Not rated, 86 min. Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante. Starring Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard and Casie Scerbo.
NCM Fathom: Made for Syfy, this TV movie about sharks flung onto land by a tornado is more famous for the amount of viral tweeting it's generated than than the number of people who actually watched it. Now Sharknado is jumping from the TV screen to the multiplex in a limited midnight run in 200 theatres nationswide.
channelAustin and Austin Film Society: Time flies. See a double bill of Richard LInklater's original film, Slacker, along with the 2011 remake – a show planned in honor of Channel Austin's 40th anniversary. A mixer begins at 8pm. For more history, see "By the People, for the People," August 2. Tickets and more details about the weekend's celebration events can be obtained at community.channelaustin.org.
Rated PG, 90 min. Directed by Robert Rodriguez. Starring Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Alan Cumming, Teri Hatcher, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Robert Patrick and Tony Shalhoub.
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.