Reel Picks: More on movies playing on Martha's Vineyard
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A Late Quartet (R)
An emotional film about the sometimes tangled human side of a successful string quartet. Built around Beethoven's Opus 131 String Quartet in C-sharp minor, it is an homage to chamber music and the cultural world of New York. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, and Catherine Keener.
A piece of recent history dramatized with real-time acting rather than special effects. In 1980, there was a joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to rescue six American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. Starring Ben Affleck, who also directs; Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin.
An action-packed mystery in which a seasoned airline pilot attains hero status after miraculously crash landing and saving nearly everyone on board. Questions arise about the hero. Starring Nadine Velazquez, Denzel Washington in a bravura performance, and Carter Cabassa.
Hotel Transylvania (PG)
An animated film from Sony. Dracula builds a place where he can protect his little ghoul and other monsters from humans. But as all little ghouls eventually do she tries to break free from her dad's protective control. Starring the voices of Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, and more popular actors.
Rise of the Guardians (PG)
A Dreamworks animated film about the Immortal Guardians: Jack Frost, Santa Claus, the Sandman and the Easter bunny who team up to protect Earth from an evil spirit. Starring the voices of Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher.
007, James Bond, is back. As MI6 comes under attack, both from within and without, Bond must track down and destroy the threats, no matter how personal the cost. Starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Judi Dench.
Taken 2 (PG-13)
Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, a retired CIA operative who decimated an Albanian slave-trading ring to rescue his daughter. This time it's his wife who must be rescued. He uses his lethal skills to track her down and eliminate all who stand in his way. Also starring Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (PG-13)
In the fifth and last film in the series, Bella is enjoying her new life and new powers after the birth of their daughter and her change to an immortal. Soon, however, their family bliss is threatened by a new menace, in perhaps the most complex of the movies. Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner.