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MONDAY JUNE 9
  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

    Rated R, 123 min. Directed by Jim Jarmusch. Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright.

    In this hypnotic love story, Jim Jarmusch gives us vampires who are bohemian outsiders and not blood-sucking freaks. Read a full review of Only Lovers Left Alive.

    9PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600

  • Wild Gals of the Naked West

    Wild Gals of the Naked West (1962)

    Not rated, 65 min. Directed by Russ Meyer. Starring Teri Taylor, Julie Williams and Sammy Gilbert.

    Big Broads and Meek Men: The Films of Russ Meyer: If you are at all confused after reading the title of this film, it is probably not for you.

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

  • SPACES

  • Surf 2 (1984)

    Rated R, 91 min. Directed by Randall M. Badat. Starring Eddie Deezen, Ruth Buzzi, Lyle Waggoner, Cleavon Little and Fred Asparagus.

    CineMondays: How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Deezen gets revenge on some surfers by creating a cola that turns them into mutants. Make no mistake, this is one of the best films to come out of the Eighties, or any decade for that matter. Rarely screened, so hop to it.

    8:30PM Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562

  • KIDS

  • Curious George

    Curious George (2006)

    Rated G, 86 min. Directed by Matthew O'Callaghan.

    10AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Ice Age: The Meltdown

    Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

    Rated PG, 90 min. Directed by Carlos Saldanha.

    Cinemark Movie Clubhouse: Either there was another sequel lost in the mix or Ice Age: The Meltdown’s creators just compressed roughly 50,000 years of polar ice caps to but a blip in time. Sketchy science aside, the original gang is back in action, leading a sort-of animal kingdom exodus to outrun the meltdown before it drowns them all. Scene-stealer Scrat (voiced by the original’s director, Chris Wedge) returns, too, as a half-squirrel/half-rat concoction forever foiled in his bid to reclaim an acorn, and once again, his bit part is the best thing going on here. The voicework is still tops, and a Busby Berkeley homage is a fun distraction, but neither dampens the feeling that this is an exercise in the superfluous. Still, much of the original film’s geniality – and all of its pro-environment stumping – has gone missing. What we have instead is a watered-down likeness that curiously turns disaster-flickish in its too-scary third act. Read a full review of Ice Age: The Meltdown.

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

  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

    Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

    Rated PG, 91 min. Directed by Zack Snyder.

    Alamo Kids' Camp: The director of Watchman and 300 makes his first 3-D animated movie about a young owl caught between warring factions. Read a full review of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.

    10AM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

    Rated PG, 85 min. Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon.

    After adventures in the wilds of Madagascar and Africa, this third installment of the animated series begins where the second one ended: with the animals in northern Africa and newly overtaken by a desire to return home to the Central Park Zoo in New York. Since the penguins and monkeys have hijacked their plane and headed for Monte Carlo, the foursome – lion Alex (Stiller), zebra Marty (Rock), giraffe Melman (Schwimmer), and hippo Gloria (Pinkett Smith) – snorkel their way across the Mediterranean in pursuit. After wreaking havoc in the principality's casinos, the animals flee and find cover in the midst of a traveling circus. Although Madagascar 3 is low on originality and high on volume, it manages to remain amusing due to its talented voice cast and brief running time. Madagascar 3 may not rival the “greatest show on earth” but it’s good enough to pack ’em in anyway. Read a full review of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

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

  • Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins (1964)

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

    Alamo Kids' Camp: Free.

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

  • BULLOCK MUSEUM

    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • D-Day: Normandy 1944

    D-Day: Normandy 1944 (2014)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Pascal Vuong. Narrated by Tom Brokaw.

    Tom Brokaw narrates this film about the largest Allied operation of World War II.

  • Texas: The Big Picture

    Texas: The Big Picture (2003)

    Not rated, 39 min. Directed by Scott Swofford. Narrated by Colby Donaldson.

    Texas is shown to be a land broad enough to produce everything from grapefruit to microchips.

  • Titans of the Ice Age

    Titans of the Ice Age (2013)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by David Clark. Narrated by Christopher Plummer.

    Computer-generated imagery brings to life this mysterious era of the Ice Age.

  • Under the Sea 3D (2009)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Howard Hall.

    The impact of global warming is examined in the waters of Southern Australia, New Guinea, and elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific region. For ticket prices, call 936-IMAX or 936-TSHM or see www.thestoryoftexas.com.