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TUESDAY AUG. 19
  • The Cold Lands (2013)

    Not rated, 105 min. Directed by Tom Gilroy. Starring Silas Yelich, Lili Taylor and Peter Scanavino.

    Austin Film Society: Best of the Fests: A young man is caught between an idyllic Thoreau-style upbringing and the encroaching temptations of a contemporary capitalist lifestyle.

    7:30PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 512/454-2000

  • Forbidden Planet

    Forbidden Planet (1956)

    Not rated, 98 min. Directed by Fred McLeod Wilcox. Starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly and Earl Holliman.

    Summer Film Classics: The Fifties: One of the great science-fiction films of all time, Forbidden Planet combines good drama with great special effects. And it has Robby the Robot to boot. (Double bill: Invasion of the Body Snatchers)

    8:55PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Godzilla (1998)

    Rated PG-13, 139 min. Directed by Roland Emmerich. Starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Kevin Dunn, Michael Lerner, Harry Shearer, Arabella Field and Vicki Lewis.

    NCM Fathom: RiffTrax Live: Join Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett as they skewer one of the worst entries in that Japanese monster's career. Read a full review of Godzilla.

    7PM Cinemark Stone Hill Town Center, 18820 Hilltop Commercial Dr., 512/251-0938

  • Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

    Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)

    Not rated, 126 min. Directed by Takashi Miike. Starring Ebizô Ichikawa, Kôji Yakusho, Naoto Takenaka and Hikari Mitsushima.

    Eastern Fury: Takashi Miike remakes Masaki Kobayashi's 1962 film about a penniless samurai who commits the ritual act of suicide. Read a full review of Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai.

    7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

    Not rated, 80 min. Directed by Don Siegel. Starring Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter and Carolyn Jones.

    Summer Film Classics: The Fifties: This is the original, Eisenhower-era version of the sci-fi story in which a community of human beings is replaced by identical-seeming but emotionless pod people. (Double bill: Forbidden Planet.)

    7:15PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • The Monster Squad (1987)

    Rated PG-13, 81 min. Directed by Fred Dekker. Starring Andre Gower, Robby Kiger and Stephen Macht.

    Zzang!!! Kiddie horror film has young aficionados encountering a whole spectrum of monsters.

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

  • The Monster Squad (1987)

    Rated PG-13, 81 min. Directed by Fred Dekker. Starring Andre Gower, Robby Kiger and Stephen Macht.

    Zzang!!! Kiddie horror film has young aficionados encountering a whole spectrum of monsters.

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive (2001)

    Rated R, 146 min. Directed by David Lynch. Starring Naomi Watts, Robert Forster, Dan Hedaya, Ann Miller, Laura Elena Harring and Justin Theroux.

    The Complete David Lynch: Some have called this mesmerizing film the culmination of Lynch's career, embodying nearly all of his obsessions in one phantasmagorical dreamscape. Read a full review of Mulholland Drive.

    3:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs (1992)

    Rated R, 99 min. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney and Michael Madsen.

    Bangarang! Mr. Pink has some seriously misguided views on the service industry. Read a full review of Reservoir Dogs.

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Steel Magnolias (1989)

    Rated PG, 117 min. Directed by Herbert Ross. Starring Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Sam Shepard and Dylan McDermott.

    Girlie Night: Women's bonds are admired in their many facets in this hilarious ode to Southern womanhood.

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Twisted Nightmare (1987)

    Rated R, 95 min. Directed by Paul Hunt. Starring Kenneth Roper Jr., Rhonda Gray and Darryl Tong.

    Terror Tuesday: A camp near of an ancient Indian burial ground that's been cursed by a medicine man? Count me in!

    10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • KIDS

  • Babe

    Babe (1995)

    Rated G, 92 min. Directed by Chris Noonan. Starring James Cromwell and Magda Szubanski.

    Kids' Camp: Free. Read a full review of Babe.

    10:20AM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Rango

    Rango (2011)

    Rated PG, 107 min. Directed by Gore Verbinski.

    9:25AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Rio 2

    Rio 2 (2014)

    Rated G, 101 min. Directed by Carlos Saldanha.

    In this animated sequel, Blu (Eisenberg), Jewel (Hathaway), and their three children head from their home in Rio deep into the Amazon basin, where they find a whole flock of blue macaws that turn out to be Jewel’s long-lost family. Jewel, meeting both her father (Garcia) and an old love (Mars), is delighted to be with them in the jungle, but Blu is a city bird, uncomfortable with the father-in-law and unhappy about the ex. Rio 2 is loaded with terrific vocal talents (though they are mostly squandered), and is agog with characters all feverishly working to carry way too much plot. Less a celebration of Brazil than of homogenized Las Vegas stage-show aesthetics, the film's more ethnic elements are Mixmaster-blended into seamless Hollywood entertainment. All singing, all dancing, all color: Rio 2 is a modern, studio animation blockbuster – spilling all over the place, rather than arching into the sky. Read a full review of Rio 2.

    10AM Southwest Theaters at Lake Creek 7, 13729 Research Blvd, Suite 1500, 512/291-3158

  • Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

    Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005)

    Rated PG, 76 min. Directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton.

    Kids' Camp: The dead have more fun than the living, again, in Burton’s new stop-motion animated feature, a gift to gothlings everywhere. It’s also arguably Burton’s most self-assured turn behind the camera in ages, and coupled with Mike Johnson’s seamless animation it makes for a splendid All Hallows treat. As in the director’s previous animated outing, the now-classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, this is a musical romantic comedy with dead things, and while Danny Elfman’s jaunty tunes fail to engage as memorably as in that film, John August, Pamela Pettler, and Caroline Thompson’s script is pure Burton, marrying (literally, in this case) the worlds of the dead and the might-as-well-be-dead to a Hammeresque tale of love, murder, and the redemptive power of, um, death. But the true stars are the cinematography by Pete Kozachik and the art direction by Nelson Lowry, which give Burton and Johnson’s film a magnificent polish, making it eye candy of the highest order. Read a full review of Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.

    10AM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • BULLOCK MUSEUM

    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • D-Day: Normandy 1944

    D-Day: Normandy 1944 (2014)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Pascal Vuong. Narrated by Tom Brokaw.

    Tom Brokaw narrates this film about the largest Allied operation of World War II.

  • Texas: The Big Picture

    Texas: The Big Picture (2003)

    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.

  • Titans of the Ice Age

    Titans of the Ice Age (2013)

    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.

  • Under the Sea 3D (2009)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Howard Hall.

    The impact of global warming is examined in the waters of Southern Australia, New Guinea, and elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific region. For ticket prices, call 936-IMAX or 936-TSHM or see www.thestoryoftexas.com.