This is a pretty light weekend for horror variety, although one of the movies is an new release, opening today. But from what I can see, this is just the calm before the storm of film fests and cool movies in the bay area. And I'm very happy to see the triumphant return of the Stanford Theatre!
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
Opening Night Friday 5th (1hr 48 min)
Action/ Horror/ Romance (IMDB)
"In the 19th century, a mysterious plague turns the English countryside into a war zone. No one is safe as the dead come back to life to terrorize the land. Fate leads Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James), a master of martial arts and weaponry, to join forces with Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley), a handsome but arrogant gentleman. Elizabeth can't stand Darcy, but respects his skills as a zombie killer. Casting aside their personal differences, they unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to save their country."
The Fifth Element (1997)
Friday 5th & Saturday 6th @ 11:55pm (2hr 6min)
Action/ Adventure/ Scifi (IMDB)
"In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay."
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th
@ 5:35pm & 9:35pm (1hr 42min)
Drama/ Film Noir/ Romance (IMDB)
"In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin (Cary Grant) recruits Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman), the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover."
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Friday 5th @ 7:30pm
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th @ 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Comedy/ Romance (IMDB)
"This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must decide whom she truly loves."