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Saturday Movie Matinee: The Magnificent Seven

Saturday Movie Matinee: The Magnificent Seven (2016, 128 min, PG-13)

February 11 –  2 p.m.

Jewel Box Theater

In this remake of the classic 1960 film of the same name (itself a Western remake of Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece, The Seven Samurai), seven gunslingers join forces in order to protect a small town from a mining tycoon (Peter Sarsgaard) and his goons, who plan to seize the residents’ land by force. The seven-man army is led by a mysterious bounty hunter (Denzel Washington), and also includes a sharp-witted gambler (Chris Pratt), a troubled ex-Civil War soldier (Ethan Hawke), a mountain man (Vincent D’Onofrio), an expert knife thrower (Byung-hun Lee), an outlaw (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and a Comanche warrior (Martin Sensmeier).