A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Presented in Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast. Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.
Gotta say I had some fun watching director Craig Gillespie’s Fright Night re-do. Plus, this trailer is chock-full of cool visual FX, so I’m interested in seeing how Gillespie deals with the off-sea action. How about you?
What: ADMIT TWO passes for the Baltimore area screening of The Finest Hours!
When: Thursday, January 21st – 7:30 PM
Where: Cinemark Towson
Why: Better to watch a crazy storm than be in one, amirite?
How: Visit seeitfirst.net and enter the code 151460
REMEMBER: seating for screenings are first come, first served and not guaranteed. So get there early to get yourself a seat.
Good luck, everyone!