Rated R, 117 min. Directed by Joel Coen. Starring Jeff Bridges.
11:20PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
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
Austin Film Society: These found-footage video specialists continue to build on their annual holiday special and promise to present the most glorious holiday special yet.
10PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 512/454-2000
Not rated, 105 min. Directed by Jan Nemec, Vera Chytilová, Jaromil Jires, Jirí Menzel and Evald Schorm.
Austin Film Society: Jan Nemec: Omnibus film with contributions from five Czech directors.
7:30PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 512/454-2000
Not rated. Directed by Yukihiro Miyamoto and Akiyuki Shinbo.
Japanese television anime.
10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320
10PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070
Austin Public Library: Anime Club: Japanese television anime.
4:30PM Windsor Park Branch Library, 5833 Westminster, 512/928-0333
Rated PG-13, 97 min. Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Diane Ladd, John Randolph, E.G. Marshall, Doris Roberts, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mae Questel and William Hickey.
Blue Starlite Drive-In: The third in the Vacation series is reliably amusing, with script by John Hughes and a fabulous cast. (Double bill: Roxanne.)
9:30PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145
Rated PG, 107 min. Directed by Fred Schepisi. Starring Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah.
Blue Starlite Drive-In: Date Night: Steve Martin does a modern version of Cyrano de Bergerac. (Double bill: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.)
7:30PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145
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.