Monday, July 18, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Lights Out, From Beyond, De Palma Double Feature

Happy Monday guys! The roughest day of the week is just about over, and we have a very cool week of movies lined up! This Thursday Lights Out hits select theatres for an early release night and officially comes out this Friday. The Castro Theatre has an awesome De Palma double feature this Wednesday (with one of my favorites!!), and Terror Tuesday gets Lovecraftian with From Beyond. There may even be a guest... Read on to find out what else this week has in store.

Released This Week
Early Screenings Thursday 21st (1hr 21 min)
Released Friday 22nd 
Horror (IMDB)
"When her little brother, Martin, experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, Rebecca works to unlock the truth behind the terror, which brings her face to face with an entity that has an attachment to their mother, Sophie."

Terror Tuesday 
Tuesday 19th @ 10:55pm (1hr 26min)
Horror/ Scifi (IMDB)
"A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms."

Weird Wednesday 
Wednesday 20th @ 10:30pm (1hr 37min)
Action/ Comedy/ Fantasy (IMDB)
"Red powder from a nuclear explosion gives a police officer super powers as long as he doesn't see anything red. He is eventually framed for murder and is unsuccessfully executed by many different methods."

Balboa Classics
The Sting (1973)
Thursday 21st @ 7:30pm (2hrs 9min)
Comedy/ Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
"In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker."

Blow Out (1981)
Wednesday 20th @ 7pm (1hr 48min)
Mystery/ Drama (Google)
"While recording sound effects for a slasher flick, Jack Terri (John Travolta) stumbles upon a real-life horror: a car careening off a bridge and into a river. Jack jumps into the water and fishes out Sally (Nancy Allen) from the car, but the other passenger is already dead -- a governor intending torun for president. As Jack does some investigating of his tapes, and starts a perilous romance with Sally, he enters a tangled web of conspiracy that might leave him dead."


Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Wednesday 20th @ 9pm (1hr 32min)
Thriller/ Indie (Google)
"After record producer Swan (Paul Williams) steals the music of songwriter Winslow Leach (William Finley) and gives it to one of his bands, Leach sneaks into Swan's offices. Catching Leach, Swan frames him for dealing drugs, which lands him in prison. After Leach breaks out and again attempts to sabotage Swan's empire, an accident crushes his face. Leach then dons a costume and becomes the Phantom, intent on ruining Swan while saving singer Phoenix (Jessica Harper) from a terrible fate."

Thursday 21st @ 9:30pm (1hr 37min)
Comedy/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
"After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires."

Playing All Week (1hr 50min)
Documentary (Google)
"One of the most talented, influential, and iconoclastic filmmakers of all time, Brian De Palma's career started in the 60s and has included such acclaimed and diverse films as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way, and Mission: Impossible. In this lively, illuminating and unexpectedly moving documentary, directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow engage in a personal and candid discussion with De Palma, exploring not only his life and work but also his singular approach to the craft of filmmaking and his remarkable experiences navigating the film business, from his early days as the bad boy of New Hollywood to his more recent years as a respected veteran of the field."

Tuesday 19th @ 7pm (1hr 25min)
Documentary (Google)
"Procedure 769, Witness to an Execution is a 1995 Dutch documentary film by director Jaap van Hoewijk about the execution of convicted murderer Robert Alton Harris in 1992."

Nippon Nights 
Thursday 21st @ 9:15pm (1hr 30min)
Crime/ Drama/ Thriller (IMDB)
"A convicted killer (Meiko Kaji) escapes from prison and crosses a desolate landscape with six other inmates."


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