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84 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 - MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Cape Gazette "Carrie' remake nol: nearly such a bloodbath as original ince there is no activity, paranormal or otherwise, for filmgoers looking to get a jolt or two this Halloween, Hollywood once again hailed to the King for seasonal scares. 'Oirector Kimberly Peirce decided to tackle Stephen King's first novel. "Carrie," as it has been 40 years since its first publishing and 37 since Brian DePalma's iconic film take on the tale. And when you think about it, the timing seems right for an update. With a national spotlight on the profound effects of bullying, the tale of a torment- ed teen ostracized by her peers has the potential to resonate in the proper hands. And2cou would think that Peirce, having so deftly handled similar subject matter in her debut "Boys Don't Cry," would be just the person to delve into the lives of those subjected to round-the-clock anguish in the days of social media. Aside from one brief venture into a You- Tube video posting, that aspect is never touched upon again. Instead, it's a pretty straightfor- ward cut-and-paste of the origi- nal, pig's blood and all. Which begs the question, "Why?" I'm no purist when it comes to remakes. And I think, with proper purpose and framing, a good story can oft be retold cinematically. But aside from a glossy new sheen, "Carrie" does nothing that DePalma did not splash across his canvas decades ago. This is actually the fourth- incarnation of King's twisted take on "Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret?" There was a cash-grab sequel in 1999, fol- lowed by a 2002 made-for-TV flick that felt like a "very spe- cial" episode of"Beverly Hills 90210." Need I even bring up the cursed Broadway musical? The latest version feels like the "Twilight"-ing of telekinesis: as though some focus group wanted to come up with a sub- ject in the horror genre that was not cornered (vampires, were- wolves) or oversaturated (zom- bies), and build a teen audience around it. In doing so, they try to ugly up one of the latest "it" gals on the market, Chloe Grace Moretz, as the shy, sheltered teen harangued by her zealous mommy. Moretz does not yet have the depth nor vulnerability to make us buy into her plight. Her slouching and frizzled hair are the cinematic equivalent of putting glasses on the secret school hottie to make her a nerd. And speaking of frizzy hair, Pierce does her best to frump up ]ulianne Moore as the fire-and- brimstone mommy. While she is capable of putting the "belt" in Bible Belt (thwacking her daugh- ter repeatedly with the Good Book), she cannot hold a votive candle to the piety brought to the screen by Piper Laurie in the original version. The other cast Movies )) Movie listings include those of the Movies at Midway. Times and listings may ciange. The Counselor:. A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking. Rated R, Bad Grandpa: Irving Zisman. 86. is on a journey across America with the most unlikely compamon: his 8-year-old grand- son. Billy. Rated R. Carrie: A reimagining of the classic hor- ror tale about Carrie White. a shy girl out- cast Dy her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Rated R Escape Plan: When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcer- gd in the world's most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside. Rated R. qrhe Fifth Estate: A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an internet upstart ir1l'the 21st century's most fiercely debat- eo organization. Rated R Captain Phillips: The true sto- ry of Captain Richard Phillips and he 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years.Rated PG-13. Enough Said: A divorced woman who decides to oursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband. Rated PG-13. Gravity: A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Rated PG-13. Rush: A re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between. Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Rated R Don Jon: A New Jersey guy dedicat- ed to his family, friends, and church devel- ops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and inti- macy with his potential true love. Rated R. The Butler:. As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House. the civil rignts move- ment. Vietnam. and other major events affect this man's life. family, and American society. Rated PG-13. IMIIB,III UE 00IIAIII,00'IIIBI at tile se Friday, : Satmday, Oetober 2600, Sol!00p[, 6, 9 $3-00oody Maws and-00mosas! Tuesday. Pr;aneRib Night& Trivial ql,  V" Wednesday. Burger Night. x ee e V Thursday. Fajitas and Margaritas: $4 Margaritas and $3 Corona & Corona Light 'Jl00imla! in The $5 entryfee for each player, accepting teams of 2.10 participants. olst, Visit our website for more information about specials and enterta nmenL www.baywoodgrens,con members look as though they've either sauntered out of a Taylor Swift video or wandered off "Jersey Shore." (I'm pretty sure that was The Situation slaugh- tering that pig.) They all may as well wear matching varsity jackets that say Future Victim and a number, as there is little else to distinguish them. "Carrie" is not merely a bad film, it's a wholly unnecessary and sloppy one. Filled with subplots that go nowhere (what is up with that English teacher who apparently hates Carrie and simultaneously makes sexytime eyes with another student?), wrong-headed casting choices, and, most importantly, a stream of missed opportunities, "Car- rie" feels more like an audition for an "X-Men" entrance exam than a horror film. ATLANTI( THEATERS I The Movies at Midway Rt One, Midway Shoppg er FACEBOOK.COMIOVIESAIIDWAY Schedules, Ewmts, Tmils I moral Matinee is all shows prior to 6 SPECIAL SCREENING: OCT 31, NOV 1 & 2 AT 2PM & 7PM THE ORIGINAL 1953... HOUSE OF WAX IN 3D! THE COUNSELOR (2:03) (R) 4 SHOWS DAILY 1:30 4:05 6:40 9:10 BAD GRANDPA (1:37) (R) 4 SHOWS DAILY 2:t0 4:45 7:25 9:40 CARRIE (1:44) (R) 4 SHOWS DAILY 2:05 4:50 7:20 9:45 (2:Ol) (R) 4 SHOWS DAILY 1:40 4:20 7:05 9:35 THE FIFTH ESTATE (2:13) (R) 4 SHOWS DAILY 1:20 4:05 6:40 9:25 CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (2:19) (PG-13) 4 SHOWS DALLY 1:10 4:00 6:45 9:30 -(1:40) (PG-13) 4 SHOWS DAILY 1:45 4:10 6:50 9:15 GRAVITY (1:37) (PG-13) 5 SHOWS DAILY 3D: 1:00 5:10 7:15 STANDARD 2D: 3:05 9:20 CLOUDY WITH A CH "NCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (1:39)(PG) 4 SHOWS DALLY STANDARD 2D: 1:10 6:30 3D: 3:45 8:50 RUSH (2:08) (R) 4 SHOWS DAILY 1:20 4:15 7:05 9:35 INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2_ (1:54) (PG-13) 4 SHOWS DALLY 1:50 4:40 7:15 9:40 THE BUTLER (2:17) (PG-13) 4 SHOWS DALLY 1:00 3:50 6:35 9:20 _WE'RE THE MILLERS (1:55)(R) 4 SHOWS DAILY 2:00 4:35 7:10 9:30 THE FAMILY (1:56) (R) 3 SHOWS DALLY 1:25* 4:30 7:00* *NO 1:25 OR 7:00 ON THURS. 10/31 DON JON (1:35) (R) ' 1 SHOW DAILY 9:45 )J '''' . 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.