Corydon Times

This week's movie, ‘Lion,’ is another one nominated for six academy awards and is considered a biographical drama. It is one hour and 58 minutes long and rated PG-13 for thematic material.

In 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child livening in India, part of a poor but happy family. On a trip with his brother, Saroo soon finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1,500 miles from home.

Totally lost in an urban environment and too young either to identify himself or his home to the authorities, Saroo struggles to survive as a street child until he is sent to an orphanage. He is adopted, where he grows up in a prosperous home.

He is reminded of his lost family and in his adulthood searches for them without his adoptive family or girlfriend’s knowledge.

Mar 20, 2017, 13:11

'The Shack'
The movie this week stars one of America's greatest country singers, Tim McGraw, in one of his first dramatic performances.

The movie. ‘The Shack’ is PG-13 rated and it will be shown on Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. It is in 2D only.

If you enjoyed the book, you will love the movie. It addresses the ageless philosophical question "Why does God let bad things happen?" Other stars in the movie are Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer. The film is 2 hours and 12 minutes long. The PG-13 rating is because of the dramatic material and some violence.

After the abduction and assumed death of Mackenzie Allen Phillips youngest daughter, Missy, Mack goes into deep depression. He receives a mysterious letter and has the suspicion it is from God asking him to return to the shack, the place where Missy may have been murdered.

Mar 13, 2017, 08:40

'The Lego Batman Movie'
This week we change the pace at the movies from the real life terror attack in Boston to superhero Batman in Lego.

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made ‘The Lego Movie’ a worldwide hit, the leading man of that movie (Batman) stars in his own big screen Lego adventure. He does it all in a PG rated movie that is one hour and 46 minutes long.

There are changes brewing in Gotham and he wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover. Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante project, try to work with others and maybe learn to lighten up a little.

Will Arnett voices batman. Other voices in the film are Mariah Carey and Ralph Fiennes. It received a 91 percent favorable rating from reviewers including ‘The Atlantic’ and ‘The Christian Science Monitor.’ Clever adult humor, action, adventures and the movie is kid friendly. We had our biggest Sunday matinee crowd for ‘A Dogs Purpose’ with over 100 attendees. Hope it continues.

Mar 6, 2017, 09:26

'Patriots Day'
This week the movie is another one of those that is based on a true story. They seem to be very popular here in Corydon. It is an “R” rated drama called 'Patriots Day' and is based on the story of the Boston Massacre. There is no 3D. The movie is two hours and 13 minutes long.

On April 15, 2013, Boston Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism.

In the resulting chaos, as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his buddies join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of the attack. As the investigation continues, the brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and they attempt to flee the city to continue their terror attack.

To stop them a police manhunt is set up that would have bloody confrontations. It is a massive dragnet that shuts down the city to make sure there is no escape from the law.

The cast includes Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman and J.K. Simmons. The film is rated “R” for the violence, realistic graphic injury and language throughout.

Feb 27, 2017, 09:51

'A Dog's Purpose'
Last weekend was another successful Sunday matinee. The attendance was good and everyone voted in favor of the 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon shows. Hopefully that will continue and the newness will not wear off.

This week we have ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ and before we go any further, the claims of abuse of the dogs has been proven false. The story was started by TMZ the cable news channel and was completely marked as some of the bad news that seems to be floating around these days.

The film was released Jan. 27 and we are showing it in 2D only. It is 100 minutes long and rated PG and has been called a great family movie. Based on a popular 2010 novel by humorist Bruce Cameron, it stars Dennis Quaid and Peggy Lipton.

A movie for those that like dogs and for those that like family stories, ‘A Dog's Purpose’ shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the families and generations of which he is part. He teaches them how to laugh, love and live together.

Feb 20, 2017, 14:35