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Mia (Jane Levy), a drug addict, is determined to kick the habit. To that end, she asks her brother, David (Shiloh Fernandez), his girlfriend, Natalie (Elizabeth Blackmore), and their friends Olivia (Jessica Lucas) and Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci) to accompany her to their family’s remote forest cabin to help her through withdrawal. Eric finds a mysterious Book of the Dead at the cabin and reads aloud from it, awakening an ancient demon.
The buzz: This remake of the cult franchise shares little with its predecessors, but fans of the original may appreciate the ample gore and scares “Evil Dead” offers.
Length: 91 minutes.
Show times: 12:35 p.m., 2:55 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 9:55 p.m. at Cinemark.
“On the Road”
Based on Jack Kerouac’s beloved American novel, “On The Road” is the story of Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, and Dean Moriarty, a devastatingly charming ex-con married to the very liberated and seductive Marylou. Sal and Dean bond instantly upon meeting. Determined not to get locked in to a constricted life, the two friends cut their ties and take to the road with Marylou.
The buzz: It’s beautiful to watch, but “On the Road” doesn’t quite capture the energy and inspiration of Kerouac’s novel.
Length: 124 minutes.
Show times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at Maiden Alley Cinema.