Dinosaurs of more than one sort are featured in this week’s new movies. We’ve got the re-animated type in Jurassic World and the musical type in the Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy. And since it’s the summer there are a couple movie series happening. The Nickelodeon just kicked off their Southern Gothic Series and Regal Cinemas has their family-oriented Summer Movie Express.
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.
With essentially everyone these days carrying around a device that can record, edit, and upload video the amount being created is staggering. According to YouTube, a ‘100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute!’. But only a few years ago, before iPhones and YouTube, the amount of video being created was surely large, but there was often no way for it to get seen by the world at large.
That’s what makes the Found Footage Fest, coming to the Nickelodeon this Saturday, so compelling. It’s a ‘one-of-a-kind event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country’. The event is a touring show co-hosted by Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher. They take the audience on a comedic journey through some truly weird, wacky and perhaps unintentionally funny videos. If you’ve seen this show before, you can also rest assured that they’re bringing new and ‘fresh’ videos this time around.
Tired of seeing movies at boring theaters with their expensive popcorn and ‘small‘ drinks? Check these out and save a few bucks and experience a movie in a new and different environment.
Wednesday, September 10
Bad Art/Bad Movie Night: Spice World
Experience this ‘classic’ at Richland Library at 7pm. The screening is free and they say they’ll have biscuits and tea for a full-on British experience. More Info »
Friday, September 12
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Catch the second installment of Marvel’s Captain America under the stars at Sesquicentennial State Park. It’s free and starts at 8pm. More Info »
“Down River is the emotionally stirring story of three young women teetering on the edge between creative breakthroughs and personal breakdowns, and their connection with the older woman they rely on for guidance, support and inspiration.” This independent movie has won a number of awards and will be screening at the IToLogy theater at 7. Also in attendance for a Q&A are the writer/director Ben Ratner and one of the lead actors Jennifer Spence. Tickets are $20 and available on their eventbrite page.