WEEKEND FIRST TAKE ONE NOV 30

Updated 2 years ago by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor

From the director of "Pursuit of Happiness," catch a peek of "Playing for Keeps" opening Dec. 7.  

MAINSTREAM:  The Collection, Killing Them Softly (Nov. 30); 

WAITING IN THE WINGS: Playing for Keeps (Dec. 7); The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey (Dec. 14)

MINI REVIEWS:

TWILIGHT Breaking Dawn

Here comes the honeymoon.  Will it last forever?

Bella (Kristen Stewart ) has crossed into  Edward (Robert Pattinson ) Cullen’s 21st Century vampires existing among humans portal. Seems happy immortality has a few hurdles, meaning romance nirvana has Bella developing her Jedi like gifts and a stand off threatening blood sucking immortality.  

As “Twilight’s Breaking Dawn Part Two” opens, she’s survived   the delivery of her half vampire/half human daughter Renesmee, Bella  enthusiastically enters  the “never sleep” and “never get tired” vampire world by exercising her gazelle legs , sampling mountain lion hemoglobin , cavorting with Edward, and aiming amber rust eyes and adamant scowl.

In the transfiguration, a super strong willed woman has replaced her once work together conflict avoidance introverted demeanor. As her thirst increases, her compassionate soul  vanishes further.

“Part Two” taps satisfactory loose end tie-ups, rather than the suspense of a looming who will keep their juggler hand to hand bloodletting. Will the good side or dark side flourish? The werewolves snarls as we wait, wait and wait. The saga will wrap, but have the filmmakers planted foreshadowing clues of how an aspect of the “Twilight Saga” might once again lighten a big or small screen?

 

FLIGHT

Don’t enter the auditorium anticipating a feel-good miracle similar to the one engineered by pilot Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger when he successfully glided a bird struck Airbus A320 to an amazing Miracle on the Hudson splashdown. Mentioning the heroics and skill of Sullenberger in the same paragraph with “Flight’s” Capt. Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) nearly becomes sacrilege. Both made extraordinary ditching of messed up aircraft, but Whitaker’s character has baggage which scars his valiant conduct.

Washington’s gripping, stoic and human personification of a fictional substance abusing airline commander whose addictions override otherwise heroic circumstances befits award accolades which will ultimately be bestowed on Daniel Day-Lewis (“Lincoln”).  Washington’s personal battle of contradictions eventually outweighs the suspense of the crash itself.

COMINGS AND GOINGS (Take One, More to Come)

Preview Brad Pitt's new film here. It opens this week.

 

HUNTINGTON

MARQUEE PULLMAN SQUARE 16 (all digital, stadium seating, expanded menu, state of the art sound, 4 3-D auditoriums), The Collection, 1:00, 3:40, 6:40, 9:30; Killing them Softly, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50; CONTINUING: Life of Pi (2D), 12:10, 3:10, 6:10, 9:10; Life of Pi (3D), 12:30, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40; Red Dawn, 11:50 AM, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:40 ; Rise of Guardians (2D), 11:30 AM, 1:55, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20; Rise of Guardians (3D), 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:25, 9:45;  Twilight Breaking Dawn Part Two, 12:20, 12:50, 1:20, 3:20, 3:50, 4:20, 6:20, 6:50, 7:20, 9:20, 9:50; Lincoln, 11:30 AM, 2:45, 6:15, 9:30; Skyfall, 11:30 AM, 12:00, 2:45, 3:10, 6:05, 6:25, 9:20, 9:40;  Flight, 12:15, 3:20, 6:25, 9:30  ; TIME CHANGES: Argo, 1:00, 3:45, 6:45, 9:35ENDED THURSDAY: Iron Fists; Pitch Perfect;  ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE: Hobbit, the Unexpected Journey 3D, opens Friday, Dec. 14, 12:00, 4:00, 8:00; For online sales, visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26187

 

CHARLESTON

MARQUEE SOUTHRIDGE 12: (all digital, stadium seating, state of the art sound, real D 3D),The Collection, 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:15, 9:40; Killing Them Softly, 12:10, 2:35, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00; CONTINUING: Life of Pi (2D), 12:40 PM, (3D) , 3:40, 6:40, 9:40; Red Dawn, 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 10:00; Rise of the Guardians 2D, 11:30 AM, 2:00, 4:25, 6:55, 9:20; Rise of Guardians 3D, 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45; CONTINUING: Twilight Breaking Dawn Part Two, 12:00, 12:30, 2:45, 3:20, 5:30, 6:20, 8:30, 9:20; Lincoln, 11:40 AM, 3:00, 6:15, 9:30;  Skyfall, 12:00 , 3:10, 6:259:40; TIME CHANGES:  Wreck it Ralph 3D, 11:30, 9:50; ENDS THURSDAY: None;  ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE: Hobbit, the Unexpected Journey 3D, opens Friday, Dec. 14, 12:00, 4:00, 8:00; For online ticket sales, visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26192

 

PARK PLACE STADIUM CINEMAS (all digital, stadium seating, 3D, expanded menu), Dragon, 12:15-2:45-5:10-7:35-9:45; Killing Them Softly, 12:45-3:05-5:25-7:35-9:45; The Collection, 12:30-2:30-4:30-7:15-9:25; TIME CHANGES: Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 (one screen), 12:00-2:45-7:00-9:40;  Skyfall, 1;00-4:00- 7:00-9:55; ENDS THURSDAY: None; ADVANCE SHOWING: Dec. 13, The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey; Starting Friday, Dec. 14, in 3D 1:00-4:30-8:00, and in 2D, 12:00-3:30-7:00; For on line sales, http://www.ourshowtimes.com .

BECKLEY

MARQUEE GALLERIA 14: (all digital; stadium seating, Real D 3D; state of art sound), Starts Nov. 30, The Collection, 12:05, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 ; Killing Them Softly,12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 ; CONTINUING: Life of Pi, 12:30, 3:30, 6:45, 9:40; Life of Pi (3D), 12:00, 3:00, 6:15, 9:10; Red Dawn, 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30; Rise of Guardians, 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30, 9:50; Rise of Guardians 3D, 11:45 AM, 2:10, 4:35, 7:00, 9:25 ; Twilight Breaking Dawn Part Two, 12:15, 1:15, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 6:15, 6:45, 9:00, 9:30, 9:55; Lincoln, 12:00, 3:15, 6:30, 9:45 ;  Skyfall, 11:45, 12:15, 3:25, 6:00, 6:35, 9:45; Flight, 12:10, 3:15, 6:20, 9:25; TIME CHANGES: Wreck it Ralph (3D), 12:30, 9:00, (2D), 3:30, 6:30ENDS THURSDAY: Taken II; ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE: : Hobbit, the Unexpected Journey 3D, opens Friday, Dec. 14, 12:00, 4:00, 8:00; For online sales visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26190

 

BLUEFIELD/WYTHEVILLE

MARQUEE WYTHEVILLE 8: Starts Nov 30, The Collection, 5:00, 7:30, 9:50 Sat/Sun Mat. 12:20, 2:40 ;  Killing Them Softly, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:10, 2:30; Life of Pi, 3:40 (*Mon-Thurs. 2D, Fri/Sat/Sun 3D) -6:40-9:35, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:40 (2D); Red Dawn, 4:40-7:10-9:45, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:00-2:25; Rise of the Guardians, 4:30 (*Mon-Thurs 2D, Fri-Sun 3D), 7:00 (3D)-9:25 (3D), Sat/Sun Mat. 11:50 (2D)-2:15 (3D); Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2,  3:50, 6:50, 9:40, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:50; Skyfall, 3:10, 6:20, 9:30, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:00; Wreck it Ralph,  4:00 (2D), 6:30 (2D), Sat./Sun. Mat. 12:30 (2D); Flight, 9:15 p.m. only;  ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE: Hobbit, the Unexpected Journey 3D, opens Friday, Dec. 14, 12:00, 4:00, 8:00; For online ticket sales visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26204

 

HURRICANE , WV

TEAYS VALLEY CINEMAS: Starts Nov. 30, The Collection ; Killing Them Softly ; Life of Pi 1:30 (2D)-4:15-7:00-9:45; Red Dawn, 1:45-4:45-7:15-9:45; Rise of the Guardians , 2D, 1:15-4:15-7:15-9:35, 3D, 2:00-5:00-7:35-9:55; Twilight Breaking Dawn Part Two, 1:10-1:40-4:20-5:00-7:00-7:45-9:40; Wreck it Ralph , 2D, 2:00-5:00-7:20, 3D, 9:40; For on line sales, visit, http://www.frankcompanies.com; https://frank.tstickets.com/(S(ul03e1eg53pa20glcpki1w5g))/ticketing.aspx?theatreid=6

LOGAN, WV

FOUNTAIN PLACE CINEMA 8: (All Stadium; Digital; 3D; State of art sound),  Killing Them Softly, 4:35-7:00-9:15, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:20-2:25; The Collection, 12:45-2:35-4:50-7:20-9:25;  TIME CHANGES: Twilight Breaking Dawn Part Two, 7:00-9:40, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:00-2:45;  CONTINUING: Life of Pi 4:10 (2D)- 7:10 (3D)- 9:50 (3D), Sat/Sun Mat. 12:50 (3D); Red Dawn, 4:45-7:25-9:35, FSat/Sun Mat. 12:30-2:30; Rise of the Guardians, 4:35 (2D)- 7:15 (3D)-9:30 (3D), Sat/Sun Mat. 12:15-2:20;  ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE: Hobbit An Unexpected Journey 3D, 1:00-4:30-8:00, Starts Dec 15; On line sales, http://www.ourshowtimes.com

LEWISBURG

MARQUEE SENECA SHOWCASE: Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2, 3:50-6:50-9:50*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:50, Mon-Thurs. 4:45-7:40; Rise of the Guardians, 4:40-7:10-9:30*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:00-2:20, Mon-Thurs. 5:00-7:30; ENDS THURSDAY: None; (*No Sun Late Showing); For online sales visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26222

 

SUMMERSVILLE

MARQUEE NICHOLAS SHOWCASE: Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2, 4:10-6:50-9:30*, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:10; Mon-Thurs. 5:05-7:40; Skyfall, 6:15-9:20*, Mon-Thurs. 7:30; Life of Pi  (3D), 3:50-6:30-9:25*, Sat/Sun Mat . 2D, 1:20, Mon-Thurs. 4:50 (2D), 7:45 (3D); Rise of Guardians 3D, 4:50-7:10-9:30*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:10, (2D), 2:30 (3D) ; Mon-Thurs. 5:10 (2D), 7:30 (3D)  ;  Wreck it Ralph,  Sat/Sun 12:20-3:20; Mon-Thurs. 5:00;  ENDS THURSDAY: None; For online sales visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26220

 

WELCH

MARQUEE MCDOWELL 3: Rise of the Guardians, 4:50-7:10-9:30* Sat/Sun Mat. 12:05-2:30, Mon-Thurs. 5:00-7:25; Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2,  3:30-6:30-9:15*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:15, Mon-Thurs. 5:05-7:40;  Wreck it Ralph, 3:00-6:00-9:00*, Sat/Sun Mat 12:00, Mon-Thurs. 5:10-7:35;  ENDS THURSDAY: Skyfall;  (*No Sun Night Showing); For online sales visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26221

 

WHEELING/TRIDEPHIA

HIGHLANDS 14 (Stadium Seating, All digital, State of Art Sound, Real D 3D),The Collection, 1:20, 4:20, 7:00, 9:30; Killing Them Softly,1:00, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 ; CONTINUING: Life of Pi (2D), 12:35 PM, (3D), 3:40, 6:40, 9:40; Red Dawn,  1:45, 4:20, 7:15, 9:35; Rise of the Guardians (2D), 12:15, 3:15, 6:30, 9:15; Rise of Guardians (3D), 12:45, 3:45, 7:00, 9:45 ; CONTINUING:  Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part Two,  12:20, 12:50, 3:20, 3:50, 6:20, 6:50, 9:20, 9:50; Lincoln, 12:00, 3:15, 6:30, 9:45; Skyfall, 12:00, 3:106:15, 9:20; TIME CHANGES: Wreck it Ralph, 12:40 (3D), 3:15, 6:30, 9:10 (3D) ; Here Comes the Boom, 1:30, 4:15; Taken II, 7:35, 9:50 ;  ENDED THURSDAY: Pitch Perfect; ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE Starts Dec 14, : Hobbit, the Unexpected Journey 3D, 12:00, 4:00, 8:00;,; For online sales, visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26189

 

 

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