The Dallas Movie Screening Group

This is the homepage of the Dallas Movie Screening Group. To join our mailing list you must sign up at our group page on Yahoo. You will then be connected to receive notices on how to find passes to the local screenings in the DFW area. It's up to you to pickup or sign up for passes. You can also barter, trade or just giveaway passes you don't want, need or share with other members of the group. Please read the instructions on the Yahoo page very carefully before posting. This group is closely moderated so that your mail box is not full of spam or other unnecessary mail. We appreciate everyone's consideration and cooperation.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Movies Scheduled for the Week of March 29 - April 4, 2015



Unless you have been living under a rock, the Dallas International Film Festival will begin on April 9 and ending on April 19 after screening 160 + films, family days, high school days, panels, discussions, with filmmakers in attendance. It's great to see Dallas Movie Screenings members volunteering to give back to the movie community. Plus a chance to earn vouchers to see some great movies that may show up later in the year. For more information 2015 Dallas International Film Festival diff2015.dallasfilm.org

Reminder to y'all...please do not ask for passes before the passes are awarded. And begging for Avenger passes is probably a good example of "it ain't gonna happen" kind of mooch. Enter the contest on your own, because everyone and their mother is doing the same thing. If they win a pass the chances of them wanting to give them to you is pretty nil.

Also sign up for the theaters that offer passes like the Angelika, Studio Movie Grill and the Alamo Drafthouse. That way when they send out epasses, you won't be asking people for their passes. This group offers the convenience of being able to ask other members for assistance, but is not to be used when you are too unaware of your group mail to enter contests. We see the same names popping up begging...we are watching you.

As usual most of the movies are on the same night. Choose wisely and enjoy!

March 29 – April 4, 2015

Sunday
March 29

Monday
March 30


Woman in Gold, 7:30 pm, Angelika Dallas

Tuesday
March 31


The Longest Ride, 7 pm, Angelika Dallas

Spy, 7 pm, Angelika Dallas

Furious 7, 7:30 pm, AMC Northpark

Wednesday
April 1

Furious 7, 7:30 pm, AMC Northpark

Thursday
April 2

Friday
April 3

Saturday
April 4









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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Home





DreamWorks has made some animated classics and then they have made us some so-so movies. Shrek and How to Train Your Dragon show the magic that this company can deliver, but then you have films like Over the Hedge and Shrek 3 that put a damper on your soul. Where does Home lie? It’s actually one of the best ones they have made. Director Tim Johnson creates a rich, beautiful world that is gorgeously animated, except that world is earth. The settings looked so real, I forgot I was watching an animated film. I had to remind myself that the aliens were on earth and no some weird planet across the galaxy. He takes a good story about family and having a home and makes a touching, adorable adventure kids and adults will enjoy. Here is where I had my issues, the voice casting. Jim Parsons, expert nerd on The Big Bang Theory, voices Oh. Oh is running from his own race and has to stop a potential mistake that might wipe out their race with the help of Tip voiced by Rihanna. I am not going to lie; Jim Parson’s voice took me awhile to adjust to since all I pictured was Sheldon off of Big Bang. About midway through the movie is when I could actually see Oh, a care-free alien just looking to fit in among his peers, versus Sheldon Cooper reciting lines in a smelly recording booth in Los Angeles somewhere. However, I thought Rihanna was a miscast. Tip is a little girl and Rihanna has this smooth, seductive voice and it didn’t work for me. She gave a good vocal performance, but I couldn’t believe she was trying to portray a little girl. Steve Martin is hilarious as the aliens leader and Jennifer Lopez got paid for a day to record lines. The cinematography, as stated, is gorgeous and gives some realistic, good looking eye candy that you and your kids can gobble up. The pace of the film does kind of drag for in the middle, but that’s not a knock, as I think it’s a very entertaining film. What surprised me was the message. Most animated films will have a message so children can learn them and be better in their lives. This one really focuses on the importance of friends and family and how, you may feel alone, but there is always a home to go to. This is one of DreamWorks best and I had a huge smile on my face when I walked out. 8.5/10
(Review by Chase Lee)








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Get Hard




Get Hard doesn’t reach its full potential and ends up being a bit flaccid. See what I did there? Hopefully there won’t be any more jokes like that, but I can’t promise anything. This is the newest Will Ferrell romp and I have always respected the guy and enjoy most of his comedies, but this one was just okay. Director Etan Cohen told the audience that this was his first feature-length directed film and it definitely shows. It felt average, bland, uninspired and a bit lazy. It was a simple story, co-written by Cohen, which really wasn’t anything to talk about as it felt like a story Naked Gun would have. The whole movie felt like one SNL set piece to the next with no strong through line going from joke to joke. Some of the humor was funny and I found myself laughing until my side hurt, but that’s far and few in-between as most the jokes fell flat or they felt like they were trying very hard. This wasn’t a bad first film, but Cohen can only get better from here. Will Ferrell is a loveable oaf and he provides some laughs but this is Kevin Hart’s movie. Hart is always electric in anything he does and definitely shines a bright light anytime he is on screen. The on-screen duo of Ferrell and Hart is the positive side and every time they are on together the comedy fireworks happen. The supporting cast is very forgettable and Alison Brie is gorgeous, funny and talented; but she was wasted in this. The cinematography is just average and there is nothing inventive. The pace and flow of the film does keep you entertained with comedy that keeps this film going, even though some of it doesn’t work. Overall, this is an average raunchy comedy and it’s entertaining, but ultimately it’s just OK. I am glad that Ferrell and Hart teamed up finally and this isn’t a bad one to start off this comradery. Listen, I see a lot of raunchy comedies and you need to standout. I can only see the same dick joke over and over again, but if its spun differently (writing, editing or the way its shot), I will enjoy it a lot more. You are probably thinking, “If it’s so easy you make a comedy.” I will be glad to…and then only to realize I am not funny in the slightest and I am about as funny as a wet napkin. 5/10
(Review Chase Lee)






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Danny Collins




Everyone has those moments when they think back and wonder what would have happened if they had followed a different path. Those crossroads where a decision was made that made your life as it is today. What regrets would you have if there was a path you didn't know about is suddenly made known to you. That's the case of Danny Collins who was an up and coming rock star is afraid of the fame and adulation that is coming his way. In his first printed interview he states John Lennon as his major influence. Lennon after reading the interview sends him a letter offering his help, but it is never delivered to Danny. So for 30 years, everything that he feared comes to pass.

Al Pacino stars as the ageing Danny Collins who is stuck doing tours playing the same old music of his past in order to support his outrageous lifestyle that includes fancy cars, private planes, palatial homes, and a fiancee half his age. In his first feature directorial debut, Dan Fogleman who also wrote the script, based the story on folk singer Steve Tilston who actually did receive a letter from Lennon but didn't receive it til the wanning days of his career.

Danny hasn't written a new song in thirty years. He's still a hard drinking, coke snorting womanizer, playing the whole rock star image. His grey haired fans get all hot when he sings his old hit song, “Hey Baby Doll” at sold out amphitheatre venues. Pacino sounds a little bit like Neil Diamond. He keeps himself pretty well self medicated to avoid the realities in his life. His agent and best friend Frank (Christopher Plummer) gifts Danny with the letter from John that was mailed to the magazine where his did his first interview. The editor held on to it, and Frank later picked it up from a collector. After Danny reads it he wonders what is life would have been had he received it back then. He decides to leave his plush Hollywood life, his girlfriend who he discovers is sleeping with a guy he dubs “busy work”, letting them stay in his house and use his credit cards and goes to a New Jersey Hilton where he plans to visit his son who he never met.

Danny is full of charm and tries to flirt with the hotel manager Mary (Annette Bening) who admits she is not a fan of his work. He plays cupid to a couple of college kids working at the hotel (Josh Peck and Melissa Benoist). Then he tries to reconnect with angry son Tom Donnelly (Bobby Cannavale) who refuses to have anything to do with him. Tom's wife Samantha (Jennifer Garner) is more supportive wanting their ADHD daughter Hope to have a grandparent. Most of the movie revolves around Danny trying to make amends. But his social skills are somewhat jaded and ends up using his wealth to pay for a special school for Hope including a daily chauffeur for transportation.

This drama/comedy is full of special moments that are entertaining, but somewhat by the numbers. It's a bit of a stretch to think of Pacino as an old rockstar with his increasingly craggy face, but as usual he sells it well. Bennings is sort of wasted as the reluctant love interest and their somewhat forced “patter”. Cannavale and Garner do well as the loving couple who must not only confront a life threatening illness, and a baby on the way which seems more like a contrived events that forces everything to come together. Will Danny eventually write new songs or will he continue to sell out? Pretty sure you know that answer to that one.
(Review by reesa)




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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Movies Scheduled 3/22/-3/28

Happy Spring everyone!! Hopefully no more icy days!

Make sure you don't hoard tickets!Also don't get tickets to trade for better movies. We all see you doing it every week or you are always asking for passes. Take the time to enter the contests. Sure you may not win but at least try.


We have already had people asking for passes to the new Avengers movie. Come on now all the contests have not even been started. Enter the contest and then if you don't win the you may ask for passes!


If you have any questions please email me at damitdaina@hotmail.com. Please know I work nights so half the week I won't answer right away but I will as soon as I get into my email.


Sunday March 22nd


Monday March 23rd

Get Hard 7:30 p.m. AMC Northpark
Danny Collins 5:00 p.m. Angelika Dallas


Tuesday March 24th


Wednesday March 25th

Get Hard 7:30 TBA


Thursday March 26th


Friday March 27th


Saturday March 28th





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Friday, March 20, 2015

The Gunman





At 54 years of age, Sean Penn looks mighty fine. His craggy features speak of experience and his buff body shows determination. Considering his last movies were in 2013, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Gangster Squad, it's good to see him back on the big screen. He is also listed as one of the producers in this geopolitical thriller directed by Pierre Morel (Taken) and written by Don Macpherson and Pete Travis. The story is taken from the novel The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette. It's not hard to believe Penn as a special forces mercenary taking out the bad guys, adding his name to the list of geri-action movie actors.

The movie begins with a heavy doses of footage from the atrocities that happened in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006. Jim Terrier (Penn) is working for a security team protecting the humanitarian workers, but his real job is working for a company that takes on "wet" assignments from special interest groups. He is assigned to be the shooter by Felix (Javier Bardem) the coordinator between the company and the group. Jim has to do the hit and immediately leave the country, leaving behind the love of his life Annie (Jasmine Trinca), a humanitarian relief doctor. Felix just happens to have the hots for her.

Some eight years later, Jim working out some heavy guilt from that last job is now working back in the Congo installing clean water systems. A group of supposed rebels come to the worksite trying to kill him. Jim figures out that the attack may be connected to the hit code named Calvary. He goes back to London and looks up his old team member Cox (Mark Rylance) who now is a suit with the company and promises to look into it. He also enlists the help Stanley (Ray Winstone) who leads him to Felix living in Barcelona. But Jim is also experiencing his own physical problems with PTSD and a bad case of post concussion syndrome giving him horrific headaches.

He meets up with Felix who is freaked out and somewhat guilty for stealing his Annie as his wife. Annie who never stopped loving Jim. The love story is somewhat interrupted by the never ending encounters with the shadowing team of bad guys trying to take out Jim leaving no one in their wake. Penn proves his action hero status with some very inventive fighting sequences in a country home in Spain, an a theme park aquarium and a bull fighting arena. Idris Elba shows up late in the game as an Interpol agent who urges Jim to come clean with accountability.

While the story seems mired in too much political intrigue, Penn does a credible job in the lead. Bardem is sort of wasted as the sleazy former friend who stole someone's woman so he drinks his guilt away. It's still an interesting movie, just not the best.
(Review by reesa)



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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Movies Scheduled 3/15-3/21

If you bring toddlers to the movies please make sure they don't talk throughout the whole movie. We all go to enjoy the movie and not listen to your sweet little kiddo.

When you ask for passes that someone is offering please make sure to reply to them and not the whole group. I want to make sure everyone gets passes they want. :)

If you have any questions please email me at damitdaina@hotmail.com.


Sunday March 15th


Monday March 16th

Insurgent 7:30 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse
The Gunmen 7:30 p.m. AMC Northpark


Tuesday March 17th

Asian Movie Madness: White Haired Witch 7:30 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse


Wednesday March 18th


Thursday March 19th


Friday March 20th


Saturday March 21st

Home 10:30 a.m. Angelika Dallas
Home 10:30 a.m. AMC Mesquite


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Thursday, March 12, 2015

71




When your budget is as small as this film and can deliver the suspenseful action that most big Hollywood budget horror/thriller films cannot, then you know you have something special. This is a gripping film about a soldier who is trying to survive in the cold, vacant streets of Belfast while being chased by crooked men and being rescued by his unit that he got separated by. That’s all, folks. It’s essentially a survival movie of this guy in the middle of a war among the streets. But, this is a compelling movie and you are rooting for him to get out of this hellish situation triumphantly. The direction is solid as Yann Demange takes this small budget and really turns it into a gritty film and really sets us on edge. There is a lot of backstabbing and espionage and almost feels like an old school film from the 70’s, which is great because the movie is set in the year 1971. The acting is on point as Jack O’Connell leads this film and really shows us that he can act. This film came out last year before Unbroken so this was the first exposure we had to O’ Connell and now I know why he is a rising star. The supporting cast is good, but, ultimately, it’s Jack’s film and the other cast members are a good push to just elevate everyone’s performances. The cinematography is a combination of shaky and handy cam and at points it was a bit much. There were a few chase scenes that caused the camera to have a worse seizure than an elderly person. Listen, I don’t mind shaky cam. I think it adds the heighten sense of realism and I feel like I am running with the main character, but sometimes it was unbearable. Just tone it down, that’s all. I do however love the lighting as it relies heavily on the street lights and lights around buildings, for the most part. It just makes it more suspenseful, and once again, puts you in that situation. It just adds the darkness to this nightmare and makes it better. The pace of this film is dead on. It’s about an hour and forty minutes and it flew by for me. I was engaged as soon as it started and it really sinks its teeth into you. Overall, this is a gritty survival film that will keep your fist clenched and rooting for Jack O’ Connell, who is bound to be a bigger star in the future. 8.5/10
(Review by Chase Lee)








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Cinderella




Walt Disney Studio's have basically cornered the market on the fairy tale princesses. In this new version directed by Kenneth Branagh with a screenplay by Chris Weitz, the live action film is guaranteed to be viewed multiple times by young girls and tweens in the coming weeks. It will also spur a huge marketing movement of romantic fantasy clothing and accessories that may out do Frozen. But despite it's obvious money making trappings, the movie itself if entertaining and totally delightful that will even the brothers of the target audience will not mind watching...well maybe. At least it's not a musical.

Everyone is familiar with the story of the plucky young woman, Ella (Lily James) who is raised by loving parents in the woods. Her mother passes on advice on her death bed to her sweet daughter, “have courage and be kind”. Ella who has a special relationship with the woodland creatures and the house mice, takes the advice to heart, especially when her trader father comes home with a new wife and her daughters. The classic evil stepmother Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchett) treats Ellas like a servant, and becomes worse when her father passes away. The two step sisters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drizella (Sophie McShera) are selfish, vain and not very bright. But they nickname Ella Cinderella when she sleeps in the ashes by fire to keep warm.

Despite her ill treatment, Cinderella finds solace in the forest where she cute meets the handsome Prince Charming (Richard Madden) who doesn't reveal he's a prince. He says he's an apprentice at the castle named Kit. The Prince is totally smitten with the unknown woman, so when his dying father tells him that they are throwing him a ball so he can chose a wife, Kit requests that the party be open to all eligible women in the kingdom on the off chance she will show up. Of course the stepmother refuses to let Cinderella attend, ruining her mother's dress leaving the poor woman in tears. Of course the fairy godmother (Helena Bonham Carter) shows up chanting up some “bibbity-bobbity-boo” to turn the pumpkin, mice, lizards, and goose into her coach and footman. Not to mention whipping up a dress to die for complete with glass slippers.

The meeting of the beautiful Cinderella and her handsome Prince Charming at the dance will bring swoons from all. When the clock strikes midnight, Cinderella has to make her grand escape leaving behind her shoe. The Grand Duke (Stellan SkarsgÄrd) is trying to manipulate the prince into marrying a certain princess, and his plan was overheard by Lady Tremaine who tries to black mail the Duke if she keeps the Prince who is now the King from finding Cinderella. The writers did try to slip in some sympathy for the stepmother's motives.

Of course we all know the perfect ending to a precious story living happily ever after, and everyone leaves the theater smiling. The costumes, sets and colors makes this a visual delight. The young lovers, two impossibly pretty people, are highlighted in a glow that makes their teeth sparkle. It will no doubt result in the live remake of other animated classics in the near future.
(Review by reesa)




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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Movies Scheduled 3/8-314

Make sure when asking for passes that you wait until all the contests closes. It usually closes the weekend before the screening. If you miss any of the contest you can go to the calender and it will have all the listed contests under the name.

I hope y'all survived the snow storm last week and didn't have to get out in it. Unfortunately I had to get in it to go home. Hopefully we won't have many more snow days.

If you have questions please email me at damitdaina@hotmail.com


Sunday March 8th


Monday March 9th

Run All Night 7:30 p.m. AMC Northpark
FUNimation At The Movies: Tokyo Ravens 7:30 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse


Tuesday March 10th

Cinderella 7:30 p.m. AMC Valley View
Cinderella 7:30 p.m. AMC Northpark


Wednesday March 11th

Run All Night 7:30 p.m. TBA


Thursday March 12th


Friday March 13th


Saturday March 14th




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Friday, March 6, 2015

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken




Kidnapping Mr: Heineken is the 2015 film release about the real life event that occurred in the fall of 1983. The wealthy founder of the Heineken brewing empire was abducted in broad daylight by a band of five friends, all of whom were down on their financial luck. Together they financed, through stolen monies, and plotted the caper which would eventually net them the largest ransom payout of all time, close to 20 million dollars. With Amsterdam as the backdrop, the desperate, novice kidnappers initially pull off a bold bank robbery, followed by the requisite chase and eventual getaway. The money taken is used to build secret soundproof holding cells for Alfred Heineken and is nervous and terrified driver while they lie in wait for the millions to arrive, which takes several weeks.

While a moderately interesting retelling (the second on film) there is nothing particularly interesting about this film, despite having Anthony Hopkins in title role. He plays "Freddy'" with the same calm, but hissing intensity as he has a few of his former imprisoned characters. He is terribly underused and just short of three dimensional as he moves from confident captive, to exhausted, confused and emotionally spent mess, back to public and social figure in society.,  He shows Alfred to be a smart, self-made man who does not appear to be afraid of his captors. Quite the contrary,  he makes several demands in line with his position as a rich millionaire who is used to getting what he wants, when he wants it. The five spend the majority of the film plotting, planning and discussing their next step along the way, The boys are well thought out in the beginning, but their nerves and ability of plan and think clearly begins to unravel as time goes on.  Film wise, there is really nothing going on but a basic retelling. The filming is straightforward, the performances unremarkable and while the setting is a decent little exploration of Anne Frank's city, you really wonder if any of these guys are even Dutch, beyond their names, for the don't seem to be and that is distracting. A point of interest was when Alfred tries to play a few mind games with Cor Van Hout (Jim Sturgess) who has the added pressure of a pregnant girlfriend on top of everything.. His brother in law is the second main ringleader, Willem Holleeder (Sam Worthington) who helps to try to keep the others from bailing and becoming paranoid that they are going to get cheated or worse, caught. It's a touch hard to keep the kidnappers and their current moods straight at any one given time but we do feel we are spending too much time trying to figure things out as he days turn to weeks of captivity. Of course they mess things up,  at least a couple of times to try to keep things interesting, but it just really isn't all that much. We have all been around the block regarding basic kidnapping 101.
(Review by Cheryl Wurtz)




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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Unfinished Business




After I got done watching The Internship, I realized Vince Vaughn hasn’t really made a good movie since Wedding Crashers. I still like the guy and I love movies like Swingers and Old School. Is Unfinished Business his comeback to form? No, but it’s a hell of a lot better than The Internship. There were two main problems I had with this movie. First, the tones were all over the place, jarring and didn’t really make sense when it was blended all together. Second, there was anti-bullying all over this thing and it didn’t fit. I hate bullies and I wish some of them could get hit by a truck, but I just thought it was being hit across our faces in an annoying and obvious way. It’s also awkward when your movie tries to be a hardcore raunchy comedy. Ken Scott directed this confusing film and he recently brought us Delivery Man also starring Vince Vaughn. Delivery Man was a remake of Starbuck, which Scott also directed. The reason why I bring this up is because Delivery Man was the same in the sense that it was PG-13 humor with dramatic elements. Unfinished Business tries this formula and mixes raunchy humor with dramatic elements. Maybe it should be a Raunch-edy, perhaps? It just didn’t glue well at all. Either go all raunch or go all drama. You can mix comedy and drama well, but mixing frat boy humor with it and switching back and forth from it to drama is disjointing and kind of takes you out of the movie. The three leads are good in their roles and have good chemistry as they start a business together; and it’s always nice to hear Tom Wilkinson say, “titty”. Vince Vaughn is his usual self and Dave Franco was odd. His character was odd, yes, but once you find out who his character is, it’s kind of awkward to laugh at him. The supporting cast is unforgettable and Nick Frost has done some weird roles, but this one was weird, even for him. The cinematography is fluid, nice and provides good eye candy as they travel to Europe. The film is an hour and a half and it kind of drags a bit in the middle. The weird thing is that the whole movie feels like it was the third act ripped from another Vince Vaughn comedy and stretched to make a separate movie. Overall, this was a tonally confused movie, nothing meshed well, the comedy was OK with some laugh-out-loud moments and it was awkward to laugh at Franco’s character. I still have faith in Vaughn and every project he does, but this one was a misfire and could have been something good. I can’t get it to a fresh rating. 5/10…matinee if you are bored.
(Review by Chase Lee)





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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel




First off it's highly recommended that one sees the first movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel if only to understand the characters clearly in this sequel. Both director John Madden and screenwriter Ol Parker are back with the continuing adventures of the group of English retiree's of the hotel. The first film was based on the 2004 novel These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach. The 2012 comedy drama became a successful sleeper hit of the year. It's refreshing to see a movie that honors the talents of the older cast members showing they can still have romantic and adventurous lives.

At the end of the first movie Mrs. Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) has taken over the management of the hotel in India assisting the young and chipper Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel). They want to expand on the idea of offering ageing pensioners a chance to live out their lives somewhere beautiful and exotic. They meet with some executives (David Strathaim) of a major retirement industry to help fund their expansion plan. Sonny who is soon to be married to long time girlfriend Suaina (Tina Desal), is manic about creating an empire. His obsession is keeping him from concentrating on his upcoming nuptials. Especially when he is told the company is sending an undercover guy to check out their current facilities.

Every morning Sonny does a role call of the residents to make sure that no one has passed in the night. The group which met in the first movie have settled in their new lives finding jobs to keep them busy and support themselves. Except for Jean (Penelope Wilton) who could not stand India. Her husband Douglas (Bill Nighy) stayed and works as a tour guide being assisted by a young boy who reads his script through an ear piece. He's also sweet on Evelyn (Judi Dench) who embraces the country with open arms working as a textile consultant for a major company. They flit around each other not really ready to commit. Norman (Ronald Pickup) the notorious womanizer has settled with Carol (Diana Hardcastle), but can't help but flirt so she wanders. Madge (Celia Imrie) is keeping company with two men who both want to marry her, but she has her reservations.

Enter into the is mix is Guy Chambers (Richard Gere) who says he's there to write a book. Sonny assumes he's the company spy and kisses his butt taking away the choice room from another new guest Lavina Beach (Tamsin Greig) Chambers has taken a fancy to Sonny's mother (Lilete Dubey). Sonny takes both of them to see his new hotel excitedly telling them his plans, but discovers that his cousin has bought the property and not only that Sonny suspects him of flirting with his fiance.

Because of the large cast and storylines that tries to give equal time to everyone, it can be confusing if you haven't seen the first movie. Dev Patel is more hyper bordering on annoying. The beautiful wedding is seen in all it's colorful glory complete with a Bollywood style dance number. There is so much going on, that when it came time to wrap up the endings seemed rushed. Who knows if they will do another one of these, and who will not answer the roll call.
(Review by reesa)


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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Movies Scheduled for the Week of March 1 – March 7



March certainly comes in like a lion and hopefully it will go out like a lamb. Did y'all get out last week to the screenings? Just drive carefully out there and keep safe!

March certainly comes in like a lion and hopefully it will go out like a lamb. Did y'all get out last week to the screenings? Just drive carefully out there and keep safe!

Since this is a light month for films, take some of this time to join or update your volunteer status for the Dallas International Film Festival which will arrive on April 9 – 19. This is a great chance to thank the local film community for all the free movies we see each year and show the visitors from all over the world a Big D welcome. For your volunteer hours you earn vouchers to see the movies during the festival. Really, who knows more about movies lines than we do? (Outside of Raymond and Scott of course). http://www.dallasfilm.org/explore/get-involved/festival-volunteer/

Don't forget our main website http://www.dallasmoviescreenings.com/ where you will find movie reviews and other notices. If you would like to review movies for DMS drop a line to reesas@yahoo.com or talk to me in the movie line.

Also, if you check the calendar on our Yahoo page
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/DallasMovieScreenings/events you can view the upcoming screenings. Under each title is a list of pass sources or websites to find more information. There are multiple chances for everyone to get what they need. Don't wait until the last minute then mooch from others. As usual, please check that you are sending your emails to the right place before hitting send. If you respond to someone offering a pass and it gets sent to the group it will be rejected!


March 1 – March 7

Sun – March 1

Mon – March 2
AGFA Secret Screening – 7:00 pm – Alamo Drafthouse

Tues – March 3

Run All Night – 7:00 pm – AMC Northpark
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – 7:30 pm – Angelika Dallas
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken – 7:00 pm – Angelika Dallas

Wed – March 4

Unfinished Business – 7:00 pm – Angelika Dallas
Chappie – 7:30 pm – AMC Northpark

Thurs – March 5

Fri – March 6

Sat – March 7






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