The Hollywood Reporter calls The Arrival, this week’s feature attraction at the Lamoni Coliseum, “… a grownup sci-fi drama that sustains fear and tension while striking affecting chords on love and loss.” When mysterious spacecrafts touch down in 12 locations across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – is brought together to investigate. They make contact with two seven-limbed aliens, who they call “heptapods” and nickname Abbott and Costello. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Critic Comments: “For most of its running time, Arrival is entrancing, intimate, and moving — a sci-fi movie that looks not up at the stars but rather deep within.” (Village Voice) “Arrival is such a beautiful and thought-provoking film that it almost singlehandedly makes up for every bad aliens-coming-to-Earth film you’ve ever seen.” (USA Today) “Arrival works as mainstream entertainment, but includes hallmarks of the ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’/’Silent Running’ era of artist-driven science fiction. It has Hollywood stars, but makes great effort to strip them of any false glamour. The film is tightly calibrated, but leaves things open to interpretation, for discussion on the ride home and beyond.” (San Francisco Chronicle) “Although Arrival is about first contact with extraterrestrials, it says more about the human experience than the creatures from another world. This is a singularly powerful movie, without question one of 2016’s best.” (ReelViews)
The Arrival runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Coliseum Theater at 100 North Maple Street, Lamoni. The film is rated PG-13 for brief strong language. It runs for 116 minutes.
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