January 25, 2008

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Rated PG-13
113 minutes

A FREE screening:

Beowulf (2007)

January 25, 2008 at 7:00 pm in 26-100

Sony Imageworks in conjunction with MIT's Comparative Media Studies Program and LSC present a screening of the 2007 Robert Zemeckis/Neil Gaiman scripted film: BEOWULF! Attendance is FREE!

In the age of heroes comes the mightiest warrior of them all, Beowulf. After destroying the overpowering demon Grendel, he incurs the undying wrath of the beast's ruthlessly seductive mother, who will use any means possible to ensure revenge. The ensuing epic battle resonates throughout the ages, immortalizing the name of Beowulf. Academy Award winning director Robert Zemeckis tells the oldest epic tale in the English language with the most modern technology, advancing the cinematic form through the magic of digitally enhanced live-action. Unlike anything you will see this year, Beowulf represents a decade long quest for New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman (Mirrormask), and Academy Award winning screenwriter Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction) to see the myth adapted to the big screen. Starring Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Alison Lohman, and Angelina Jolie. []

Yes! Rock solid direction. The dynamic ups, downs, humor, and grit of the film are artfully managed to create a very sweet piece that builds smartly and climaxes commandingly.
      -- Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card. Read this review.

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