Thursday, June 4, 2015

Fathom Events in June at Aksarben Cinema

Last month at Aksarben Cinema we showed many features with our Fathom Events programming They included Rifftrax Live’s hilarious production of The Room, an emotional journey with the Backstreet Boys in Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, and dazzling performances in Driving Miss Daisy and Antony and Cleopatra. We will continue to host Fathom Events this month with the following exciting cinema events.  Get tickets for all events from the Aksarben Cinema Box Office and online at

Join us on June 10th for Cirque du Soleil’s performance of One Night for ONE DROP which will raise awareness for water issues worldwide. Allow us to bring Las Vegas to you with this wholly original presentation by the famous Cirque du Soleil troupe under director Muktar O.S. Mukhtar.

In May we featured the UFC’s World Light Heavyweight Championship on the big screen with the knockout fight between Johnson and Cormier. This June, the UFC returns in the epic battle between Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum. Who will be named the World Heavyweight Champion? Find out June 13 and enjoy a second main event matchup between Melendez and Alvarez.

One of our most exciting Fathom Events this month is our special early screening of Pixar’s Inside Out. If you can’t wait until June 19th to see the surefire hit film, then here is your best chance. Along with the film will be a behind-the-scenes look at the production and a Q&A session with director Pete Docter, producer Jonas Rivera, and the voice of Joy, Amy Poehler. Anyone who attends also will receive a commemorative poster and lanyard that includes a special code for access to digital extras. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Insider Access to Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out

Insider Access to Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out

Aksarben Cinema
Tuesday, June 13th at 6pm

Special Fathom Features: Experience exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Pixar Animation Studios and a Q&A with director Pete Docter, producer Jonas Rivera and the voice of Joy, Amy Poehler. 

Fathom Events and Disney are bringing Disney•Pixar’s highly-anticipated Inside Out to theatres nationwide on Tuesday, June 16 in a special advanced screening.

This one-night event will include exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Pixar Animation Studios in addition to the full-length feature Inside Out and the Lava short three days before its official release. PLUS following the showing of Inside Out, audiences will enjoy an exclusive Q&A with director Pete Docter, producer Jonas Rivera and the voice of Joy, Amy Poehler, live via satellite from their Australian tour. Event attendees will also receive a limited edition Inside Out commemorative poster and lanyard that includes a special code for access to digital extras.

Be aHEAD of the game, and don’t miss this exciting once-in-a-lifetime event in select theatres on June 16 only!
Tickets are $20 and now on sale at the Aksarben Cinema Box Office and online at!

Spy Critical Response

Paul Feig was a successful director of television shows including The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Arrested Development. Feig also wrote the critically praised Freaks and Geeks. Now he is a big time filmmaker who will write and direct a Ghostbusters reboot featuring female leads.

This is good news because Feig proved himself as a comedy heavyweight when he directed The Heat and Bridesmaids. His brand of comedy returns this summer in Spy, and he again brings along his collaborator, Melissa McCarthy. Spy debuts June 4th at Aksarben Cinema and was applauded by several top film critics.

Justin Chang, Variety
“Feig’s beautifully structured, zinger-stuffed screenplay mines no shortage of amusement from the spectacle of Susan being briefed and prepped for duty...The comedy here has a shrewd double edge: On a certain level, Feig and McCarthy may well be inviting us to laugh at the sight of Susan in a bouffant wig and an oversized cat T-shirt, but they’re also taking deliberate aim at the sort of mentality that would write her off as a hopelessly unattractive loser in the first place.”

John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
“Melissa McCarthy comes into her own as a comic star in Spy, stepping out from recent supporting and co-headlining roles to become the big screen A-lister she promised to be in 2011's Bridesmaids. Lampooning the alpha-male conventions of the secret agent flick while transferring some of that badassery to an unlikely character, writer-director Paul Feig remains one of the best friends women in comedy have, managing to get yuks from fat-lady jokes while mocking a world that treats such women like they're invisible.”

Alonso Duralde, The Wrap
“What Feig does so well here is to take the spy story just seriously enough to keep us engaged ... while also giving McCarthy a number of sharp comic foils. ... (S)he gets to play off Jason Statham (as a fellow spy who refuses to take her seriously – to Susan’s credit, she never backs down from his bullying), Miranda Hart (the “Call the Midwife” star plays one of Susan’s basement buddies), and Peter Serafinowicz (as a handsy Italian ally).”

Alex Needham, The Guardian
Spy never clambers on a soapbox, all the more subversive for making its points through jokes. Jason Statham sends up his meathead roles in a ton of terrible British gangster flicks; Cooper refers to her fists as Cagney and Lacey and asks Boyanov: “Did they make you dress like a slutty dolphin trainer?” And when the arms dealer played by Bobby Cannavale announces his plot to blow up New York within weeks, he adds: “So if you haven’t seen Phantom …” McCarthy’s mastery of slapstick is also confirmed when Cooper attempts to make a getaway on one of those mopeds with a roof, popular in continental Europe.”

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