The movie I’m really looking forward to this week is Tommorowland. Tomorrowland is directed by Brad Bird, co-written by Damon Lindelof (of LOST), and stars George Clooney. I just don’t see how it can fail. And if you go see it on Friday at a Regal Cinema with your Regal Crown Club card, you have a chance to get a Tomorrowland pin.
For Halloween, the Rifftrax guys will be riffing on the classic Ice Cube/Jon Voight joint. If you’ve never been to a Rifftrax, I highly recommend it.
Stephen King’s IT
This is a fun one being shown by the Point of View Film Series. If you’ve got Coulrophobia, you might want to stay away from this one. This movie may have been scary by 1990 made-for-TV standards, but it will be interesting to see how it holds up. Showing at 6:30on Thursday at Tapp’s Art Center. This is a 3 1/2 hour movie, so be prepared. Get more info here.
Ok, so this should probably be lumped in with the above Halloween movies, because it’s definitely not for the squeamish. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a guy who works his way into providing the most gruesome crime video for local news, blurring lots of ethical lines along the way. This movie also has nothing to do with the X-Men.
This has a sort of a Memento crossed with a standard thriller vibe. If you like your creeps of the human variety this should be good.
One Regular Ol’ Non-scary movie
Listen Up Philip
Jason Schwartzman stars as an egotistical writer along with Elizabeth Moss (Peggy from Mad Men!). Starting Friday at the Nickelodeon. Perhaps it’s scary that Schwartzman can play this type of role so well.
This is a good week for movies. A thought-provoking satire, a movie with Bill Murray AND Melissa McCarthy, and Keanu Reeves is back in a movie that is getting great reviews. Plus the Found Footage Fest brings VHS goodies and comedy to the Nick.
Can’t get to England anytime soon to see this exhibit? This film “explores the homes and lives of the inhabitants of the thriving industrial hub of Pompeii and the small seaside town of Herculaneum nearly 2,000 year ago when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD.”
This is the one I’m most excited for this week. It’s a story about twins who reunite to make amends after a traumatic experience. That might not sounds so exciting, but Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig make it look super charming. It opens Friday at the Nickelodeon.
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.