Variety on screen at Palace
It's in to go out to the movies this holiday season, and Palace Amusement has scheduled an array of choice options.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
This epic space opera - directed, co-produced and co-written by J. J. Abrams - is the seventh instalment in the main Star Wars film series. It stars Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, and Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o. The story is set approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi (1983), where the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire have become the Resistance and First Order, respectively.
FBI Agent Johnny Utah (Bracey) goes undercover inside a group of skilled extreme athletes who the FBI suspect to be professional criminals. Bodhi (Ramirez) Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, and Ray Winstone make up the lead cast. This is a remake of the 1991 film, which starred Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves. Point Break is directed by Ericson Core and written by Kurt Wimmer.
Academy Award nominee Will Smith stars in a dramatic thriller based on the true David vs Goliath story of American immigrant Dr Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who discovered CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu's emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.
Will Ferrell, Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini are in this comedy directed by Sean Anders and written by Brian Burns. Mild-mannered radio executive Brad (Will Ferrell) struggles to become a good stepfather to his wife's (Linda Cardellini) two children. Complications arise when their father, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg), arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.
The cast of Academy Award winners Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro and Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper feature in this American biographical comedy-drama, written and directed by David O Russell. The plot is based on a struggling single mother of three children, Joy Mangano (portrayed by Lawrence), who invented the Miracle Mop and is the president of Ingenious Designs.