Friday, September 1, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jackals, The Vault

Happy Friday everyone! We're in the midst of a weirdly hot streak in the bay area, but there are a couple of alternatives to sweating in the sun. In addition to San Francisco Comic Con, there are a couple of movies to spend your weekend watching.

40th Anniversary Rerelease

Screening All Weekend (2hrs 17min)
Drama  Sci-Fi (IMDB)
After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.


VOD Friday 1st (1hr 25min)
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
A young man, Justin Powell, is held up at gunpoint by two ski-masked men and dragged back to a secluded cabin. This isn't a standard kidnapping, as Justin's estranged family is at the cabin waiting for him. Composed of Justin's father Andrew, mother Kathy, brother Campbell and former girlfriend Samantha (who has recently given birth to their child), Justin's family is dedicated to freeing him from the brainwashing he's undergone at the hands of a vicious cult. With the help of Jimmy Levine, an experienced cult deprogrammer, the family does their best to bring Justin back to reality. Everything goes awry when the cult (a murderous gang of masked men and women known as the Jackals) descends upon the cabin, demanding Justin back. A vicious battle unfolds, testing familial loyalties and unleashing a bloodbath in which there are few survivors.

VOD Friday 1st(1hr 31min)
Horror/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
Two estranged sisters are forced to rob a bank in order to save their brother. The heist begins smoothly, but mayhem ensues when the defiant bank manager sends them to a basement-level vault-home to something truly evil.


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