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WEDNESDAY DEC. 7
  • 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.

    6:40PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Scrooged (1988)

    Rated PG-13, 101 min. Directed by Richard Donner. Starring Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait, David Johansen, Carol Kane and Robert Mitchum.

    Murray plays a hard-hearted TV executive who visits his past, present, and future Christmases, à la Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and discovers the error of his ways with the help of a large coterie of cameo players.

    2PM, 7PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

  • 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 with life after the death of her husband and daughter.

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

  • Shut Eye

    Shut Eye (2016)

    ATX TV Fest Presents: The first two episodes of this Hulu show revolving around a sham psychic who starts to see real visions screens, followed by a Q&A with showrunner David Hudgins and star Kadee Strickland.

    7:10PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • White Christmas

    White Christmas (1954)

    Not rated, 120 min. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger and Mary Wickes.

    Classics: Whether you're a seasoned regular or a newbie, this Irving Berlin holiday classic about four entertainers falling in love and saving a Vermont inn is essential seasonal froth.

    6PM iPic Theaters Austin, 3225 Amy Donovan Plaza, 512/568-3400

  • Love Actually

    Love Actually (2003)

    Rated R, 135 min. Directed by Richard Curtis. Starring Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon, Billy Bob Thornton, Joanna Page and Rowan Atkinson.

    Girlie Night: This merry skein of loves lost and found is set in holiday-season London. Read a full review of Love Actually.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (2016)

    Not rated, 89 min. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Amanda Abbington, Rupert Graves and Una Stubbs.

    NCM Fathom: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this holiday special from last year's Christmas episode.

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

  • The 4th Man

    The 4th Man (1983)

    Not rated, 102 min. Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Starring Jeroen Krabbé, Renée Soutendijk and Thom Hoffman.

    Weird Wednesday: Early Verhoeven is the best Verhoeven in this tale of an alcoholic writer who agrees to take up speaking engagement in a seaside town. His affair with a woman does not quite go as planned.

    10:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

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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