Golden Globe winners back on Tri-City screens

Gary Wolcott, atomictown.comJanuary 17, 2014 

Film Review Gravity

This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows George Clooney in a scene from "Gravity." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

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Regal's Columbia Center 8 is giving an encore performance to two Golden Globe winners. 12 Years a Slave took home the statue for best dramatic film. It's the hard-to-watch but must-see true story of a free, pre-Civil War Negro kidnapped and made a slave. Great performances also dot the movie's landscape. Chiwetal Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o all gave award-nominated performances. Fassbender -- in particular -- is impressive.

Gravity grabbed a Golden Globe for Alfonso Cuaron as best director. It's an incredible, must-see 3D movie experience. You get to spend an hour and a half in space. It's the closest any of us is ever going to get to actually being there. If you missed it the first time around, don't miss the second.

12 Years a Slave

Director: Steve McQueen

Stars: Chitwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Alfre Woodard, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch

Mr. Movie rating: 4 stars

Rated R for extreme violence, nudity, mature themes. It's playing at Regal's Columbia Center 8 and at Walla Walla Grand Cinemas.

5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen

4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.

3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.

2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.

0 stars: Speaks for itself.

Gravity

Director: Alfonso Cuaron

Stars: George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Ed Harris

Mr. Movie rating: 4 1/2 stars

Rated PG-13 for mature themes. It's playing at Regal's Columbia Center 8, the Fairchild Cinemas 12 and at Walla Walla Grand Cinemas.

5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen

4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.

3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.

2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.

0 stars: Speaks for itself.

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