What's Playing This Week (March 31 - April 6)

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Welcome to this week's movie update. Beginning with our NEW releases!

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
Advanced screenings Thursday, March 30. Opens Friday for full run.

A fantasy film that will transport you to a world of stunning visuals and uproarious laughter. This cleverly written movie surpasses its forgettable 2000 predecessor and boasts an all-star cast, including the hilarious Chris Pine as Edgin the Bard. Join Edgin and his barbarian partner Holga as they escape from prison and set out on a mission to reunite with Edgin's daughter and bring his wife back to life. Along the way, they assemble a team of misfits with unique talents, including the scene-stealing Doric, played by the ever-talented Sophia Lillis. The creatures in this film will have you simultaneously amazed and repulsed, with their stunningly imaginative design. Honor Among Thieves maintains a perfect balance of humor, heart, and friendship, and you don't need to be an expert on 'D&D' to enjoy it. Don't miss out on this visually stunning and side-splittingly funny adventure."

Return to Seoul
Opens Friday, March 31.

A film that delves deep into the theme of self-discovery and reinvention. The protagonist, Freddie, a 25-year-old French adoptee, embarks on a journey to reconnect with her biological parents in South Korea. Her magnetic personality and impulsive nature bring out the best and the worst in her, making for a relatable and captivating story. The film's killer soundtrack and beautiful cinematic backdrop of South Korea's rich colors and Soju bottles make for a visually stunning experience. The film encourages us to embrace uncertainty and dive right in, and is a must-watch for anyone on their own journey of self-discovery.

Advanced screenings Thursday April 6. Opens for full run Friday, April 7.

Step into a time machine with this riveting new film directed by Ben Affleck that whisks you away to the year 1984. This is a tale of how Nike struggled to keep up with its competitors Adidas and Converse and how Sonny Vaccaro, the basketball guru of Nike at the time, put everything on the line to sign Michael Jordan, the rookie of the Chicago Bulls. With a stellar cast that includes Matt Damon, Viola Davis, Chris Tucker, and Jason Bateman, this movie packs a punch with its cleverly written script by Alex Convery. Air is not just about business success but also about family. Viola Davis brings warmth and strength to her portrayal of Deloris Jordan, Michael's mother, who knew her son's worth and fought tirelessly to ensure he received his fair share of the pie. Get ready to be immersed in the world of the 1980s, and witness the rise of Nike and Michael Jordan like never before.

Now for our SPECIAL screenings.

Fly Fishing Film Tour
Playing Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan.

The 17th annual FLY FISHING FILM TOUR (F3T) presented by Costa, YETI and Simms is back in action and hitting the road with a top notch selection of short films that are sure to get you fired up for the season ahead. Experience the achievement of a permit slam, follow one man’s journey from Mexico to the waters of Wyoming, explore the best international waters and compete for the legendary belt buckle. Join us for a journey of adventure, friendship and the best fly fishing action. The F3T is the original and largest fly fishing film event of its kind. Come for the action and stay for the giveaways and camaraderie that will feed your fishing addiction.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Part of our Late Nights series. Playing Friday, March 31 at 9:30 PM and Monday, April 3 at 7:30 PM at the State.

Get ready to sink your teeth into this cinematic event! The perfect guilty pleasure flick, consisting of forbidden love, epic battles, and shirtless werewolves. Let's not forget the stellar cast, including Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. These actors deliver performances that are both intense and, dare we say, sparkly? Grab your besties, your favorite snacks, and get ready to indulge in some serious supernatural drama. Don't be ashamed -- we won't judge. We'll just be here, basking in the glow of our collective Twilight obsession.

Hidden Figures
Part of our Not Just for Kids series. Playing Sunday, April 2 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan.

Blast off into the stratosphere of cinematic brilliance with our upcoming screening of Hidden Figures! Based on the real-life story of three brilliant women who broke the barriers of gender and race to change the course of history, this film is an absolute tour de force of entertainment. It's got everything you could want in a movie - drama, humor, heart, and a whole lot of rocket science! With a cast that includes Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae, you know you're in for a treat. Don't miss your chance to join us for this special screening -- we promise it'll be out of this world!

Singin' in the Rain
Part of our Films We Love series. Playing Monday, April 3 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.

Hold onto your hats, folks, because we've got a movie that will have you tapping your toes and singing in the rain! This iconic film is a feast for the senses, with sensational performances that will make you smile from ear to ear. The songs are so catchy that you'll find yourself humming them long after the credits have rolled. And let's not forget the dance numbers - they're like a shot of pure joy straight to the heart! The perfect antidote to a dreary day, or any day for that matter. It's a true classic that has stood the test of time, and for good reason. Whether you're a fan of old Hollywood glamour or just looking for a good time, this movie will have you grinning from ear to ear.

Big Night
Part of our Cultura d'Italia series. Playing Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and ignite your senses with a cinematic masterpiece. Brace yourself for a rollercoaster ride as you witness the awe-inspiring tale of two daring brothers who are willing to take the ultimate gamble to revive their sinking restaurant. The performances of the cast are nothing short of brilliant, leaving you craving for more. This film will transport you to the heart of Italy, and leave you with an insatiable hunger for a heaping plate of pasta. Gather your loved ones and get ready to savor every moment of this cinematic treat.

Drive My Car
Part of our Diamonds by the Decade series. Playing Thursday, April 6 at 7:15 PM at the State.

A masterpiece that artfully intertwines the complexities of love, loss, and the transformative power of art. Director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's adaptation of a 2014 Haruki Murakami short story is a captivating and emotionally charged drama that immerses viewers in the world of a struggling artist. The film is a poignant meditation on the ways in which art can both expose and heal our deepest wounds, leaving an indelible mark on all who experience it. If you're searching for a film that is both immersive and thought-provoking, Drive My Car is a must-see.

And finally our RETURNING offerings:

A Good Person
A powerful film that explores themes of addiction, grief, and forgiveness through the lives of three deeply flawed characters. Florence Pugh plays Alison, a woman grappling with addiction and the aftermath of a tragic accident. Meanwhile, Morgan Freeman portrays Daniel, a recovering addict struggling to connect with his troubled granddaughter. Through their journey, the film reminds us that it is never too late to turn things around and that everyone deserves a second chance. With touching performances and a message of hope, A Good Person is a must-see film that will leave you reflecting on what it truly means to be a good person.

The Lost King
A captivating historical drama that brings to life the intriguing tale of Philippa Langley, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary mission. The film takes us on a thrilling journey as Philippa sets out to uncover the long-lost remains of the infamous monarch Richard III, whose grave was believed to be buried beneath a car park in Leicester. The Lost King is an unforgettable adventure that will leave audiences inspired and enthralled by one woman's journey to rewrite history.

Cocaine Bear
Directed by the brilliant Elizabeth Banks, this insanely hilarious and thrilling film knows exactly what it is and doesn't hold back. It tells the incredible story of a 175-pound Georgia black bear that becomes hooked on cocaine after ingesting some dropped by a drug smuggler in 1985. Screenwriter Jimmy Warden has imagined a wild alternate reality in which the bear survives and goes on a violent rampage, attacking anyone in its way, from hikers to rangers, criminals, and police officers. A film that brings people together and keeps you hooked from start to finish.

Everything Everywhere All At Once
Prepare to have your mind blown with this Daniels' cinematic creation. A multiverse extravaganza that will leave you reeling with a touching tale about life's infinite paths. With performances by Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu that are nothing short of breathtaking, the film delves into the depths of depression while reminding us that life's little wonders make it all worth it, even when we're a complete mess. The Daniels have unleashed a frenzied frenzy of probabilities and parallel universes that will challenge your senses, but it all comes together like an everything bagel of the multiverse. Every conceivable idea has been thrown into the mix, making it a truly ridiculous and exhilarating ride. While it may be overwhelming at times, it's all part of the grand scheme, and it will all make sense in the end. So buckle up, get ready to be dazzled, and let the Daniels take you on a wild and wonderful journey through the infinite possibilities of existence.