The gentlemen offer their reviews of the sci-fi film "After Earth" starring the father-son duo of Will & Jaden Smith and "The Company You Keep" by actor/director Robert Redford. As an added bonus, Chris spends a couple of minutes on some other recent films you might have heard of – "The Great Gatsby" and "Now You See Me". Thrown in for good measure are some news tidbits and recommendations on films you might want to check out.
Recommendations – "Never Let Me Go", "Upstream Color"
Footcandle Film Society will be screening actor/director Robert Redford's latest film "The Company You Keep" at the Carolina Theater Thursday, June 13th at 7pm.
About the film:
A former Weather Underground activist (Robert Redford) goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity in this political thriller based on a 2003 novel by Neil Gordon.
Captain's Log – star date 5282013 – Starship Footcandle embarks on a mission to review the new releases "Star Trek: Into Darkness" and "Mud" in under an hour and also include their usual segments of news and recommendations. Can they succeed or will the galaxy spiral into chaos due to disagreements over what exactly is the prime directive?
Recommendations – "Son of Rambow", "A Monster In Paris"
Iron Man's having trouble sleeping. There's political unrest in Chile. Three bodybuilders in Florida go on a crime spree. What is going on? Have no fear it is just a fresh episode of the Footcandle Film podcast with reviews of "Iron Man 3", "No", and "Pain & Gain".
Recommendations – "Adaptation", "Return to Oz"
The Hickory International Council and Footcandle Film Society are presenting an International Film Festival for Children (IFFC) on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the S.A.L.T. Block Auditorium. This event is a One World, One Community Festival and is an extension of the annual International Spring Fest events.
The 2013 IFFC films to be shown at the event include The Red Balloon, Ponyo, and Children of Heaven, as well a few additional short films. The morning will be dedicated to kindergarten through fifth graders, and the afternoon for those in grade six through high school. During the event there will be some international activities, such as Origami, magician shows, and internationally themed bingo. And, best of all, the event is free to the public.