Friday, August 17, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Summer of '84, Akira: The Movie, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

It's a short and sweet list for this weekend's screenings, but there is a surprise hidden below. Well, not hidden exactly, but it turns out that Summer of '84 is screening in the city after all! Tonight and tomorrow, at the Alamo Drafthouse, but it's in a pretty small theatre, so get your tickets soon if you plan on going! All of the art for this movie has been amazing, and I'm excited to start the weekend off with a beer and a new horror movie in a comfy theatre chair.

Another surprise: Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich is screening at the AMC in Antioch, which is not a particularly unreasonable distance from the city. So if you want to see some killer toy action on the big screen this weekend, you know where to look.

Limited Theatres/VOD Friday 17th (1hr 24min)
Horror (IMDB)
When Edgar decides to sell a nefarious looking puppet at a convention, all hell breaks loose when the puppets come alive and go on a killing spree.

Screening in Antioch

Limited Theatres/VOD Friday 17th (1hr 36min)
Drama/ Horror/ Fantasy (IMDB)
Kit (AnnaSophia Robb), a difficult young girl, is sent to the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School when her heated temper becomes too much for her mother to handle. Once she arrives at Blackwood, Kit encounters eccentric headmistress Madame Duret (Uma Thurman) and meets the school's only other students, four young women also headed down a troubled path. While exploring the labyrinthine corridors of the school, Kit and her classmates discover that Blackwood Manor hides an age-old secret rooted in the paranormal.

Friday 17th @ 10:15pm (1hr 45min)
Saturday 18th @ 9pm
Drama/ Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
Summer, 1984: The perfect time to be 15 years old and free. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.

Midnight Madness

Friday 17th @ 11:55pm (2hrs 4min)
Saturday 18th @ 11:55pm
Animation/ Action/ Scifi (IMDB)
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only one kid and a group of psychics can stop.


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