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MONDAY DEC. 5
  • Home Alone Pizza Party (1990)

    Rated PG, 103 min. Directed by Chris Columbus. Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.

    All-you-can-eat cheese pizza included with the ticket price.

    6:50PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • One-Eyed Jacks

    One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

    Not rated, 141 min. Directed by Marlon Brando. Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer and Slim Pickens.

    AFS Newly Restored: Brando's only foray into the director's chair was not surprisingly an incredible headache for Paramount Studios. Brando's cut was originally five hours long, but the final film offers a wealth of pleasures. Fun fact: Stanley Kubrick was originally attached to the project.

    7:30PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Three Colors: Blue

    Three Colors: Blue (1993)

    Rated R, 98 min. Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski. Starring Juliette Binoche.

    Arthouse Rewind: The immortal Polish director's Three Colors trilogy is based on France's national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. Blue explores liberty through the story of a woman who must learn to re-engage in life after the death of her husband and daughter.

    11AM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600

  • Curse of the Cat People and Godzilla's Revenge

    Bright Phantoms: Films of Weird Childhood: Double feature which offers up the sequel to 1942's The Cat People, in which a lonely young girl finds solace in the ghost of her father's deceased wife, followed by one of the most inscrutable Godzilla films, about a boy who overcomes a bully by taking a trip to Monster Island.

    8PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away (2001)

    Rated PG, 125 min. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

    NCM Fathom: 15th Anniversary Screening: A young girl is trapped between the real and the ghost worlds in this classic animated Japanese film that filters Western fantasias and Eastern-angled spookiness through an outré sensibility. Read a full review of Spirited Away.

    7PM Arbor Cinema @ Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail, 512/231-9742

  • Die Hard

    Die Hard (1988)

    Rated R, 131 min. Directed by John McTiernan. Starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia.

    Tough Guy Cinema: Bruce Willis discovered his movie legs in this superb action movie that thrusts him into the Everyman Hero role when he is coincidentally visiting a high-rise at the same time terrorist thieves are taking it over.

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

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  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away (2001)

    Rated PG, 125 min. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

    NCM Fathom: 15th Anniversary Screening: A young girl is trapped between the real and the ghost worlds in this classic animated Japanese film that filters Western fantasias and Eastern-angled spookiness through an outré sensibility. Read a full review of Spirited Away.

    7PM Arbor Cinema @ Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail, 512/231-9742

BULLOCK MUSEUM IMAX

1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "A Beautiful Planet" (2016)

    Rated G, 40 min. Directed by Toni Myers. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence.

  • "Jerusalem" (2014)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Daniel Ferguson. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

  • "National Parks Adventure" (2016)

    Not rated, 38 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Robert Redford.

    Stunning imagery and an overview of the national parks’ history is combined with reflections on what the wilderness means to us all. The film is narrated by Robert Redford.

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

    Rated PG-13, 133 min. Directed by David Yates. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Ezra Miller.

    As we open in New York City 1926, Newt Scamander (Redmayne)has just arrived from overseas to ostensibly free one beast while acquiring another. He carries with him a tattered suitcase, one with a secret, as it’s revealed to be a world in and of itself, a preserve for the creatures he’s collected. But as these things go, bigger threats reveal themselves, especially in the form of a chaotic and malevolent parasitical entity that is wreaking havoc in the city. While Fantastic Beasts suffers from some symptoms we’ve taken as par for the course in Hollywood spectacles, it is also really fun. The backdrop of New York City in the Twenties is a nice change of pace from castles and countrysides, and Redmayne's take on the absent-minded professor schtick is splendid. Rowling's world-building skills sometimes clash with director Yates’ need to move on to the next catastrophe, but those looking for a charming blockbuster, here is where to find it. Read a full review of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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