Rated R, 122 min. Directed by Cameron Crowe. Starring Patrick Fugit, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Zooey Deschanel, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Noah Taylor, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk and Terry Chen.
The News in Cinema:
This sweet, amiable, and knowing coming-of-age tale is Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical boyz-to-men story about how he grew into the role of a rock & roll journalist in 1973. Read a full review of Almost Famous.
7PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070
Not rated, 100 min. Directed by Ryan Firpo.
Only at the Alamo: This documentary follows a new generation of Internet poker professionals during the meteoric rise and sudden crash of the multibillion dollar online poker industry of the 2000s.
7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320
Attic Film Festival:
The two award winners from the 2013 Attic Film Fest, the local film festival now in its seventh year, are screening in the lead-up to the April event. Director and producer Dallas Jenkins will be in attendance. Tickets and more information are available at the festival's website at www.atticfilmfest.org
7PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090
Rated PG-13, 125 min. Directed by Nancy Meyers. Starring Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves, Amanda Peet, Frances McDormand and Jon Favreau.
10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated PG, 143 min. Directed by Richard Donner. Starring Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Mark McClure, Glenn Ford and Valerie Perrine.
Tough Guy Cinema: This Superman combines cheeky attitude with wowwy effects and genuine thrills to tell the story of the genesis of the Man of Steel.
7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated PG, 101 min. Directed by Victor Fleming. Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton.
We're surely not in Kansas anymore. This beloved classic has been refashioned in 3-D to be projected on IMAX screens. Now we'll really have to watch out for those flying monkeys.
4:30PM, 9:40PM Cinemark Movies 8 Round Rock, 2120 N. Mays, 512/388-2848
Rated G, 101 min. Directed by Victor Fleming. Starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton.
1:30PM, 7:15PM Cinemark Movies 8 Round Rock, 2120 N. Mays, 512/388-2848
UT Radio-Television-Film Department:
View the results of UT students' hard work this semester. Each class has its own screening slot, and the screenings culminate with a Digital Demo Day on Thursday, Dec. 12 and the graduate student production on Saturday, Dec. 15. For the complete schedule, go to www.rtf.utexas.edu/events/end-semester-screenings-fall-2013
7:30PM CMB Studio 4B,
1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629
Not rated, 44 min. Directed by Mike Slee. Starring Gordon Pinsent and Patricia Phillips.
The life cycle of a monarch butterfly and its long-distance migration from Canada to Central Mexico is captured in this 3-D nature documentary that also focuses on the decades of fieldwork conducted by Canadian scientist Fred Urquhart.
Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. Narrated by Bill Nighy.
This 3-D film explores the great white’s place in our imaginationsand fears, while concentrating on key aggregation points in the waters off Mexico, South Africa, Los Angeles, and New Zealand.
Not rated, 39 min. Directed by Scott Swofford. Narrated by Colby Donaldson.
Texas is shown to be a land broad enough to produce everything from grapefruit to microchips.
Rated PG-13, 146 min. Directed by Francis Lawrence. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Lynn Cohen, Stanley Tucci, Amanda Plummer and Toby Jones.
Not rated, 45 min. Directed by David Clark. Narrated by Christopher Plummer.
Computer-generated imagery brings to life this mysterious era of the Ice Age.