Friday, June 23, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Monday): Scum, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jaws

It's just as well that there isn't too much going on in the city, as far as movies as concerned. With Pride 2017 already blocking off streets in downtown, you would probably have a hard time getting to the movies anyway! But for any adventurous types out there...
Both of the new titles on here, The Bad Batch and Scum, are not exclusive to this weekend, but I'm sure it would help them both out if they had successful opening weekends. Well, Scum is actually from the 70's so it could probably care less.
I'm not discouraged by this light weekend, because we have a lot to look forward to next week! The lineup includes a double feature of Logan Noir and Max Mad Black and White, Ringu, and the return of the Super Shangri-La Show! 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Opening This Week

Limited Release Friday 23rd (1hr 58min)
Sci-Fi/ Drama (Google)
A dystopian love story in a Texas wasteland and set in a community of cannibals.

Playing All Weekend (1hr 38min)
Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
SCUM tells the story of Carlin, a new reform school inmate with a reputation as a hard case. The authorities encourage gang leader Pongo to humble Carlin, but he beats Pongo down and takes over the mantle of Daddy. The guards institute a reign of terror and neglect, with Carlin emerging as an unlikely leader. One of the most important British features of the last 35 years, SCUM still packs a wallop.

Midnight Madness

Saturday 24th @ 11:55pm (1hr 41min)
Comedy/ Horror/ Musical/ Sci-Fi (Rotten Tomatoes)
This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien), who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop. The host of this gathering is a transvestite clad in lingerie, Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), a mad scientist who claims to be from another planet. With assistants Columbia (Nell Campbell) and Magenta (Patricia Quinn) looking on, Frank unveils his latest creation -- a figure wrapped in gauze and submerged in a tank full of liquid.

Jaws (1975)
Saturday 24th @ 6:20pm (2hrs 4min)
Sunday 25th @ 5:20pm
Action/ Drama/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down.

Alien: Covenant (2017)
Screening All Weekend (2hrs 2min)
Horror/ Sci-Fi/ Thriller (IMDB)
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.


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