The Altamonte Picture Show is hands-down Orlando’s best (and cleanliest) value theater. Regardless of which side of town you live on, it’s worth the drive. Especially on Tuesdays, when all screenings only cost only a dollar, why not spend a couple of them and get yourself caught up on some films you might have missed?
For this week’s Two-Dollar Tuesday, catch a double feature with a delightful X-Men Days of Future Past and some family fun with Rio 2
X-Men Days Of Future Past – While not as great a film as it was hyped to be, I did find Days of Future Past to be a very good popcorn flick telling an engaging tale of overcoming personal demons and failure. The action driving plot revolves around villainous, nearly omnipotent, robots, called Sentinels, that destroy mutants and a good chunk of humanity. This forces the X-Men, and Magneto, into a desperate hail-mary attempt to send Wolverine back in time to try and prevent the Sentinels from ever being built. The real story though, is the glimpse we get of Xavier at his lowest point. Upon arriving in the early 70’s Wolverine finds a suffering and self-indulgent Charles Xavier living nearly alone in his mansion, the school closed, with Beast his only companion. Wolverine must convince Xavier to make even more sacrifices in order to help save the day. The hero’s journey is punctuated with plenty of action and we are treated to some delightful mutanty fun, the highlight of which was Quicksilver helping to break out 70’s Magneto from ultra-prison, it is joyous. 8/10