Hey guys! So due to a series of brain fart type events, this post is going up a day late. And while Terror Tuesday and Weird Wednesday are both sold out (have been for a couple days I think), There are some great things happening at the other theatres we know and love. The Castro has an awesome double feature happening this Friday, with two well loved classics, while the Roxie Theatre continues its extended run of Birdboy: The Forgotten Children and adds The Road Movie to its bill at the end of the week. And that's something you don't want to miss.
Opening This Week
Opens Friday 19th (2hrs 3min)
Comedy / Horror (IMDB)
Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair star in this pitch-black horror-comedy about a worldwide mass hysteria where, for 24 brutal hours, parents turn violently against their own children.
Screening at the Roxie Theatre Next Week
Tuesday 16th @ 10:40pm (1hr 24min)
Comedy/ Horror (IMDB)
A young New Yorker becomes enthralled to the will of an evil disembodied brain in this cult horror-comedy. With the young man's help, the brain tours New York's nightlife scene in search of potential nourishment -- other brains that it can consume.
Wednesday 17th @ 10:20pm (2hrs 9min)
Action/ Comedy/ Drama/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.
They Live (1988)
Friday 19th @ 7:30pm (1hr 37min)
Horror/ Scifi/ Thriller (IMDB)
A homeless drifter discovers a reason for the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor: a conspiracy by non-human aliens who have infiltrated American society in the guise of wealthy yuppies. With the help of special sunglasses that reveal the aliens' true faces and their subliminal messages ("marry and reproduce," "submit to authority"), our hero tries to stop the invasion. This satire of Reaganomics and the "greed is good" era also has one of the funniest (and longest) fight scenes in American cinema.
Friday 19th @ 9:20pm (1hr 29min)
Horror/ Sci-Fi/ Thriller (IMDB)
A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th @ 7pm (1hr 16min)
Friday 19th @ 8:40pm
Animation/ Drama/ Horror (IMDB)
There is light and beauty, even in the darkest of worlds. Winner of Spain's Goya Award for Best Animated Feature (where the director separately won Best Animated Short Film in the same year), Alberto Vázquez's debut feature is a darkly comic, mind-bending fantasy based on his own graphic novel and award-winning short film. Striking graphic imagery brings to life a discordant world populated by adorable (and adorably disturbed) animated critters, searching for hope and love amid the ruin. Stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world, teenager Dinky and her friends hatch a dangerous plan to escape in the hope of finding a better life. Meanwhile, her old friend Birdboy has shut himself off from the world, pursued by the police and haunted by demon tormentors. But unbeknownst to anyone, he contains a secret inside him that could change the world forever.
Opens Friday 19th (1hr 7min)
A documentary comprised entirely of footage from dashboard cameras from Russian cars.