MOVIE BUFF-ET: Locally shot F.R.E.D.I. makes theatrical run at Skylight Cinema

Skipstone Pictures

New In Local Theaters

  • Kin (PG-13) 1 hr. 42 min.
    (AMC Fiesta Square, Malco Razorback, Malco Rogers Towne, Malco Springdale)
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  • Operation Finale (PG-13) 2 hr. 3 min.
    (AMC Fiesta Square, Malco Razorback, Malco Rogers Towne)
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  • Searching (PG-13) 1 hr. 42 min.
    (Malco Razorback, Malco Pinnacle Hills)
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  • F.R.E.D.I. (PG) 1 hr. 29. min.
    (Bentonville Skylight)
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  • Skate Kitchen (R) 1hr. 45 min.
    (Bentonville Skylight)
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Last year Skipstone Pictures filmed its latest release “F.R.E.D.I.” in and around Bentonville, and the family-oriented film about a teen who makes friends with a robotic artificial intelligence makes its local theatrical run starting today at the Skylight Cinema in Bentonville.

The movie made its debut in May at the Bentonville Film Festival. The film features shots of downtown Bentonville, including an establishing shots of the Benton County Court House, the water tower, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

The movie, directed by Sean Olson, stars Lucas Hoyos as James and Reid Miller as Danny, two friends who find the lovable robot, which is voiced by Candace Cameron Bure. Kelly Hu stars as Dr. Andi Parks, the lead scientist at the research facility from which F.R.E.D.I. was stolen before being found by James. Angus MacFadyen plays the corporate villain of the film who is manic to to capture F.R.E.D.I. to exploit for his own devices.

Classic Corner

Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary

Generally when I think of classic movies, I think of films older than the super-hero adventures produced by Marvel Studios, but in a sense the box-office dominating films featuring Captain America, Iron-Man, and their Avengers partners are modern classics.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Iron-Man,” the movie that opened the door to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the films are being re-released to IMAX theaters this week for a marathon of showings. The event kicked off Thursday and continues through Sept. 6 at the Malco Razorback Cinema Grill & IMAX. Tickets for each showing are priced at $6.

Here is a listing of the films and when they will be shown:

1 p.m. Captain America: First Avenger
3:40 p.m. The Avengers
7 p.m. Iron-Man 3
9:40 p.m. Thor: Dark World

1 p.m. Captain America: Winter Soldier
3:40 p.m. Guardians of the Galaxy
7 p.m. Avengers: Age of Ultron
9:55 p.m. Ant-Man

1 p.m. Captain America: Civil War
4 p.m. Dr. Strange
7 p.m. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
9:55 p.m. Spider-Man: Homecoming

1 p.m. Thor: Ragnarok
3:40p.m. Black Panther
7 p.m. Avengers: Infinity War
10 p.m. Ant-Man and the Wasp

1 p.m. Iron Man
3:40 p.m. Spider-Man: Homecoming
7 p.m. Black Panther
9:45 p.m. Dr. Strange

1 p.m. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
3:45 p.m. Captain America: Civil War
7 p.m. The Avengers
9:55 p.m. Avengers: Infinity War

1 p.m. Iron Man
3:40 p.m. The Avengers