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Cape Gazette ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY, APRIL 19 -~ONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013 works is immediately hostile toward the survivors, and Jack encounters a band of under- ground human freedom fighters (led by Morgan Freeman) who inform him that all is not as it T RON: Legacy felt like it was a film that existed solely because fans liked the time in which the era was created, not necessarily the film itself. Looking back, "TRON" was no doubt groundbreak- ing in its effects and bounced along at a satisfying clip, but it was nowhere near as good as your memory would have you believe. But as support swelled for a sequel, so was born "Legacy," which was really no better or worse than its source, which is to say, it was again visually stunning but mediocre. Its di- rector, Joseph Kosinski, de- served much credit for glossing and stylizing what little he had to work with. With his second effort, "Oblivion," he is given a far Movies )) Movie listings include those of the Movies at Midway. Times and listings may change. Oblivion: A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to ques- tion what he knows about his mission and himself. Rated PG-]3. Trance: An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting. Rated R. bigger sandbox in which to play, as it is based on his own (unpublished) graphic novel. The result is something that is at once familiar and divergent, as though he's inching ever closer to the next stratosphere of fllmmaking. Set six decades in the future, "Oblivion" imagines an Earth that has been savaged by aliens, and its moon destroyed. No longer hospitable to human life, the population catapulted to Saturn's moons, leaving behind a few "security" officers tasked with protecting the remaining fuel sources left on the planet, Jack Harper (played by Tom Cruise) is one such officer. His days are spent traveling between Earth and his home station in the sky, shared with partner Victoria (played b3r Andrea Risenborough). While all security personnel o , are supposed to undergo a men- tal reboot, Jack is still haunted by pre-war visions, which seem impossible given his age. On one particular reconnaissance mission, Jack encounters a crash with a crew of human cargo, including one that has guest starred in Jack's memory. The security team for which he ing their newborn son home from the hos- pital. With the help of home-surveillance cameras and a team of experts, they learn they're being stalked by a nefarious demon. Rated PG-13. Jurassic Park 3D: During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power break- down that allows its cloned dinosaur exhib- its to run amok. Rated PG-13. Evil Dead: Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival. Rated R. appears. In what is seemingly rare for movie marketing today, one of the surprises of "Oblivion" is how much you - as an audience member - don't know. Sure,. we are familiar with a number of the science fiction elements presented within (a little "2001" here, a little "Moon" there), but Kosinski develops a visu- ally mesmerizing template all G.I. Joe: Retaliation: The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. Rated PG-13. The Place Beyond the Pines:A motor- cycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide fc)r his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rook- ie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective Rated R. 42: The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. Rated PG-13. Scary Movie 5: A couple begin to expe- rience some unusual activity after bring- his own, allowing you to look beyond all that until the film's third act, which accelerates to a mostly satisfactory explanation to all the twists and turns. For a good share of"Oblivi- on," the director lets us simmer in his special effects hot tub, bubbling with visuals and set at just the right narrative tempera- ture. It does not hurt one bit that our guide is Mr. Maverick himself, who has been a round the sci-fi block a time or two ("Minority Report," "War of the Worlds"). It's a dialed-down, compassionate approach that is one of the most humanistic the star has provided in quite some time. Riseborough elevates what could be considered a throw- away the doting partner into something more as well. When Jack resists protocol, ! Tyler Perry s Temptation: An ambitious married woman's temptation by a hand- some billionaire leads to betrayal, reckless- ness, and forever alters the course of her life. Rated PG-13. TOM CRUISE AND MORGAN FREEMAN star in "Oblivion." you can feel her conflict, torn between duty and compassion for her partner. When the film begins to sag Admission: A Princeton admissions of!i- in the second act, it's easy to focus on the lavish visuals. Yet it's still ponderous as to what purpose the C.H.U.D.-like hu- man cave-dwellers truly serve. Were it not for Freeman as their leader, "Oblivion" may have felt even longer than its already-heavy two-plus-hour runtime. The film is also buoyed by M83, a French electronica group that received orchestrat- ed backup, that finds just the right times to creep in with its "Inception"-like overtones. And while the f'tim does not have goals as lofty as Christopher Nolan's sci-fi brain-twister, it satisfies in ways that, unlike cer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a col- lege-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption. Rated PG-13. kidnappers. Rated R. The (:roods: The world's very first pre- historic family goes on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world. Rated PG. ;TILL OF ROSARIO DAWSON in "Trance." Olympus Has Fallen: Disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning finds him- self trapped inside the White House in the Oz: The Great and Powerful: A small- wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside time magician arrives in an enchanted land knowledge, Banning works with nation- and is forced to decide if he will be a good al security to rescue the president from his man or a great one. Rated PG. O Gourmet entrdes at everyday prices. ,TRON," will give audiences reason to recall it fondly for more than just rosy reminis- cence of their youth. ATLANTIC I Friday, April 19 to Thursday, April 25, The Movies at Midway Rt. One, Midway Shopping Center Rehoboth Beach, DE Follow us on FACEBOOK! FACEBOOK.COM~MOVlESATMIDWAY Schedules, Events, Trailers and morel Matinee is all shows prior to 6 PM (IBLIVION (1:46) (PG-13) 4 SHOWS DAILY 1:25 4:10 6:45 9:30 TRANCE (2:09) (a) 4 SHOWS DAILY 1:50 4:40 6:50 9:05 THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES OPEN 7 NIGHTS Dinner Year-Round 5- IOPM HAPPY HOUR NIGHTLY 5-6:30 38163 302-227-3100 Robinsons Dr., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (2:25) (R) 4 SHOWS DAILY 12:45 3:40 6:25 9:15 42 (2:13) (PG-13) 4 SHOWS DAILY 1:00 3:45 6:35 9:15 SCARY MOVIE 5 (1:30) (PG-13) 4 SHOWS DAILY 2:05 4:30 7:15 9:30 JURASSIC PARK 3D (2:12) (PG-13) 4 SHOWS DAILY 1:15 4:00 6:40 9:20 EVIL DEAD (1:39)(R) 4 SHOWS DAILY 2:10 4:50 7:20 9:45 G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (1:55) (PG-13) 4 SHOWS DAILY 13D: 1:25 7:05 S3:ANDARD 2D: 4:45 9:25 TYLER PERRY'S TEMPTATION 1:56) (PG-13) 4 SHOWS DAILY 2:00 4:25 7:10 9:40 ADMISSION (1:52) (PG-13) 2 SHOWS DAILY 4:05 9:20 OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (2:05)(R) 4 SHOWS DAILY 1:40 4:35 7:05 9:35 THE CROODS (1:43)(PG) 4 SHOWS DAILY 3D: 1:10 6:35 8:45 STANDARD 2D: 3:45 OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL 3D: 12:50 6:30 STANDARD 2D: 3:30 9:10 QUARTET (1:43) (PG-13) 4 SHOWS DAILY 1:30 3:50 6:30 8:50 IDENTITY THIEF (1:55) (R) 2 SHOWS DAILY 1:05 6:40 I I I I I I Pick'up tickets at Kiosk PARTY ROOM Conferences, Birthday Parties, Meetings, Whatever the need FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (302) 645-1135 For R-Rated films you must be 17 years of age or accompanied by a parent or guardian. Photo identification required.