Tom Hanks Doesn’t Watch His Movies

In Hindi with English subtitles.; Downtown West Captain Phillips (PG-13) not screened; Tom Hanks stars in the true story of a heroic captain who protected his crew from Somali Pirates in 2009.; Pinnacle (7 p.m. Saturday sneak, opens Thursday) Generation Iron (PG-13) three and a half stars; A documentary focuses on seven bodybuilders from around as they compete in international competeitions.; Downtown West, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge) Grace Unplugged (PG) not screened; A talented young singer and aspiring songwriters Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom.; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Pinnacle, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town Gravity (PG-13) four and a half stars; Sandra Bullock stars as a medical engineer on her first space shuttle mission with a vetaran astronaut (George Clooney). When the shuttle is destroyed the two struggle to survive in space.; Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Knoxville Center, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), Wynnsong Machete Kills (R) not screened; Danny Trejo returns as the ex-Federale, this time recruited by the president of the United States to eliminate a madman arms dealer in a homage to vintate exploitation movies.; Knoxville Center, Pinnacle, Riviera (opens Thursday) The Patience Stone (R) three stars; Watching over her comatose husband in a war-torn country, a Muslim woman begins to reveal her frustrations, resentments and desires to him. In Persian, with English subtitles.; Downtown West Runner Runner (R) one and a half; A Princeton college student (Justin Timberlake) who pays for school with online gambling, bottoms out and travels to Costa Rica to confront the online mastermind (Ben Affleck), whom he believes has swindled him, but ends up in a game of intrigue.; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town CONTINUING Alone Yet Not Alone (PG-13) not screened; A historical drama recounts the faith and courage of a German-American immigrant family as they face hardship, loss and sorrow during the French and Indian War.; Wynnsong Austenland (PG-13) two stars; An American woman (Keri Russell) whos been unlucky in love travels to a British theme park in hopes of finding a perfect gentleman.; Downtown West Baggage Claim (PG-13) three stars; Flight attendant Montana Moore (Paula Patton) is the only single woman in her family and is determined to find Mr. Right in the 30 days before her sister gets married. With Jill Scott, Taye Diggs and Djijon Hounsou.; Foothills (Maryville), Knoxville Center, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), Wynnsong Battle of the Year (PG-13) two and a half stars; Dance teams from around the world compete for the coveted prize, but the American team is determined to bring the trophy back home.; Knoxville Center, Wynnsong Blue Jasmine (PG-13) four stars; Cate Blanchett plays a narcissistic socialite who, after a life crisis, travels to the West Coast to reconnect with her sister in Woody Allens latest film.; Downtown West The Butler (PG-13) three stars; An African-American man (Forest Whitaker) witnesses some of the 20th centurys notable events during his tenure as a White House butler.; Carmike 10, Pinnacle, West Town Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) two and a half stars; Flint Lockwood must track down his infamous machine after learning that it is still cranking out food-animal hybrids.; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town The Conjuring (R) three and a half stars; Husband-and-wife paranormal investigators come to the aid of a family battling a dark presence in their home.; Knoxville Center, Movies 7 Despicable Me 2 (PG) four and a half stars; Gru (voice of Steve Carell) is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.; West Town Don Jon (R) four stars; Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a New Jersey bartender who is obsessed with porn and must decide whether to clean up his act for a potential true love. With Julianne Moore and Scarlett Johansson; Foothills (Maryville), Knoxville Center, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), Wynnsong Enough Said (PG-13) four and a half stars; A divorced mom (Julia Louis Dreyfus) facing her daughter moving away meets a nice man in a similar situation (James Gandolfini) and becomes good friends with someone who turns out to be her beaus ex-wife (Catherine Keener).; Downtown West The Family (R) three stars; A mafia boss (Robert De Niro) and his family enrolled in the witness protection program are relocated to a sleepy town in France and revert to old ways of settling problems much to the consternation of an FBI agent (Tommy Lee Jones) charged with protecting them. Directed by Luc Besson.; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryvile), Pinnacle, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town Fruitvale Station (R) four and a half stars; The true story of Oscar Grants last day alive, before being shot by transit authorities in Oakland, Calif.; Movies 7 Getaway (PG-13) two stars; After his wife is kidnapped, an ex-race car driver (Ethan Hawke) commandeers a young womans car and takes her on a high-speed chase. With Selena Gomez.; Wynnsong The Grandmaster (PG-13) three and a half stars; The life story of Ip Man, a real-life martial arts master who trained Bruce Lee. In Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese with English subtitles.; Wynnsong Grown Ups 2 (PG-13) two stars; Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and Kevin James reunite and still havent grown up.; Movies 7 Insidious 2 (PG-13) two and a half stars; The writer, director and cast of the original Insidious reunite to present a sequel to the supernatural hit horror film.; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town Kick Ass 2 (R) two and a half stars; Red Mist embarks on a plot to revenge the death of his father and costumed high-school non-superhero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who also want to become costumed crime-fighters.; Wynnsong The Little Mermaid Sing-a-Long (G) not screened; One of Disneys most acclaimed films is presented with second screen (by way of a downloadable app) that invites the audience to sing-a-long with films songs.; Wynnsong Metallica Through the Never (R) two and a half stars; Dane DeHaan stars as a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallicas live set in front of a sold-out arena.; Pinnacle Monsters University (G) four stars; The monsters from Monsters Inc. go to college. With the voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman.; Movies 7 Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (PG-13) two and a half stars; A young girl (Lily Collins)must come to terms with the knowledge that shes part of a line of demon slayers, in this film based on the Cassandra Clares popular book series.; Knoxville Center, Wynnsong Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG-13) two and a half stars; Son of Poseiden Percy Jackson continues his quest to fulfill his destiny and enlists fellow supernaturally-gifted brethren to capture the Golden Fleece.

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The 57-year-old actor has worked in hit movies like “Forest Gump”, “Splash”, “Catch Me If You Can” and “The Green Mile”. But he feels watching one’s own movies again and again is “madness”. “Oh, I don’t watch any of my old movies. I don’t watch my own performances – who does that? That would be madness,” ShortList magazine “I’ve seen all the movies once, but I don’t need to see them again, because they don’t change,” he added. Non-logged-in comments will go through a verification process for security reasons. Log in to post this comment Your comment Characters Remaining: 3000 Refrain from posting comments that are obscene, libellous, slanderous or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks, name calling or inciting hatred against any community. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by marking them offensive. Let’s work together to keep the conversation civil. pOST cOMMENT Post your comment We encourage you to register/login and proceed. However, if you choose to remain non-loggedin, you are required to fill up the form below and verify your email address before we can publish your comment.

October ‘classic’ movies in theaters very much a mixed bag

Hugely popular John Hughes teen comedy starring Matthew Broderick. (Friday, Oct. 25-Thursday, Oct. 31, various times, Jordan Commons, http://www.megaplextheatres.com/D-Theatre_Movietimes/Sandy_Jordan_Commons_UT ) Grease Singalong” (1978, PG). John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as 1950s teens, and, as the title suggests, this is the singalong version with lyrics printed on the screen. (Friday, Oct. 25-Thursday, Oct. 31, various times, Jordan Commons, http://www.megaplextheatres.com/D-Theatre_Movietimes/Sandy_Jordan_Commons_UT ) Arsenic and Old Lace (1944, b/w). Your second chance this month to catch this hilarious Halloween comedy starring Cary Grant. (Friday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., free, BYU Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium, Provo, http://lib.byu.edu/sites/artcomm/ ) The Shining (1980, R for violence, nudity, language). If you want a Halloween flick with more scares and fewer laughs, theres Stephen Kings horror novel adapted by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson.

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