At the movies in Kingston: October 18 edition

Judy stars Rene Zellweger as Judy Garlard, and tells the story of the superstar’s life and rise to fame. Judy is currently playing at The Screening Room. Submitted image.

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ Zombies, slackers from the 90s, and a truly wicked film light up the box office this week.

Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

Landmark Cinemas

Zombieland: Double Tap reunites the original cast from the comedic horror film of a decade ago. Woody Harrelson leads the cast as they learn to exist in the zombie world. Laughs will ensue with this next adventure.

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot has Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes return in their slacker roles that rocketed them to fame in the 90s. This time, Jay and Silent Bob venture back to Hollywood to stop the planned movie reboot of their drug-fueled characters Bluntman and Chronic.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil continues the story of Maleficent and Princess Aurora. In the sequel, Princess Aurora is marrying Prince Phillip. Problems arise when Maleficent meets Phillip’s mother, played by Michelle Pfeiffer. The mother of the groom detests Maleficent and wages a war for control of the magical kingdom.

QT8: Quentin Tarantino The First Eight is a documentary about the first 21 years of the filmmaker’s work and includes behind the scenes looks at his famous films and interviews with cast and collaborators. This film is only playing Monday, Oct. 21, at 9:30 pm.

Check out the link below for showtimes for all films at Landmark Cinemas.

Cineplex Odeon

Saturday’s family favourite’s is the 10:00 a.m. showing of the animated hit Shrek.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Zombieland: Double Tap also open this weekend at Cineplex.

For further information about showtimes at Cineplex Odeon, check out the link below.

The Screening Room

Judy is the story of legendary singer and actress Judy Garland, played by Renee Zellweger. This film is getting a lot of attention for Zellweger’s portrayal of the late, great star. Expect to hear Zellweger in competition for many awards this season.

Linda Rondstadt: The Sound of My Voice looks at the 50-year career of the singer, who burst onto the music scene in 1967. Crossing between rock, folk, country, and pop, Rondstadt is a talent that is worthy of a retrospective documentary.

Sometimes Always Never is a family drama starring Bill Nighy. The film focuses on a father and son who try to repair their relationship while looking for a lost brother who stormed out of the house years before after a heated game of Scrabble.

The staff pic for October La Flor continues its lengthy run. Viewers are going to want to prepare themselves for this film as it is fourteen hours and takes four characters through various styles and genres. Yes, I said fourteen hours. The film is screening in four parts and a four-part pass is available for purchase.

Aces & Knaves the popular film about the world of bridge players returns for another screening at the downtown theatre.

For further details about times and movies playing at The Screening Room, check out the link below.  

Weekend Pick

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will no doubt draw the family crowd this weekend. Zombieland: Double Tap will also draw a crowd, and two interesting films about music legends Judy and Linda Rondstadt: The Sound of My Voice will bring in crowds downtown.

Quentin Tarantino fans will not want to miss the documentary QT8: Quentin Tarantino The First Eight.

With this abundance of new films at the cinemas, movie goers have lots to choose from. Have a great week, and wherever you end up, enjoy the show.

Bill Gowsell was born and raised in Kingston. With an interest in history, food, wine, and all things Disney, Bill has been writing for the last eight years on a variety of topics. During the summers he can be found at the family cottage north of Kingston, or at the bottom of Lake Ontario… scuba diving.

Bill Gowsell

Bill has been an elementary school teacher for the last 12 years. His passion for writing includes a wide variety of interests, from history, food, pop culture, and anything to do with Disney. Recently he published his second book, Extra Magic Days: Thirty Years of Walt Disney World Vacations. Learn more about Bill...

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