Monday, June 5, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): It Comes At Night, Camera Obscura, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Hey guys! Hope your week started off on the right foot and that you're ready for some movie news! Once again, we are in for several treats as we enter a week with two new horror releases, both of which look great. If you were one of the lucky and fast acting members of the Alamo Drafthouse Victory Rewards program, then you are probably going to be seeing It Comes At Night for free tonight, but even if you're not, you can still catch it at an early Thursday screening. This will be a wide release, but from what I saw of the trailer, I'm glad the Overlook family decided to go Alamo for this one. I can't imagine having people talk through this film. And that super loud sound system won't hurt either... The other new release doesn't have any bay area showtimes, but we'll be able to get in on VOD. So far, VuDu seems to be the only one listed but that will probably change as the release date gets closer. That would be Camera Obscura. I don't think I've seen any trailers of anything for this movie, but that's just the way I like it!

Opening This Week

Early Screenings Thursday 8th (1hr 37min)
Opens Friday 9th
Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse. Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his incredible debut feature KRISHA with IT COMES AT NIGHT, a horror film following a man (Joel Edgerton) as he learns that the evil stalking his family home may be only a prelude to horrors that come from within. Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.

VOD Friday 9th (1hr 35min)
Horror/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
A veteran war photographer with PTSD sees imminent deaths in his developed photos, questioning his already fragile sanity and putting the lives of those he loves in danger.

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 6th @ 10:55pm (1hr 26min)
Action/ Comedy/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
In this hip horror comedy, a perky Valley Girl's life becomes like totally messed when she finds out that she is next in a long line of vampire slayers. To make it worse, the old dude who tells her of her destiny then tells her that a whole nest of vampires is living in LA and she is the only one who can stop them. Unfortunately, the two lead vampires have found her and are now proceeding to turn everyone in her high school into blood-suckers too.

Wednesday 7th @ 10:15pm (1hr 41min)
Horror/ Suspense/ Romance (Rotten Tomatoes)
The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. (C) Kino

With Filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour In Person

Double Feature

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Tuesday 6th @ 6pm (1hr 48min)
Comedy/ Drama/ Romance (Rotten Tomatoes)
Old-line liberals Matt and Christina Drayton (Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn) have raised their daughter Joey (Katharine Houghton) to think for herself and not blindly conform to the conventional. Still, they aren't prepared for the shock when she returns home from a vacation with a new fiancé: African-American doctor John Prentice (Sidney Poitier). While they come to grips with whatever prejudices they might still harbor, the younger folks must also contend with John's parents (Roy Glenn Sr. and Beah Richards), who are dead-set against the union. To complicate matters, the older couple's disapproving maid (Isabel Sanford) and Christina's bigoted business associate (Virginia Christine) put in their two cents' worth. While Joey is determined to go ahead with the wedding no matter what people think, John refuses to consider marriage until he receives the unqualified approval of all concerned. The closing monologue delivered by Spencer Tracy turned out to be the last scene ever played by the veteran film luminary, who died not long after the production. The film was a success in the racially volatile year of 1967 and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won for Hepburn and screenwriter William Rose.


Get Out (2017)
Tuesday 6th @ 8:10pm (1hr 44min)
Horror/ Comedy/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

Early Screenings Thursday 8th (1hr 46min)
Opens Friday 9th 
Drama/ Mystery/ Romance (IMDB)
A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.


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