Winter’s Bone: Final Week! Twilight Eclipse: Held Over, Summer Classics: Roman Holiday

Ends Thursday, July 15. Don’t miss this audience favorite and Sundance Award winner!  Ree Dolly (played by Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence), is a teen-ager in backwoods Missouri whose father has skipped out on bond after being arrested for cooking methamphetamine. Now he’s disappeared – and he’s put up the family home and property as collateral. So Ree must track down her father to keep her family from becoming homeless. But she faces a culture of silence among the drug-addled and drug-dealing crews, who also happen to be related to her – but who threaten her nonetheless.

The film is unusual in its willingness to focus on characters living below the poverty line, without making poverty – or drug addiction – the focus of the film. trailer

Anyone worried about the fate of Bella, Edward, Jacob and the rest of the “Twilight” gang after the moody blues of movie No. 2 can breathe a sigh of relief. “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” is back with all of the lethal and loving bite it was meant to have: The kiss of the vampire is cooler, the werewolf is hotter, the battles are bigger and the choices are, as everyone with a pulse knows by now, life-changing.

“Roman Holiday” is this week’s Summer Classic Movie on Wednesday, July 14, 1:30 and 7:15. Audrey Hepburn earned an Oscar for this, her first major film role, starring with Gregory Peck. The film includes many unscripted moments as the cameras rolled after the take ended, catching the two stars as they joked and kidded with each other. 

In 1999, Roman Holiday was selected for preservation in the  National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

And you won’t want to miss Episode 8 of “Flash Gordon: Tournament of Death” when Ming forces Flash to fight against a masked opponent, and then a vicious orangopoid! Can our hero hope to survive until next week?