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SUNDAY DEC. 11
  • Elf Movie Party (2003)

    Rated PG, 107 min. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Will Ferrell, James Caan and Zooey Deschanel.

    Props, a contest, and a snowball fight in the theatre are just some of the party perks.

    1:15PM, 7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Gremlins

    Gremlins (1984)

    Rated PG, 106 min. Directed by Joe Dante. Starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain, Polly Holiday, Dick Miller, Judge Reinhold and Corey Feldman.

    A teenager’s furry little pet of mysterious origins spawns a whole town full of snaggle-toothed killer gremlins. It’s suburban splatter mixed with humor and in-jokes. Read a full review of Gremlins.

    NOON Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • Home Alone

    Home Alone (1990)

    Rated PG, 102 min. Directed by Chris Columbus. Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy and Daniel Stern.

    A long time ago, back when I first saw John Hughes; Sixteen Candles, I thought -- along with quite a few other filmgoers -- here's a guy who knows the score. Well, time has proven me about as wrong as I could be. Home Alone is the apex, the pinnacle, the culmination of every bad bit Hughes has ever written or directed. It overflows with primitive, disastrously unfunny sight gags and neo-hateful familial humor. Read a full review of Home Alone.

    4PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

    Rated R, 120 min. Directed by George Miller. Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Josh Helman, Nathan Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee and Courtney Eaton.

    Black & Chrome: Glorious action cinema abounds, now in a Black & white version of the popular film. Read a full review of Mad Max: Fury Road.

    9:20PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Holiday Highlights

    PBS Kids: Come and watch holiday episodes of Bob the Builder, Nature Cat, Thomas and Friends, and more in this family-friendly environment.

    9:45AM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/861-7070

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

  • The Brain (1988)

    Rated R, 94 min. Directed by Edward Hunt. Starring Tom Bresnahan, Cynthia Preston and David Gale.

    Video Vortex: A mad scientist tries to control minds via a public access TV show in this Canadian film that couldn't be more dated (or fun) if it tried.

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

SPACES
BULLOCK MUSEUM IMAX

1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience" (2016)

    Rated G, 45 min. Directed by Terrence Malick. Narrated by Brad Pitt.

    Terrence Malick's first foray into documentary filmmaking is this decades-in-the-making history of the universe, and it's a visually magnificent achievement that's educational, as well. Read the Chronicle review of the film here.

  • 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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