Hey guys, Happy St. Patrick's Day! But more importantly (for me at least), happy Friday!!
There are so many cool things happening this weekend, I don't even know what to try and do. Between new movies coming to theatres, Peaches Christ teaming up with RuPaul's Drag Race winner Bob the Drag Queen in Legally Black, and our own movies, this is going to be a pretty eventful couple of days. Luckily, some of us Overlook creeps got a head start; we saw Raw at a super early screening at the Alamo Drafthouse, and got our review done in time for the wider release (check it out here), then gathered at the cineplex to see The Belko Experiment last night. But you know what, that's just the beginning of it all.
Surprisingly, only one theatre in the bay area will be screening the quintessential St. Patrick's Day movie Leprechaun and that's the New Parkway, but the Balboa (where we just spent three glorious bigfoot infused days at) is launching a new kind of lineup on Saturday nights. With their new beer license in hand, they already have the next seven Beer Movies listed on their site. And tomorrow night's Beer Movie happens to be one of my favorite invasion comedies, Mars Attacks!
Opening This Week
Opens Friday 17th (1hr 39min)
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
Everyone in Justine's family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At sixteen she's a brilliant student starting out at veterinary school where she experiences a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her family principles and eats RAW meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge...
Opens Friday 17th (1hr 22min)
Action/ Horror/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
In a twisted social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogota, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
Limited Theatrical Release
Limited Screenings Start Friday 17th (1hr 20min)
Drama/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
An artist and his family think they've moved into the house of their dreams, but when he is possessed by a mysterious dark force the family must fight to save their souls.
Available on VOD
Mars Attacks (1996)
Saturday 18th @ 10pm (1hr 50min)
Fantasy/ Thriller (Google)
The storyline affectionately harkens back to the deadpan sincerity of such '50s and '60s science-fiction films as The Day the Earth Stood Still and War of the Worlds. Flying saucers have been reliably seen over the capitals of the world, and the whole world awaits with bated breath to see what will transpire. Among those waiting is the President of the United States (Jack Nicholson), who is assured by his science advisor (Pierce Brosnan) that the coming aliens are utterly peaceful. This advice is hotly contested by the military (led by Rod Steiger), who advices the President to annihilate them. When the aliens land, they are seen to be green, garish, and very cheerful. But appearances prove deceiving when the "friendly" aliens abruptly disintegrate the entire U.S. Congress.
Peaches Christ Productions Presents
Saturday 18th @ 3pm & 8pm
Don't miss the World Premiere of Peaches Christ Productions' latest movie send-up, taken from the hysterical and over-the-top comedy film LEGALLY BLONDE starring Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Jennifer Coolidge, Luke Wilson, and Raquel Welch! The live show will precede a 35mm screening of the 2001 film LEGALLY BLONDE.
Friday 17th @ 11:55pm (1hr 57min)
Saturday 18th @ 11:55pm
Sci-Fi/ Thriller IMDB)
Visually spectacular, intensely action-packed and powerfully prophetic since its debut, Blade Runner returns in Ridley Scott's definitive Final Cut, including extended scenes and never-before-seen special effects. In a signature role as 21st-century detective Rick Deckard, Harrison Ford brings his masculine-yet-vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants - and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul. This incredible version features the definitive Final Cut of Ridley Scott's legendary Sci-Fi classic.
Friday 17th @ 10:30pm (1hr 32min)
Fantasy/ Slasher (Google)
An evil, sadistic Leprechaun goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold.