Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Upcoming Events

We love a good celebration at Aksarben Cinema. All of our fans are well aware of that. Maybe you witnessed Dinky the Dinosaur for the release of Jurassic World or joined us for the out of this world parties for both Magic Mike XXL and Minions. Those were two very different looking parties. ;)

We continue our expression of film celebration with our upcoming events. Below is a little information about all of our screenings and special programming for the rest of September.

Tuesday and Wednesday, September 15-16, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.

Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven

Fathom Events and BBC Worldwide are bringing the Doctor to you early! In anticipation of the upcoming ninth season of Doctor Who, we invite you to relive the spectacular two-part season eight finale, “Dark Water/Death in Heaven,” in breath-taking RealD 3D, when it comes to cinemas nationwide for only two nights.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 @ 2:00 & 7:00 p.m.

We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven’t you? Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment invite you to relive Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller Psycho (1960) on the big screen. Special Fathom Feature: Enjoy a specially produced introduction from Turner Classic Movies for a look into the American psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 @ 8:00 p.m.

Roger Waters The Wall
Fathom Events and Picturehouse Entertainment come together to present the highly anticipated music film event Roger Waters The Wall. Be taken on a journey that unfolds on many levels – as an immersive concert experience of the classic Pink Floyd album, a road movie of Waters’ reckoning with the past and as a stirring anti-war event, highlighting the human cost of conflict.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

The Iron Giant (Signature Edition)

Relive this modern classic on the big screen only at Aksarben Cinema. A giant metal machine falls to Earth in 1958 and frightens the residents of a small town in Maine, until it befriends a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices. Rated PG For for fantasy action and mild language.

For more information about all our new and upcoming releases visit our website and like us on Facebook. See you at the movies, Omaha!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Telluride Film Festival

We didn’t have the opportunity to journey to Telluride, Colorado for the recent Telluride Film Festival, but that certainly didn’t stop us from following all the reviews, news, and excitement bursting from this star-studded fun.

This is the place where the best of the best will first be showcased before their release dates and the big show, the Academy Awards. Last year Birdman, The Imitation Game, Wild, and Foxcatcher were shown and garnered some serious awards attention. This year’s selections are nothing to scoff at though. Johnny Depp is returning to form with Black Mass, Michael Keaton is on the prowl for Oscar with Spotlight after losing to Eddie Redmayne last year, and Carey Mulligan is apparently crushing it as per usual in Suffragette opposite Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter.

We hope to screen some of these future awards contenders in the next coming months. If you are interested in a certain film to be screened here please let us know on our Facebook page or comment on this blog. We’re not wanting to sway you by any means, but these reviews might.

Alonso Duralde, The Wrap

“This is Depp bringing his skills to the table as a man with a propensity for being both terrifying and charming, often switching between the two on a dime...Ultimately, this is Depp’s show all the way, featuring his best dramatic performance since another organized-crime movie, 1997’s “Donnie Brasco.” If this is the milieu we need to keep him this focused as a thespian, then get out those pinky rings, Hollywood, and make Depp more offers he can’t refuse.”

Justin Chang, Variety

“An enthralling performance by Michael Fassbender fuels this brilliant, infuriating and richly unconventional take on the life of an American visionary...This is an actor who knows exactly how to toss off Sorkin’s dialogue, emphasizing rhythm and inflection over volume, while embodying confidence and authority in his every atom.”

Dave Calhoun, Time Out

“Thomas McCarthy is an unfussy, low-key director (The Visitor, The Station Agent), and that style suits Spotlight, which is all muted colors, linear storytelling and unobtrusive camerawork. It allows the ensemble cast to shine without showing off: Michael Keaton, fresh from Birdman, makes a second, perhaps even better comeback as Bostonian Robby Robinson who heads up the paper’s investigative team…”

Cath Clarke, Time Out

“It’s a tremendous, awards-worthy performance from Mulligan. The film plays out in her eyes. You see the emotion flicker in her face as Maud wakes up and finds her voice. The rest of the cast is excellent too – including Anne-Marie Duff as a gobby suffragette working in the laundry and Helena Bonham Carter as a pharmacist cooking up homemade bombs.”

Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

“Overall, it’s a decent shot at a tall target, but real credit is due the lead actors, with Larson expanding beyond the already considerable range she’s previously shown with an exceedingly dimensional performance in a role that calls for running the gamut, and Tremblay always convincing without ever becoming cloying.”

For more information about all our new and upcoming releases visit our website and like us on Facebook. See you at the movies, Omaha!