Helmed by Paul Feig, starring Melissa McCarthy and currently sporting a 95% on Rottentomatoes, the James Bond/action movie spoof Spy is the must-see of the week. In addition to that there are a number of cool things going on at the Nickelodeon, including the ridiculous/awesome 80’s Schwarzenegger flick Commando and the Elliott Smith biopic Heaven Adores You.
It’s the time of year when you can watch A Christmas Story 24 hours a day. Or maybe you lean more in the Christmas Vacation direction. Or maybe you want to get out of the house to see a good holiday flick? Fortunately you’ve got a number of opportunities to catch some classics on the big screen.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about local South Carolina band Shovels and Rope and how they’re a pretty big deal these days. This moie documents the making of their most recent album. Showing at the Nickelodeon on Friday at 11pm.
This week is, well, pretty weak. Only two new wide release movies are opening. The one bright spot being Ghostbusters(!). I wouldn’t be surprised if Guardians of the Galaxy beats out everything (just like last weekend), even though it’s been out for a month.
This is definitely the most exciting this happening at the movies this week. It’s a 30th Anniversary showing of Ghostbusters. They say it’s ‘restored and remastered’. I really hope they didn’t ‘enhance’ it George Lucas style but at any rate it’s super exciting to get to see this in a theater.
It might seem odd that our movie of the week is over 60 years old, but the Nickelodeon has created a cool event that you shouldn’t miss. And it’s free! Stanley Donen directed classic films like ‘Singing in The Rain’, ‘Charade’ and ‘Funny Face’. He’s known as “The King of Musicals”, and he’s also a native of right here in Columbia. (Did you know he also directed Lionel Richie’s ‘Dancing on the Celiing’ video?). To celebrate Mr. Donen being from Columbia the Nickelodeon has created ‘A Lotta Talent and A Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen’, a retrospective series with screenings of a number of his classic movies, along with a walking tour and a lecture.
The first event is a tour of the neighborhood he grew up in followed by a screening of ‘Singing In The Rain’ in Hollywood Park (directions). The tour start at 6 and the movie starts at 8 in the park.