Monday, March 6, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Raw, Bigfoot Bananza, They Live

It seems this is a flashback to the 80's and 90's sort of week in the bay area, as we enter week two of March. And as excited as I am to finally check out The Fly and The Lawnmower Man (regardless of what I've heard) and possibly revisit Twister (regardless of how many times I've already seen it...), the thing I am most excited for is actually the new release that should be coming to theatres this week... Raw! Unfortunately I'm not sure how wide of a release this film will have, but I definitely know the Alamo Drafthouse will be showing it and I plan to get tickets as soon as I see them listed. 😄

Opening This Week
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Opens Friday 10th (1hr 39min)
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
Everyone in Justine's family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At sixteen she's a brilliant student starting out at veterinary school where she experiences a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her family principles and eats RAW meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge...

Monday 6th @ 9pm (1hr 33min)
Action/ Horror/ Sci-Fi (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.

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 7th @ 10:15pm (1hr 36min)
Drama/ Horror/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
Considered fairly gruesome in its day, the original 1958 The Fly looks like Mister Rogers' Neighborhood compared to this 1986 remake. Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis star as Seth Brundle, a self-involved research scientist, and Veronica Quaife, a science-magazine reporter. Inviting Veronica to his lab, Seth prepares to demonstrate his "telepod," which can theoretically transfer matter through space. As they grow closer over the next few weeks, she inadvertently goads Seth into experimenting with human beings rather than inanimate objects. Seth himself enters the telepod, preparing to transmit himself through the ether -- but he doesn't know that he is sharing the telepod with a tiny housefly. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 8th @ 10pm 1hr 48min)
Horror/ Suspense/ Sci-Fi (Rotten Tomatoes)
A mentally handicapped gardener (Jeff Fahey) allows a scientist (Pierce Brosnan) to experiment on him. Marnie: Jenny Wright. Timms: Mark Bringleson. Directed and coauthored by Brett Leonard. Contains footage cut from the theatrical release.

Thursday Classics

The Big Sleep (1946)
Thursday 9th @ 7:30pm (1hr 56min)
Classics/ Drama/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

Bigfoot Bananza!
Friday 10th - Sunday 12th
Tickets, Schedule, and Info at

Thursday 9th @ 9:30pm (1hr 27min)
Comedy/ Satire (Google)
Three of the most popular girls at Reagan High accidentally kill the prom queen with a jawbreaker when a kidnapping goes horribly wrong.

Monday 6th @ 9:15 (1hr 32min)
Tuesday 7th @ 9:10pm
Art House/ Comedy/ Horror/ Musical (Rotten Tomatoes)
In Warsaw, a pair of mermaid sisters are adopted into a cabaret. While one seeks love with humans the other hungers to dine on the human population of the city.

Monday 6th @ 7pm & 9:15pm (1hr 26min)
Comedy (Rotten Tomatoes)
After making a name for himself with such underground gross-out epics as Pink Flamingos and Desperate Living, director John Waters made a bid for somewhat wider acceptance with this black comedy, which is sedate only by the standards of his previous work. Francine Fishpaw (Divine) is a housewife whose life has become a living hell. Her husband Elmer (David Samson) runs a porno theater (currently showing the classic My Burning Bush) and is having an affair with secretary Sandra (Mink Stole), a vision of sleaze in Bo Derek-style cornrow braids who informs Elmer, "Children would only get in the way of our erotic lifestyle!"

Staff Picks

Wednesday 8th @ 9pm (1hr 53min)
Disaster Film/ Thriller (Google)
Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.


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