Grafton: 3D

In keeping with tradition- I am going to start my blog post by commenting on the weather. Is anyone else disappointed by the cold, cloudy days? Well, this weekend is supposed to be beautiful…  let’s keep our fingers crossed!

If you are looking for a place to escape the cold, come out to Grafton! Our matinee on Sunday was a big success- and Avatar was amazing! Don’t worry if you had to miss it- it’s showing all this week at 9:30. James Cameron creates a wonderful world of glowing rainforests and gigantic creatures that want to kill you. But don’t let that stop you! There is action and romance, and a slight tint of Pocahontas-themed plotlines. Though we don’t have it in 3D, you should still come out to see it.

Our 7:00 movie this week is Crazy Heart starring Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Bridges plays 57-year old Otis Blake, aka Bad Blake, a country and western singer. However, he is not very popular and only plays in B-rate venues like bowling alleys, and he lives a destructive lifestyle. He is overweight, chain-smokes, and is an alcoholic- which is partially responsible for several failed marriages and an estranged son. While in Santa Fe, Blake begins a relationship with newspaper journalist Jean Craddock (Gyllenhaal) despite the differences in their ages. Blake’s life begins to turn around with the start of this relationship, but with his previous destructive lifestyle- will he be able to live happily?

The pressure is on as the end of the semester is coming closer. Save your last threads of sanity by taking a break from studying and writing papers- come out to watch a movie!

– Christine

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Grafton: The Young and The Blue

What a week… 90 degrees each day and not a cloud in sight. Absolutely beautiful! We are getting closer to the end of the semester- a bittersweet time for all students. This weekend Grafton is putting on some awesome events! Our regular Grafton movies are at 7 PM and 9:30 PM, Youth in Revolt and The Young Victoria respectively. This Sunday is our last matinée of the semester- Avatar

At 7- Youth in Revolt is the newest Michael Cera movie. Cera plays Nick Twisp, who falls in love with a beautiful girl while on vacation. Nick Twisp is a boy who takes on multiple personalities and has many misadventures while following the girl- Sheeni- around. At 9:30- The Young Victoria is a dramatization of the life of Queen Victoria after her coronation and her relationship with Prince Albert during the 1830s. 

The real icing on the cake though is our matinée. Sunday at 3:00 PM, Grafton will be showing Avatar. After his brother is killed, a paraplegic Marine Jake Sully signs on to take his place during a mission to Pandora- a world with strange creatures and a separate race of beings called the Na’vi. In exchange for the intel services that Sully is providing, the military repairs his damaged spinal cord. During his stay on this world, Sully falls in love with a Na’vi native- Neytiri. Sully is forced to make a decision as the military of Earth begin their final stages of conquest. 

It is sure to be a fun-filled weekend at Grafton… as the theater will be blacked out! With a black-light rainforest, fluorescent paint, and reduced ticket prices- who can resist? There may even be a few blue people running around…

-Christine