In a very different turn of events, this week is kind of loaded with new releases, new theatrical runs, and a new series at the Balboa Theatre! The week is sandwiched between two Stephen King releases, the first being Maximum Overdrive and the second The Dark Tower, but in between we have werewolves, meteorites, animated aliens, and Wesley Snipes as a special forces soldier, sent to investigate the disappearance of another team... Remind you of anything?
Opening This Week
Early Screenings Thursday 3rd (1hr 35min)
Opens Friday 4th
Horror/ Sci-Fi/ Western (Rotten Tomatoes)
There are other worlds than these. Stephen King's The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world's most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
Limited Theatres/ VOD Friday 4th (1hr 33min)
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
A team of special forces soldiers approach the designer of a high-tech military compound to investigate the disappearance of another team guarding the facility. The compound, known professionally as a Temple, is an artificial intelligence powered facility designed for interrogating high level prisoners. Upon entering the Temple, the soldiers quickly find the earlier team horrifically slaughtered but no evidence as to who is responsible. Almost immediately, the crew begins to experience strange and horrific supernatural phenomena as they attempt to uncover who killed the previous team. Soon enough, they find a lone survivor, a dangerous terrorist who may hold the key to who killed the soldiers. But as the story goes on, we'll learn that there's more to it than we've been told and a dark secret the soldiers share may hold the key to surviving The Temple.
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
Limited Theatres/ VOD Friday 4th
A college professor (Vanessa Angel) gives six students an assignment to research a historical event, and one member of the group (Parker Croft) convinces the others to investigate a 19th century legend involving a werewolf in the Georgia backwoods. They delve deeper into the story, but aren't prepared for the terror that awaits them. Bev Land directed this horror film, which co-stars Dania Ramirez, Gail O'Grady, and Rebekah Graf.
Tuesday 1st @ 10:15pm (1hr 38min)
Horror/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
After radiation from a comet showers the earth, inanimate tractor-trailers come to life and terrorize a group of people trapped in a rest stop. The manager (Pat Hingle) and a prisoner on parole (Emilio Estevez) organize the defense of the group and engage a counter-attack.
Wednesday 2nd @ 9:30pm (1hr 23min)
Comedy/ Documentary/ Special Interest (Rotten Tomatoes)
In 1979, while working as a cameraman for a local news program in Salt Lake City, Trent Harris made the acquaintance of a genial but eccentric entertainer from the nearby town of Beaver, UT, who called himself Groovin' Gary. Harris' experiences with Groovin' Gary inspired three different short subjects, and The Beaver Trilogy collects Harris' three Groovin' Gary films into one feature presentation. In 1979's The Beaver Kid, viewers are introduced to Groovin' Gary, the self-proclaimed "Rich Little of Beaver," as he shows off his car (named after Farrah Fawcett), does impressions, and plugs a talent show in which he'll be appearing.
Space Jam (1996)
Wednesday 2nd @ 7:30pm (1hr 28min)
Animation/ Adventure/ Comedy (IMDB)
In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.
Screening on VHS
Landmark Clay Theatre
Friday 4th @ 11:55pm (2hrs 5min)
Fantasy/ Mystery (Google)
In this animated feature by noted Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, 10-year-old Chihiro (Rumi Hiiragi) and her parents (Takashi Naitô, Yasuko Sawaguchi) stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku (Miyu Irino), who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.
Also Screening Saturday
Opens Friday 4th (1hr 40min)
Drama/ Horror/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.
Friday 7pm show will be followed by a Skype Q&A with Director Amat Escalante
Screening All Weekend