Friday, March 10, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Monday): Bigfoot Bonanza!! Half Human, Man Beast, Mysterious Monsters

So in the last  screenings post, I might have given you guys some incorrect information; although Raw is listed in several places as being released today, it doesn't appear to be playing anywhere until next week. Posters are already showing up in several theatres, the release date is so close I can taste it... Just one more week.

As for this weekend...

Bigfoot Bonanza is here! I'm wearing my Legend of Boggy Creek shirt to celebrate. Today is the first day, although the tacos and music don't start until 6pm. The last movie of the day starts at 11:30, and will start up again bright and early Saturday morning, at 10am. There are movies and presentations scheduled all day, side by side on both of the Balboa's screens. We'll all have some tough choices to make this weekend. 

Friday 10th - Sunday 12th
Full weekend lineup & more info 

Saturday 11th @ 10pm (1hr 36min)
Comedy/ Horror (IMDB)
Tremors is actually two movies in one. On its own terms, it's an enjoyable modern sci-fi horror-thriller, with good pacing and a sense of humor; but it's also a loving tribute to such 1950s low-budget desert-based sci-fi-horror films like Them!, It Came From Outer Space, Tarantula, and The Monolith Monsters. Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are the stars, a pair of small-town handymen living in a small desert community, who stumble upon several difficult-to-explain phenomena, including a couple of people who've died under extremely strange (and, in one instance, very grisly) circumstances. Eventually, they and a handful of their neighbors find the cause: gigantic prehistoric worm-like creatures that streak under the desert the way fish swim through oceans, reaching up and grabbing anything they need for food. Cut off from the outside world, they have to figure out how to get across the desert alive while these creatures -- that are smart as well as fast -- close in on them, stalking them like monster sharks. The film benefits from the presence of special effects that are good enough to pull this all off, keeping the shock value high, and also from a subtly humorous script and performances to match by the entire cast, and director Ron Underwood's breezy pacing of the whole picture. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

Friday 10th @ 5pm (1hr 32min)
Art House/ Comedy/ Horror/ Musical (Rotten Tomatoes)
In Warsaw, a pair of mermaid sisters are adopted into a cabaret. While one seeks love with humans the other hungers to dine on the human population of the city.

(More showtimes next week)


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