Monday, June 25, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado, The Exorcist III, Sisters, Stereo Argento VI

Happy Monday everyone! We've almost made it through day one of the last week of June, and we're well on our way to the midpoint of the year. BUT this year is far from over! There's still so much to look forward to, and this week presents one of them... Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado has a lot to live up to and will be out in theatres starting this Thursday. The Exorcist III, possibly the most talked about Exorcist sequel in my experience, will be the Terror Tuesday movie of the week, and the Weird Wednesday presentation of Wacko will be introduced by Midnites for Maniacs's Jesse Hawthorne Ficks! 

And if you're looking for a loud and bloody way to celebrate Friday night, the 6th installment of Stereo Argento will be at the Stud starting at 10pm! The theme this time will be Cronenberg. Get info at the Facebook page.

Opening This Week

Opens Friday 29th (2hrs 2min)
Action/ Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the series begins a new chapter. In the drug war, there are no rules--and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin's daughter to inflame the conflict--but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 26th @ 10:15pm (1hr 50min)
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
The second sequel to the landmark 1973 horror film The Exorcist, this horror outing has little to do with the previous two. This time, the story centers on a police detective who for the past 15 years has been obsessed with solving a series of murders that occurred on the night of the first exorcism. These murders were exceptionally brutal and seemed to be the work of a serial killer who was executed in a prison that very night. A pair of priests assist with the gumshoe's investigation.

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 27th @ 10:15pm (1hr 30min)
Horror/ Comedy (Rotten Tomatoes)
In this horror spoof, a group of high-school students prepare for the annual Halloween Dance, while a dedicated police officer, Dick Harbinger (Joe Don Baker), attempts to stop the town's "Lawnmower Killer" before he strikes again.

Double Feature

You Were Never Really Here (2018)
Monday 25th @ 7pm (1hr 30min)
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.


Drive (2011)
Monday 25th @ 8:45pm (1hr 40min)
Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can't help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac). After a heist intended to pay off Standard's protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals. But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk-that they're coming straight for Irene and her son-Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense. -- (C) FilmDistrict

Double Feature

A Quiet Place (2018)
Tuesday 26th @ 7pm (1hr 30min)
Drama/ Horror/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
In the modern horror thriller A QUIET PLACE, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.


The Changeling (1980)
Tuesday 26th @ 8:45pm (1hr 47min)
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
Peter Medak's The Changeling is among a handful of films, including The Haunting (1963), Ghost Story (1981), and Lady in White (1988), that have successfully recreated the intimate, drawing-room atmosphere of supernatural horror fiction. After his wife and daughter are killed in a snowbound car accident, classical composer John Russell (George C. Scott) relocates from New York to Seattle to teach at his alma mater. Looking for a quiet place to rest and continue writing music, he is referred Claire Norman (Trish Van Devere) at the Seattle Historical Preservation Society. Claire shows John a large, sparsely furnished estate in the outlying countryside. He takes the house, appreciating its remoteness and the solitude it might afford, and diverts himself by renovating and settling in. He even starts to compose, putting aside his older work in favor of a new, sentimental piece for the piano. It is not long, however, before he begins having nightmares about the accident that killed his wife and daughter. Possibly because of this trauma, he is open to communications from the house's ghostly occupant.

Double Feature

Psycho (1960)
Thursday 28th @ 7pm (1hr 49min)
Horror/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock was already famous as the screen's master of suspense (and perhaps the best-known film director in the world) when he released Psycho and forever changed the shape and tone of the screen thriller. From its first scene, in which an unmarried couple balances pleasure and guilt in a lunchtime liaison in a cheap hotel (hardly a common moment in a major studio film in 1960), Psycho announced that it was taking the audience to places it had never been before, and on that score what followed would hardly disappoint. Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is unhappy in her job at a Phoenix, Arizona real estate office and frustrated in her romance with hardware store manager Sam Loomis (John Gavin). One afternoon, Marion is given $40,000 in cash to be deposited in the bank. Minutes later, impulse has taken over and Marion takes off with the cash, hoping to leave Phoenix for good and start a new life with her purloined nest egg. 36 hours later, paranoia and exhaustion have started to set in, and Marion decides to stop for the night at the Bates Motel, where nervous but personable innkeeper Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) cheerfully mentions that she's the first guest in weeks, before he regales her with curious stories about his mother. There's hardly a film fan alive who doesn't know what happens next, but while the shower scene is justifiably the film's most famous sequence, there are dozens of memorable bits throughout this film.


Sisters (1973)
Thursday 28th @ 9pm (1hr 33min)
Thriller/ Indie (Google)
Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier (Jennifer Salt) is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle Breton (Margot Kidder), violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But when the detective arrives at the scene and finds nothing amiss, Grace is forced to take matters into her own hands. Her first move is to recruit private investigator Joseph Larch (Charles Durning), who helps her to uncover a secret about Danielle's past that has them both seeing double.

Roxie Theatre

Film School Drop Outs Presents

Thursday 28th @ 9:30pm (1hr 32min)
Drama/ Exploitation (1hr 33min)
"Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive"."


1 comment:

  1. I still remembering going to the cinema all by myself to see Sicario back in 2015. I didn't bring any one with me because it was a last minute call, I was just studding about the Mexican cartel at that time when the movie was released and decided to watch Sicaio to get a better sense of the situation. The new 'Sicaio day of the Soldado' brings back the two famous actors Brolan and Del Toro (Minus Emily Blunt...uh well). This time they have to fight against the people who smuggle terrorists through the Mexican border.Day of the Soldado As an Israeli citizen, I have experienced terrorism in my own home town and can relate to it very easily. I have to say that Soldado have successfuly brought that atmosphere of terror in a very realistic way. I enjoyed it very much, it's darker than it's presedor but the tense and plot twists are strong, not to mention the performences of the great casts. A+
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