At the movies in Kingston: January 24 edition

Bombshell, starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie, tells the story of the real-life scandal of Fox News president Roger Ailes’ sexual harassment, and the women who wouldn’t allow a corporate coverup of the real story. Submitted photo.

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ Gentlemen thugs try to rule the box office crowds, while horror fans will scream for the new fright at the theatres. Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.

Landmark Cinemas

The Gentlemen from director Guy Ritchie follows the story of American drug mogul Mickey, played by Matthew McConaughey, who battles it out with London gangsters as he tries to exit the drug scene. Expect a lot of action-packed violence in this film.

The Turning is an updated take on ‘The Turn of the Screw.’ A young governess is hired to look after the niece and nephew of a wealthy man. The nanny soon learns that the children have some dark sinister powers.

Detective Chinatown 3 has detectives Tangren and Qinfeng travel to Tokyo to solve a murder. This film is presented in Mandarin with English subtitles.

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

Cineplex Odeon

The Last Full Measure is the story of Airman William Pitsenberger Jr., and how he finally receives the highest award possible for his gallantry on the battlefield.

The 10:00 a.m. Saturday Family Favourites is Nanny McPhee.

Metropolitan Opera has an encore showing of Madame Butterfly on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

Sunday brings a special presentation of the Bolshoi Ballet Giselle at 12:55 p.m..

The Gentlemen and The Turning also open this weekend at Cineplex.

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

The Screening Room

Sunday’s Cinematica Classic “Classic Art House with Janus Films” series offers The Horse’s Mouth. This classic comedy stars Alec Guinness as a painter in search of the perfect canvas for his artwork. Along the way, his search drives his friends bonkers.

Ford v Ferrari chronicles the 1966 24 Hours in Le Mans race and how Ford, led by designer Carroll Shelby and racer Ken Miles, withstood everything to build and compete against Ferrari.

Bombshell brings the true story of the takedown of Fox News president Roger Ailes for sexual harassment and the women who stood up to the corporate coverup. Bombshell is receiving high praise for their acting trio of Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, and Margot Robbie.

Color Out of Space has Nicolas Cage fighting off mutant aliens as they attempt to invade Earth. I wish I was making this up.

Cats with audience Yowl-Along is not your traditional showing of a film. Much like other cult classics, audience participation is encouraged, and if you have a cat suit, feel free to wear it to this encore showing of the train wreck film version of the Broadway hit.

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity brings the best commercials of the world in one showing.

Dosed is returning for an encore presentation after selling out its first showing. This documentary looks at the connection between psychedelics, addiction, mental health, and education.

The 2020 Reelout Queer Film Festival begins next week. For additional information about the festival including schedules and how to purchase tickets, check out the link below.

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

Weekend Pick

The Screening Room continues to load up on Oscar material. They have multiple films that are up for a variety of awards playing downtown. Check them out if you want to catch up on the best of this year in cinema.

I suspect Bad Boys For Life will be number one again at the box office. It had a stellar opening weekend and has positive word of mouth.

Have fun at the movies this week, Kingston.

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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