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FRIDAY MAY 26
  • Teenage Gang Debs (1966)

    Not rated, 75 min. Directed by Sande N. Johnsen. Starring Diane Conti, Linda Gale and Eileen Dietz.

    Helped along by an AGFA print, what exactly do you need to know that isn't described by the title?

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

  • Ultimate Nineties Dance Party

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

  • Divorce Italian Style

    Divorce Italian Style (1961)

    Not rated, 105 min. Directed by Pietro Germi. Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli and Leopoldo Trieste.

    AFS Essential Cinema: Italian Style: A married man concocts a crime of passion in order to do away with his wife instead of divorcing her, which is illegal. Complications ensue.

    7:30PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/322-0145

  • 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.

    11AM, 2:25PM 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.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

SPACES
  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction (1994)

    Rated R, 154 min. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Ving Rhames, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria De Medeiros, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Walken and Bruce Willis.

    Tarantino's second feature film lights up the screen with the same blazing torch that it carries for the idea of the movies. Though the story is soaked in the stench of criminal echelons, Pulp Fiction is also marked by its humor, its color, its dialogue, narrative strategies, and its characters. With this project, Tarantino presents himself as one of the smartest storytellers around. Read a full review of Pulp Fiction.

    8:30PM Blue Starlite Drive-In, 12419 Lowden Lane, 512/850-6127

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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