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SATURDAY MAY 27
  • A Hero Never Dies

    A Hero Never Dies (1998)

    Not rated, 86 min. Directed by Johnnie To. Starring Leon Lai, Lau Ching-wan and Fiona Leung.

    Two rival triad members of Hong Kong's gangs fight and bond in this tough action drama that mediates violence with strong compositions and character development. Director Johnnie To was at the top of his game when this was made.

    10:15PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/322-0145

  • Let Me Make You a Martyr (2016)

    Not rated, 102 min. Directed by Corey Asraf and John Swab. Starring Marilyn Manson, Mark Boone Junior and Sam Quartin.

    Filmmaker John Swab will be attendance for a Q&A after his brother vs. brother vs. father vs. hitman film screens.

    9:15PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

    Rated R, 95 min. Directed by Jim Sharman. Starring Richard O'Brien, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry.

    Austin fans have been dressing up and doing the "Time Warp" thing live for more than three decades. For more info, see www.austinrocky.org.

    11:59PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • The Last Picture Show

    The Last Picture Show (1971)

    Rated R, 118 min. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Starring Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn, Cybill Shepherd, Eileen Brennan, Clu Gulager, Sam Bottoms, Randy Quaid and John Hillerman.

    AFS: Texas Christening: Larry McMurtry's novel is the source for this indelible slice of small-town Texas life, now a director's cut. Introduction by indie Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater.

    4PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/322-0145

  • Rio Bravo

    Rio Bravo (1959)

    Not rated, 141 min. Directed by Howard Hawks. Starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan and Angie Dickinson.

    AFS: Texas Christening: Hawks' Western is so good that the director remade it twice more and other filmmakers continually reference it.

    7PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/322-0145

  • Boomerang (1992)

    Rated R, 118 min. Directed by Reginald Hudlin. Starring Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens, Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones, Geoffrey Holder and Eartha Kitt.

    Capital City Black Film Festival Presents: All proceeds go to the Black Film Collective. Flavored popcorn available. Read a full review of Boomerang.

    11AM Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, 1911 Aldrich #120, 512/572-1425

  • Totally Eighties Sing-Along

    Dance Party

    10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast (2017)

    Rated PG, 129 min. Directed by Bill Condon. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald and Ian McKellen.

    Feast: Be the Alamo's guest as you dine on a four-course meal while enjoying the latest adaption of this beloved fairy tale. Read a full review of Beauty and the Beast.

    12:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Ghost (1990)

    Rated PG-13, 128 min. Directed by Jerry Zucker. Starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg and Tony Goldwyn.

    Master Pancake: Whoopi won an Oscar, Demi made ceramics sexy, and Swayze said, "Ditto." The movie mockers shouldn't have much problem making you laugh at the proceedings.

    6PM, 9PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Stalker

    Stalker (1979)

    Not rated, 155 min. Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Starring Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn and Nikolay Grinko.

    New Restoration: Tarkovsky opts for imagist allegory in this science-fiction journey into the heart of darkness.

    2PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

SPACES
BULLOCK MUSEUM IMAX

1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

    Rated PG-13, 129 min. Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. Starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Graham, Martin Klebba and David Wenham.

    Beware the summer season tentpole franchise that purloins its opening action sequence from a one-off gag in Carl Reiner’s The Jerk and then drags it on for a full 15 minutes. So it goes with this fifth and – if the cinema seas be sane – final entry into Disney’s Pirates series, which has grown as long in the tooth as those titular dead men who don’t so much tell a tale as they do gurgle on, overflowing with expeditionary asides and much watery dialogue. Beachcombing in a hurricane is surely a more entertaining way to get your booty on compared to Captain Jack Sparrow’s (Johnny Depp) latest voyage.

    Gore Verbinski’s 2003 original, The Curse of the Black Pearl, was a lusty, swashbuckling, and altogether wonderful goof, with Depp melding bits of everyone from Keith Richards to pal Hunter S. Thompson into his gonzo interpretation of the ocean’s most disreputable (and inebriated) skull-and-boner. The joke has worn thin in the intervening 14 years, and this incomprehensible odyssey to find Poseidon’s mythical trident and break “all the curses of the sea” is little more than a hodgepodge of poorly penned quippery attached to a pair of hoary Star Wars-y subplots involving pirates and their long-separated offspring. Even Bardem, as the captain of a Spanish warship who was lured to his undead doom by that rascally Sparrow back when Mr. Depp was stuck on 21 Jump Street – and thanks to digital de-aging, we get to see the budding pirate Jack at that age; disconcerting to say the least – can’t salvage this Hesperian wreck. Methinks there were a few necessary paydays involved for the cast to board this floating bilge-pile, although Rush, as Sparrow’s nemesis Captain Barbossa, certainly does seem to be enjoying himself. That can’t be said for the rest; even Depp appears to sleepwalk, or rather drunk-stagger, through the entire film. Better to scupper this armada of waterlogged mediocrity as soon as possible. This ship has sailed, sank, and not to put too fine a bowsprit on it, sucks.

    Read a full review of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

  • 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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