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Movies With Marc: What's Playing Around Town

By Marc Samson
On November 10, 2011


While homework continues to pile on, it might be a good idea to take a break before Thanksgiving break.

On Sunday, CAB will be showing Friends with Benefits at 6 p.m. in ASAC 100. Dylan, played by Justin Timberlake, and Jamie, played by Mila Kunis, attempt to avoid real relationships by simply being friends with beneifits. They soon find out that the addition of sex to their relationship leads to hardships and complications.

CAB will be playing another movie next week: Crazy, Stupid, Love. As Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) may be living the perfect American dream-styled life, Emily asks for a divorce. With a little help from his friend Jacob Plamer (Ryan Gosling) Cal tries to find the single life once more. It will be showing on Tuesday the 15th at 9 p.m. in ASAC 100.

To see a current movie, The Star Theater in St. Johnsbury is closest theater for new releases.

 "We are all digital now, no more film," said Ken Mattei, the owner of the Star Theater.

Up until next week, they will be playing Moneyball, Puss In Boots and Paranormal Activity 3.

Moneyball is about a General Manager of the Oakland A's, Billy Beane, who happens to have the lowest salary in baseball. To get ahead and maybe even get close to the world series, he has to find something that will give his players an advantage. Billy decides to look at statistical data to analyze and value players that he will choose for his team. It plays Friday & Saturday, 7:05 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Sunday-Thursday at 7:05 p.m. with Saturday & Sunday matinees at 1:25 p.m. and 4:05 p.m.

Puss In Boots, a spin off of Shrek, by telling the story of boots before his time with Shrek. The fighter, outlaw and hero sets off with his friends to save his town. The movie will be shown Friday & Saturday, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Sunday-Thursday at 7 p.m. with Saturday & Sunday matinees at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m.

Finally, the third movie is Paranormal Activity 3. The story takes place back in 1988 where it appears everything began for Katie and Kristi. Soon they meet a friend as Katie talks with him nearly every day as he resides in their home. Everything turns wrong and the family is forced to leave the house. You can catch this film Friday & Saturday at 7:20 p.m. and 9:25 p.m., Sunday-Thursday at 7:20 p.m., with Saturday & Sunday matinees at 1:20 p.m., 3:20 p.m. and 5:20 p.m.

Also in Saint Johnsbury is Catamount Arts, where they have two movies and play anything from International Films to Box Office Showings. Remember, with your LSC ID card, you can get in for free! These two movies will be shown nightly over the weekend and with some matinees. From the 11th the 17th, Higher Ground and The Hedgehog will be playing.

Higher Ground, a movie based off of Carlyn S. Brigg's autobiography This Dark World: A Memoir of Salvation Found and Lost. Corine, the main character played by Taissa Farmiga, finds herself in a happy family breaking apart when she gets to high school with a very low self esteem and self-worth. Trying to find any sort of comfort, she falls for a young guitarist named Ethan. Finally finding a sense of peace after joining a fundamentalist community, she begins to see her life fall apart once more. Co-Starring Joshua Leonard and John Hawkes, Catamount will be playing it nightly at 7:30 p.m., as well as Friday-Sunday at 5:30 p.m. with matinees Sunday & Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

The Hedgehog is about a 11 year old girl named Paloma is serious about life but deeply bored who decides she wants to kill herself on her twelfth birthday. She soon becomes very interested in the idea and questions her life and documents it from the people in her immediate life. Living with parents who hardly notice her it becomes easier and easier to want to commit suicide. After befriending her building's janitor and conversing with her, she begins to question her pessimistic outlook on life. It will be showing nightly at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on Sunday & Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

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