Marquee Pullman Adds 'Broken Hearts Gallery' Friday

by Tony Rutherford HuntingtonNews.Net Reporter
Marquee Pullman Adds 'Broken Hearts Gallery' Friday

Only one new movie will open "wide" this weekend in the post-coronavirus definition of "where cinemas are permitted to be open." 

Romantic comedies  hit the box office pits prior to the pandemic. These normally light, upbeat and snuggle bunny moments throughout have been dismissed due to systematic relationship dysfunction. No one believes in working it out.

The most successful one's now have a "tweak," or "kink" to the premise. The ending may be ambiguous

"Broken Hearts Gallery" has a twinge which nearly everyone identifies --- breaking up and broken hearts. It asks, What if you saved a souvenir from every relationship you've ever been in?

Broken follows the always unique Lucy (Geraldine Viswanathan), a 20-something art gallery assistant living in New York City, who also happens to be an emotional hoarder. After she gets dumped by her latest boyfriend, Lucy is inspired to create The Broken Heart Gallery, a pop-up space for the items love has left behind. Word of the gallery spreads, encouraging a movement and a fresh start for all the romantics out there, including Lucy herself.

Some cinemas debut "Hard Kill, " a new Bruce Willis action thriller. Others revive "42," starring the late Chadwick Bosman as Jackie Robinson. 

The next  tent pole, "Wonder Woman 1984", has an October 3 release date, but Deadline reports that the delayed opening of cinemas in New York and Los Angeles strongly hints of a push back. It speculates a one month delay or into the Christmas season.

Other "coming" releases may leap frog, depending on the pandemic and attendance. 

Schedules contain many "limited" release films till then, but non are from the majors. STX introduces "Greenland," a catastrophe film, near the end of September. 

Of course, all is subject to change depending on restrictions on attendance. The National Association of Theatre Owners started a Cinema Safe campaign. So far, no cases of  coronavirus have been tagged to a cinema. That's almost a no-brainer.

Moviegoers enter, buy popcorn, and watch the movie. They don't mingle and gab. The event is on the screen. Seat them properly and chances are good that you can enjoy a movie inside (it's getting colder) just like a camping trip or bike ride. Results of sports distancing remain in abeyance as it takes generally two weeks from an event for a surge to be documented.

The impact of streaming day and date on the box office has not been analyzed. Films that have gone to streaming have turned up later at drive ins and hard top cinemas. Dreamworks "Trolls" went the stream route when nearly all cinemas were shut. It's still playing at reopened cinemas, indicating there must be life after streaming. More interesting will be a theatrical "Mulan" date. 

These are strangely isolated times. Coronavirus spikes  have been attributed to holiday vacations, bars (particularly located near universities), events, and occasional churches.  

Rethinking theatrical "windows" has been discussed. One size appears not good for all. IFC, an indie company known for a midnight horror series, gained star status with drive in placements. Determining the best patterns for "genre" or "indie" films could be in flux. 

What about films made for Netflix or Prime or Hulu? Could these films have a big screen life after initial premieres on home screens? 

The Charles  ("Being John Malkovich," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind")  Kaufman directed adaptation of the Canadian novel, "I'm Thinking of Ending It," has spurred forums interpreting scenes and the entire movie's perspective:

Despite second thoughts about their relationship, a young woman (Jessie Buckley) takes a road trip with her new boyfriend (Jesse Plemons) to his family farm. Trapped at the farm during a snowstorm with Jake's mother (Toni Collette) and father (David Thewlis), the young woman begins to question the nature of everything she knew or understood about her boyfriend, herself, and the world. An exploration of regret, longing and the fragility of the human spirit. 

More than loneliness and regrets, this one begs for a big screen run for adult philosophers. Although I've not read the book or seen the film, the variety of interpretations remind me of dissecting "2001" A Space Odyssey."

Except like "Lars and the Real Doll" in which lonely Ryan Gosling brings home a doll which he believes is alive. The introverted Gosling's physician convinces friends and family that this is a neurosis and it should be "played" out to prevent further disturbance of his psyche. As residents of the small town go along with the fantasy one contemplates if the man intended the "doll" as a pseudo revenge on "why don't you have a girl friend" tormentors. Thus, could Gosling be just as "surprised" when his "real" doll gains acceptance instead of disdain? 

Like "Lars" watch/read "I'm Thinking...." contemplating a variety of perspectives, "Words on Bathroom Walls" now on the big screen examines a teens reaction to his mental illness diagnosis.

Curiously, although WB holds Harry Potter numbers tightfisted, Jurassic Park, Empire Strikes Back,  and Gonnies have generated more than one million dollars in re-release figures. Jaws, Ghostbusters and Beauty and the Beast have placed in the above $500,000 category. 

 

 

 

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THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY  PG-13

Romance/Comedy
1 hr. 48 min.

CAST
Geraldine Viswanathan, Dacre Montgomery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Molly Gordon, Phillipa Soo, Suki Waterhouse, Arturo Castro, Ego Nwodim, Taylor Hill, Bernadette Peters

DIRECTOR
Natalie Krinsky

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TENETPG-13

Action/Adventure
2 hr. 30 min.

CAST
John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Himesh Patel, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh

DIRECTOR
Christopher Nolan

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DAction; Brief Strong Language; Some Suggestive Material; Violence4:00PM5:00PM5:30PM7:30PM8:30PM9:00PM

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BILL & TED FACE THE MUSICPG-13

Comedy/Musical
1 hr. 18 min.

CAST
Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Scott Mescudi, Kristen Schaal, Anthony Carrigan, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, William Sadler

DIRECTOR
Dean Parisot

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THE NEW MUTANTSPG-13

Horror/Suspense/Thriller/SciFi/Fantasy
1 hr. 34 min.

CAST
Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt

DIRECTOR
Josh Boone

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DAction; Disturbing Content; Language; Some Suggestive Material; Some Thematic Material; Violence4:15PM7:15PM9:45PM

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THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELDPG

Comedy/Drama
1 hr. 59 min.

CAST
Tilda Swinton, Gwendoline Christie, Ben Whishaw, Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie

DIRECTOR
Armando Iannucci

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DBrief Violence; Some Thematic Material6:25PM9:25PM

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TULSAPG-13

Comedy/Drama
2 hr. 00 min.

CAST
Scott Pryor, Livi Birch, John Schneider, Nicole Marie Johnson, Cameron Arnett

DIRECTOR
Scott Pryor, Gloria Stella

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DSome Thematic Material; Substance Abuse3:20PM6:20PM9:20PM

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UNHINGED  R

Suspense/Thriller
1 hr. 30 min.

CAST
Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Jimmi Simpson, Gabriel Bateman, Lucy Faust

DIRECTOR
Derrick Borte

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DLanguage; Strong Brutal Violence Throughout4:30PM7:00PM9:30PM

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WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS  PG-13

Drama
1 hr. 51 min.

CAST
Charlie Plummer, Taylor Russell, Andy Garcia, AnnaSophia Robb, Beth Grant, Devin Bostick, Lobo Sebastian, Molly Parker, Walton Goggins

DIRECTOR
Thor Freudenthal

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DLanguage; Sexual References; Smoking; Some Thematic Material3:50PM6:50PM9:45PM

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TROLLS WORLD TOURPG

Animation
1 hr. 34 min.

CAST
Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Corden, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Ron Funches, Kunal Nayyar, Sam Rockwell, Chance the Rapper, Anthony Ramos

DIRECTOR
Walt Dohrn

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THE INVISIBLE MAN     R

Suspense/Thriller, Horror
2 hr. 05 min.

CAST
Elisabeth Moss, Storm Reid, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Harriet Dyer

DIRECTOR
Leigh Whannell

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DLanguage; Strong Bloody Violence3:10PM6:10PM9:05PM

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG  PG

Animation, Family, Action/Adventure
1 hr. 40 min.

CAST
James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey, Neal McDonough, Adam Pally

DIRECTOR
Jeff Fowler

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DAction; Some Mild Rude Humor3:05PM6:05PM8:45PM Poster of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 TRAILER ▶

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 2 PG-13

SciFi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure
2 hr. 10 min.

CAST
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Isaacs, Tom Felton, Alan Rickman

DIRECTOR
David Yates

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DAction; Frightening Images; Intense Action Violence; Violence3:10PM6:10PM9:15PM

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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 1 PG-13

SciFi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Drama
2 hr. 26 min.

CAST
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, John Hurt, Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Imelda Staunton

DIRECTOR
David Yates

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THE GOONIES   PG

Action/Adventure/Family/Comedy
1 hr. 54 min.

CAST
Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green

DIRECTOR
Richard Donner

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