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See "Out of the Furnace" at Seelos Theater (Spring 2014 film series)

The following films will be shown at the Seelos Theater at the College of the Holy Cross. All films are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. For additional information, please call the Seelos Theater Box Office at[masked]-2455.

“Out of the Furnace”
Wed., Mar. 19: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, and Zoe Saldana. After his brother returns home from Iraq and enters one of the most ruthless crime rings, Russell must take matters into his own hands to find his brother Rodney.

“Thor: The Dark World”
Fri., Mar. 21 and Sat., Mar. 22: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Tim Hiddleston. Thor, the mighty Avenger, must protect Jane Foster from the Dark Elves.

“12 Years a Slave”
Wed., Mar. 26: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, and Michael Fassbender. In the pre-Civil War era, “12 Years a Slave” recounts a free black man from New York being sold into slavery.

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Fri., Mar. 28 and Sat., Mar. 28: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. In the second installment of “The Hunger Games” trilogy, Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, and other former Hunger Games winners have to fight to the death in the 75th Hunger Games.

“Her”
Wed., Apr. 2: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Scarlett Johansson. Set in the future, writer Theodore Twombly develops an interesting relationship with a newly purchased operating system.

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
Fri., Apr. 4 and Sat., Apr. 5: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, and Richard Armitage. The second in the movie trilogy of “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien, the film follows Bilbo Baggins, Wizard Gandalf, and 13 dwarves in their quest to reclaim their homeland Erebor.

“American Hustle”
Wed., Apr. 9: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, and Jennifer Lawrence. Con man Irving Rosenfield and his partner, seductive Sydney Prosser, are forced to collaborate with FBI agent Richie DiMaso.

“Saving Mr. Banks”
Fri., Apr. 11 and Sat., Apr. 12: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, and Annie Rose Buckley. After promising his daughters to make a film of their favorite novel “Mrs. Poppins,” Walt Disney befriends author P.L. Travers during production.

“Nebraska”
Wed., Apr. 23: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, and June Squibb. After thinking he won the million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize, Woody Grant makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with estranged son David to collect his winnings.

“The Wolf of Wall Street”
Fri., Apr. 25 and Sat., Apr. 26: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. Based on a true story, the film follows Jordan Belfort throughout his rise as a wealthy stockbroker and his fall.

“Philomena”
Wed., Apr. 30: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, and Sophie Kennedy Clark. Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, “The Lost Child of Philomena Lee,” the film recounts the story a woman searching for her son after he was taken from her and she was forced into a convent.

“The Counselor”
Fri., May 2 and Sat., May 3: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, and Javier Bardem. A one-time drug deal by a lawyer spirals out of control.

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  • LynnMarie

    Gritty tale about one man trying to do the right thing when faced with a troubled brother back from Iraq, a dying father, a hazardous factory job (eventually to go away due to cheap Chinese labor), a deadly car accident, an un-supporting girlfriend, and "back woods" violent criminals associated with organized fights and drugs.

    Out of the Furnace was filmed on location, and I feel this contributed to the dark realism of various story elements such as the slow decay of the town and the dead-end lifestyle and troubled relationships of the remaining residents.

    Solid performances from Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson, with Christian Bale displaying some serious acting chops. The only negative (and it was minor) was that of Forest Whitaker's character - his acting abilities weren't really needed for the role, and I was distracted by the gruff deep voice he used).

    The film is a must see - if only to put your own problems in perspective.

    1 · March 20, 2014

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