Rocky’s Review
Marc Forster

Adorable is the operative word for the new family film CHRISTOPHER ROBIN. But what drew me to book this movie was the director Marc Forster. He has had one of the most diverse and successful careers of any director of his generation. I first became aware of him in 2001 when he directed MONSTER'S BALL, for which Halle Berry won the Academy Award for Best Actress. He followed that with the Johnny Depp/Kate Winslet/Julie Christie hit FINDING NEVERLAND. And then came the little-seen, but one of my all-time favorites, STRANGER THAN FICTION, with a terrific performance by Emma Thompson. The movie adaptation of the best-selling novel THE KITE RUNNER came next, followed by the James Bond hit QUANTUM OF SOLACE. And in 2013 he directed Brad Pitt in WORLD WAR Z to international success. Diverse is the operative word for Mr. Forster.

     While the glowing reviews for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT are impressive (with the largest weekend opening of all the MISSION films), more impressive is how Tom Cruise at age 56 personally performs these death-defying stunts. Mr. Crusie & Co. (only slightly bruised) are holding over in the Rose for another week.

     LEAVE NO TRACE from director Debra Granik is holding over in the Starlight Room. And the response to our Rose member event last Sunday with YELLOW SUBMARINE was such a hit, that we're holding it over in the Starlight for two more matinees this weekend. And it's the sing-along version!

     Wanting to shake up our popular Classics @ the Starlight series, we'll be starting a four-film tribute to Paul Newman in September. And for one week - beginning September 28th - we'll be presenting a terrific new series of short and feature-length silent films called PIONEERS: FIRST WOMEN FILMMAKERS. You'll find all the details under the Coming Soon section on the Rose homepage very soon.

     And a special guest will be with us Friday evening, August 17th in the Starlight. Screenwriter and Chimacum High School graduate Kirsten Smith will be here to introduce her popular Reese Witherspoon hit LEGALLY BLONDE. "Whoever said orange was the new pink is seriously disturbed." -Elle Woods