Friday, August 18, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Dave Made A Maze, Paternal House, Good Time

It's the weekend! I hope you guys are looking for stuff too do because I definitely have recommendations. First off, Dave Made A Maze comes to VOD and select theatres today, and San Francisco happens to house on of those select theatres... It's our very own Roxie Theatre! You can get more of a feeling for this weird little adventure film by checking out our review here. Good Time is also opening today and will be screening all weekend at the Alamo Drafthouse. This one is more of an urban fantasy crime movie, but it's absolutely worth checking out. And of course, the found footage film I've been waiting for for weeks, The Monster Project, is released on VOD today.
And there's more!

Opening Today

Limited Theatres / VOD Friday 18th (1hr 20min)
Adventure/ Comedy/ Horror (IMDB)
Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation. Ignoring his warnings, Dave's girlfriend Annie leads a band of oddball explorers on a rescue mission. Once inside, they find themselves trapped in an ever-changing supernatural world, threatened by booby traps and pursued by a bloodthirsty Minotaur.

Limited Theatres/ VOD Friday 18th (1hr 35min)
Action/ Horror (IMDB)
In a chilling and inventive take on the classic monster movie genre, THE MONSTER PROJECT follows a group of aspiring horror filmmakers, eager to raise their YouTube subscriber count, who post an online casting call for "real life" monsters to interview for their documentary. They find three participants and choose to film them sharing their haunted experiences in a mansion in the woods on the night of a lunar eclipse. The production suddenly turns into a nightmare when the participants transform into a real vampire, demon, and skinwalker (a type of harmful witch, according to Navajo legends, that can transform into any animal with the intent of harming people), forcing the unsuspecting crew to fight for their lives.

Screening all Weekend (1hr 40min)
Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld in an increasingly desperate-and dangerous-attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

Double Hitchcock

Rebecca (1940)
Sunday 20th @ 7pm (2hr 10min)
Drama/ Noir/ Mystery (IMDB)
"Story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter (Laurence Olivier). She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson), the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house."


Marnie (1964)
Sunday 20th @ 4:30pm & 9:20 (2hrs 10min)
Crime/ Drama/ Mystery (IMDB)
"Mark marries Marnie although she is a habitual thief and has serious psychological problems, and tries to help her confront and resolve them."

Midnight Madness

Friday 18th & Saturday 19th @ 11:55pm (1hr 21min)
Comedy/ Horror (IMDB)
The third in director Sam Raimi's stylish, comic book-like horror trilogy that began with The Evil Dead (1982), this tongue-in-cheek sequel offers equal parts sword-and-sorcery-style action, gore, and comedy. Bruce Campbell returns as the one-armed Ash, now a supermarket employee ("Shop Smart...Shop S-Mart") who is transported by the powers of a mysterious book back in time with his Oldsmobile '88 to the 14th century medieval era. Armed only with a shotgun, his high school chemistry textbook, and a chainsaw that mounts where his missing appendage once resided, the square-jawed, brutally competent Ash quickly establishes himself as a besieged kingdom's best hope against an "army of darkness" currently plaguing the land.

Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Friday 18th @ 10:30pm (1hr 36min)
Horror (IMDB)
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.

Sunday 20th @ 4:15pm (1hr 37min)
Drama (IMDB)
Eighty years ago, for some moral issues, a man, together with his own son, kills his own daughter and buries her at the basement of their house. This hidden grave is simply tied to the next generations of the whole family and turns to be a restraining factor.


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