Rated PG, 110 min. Directed by Tony Scott. Starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, John Stockwell, Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, Barry Tubb and Adrian Pasdar.
Back in theatres in 3-D, you can bet that Maverick, Goose, Iceman, and the gang lose none of that loving feeling.
A bored insurance salesman quits his job, forms his own political party, and calls himself God. This gonzo mediation on religion, politics, and fascism in which the filmmaker is also the central character also has camerawork by Ray Dennis Steckler and some caveman rock by Frank Zappa.
Rated R, 129 min. Directed by Wong Kar-Wai. Starring Tony Leung, Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi, Faye Wong, Carina Lau, Siu Ping Lam, Thongchai McIntyre, Takuya Kimura, Wang Sum and Maggie Cheung.
Austin Film Society: Asia – Hot and Cool: At once tremendously dense and gossamer-thin, this period romance/sci-fi hybrid from Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-Wai is a riot of sight and sound that has an irresistible, elemental pull. Read a full review of 2046.
Not rated, 44 min. Directed by Mike Slee. Starring Gordon Pinsent and Patricia Phillips.
The life cycle of a monarch butterfly and its long-distance migration from Canada to Central Mexico is captured in this 3-D nature documentary that also focuses on the decades of fieldwork conducted by Canadian scientist Fred Urquhart.