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Possibly the least promoted movie in town turns out to be a very thoughtful, well crafted & well-acted look at modern-day relationships. Focusing on a generation of one family of strong women the film shows us the many complications, regrets & lost opportunities. Well done. A-

AUDIENCE SCORE 83%  IMDB 6.5 /10

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My two boys grew up with Sonic the Hedgehog so I found myself at an afternoon show not sure what to expect. The animation is good & Marsden/Carrey holds the film together. Good sense of humor and in the end kinda charming. The kids of all ages will enjoy it. B/B+

AUDIENCE SCORE 96%  IMDB 6.9 /10

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Pretty sure this isn’t the movie that fans of these two were waiting for. A somber and depressing look at a marriage gone off the tracks. I sat in an all-but empty theater feeling horrible, having to watch this play out. Both actors do fine, but the story is a huge downer. C-

AUDIENCE SCORE 22%  IMDB 4.7 /10

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Viola Davis is tremendous as the warden of a prison who is no-nonsense & by the book. After a botched death row execution, her world starts to crumble. W/ another inmate scheduled for execution the movie & Davis show great sadness. Strong acting & thought-provoking story. B/B+

AUDIENCE SCORE 80%  IMDB 6.6 /10

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Not sure why this movie didn’t do more business. Lively & Jude Law are terrific & tho a little far fetched, the plot works. This is kind of Jason Bourne-light & that’s okay with me. The title sucks, but it is good to outstanding action film and worth seeing. Better hurry tho! B

AUDIENCE SCORE 57%  IMDB 5.4 /10

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A frenetic movie about the Joker’s ex played superbly by Margot Robbie. Crazy, violent, funny & at times silly, this super dark movie is not for kids, but comic book fans will enjoy. B

AUDIENCE SCORE 84%  IMDB 6.7 /10

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Pretty picky about my scary movies these days & this one delivered & then some. Based on the children’s story this film is well-acted, well-shot & effectively creepy. 3 actors carry nearly the entire film plus plenty of weird & disturbing images to cause some good nightmares. B-

AUDIENCE SCORE 44%  IMDB 5.6 /10

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Only playing on one screen in town, I’m so glad I found this emotional true story of a man who sacrifices all for Vietnam troops he didn’t even know. A push to get his Medal of Honor is the basis for the movie. Stellar cast & not a dry eye in the theatre when the movie ends. A-

AUDIENCE SCORE 92%  IMDB 6.3 /10

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Guy Ritchie has given us a couple of great films & his share of clunkers. THE GENTLEMEN is a lot of fun. English gangsters, huge marijuana processing center & greedy journalist plus a crazy story. Grant, McConaghey & Farrell are all great. Violent, profane & a little long. B

AUDIENCE SCORE 89%  IMDB 8.1 /10

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This might have had promise but the CG critters spoiled it for me. Downey is fun & trust me the youngest kids will love it but what could have been special was not. The original film was one of my childhood favorites. Eddie Murphy’s was not & this now sits w/ his. Misfire! C+

AUDIENCE SCORE 87%  IMDB 5.6 /10

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Finally got to PARASITE this afternoon & what a head rush. Highly praised South Korean film about a family helping another family under false pretenses. A wild, epic story well told, well shot & well-acted and about as original as they come. Plenty of suspense & violence. A-

AUDIENCE SCORE 91%  IMDB 8.6 /10

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25 years since the original movie?! If I had more energy I’d dig through my notebooks to see what I thought. The new movie will please fans of the first film (& maybe both people who admit they saw the first sequel!) Lots of action, humor & an engaging story. Fun, loud & stupid. B

AUDIENCE SCORE 95%  IMDB 7.5 /10

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1917 finally makes it here & it was worth the wait. Sam Mendes writes/directs based on old family WWI stories. All but the unknown cast is good. The film wants you to think its all one-shot (it’s not) & I found that more distracting than effective. Still a beautifully told story. A 

AUDIENCE SCORE 90%  IMDB 8.7 /10

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Early buzz is not good & also flat out wrong. Surprisingly effective & engaging sci-fi film about a crew trapped on the ocean floor & forced to walk to safety. Heads up, they aren’t alone. Better than it should have been & Stewart again excellent. Intense & claustrophobic. B/B+

AUDIENCE SCORE 82%  IMDB 6.2 /10

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Redmayne in a true story of a man who dreams of being a meteorologist in 1862 & hopped into a balloon w/ Felicity Jones! Turns into a harrowing adventure that nearly kills them both. As an adventure film for the family, it’s a fun ride. Now available on Amazon Prime. B+

AUDIENCE SCORE 91%  IMDB 6.6 /10

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IMO, Malick makes great-looking films w/ long, convoluted & confusing storylines. This is better than most but it is an arduous watch at nearly three hours. A true tale of an Austrian man drafted into Hitler’s Nazi troops. He refuses to take a pledge & is tortured for years. B-

AUDIENCE SCORE 78%  IMDB 7.7 /10

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JUST MERCY features an all-star cast with Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson, and a story, though well-done, seems very familiar. A black man in Alabama wrongly accused of a murder he didn’t commit. Jordan plays a new attorney who takes the case. True story. B

AUDIENCE SCORE 92%  IMDB 6.8 /10

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A couple of years ago, director Gerwig & Ronan gave us the instant classic Lady Bird. Now they tackle the Louisa May Alcott classic and they knock it out of the park. An excellent adaptation with wonderful performances and a strong message to today’s “little” women. A-

AUDIENCE SCORE 95%  IMDB 8.3 /10

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Abysmal reviews & alleged re-edits. How bad is it? With full transparency, I hated the play and it’s not as bad as I expected. There might be 4-5 good songs, the dancing is excellent & there are strong, unexpected voices from Dench & McKellen plus best cat tap-dancing ever! C+

AUDIENCE SCORE 30%  IMDB 2.7 /10

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This has the most eclectic cast of the year, Sandler, Kevin Garnett, Judd Hirsch & Idina Menzel to name a few. Sandler plays a jeweler trying to score big & failing miserably. Intense, violent, profane turns to very dark & sad. Sandler is great but it’s not for everyone. B

AUDIENCE SCORE 89%  IMDB 8.10 /10

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I found this to be a very entertaining, well-told movie about the sleazy Roger Ailes who ran Fox News but also sexually harassed many of the women there, including two of his biggest stars. Theron, Kidman & Robbie are all strong, as is the story. Cameo by Malcom McDowell too! B+

AUDIENCE SCORE 67%  IMDB 6.3 /10

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42 years later we get the conclusion of the Star Wars saga. Secrets are revealed, great old friends return and there are at least 3 too many battle scenes. Truly special effects and stunning visuals. Slightly bloated but it almost had to be to get this wrapped up. IMAX! 👍 B+

AUDIENCE SCORE 74%  IMDB 7 /10

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Clint Eastwood’s holiday gift is Richard Jewell, the true story of a security guard mistakenly identified as the Olympic bomber in Atlanta. Solid cast and compelling story, but it never quite jelled for me. Rockwell continues to amaze. For me, it was a solid B, but I wanted more.

AUDIENCE SCORE 87%  IMDB 7.8 /10

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Take a successful formula, return the whole cast, tweak gently (but effectively) and add more humor. Sit back and watch the box office soar! Not as fun as the first but worth seeing for Duane Johnson channeling Danny DeVito! A surprising amount of cursing in a family movie??
AUDIENCE SCORE 92%  IMDB 7 /10 

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Allegedly LaBeouf wrote this movie in rehab. A raw, brutally honest & very dark look at his early life as an actor. Hedges plays a young adult LaBoeuf, but really the stars are Noah Jupe as a much younger version & LaBoeuf himself playing his father. At times hard to watch. B+
AUDIENCE SCORE 90%  IMDB 7.4 /10 

Top Box Office (US)
The weekend of February 21-23, 2020

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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Holds on to #1; ‘Call of the Wild’ Overperforms into Second

Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog managed to hold off 20th Century’s The Call of the Wild for a second weekend at #1, topping $106 million after just ten days in release and already ranking as the fourth largest video game adaptation domestically of all-time. STX’s release Brahms: The Boy II currently holds a narrow lead for a fourth-place finish while truTV’s release of Impractical Jokers: The Movie managed to land just outside the top ten despite playing in just 357 locations.

Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog dipped a little more than we anticipated but still managed to hold on to the #1 spot at the weekend box office over its sophomore frame. The film fell -55% compared to its strong debut last weekend and delivered an estimated $26.3 million over the three-day, pushing the film’s domestic cume over $106 million after just ten days in release. The film now sits just behind The Angry Birds Movie ($107.5m) as the fourth largest video game adaptation domestically of all-time.

Internationally, Sonic added another $38.3 million, pushing the international cume to $96.5 million for a global tally topping $203 million. New openings were led by Russia with $6.3 million while the UK still leads the way overseas with a cumulative total of $19.1 million.

 

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February Release Calendar

The Highlight’s of  Movies Opening Around the Country

The Week of February 24, 2020 

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The Invisible Man

Certificate R 124 min – Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

When Cecilia’s abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
Director: Leigh Whannell
Writers: Leigh Whannell (screenplay by), Leigh Whannell (story by) 
Stars: Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer

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Wendy

PG-13 | 1h 52min | Drama, Fantasy

Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up.
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Writers: Benh Zeitlin (screenplay), Eliza Zeitlin (screenplay)
Stars: Yashua Mack, Devin France, Gage Naquin

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Burden

R | 2h 9min | Drama

When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy strives to keep the peace even as he urges the group’s Grand Dragon to disavow his racist past.
Director: Andrew Heckler
Writer: Andrew Heckler
Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker

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A Great Movie Theater To Watch A Movie in and Around Des Moines, Iowa.  “Locally Owned”

R.L. Fridley Theatres, Inc. was formed as an Iowa corporation in 1974. Our founder, Robert L. Fridley, has been a prominent leader in the motion picture theatre exhibition business for over sixty years.

Our Mission

Fridley Theatres strives to provide exceptional service and presentation, great entertainment choices, and competitive prices to the local communities we serve.

The Fleur Cinema and Café almost has it all: the most intelligent Hollywood films, the critically acclaimed indie films, even the occasional local film. Combine that with modern décor, a diverse menu of concessions and reasonable prices—in a refurbished space that was once occupied by a run-of-the-mill multiplex. It’s clear why this locally owned theater has drawn audiences since 2001, without having to rely on blockbusters.