Central Standard Friday
5:45 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Movie Critics: Book Adaptations

Oz the Great and Powerful

The “Twilight” series was a big hit both on the bestseller list and on the big screen. Now, Stephanie Myer has another adaptation hitting area theaters, “The Host.” Other versions of famous books, “Oz, the Great and Powerful” and “On the Road” are currently at the movies, too.   On Central Standard Friday, Russ Simmons, Loey Lockerby, and Eric Melin take a look at the newest films and explore the world of book adaptations.

Announcements:

Loey Lockerby wrote an account about the things she learned from Walt Bodine.

Kansas City Film Fest, April 10-14th at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet

The Tivoli Cinemas continues its “Science Fiction Master Classics” series with “Dr. Strangelove,” Thursday, April 24th 7pm and “Eyes Without a Face,” Tuesday, April 9th at 7pm.

Free movies at the Library
 --“The Commitments”, Saturday, March 30th at 1:30pm at the Central Library.
--“8 Mile,” Monday, March 30th 2pm at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch.
--“Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues, Episode 1” and “Say Amen, Somebody,” Tuesday, April 2nd at 6:30pm at the Plaza Branch.
--“Leadbelly,” Saturday, April 6th at 1:30pm at the Central Library.
--Robert Butler’s “20 Films Essential to Cinema Literacy” series.
“Wings of Desire,” Sunday, April 7th, 1:30pm at the Plaza Branch.

Screenland Cheap Shots roasts “Anaconda” and “The Room.” Friday, March 29th 8pm

Cinemark Classic Series, digitally restored movies. (At both the Merriam & Plaza.)
--“Casablanca,” Wednesday, April 3rd at 2pm and 7pm
--“The Godfather,” Wednesday, April 3rd at 2pm and 7pm

REVIEWED FILMS:

Opened on March 8:
OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (PG) -- 3 STARS
WEST OF MEMPHIS (R) -- 3.5 STARS
 
Opened on March 15:
THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (PG-13) -- 3 STARS
THE CALL (R) # -- 2.5 STARS
 
Opened on March 22:
ADMISSION (PG-13)  -- 3 STARS
OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (R) -- 2.5 STARS
STOKER (R) -- 3.5 STARS
Happy People (Not Rated) -- 3.5 STARS
 
Opens on March 29:
THE HOST (PG) -- 2 STARS
ON THE ROAD (R) -- 2.5 STARS
THE GATEKEEPERS (PG-13) -- 4 STARS
GI JOE: RETALIATION (PG-13) -- 1 STARS

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