Film: Special Screenings
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  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

    Rated R, 105 min. Directed by Drew Goddard. Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White and Amy Acker.

    This meta-horror film turns cliches sideways for a bloody fun time. Read a full review of The Cabin in the Woods.

    10:05PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)

    Not rated, 104 min. Directed by Billy O'Brien. Starring Laura Fraser, Christopher Lloyd and Max Records.

    Or is he?! I'm going to guess there's some plot twists in this one.

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

  • Kizumonogatari Part 2 - Nekketsu (2016)

    Not rated, 69 min. Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and Tatsuya Oishi.

    Japanese anime.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Rebecca

    Rebecca (1940)

    Not rated, 130 min. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders and Judith Anderson.

    Afternoon Tea: Hitchcock’s first American film remains one of his creepiest. This Daphne du Maurier story relates the plight of a new bride who lives in the perverse shadow of her husband’s former wife.

    3:30PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Sports!

    Not rated.

    Anime Brunch Club: Japanese cartoons focused on competition.

    11:30AM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • The Shining

    The Shining (1980)

    Rated R, 142 min. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd and Scatman Crothers.

    NCM Fathom: Although the pairing of Stanley Kubrick and Stephen King sounds weird, this creepy thriller totally works.

    2PM, 7PM Cinemark Cedar Park, 1335 E. Whitestone, 800/326-3264

  • The Babadook

    The Babadook (2014)

    Not rated, 93 min. Directed by Jennifer Kent. Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall, Barbara West and Ben Winspear.

    Still Awesome: Tyro helmer Jennifer Kent conjures a disturbing spook story about a mother, a son, and an unnerving presence in their house. Read a full review of The Babadook.

    7:10PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

  • Let the Right One In

    Let the Right One In (2008)

    Rated R, 114 min. Directed by Tomas Alfredson. Starring Kåre Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson.

    Still Awesome: This multi-award-winning Swedish film might be summarized as a vampire tween romance, but that cheap and tawdry sum-up does zero justice to the magnificent emotional resonance of this gem. Read a full review of Let the Right One In.

    9:05PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/861-7070


1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience" (2016)

    Rated G, 45 min. Directed by Terrence Malick. Narrated by Brad Pitt.

    Terrence Malick's first foray into documentary filmmaking is this decades-in-the-making history of the universe, and it's a visually magnificent achievement that's educational, as well. Read the Chronicle review of the film here.

  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

    Rated PG-13, 118 min. Directed by Edward Zwick. Starring Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh, Patrick Heusinger, Aldis Hodge, Holt McCallany, Madalyn Horcher and Robert Knepper.

    A retired major in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps, Jack Reacher (Cruise) roams around as a sort of vagrant vigilante. He’s off the grid until he smells trouble and pops up like a jack-in-the-box to investigate and slam some heads around. In Never Go Back, the second movie adaptation drawn from Lee Child’s 20-book series starring Reacher, he’s tasked with clearing the name of Major Susan Turner (Smulders), accused of espionage, and then his own, once he’s pulled into a conspiracy plot.

    Produced by Cruise and adapted by director Edward Zwick (who last worked with Cruise on The Last Samurai), Zwick’s longtime creative partner Marshall Herskovitz, and Richard Wenk, Never Go Back is boilerplate action-thriller, filmed with an anonymous style and scripted so that characters talk in catchphrases. It clears the bar of competency, but what kind of recommendation is that? It’s a B movie that would have been better served dropping a couple more grades with the addition of sex and swagger.

    As an action star – and action is all he seems to be doing these days – Cruise isn’t slowing down. Now in his mid-fifties, he’s shouldering two franchises – the long-running Mission: Impossible series and now these Jack Reacher movies. But is he having any fun? The mile-wide smiles come less easily, replaced by the gritted teeth of someone battling a migraine. I haven’t read Child’s Reacher thrillers; perhaps Cruise’s interpretation – punishingly self-serious, his whole body like a balled fist – is true to the books. Fidelity to source doesn’t make the performance any more interesting. Cruise owned the better part of two decades on the strength of his charisma. Why bury it like dirty underwear in the bottom of the hamper?

    Read a full review of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

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