Master Pancake: This seasonal show features the Master Pancake regulars and clips from favorite holiday TV specials and other weird holiday programs.
7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Not rated, 102 min. Directed by Takeshi Koike.
This completely hand-drawn, animated film from Japan is set in the world of intergalactic auto racing.
10:55PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090
Rated PG, 91 min. Directed by Larry Hagman. Starring Robert Walker Jr., Gwynne Gilford, Richard Stahl, Richard Webb, Godfrey Cambridge and Carol Lynley.
Austin Film Society: Auteur Obscure: Before he became J.R. Ewing, Larry Hagman directed this comic horror movie about a scientist whose wife defrosts the blob he brought back from the North Pole.
8PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 512/454-2000
10:25PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070
Blue Starlite Drive-In: Double Feature
7:30PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145
Rated R, 88 min. Directed by Emilio Portes. Starring Joaquín Cosio, Carlos Cobos, Eduardo España, Dagoberto Gama and Héctor Jiménez.
Noche de Pelicula: In this Mexican comedy, a man who has always portrayed the devil in the town's annual nativity play is miffed when the new pastor recasts the role.
8:30PM EsquinaTango, 209 Pedernales, 512/524-2772
1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629
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, 161 min. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, Orlando Bloom, Graham McTavish, William Kircher and Dean O’Gorman.
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.