Film: Special Screenings
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  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

    Rated R, 127 min. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Gordon Liu, Michael Parks, Bo Svenson, Jeannie Epper and Perla Honey-Jardine.

    Revenge is a dish best served bold – and deliciously, by Quentin and Uma. Read a full review of Kill Bill: Vol. 2.

    8:45PM Blue Starlite Drive-In, 12419 Lowden Lane, 512/850-6127

  • Talk to Her

    Talk to Her (2002)

    Rated R, 112 min. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Starring Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Rosario Flores, Geraldine Chaplin and Mariola Fuentes.

    Almodóvar Film Festival: Two men in love with comatose women, as only the Spanish film master can concoct. Read a full review of Talk to Her.

    6:30PM St. John Library, 7500 Blessing, 512/974-7570

  • Zathura

    Zathura (2005)

    Rated PG, 113 min. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Jonah Bobo, Josh Hutcherson, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins, Frank Oz, John Alexander and Derek Mears.

    Kids Camp: With his follow-up to Elf, actor-turned-director Jon Favreau sticks with family-friendly filmmaking, this time taking on the film version of Chris van Allsburg’s bestselling children’s book Zathura. This film succeeds in a way that neither of the previous van Allsburg film adaptations (Jumanji, The Polar Express) managed: It’s infused with a greater sense of fun and realism. Favreau keeps the picture throttling forward with a carefree charm: a space adventure that goes forth with a Buck Rogers attitude as silly gizmos, robots, and monsters turn from mildly goofy to dangerous and threatening in the blink of an eye. The tone of the fantasy and the effects are just right: enough to surprise and startle everyone and even spook the littlest ones, but so gleefully defiant of the laws of physics and aeronautics that it’s clear the film’s only objective is to have a good time. Read a full review of Zathura.

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

  • 9:45AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Moana

    Moana (2016)

    Rated PG, 113 min. Directed by Ron Clements, Don Hall, Chris Williams and John Musker.

    Kids Summer Film Series: Disney’s animators have outdone themselves this time out. Moana is a wonderfully animated – in every sense of the word – tale of youthful female empowerment that dazzles the eye with an oceanic kaleidoscope of bioluminescent color, catchy songs, and a perfectly suited vocal cast. The Disney “princess template” is in full effect, but it suits the narrative and this time there’s no real love story to get in the way of Moana’s headlong quest. That involves leaving her beloved island and setting sail in search of the demigod Maui (Johnson), who has stolen a magical stone from the gods. Together, they must work to return the stolen stone back to its rightful place. It’s rough sailing out in the real world these days, but Moana’s moral message – never give up and you’ll discover anything is possible if you cooperate rather than compete – feels exactly right for both kids and their parents right about now. Read a full review of Moana.

    2PM Old Quarry Branch Library, 7051 Village Center Dr., 512/345-4435


1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Tiny Giants 3-D (2014)

    Not rated, 44 min. Directed by Mark Brownlow.

  • Wild Africa 3-D (2017)

    Not rated, 42 min. Directed by Patrick Morris and Neil Nightingale. Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter.

    Can't afford that African safari? Here's the next best thing.

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