September is turning out to be a great month for new movies, with last week's release of the insanely anticipated It, which is being followed up by the release of Mother! at the end of this week. Have you guys watched the trailer? Because it looks awesome. In addition, the Super Shangri-La Show returns to the Balboa Theatre to present Judex, Terror Tuesday goes black and white with the original Carnival of Souls, and The Hatred come out on VOD. Movie time!
Opening This Week
Early Screenings Thursday 14th (2hrs)
Opens Friday 15th
Drama/ Horror/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.
Monday 11th @ 9:30pm (1hr 43min)
Action/ Crime/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
In near-future Detroit, a murdered police officer is resurrected as an experimental crime-fighting cyborg named Robocop. Tormented by memories of his past, he soon deviates from his law enforcement program to seek revenge on his killers. This highly successful sci-fi action film balances ultraviolence with black comedy and cutting satire.
Tuesday 12th @ 9:45pm (1hr 18min)
Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
Mary Henry is enjoying the day by riding around in a car with two friends. When challenged to a drag, the women accept, but are forced off a bridge. It appears that all are drowned, until Mary, quite some time later, amazingly emerges from the river. After recovering, Mary accepts a job in a new town as a church organist, only to be dogged by a mysterious phantom figure that seems to reside in an old run-down pavilion. It is here that Mary must confront the personal demons of her spiritual insouciance.
Wednesday 13th @ 10:15pm (1hr 32min)
Comedy/ Crime/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
A down and out young punk gets a job working with a seasoned repo man, but what awaits him in his new career is a series of outlandish adventures revolving around aliens, the CIA, and a most wanted '64 Chevy.
Super Shangri-La Show
Wednesday 13th @ 7:30pm (1hr 38min)
Action/Crime/ Drama (IMDB
This silent era styled crime drama finds Judex (Channing Pollock) as a former crook set out to right the wrongs of his past. He locates a crooked banker who has swindled people and sent innocent victims to prison. The felonious financier is spared being murdered when his daughter promises to repay everything he has stolen. The film was directed by Georges Franju, one of the founding fathers of the French Film Museum in Paris.
Friday 15th @ 11:55pm (2hrs 13min)
Action/ Fantasy/ Scifi (Rotten Tomatoes)
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
Screening All Week (1hr 28min)
During the battles between insurgents and the Realist Spanish Army in the Independnce of Mexico some outlaws try to find a treasure guarded by zombies and few women.
Friday 15th @ 7pm (1hr 16min)
Art House/ International/ Drama (Rotten Tomatoes)
In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes from the Devil who, in revenge, deprives her of her hands. So begins a long journey towards the light... The Girl Without Hands is the audacious feature debut from acclaimed short filmmaker Sébastien Laudenbach, whose beautiful and dreamlike take on the Brothers Grimm story has created an adult fairytale destined to become a classic.
VOD Tuesday 12th (1hr 30min)
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
Four young women travel to their college professor's new country home for a weekend getaway, only to discover that the house has a malevolent past.