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MONDAY JUNE 1
  • A Canterbury Tale (1944)

    Not rated, 124 min. Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Starring Eric Portman, Sheila Sim and Dennis Price.

    The Archers: Powell & Pressburger: Three modern-day incarnations of Chaucer's pilgrims journey though World War II Europe.

    7:10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West

    Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West (2015)

    Not rated, 90 min. Directed by Jerry Thompson and Mike Thompson. Starring Gregory Popovich.

    Austin Film Festival: Audience Awards: Gregory Popovich and his many trained animals star in this family-friendly comedy that's filled with "witty gags, slapstick daredeviltry, and heart to spare."

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

  • Robin Redbreast (1970)

    Not rated, 76 min. Directed by James MacTaggart. Starring Anna Cropper and Julian Holloway.

    British Folk Horror: In this British TV drama, considered to be a precursor of The Wicker Man, villagers prevent a London woman from returning home from her vacation in the countryside.

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

  • 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.

  • Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

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

  • San Andreas

    San Andreas (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 114 min. Directed by Brad Peyton. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Paul Giamatti, Archie Panjabi, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson and Kylie Minogue.

    As future fodder for Austin’s snarky Master Pancake Theater, this newest entry in the perennial "California Gets It" disaster movie subgenre is a hoot. It’s also exactly what you expect it to be, which is to say it’s front-loaded with spectacular CGI scenes of everything west of the titular tectonic fault line either crumbling into dust, going up in fireballs, or being subsumed by the Pacific Ocean. A less-than-original ride on the end-of-the-world express, San Andreas follows the disaster-flick template to the letter, as director Peyton serves up both what the audience knows best and, apparently, what they want most. With a final line of dialogue that will reverberate across the eons as one of the worst in Hollywood history, San Andreas marks itself as a film that’s so awful it’s actually pretty great. This is how the world ends, not with a bang, but with a guffaw. Read a full review of San Andreas.

  • Tomorrowland

    Tomorrowland (2015)

    Rated PG, 129 min. Directed by Brad Bird. Starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Robinson and Pierce Gagnon.

    There’s much to applaud and much to knock in this Disney action adventure. What Brad Bird's Tomorrowland does well, it does very well; what it doesn’t adds to the sense of a jumbled story and unremitting manifesto of hope aimed at young and old alike. Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy are terrific as the story’s primary protagonists: Casey Newton (Robertson), a girl in her late teens, and adolescent robot Athena (Cassidy), a mysterious emissary from the titular Tomorrowland. That these two manage to steal the limelight from George Clooney’s grizzled Frank Walker and Hugh Laurie's misguided baddie is no small accomplishment. Tomorrowland breaks the mold to become something quite original and complex, encouraging viewers to dream and imagine without making these suggestions explicit. The film leaves nothing to chance, however, and as a result, seems more like a calculation than a flight of fancy. Still, many of its calculations add up. Read a full review of Tomorrowland.

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