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Category: Horror

Tomorrowland, Far From the Madding Crowd, and more open this week in Columbia

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.



Movies opening in Columbia: Halloween Edition

If you’re looking for something Halloween-y for your movie outing this week, you’re in luck. If you want to laugh or get genuinely creeped out you’ll have plenty of choices.

Scary and Weird Movies for Halloween

Rifftrax Live: Anaconda

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.


Saw 10th Anniversary

This is the one that started it all. I guess you should probably know what you’re getting into with this, but I hear this first Saw is ‘tame’ compared to later ones.


The Dance of Reality

This looks weird with a capital W. But it also looks beautiful. Showing Friday at 11:00 at the Nickelodeon.



Duh. I guess it makes sense that someone would show this horror classic for John Carpenter. Showing on Friday at 11:30 at Carmike 14.


Not Halloween but they should be movies


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.


Before I Go To Sleep

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.


Movies opening this week in Columbia: Dear White People, St. Vincent, Ouija, John Wick & more

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.

Dear White People

This looks like a very funny and thought-provoking satire. Having only seen the trailer, it reminds me of a much smarter and deeper PCU, a movie I happen to like without reservations.


John Wick

So Keanu is back and hopefully he’s not sad anymore. I’m not sure what to think about this, but it’s currently sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.


St. Vincent

I’m not sure how ‘good’ this movie is going to be, but with Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray you’re guaranteed at least a few good laughs.



I was never sure how something with the words ‘Parker Brothers’ on it was supposed to be connection to dead people, but they made a movie about it anyway. And just in time for Halloween.


My Old Lady

A light and sweet dramedy set in France with Kevin Kline. Starting Friday at the Nickelodeon.


Found Footage Fest

This should be a hoot. Saturday at 11. One night only at the Nick. Check out our write-up on the blog.


Pompeii from the British Museum

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.”

Movies Opening in Columbia: Skeleton Twins, Dracula Untold, Kill the Messenger & more

This is quite a busy week for movies. There should be plenty of choices regardless of what kind of movie you’re in the mood for.

The Skeleton Twins »

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.


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day »

Despite possible having the longest title ever, it looks like a sweet piece of family entertainment. Steve Carell is always good for a few laughs, even if the movie is a stinker.


And here are the rest of the movies opening at the main theaters. There are a few other special movie events and one-offs that I’ll be writing about in a follow-up post.

Dracula Untold »


Kill The Messenger »


The Judge »


Meet The Mormons »



Movies in Columbia Theaters this week: 30th Anniversary Ghostbusters, As Above/So Below & The November Man

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.

Opening Wednesday

The November Man

Pierce Brosnan in a Bond/Bourne type movie.

Showing Friday Only

30th Anniversary Ghostbusters

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.

Opening Friday

As Above, So Below

Horror. Young attractive types exploring catacombs in Paris. Probably won’t go so well for them.

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