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Doctor Strange

This week’s feature attraction at the Lamoni Coliseum is Doctor Strange. “Introduced by Marvel Comics in 1963, Strange was initially touted as ‘a different kind of superhero … a MASTER OF BLACK MAGIC!'” (Chicago Tribune) Dr. Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that the enclave is at the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality. Before long, Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.

Critic Comments: “… the giddily enjoyable “Doctor Strange” is part of Marvel’s strategy for world domination, yet it’s also so visually transfixing, so beautiful and nimble that you may even briefly forget the brand.” (New York Times) “Doctor Strange is similarly unique, deviating just enough from the cookie-cutter Marvel pattern to become its own living, breathing, thrilling thing.” (Rolling Stone) “A kaleidoscope of weirdness and innovative visual effects successfully introduce the newest Marvel superhero in director/co-writer Scott Derrickson’s brilliantly bizarre Doctor Strange.” (USA Today) “The visuals are electrifying and CGI is used very well to build a world far different than anything else we’ve seen in superhero adaptations recently.” (RogerEbert.com) “This is as good as popcorn entertainment gets.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Doctor Strange runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 6:00 p.m. (2D) and 8:30 p.m. (3D) at the Coliseum Theater at 100 North Maple Street, Lamoni. Cost of the 3-D show is $2.00 more or $9.00. The film is rated PG-13 for action violence and some frightening images. It runs for 155 minutes.

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