THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE – MOVIES OPENING 1/30

PICK OF THE WEEK

Taken Liam Neeson is an unstoppable gangsta in this flick. Bryan has taken early retirement from the CIA in order to live closer to his teenage daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace). When Kim announces that she’s taking a trip to Paris with her friend Amanda, Bryan is apprehensive about her traveling on her own. His worst fear is soon realized, as Kim and Amanda are abducted upon their arrival in France. Bryan immediately springs into action, using his well-honed CIA skills to piece together clues from a single, frantic phone call he received from Kim. LOW BUDGET ROMANTIC MOVIE THAT COULD

Medicine for Melancholy This film is getting great reviews. San Francisco is the setting for potential romance in this low-budget romance. Though Jo’ (Tracey Heggins) and Micah (Wyatt Cenac) wake up next to one another, they have no idea what brought them to that point. Medicine for Melancholy follows the pair as they travel through the California city, exploring the streets as well as the possibility of a deeper connection with one another. Critics are saying that this movie is a thoughtful, often poignant study of modern urban life and race. SCARY MOVIE OF THE WEEK

The Uninvited Korean horror continues its ascent with this remake of Kim Jee-Woon’s Changhwa Hongryon. Emily Browning stars as a young woman whose mother has recently died. When she returns to live with her father, she discovers that he is engaged to a woman (Elizabeth Banks) whose pretty looks belie sinister motives. Critics are giving it mixed reviews and are saying that experienced horror fans will probably stay one step ahead of the game, but it’s still a nice ride. check movie showtimes



January 16, 2017

Lifelike Paper Birds Adorn Oversized Stamps of Countries Around the World

Using simple, everyday materials, artist Diana Beltran Herrera crafts creatures that are full of life. She transforms paper, wire, and wood into realistic birds whose detailing is nothing short of incredible. The meticulous paper art features individually cut and scored feathers—mimicking the real thing—that are layered into majestic plumage. Through these rigid and repetitive structures, Herrera still manages to capture the feeling that they could go into flight at any moment.

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January 15, 2017

Storybook Landscape Photos Celebrate the Enchanting Beauty of Iceland

The model-photographer duo Victoria Yore and Terrence Drysdale are always on the move. Together, they’re known for their Follow Me Away project and recently enchanted us with their fairy tale images of Oregon. In the short time since, Yore and Drysdale packed their bags for Iceland to explore what the picturesque country had to offer. Like other Follow Me Away series, every photograph is simultaneously stunning and mystifying. The grandiose settings will take your breath away.

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