Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Screenings in the Bay (Monday 14th to Sunday 20th): Cat People, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, Glass

This week Bluray Tuesday definitely has more going on than the city's screenings, but if you want an excuse to go walk in the rain and eat some buttery popcorn, there really is nothing better than going out to the movies. This week the continuation of M. Night Shyamalan's surprise super hero franchise opens everywhere. And from what I can tell, people are pumped, so get your tickets early if you plan to venture in Shyamaland. Tonight's Terror Tuesday has been deemed the gayest of its franchise an will be screening at 10:25 at the Alamo Drafthouse. And this Wednesday the Super Shangri-La Show will be rainging cats and dogs with an themed double feature at the Balboa Theatre.

Opening This Week

Early Screenings Thursday 17th (2hrs 9min)
Opens Friday 18th
Drama/ Mystery/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb's superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 15th @ 10:25pm (1hr 27min)
Horror (IMDB)
Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton) moves with his family into the home of the lone survivor from a series of attacks by dream-stalking monster Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). There, Jesse is bedeviled by nightmares and inexplicably violent impulses. It turns out Freddy needs a host body to carry out his gruesome vendetta against the youth of Springwood, Ohio. While Freddy gains influence, Jesse and his girlfriend, Lisa (Kim Myers), race against the clock trying to figure out what's going on.

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 16th @ 10pm (1hr 34min)
Drama (Rotten Tomatoes)
Harmony Korine's experimental drama about a disturbed young man and his nightmarish family life.

Presented by Action Attraction

Drive (2011)
Tuesday 15th @ 7:30pm (1hr 40min)
Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can't help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac). After a heist intended to pay off Standard's protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals. But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk-that they're coming straight for Irene and her son-Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense.

Super Shangri-La Show Presents

Wednesday 16th @ 7:30pm (1hr 13min)
Fantasy/ Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
Handed the exploitive title Cat People, RKO producer Val Lewton opted for a thinking man's thriller--a psychological mood piece, more reliant on suspense and suggestion than overt "scare stuff". Simone Simon plays an enigmatic young fashion artist who is curiously affected by the panther cage at the central park zoo. She falls in love with handsome Kent Smith, but loses him to Jane Randolph. After a chance confrontation with a bizarre stranger at a restaurant, Simon becomes obsessed with the notion that she's a Cat Woman--a member of an ancient Serbian tribe that metamorphoses into panthers whenever aroused by jealousy.


Wednesday 16th @ 9pm (1hr 27min)
Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
Sherlock Holmes (Peter Cushing) and Dr. Watson (Andre Morell) are summoned to investigate the murder of Sir Charles Baskerville. The family seems to be cursed because of previous ancestral crimes, and it is assumed Sir Henry may suffer the same fate as Sir Charles. The legend of the curse also tells of a murderous canine that stalks its victims in the shadowy moors that surround the Baskerville estate. This film is the first color feature of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary sleuth.

Midnight Madness

Friday 18th & Saturday 19th @ 11:55pm (1hr 12min)
Animation/ Drama/ Scifi (IMDB)
"This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where blue giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders."


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