Friday, March 9, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): The Strangers: Prey at Night, Bigfoot Bonanza

Happy Friday night everyone!
This weekend is packed and full of variety. The Strangers: Prey At Night opens in theatres all over the country, The Cured opens at the 4-Star and The Great Bigfoot Bonanza of 2018 comes to the Vogue Theatre.

Opening This Week

Opens Friday 9th (1hr 25min)
Horror (IMDB)
A family's road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family's every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit THE STRANGERS.

Opens Friday 9th (1hr 35min)
Drama/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life-but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? Pulsing with provocative parallels to our troubled times, The Cured is a smart, scary, and hauntingly human tale of guilt and redemption.

Screening All Weekend (1hr 32min)
Drama/ Thriller/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume; Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair bond over Lily's contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another's most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim, and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.

California Crime Triple Feature

Sunday 11th @ 6:30pm (1hr 35min)
Crime/ Drama/ Thriller (IMDB)
A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.


Sunday 11th (1hr 47min)
Crime/ Drama/ Mystery (IMDB)
Set in contemporary Los Angeles as well as the Los Angeles of the 1940s, Dead Again explores a romance between two star-crossed lovers -- and the doomed passion they shared in their last lifetime. Los Angeles detective Mike Church (Kenneth Branagh) comes to the aid of mute, amnesia-victim Grace (Emma Thompson) and falls in love with her. He sets out to discover her true identity and the source of her terrible nightmares. Mike is aided in his investigation by hypnotist/furniture dealer Franklyn Madison (Derek Jacobi) who discovers that in a past life Grace was Margaret Strauss (also played by Thompson), who may have been mudered by her husband Roman (Branagh).


Sunday 11th (1hr 33min)
Mystey/ Thiller (IMDB)
A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant (Lola Kirke - MISTRESS AMERICA, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, GONE GIRL) and her Hollywood starlet boss (Zoƫ Kravitz - MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, DIVERGENT). As the assistant travels across Los Angeles to unravel the mystery, she must stay one step ahead of a determined policeman (John Cho - STAR TREK, HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE) and confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity.

Peaches Christ Productions Presents

Saturday 10th @ 3pm & 8pm
Our hi-sterical parody of the '90s legendary comedy Death Becomes Her
Starring The World's Oldest Young Drag Queens
Defying Natural Law Before Your Very Eyes

Island of Lost Souls (1932)
Saturday 10th @ 4:30pm & 7:30pm (1hr 10min)
Horror/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
This first film version of H.G. Wells' Island of Dr. Moreau stars Charles Laughton as Dr.Moreau, a dedicated but sadly misguided scientist who rules the roost on a remote island. Shipwrecked sailor Edward Parker Richard Arlen finds himself on Moreau's island, agreeing to stick around until another boat can come along and take him home. But that's not quite what Moreau has in mind: he'd rather Parker stay on the island and marry the exotic Lota (Kathleen Burke), who curiously possesses the characteristics of the panther. In fact, all the island's natives seem more animal than human, especially the hirsute Bela Lugosi. And why not? They are animals who've been transformed by Moreau into humanlike creatures via surgery. Moreau's plans to mate Parker and Lota are complicated by the arrival of Parker's fiancee Leila Hyams, who has been brought to the island by ship's captain Stanley Fields, one of Moreau's flunkies. When Moreau kills Fields for this insubordination, he makes the mistake of breaking one of the rules he himself has imposed on the island: That no creature shall kill another. Island of Lost Souls does its job of inducing goosebumps so well that one can forgive the cherubic excesses of Charles Laughton in his portrayal of Dr. Moreau. The film would be remade under Wells' original title in 1978, with Burt Lancaster in the Laughton role.


Murder at the Vanities (1943)
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th @ 5:50pm & 9pm (1hr 29min)
Musical/ Mystery/ Romance (IMDB)
The Earl Carroll Vanities, a popular Broadway revue of the 1930s and '40s, is the setting for this murder mystery interspersed with an assortment of variety acts, including Duke Ellington performing "Ebony Rhapsody" and a novelty number called "Marijuana." Victor McLaglen stars as Bill Murdock, a detective investigating a series of murders during the opening night of a new edition of the +Vanities. When private detective Sadie Evans (Gail Patrick) is found murdered, Murdock must investigate between musical numbers to find the killer. When Rita Rose (Gertrude Michael) next turns up dead, Murdock concludes young ingenue Ann Ware (Kitty Carlisle) is the next person marked for death. Murdock has to find the murderer before the ending of the show or else he or she could disappear in the departing crowd of theatergoers.

The Great Bigfoot Bonanza of 2018!
March 10th & 11th at the Vogue Theatre in San Francisco
Two days of Bigfoot, Yeti and Swamp Ape movies and documentaries with Special Guest Speakers Loren Coleman, Seth Breedlove of Small Town Monsters, Peter Von Puttkamer of Sasquatch Odyssey: The Hunt for Bigfoot, Daniel Perez of the Bigfoot Times and Matt Ralston of Cryptozoologist!

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