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This Week’s Special Screenings

Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with a digitally restored print of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece Vertigo (1958), 2pm September 29 and 2pm and 7pm October 2, at select Cinemark theaters. Details The Alamo Drafthouse’s month-long Universal Monsters series begins with a screening of a restored 3-D print of the classic The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), 2pm, … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Rush’

An atypical biopic wrapped in slick formula and sleek visuals, Ron Howard’s Rush is the director’s meatiest work since Frost/Nixon (2008). Both films were written by Peter Morgan and share an odd kinship, focusing on a unique pair of polar-opposite rivals who thrive when positioned as frenemies. Howard and Morgan make the very non-cinematic sport … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Metallica: Through the Never’

A slickly realized concert movie that cranks from the 3-D and IMAX formats the kind of immersive energy that most feature films can only dream of, Metallica: Through the Never is a suitably gonzo rock spectacle worthy of the band and the expectations of its legion of fans. Some 30 years into their career, Metallica … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of the classic James Bond flick Goldfinger (1964), 7pm, September 22, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse ushers in the new school year a screening of the  comedy Teen Wolf (1985), 7pm, September 23, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents Buster Keaton’s classic silent comedy College (1927) with a live piano score performed by Robert … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of David Cronenberg’s horror classic The Brood (1979), various showtimes, September 15, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse ushers in the new school year a screening of the Rodney Dangerfield comedy Back to School (1986), 7pm, September 16, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse’s Tough Guy Cinema aeries presents Arnold Scharzenegger in Kindergarten … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings:

The Alamo Drafthouse presents a screening of the controversial Japanese satire-thriller Battle Royale (2000), 7pm, September 10, at the theater. Details The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of David Cronenberg’s horror classic The Brood (1979), various showtimes, September 12-15, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse also presents Wes Anderson’s breakthrough comedy Rushmore (1998), 7pm, September 11, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Riddick’

Wisely smaller in scope yet appropriately over-the-top, writer-director David Twohy and actor Vin Diesel’s return to the character who helped put both of them on the map some 15 years ago, Riddick is sci-fi pulp cheese that will satisfy fans if little else. An escaped con with night vision eyes, Riddick became a surprise cult … Continue reading

The Final Frontier is a Harsh Mistress: A Look at Space-Disaster Movies

The stunning, vertigo-inducing trailer for Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity (opening in theaters next month) has been shaking up audiences for the past few weeks with hair-raising footage of Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts cast adrift during a disastrous spacewalk. The Final Frontier captures the human imagination like nothing else, but often we forget that … Continue reading

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