel Deal. We also have scheduled American Sniper for a Special Screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. Advance tickets are now on sale at our Box Office.

We are holding The Hobbit, Into the Woods and Night at the Museum for another week. Wild will end this Thursday.

Movie Poster for 'Unbroken.' Courtesy/ Real Deal Theater

Unbroken: Academy Award (R) winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war

Dust Bowl Years Classic 'Grapes of Wrath' Thursday

on January 6, 2015 - 11:00am

Poster for 'Grapes of Wrath.' Courtesy/rottentomatoes.com

 

Review by KELLY DOLEJSI
Los Alamos

“The Grapes of Wrath” (1940, unrated), showing Thursday at Mesa Public Library, follows the story of one of hundreds of thousands of Depression-era “Okie” families who head for California and its promises of work.

In this Oscar-winning film based on John Steinbeck’s classic novel of the same name, the Joads and their neighbors have been forced off land their families have been living on for generations.

This Week at the Reel Deal

on December 31, 2014 - 12:04pm
By JIM O'DONNELL    
Reel Deal Theater

We are holding The Hobbit, Wild, Into the Woods and Night at the Museum for another week.

We have been working on our broken projector for almost two weeks now and hope to get it up and running today so we can finally show Night at the Museum.

It has been disappointing to only have three screens over the holidays, but hopefully we are close to a solution.

Just after the holidays, we will open Unbroken, American Sniper, The Imitation Game, Paddington, Big Eyes, The Wedding Ringer, Mortdecai, and Homesman.

"Into the Woods" is a modern twist on

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'The Imitation Game'

on December 27, 2014 - 12:43pm
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“The Imitation Game” is a tight period piece, a biographical film about Alan Turing and the effort to crack the code of the Nazi’s Enigma machine in the Second World War. The machine changed its encryption every day at midnight, much faster than the cryptographers could solve. The film is quite compelling throughout and well acted, especially by the lead.

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing in his every twitch and clueless glance.

This Week at the Reel Deal

on December 24, 2014 - 8:53am
By JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater

Thanks to our brilliant staff, we are open every day during the holidays, please check our schedule for showtimes!

On Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25, we are opening Wild with Reese Witherspoon and Into the Woods (we got it!!!) starring Meryl Streep

We will hold The Hobbit and Night at the Museum.

As you probably already know, Sony has pulled The Interview (except for select screens) so we will not be showing it.

Just after the Holidays we will open Unbroken, American Sniper, The Imitation Game, Paddington, Big Eyes, The Wedding Ringer, Mortdecai and

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

on December 22, 2014 - 8:00am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

"The Battle of the Five Armies" is the third in a trilogy of Peter Jackson films based on “The Hobbit,” a children’s novel by J. R. R. Tolkien. In the edition I have on my shelf, “The Hobbit” is just 287 pages long. For fans of Tolkien, using three chapters to tell the tale has prolonged the pleasure. For other less fanatic moviegoers, this film will at least be found entertaining.

It takes 144 minutes to tell the last 50 pages of the novel with this film.

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

on December 20, 2014 - 9:35am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Exodus: Gods and Kings,” Director Ridley Scott’s take on the epic Bible story of the Exodus, will not be replacing “The Ten Commandments” anytime soon. Or as my husband said, exiting the theater, “Cecil B. DeMille’s legacy is safe.”

Exodus: Gods and Kings is shot in dark tones and features a great many poorly lit scenes. The visuals are as ominous as the score. Some of the lines are mumbled. The finer details are lost in the murkiness on the screen. Perhaps that is all intentional. We never quite know what is going on in these shadows.

This Week at the Reel Deal

on December 17, 2014 - 9:40am
By JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater

Today, we are opening The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. On Friday, we will open Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

 We will hold The Theory of Everything and Exodus until Christmas Eve and open Wild and The Interview on Christmas Day.

The buzz in Hollywood is whether or not Sony Pictures will actually open The Interview due to the fallout and Internet hacking with and by the North Koreans. The film plot follows two journalists played by Seth Rogen and James Franco whom the CIA recruits to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

Holiday Laser Light Show At NMMNHS Planetarium

on December 17, 2014 - 8:29am

NMMNHS News:

Celebrate the holidays with the sights and sounds of laser concerts in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) Planetarium.

Two laser systems will fill the planetarium dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and light to envelope the viewer. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.

For only four afternoons, families can see favorite holiday songs transformed into a feast for the eyes in Winter Holiday Celebration.

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'The Theory of Everything'

on December 15, 2014 - 8:30am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“The Theory of Everything” tells the story of Steven Hawking and his first wife, Jane, who met while they were students at Cambridge. The movie is based on Jane Hawking’s memoir, Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Steven. With the help of the memoir, we gain insight into a more human and emotional side of the famous physicist.

Movie poster for 'The Theory of Everything.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Hawking was diagnosed with a form of ALS in 1963 while working on his doctorate. He and Jane had, by then, fallen in love.

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Birdman (Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’

on December 12, 2014 - 9:15am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” is a film exploring the self-absorption of actors, the nature of reality and the role of the theatrical arts in the lives of those who watch. Or it could be a movie about what is real and our own self-absorption. Either way, it is a film one must negotiate along with the characters.

Birdman is worthy of our attention. It was nominated for 7 Golden Globes, on Thursday, and garnered four nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday. Oscar nods are rumored, as you might expect.

But, be aware

New Year's Eve Museum Masquerade Dec. 31

on December 12, 2014 - 7:42am

This Week at the Reel Deal

on December 10, 2014 - 11:14am
Column By JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater  

This Friday we are opening The Theory of Everything and Exodus. Penguins of Madagascar, and Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1 will hold for another week. Birdman and Horrible Bosses 2 will end this Thursday.

I saw Birdman last night and it probably is in my top three favorite films so far this year. This film is one you want to see on the big screen as it is set within the vestiges of the rambling old St. James Theater (est. 1927) in New York City which in its youth premiered the likes of Oklahoma, The King and I, and Hello Dolly. It really sets

Unquarked The Wine Room Hosts Holiday Happy Hour For Teachers Friday Dec. 12 In Central Park Square

on December 6, 2014 - 7:24am

Unquarked The Wine Room Operation Manager Veronica Black-Stepp with new server Scott Beguin Friday said the new establishment in Central Park Square is hosting a special 'Teacher Appreciation Holiday Happy Hour' 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12. 'We'll have drawings for gifts such as t-shirts, wine glasses and wine accessories. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Drawings for wine collars, t-shirts, wine glasses and wine accessories will be held during the 'Teacher Appreciation Holiday Happy Hour' 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at Unquarked The Wine Room. Photo by Carol A.

Los Alamos Family Council Holiday Fête Dec. 13

on December 5, 2014 - 9:21am

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