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PLEASE DON'T RSVP UNLESS YOU HAVE PURCHASED YOUR TICKET! I have heard so many good things about this movie so I just decided that I am going to see it over the Holidays.
Tickets are available from Landmarks Website, I'm in Row I seat 3 (I3). Movie start time is 7:10, be sure to select the 3D option.
Dinner before will be at the Westside Tavern, just below the theaters, at 6 PM. Please be on time if you're coming, because they don't take reservations. Let me know in your RSVP if you are attending dinner.
Life of Pi movie is based on an adventure novel by Yann Martel. This is a 3D adaptation by Oscar winning director, Ang Lee. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with an orangutan, a zebra, a hyena and a Bengal tiger
While being a commercial success since its debut in November Life of Pi movie has garnered several awards along with 3 Golden Globe nominations.
"Everything looks beautiful in 'Life of Pi,'" writes Entertainment Weekly critic Lisa Schwartzman in her B+-grade review (http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20483133_20620088,00.html). "The dangerous animals look beautiful. The terrible storms look beautiful. The crashing ocean waves, the twinkling stars, the wondrous carnivorous island on which the hero at one point lands -- pure gorgeousness, shimmering with all the wow that superlative 3-D technology has to offer."
"Ang Lee’s 'Life of Pi' is the best-looking film I’ve seen this year, and possibly so far this century," echoed Lou Lumenick in the New York Post (http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/you_ll_want_second_slice_of_pi_XBO3mL5GSyu5S4Eo7qfOXN). "It's so hypnotically beautiful that people will be using it to calibrate their new TV monitors."
Lee's film tells the story of Pi, a young boy who survives a shipwreck and winds up stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. (Yes, the tiger is CGI, as star Suraj Sharma told HuffPost Entertainment (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/20/suraj-sharma-life-of-pi_n_2155953.html?1353525992), but its digital rendering is based on four real-life tigers that were on set.)
"What astonishes me is how much I love the use of 3-D in 'Life of Pi,'" wrote Roger Ebert (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121120/REVIEWS/121129995). "I've never seen the medium better employed, not even in 'Avatar."