Film: Special Screenings
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  • Mystery Movie

    Terror Tuesday Goes to Camp: What's camp without a mystery movie?

    9:55PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

    Rated PG-13, 103 min. Directed by Joel Coen. Starring George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Chris Thomas King, Charles Durning, Michael Badalucco and Stephen Root.

    Summer Film Classics: In this Depression-era Coen brothers film, a trio of chain-gang escapees seek a (possibly mythical) treasure while on the lam from a diabolical sheriff. (Double bill: True Grit, 2010.) Read a full review of O Brother, Where Art Thou?.

    9:10PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • True Grit

    True Grit (2010)

    Rated PG-13, 110 min. Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. Starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Hailee Steinfeld, Barry Pepper and Elizabeth Marvel.

    Summer Film Classics: Rooster Cogburn rides again in this Coen brothers' remake of the John Wayne classic. (Double bill: O Brother, Where Art Thou?.) Read a full review of True Grit.

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

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

    Not rated, 91 min. Directed by Jacques Demy. Starring Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel and Ellen Farner.

    CinemaCocktails: This cinematic pop opera is a disorienting, strange experience at first – every word is sung, even the most banal of dialogue. The simple yet sophisticated French film tells the story of two star-crossed lovers without any apology for the unashamedly romantic heart. Read a full review of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

    6:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • WarGames

    WarGames (1983)

    Rated PG, 110 min. Directed by John Badham. Starring Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy, Barry Corbin, Maury Chaykin and Michael Madsen.

    Game On: A teenage computer nerd hacks into a government early-warning system and nearly starts World War III. Onscreen video-game-playing prior to show.

    8:45PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

    How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

    Rated PG, 102 min. Directed by Dean DeBlois.

    10AM Westgate 11, 4477 S. Lamar Blvd, 512/899-2717

  • Kung Fu Panda

    Kung Fu Panda (2008)

    Rated PG, 91 min. Directed by Mark Osborne and John Stevenson.

    Summer Movie Series $1. Read a full review of Kung Fu Panda.

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

  • The Land Before Time (1988)

    Rated G, 69 min. Directed by Don Bluth.

    Alamo Kids' Camp: Free.

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

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie (2014)

    Rated PG, 100 min. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

    Summer Movie Camp: Free. Read a full review of The Lego Movie.

    10AM Hometown Cinemas, 120 MLK Jr. Industrial Blvd. W, 512/398-4100

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie (2014)

    Rated PG, 100 min. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

    Summer Movie Clubhouse $1. Read a full review of The Lego Movie.

    10AM EVO Entertainment, 3200 Kyle Crossing, 512/523-9009

  • Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins (1964)

    Rated G, 140 min. Directed by Robert Stevenson. Starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.

    Alamo Kids' Camp: Free.

    9:30AM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman

    Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

    Rated PG, 91 min. Directed by Rob Minkoff. Starring Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Leslie Mann, Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney, Stephen Tobolowsky, Stanley Tucci, Lake Bell, Mel Brooks and Patrick Warburton.

    10AM Moviehouse & Eatery, 8300 N. FM 620, Bldg B, 512/501-3520

  • Night at the Museum

    Night at the Museum (2006)

    Rated PG, 108 min. Directed by Shawn Levy. Starring Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Robin Williams, Dick Van Dyke, Ricky Gervais, Mickey Rooney, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Bill Cobbs, Steve Coogan and Jake Cherry.

    9:15AM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Penguins of Madagascar

    Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

    Rated PG, 92 min. Directed by Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith.

    10AM Cinemark Cedar Park, 1335 E. Whitestone, 800/326-3264

  • Penguins of Madagascar

    Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

    Rated PG, 92 min. Directed by Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith.

    10AM Tinseltown South, 5501 S. I-35, 512/326-4408

  • Rio 2

    Rio 2 (2014)

    Rated G, 101 min. Directed by Carlos Saldanha.

    Summer Kids Series $1. Read a full review of Rio 2.

    10AM Starplex 12 San Marcos, 1250 Wonder World Drive, 512/805-8000

  • Rio 2

    Rio 2 (2014)

    Rated G, 101 min. Directed by Carlos Saldanha.

    Summer Movie Express $1. Read a full review of Rio 2.

    10AM Westgate 11, 4477 S. Lamar Blvd, 512/899-2717

  • 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Dark Universe (2015)

    Not rated, 25 min. Directed by Carter Emmart. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    Explore the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson and the American Museum of Natural History.

  • Humpback Whales 3D (2015)

    Not rated, 49 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out (2015)

    Rated PG, 94 min. Directed by Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen.

    Pixar really swings for the brass ring of seemingly unmarketable concepts with its latest, which throws a couple hundred million dollars at a movie about the life of the mind, but Inside Out's audacity is entirely matched by its artistry. The film personifies the voices in our heads, giving them shape and common cause: in this instance, the care and maintenance of an 11-year-old Minnesota-bred girl named Riley (voiced by Dias). Inside Riley’s mind is a hive of activity, wherein five emotions – Joy (Poehler), Anger (Black), Fear (Hader), Disgust (Kaling), and Sadness (Smith) – take turns at the console that controls Riley’s brainwaves. Like the very best Pixar movies, Inside Out’s dazzlingly inventive universe can speak to multiple generations, in multiple guises, from zippy entertainment to meaningful drama. Be it this century or next, I suspect Inside Out will still be something worth talking about. These feels are built to last. Read a full review of Inside Out.

  • Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

    Not rated, 47 min. Directed by Brian J. Terwilliger. Narrated by Harrison Ford.

  • Terminator: Genisys

    Terminator: Genisys (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 126 min. Directed by Alan Taylor. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Byung-hun Lee, Matt Smith and Dayo Okeniyi.

    Oh, Michael Biehn, where art thou? The actor who played the original Kyle Reese, future savior of the past, and thus the future, was James Cameron’s go-to badass in three of the director’s most action and emotion-laden pre-CGI spectaculars: the stone-cold classic The Terminator, 1986’s relentlessly dark Aliens, and 1989’s unfairly overlooked The Abyss, in which Biehn played a Navy SEAL suffering from high-pressure nervous syndrome (read: bugfuck crazy) determined to set off an underwater nuke and kickstart World War III. (Biehn’s Lt. Coffey was also tweaky about the rightly ridiculed underwater aliens that showed up mid-movie, but that’s another story for another time.) Suffice it so say that Terminator: Genisys’ Reese (Courtney) is laughably miscast in this fifth iteration of Cameron’s original apocalyptic robot wars. Equally miscast is Jason Clarke, who here plays the by now superheroic John Connor, the man fated to lead humanity to victory in the war against the machines. Clarke comes off more like a curly-haired boor you might encounter at a group-therapy session. Even his vainglorious speechifying to his troops on the eve of their final (yeah, right), time-traveling coup against the self-aware, mankind hater Skynet feels feeble and sounds rote. Bah!

    And there’s the return of Schwarzenegger in his career-defining role – apart from governor of California, I suppose – as the hulking Terminator. As a sop to fans, he’s given far too many one-liners (“I’ll be back,” ad nauseam) and is generally played for laughs. This being a highly convoluted, temporally scrambled time-travel action film, we do get the pleasure of seeing Ahnold’s old-school model literally age before our eyes, from the digitally re-created – and completely naked – young Schwarzenegger fucking up some punks at Griffith Observatory to the craggy “old, not obsolete” nonlethal Terminator circa 2017.

    The storyline, from writers Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, is all over the place (no pun intended), moving from 2029 to a 1984 that differs radically from the one that Cameron and co-writer Gale Ann Hurd posited way back when. This pretty much reboots the whole franchise’s history, but, what the hell, it’s quantum, baby. Chock-full of various sorts of Terminators, thuddingly dull explosions, and one of the most downright boring helicopter chases ever created for the movies, Terminator: Genisys is a catastrophic misfire on nearly all counts. It’s only saving grace? 2015 Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as a Mulder-gone-to-pot-esque cop who believes in these “goddamn time-traveling robots.” But other than that, all I can do is paraphrase Biehn’s Kyle Reese: “Come with me if you want to yawn.”

    Read a full review of Terminator: Genisys.

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