Every Friday there are new movies released in theaters across the country, and many of these new movies are released in over 2,500 theaters, making them ubiquitous and ultimately not so special. But there are also those small movies, the ones that opened up in “select cities” weeks ago – which usually means New York and LA and occasionally Chicago – and take a little longer to play in your local theaters. So when one of these movies do end up playing in your town, it can definitely be something special, and you may only have a week or two to take advantage of the opportunity, so you have to jump on that chance and see these smaller movies, help give the little guy a fighting chance against these blockbuster behemoths. Do them and yourself a favor and check out:
A Late Quartet
An ensemble drama about a string quartet and what seems to be a rocky and unfortunate end to their run, “A Late Quartet” features Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener and Philip Seymour Hoffman as three of the four members of this group, and that right there is pretty much enough to see this movie. It is fairly well reviewed, and the trailer promises a thoughtful and melodramatic film, so this might be a good one to check out this weekend. So head on over to the Enzian Theater in Maitland, as that’s the only place in town showing this film.
Still playing around town (a.k.a. The Stragglers)
After being held over at the Enzian for an extra week, “The Sessions” has now hit the local multiplexes, as it is playing this weekend at the Regal Oviedo Marketplace 22, which is kind of out of the way, considering all the other, more traveled movie theaters in the area. I’m sure this movie would have played much better either downtown or in Winter Park, as opposed to off the beaten path, over run with chickens Oviedo, at a tiny mall that’s been pretty much dying for the better part of the last decade. But that’s the way it is. So if you want to see a guy with polio who needs an iron lung pay a sex therapist to teach him the wondrous joys of copulation, then get to the boonies and watch out for zombies.
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