Happy Labor Day guys! I know not everyone got to have a long weekend, but I hope you guys all got to check out some movies anyway. There are plenty of titles that are still in theatres...
This week, we have a pretty cool lineup in the bay area, and we're getting a lot of fantasy crossover in our horror. And that's not a bad thing, if you ask me. This Tuesday kicks off the month long theme of Terror Twos-days at the Alamo Drafthouse, Hitchcock weekends continue at the Balboa Theatre, and there will be spatterings of cool double features throughout the week. Read on for dates and times!
Tuesday 6th @ 10pm (1hr 37min)
Action/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
"Mike, now released from a psychiatric hospital, continues his journey to stop the evil Tall Man from his grim work."
Kubrick in Color
Wednesday 7th @ 7pm (1hr 58min)
Drama/ War (IMDB)
"A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue."
Wednesday 7th @ 10:15pm (1hr 50min)
Comedy/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
"A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which tries to devour the girls in bizarre ways."
Daven's Double Feature
Tuesday 6th @ 7pm (1hr 39min)
Action/ Adventrure/ Fantasy (Rotten Tomatoes)
"Kurt Russell plays hard-boiled truck driver Jack Burton, who gets caught in a bizarre conflict within, and underneath, San Francisco's Chinatown. An ancient Chinese prince and Chinatown crime lord has kidnapped a beautiful green-eyed woman, who is the fiancee to Jack's best friend. Jack must help his friend rescue the girl before the evil Lo Pan uses her to break the ancient curse that keeps him a fleshless and immortal spirit."
Escape From New York (1981)
Tuesday 6th @ 9pm (1hr 39min)
Action/ Scifi (IMDB)
"In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him."
Thursday 8th @ 7:30pm (2hrs 16min)
Crime/ Scifi (Google)
"In an England of the future, Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his "Droogs" spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on "a little of the old ultraviolence," while jauntily warbling "Singin' in the Rain." After he's jailed for bludgeoning the Cat Lady to death, Alex submits to behavior modification technique to earn his freedom; he's conditioned to abhor violence. Returned to the world defenseless, Alex becomes the victim of his prior victims."
Hitchcock Weekend 2
Thr 39 Steps (1935)
Friday 9th @ 5pm & 9:30pm (1hr 26min)
Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
"A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information."
North by Northwest (1959)
Friday 9th @ 7pm (2hrs 16min)
Action/ Adventure/ Crime (IMDB)
"A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive."
The Holy Mountain (1973)
Friday 9th @ 7pm (1hr 54min)
Adventure/ Fantasy/ Drama (IMDB)
"In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment."
Friday 9th @ 9:10pm (1hr 45min)
Fantasy/ Scifi (IMDB)
"In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements."
Playing all Week (1he 28min)
Comedy/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
"Two teenage yoga enthusiasts team up with a legendary man-hunter to battle with an ancient evil presence that is threatening their major party plans."