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The Hunt (Jagten)

On November 22 we will be getting The Hunt in our Screening Room! The Hunt showed at 2012 Cannes Film Festival where Mads Mikkelsen won for best actor for his role as Lucas. The film is about a man named Lucas who is forced to hit the restart button on his life after losing his […]

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How I Live Now

Next Friday in the Screening Room we will be playing How I Live Now. If you haven’t read anything about this yet please watch the trailer first. Their is a slight twist to the story that I didn’t see it taking. Taking place in near future UK the seemingly “coming of age romance” turns into […]

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Coming to CinemaSalem Nov. 1st!

With October being behind us (pretend I’m saying this Friday) we are moving into the awesomeness that is November. Food, family, food, movies, food, and most importantly, this November is stacked with upcoming movies. We are starting November with Ender’s Game, Free Birds (2D/3D), and Short Term 12. The following week (Nov. 8th) we will […]

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The Motel Life

This indie movie (from a novel written by Willy Vlautin) is the directorial debut from the Polsky bros. and from the trailer I like their style. The mix of live action with animated stories has already drawn me in. I’m a suck for when a director decides to have storytelling moment animated. I just can’t […]

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Check out the trailer for Short Term 12

Here’s a gem of a movie we’re working hard to bring to the CinemaSalem screening room, or, who knows, maybe even the big screen. This trailer will hit you in your heart guts, so get ready. SHORT TERM 12 stars Brie Larson who you might recognize from 21 JUMP STREET, SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD, […]

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Prince Avalanche

Set in 1988, two men from different walks of life become unlikely friends despite their differences when they spend a summer together doing highway work. Prince Avalanche, starring Paul Rudd (Anchorman) , Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild), and Lance LeGault, is coming to our screening room Friday August 30th. Think the characters look familiar sporting […]

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Your Sister’s Sister, funny, awkward, honest, surprising

Your Sister’s Sister, starring Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt and Mark Duplass opens in the screening room today. Directed by Lynn Shelton (Humpday), this film was shot in a lightning fast 12 days, and Shelton allowed the actors to improvise most of the film’s dialogue. This sort of film-making can go horribly awry, but in the […]

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COMPLIANCE, not easy on the brain, but well worth watching.

Compliance has stirred up a fair amount of controversy since it debuted at Sundance, and this week, we bring Compliance to you, the faithful and stalwart patrons of CinemaSalem. And stalwart you will need to be. Based on a real life case, the details of which can be reviewed here, the film depicts an incident […]

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Hara-Kiri delivers drama, Queen of Versailles horror

I’ll be talking about two movies this week–Takashi Miike’s new drama Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (opening today in the screening room) and Lauren Greenfield’s latest documentary, The Queen of Versailles (opening on one of the big screens today). Takashi Miike, best known for some of his more gruesome work–Ichi the Killer, Audition–returns to the […]

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