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Movie Review: Elysium, 2013 (B-)

The makers of ‘District 9’ bring you a new type of future.  One where the rich and powerful live healthy and care free, while the poor and sick live with poverty and starvation…wait, are we talking about current day Earth or a bold new look at a future one?  Elysium is the supposed future, but you’ll feel like it’s the present day we live in.  B-


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Baltimore Movie Screening: Elysium

The future looks bleak…but Matty Ice is gonna make it all better baby!  Wanna see Matt kick Jodie Foster’s tushie?  Sure you do…

WHEN: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 @ 7PM

WHERE:  Baltimore, MD (Grab your tix to find out exactly where!)

HOW:  By using the code below of course.

What’s this flick all about?  We’ll let our trusty studio marketing reps fill you in:

In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.

Disclaimer:  Your ticket does not guarantee your admittance.  Seats are first come, first served, so get there early and claim your stake!


Movie Review: Safe House

Safe House is a heart pounding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Thank you Hollywood for finally delivering a movie that has a backbone and doesn’t pander to the lowest denominator. The gritty nature of Safe House manages to suck the audience into the story for an intense two-hour thrill ride that has you eagerly sitting in anticipation of what will happen next.

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Movie Review: We Bought A Zoo

Matt Damon can do anything.  He can solve the maths, he can fly like an angel, work the spy thing and the cop thing, and now he runs a zoo.  Okay, so he needs a little help from a passel of zookeepers, but the end result is totally worth it.  We Bought A Zoo is a trip I’d take anytime.

Based on We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Change Their Lives Forever by Benjamin Mee, the film tells the story of a man who decides to chuck it all and start afresh after the death of his wife.  Moving the action from the U.K. (the real zoo is Dartmoor Zoological Park in England) to SoCal here in the States, the story takes a few liberties with the real-life tale, but those changes make the story easier to follow as well as easier to tell in the limited span of a feature film.  How do you manage to find yourself after the world has dumped all over you?  With lions, tigers and bears.  Oh, my!

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