By Team BeatRoute
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
From Gollum in The Lord of the Rings to an ape with a shotgun, Andy Serkis proves once again he is the master of acting in a unitard covered in ping-pong balls. Following the rising of the apes in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes find the apes at what could be called a new dawn, while the remaining hu-mans fight for survival.
Director Richard Linklater (Waking Life, A Scanner Darkly, Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight) took 12 years to shoot Boyhood in order to capture the real aging and growth of its stars, most notably the eponymous boy, portrayed by Ellar Coltrane from ages six to 18.
Guardians of the Galaxy
A smack-talking raccoon, a tree play-man they hired Vin Diesel to play whose only line is his own name (Groot.), green angry space assassin Zoe Saldana, and green angry space berserker Dave Bautista make what sounds like maybe the best ragtag team of the ought-teens. Marvel’s latest offering looks like it’ll be its batshit craziest, too.
Jodorowsky in July at Cinematheque
Legendary cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s psychedelic, magical films will be showcased, starting with the director’s first film in 23 years, The Dance of Reality. It continues with his classic features El Topo and Holy Mountain, the best movie you will ever see that features a recreation of the colonization of Mexico entirely starring reptiles- guaranteed.
Chevron® Summer Cinema Series At Stanley Park™®
Every Tuesday July 8-September 2
With bike valets (I was elated to discover was a real thing) and luxurious bring-your-own-blanket seating, the Chevron® Summer Cinema Series At Stanley Park™® combines the refreshing feeling of being outside with the refreshing feeling of having your mind soothed by Hollywood smash hits such as Footloose, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Princess Bride.
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