Monday at the Movies
THE PRINCESS BRIDE - April 17th
An elderly man (Peter Falk) reads the book "The Princess Bride" to his sick and thus currently bedridden adolescent grandson, the reading of the book which has been passed down within the family for generations. The grandson is sure he won't like the story, with a romance at its core, he preferring something with lots of action and "no kissing". But the grandson is powerless to stop his grandfather, whose feelings he doesn't want to hurt. The story centers on Buttercup, a former farm girl who has been chosen as the princess bride to Prince Humperdinck of Florian. Buttercup does not love him, she who still laments the death of her one true love, Westley, five years ago. Westley was a hired hand on the farm, his stock answer of "as you wish" to any request she made of him which she came to understand was his way of saying that he loved her. But Westley went away to sea, only to be killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts. On a horse ride to clear her mind of her upcoming predicament of marriage, Buttercup...Starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright. Directed by Rob Reiner.
BLOOD SIMPLE - MAY 15th
Texas bar owner Julian Marty (Dan Hedaya), who is generally regarded as not a nice person, hires shady private detective Loren Visser (M. Emmet Walsh), who is able to obtain what Marty requests: evidence - in this instance, photographic - that his wife, Abby (Frances McDormand), and one of his bartenders, Ray (John Getz), are having an affair. As Ray and Abby realize that Marty has found out about them, it allows them to plan for their future away from Marty, while be up front with Marty about the situation. This crime/drama/thriller is The COEN BROTHERS at their best in their major film debut from 1984.
THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT: JUNE 19th
It's the Australian film that blitzed overseas box offices. It caused a near riot at the Cannes Film Festival. It won an Academy Award®. It's fun, daring, over-the-top and unforgettable. It's a road movie with attitude and the occasional frock. THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT: Starring terrace stamp, guy pearce, hugo weaving.
MONDAY AT THE MOVIES AT THE RIALTO! $5.00! See the classics at Raleigh's oldest movie theatre!