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MONDAY JUNE 16
  • BBC Worldwide Celebrates David Tennant

    NCM Fathom: One ticket will get you two nights at the movies with David Tennant. Screening Monday will be the Doctor Who episodes "Rise of the Cybermen" and "The Age of Steel." Come back on Tuesday, for Wings 3-D, a documentary about flocks of birds soaring over landmarks around the world.

    7:30PM Barton Creek Square (AMC), 2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy, 888/262-4386

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail Quote-Along

    Action Pack

    10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • 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.

    9:15PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600

  • The Past Is a Grotesque Animal (2014)

    Not rated, 76 min. Directed by Jason Miller.

    Music Mondays: An intimate profile at Kevin Barnes, the frontman of and creative force behind Of Montreal.

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

  • Salesman

    Salesman (1968)

    Not rated, 91 min. Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin.

    Summer Film Classics: Documentary Double Feature: The Maysles brothers, illustrious pioneers of the fly-on-the-wall documentary style, present a timeless portrait of four hard-sell salesmen of ornate Bibles as they peddle their wares door-to-door to poor Catholics. (Double bill: The Times of Harvey Milk.)

    7:15PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Sixteen Candles (1984)

    Rated PG, 93 min. Directed by John Hughes. Starring Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, John Cusack, Gedde Watanabe, Justin Henry, Paul Dooley, Michael Schoeffling, Joan Cusack and Jami Gertz.

    In Sixteen Candles, John Hughes nails just about every aspect of the teenage experience. Plus, Ringwald is radiant as the eternal teen looking for love.

    7:30PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549

  • The Times of Harvey Milk

    The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

    Not rated, 87 min. Directed by Robert Epstein and Richard Schmiechen. Narrated by Harvey Fierstein.

    Summer Film Classics: Documentary Double Feature: Documentary about San Francisco's first gay supervisor, who was murdered along with Mayor George Moscone by Dan White. (Double bill: Salesman)

    9PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Up! (1976)

    Rated X, 80 min. Directed by Russ Meyer. Starring Raven de la Croix, Candy Samples, Foxy Lae and Edward Schaaf.

    Big Broads and Meek Men: The Films of Russ Meyer: Meyer's collaboration with Roger Ebert continues in this tale of a buxom hitchhiker who causes all sorts of trouble in a small town.

    7:25PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • SPACES

  • Point Break

    Point Break (1991)

    Rated R, 120 min. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty, John G. McGinley and James LeGros.

    CineMondays: How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Bigelow stages the film's action sequences with a brutal efficiency (they almost redeem the movie), but she can't keep the increasingly silly script in check. free

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

  • Tales From the Northern Underground

    Experimental Response Cinema and Church of the Friendly Ghost: This collection of experimental cinema offers a glimpse into the Toronto Underground film scene.

    8PM MASS Gallery, 507 Calles

  • KIDS

  • The Croods

    The Croods (2013)

    Rated PG, 98 min. Directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders.

    Stoopid title. Sweet movie. DreamWorks Animation’s spirited and eye-popping stealth charmer The Croods tracks the title’s family of “crude” cave dwellers, who struggle to stay alive after the elements have claimed their Neanderthal neighbors. Dad Grug (voiced by Cage) is a nervous nelly: “Stop looking for things!” he wails at his feisty, adventurous daughter, Eep (Stone). But soon, with the Earth fracturing around them in a continental-drift doomsday scenario, the clan is forced to leave the cave and follow Eep into the new world – a riot of color and gonzo imagining, reveling wholly in “what might have been” (e.g., flying turtles) and utterly untroubled by “what actually was.” And the fact that Eep, that rare invention in contemporary animation – a dizzyingly fierce female hero whose sex isn't her defining character trait – is afforded that breadth of motivation without it once being tethered to her “girlness”? That’s a win. Read a full review of The Croods.

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

  • The Croods

    The Croods (2013)

    Rated PG, 98 min. Directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders.

    Summer Movie Clubhouse: Stoopid title. Sweet movie. DreamWorks Animation’s spirited and eye-popping stealth charmer The Croods tracks the title’s family of “crude” cave dwellers, who struggle to stay alive after the elements have claimed their Neanderthal neighbors. Dad Grug (voiced by Cage) is a nervous nelly: “Stop looking for things!” he wails at his feisty, adventurous daughter, Eep (Stone). But soon, with the Earth fracturing around them in a continental-drift doomsday scenario, the clan is forced to leave the cave and follow Eep into the new world – a riot of color and gonzo imagining, reveling wholly in “what might have been” (e.g., flying turtles) and utterly untroubled by “what actually was.” And the fact that Eep, that rare invention in contemporary animation – a dizzyingly fierce female hero whose sex isn't her defining character trait – is afforded that breadth of motivation without it once being tethered to her “girlness”? That’s a win. Read a full review of The Croods.

    10AM Cinemark Movies 8 Round Rock, 2120 N. Mays, 512/388-2848

  • The Croods

    The Croods (2013)

    Rated PG, 98 min. Directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders.

    Summer Movie Clubhouse: Stoopid title. Sweet movie. DreamWorks Animation’s spirited and eye-popping stealth charmer The Croods tracks the title’s family of “crude” cave dwellers, who struggle to stay alive after the elements have claimed their Neanderthal neighbors. Dad Grug (voiced by Cage) is a nervous nelly: “Stop looking for things!” he wails at his feisty, adventurous daughter, Eep (Stone). But soon, with the Earth fracturing around them in a continental-drift doomsday scenario, the clan is forced to leave the cave and follow Eep into the new world – a riot of color and gonzo imagining, reveling wholly in “what might have been” (e.g., flying turtles) and utterly untroubled by “what actually was.” And the fact that Eep, that rare invention in contemporary animation – a dizzyingly fierce female hero whose sex isn't her defining character trait – is afforded that breadth of motivation without it once being tethered to her “girlness”? That’s a win. Read a full review of The Croods.

    10AM Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., 800/326-3264

  • The Croods

    The Croods (2013)

    Rated PG, 98 min. Directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders.

    Summer Movie Clubhouse: Stoopid title. Sweet movie. DreamWorks Animation’s spirited and eye-popping stealth charmer The Croods tracks the title’s family of “crude” cave dwellers, who struggle to stay alive after the elements have claimed their Neanderthal neighbors. Dad Grug (voiced by Cage) is a nervous nelly: “Stop looking for things!” he wails at his feisty, adventurous daughter, Eep (Stone). But soon, with the Earth fracturing around them in a continental-drift doomsday scenario, the clan is forced to leave the cave and follow Eep into the new world – a riot of color and gonzo imagining, reveling wholly in “what might have been” (e.g., flying turtles) and utterly untroubled by “what actually was.” And the fact that Eep, that rare invention in contemporary animation – a dizzyingly fierce female hero whose sex isn't her defining character trait – is afforded that breadth of motivation without it once being tethered to her “girlness”? That’s a win. Read a full review of The Croods.

    10AM Tinseltown South, 5501 S. I-35, 512/326-4408

  • Epic

    Epic (2013)

    Rated PG, 102 min. Directed by Chris Wedge.

    An imaginative 3-D animated fantasy begins with Mary Katherine (Seyfried), a young teenager, arriving to visit her eccentric, almost-mad scientist father (Sudeikis). Claiming there are elaborate, hidden kingdoms in the woods surrounding his house, he comes across as a bit daft. But, when MK (as she calls herself) is shrunk down to the size of the forest creatures, she discovers her father is not mad after all: There is a magnificent world deep in the woods … and an ongoing war between good and evil, too, with two contrasting societies arrayed against each other in a near-medieval setting. The plot is both obvious and innovative. A dozen small touches – including great voice work, stunning visuals, a wide variety of interesting characters, and a witty, full script – make this film entertaining for all ages. Fast-moving, involving, and entertaining, Epic sweeps you deep into its current and carries you swiftly along. Read a full review of Epic.

    10AM Cinemark Movies 8 Round Rock, 2120 N. Mays, 512/388-2848

  • 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: Maybe prior familiarity with Kathryn Lasky’s young adult book series would help overall comprehension. Starting with the impossible-to-remember title, this film is better off dubbed “that owl movie.” Snyder, the director of action films with such streamlined titles as Watchmen and 300, assembles top British and Australian actors for the vocal talent, but Legend of the Guardians seems to be more about talons than talent. The story takes place in a predatory world in which two young owlets are carried off by the bigger Pure Ones to do their bidding. The Pure Ones have some kind of plan for avian world domination, while the owls of Ga’Hoole fight back against evil. Lives are snuffed out and sacrificed with regularity, and the film maintains an extremely dark tone throughout. Adults thinking about taking their little ones to this PG-rated film should consider whether the kiddies are ready to witness the harsh and vulturous world of Legend of the Guardians. Read a full review of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.

    9:45AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins (1964)

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

    Alamo Kids' Camp: Talk about your supernannies. … Ms. Poppins is the mother of them all.

    10:05AM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Space Jam (1996)

    Rated PG, 87 min. Directed by Joe Pytka. Starring Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Bill Murray and Danny Devito.

    Dexterously mixing live action and animation, Space Jam tosses NBA champ Michael Jordan onto the 2-D court with the entire Looney Tunes gang and the opposing Monstar team of cartoon characters from another planet. Space Jam also represents the debut film from Warner Bros.' new Feature Animation division. In this initial attempt to topple Disney's dominance of theatrical animation, Warner's has revived the entire Looney Tunes mob -- they're all here, everyone from Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig to Yosemite Sam, Elmer Fudd, and Tweety and Sylvester. Also, Warner's has also wisely released Space Jam two weeks ahead of Disney's expected chartbuster: the live-action version of 101 Dalmatians. It's actually quite a pleasure to see all the Looney Tunes characters back in action again, and the concept of teaming them together as a basketball franchise almost makes their ganged-up presence believable -- or as believable as a cartoon is ever going to be. And this is the heart of what makes Space Jam work: Wrapped around its meretricious little core is a solid cartoon story with engaging characters and problems. Read a full review of Space Jam.

    9:55AM 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.