Friday, May 4, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): The Cleanse, Gehenna: Where Death Lives, Steel Dragnolias

Happy Friday everyone! How is everyone ringing in their May the 4th/ Cinco de Mayo? How about with some indie horror?? Gehenna: Where Death Lives opens at the Roxie Theatre TONIGHT and will be screening for a full week. Today brand new horror film Bad Samaritan also hits theatres everywhere! It sound a bit in the same lane as Don't Breath, but I have yet to see it so I'm going purely off of the commercial. And if you'd rather stay in and watch an awesome monster movie instead, The Cleanse is officially out on VOD! 

Opening Today

Select Theatres & VOD Friday 4th (1hr 21min)
Comedy/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
Johnny Galecki (TV's "Big Bang Theory) plays Paul Berger, an unemployed, down and out, heartbroken man searching for happiness. When Paul sees an ad for a spiritual retreat promising to restart your life, he immediately signs up, hoping to cleanse himself and fix his broken life. But after only a few days, he discovers the cleanse is releasing more than just everyday toxins... a lot more. Also starring Anna Friel, plus Oliver Platt and Academy Award (R) Winner Anjelica Huston (Best Supporting Actress, Prizzi's Honor, 1985) as the leaders of the retreat, THE CLEANSE is a darkly humorous, weird, and soulful fantasy that examines the inner demons in all of us.

Opens Friday 4th (1hr 50min)
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
A valet (Robert Sheehan) develops a clever scam to burglarize the houses of rich customers. Things go smoothly until he robs the wrong customer (David Tennant), and discovers  a woman being held captive in his home.   Afraid of going to prison, he leaves the woman there and makes a call to the police, who find nothing when they investigate. Now, the valet must endure the wrath of the kidnapper who seeks revenge on him, all while desperately trying to find and rescue the captive woman he left behind.

Peaches Christ Productions Presents

Saturday 5th @ 3pm & 8pm
Peaches Christ Productions Is Proud To Present...
our unforgiving, Southern fried parody of the stage & screen classic Steel Magnolias!
This riotous stage show will be followed by a screening of the 1989 classic film Steel Magnolias, starring Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton & Darryl Hannah.

Midnight Madness

Friday 4th @ 11:55pm (1hr 34min)
Saturady 5th @ 11:55pm
Action/ Thriller (IMDB)
Walter Hill's hip, super-stylized action film unfurls in a dystopian near-future, when various gangs control New York City. Each gang sports a unique moniker ('The Warriors,' 'The Baseball Furies,' 'The Rogues'), with a costume underscoring its "theme"; each, in turn, is also responsible for one geographic area. Hill sets up the landscape as a massive, violent playground - replete with bridges, vacant subway tunnels, parks, abandoned buildings and the like, all ripe for exploration and adventure. As the tale opens, the titular Coney Island has traveled to the Bronx to attend a city-wide meeting of all gangs; at that event, however, the psychotic leader of a rival gang, The Rogues (David Patrick Kelly of Dreamscape) assassinates the head of the city's foremost gang, but The Warriors are pegged as culpable. This sends the gang fleeing through the labyrinthine city. With every thug in Manhattan in vicious, homicidal pursuit, they must also overcome all obstacles in their way. Throughout, Hill keeps the onscreen violence absurd, exaggerated and unrealistic, downplaying death to an extreme degree; despite this fact, the film sparked a massive amount of controversy and an ugly backlash for allegedly inciting violence and destruction in several theaters where it initially played. James Remar, Michael Beck and Deborah Van Valkenburgh lead the ensemble cast. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Friday 4th @ 10:30pm (1hr 36min)
Sunday 6th @ 9:30pm
Comedy/ Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
What happens when you throw together a fallen Mexican wrestler with serious rage issues, a just-out-of-prison ex-con with a regrettable face tattoo, and a recovering junkie motel owner in search of a kidney? That's the premise of the berserk, blood-spattered, and wickedly entertaining feature debut from Ryan Prows. Set amidst the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, Lowlife zigzags back and forth in time as it charts how fate-and a ruthless crime boss-connects three down-and-out reprobates mixed up in an organ harvesting scheme that goes from bad to worse to off-the-rails insane. Careening from savagely funny to just plain savage to unexpectedly heartfelt, this audacious thriller serves up nonstop adrenaline alongside hard-hitting commentary about the state of contemporary America.

Opening Tonight

Opens Friday 4th @ 9:30pm (1hr 45min)
Saturday 5th @ 9:20pm
Sunday 6th @ 8:30pm
Horror/ Mystery/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
Paulina and Tyler visit Saipan to locate the ideal property for their new company resort. After finding the perfect location, they discover a hidden cave on the property and decide to explore with Alan, their local coordinator, and his assistant, Pepe. The cave reveals a long abandoned Japanese military base, dating back to WW2. Further investigation uncovers several dried up corpses, but curiosity outweighs fear and they walk further. From the darkness, an elderly man approaches; a man barely recognizable as human. Horrible deformities ravage his frail body, as if he had been living in the cave for his entire life. Alan panics and pushes the old man backward, sending him crashing into the wall with a force that ends the old man's life. A deafening explosion sends rocks and rubble everywhere. The intensity of the turbulence shakes the entire cave, knocking the group unconscious and seals them in the cave. They wake to find the dead body of the old man has disappeared, as well as the other corpses... Desperate to find an exit, they wander further into cave and encounter more sinister secrets in it depths. As the various sources and clues unwind the cave's mysteries, they'll learn that the most shocking conclusion still awaits them...

Saturday 5th @ 2:15pm (1hr 30min)
Sunday 6th @ 8:45pm
Drama/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

Notorious (1946)
Friday 4th @ 7:30pm (1hr 41min)
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th @ 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Drama/ Noir/ Romance (IMDB)
"In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin (Cary Grant) recruits Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman), the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover."


Spellbound (1945)
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th @ 5:25pm & 9:25pm (1hr 51min)
Noir/ Mystery/ Romance (IMDB)
A psychoanalyst falls in love with her new boss, and it is soon discovered that he has difficulty with remembering things as he is a troubled amnesiac--who may also be a killer.


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